YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS & COMPETITIONS

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Youth Competitions

Our basketball competitions are a friendly competition among kids of all ages. The goal is to motivate children to love and enjoy the sport, learn the fundamentals, and practice good sportsmanship with a 'everybody plays' mentality. The tournaments are not about who wins, they are about fostering a love for basketball.

Karen Groninger Memorial Tournament

Karen Groninger dedicated her life to children. She was a devoted mother of four, committed wife of 26 years, and a passionate school teacher/athletic director/principal for nearly 30 years. She shared her talents with children in the White Shield and Des Lacs-Burlington School Districts. She loved athletics, especially basketball. She battled acute myeloid leukemia (AML) until the very end. January 30, 1956 - June 11, 2013

YMCA Free Throw Competition

Take your shot (literally) at 50 free throws and see how many you can make! The top 20 scorers in each division will move on to the 2nd round and shoot 50 more free throws! The top 5 shooters will move onto the Championship round and shoot a final 50 free throws!

One winner will be announced for each division and receive a t-shirt and bragging rights! All proceeds go toward purchasing a basketball shooting gun for use by our basketball programs and general membership.

Fee: Member: $10
       Non-Member: $20
Registration: March 15 - April 1
Competition: March 23 - April 23

YMCA 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

This tournament is for 7th and 8th grade boys & girls. This tournament has a 3 game guarantee with the schedule released the day of the tournament.

Fee: $100/team
Registration: TBA
Date of tournament: TBA

Karen Groninger Memorial Boys Tournament

This tournament is for 3rd-6th grade boys, hosted in memory of Karen Groninger. This tournament has a 3 game guarantee with the schedule released the day of the tournament.

Fee: $150/team
Registration: February 14th - March 20th, 2022
Date: April 2nd & 3rd, 2022

Tournament Rules:

3rd & 4th Grade Division

• Games will consist of four 8 minute quarters.

• Running clock except for free throws and time outs.

• 3 time outs per game (2-30 sec./ 1-Full)

• No Pressing.

• Man-to-man defense.

• Bonus free throws at 7 team fouls, double bonus at 10.​

5th & 6th Grade Divisions

• Game will consist of four 8 minute quarters.

• Running clock except for free throws and time outs.

• Clock will stop on all possessions under last two minutes if under 15 points.

• 3 time outs per game (2-30 sec./ 1-Full).

• No Pressing except last 2 minutes of the full game.

• Man-to-man defense.

• Bonus free throws at 7 team fouls, double bonus at 10.

Karen Groninger Memorial Girls Tournament

This tournament is for 3rd-6th grade girls, hosted in memory of Karen Groninger. This tournament has a 3 game guarantee with the schedule released the day of the tournament.

Fee: $150/team
Registration: February 14th - March 20th, 2022
Dates: April 2nd & 3rd, 2022

Tournament Rules:

3rd & 4th Grade Division

• Games will consist of four 8 minute quarters.

• Running clock except for free throws and time outs.

• 3 time outs per game (2-30 sec./ 1-Full)

• No Pressing.

• Man-to-man defense.

• Bonus free throws at 7 team fouls, double bonus at 10.​

5th & 6th Grade Divisions

• Game will consist of four 8 minute quarters.

• Running clock except for free throws and time outs.

• Clock will stop on all possessions under last two minutes if under 15 points.

• 3 time outs per game (2-30 sec./ 1-Full).

• No Pressing except last 2 minutes of the full game.

• Man-to-man defense.

• Bonus free throws at 7 team fouls, double bonus at 10.