Join the fun of basketball with the organization that helped create the sport! The YMCA jr.HEAT Youth Basketball league is a co-ed program in which boys and girls (ages 6-17) will enhance their skills, teamwork, communication, and leadership through the help of our volunteer coaches. Teams are guaranteed 1 practice weekly. Exact practice days and start times will depend on the team and volunteer coach. There will be one game a week that will take place on Fridays and/or Saturdays, and start times will vary by division. Join the best sports league in your area today!

jr.HEAT Basketball League

The jr.HEAT Basketball Leagues are a partnership between the Miami HEAT and existing youth basketball leagues throughout South Florida who are looking to provide an NBA experience to their young athletes.

All participants in our basketball league will receive an exclusive jr.HEAT x YMCA jersey to wear during games! League participants will also have the chance to attend a Miami Heat game in select YMCA seasons for free. The jr.HEAT also collaborates with the YMCA youth sports programs to bring special events to each location throughout the year.

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Sports academies are 45-minute beginner and intermediate classes that will have an emphasis on building character and teaching sportsmanship, learning the fundamentals of the game through fun activities, and improving technical skills with drills. All academies are led by certified YMCA Sports Instructors. Academies take place on a monthly recurring basis.

Basketball Academy