Northwest NEWS

December 13, 1999

Sports

YMCA basketball registration

   Registration for the year 2000 YMCA Youth Basketball season is now being accepted at the Northshore YMCA. Leagues are open to boys and girls between the ages of five and 8th grade.

   In YMCA Youth Sports programs, "winners" are defined as players who feel good about themselves, set personal goals and achieve them, help others succeed, give their best effort, learn new skills, and have fun.

   "The YMCA Youth Sports program doesn't remove the competition from the sport--it just puts it in proper perspective. Competing is important, but so is having a good time, participating, learning new skills, and learning to respect officials, coaches, and the other teams," says program coordinator Chris Bellecourt.

   Parents are encouraged to participate as coaches, officials, and committee members. For information, call Chris Bellecourt, Sports/Recreation Coordinator, at 425-485-9797, or drop by the Northshore YMCA.