Masks Required

Following City Ordinance, we will be requiring that all individuals wear masks upon entry and exit. You will not be asked to wear a mask while working out.

Facility Update: Jan. 25th

The Kearney Y will be closed on Monday Jan. 25, 2021.

Jr. Loper Basketball

Jr. Loper Basketball

YMCA Jr. Loper Basketball focuses on teaching fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork through practices and games. We
emphasize a “kid’s first” motto, which means the best interest of the children is put ahead of wins and losses. Players will receive
equal practice time and play at least 1/2 of every game. As part of a team, everyone contributes to the team’s success. At the Y,
we believe that kids who enjoy playing sports build a lifetime love for the game, while developing healthy habits and positive lifelong
core values (caring, honesty, respect and responsibility).

About the Program

Teams will be formed by Y staff based on grade and school attended.

6-7th grade division will have a skills assessment to help determine team placement

YMCA Jr. Loper Basketball is proud to join and be a part of the Jr. NBA & USA BASKETBALL, the official youth basketball participation program of the NBA! We will implement recommended youth guidelines when possible.

Roster Size Max:

K-1st: 6-8 players/team
2nd grade and above: 7-10 players/team


$10 Late Fee is applied closer to the registration deadline.

Included with Registration:

  • YMCA Jr. Loper Basketball Jersey
  • VIP Pass to UNK Athletic Games
  • Jr. Loper Basketball Clinic led by UNK Coaches and players.


  • K-1st Grade:(4v4)
  • 2-3rd Grade Boys/Girls:(5v5)
  • 4-5th Grade Boys/Girls:(5v5)
  • 6-7th Grade Boys/Girls:(5v5)

Season Schedules

  • Practice schedules are scheduled by the coach of the teams at the coaches meeting.
  • Team & Coach name, rosters, and schedules will be posted on our Playerspace App. 
  • Login is email used for registration

Micro basketball: Pre Kindergarten-1st Grade (4v4)

  • Introduction to Team Basketball
  • 6 games per season
  • Game Day: Saturday mornings : 30 minute practice followed by 30 minute game. No weekly practices
  • Modified rules, smaller courts, 8ft rims, defensive wristbands, junior size ball, equal playing time

Jr. Loper Basketball 2nd-7th Grade

  • 2-3rd Grade: 6 games per season. 1 practice per week
  • 4-7th Grade: 6 games followed by tournament on Feb 26-27.
  • Awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams
  • 1 practice per week scheduled by coach beginning week of Jan 10
  • Game Day: Games will be played on Saturdays with possibility of Sunday afternoons
  • Equal playing time, modified rules and court size


  • Coaches, please have players tuck in their jerseys.
  • Each team will have access to practice balls and games balls.
  • No jewelry, watches, earrings or metal hair clips.
  • Players must wear non-marking tennis shoes.
  • Defensive wristbands: K-3rd Grade (4-5th Grade—only first 2 weeks)

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 throughout the fall. As guidelines change, we will adapt and inform yuo as much as we can. While sports may look a little different this year, please know we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate these uncertain times.