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2nd - 8th Grade | Competitive, coach-select basketball program and league. Teams can register for the Spirit Basketball program which includes practice time and games in the Gatorade Winter Basketball League. The Gatorade Winter Basketball League offers teams 10 games with a season ending double elimination tournament. Coaches focus on fun and player development in a competitive basketball league. 

2nd - 8th Grade | Competitive, coach-select basketball program and league. Teams can register for the Spirit Basketball program that will include practice time  and participate in the Gatorade Winter Basketball League. The Gatorade Winter Basketball League will offer teams 10 games with a season ending double elimination tournament. Coaches focus on fun and player development in a competitive basketball league. 

 

 

Spirit Basketball Program

Program Description

Spirit Basketball is a competitive, coach-select basketball program. Coaches focus on fun and player development during a 10 game season with a season ending double elimination tournament. Teams will receive two hours of practice time through the YMCA Youth Sports Branch per week and no weekly admission is required to attend game sites.

 

Grades

2nd - 8th Grade

 

Registration Information

The registration for Winter Spirit Basketball is now available.

Registration process for the Winter 2023 Season:

If you are a head coach or team representative, a team roster needs to be submitted by October 4. 

Once the team roster is turned in the coach will receive a registration link to send to their players to register for their team. 

Players will have from October 5-13 to register for their team.

Teams must have at least 8 players on the team roster.

* New options for teams to select from for Spirit Basketball season. Teams can register for additional practice time and tournaments that they would like to participate in during the season. See the league information sheet for details and options.

* New for the 2023/2024 year, Spirit Basketball teams will participate in the Gatorade Winter Basketball League.

 

Game Days

2nd & 3rd Grade | Saturdays, November 18 - March 2

4th-8th Grades | Sundays, November 19 - March 3

Game Locations

Lincoln Public Schools facilities (specific sites to be determined).

 

Uniforms

* Teams will have uniform options to choose from for the Spirit Basketball season. See the league information sheet for uniform details and options.

Teams may wear their own team jersey with classic Spirit Basketball option, no restrictions. Teams may wear the YMCA navy/white Recreational and Micro jersey. The cost for a YMCA Basketball jersey is $15. Jersey's can be purchased in the Youth Sports office during office hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Fees

Lincoln YMCA Members $85  |  Community Members $95

For the 2023 / 2024 season, league fees will vary depending on the option that the Head Coach of each team selects.

 

Other Equipment

Jewelry is not allowed to be worn during YMCA Youth Sports activities. This includes earrings (earrings cannot be taped). No hard casts/splints are allowed during matches/games.

Staff

Claire Cantwell, Associate Executive Director | ccantwell@ymcalincoln.org | 402-434-9216

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Gatorade Basketball League

League Description

The Gatorade Winter Basketball League will offer teams 10 games with a season ending double elimination tournament. Coaches focus on fun and player development in a competitive basketball league. No weekly admission is required to attend game sites.

 

Grades

2nd - 8th Grade

 

Registration Information

The registration for Gatorade Winter Basketball League is now available.

Registration process for the Winter 2023 Season:

If you are a head coach or team representative, a team roster needs to be submitted by October 4. 

Once the team roster is turned in the coach will receive registration link to send to their players to register for their team. 

Players will have from October 5-13 to register for their team.

Teams must have at least 8 players on the team roster.

If you are the head coach or team representative, registering to participate in the league only (no practice time) you will pay a team fee at the time of registration. The team fee includes league games but does not include practice time.

 

Game Days

Each team will be scheduled to play 10 games and each division will have a season ending double elimination tournament.

2nd & 3rd Grade | Saturday Afternoons November 18, December 2, 9, January 13, 20, 27, and February 2, 9, 16
* A double elimination tournament will be held on February 24 and/or March 2.

4th-8th Grade | Sunday Afternoons November 19, December 3, 10, January 14, 21, 28, and February 3, 10, 17
* A double elimination tournament will be held on February 25 and/or March 3.

Teams will need to turn in all scheduling requests and team conflicts by October 25. Teams may request two games on the same day.

 

Game Locations

Lincoln Public Schools facilities (specific sites to be determined).

No weekly admission is required to attend game sites.

Uniforms

Teams may wear their own team jersey, no restrictions.

Fees

Team Fee (Games Only No Practice Time) $650

Fee for Teams who select practice time: Lincoln YMCA Members $85  |  Community Members $95

 

Other Equipment

Jewelry is not allowed to be worn during YMCA Youth Sports activities. This includes earrings (earrings cannot be taped). No hard casts/splints are allowed during matches/games.

 

Staff

Claire Cantwell, Associate Executive Director | ccantwell@ymcalincoln.org | 402-434-9216