As our 2022 Youth Basketball League (YBL) season draws to a close, we’d like to send our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this winter such a memorable experience for the youth in our community. With the support of our volunteer coaches and our generous league sponsors, the Y was able to welcome more than 1,000 young athletes back to our beloved YBL program.
At the Y, we know that our youth sports programs help to keep kids physically active. But, as we reflect on this wonderful season, we know that the impact youth sports program have on our young athletes reaches way beyond what happens between the lines on the basketball court. Besides being physically active, kids who play sports develop higher self-esteem, perform better in school, and work better in groups. Our YBL program teaches kids the fundamentals of the game while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. Above all, kids have a lot of fun, which was evident over the last several months on YMCA basketball courts throughout Will and Grundy Counties.
YBL BY THE NUMBERS
1,098 – Players
108 – Teams
412 – Games Played
169 – Volunteer Coaches
The Y would also like to thank all the families, players, volunteer coaches and staff members who participated across our association’s programs, as well as the sponsors who helped make this season possible:
C.W. Avery Family YMCA:
Gus. P Rousonelos
Hamilton & Antosen, LTD.
Joseph & Sons Mechanical, INC.
Michelle Hamerla – Realtor, Goggin Real Estate
Melissa For Homes @ EXP Realty
Nancy Gibson – Realtor, Goggin Real Estate
Galowich Family YMCA:
Michael May CPA LTD
Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC
Savetra Benn – Realtor, Goggin Real Estate
Morris Community YMCA:
Advantage Realty- Anitra Brase
Brian Zabel & Associates
Calder Allstate Agency
Goggin Real Estate – Raquel Goggin
Joe Martin CPA
JM Electric Services LLC
Roth Jorstad Inc
Three Rivers Plumbing
WT Moving & Storage
UC Davis – Callahan Funeral Home
Zig’s Fairway Auto Repair & Towing
We can’t wait to see everyone on the court next season!