Our basketball program has three levels for different age groups and signups start in October with games in neighboring communities including Cooperstown, Edmeston, Cherry Valley, Sharon Springs, Fort Plain, Milford and Morris. If you are interested in your child participating please download our registration form and bring it to one of our sign ups in September and October (watch the Pennysaver). We also offer online signups through Paypal – see link under the main menu above.
We have started an “Open Gym” which is available for all RYS kids with the main focus is on K-2nd aged kids, with basic skill development focused on basketball. We start in January and offer Saturday practices that include games of 3 v 3 on 8 foot rims or lower. We start in January and continue through the end of March each Saturday.
The second graders have a week long clinic that occurs at the beginning of March with five days focused on dribbling, passing and defense.
Our 3rd/4th graders and 5th/6th graders begin travel games in gender separate teams with score keeping and fouls. These more competitive levels have practice once or twice a week with games on Saturdays. As their skills develop the rules are modified to continue their progression into Jr. High school competition.