Jr. Celtics Academy

Jr. Celtics Academy at the YMCA

Local Y contacts:

Director: Garrett Coler colerg@northshoreymca.org  



Ages 3 – 5 (Available at Beverly, Cape Ann, Ipswich, Haverhill, Plaistow and Marblehead)
Rookie Hoops is part of our Celtics Partnership and is a great place for your young player to start. We focus on skills and drills and basic motor functions, but also have a tremendous emphasis on listening, discipline, social emotional skills and group play. This is a perfect landing spot for your first basketball experience! Call your local Sports Director for more information!

  • 12-week program 
  • Ages 3 - 5 | six-foot hoop

Jr. Celtics Academy: Recreational Basketball League

Ages 6 – 14 (Available at Cape Ann, Ipswich, Plaistow and Marblehead)
Youth basketball league teaching fundamental basketball skills. Emphasis on a healthy player/coach development based on the core values of what it means to “BE A CELTIC.”

  • 12-week program 
  • Pro Division: Ages 6 – 8 | 27.5 ball, 8-foot hoop 
  • All-Star Division: Ages 9 – 11 | 28.5 ball, 10-foot hoop  
  • MVP Division: Ages 12-14  | 29.5 (regulation ball) 10-foot hoop
  • One-hour practice, one-hour game each week  
  • Kickoff event for YNS at the New Balance Track with Celtics personnel on hand
  • Combine skills test
  • Celtics Game Watch Party at the Y 
  • Enhanced combine and evaluation days 
  • Virtual webinar experiences with Celtics staff