Youth Basketball Programs

Playing basketball offers kids a variety of health, emotional and social benefits. Kids not only build skills to enjoy and learn the game, but learn what makes for a great teammate both on and off the court, all while making friends and building self-esteem.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha offers a number of diverse youth basketball programs that let kids of all ages take part in the fun of basketball and grow a love for the game.

Jr. Mavericks Recreational Basketball

This six-week instructional league will help children ages 3-4 learn the basics of basketball, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Practices and games are held for one hour each Saturday — a half-hour practice session followed by a half-hour game. Team jersey is an additional $5 fee.

Jr. Mavericks Fundamental Basketball

Join our Jr. Maverick Fundamental Basketball league! The focus of this league is on skill development and teamwork. This league will teach your child the rules and fundamentals of the game without the pressures of competition. The fundamental league features one clinic style instructional class per week led by YMCA staff. There are NO games played in this league.

Jr. Mavericks Recreational Basketball League

Join our Jr. Maverick and High School Recreational Basketball league! The focus of this league is on skill development and teamwork. The recreational league features one practice per week (with dates and times determined by your child’s volunteer coach) and a game on Saturday or Sunday. Registration period is November 12 – December 1.

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