We are pleased to partner with the Oklahoma City Thunder to further our mission.

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.

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Ages & Cut Off

Boys and girls, ages 3 to 10

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. )

Registration Dates

Early Registration is August 13 to 11:59 p.m. on October 20

Final Registration begins October 21 (If space is available. Includes an additional fee.)

League Cost

Norman Y Members:

Early Registration: $50

Final Registration: $70

All Others:

Early Registration: $70

Final Registration: $90

Jersey Cost

$20 for the official YMCA Thunder Basketball League jersey (requirement)

Coaches Needed

The YMCA uses volunteer coaches to provide leadership to the community through structured athletic activities.

Important Dates

Meetings will take place at the CLEVELAND COUNTY FAMILY YMCA.

  • Thursday, November 5 @ 6:30 PM: Coaches Meeting

  • November 11: Practice Begins

  • November 15: Game Schedules will be released by 10 PM

  • November 23: Games Begin (Games played on Saturday)

  • February 1: Season Ends

Y night with the Thunder! 

The YMCA 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 linked here as soon as it’s made available.


If you have not heard from a coach by November 8 or you have any questions about the 2019-2020 Youth Thunder Basketball League, please contact:

Justin Noel - Healthy Living Director

(405)364-9622 EXT. 166 or

Basketball Clinics

Give your athlete the opportunity to learn from the best. There are currently no upcoming clinics. Please check back for your next opportunity to train with a professional.

Financial Assistance

It is the policy of the YMCA that no person be denied membership or program participation due to the inability to pay. Funds for financial assistance are provided through the YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign and the Scholarship Program.