From James Naismith's invention of basketball at the Y in 1891 to today, the Y has a rich tradition in sports played around the globe. We nurture the potential of youth through sports programming by strengthening character, engaging families and building lasting relationships. We are pleased to partner with the Oklahoma City Thunder to further our mission within our youth basketball league, now called the YMCA Thunder Basketball League.
Winter Thunder Basketball League
Parents Orientation video available on www.quickscores.com/ymcaokc
Boys and girls, ages 3 to 10
Early Registration is August 14, 2018, to 11:59 p.m. on October 21, 2018
Final Registration begins October 22, 2018 (If space is available. Includes an additional fee.)
Register at the Cleveland County Family YMCA or online.
$50 for CCFYMCA Members during Early Registration and $70 during Final Registration.
$70 for All Others during Early Registration and $90 during Final Registration.
All players will be required to have the official YMCA Thunder Basketball League jersey. The jersey will be available at the front desk after November 28 for $20.
The Developmental League is the standard YMCA League. It will have an emphasis on the development and understanding of the game of basketball. Officials will be more lenient and assist in helping the child learn. The season consists of eight games. The Developmental League is open to children ages 4-10. Practices will take place here at the Cleveland County Family YMCA. Practices will be one night during the week. Games will be played on Saturday.
Age Cut Off
YMCA sports leagues are divided by the age of the participants. A valid birth certificate may be required for tournament play. The age cut off is how old the child was on August 31, 2018. (i.e. if they are 10 on 8/31/2018, then they can play. If they are older than that they can’t. )
The YMCA uses volunteer coaches to provide leadership to the community through structured athletic activities. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Justin Noel for more information.
Thursday, November 6 @ 6:30 PM @ CCFYMCA: Winter League Coaches Meeting 2018
November 26: Practice Begins (one practice per week based on the day you signed up for)
November 30: Game Schedules will be released by 10 p.m. www.quickscores.com/normany
December 8: Games Begin (Games played on Saturday)
February 9: Season Ends
Y Night with the Oklahoma City Thunder
The CCFYMCA loves for youth to experience basketball at its highest level. We are excited to offer two Y nights to see the Oklahoma City Thunder play during the regular season. Participants can buy group tickets and have the opportunity to play on the Oklahoma City Thunder’s home court, high five players and experience other game day activities.
Information on how to purchase tickets will be available on QuickScores beginning November 8.
January 22 – Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trailblazers
February 22 – Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT COACHING OR JOINING, PLEASE CONTACT OUR HEALTHY LIVING DIRECTOR.
Healthy Living Director
(405)364-9622 EXT. 166
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