Youth Basketball

Boys & Girls tiny Tots Basketball Clinic (for ages 5-8)

This is a 4- week clinic on Saturdays that will introduce players to the fundamentals of basketball from volunteer clinicians. These clinicians will teach skills like proper techniques of dribbling, passing and shooting. More emphasis will be put on doing drills to improve ball handling ability than on playing games. The idea is to make it fun for these young players while they learn some basic basketball fundamental skills.

Clinic will take place Saturday mornings in January, in the Rapid City Gymnasium at the YMCA. 

Youth Boys and Girls 1st Grade Basketball League

This YMCA basketball program requires that each player get the opportunity to play equal amounts of each game and every position to better learn the fundamentals of basketball.

It is a league, with drills taught by a clinician. Games are operated with the help of parents to keep score and help with the players during games. 

Teams are put together by, school designation and prior participation. Games will be played at the YMCA on Friday evenings. The group will have organized meeting time and drills 20 minutes before each game. May be co-rec depending on amount of registrations. No score is kept and quarters are 5 minutes.  

Youth Boys and Girls 2nd through 5th Grade Basketball Leagues

This YMCA basketball program requires that each player get the opportunity to play equal amounts of each game and every position to better learn the fundamentals of basketball.

It is a league, coached by parent volunteers, for players in 2nd through 5th grades to compete against teams in the same age group.

Teams are put together by, school designation and prior participation. Games will be played at the YMCA on Saturday mornings. Teams will practice one night a week at various elementary school gyms and the YMCA of Rapid City for 1 hour.