Youth Basketball League to begin November 1: Register and get a Free YBL Portrait Photo

The Summit Area YMCA’s Youth Basketball League (YBL) is a non-competitive, youth sports program for boys and girls grades K-3. Participants learn the fundamentals of basketball in a safe and fun environment, while also developing social skills and building self-esteem. Energetic kids have a secure environment to expend their energy in a positive, healthy activity.

To ensure a safe and quality program, all YBL volunteer coaches go through thorough background checks and training so that children can be guided by strong role models. Children participating in the program are taught not only the game of basketball, but the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Throughout the program, coaches emphasize the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

YBL is a great social development program for home schooled children and children preparing for kindergarten, as the experiences and skills they learn in early age will guide them throughout their lives. "My son enjoys playing at YBL as he learns about teamwork and makes lots of new friends.” says Estella, mother of a YBL participant. “Most importantly he has tons of fun at games. As a mom, I can see the games make him stronger, more responsible and disciplined.”

Games are conveniently held at the Summit Y’s Hubbard Gym on weekends for parents to spend time bonding with their children.

Register by November 1 for Youth Basketball League (YBL) at the Summit YMCA to get a free YBL Portrait Photo. Then, enter your photo into a drawing to win a YMCA Model Photoshoot and get featured throughout the Summit Area YMCA. Up to four winners will be selected.

The fee to register is $125 for YMCA Members and $188 for Community Members. Registration is now open, and team rosters and schedules can be found at

WHO: Kindergarteners – Grade 3
WHEN: November 14, 2015 – January 10, 2016
DAYS: Saturday and/or Sundays
TIME: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Saturdays / 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sundays
COST: Members $132 / Non-members $198

The Summit Area YMCA Youth Basketball League is affiliated with the Summit YMCA, located in the heart of downtown Summit, NJ. The address is 67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901. For more information, please email Allie at or by telephone at (908) 273-3330 x1196. More information can be found online at,

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