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YMCA Basketball for all levels
Have you heard? The YMCA is the place to be for competitive, fun, and fair basketball in the Knox County area! From preschool aged children through young adults, the YMCA has captured the attention of the basketball community through a well structured program that takes the athlete from the very basics to the peak of their ability. Check out below for all the news and notes from this seasons league play.
Sign-ups for the 2012-13 season will begin in September!
Before October 1st: $50 Members / $65 Nonmembers
After October 1st: $65 Members / $80 Nonmembers
YMCA Competitive Middle School Basketball
The YMCA and Ross Jeep and Eagle Competitive Middle School Basketball League is designed to prepare sixth grade athletes for the next level while helping both seventh and eighth graders, who might not have made their respected school teams, with the proper skills needed to have a better chance at making the cut next season.
This season, the YMCA is proud to have 3 Middle School Teams. The Buckeyes, the Irish, and Wildcats. Award Winners: (All Tournament Team), Brandon Swisher (Buckeyes), Garrett Gillespie (Irish), Austin Colopy (Irish), Quentin Walker (Wildcats), Raymond Burkett (Buckeyes), Teddy Reed (Buckeyes) - (Most Improved), Gregg Butler (Buckeyes), Anthony Serio (Wildcats) - (Mr. Hustle), Dylan Colopy (Irish) - (Sportsmanship Award), Wyatt Allen (Irish). For final statistics, click on the link below.
Hoops N' Scoops Basketball
The YMCA Hoops N’ Scoops Basketball Program is a six week instructional league designed to provide a noncompetitive fun and safe environment for children who are in preschool and kindergarten. Children are separated into different teams based on their grade level and are given time before each scrimmage to learn the basic skills and rules needed to further their game development. Following the scrimmage, each child is given the opportunity to walk away with a smile, being handed a serving of ice cream as a reward for their accomplishments for that day.
Also, parents are encouraged to assist their child if he or she needs that extra helping hand as they become acclimated to the game and their surroundings. Sometimes the game of basketball can seem daunting to a little one, and if given that extra encouragement from a known loved one, they can begin to overcome the hurdle that learning the game of basketball provides when starting out. The YMCA staff is there to coach and ref the scrimmages so that parents, grandparents, and or guardians can sit back and enjoy the sometimes hilarious spectacle that is peewee basketball.
YMCA Competitive Elementary School Basketball
The YMCA of Mount Vernon wrapped up the 2011/12 Competitive Elementary School Basketball League on Thursday, February 2. As you can see in the picture above, every participant received an award and left the Y on Thursday night with a smile. For this season's results and final statistics, see the statistic link below.
The YMCA Competitive Elementary School Basketball League is designed to teach the basic basketball skills needed to all athletes involved in a fun, fair, but competitive environment, making every child feel like they are number one. It is the belief of the YMCA that a balance between being competitive but fair is important in the emotional, mental, and physical development of the athlete. Third through fifth grade players will not only learn the rules in a game like setting, but will be taught the basic plays that will enhance their potential moving forward.
The YMCA would like to thank the Mount Vernon First Church of God and the Federicktown Freewill Baptist Church for their help in sponsoring four teams this season. For more information about this league or if you would like to sponsor a team next season, please contact Eric Boggs (740) 392-9622 ext. 110.
High School Club Teams
On Monday, January 23 the YMCA in conjunction with the Knox County Christian Home School Association hosted a high school basketball game at the Sportscenter. The KC Continentals, coached by Matthew Hexter, played host to the Mount Vernon High School Intramural All Stars. MVHS won the friendly contest by a final score of 74-40. MVHS had four players in double figures, including a game high 17 points by Nate Shoeman. The KC Continentals were led by Colton Newmeyer who finished with 16 points, and Chandler Eash who chipped in with 11. For more information on the Continentals, visit their web site.
For more information, feel free to contact the YMCA
Director: Eric Boggs
740.392.9622 ext 110