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Basketball

4th-8th Grade Traveling Basketball

The YMCA is partnering with the Monroe Youth Basketball Club to provide our community with a basketball opportunity once again this year. Practices will be held on an evening or two weekly typically at an elementary school or at the Monroe Middle School. Practices will focus on teaching the fundamentals and a love of the game. Each teams coach will set up tournaments, or a league opportunity to add competitive games to the experience. Typically practices will begin in November and the season will run towards the end of February. Boys and girls have their own teams and they will also be separated by grade level. Going into the 7th & 8th grade level there may be an opportunity to divide teams into skill levels if the numbers are there.
For all grades we ask that you sign up before the tentative end of registration date. Signing up early helps us move the scheduling piece along at a quicker pace. It also allows for us to get a head count on how many participants each team will have.
**Participants must live in Monroe to play for the Green County YMCA teams. The exception is if someone from a different community wants to play for Monroe because their community does not offer organized basketball for that particular grade. If you are from another community outside of Monroe and you are unsure what to do, please call the YMCA at 608-325-2003 & ask to speak to the Sports Director**
Registration dates: July 31st - September 16th
Mandatory Coaches Meeting: TBD
Practice/gym time will be discussed at this meeting so bring your calendars!
Jerseys will be provided with a rental fee of $10.00. We will also require a $25.00 deposit check for the jersey at the time of registration. Jerseys will need to be returned at the end of the season in good condition (no stains or tears). If your jersey is returned in poor condition you will not receive your deposit check back and will be charged for the remaining cost of the jersey.

Dribbling Dinosaurs

This is the initial YMCA basketball program for boys and girls ages 5 and 6. Fundamentals of the games will be taught including catching, passing, dribbling, ball handling, basics of shooting, basic defense, team games and fun!
Led by Coach Trent Henning

Registration opens: Friday, September 14
Registration ends: Monday, October 22
Program begins: Saturday, November 3
Program ends: Saturday, December 15
*No games Saturday, November 24
Games are played Saturday mornings, 8:30am at Northside Elementary

Grade 1 Boys and Girls Basketball

This is step two in the fundamental basketball at the YMCA. Boys and girls will continue to learn the basics while furthering their skillset.
Led by Coach Trent Henning

Registration opens: Friday, September 14
Registration ends: Monday, October 22
Program begins: Saturday, November 3
Program ends: Saturday, December 15
*No games Saturday, November 24
Games are played Saturday mornings, 9:30am at Northside Elementary

Blaze Tackle Football (Grades 5-8)

Blaze Football is a (padded) tackle football program. Our teams play in the Dane County Area Youth Football League. There are 14 communities in the DCAYFL providing 100 teams. Some weekends the team will be asked to travel. Blaze play home games on the Dr. Scholl Field at the YMCA. The league has a 7 game schedule and games are primarily played on Saturdays. Practices are generally 2 hours long & held during the week.

Registration opens on: Friday, February 16th
Member: $115 Non Member: $185
Sign up before May 31st to avoid a $30.00 late fee
No online registration available for this program

New this year: Purchase, rent or use your last years jerseys!

Jersey Rental Fee: $15.00 for 2 jerseys
Jersey Purchase Fee: $100.00 for 2 jerseys (one red, one white)

Practice will begin on Monday, August 6th at 5:30 p.m.

Equipment Hand-Out Day: Tuesday, July 24th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Mandatory Parent Meeting: Tuesday, July 24th
Parents must attend this meeting before players can receive their equipment.
Session 1: 5:30 p.m.

Weigh In Date: Thursday, August 16th at 5:00 p.m. in NG

Mandatory Picture Day: Tuesday, August 7th

2018 Blaze Calendar (For all grades)

Activity/Athlete Code Handbook

3-4 Year Old Indoor Soccer

(Ages 3 -4 and 5 year olds not in kindergarten) This program will teach young children the very basic fundamentals of soccer while helping them stay active this winter. Games will be played in the YMCA gym on Saturday mornings. Please remember to keep your gym shoes clean!

Head Coach: Todd Carter

November, 03 - December, 15

Mat Rats Wrestling

Registration open September 28. More info coming soon