Basketball

Basketball

Trying to win is natural but it is not the primary focus at the YMCA. When you choose to participate in YMCA youth sports know that every player gets to play in every game and the games are exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, plus family and community involvement with youth.

Our Basketball program is a terrific way to build skills in sportsmanship, teamwork, and individual growth. Instructional Basketball is fantastic for introducing youth to the game as it emphasizes skill-building in agility, passing/catching, ball handling, and learning the game as a whole).

Teams are composed of 6 to 12 players and will have instructional practices led by a volunteer coach each week. Volunteer coaches are caring adults from the community, and often even have their own child in the sport. All coaches go through a background check as well as a coaches training that emphasizes the importance of skill-building and teaching the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

We hope to see you on the court!

SCHOLARSHIPS – If you are needing a scholarship to help with the cost of the program, we have a few options that you can consider. All scholarship amounts will be applied to future weeks of programming, no scholarships will be backdated. If you are registering on or after the payment due date, you will be charged and required to pay for the full cost of the program.

  • Oregon Community Foundation Scholarship – All families that fill out the Oregon Community Foundation Scholarship Application and return it to the YMCA billing office at [email protected], may receive a scholarship of up to 25%, once approved.
  • Current Jackson Care Connect Families – All JCC families can submit their proof of insurance card to the YMCA billing office at [email protected], if currently enrolled in a JCC Health Plan you can receive a scholarship of 35%.
  • Food Stamps (SNAP) or Free Lunch Award Letter – If your child receives food stamps or free lunch and you submit an award letter to the YMCA billing office at [email protected], you will receive a scholarship of 55%. To get your SNAP award letter visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits. To get your Free Lunch letter please visit: https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp.
  • Housing Authority of Jackson County (HAJC) Complex Resident – If you currently live in a participating HAJC Complex you can get an award letter and submit it to the YMCA billing office at [email protected], you will receive a scholarship of 75%. To get your award letter contact Sandra at HAJC at [email protected].
  • Additional Support Scholarship – amounts will vary by family. If the above scholarship programs do not provide enough assistance for your family please complete a Youth Programs Scholarship Application and return it to the YMCA billing office at [email protected]. You will be required to apply for Food Stamps and then an award or denial letter is needed plus you must provide proof of income before an award is made.

1st & 2nd Grade

Rogue Valley
1/14/23 - 3/4/23
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Our beginning basketball program for 1st & 2nd grade youth is a Saturday ONLY commitment of a 1-hour practice followed immediately by the game. We focus on the flow of the game rather than the enforcement every rule we ignore most violations in the back court as these players don’t gain any advantage (no half court shots here 😉 ).

Where: Medford & Eagle Point area elementary schools

Supplies Needed: Reverseable Jersey – available at Cascade Athletic (2930 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR 97504), we encourage families to reuse jerseys from other Y sport seasons

Caring Adults Needed!

  • These programs are dependent on volunteers/staff
  • Paid referee positions are available
  • Get involved and your child plays for free
  • Free YMCA membership for paid referee positions
  • Weekly commitment is between 1-8 hours

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/14/23 - 03/04/23
1st & 2nd Grade
Registration
Closed

3rd & 4th Grade

Rogue Valley
1/9/23 - 3/4/23
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Practices/Games:

  • Two 1-hour practices during the weekdays
  • One 1-hour Game on Saturdays
    • Games begin the second Saturday of the season

Where: Medford & Eagle Point area elementary schools

Supplies Needed: Reverseable Jersey – available at Cascade Athletic (2930 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR 97504), we encourage families to reuse jerseys from other Y sport seasons

Caring Adults Needed!

  • These programs are dependent on volunteers/staff
  • Paid referee positions are available
  • Get involved and your child plays for free
  • Free YMCA membership for referee positions
  • Weekly commitment is between 1-8 hours

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/04/23
3rd & 4th Grade
Registration
Closed

5th & 6th Grade

Rogue Valley
1/9/23 - 3/4/23
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At this level we start to focus on the fundementals that will be needed to be successful as a middle school player. We introduce zone defenses and allow full court press during the second half of the game. Most violations and foals will result in loss of possession to help prepare players for the next level of play.

Practices/Games:

  • Two 1-hour weekly practices hosted around the volunteer coach’s schedule
  • Games on Saturdays

Where: Medford & Eagle Point area elementary schools

Supplies Needed: Reverseable Jersey – available at Cascade Athletic (2930 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR 97504), we encourage families to reuse jerseys from other Y sport seasons

Caring Adults Needed!

  • These programs are dependent on volunteers/staff
  • Paid referee positions are available
  • Get involved and your child plays for free
  • Free YMCA membership for referee positions
  • Weekly commitment is between 1-8 hours

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/04/23
5th & 6th Grade
Registration
Closed

Kindergarten

Rogue Valley
1/21/23 - 3/4/23
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Our kindergarten program is a warm introduction to the game, this level does not have games but rather a weekly clinic style practice on Saturdays hosted by a volunteer coach. Coaches may host scrimmages during the practice depending on the skill level of the team. This no pressure introduction is sure to have your child excited to come back and play again.

Where: YMCA Main Facility and Little Butte Gym in Eagle Point

Supplies Needed: Reverseable Jersey (encouraged but not required)- available at Cascade Athletic (2930 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR 97504), we encourage families to reuse jerseys from other Y sport seasons

Caring Adults Needed!

  • These programs are dependent on volunteers/staff
  • Paid referee positions are available
  • Get involved and your child plays for free
  • Free YMCA membership for referee positions
  • Weekly commitment is between 1-8 hours

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
Winter 2023 11/1/22 12/29/22 Online / Front Desk $ 65.00$ 65.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/21/23 - 03/04/23
Kindergarten
Registration
Closed