Jr. Celtics Youth Development

Jr. Celtics is Back!

Director: Garrett Coler colerg@northshoreymca.org  

Local Y contacts:



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, dicipline, 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!

  • 10-week program (December 3 - February 18)
  • Ages 3 - 5 | six-foot hoop

Jr. Celtics Youth Development League (JCYDL)

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.”

  • 10-week program (November 28- February 18)
  • Starters: Ages 6 – 8 | Size 5 ball, 8-foot hoop 
  • Allstar division: Ages 9 – 11 | Size 6 ball, 9-foot hoop 
  • MVP Division: Ages 12-14, regulation size ball and hoop
  • One-hour practice, one-hour game  
  • Kickoff event for YNS at the New Balance Track with Celtics personnel on hand
  • During the final week, participants are re-tested in combine to measure improvement
  • Celtics Game Watch Party at the Y with Lucky the Leprechaun and more Celtics personalities
  • Enhanced combine and evaluation days 

Additional special events/opportunities may include:

  • Youth Development League Game at TD Garden during halftime of a Celtics home game
  • High Five Tunnel at a Celtics Home Game for members of our Youth Development League
  • Boston Celtics player clinic