The Valley of the Sun YMCA offers several different opportunities for youth basketball. Our recreational and competitive divisions are both run in partnership with the Phoenix Suns. Each player is required to wear a Jr. Suns jersey to participate, a ticket is given to each athlete for either a Suns or Mercury game depending on the season along with a premium gift from the Phoenix Suns.

Youth learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals. This improves self-confidence, promotes diversity, increases self-esteem, and improves physical condition. The positive time with family and friends in this environment strengthens our communities. Youth Sports puts emphasis on healthy relationships between adults and youth as well as family, with a goal to build social skills and sport skills with all participants for the future.

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Jr. Suns Basketball Leagues (Competitive)

The Jr. Suns Competitive Youth Basketball League steps up the competition from the Recreational Youth Basketball Leagues, yet still provides a positive experience for all.

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Jr. Suns Basketball Leagues (Recreational)

The Jr. Suns recreational basketball leagues are a great way for your kids to learn the basics of this sport, practice good sportsmanship and have fun.

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Jr. Mercury Basketball Leagues (Competitive)

Our competitive Jr. Mercury Girls Basketball League is perfect for players who love basketball and want to excel in this sport. This league includes All-Star Competitions with awards at US Airways and an end of the season tournament with all Valley of the Sun YMCAs participating.

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Jr. Mercury Basketball Leagues (Recreational)

For players who love the game. Jr. Mercury YMCA basketball leagues teach basic ball handling, passing, shooting and defensive skills while introducing defensive and offensive schemes.

Contact your local branch for more information.