2021-22 Winter Basketball

From James Naismith’s invention of basketball at the Y in 1891 to today, the Y has a rich tradition in sports played around the globe. YMCA Thunder Basketball emphasizes the player's development and understanding of the game of basketball. Thunder officials are more lenient and assist in helping the players learn the game. We are pleased to partner with the Oklahoma City Thunder to further our mission within our youth basketball league, now called the YMCA Thunder Basketball League.

INBC offers two levels of play a Recreational League or a Select League. Our recreational league is a traveling developmental league where you will play against other clubs from around Northeast Oklahoma who also compete in the INBC conference. Our Select league is the highest level of play we offer where teams will play against other select teams from around Northeast Oklahoma who also compete in the INBC conference. INBC Select are pre-established competitive teams. Competitive team coaches can contact the Y Sports Director, Tyler Deaton, about signing up as a Select Basketball Team with our club. 

THUNDER Basketball Details:

  • Ages: 1st grade through 6th Grade (all genders)
  • Registration: September 22, 2021, to November 12, 2021
  • Cost: Y-Members $50, Non Y-Members $60 

Coaches meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 8th at 7:30pm at the YMCA in Studio A.

3rd grade through 6th grade players will be placed on teams by a draft/skills assessment (dates and times are below). There will be no team practices once games start. Games will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights beginning November 29 through January. 27. The YMCA will provide a Thunder game jersey for each player. Players who already own a YMCA Thunder game jersey from a previous season can receive a $10 discount. Each player is responsible for providing their own basketball shorts and shoes. Financial Assistance is available, there is no guarantee your application will be reviewed if turned in after November 5, 2021.

Age Divisions:

  • 1st grade (Co-Ed)
  • 2nd grade (Co-Ed)
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Boys
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Girls
  • 5th & 6th Grade Boys
  • 5th & 6th Grade Girls

Assessments & Drafts:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 16 -  3rd & 4th grade GIRLS evaluation and draft @ 6:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16 -  3rd & 4th grade BOYS evaluation and draft @ 7:15 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 18 5th & 6th grade GIRLS evaluation and draft @ 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 18 5th & 6th grade BOYS evaluation and draft @ 7:15 pm

**3rd grade through 6th grade players must attend the skill assessment or they will be removed from the draft board and placed on a team randomly by the YMCA draft conductor. (No Exceptions).

**THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS OR PLACEMENT REQUESTS FOR 1ST AND 2ND GRADE TEAMS. Siblings will be placed on the same team and head coaches will have their children placed on their team. All other factors are not guaranteed to be accommodated.
(i.e. location, transportation, coach, etc...)

There is a $25 administration fee on all refunds. NO Refunds are issued after November 12, 2021.

 

INBC (Indian Nations Basketball Conference) Basketball Details:

Team drafts and practices will be announced at a later date. Games will be held on Saturdays beginning December 4. The YMCA will provide a game jersey for each player. Financial Assistance is available, there is no guarantee your application will be reviewed if turned in after October 30, 2021.

There is a $25 administration fee on all refunds. NO Refunds are issued after November 6, 2021.

THUNDER Little Ballers Basketball Details:

Team practices will be October 11 through October 14. There will be no team practices once games start. Games will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning October 19th through November 11th. (Games could also occur on Monday nights depending on how many participants are registered). The YMCA will provide a Thunder game jersey for each player. Each player is responsible for providing their own basketball shorts and shoes. Financial Assistance is available, there is no guarantee your application will be reviewed if turned in after September 24, 2021.

**THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS OR PLACEMENT REQUESTS FOR TEAMS. Siblings will be placed on the same team and head coaches will have their children placed on their team. All other factors are not guaranteed to be accommodated.
(i.e. location, transportation, coach, etc...)

There is a $25 administration fee on all refunds. NO Refunds are issued after October 1, 2021.