Youth Sports

Check out all of our cool youth sports your child can participate in, from soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball to swimming, we have it all. Not only are they fun, but they also allow your child to enhance their coordination, endurance, social skills and develop a positive attitude. Registering your child in one of our youth sports is the ultimate classroom. Kids learn about teamwork, sportsmanship, respect for other teammates, perseverance, playing by the rules and more.

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES K-8

 This is a recreational league where all players are put into a division based on their grade. All skill levels are welcome. This is an 8-week league with an end of the year double elimination style tournament. Players will be evaluated and then drafted onto teams. Please arrive at scheduled time for your age division. Jersey’s are an additional $15.00 and can be re-used each season.

Mighty Mites:  K & 1st Grade @ 12:45 pm

Junior All-Stars:  2nd & 3rd Grade @2:45 pm

All-Stars:  4th & 5th Grade @4:45 pm

Super Stars:  6th-8th Grade @ 6:45 pm

Registration Fee:  Please inquire through the Sports Department.

COACH’S MEETING:          SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

If you are interested in Coaching you will need to attend this meeting unless you have made arrangements with the Sports Director. For more information please email mmeyer@tucsonjcc.org

 

TRY-OUTS:                            SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017 (PLEASE SEE TIMES ABOVE)

DRAFT:                                   SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

Mighty Mites: 12:45 pm

Jr All-Stars:       2:15 pm

All-Stars:           3:45 pm

Super Stars:      5:15 pm

 

LEAGUE PLAY BEGINS:     SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Space is limited. Click on the link below to register or call (520) 299-3000 x191 for more information.

 

PLAYOFF SCHEDULES

Youth-Playoff-Brackets-All divisions

Good luck to Everyone!! Thank you for your commitment to the J Youth League and join us for summer at our Skills Workshop or Register for next season of Youth Basketball starting around August!

 

 

Youth Basketball Skills Academy (Ages 6-14)


You are invited to join our youth basketball camp (Ages 6-14). Improve your knowledge and skills in the game of basketball. The camp is designed for all skill levels. Players will spend four days learning and refining their basketball skills. Camp consists of 6, 2 hour lessons on Sunday’s only.

Sunday’s Only: June 4th – July 16th (NO CAMP ON JULY 2ND)

Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm

Registration Fee:  $70 member / $100 non-memeber

Registration is currently open. For more information, please call (520) 299-3000 x191.

 

What are the benefits of youth sports? Participating in sports such as basketball is a fun way to build friendships, learn teamwork and leadership skills and much more. Here’s a few advantages of playing basketball, and why you should allow your kids to be involved in the sport:

Exercise & Endurance – Of course, like all youth sports, basketball is a great way for your kids to get a little extra exercise throughout the week. Even if they only practice a couple of times a week, they will be getting a couple of extra hours of exercise than they would without the sport. Basketball is also a sport that requires great endurance. It’s a full-body workout for kids and it’s important for kids to learn to push toward an end goal without giving up.

Balance and Hand-Eye Coordination – Many sports require coordination, but basketball especially requires hand-eye coordination. When players are dribbling the ball down the court, they have to be coordinated enough to focus on their dribbling while also being prepared to pass the ball to another player or shoot a goal.

Agility – Since basketball is such a fast-paced game, it requires quick reactions. Kids have to be fast on their feet in order to make plays. While they’re on the court, the direction of the play can change any second, so they have to be quick to adapt to the changes also.

Strategy – Basketball, like any sport, is a game of strategy. Between the plays, the movements on the court and everything else involved in the sport, kids will learn how to be strategic about the way they play which will lead to problem-solving thinking skills. Kids will start creating strategies to solve problems instead of jumping to immediate conclusions.

Social Skills – Like all team sports, it’s pretty easy to form relationships, and it’s a great way to help young children develop their social skills. With interaction with other teams, coaches and the players on their own team, there will be plenty of opportunity for conversation about the one thing they all love – basketball!

Easy to Play All Year Round – Of course, the basketball season isn’t year round, but it’s an easy sport to play throughout the year – even after the season has ended. There’s basketball courts in community parks, recreational centers and you can easily have a basketball goal right at your house which make it easy to practice while you’re preparing for the tournament! Plus, basketball is also a sport that can be practiced alone, so you don’t have to wait on other players to join you in the off-season.

 

Click here to view youth swimming programs and information.

Click here to view youth tennis programs and information.