Youth Recreational Basketball

Youth Recreational League

Sponsored by Latouche Pediatrics



This program provides the opportunity to learn fundamental basketball skills. All participants are given the opportunity to play equal amounts during games. The hoop heights and basketball sizes change as the players become older, which allow for easier progression. Teams will practice once during the week and play a game on Saturday’s.


League Info


Non-competitive recreational and instructional basketball league.
All leagues are formed by the grade of the player, not the age with the exception of the
4 & 5 year old Lil Jammers.

Your child must turn 4 years.
1st- 6th grade teams are formed based on their ASD Neighborhood School.
7th & 8th grade teams are formed by the Anchorage School District Middle School they are zoned for.

Physicals and birth certificates not required for participation in this league.


Practice Schedule


Practices begin the week of October 1st. Every team will have 3 practices prior to their first game. One scheduled practice during the week, 1 1/2 hours long. Coaches will contact you about your practice time and location after the coaches meeting, September. (tentative)
Lil’ Jammers practices and games are Saturdays only, Practices are prior to their Saturday scheduled games.



Game Schedule


8 Game Season, all games played on Saturday’s
No games on the Saturday after Thanksgiving

Special Requests


We try to honor all special requests. Because of the pure volume of requests, some things may not be possible but we’ll try!! Due to a recreational philosophy, there will be no coaching or player requests allowed in any 3rd-8th grade leagues. Lil Jammer’s, 1st & 2nd grade players will still have the freedom of coaching and player requests.


Uniform & Gear


All players will receive a game T-shirt, basketball, and basketball medal to keep at the end of the season.


Financial Assistance Policy


A limited number of financial assistance is available for all YMCA programs and membership. For financial assistance please email the youth sports dept. at: or leave voice mail with the sports department and we will return your call. You cannot register to play until notified regarding your assistance and the amount given. The YMCA Sports Office will contact financial assistance candidates upon requests.



Registration starts August at the YMCA or register on-line at . You must have your Member ID # to register on line. Please call if you need assistance. All Registration ends on Saturday, Sept 21st at 5:00 p.m. and all players registered after this time will be placed on a waiting list, they will be put on a team as space available.
There is a non refundable program registration fee of $25.00.


Available Divisions: Click here to register your child for any of the below levels.


Lil Jammers


Girls & Boys Ages 4/5 and Kindergarten


Lady Dribblers


Girls Grades 1st – 6th


Jr. Wolves


Boys Grades 1st – 6th




Boys Grades 7th – 8th


Location(s): Games and practices take place at various gyms in the Anchorage area for additional information, please call the YMCA at 563-3211.


Youth Sports Office Hours (During Basketball Season)


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM

Saturday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM


For More Information


Contact the Youth Sports Office

E-Mail: Phone: 563-3211


We are always in need of great Officials for our youth and adult basketball leagues. This is a great way to earn some extra cash and be part of something in your community. All trainings are FREE and we provide lots of great training materials and on court training. We’re looking for new and experienced officials. If interested, please call our YMCA 907-563-3211, sports department.





Volunteers are vital to the YMCA, without them, we wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of the kids, families, and adults who live in the Anchorage community. Annually we have over 800 children in basketball who need you and appreciate your time & talent given. We have a need to fill over 100 coaching positions every season. Thank you for considering the YMCA as a place to donate your precious time, please take a few minutes to give us some information on line or in person about yourself.  READ MORE


Would You Like to Coach a Youth Basketball Team This Year? Click Here to Fill Out Form.

Midtown Location (Main)

Anchorage Community YMCA
5353 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone (907) 563-3211


Southside Location

Southside YMCA At Dimond
800 E Dimond Blvd #3
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone (907) 344-7788


Mat-Su Location

The Mat-Su YMCA is already working with other groups in the community to determine the needs of our local youth. LEARN MORE

Youth Development Center