YMCA Youth Sports

Y-Force Basketball "R" League

Grades 3-8

The Sioux Falls Family YMCA and the NBA G-League Champion Sioux Falls Skyforce are proud to bring you the Y-Force Basketball "R" League. Our 3rd-8th grade league is for the player who is ready to take basketball to the next level with full court and regulation play.

All grades enjoy twelve games and a thrilling end-of-season tournament. There are three divisions; A (most competitive), B (competitive) and C (recreational) except for 3rd grade which is one division. All divisions may enter with coach rostered teams. Those that register for the recreational league that do not have a coach will be formed into teams from the same school/location when possible.

Players that are not on a roster can try out for teams in the Competitive Division or be placed on a team in the Recreation Division. The YMCA reserves the right to mix players from different schools if needed to form teams.

  • All grades play in twelve league games.
  • Teams are provided with one practice location a week - locations vary.
  • Single elimination end-of-season tournament – first and second place prizes.
  • All levels will have two paid referees and 1 paid gym supervisor.
  • Teams will supply a score keeper or timer for each game.
  • Games are played once or twice a week - locations vary - we utilize Sioux Falls public schools, Brandon public schools, Family Wellness, our YMCA and various church gyms throughout the area.
  • Teams are required to have at least seven players.

WHY THE Y-Force Basketball "R" League?

  • Parents have access to a free mobile app, “PlayerSpace”, which allows you to have quick access to coach notifications, team rosters, practice/game schedules and more.
  • Your player will get to experience playing on Heritage Court, home of the NBA G-League Champion Sioux Falls Skyforce.
  • Players will be involved in pre-game fan experience opportunities at a Skyforce game.
  • When your team plays on Heritage Court, each player gets into that evenings Skyforce game for free (parents receive 50% off that evening’s game tickets).
  • Families of players have an opportunity to attend 1 free regular season Skyforce Family Night game. Free tickets for the whole family! (Date TBD)
  • Each player and volunteer coach receives an official Skyforce Membership Card. This is good for 50% off of a ticket to a game and also 25% off of Official Skyforce merchandise (sold at the Pentagon).
  • Free access to Skyforce youth player clinics and Jr. NBA skills competitions.
  • Player is provided a jersey with the official NBA and Miami Heat team logo.

What makes us Different?

  • We not only build skills, we build character. In everything we do, we emphasize the YMCA’s core character values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
  • We surround youth with positive role models in a safe and caring environment. Coaches are trained and undergo background checks.
  • Our cause is to strengthen our community through youth development. We strive to nurture the potential of every youth, and we are able to do this through sports by teaching valuable life skills, teamwork while strengthening character.
  • We embrace our history as an organization. The YMCA is a mission based organization that is cause-driven. The Y was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, which have permeated the organization since it was founded.
  • PARENT MEETINGS - Tuesday, October 17th @ 7:45 pm OR Thursday, October 19th @ 7:45 pm at the Downtown Y (For New parents to the league - only need to attend one meeting)
  • R League COACHES MEETINGS - Tuesday, October 10th @ 7:45 pm OR Thursday, October 12th @ 7:45 pm at thte Downtown Y (For Coaches - only need to attend one meeting)
 
YMCA Members: $119
Non-Members: $169
 
Grades 3-6 (Boys/Girls): October 28– March 17            
Grades 7-8 (Boys): October 23 – January      
Grades 7-8 (Girls): January - March      
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINES:  
3rd - 8th Grade BOYS and 3rd - 6th Grade GIRLS - EXTENDED to September 20th
7th -8th Grade Girls - November 30th

 

Register      

Boys 3 - 8 10/23 - 3/17 $119 / $169 REGISTER Financial Assistance  Need Help?
Girls 3 -8 10/23 - 3/17 $119 / $169 REGISTER Financial Assistance  Need Help?

For additional information or becoming a volunteer coach/official, please contact Sarah Wittrock at sarahw@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 336-3190.  For registration help, please contact Ellen Stewart estewart@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 336-3190.

 

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