Basketball - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Basketball

The YMCA Sports Academy provides year-round basketball camps, clinics, leagues, special events and training designed to assist players with the advancement of their individual skill level.  Each basketball program is structured and lead by experienced basketball staff that are dedicated to each child’s skill development.  Basketball program levels are available for players in the beginner to advanced skill levels and program structure is designed to nurture skill development, basketball IQ, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Open Gym Basketball Play and Shooting

The Dunigan YMCA houses a full size basketball court (Main Gym) that is divided into two smaller side courts (one for adult pick up play and one offering two baskets for shooting and youth usage) [at designated days/times] plus we have a Family Multipurpose Gym (for youth shooting and half court play) [at designated days/times].  Courts are also utilized for youth sports programs on designated days/times (see main gym master court schedule located on the north wall in the main gym).  Questions?  Contact the sports department at sports@ymcaswin.org.  Also view our Dunigan YMCA guest pass and complimentary pass rules and policy below.

DUNIGAN YMCA – BASKETBALL GUEST PASS POLICY

Biddy B-Baller’s Basketball Clinic

Shoot and score with the Biddy B-Baller’s Basketball Clinic.  This clinic is designed to teach the basketball basics of passing, dribbling, shooting, defense and teamwork in a fun and entertaining instructional class setting.  Sign up and enjoy your future star as they develop their basketball skills while taking their interest and game to the next level.  Classes meet for 30-minutes once a week for 10 weeks.  First time participants receive a t-shirt.

LOCATION: SESSION:
DAYS:
AGE:
TIME:
FEES*:
Dunigan
Oct 9-Dec 18
F
3-5
10:00 – 10:30AM
$80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
Dunigan
Oct 6-Dec 8
TU
3-5
5:30 – 6:00PM
$80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
Dunigan
Oct 6-Dec 8
TU
3-5
6:00 – 6:30PM
$80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
Dunigan
July 7-Sept 8
TU
3-5
5:30 – 6:00PM
$80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
Dunigan
July 7-Sept 8
TU
3-5
6:00 – 6:30PM
$80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
  • No Friday, November 27th class due to Thanksgiving break.
$10 Open House Basketball Shooting Skills Clinic

This clinic will focus on fundamental shooting skills and shooting skill drill development.  Clinic size is limited. 

LOCATION: SESSION: AGE:
DAYS:
FEES*:
Old DT Y
Aug 6 or Oct 10
7-11
TH – 6:30-7:30 PM
$10 (YM) | $10 (NM)
Old DT Y
Aug 6 or Oct 10
12-17
TH – 7:30-8:30 PM
$10 (YM) | $10 (NM)
  • Held at Dunigan YMCA in Main Gym.
Basketball Ball-Handling Clinic
Coach Micah Ball-Handling JPG
This clinic will focus on ball-handling skill drills, stationary ball-handling drills, on-the-move ball-handling drills, game-like ball-handling scenarios and dribbling skill development.  Players will receive 8 weeks of ball-handling progression training.  Clinic is limited to 15 players.

LOCATION: DATES:
GRADES:
TIME:
FEES*:
Old DT Y TBA 1st-6th TH 5:30-6:30 PM *$70 (YM) | *$95 (NM)
  • Each ball-handling clinic participant will receive a copy of Coach Troy’s “Game Elevation – Driveway Drills: Ball-Handling & Hand Agility Individual Training Series on CD with their registration.
  • Held at Crossroads Church Gym.
Basketball Guard Skills Clinic
Coach Micah Layup JPG
This clinic will focus on both point and shooting guard positions while working on ball-handling, shooting, attacking the basket, pick-n-roll, ball protection, facilitating team play, etc…  Players will receive 8 weeks of guard skills progression training.  Clinic is limited to 15 players.

LOCATION: DATES:
GRADES:
TIME:
FEES*:
Old DT Y Aug 13-Oct 1 1st-6th TH, 5:30p *$70 (YM) | *$95 (NM)

*Each ball-handling clinic participant will receive a copy of Coach Troy’s “Game Elevation – Driveway Drills: Master Individual Training Series” on CD with their registration.

Basketball Shooting Clinic

This clinic will focus on the foundation of proper shooting mechanics, hand/arm positioning, footwork prep/positioning, free throw and overall fundamental shooting development.  Individuals will participate in daily fundamental shooting skill work, fundamental shooting drills, free throws, moving with/without the basketball, and daily shooting drills. Players will receive 8 weeks of basketball shooting skill progression training.  Clinic is limited to 15 participants per time slot to ensure participant shooting reps and focused attention.

LOCATION: DATES:
GRADES:
TIME:
FEES*:
Old DT Y Oct 15-Dec 10 1st-6th TH, 5:30p *$70 (YM) | *$95 (NM)
  • Each shooting clinic participant will receive a copy of Coach Troy’s “Game Elevation – Driveway Drills: Shooting & Free Throws Individual Training Series” on CD with their registration.
  • Held at Crossroads Church Gym.
'The Shooting Coach' Basketball Shooting Clinic

TSC Camp Promo PicLed by veteran basketball trainer/shooting instructor (since 1996) and Senior Sports Program Director, Coach Troy Sowders, along with Dunigan basketball instructor staff. This camp will focus on the foundation of proper shooting mechanics, hand/arm positioning, footwork prep/positioning, free throws and overall fundamental shooting development. Each individual will participate in daily fundamental shooting skill work, “Shooting Coach” fundamental drills, free throws, moving with/without the basketball and daily shooting drills.  Clinic is limited to 28 participants per time slot to ensure participant shooting reps and focused attention.  Each participant receives a “Shooting Coach” basketball and DVD ($35 Value…www.myshootingcoach.com)…invented by professional basketball trainer and veteran shooting instructor, Coach Troy Sowders.

Note: This is a basketball shooting camp and will only focus on the attributes of shooting the basketball. There will be no game play…just consistent work on the art of shooting the basketball.

LOCATION: DATES:
AGE:
TIME:
FEES*:
Old DT Y Click for Summer Sports Camps 3rd-9th Grade TBA TBA
Personal Basketball Training
coach-denny-rodriquez-shooting
Shoot for a higher skill level with a personal basketball trainer!  Our top-notch basketball trainers focus individual training sessions around assisting players with the advancement of their individual skill level.  From defense to offense, players are evaluated, drilled and instructed through individually-tailored workouts that are designed to take a player to the next level.  Sessions are personal and focus on the individual player’s skill needs.Our instructors are trained and led by 24-year veteran basketball trainer, Troy Sowders.  As a basketball instructor, he has over 20,000+ hours of personal basketball training experience plus countless hours of camp, clinic, league and team instruction. 

LOCATION:
SESSION:
FEES:
Dunigan/Old DT Y
By Appointment
$50 hr (Ind – YM) | $60 hr (Ind – NM)

Contact Coach Derek Flaherty for instructor availability, days and times at basketball@ymcaswin.org.

 Partner, Small Group and Team Rates available upon request.

Youth Fundamentals Basketball League

For boys and girls ages 4 to 9 years old, our fundamental youth basketball league is designed to focus on player development through fundamental skill work, sportsmanship and team building concepts every time they take the floor.  The league is divided by ages: 4-6, 7-9).  Everyone plays (automatic sub rotation)!  Players will receive 8 games, a *one-hour instructor-led practice session every week, instructor coach, a t-shirt and awards.

So when deciding where your children are going to play basketball this year, don’t just pay to play…play to learn the game at the YMCA—-the birthplace of basketball!

(Youth Cheerleading coincides with this league.  See “Youth Cheerleading” under the Gymnastics category heading for details!)

LOCATION: SESSION: AGE:
DAYS:
FEES*:
Dunigan Aug 12-Oct 3
4-9yrs
Games – SA / Practices – W
$75 (YM) | $100 (NM)
Dunigan Oct 14-Dec 12
4-9yrs
Games – SA / Practices – W
$75 (YM) | $100 (NM)
  • 3 year olds are invited to participate in our Biddy B-Ballers Basketball Clinic.
  • Games will be played at the Dunigan YMCA on Saturday’s.  Wednesday practices will be held offsite with details TBA with release of league schedules.
  •  Attention Fundamentals League Players:  Starting in June 2020 we will be adjusting our age groups to the following: 4-6 yr and 7-9 yr.  Ten year olds are encouraged to play in the 5th-7th grade competitive basketball league.  If you feel like your 10 year old child might benefit from one more round in the fundamentals league please contact Coach Derek at basketball@ymcaswin.org.
Youth Competitive Basketball League

Take your game to the next level with the YMCA Competitive Youth Basketball League.  Our league is designed to assist players (5th-7th/8th-10th grade) with the evolution of their individual skill level while enhancing their level of play in a fun, competitive and structured environment.  Sportsmanship, skill progression and teamwork are emphasized.  Everyone plays (automatic sub rotation)!  Practices are optional but highly encouraged for skill development.

Players will receive 7 games, a single-elimination tournament, a weekly one-hour instructor-led practice session, instructor coach, league t-shirt and tournament championship t-shirts for tournament winners.

LOCATION: SESSION: GRADE:
DAYS:
FEES*:
Old DT Y
Aug 13-Oct 3
5th-7th
8th-10th
Games-SA/Practices-TH
$75 (YM) | $100 (NM)
Old DT Y
Oct 15-Dec 12
5th-7th
8th-10th
Games-SA/Practices – TH
$75 (YM) | $100 (NM)
  • Attention Competitive League Players:  Starting in August 2020 we will be adjusting our age groups to the following: 5th-7th, 8th-10th.
  • Practices: 5th-7th Grade @ 6:30 p.m. / 8th-10th Grade @ 7:30 p.m.  Practice location will follow with release of league schedules.
  • Games will be played at Dunigan YMCA on Saturday’s. Details will follow with release of league schedules.
Friday Night Hoops

Held at the Old Downtown YMCA…Friday Hoops is a great alternative to kids (1st-9th Grade) hanging around the house and for parents to get an evening out.  So parents, don’t get a sitter or let you kid’s veg out in front of the T.V.  Instead, bring them to the old downtown YMCA for three hours of basketball fun.

 

For three hours, participants are divided up and placed on teams that play in structured basketball games in different basketball age divisions.  Groups are divided by age, then divided into balanced teams (to the best of our ability without seeing them play).  Games last twenty minutes with automatic sub rotations.  When your child’s team is not on the court, they will have the opportunity to hang out with friends and teammates and use our game room (ping-pong tables, NBA/Sports games on the lobby TV’s, video game stations).  Friday Night Hoops is a great way to spend your weekend, make friends, and get in some runs with some great basketball play.

  • Concessions Available
  • YMCA Sports Academy basketball staff will be onsite to oversee play and behavior during the program.
  • Game room, big screen TV with sports and activities available for kids when not on court playing games.

Note: This is not at league.  This is more like structured pick up play for kids. Sign up online or pay $10 in-person (per child) and we will the rest.  It’s 3 hours of basketball fun for kids.  We provide everything.

LOCATION: SESSION:
AGE:
TIME:
FEES*:
Old DT Y
Friday’s
Oct 16, 23, 30
Nov 6, 13, 20
Dec 4, 11, 18
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19
1st-9th Grade
6:00-9:00 PM
$10 YM|NM
  • No Friday, November 27th Hoops due to Thanksgiving break, Friday, December 25 due to Christmas or January 1st Hoops due to New Year.
3-Day Christmas Basketball Camp

Come out and have a blast at this year’s 3-Day Christmas Basketball Camp.  Each individual will participate in daily fundamental skill work, camp contests and 5-on-5 basketball games.  Camp is lead by the YMCA basketball training staff.

LOCATION: SESSION:
GRADE:
TIME:
FEES*:
Dunigan
Dec 21-23
K-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$75 (YM) | $100 (NM)

2-Day Spring Break Basketball Camp

Come out and have a blast at this year’s 2-Day Spring Break Basketball Camp.  Each individual will participate in daily fundamental skill work, camp contests and 5-on-5 basketball games.  Camp is lead by the YMCA basketball training staff.

LOCATION: SESSION:
GRADE:
TIME:
FEES*:
Dunigan
Mar 2021
K-8th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$55 (YM) | $80 (NM)

Summer Basketball Camps

Come out and have a blast at this year’s Summer Biddy B-Ballers and Fundamentals Basketball Camps.  Each individual will participate in daily fundamental skill work, camp contests and 5-on-5 basketball games.  Camp is lead by the YMCA basketball training staff.

Summer Basketball Camps

 

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*(YM) means YMCA member, which have full use of the St. Vincent and Dunigan YMCAs.
(NM) means Non-Member, which are enrolled in an individual YMCA program without being a YMCA Member.