Basketball Programs

Youth Basketball Skills Workshop

Landing Facility **sign up at the Landing Y**
Kelly LaFountain, former Mt. Ararat Varsity Girls Basketball coach will be conducting a skills workshop for players in Grades 3 - 8. The workshop will cover skills such as ball handling, shooting, finishing moves, post play, foot work, defense, blocking out, and much more. The six week session begins September 13 and runs for 6 weeks.

Date: Beginning in the fall. Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 4-5pm
Fee: Members free; Community $5/visit or $30/ session

6th - 8th Grade Pick-Up Basketball games

Bath Facility
November 21, 2016

Fee: free to members and community

For students in grades 6 through 8. Teams will be formed and games will be played after school at 3pm starting November 21. New teams every week!

3rd - 6th Grade youth Basketball league

Bath Facility (*sign up through Bath Recreation Department, 4 Sheridan Rd. / 207.443.8360)
Boys and girls are placed on teams and have a practice and a game each week. Good sportsmanship, team play, individual skill development, and (most of all) FUN are what the program is all about. The games will be played at the Y. Team practice begins the week of November 7 and games begin Saturday, November 19.

Date: Registration deadline October 23
Time: TBA
Fee: Members and community $40.00 up to September 30, $45 After

1st & 2nd Grade

Bath Facility (*sign up through Bath Recreation Department, 4 Sheridan Rd. / 207.443.8360)
Boys and girls are invited to join the new and improved 1st and 2nd grade program. Participants will meet weekly for skills such as ball handling, shooting, passing, and fun!

Date: November 30, 2016 - January 11, 2017; 1st Grade
December 1, 2016 - January 12, 2017; 2nd Grade
Day: Wed & Thurs
Time: 4 - 5pm or 5:15 - 6:15pm (TBA)
Fee: Members & Community $30
Sign up begins September 1, 2016

Kindergarten

Bath Facility (*sign up through Bath Recreation Department, 4 Sheridan Rd. / 207.443.8360)
This six week introductory basketball clinic for kindergarten students will be held Saturday mornings at the Donald Small School (Bath Rec Department).
Sign up begins September 1.
Date: November 29, 2016 - January 10, 2017
Day: Tuesdays
Time: Session 1 4pm - 4:45pm
             Session 2 5pm - 5:45pm
Fee: Members & Community $30

Youth Sports Philosophy

All Bath Area Family YMCA Youth Sports Programs are designed to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.  We build strong kids and strong families by showing respect, caring , honesty, and responsibility for teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, and fans.  The purpose of youth sports is to provide a wholesome environment where youngsters are given the opportunity to build self esteem, develop assets that assist in teaching communication, learn the importance of staying fit, enhance their leadership skills, and have FUN.  It is the goal of the Y to provide youth sports programs that furnish participants with sport specific skills and values that are useful on the court, playing field, gym, or in relationships with family and friends.

Objectives - The purpose of any program at the Y is to help participants grow spiritually, mentally, and physically.  There are seven objectives that characterize all Y programs:

Grow personally: A positive competitive gymnastics team experience can build a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

Learn values: Honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility.

Appreciate diversity: Learn to respect people regardless of age, abilities, incomes, race, religion, culture, or beliefs.

Improve personal relations: Learn to care and communicate with teammates.

Become better leaders: Learn the give and take necessary to work toward the common good.

Develop specific skills: Train skills and progressions necessary to help them succeed in the sport.

Have fun: Fun and humor are vital to a quality competitive gymnastics team experience.

Bath Y Facility

Sign up for all basketball programs through Bath Recreation Department. Call 207-443-8360.

Landing Y Facility

Sign up at the Landing Y. Call 207-844-2801.