Because playing sports builds character

Sports can be a positive experience for your kid’s mind as well as their body. Many positive aspects of growth can result from sports participation including higher self-esteem, social skills, discipline and respect for others.

Our philosophy is “Everybody Plays, Everybody Wins!” YMCA sports programs are generally organized by age.
Our Y Sports are designed to give players of all skill levels the opportunity to succeed on the court or field and to build relationships with their coach and teammates. Members, non-members, experienced players or first-timers, anyone can join!

All practices and games will be held at the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA and surrounding school courts and fields.

Winter Basketball

Season | Dec. 11–Feb. 5 | Holiday break Dec. 20–Jan. 2
Registration Opens | October 20


Game/Practice Information


  • Practices begin week of December 6 and will take off the school holiday break and then return the week of January 3 through February 5.  
  • 1–1 hour long practice each week 
  • No Additional Spectating (one parent/guardian, pictures and videos welcome)
  • All practices will be at the Sherwood Hoop YMCA or local Sherwood schools 
  • Practice schedule will come out after the coaches meeting in November
  • Pre-K will have half practice/half games weekly (one hour of training a week) 
Game Days
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Game Schedule
YMCA basketball games will take place at the Sherwood YMCA or local Sherwood schools.
  • Week 1 | January 8/9 
  • Week 2 | January 15/16
  • Week 3 | January 22/23 
  • Week 4 | January 29/30
  • Week 5 | February 5/6
Open Door (Access for All)

Financial Assistance
We believe every child deserves a chance to participate in our programs through our Open Door program, financial assistance is available to both members and non-members. Open Door requests are processed on an ongoing basis.
Open Door Request

Cancellation/Withdraw Information

You may cancel your registration for a full credit if the request is received in writing (via email/mail) two weeks before the start date of the program. Cancellations made within the two-week window will be subject to a 20% cancellation fee with the remaining funds placed as a credit on your account that can be applied to any future YMCA program. All program-specific supply fees are fully non-refundable. No refunds or credits will be provided after the start date of the program.

Age Divisions
- Teams are coed. First week assigned day is a practice session.
- Once games start, teams will split time for a practice and a game.
- Pre-K & Kindy teams | 60 min
- Hoop Height (Pre-K) 6 ft | Suggested Ball Size 3 (Mini)
- Hoop Height (Kindergarten) 8 ft. | Suggested Ball Size: 27.5".
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own basketball to practices/games.
   Please make sure child's name is on the ball.
- Volunteer Coaches are needed for teams.
- Teammate or coach requests accepted with online registration only
   Participants will receive a reversible jersey
- Please view registration description for specific league dates/details.

Grade 1–Grade 2
- Teams are coed Grade 1 & 2 will have one night of basketball (60 mi.) each week and five weeks of games. 
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own basketball to practices/games. 
- Please make sure child's name is on the ball.
- Teammate or coach requests accepted with online registration only. 
- We try our best to accommodate all coach/player requests but we cannot guarantee every request will be made. 
- Once rosters and schedules have been published no additional changes may occur. 
- Hoop Height: 8 ft. | Suggested Ball Size: 27.5". 
- Volunteer Coaches are needed for teams. 
- Volunteer Coaches serve as referees for games 
- Participants will receive a reversible jersey 
- Please view registration description for specific league dates/details. 

Our recreational league is coached by parents & volunteers in our community. We hope you can help support and coach the youth to ensure a successful season for all. Coaching Resources will be provided for volunteers


Safety Protocols

Due to COVID-19 all players, coaches and spectators will be required to wear a face covering while in the YMCA. All coaches must also be vaccinated against COVID-19