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 Early Spring Basketball Jamboree

March 13 - April 10, 2021

Enjoy four weeks of basketball games! 

Our new four-week Spring Basketball Jamboree is now open for registration. This program will run March 13 - April 10 for ages 5 - 12 and include two back-to-back games on Saturdays.

Players will be split evenly onto teams each Saturday for two games. No practices or uniforms.

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Health and Safety Information

  • Players will arrive at the start time and be split up into teams.  
  • All teams will play 2 games each Saturday.  
  • No uniforms will be provided. 
  • Parents are to self-screen their campers daily before bringing them to the YMCA. Anyone with a temperature of 100.3 or higher, who have come in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last four days or are exhibiting two or more COVID symptoms will not be allowed to enter the facility. 
  •  All participants including players, coaches, staff and spectators will be required to wear a face mask or face shield at all times.  
  • Only one family member may attend practices/games. Limited travel for games with most games played at the home branch. 
  •  No shared/team snacks. 
  •  Heightened disinfection protocols including regular disinfection of the game ball. 
  • Avoidance of congregation during breaks and of shaking hands, fist bumps or high fives during games and practices.

Spring Basketball & Soccer Leagues

April 12 - June 12, 2021

Registration opens March 14

Basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 4 - 12 will be offered at the Oscar Lasko YMCA. Basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 10 - 12 will be available at the Brandywine, Kennett, Jennersville and Upper Main Line YMCAs. 

Soccer leagues for boys and girls ages 4 - 10 will be offered at Brandywine, Kennett, Jennersville, Lionville and Upper Main Line YMCAs.

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Fall Soccer Leagues

September 6 - November 6, 2021

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Late Fall Basketball Leagues

November 15 - January 30, 2022

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More about YMCA Youth Sports Leagues

 

What sports leagues does the YMCA offer?

The YMCA offers several youth sports leagues for boys and girls across Chester County. Our sports leagues run four times a year for eight weeks each and you do not need to be a YMCA member to participate. Leagues include:

  • Baseball (t-ball and coach pitch) (spring league only)
     
  • Basketball (year-round)
     
  • Flag Football (early fall league)
     
  • Floor Hockey (winter league only)
     
  • Soccer (early fall & spring leagues)

Additionally, we offer a wide variety of sports outside of the league format. To view all sports offerings, please visit Activity Finder and customize your filters to select a specific sport or participant age.

 

When are the practices and games?

For youth ages seven and up, there is one practice during the week and one game on the weekend. Weeknight practice days and times are determined by the coach and facility availability.

Youth under six will have one practice/game on either Saturday or Sunday.

What is the YMCA's philosophy on youth sports?

Don't Spoil the Fun

Approximately 70% of kids stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because they say it’s not fun anymore according to the National Alliance for Youth Sports Poll.

Parents play an important role in their child's decision to keep playing sports, as illustrated in the videos below. At the YMCA, we keep fun in the game. Our coaches focus on building strong skills so kids can play at any level, but more importantly, they help kids learn teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship—skills that will help them excel throughout their lives while staying active and healthy.

The YMCA strives to keep fun in the game. Click here to learn more. 

Who coaches the youth sports leagues?

All of our coaches are volunteers. Each volunteer must go through a background screening, child abuse prevention training and other YMCA sports specific training. Each coach is also provided a coach’s manual and is required to attend a pre-season meeting to review proper YMCA procedures and expectations.

Volunteers are provided direction and support from our sports directors and YMCA staff. 

Interested in coaching an upcoming season? Join the YMCA family and become a youth sports volunteer coach! We're looking for individuals that want to foster a love of the game and the development of each child. Click here to sign up and a member of our sports team will be in touch to answer any questions or get you started! 

Do you have more youth sports league questions?

Youth sports leagues at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine are available for children ages 3-15 with four seasons offered annually.

Click here for answers to some of our frequently asked questions. Visit your local branch or contact any member of our sports team with additional questions.