Youth basketball league at YMCA forming

DARKE COUNTY – If you are searching for a fun way to get your kids active during the winter months, the YMCA’s Youth Basketball league begins in January. This league is a fundamental program to help build skills for future athletes.

Registration runs through Jan. 4.

This year’s league will take place on Saturdays at both the Greenville and Versailles YMCA locations.

Kids who participate in youth basketball at the Y develop a variety of skills, from passing and dribbling to teamwork and sportsmanship. Just as important, they learn firsthand the benefits of being healthy and active — and that virtual games just can’t compare to the real thing.

This year’s league will have teams in three age groups: ages 4-5, 6-8 and 9-11.

Preseason evaluation is Saturday, Jan. 5, for the 6-8 and 9-11 age groups. There will be no evaluation for the 4-5 age group. Practice for all age groups begins Saturday, Jan. 12, and the last game is Saturday, March 16.

The league is $30 for members and $55 for potential members. All participants will receive a T-shirt.

Volunteers are crucial to the league’s success! They need coaches, assistants and officials. Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact the YMCA.

Questions may be directed to Jessie Langenkamp in Greenville at 548-3777 or at jlangenkamp@ymcadarkecounty.org, or Cole De’Nise in Versailles at 526-4488 or cdenise@ymcadarkecounty.org.

PHOTO CAPTION: Volunteers are needed to help make the YMCA’s youth basketball league successful.

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