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Downey Family YMCA

Youth Basketball Español

It’s no surprise our Youth Basketball program is offered in partnership with the Los Angeles Clippers®. After all, did you know that basketball was founded at the Y? James Naismith, a teacher at the international YMCA training school, invented the sport in 1891!

Through positive coaching, our Jr. Clippers Youth Basketball program teaches young athletes the fundamentals of the game while building their confidence, getting them active, and helping them learn valuable lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership.

“I’m 15 and basketball is my favorite thing to do at the Y. I’ve been on my Y team for three years now, and even though we go to different schools, my teammates are the friends I love to hang out with the most.” 


Our Jr. Clippers Basketball program and basketball leagues run year-round and are open to both boys and girls. We make sure each child participates in every game and receives equal playing time, regardless of skill level.

In addition to practices and league play, Jr. Clippers participants receive many unique opportunities, including FREE basketball clinics hosted by the LA Clippers.

Play together. Grow together.

Jr. Clippers Youth Basketball League

AGES 4-14
Through youth team sports, kids get a chance to learn good sportsmanship and teamwork as they practice fundamental skills while having a whole lot of fun. Volunteer coaches provide a role model for kids. Your kids will develop friendships and you will build a network of like-minded parents. All participants receive quality uniforms. Every team practices one time each week and plays their game on Saturday.

2017 League Dates
Spring Season: April 8 - June 17
Summer Season: July 8 - August 19
Fall Season: September 16 - November 18