MADISON, NJ - Jr. NBA, the league’s youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, came to the Madison Area YMCA for the second year in a row. On Aug. 14, 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 2019 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 Y’s 2019-2020 basketball season kicks off in the fall with a 5-week pre-season basketball training on Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. for girls and boys in 5th– 8thgrades. 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 (Grades 4-6) and U14 (Grades 7 & 8) are Mon., Oct. 14 and Wed., Oct. 16. Gators’ tryouts for U12 (Grades 4-6) and U14 (Grades 7 & 8) are Sun., Oct. 20; Tues., Oct. 22; Thurs., Oct. 24 and Sun., Oct. 27.

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The fall session, which begins on Sept. 9, includes classes for 4-6 year olds and school age children (Kindergarten through 6thgrade).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

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

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 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.