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Jr. NBA Visits Madison Area YMCA: Register for Y Basketball Programs

Aug 23, 2018

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Madison Area YMCA
Marketing & Communications Department
smcevoy@madisonymca.org

For Immediate Release

CAPTION#1: The Jr. NBA visited the Madison Area YMCA! 2018 NBA draftees, volunteer coaches and more than 60 boys and girls from the community participated in an NBA Basketball Clinic.

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CAPTION #2: During the Jr. NBA visit at the Madison Area YMCA, the New York Knicks’ Kevin Knox high-5s Casey O’Sullivan, a Madison Area YMCA Gators player from Madison.

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Jr. NBA Visits Madison Area YMCA: Register for Y Basketball Programs

(Madison, NJ) – August 23, 2018– The Jr. NBA, the league’s youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, came to the Madison Area YMCA on Aug. 15. More than 60 boys and girls ages 7-14 learned the fundamentals and values of the game during the NBA Basketball Clinic that was taught by 2018 NBA draftees.  

Basketball, which was invented at the YMCA more than 125 years ago, is offered all year round at the Madison Area YMCA. Be a part of the Y’s rich basketball tradition! The Madison Area YMCA’s 2018-2019 basketball season kicks off in the fall with pre-season basketball training on Sept. 11 and 13 for girls and boys in 5th – 8th grades. The clinic is open to children, members and non-members, who would like to brush up on their skills before the season gets underway. 

The Madison Area YMCA’s travel basketball teams Gators and Lady Gators will hold tryouts for the 2018-2019 season in the fall. Lady Gators’ tryouts for U12 and U14 are Oct. 14, 15 and 17. Gators’ tryouts for U12 and U14 are Oct. 21, 23, 25 and 28.

The fall session, which begins on Sept. 10, includes classes for 4-6 year olds and school age children (Kindergarten through 6th grade). Y-Winners Basketball for grades K-3 will begin in the late fall session through the winter session. All basketball program descriptions can be found at www.madisonareaymca.org.

For more information about the basketball program, pre-season clinic, travel teams and Y-Winners, contact Madison Area YMCA Associate Sports Director Aaron Goodwin at 973-822-9622 x2246 or email agoodwin@madisonymca.org.

The Jr. NBA presented by Under Armour teaches basketball skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. For more information and to register for the Jr. NBA, visit www.JrNBA.com or download the Jr. NBA app.

The Madison Area YMCA is a 501©3 cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  

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