Bloomington-Normal YMCA

Youth Basketball League


This is the YMCA's flagship and longest running area program for kids to learn the game of basketball. This recreational league is for boys in grades K-5 and girls in grades K-5. Games will be held on Saturdays at the YMCA at Unit 5 schools and at Calvary United Methodist Church. Teams will have 4 weeks of practice prior to the season, which will consist of 8 games plus one guaranteed weekly practice during the season. All players will receive a team jersey, individual/team photo and end-of-the season award. Financial Assistance is available.


  • Building self confidence through the game of basketball
  • Understanding the value of teamwork and sacrifice
  • Increased physical activity
  • Developing of character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility


All schedules will be available by mid-December via the email that is used at the time of registration.

Practices will begin the week of December 10, 2018.

Games will be held on Saturdays beginning the week of January 12, 2018.


Early Registration: July 9 - August 6, 2018: Members $60; Prospective Members $90

Open Registration: August 7 - November 30, 2018: Members $85; Prospective Members $125


BOYS:  k-1, 2, 3, 4-5 Grades

GIRLS:  K-1, 2-3, 4-5 Grades

CLICK HERE to download the Youth Basketball League Registration Form. 

Print and bring in completed registration form or register online at the bottom of this page.


At the YMCA, we rely on all of our volunteer coaches to help meet our vision, to prepare youth to succeed and serve. All of our coaches are volunteers, parents, family members or community volunteers that dedicate their time and energy to make a positive impact on the youth that participate in our program. We are sincerely grateful for all of our volunteers. THANK YOU!! If you are interested in this opportunity to make a difference, please download the following documents and send them in to the YMCA at 602 S. Main St. Bloomington, IL 61701 or drop them off at the Front Desk on your next visit.

YBL Coaching Contract

Background Check

Coaches meeting is December 6, 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm at the YMCA


K-1 Rules

2-3 Rules

4-5 Rules


Register Here

 For more information, contact the Youth Sports Coordinator, Brad Ruehrdanz, at

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