THUNDER BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Children ages 3 - 12
Jerseys: $25 or $40 for jersey and shorts set.
All players will be required to have the new official YMCA Thunder Basketball League jersey. The jersey is available for purchase at the Member Information Center.
The Cleveland County Family YMCA gym
August 11 - October 20
November 2 at 6:00PM at the Cleveland County Family YMCA
Week of November 13
NO GAMES December 23
If you haven't heard from a coach by November 16th, please contact Shane Richardson. Rosters will be built randomly. We will not be guaranteeing practice days or times - this will be determined by the coach. Games will be played on Fridays and Saturdays.
$50/Norman Y Members
Our Developmental League for youth basketball will have an emphasis on the development and understanding of the game of basketball. Youth basketball officials will be more lenient and assist in helping the child learn the rules as they play basketball games. The winter season consists of 8 games. The Developmental League is open for children ages 3-12. For ages 5 & up, our youth basketball league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration.
$90/Norman Y Members
The Spirit League has been developed to provide a place for players and teams with advanced skills a place to play at the YMCA against competition of the same development. This league will be closely officiated by certified referees. We will continue to hold everyone who participates to the highest character standards as outlined in the Players Pledge, Coaches Creed, and Parents Code of Conduct. The winter season consists of 8 games. Both seasons include an end-of-season tournament. The Spirit League is open for children ages 8-12. This league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration.
Frequently Asked Questions
I SIGNED MY CHILD UP, NOW WHAT?
You should receive an email/text with the following information:
Practice night, time and location
I DID NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH INFORMATION BY NOV. 13, NOW WHAT?
If you have not received any information, please email or call Shane Richardson, Director of Athletics, at email@example.com or (405)364-9622 ext. 137 with your child's name and age. Do not call the YMCA main line as they will not have the information.
WHEN DO PRACTICES START?
Practices start the week of November 13th and are one day per week for 45-60 minutes long. You can get your practice information from your team coach.
WHEN WILL WE PLAY GAMES?
Games will start Saturday, December 2nd. Your team's game schedule will be given to you by your team coach.
WHERE DO I GET MY JERSEY?
All players will be required to have the new official YMCA Thunder Basketball League jersey. The jersey is available for purchase at the Member Information Center. You do not need to wear the jersey to practices but it will be required for games so please have yours before December 2nd.
Because we focus on development, we rely on parents to volunteer to Coach. Each team needs a volunteer parent or guardian to step up and coach the players. If you enjoy being a leader and teaching children the fundamentals of good sportsmanship, then you would make a perfect Volunteer Coach!
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Coach for a youth sports team, you will need to fill out our volunteer paperwork and background check form. You can download a fillable PDF version of the paperwork below. When you are finished, email it to our Director of Athletics, Shane Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org