YMCA Youth Sports

Y-Force Basketball "D" League

Grades K-3

The Sioux Falls Family YMCA and the NBA G-League Champion Sioux Falls Skyforce are proud to bring you the Y-Force Basketball "D" League. The K-3rd grade portion of the league is tailored for younger players and is "D"evelopmental in nature. We deliver a fun introduction to the game the YMCA invented! Using special age-appropriate sized basketballs and lowered hoops, we aim to ensure every child’s success. Shooting, dribbling, passing skills, teamwork, building character and confidence are the key ingredients in the program.

Each team of 8 - 10 players is led by an adult volunteer coach and an assistant coach. The teams are organized according to schools. Large schools may be divided up due to the number of players registered and small schools mixed in with larger schools.  Girls and boys play on separate teams.

WHY THE Y-FORCE BASKETBALL "D" 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.
YMCA Members:     $59 per season / $89 both seasons
Non-Members:        $89 per season / $119 both seasons
 

How Our Program Works?

*  Teams meet on Saturdays for one hour between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm at various venues throughout Sioux Falls and Brandon
*  The first week each team meets is a FULL practice - depending on grade level, the next 2 -3 weeks are SPLITS; which are half practice and half game and the LAST 2 -3 weeks are FULL games that are coach reffed
*  This cycle of practices and games repeats for the winter season
*  Some coaches do set up extra practices outside of Saturday mornings for extra skill development, but they are not required to do so
*  Fall Season schedules will be available by mid-October and Winter Season schedules will be available by the end of December
*  PARENT MEETINGS - Tuesday, October 17th @ 6:30 pm OR Thursday, October 19th @ 6:30pm at the Downtown Y (For New parents to the league - only need to attend one meeting)
*  D League COACHES MEETINGS - Tuesday, October 10th @ 6:30 pm OR Thursday, October 12th @ 6:30 pm at thte Downtown Y (For Coaches - only need to attend one meeting)
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINES:  
Fall Season Only and Two Seasons Option - EXTENDED to September 22nd
Winter Season Only - November 30th
 

Register 

Boys - Both Seasons K-3 10/28 - 3/10 $89 / $119 REGISTER Financial Assistance  Need Help?
Boys - Fall Only K-3 10/28 - 12/16 $59 / $89 REGISTER Financial Assistance  Need Help?
Boys - Winter Only K-3 1/6 - 3/10 $59 / $89 REGISTER Financial Assistance  Need Help?
Girls - Both Seasons K-3 10/28 - 3/17 $89 / $119 REGISTER Financial Assistance  Need Help?
Girls - Fall Only K-3 10/28 - 12/16 $59 / $89 REGISTER Financial Assistance  Need Help?
Girls - Winter Only K-3 1/6 - 3/10 $59 / $89 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 at estewart@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 336-3190.

 

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