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

Join our Jr. Maverick Recreational Basketball league! The focus of this league is on skill development and teamwork. This instructional league introduces your children to the fundamentals of the sport and develops social interaction all while having fun. Kids will learn the value of sportsmanship and healthy competition. League format includes 20-30 minutes of practice and skills training, then 30-40 minutes of game play led by volunteer coaches. Practice and games are both held for a total of one hour on Saturdays.

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.

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