The YMCA offers a bit of a twist from our typical programs. The YMCA Hoops League is a competitive youth basketball league for boys and girls in 3rd-8th grades in which teams have the opportunity to play at a higher level than our typical youth recreational programs at the YMCA. For the past several years, this league typically sees around 100 total teams.
The league is coach-select where teams form themselves and register as a team. There are no restrictions to the league, but teams will play a minimum of 8 games in 4 total weeks while skipping the week of Thanksgiving. The Hoops League is designed to provide a more advanced skill level of basketball to teams and players looking for competitive play. Although most teams are competitive and are more skilled than others, the league does offer a semi-competitive division for teams that are less skilled but want to play at a higher level. All games will be played in Hastings-area gyms and most games will typically be scheduled back-to-back or with one game in between. There will be two referees for every game in which every official will be extensively trained to help teach kids the rules, be a source of encouragement, and be a good communicator to both players and coaches.
PLAYERSPACE is a software the YMCA uses to communicate team schedules and information. You can view details on your team by clicking the button below. If you are new to PLAYERSPACE, click here to view instructions on how to create an account and more.