Age groups will be 5 – 6, 7 – 8, 9 – 10, 11 – 12, 13 – 15 and ages 9 – 12 for girls in youth basketball and for grades K – 6 in cheerleading. The cut-off age for youth basketball is December 1. (As an example, if a youth is currently 10 years of age but turns 11 before December 1, he/she is considered an 11-year-old and will play in the 11 – 12 year old age group.)
Team assignment fall-out will be on Tuesday, December 19 for all age groups and cheerleading. Basics League ages 5 – 6 will fall-out at 4:00 pm; the Mini-Mites League for ages 7 – 8 will fall-out at 4:30 pm; the Jr. Mite League for ages 9 – 10 will fall-out at 5:00 pm; Mite League for ages 11 – 12 will fall-out at 5:30 pm and the YMCA girls league will fall-out at 6:00 pm. All cheerleaders will fall-out at 6:30 pm and the new Super Mite 13 – 15 age group will fall-out at 7:00 pm.
Teams will practice for two weeks beginning Tuesday, January 2 and begin league play at the YMCA, or Clinton Middle School for the Mite League age group, on Saturday, January 13. League play will be each Tuesday, Thursday evenings and/or Saturday mornings.
Players will receive the new wicking basketball jerseys specifically designed for youth basketball players and cheerleaders will receive shirts, shorts and pom-poms.
Registration fees are $45.00 for Y members Inside the City; $50.00 for Y members Outside the City; $60.00 for Non-members Inside the City and $65.00 for Non-members Outside the City. Financial aid and assistance is available.
The YMCA will not deny anyone the opportunity to participate in its youth sports activities.
Interested participants are encouraged to register before the Tuesday, December 12 Deadline. For additional information, call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555.