U9 Tykes Program


6-8 Years Old

Why play Tykes Basketball?

  • Great opportunity to introduce both kids and parents to Basketball

  • Professional coaching for both kids & parents

  • Great opportunity to develop skills for the more structured Mini Basketball

  • Kids that develop a passion for basketball at this age will enjoy basketball for life!


  • The season starts in late September and takes a break during December, continuing in January and February.
  • Combination game and practice one night a week - dates, times and locations will be announced in September.

  • Free bonus skills session one night a week for those who want to practice more

  • Based on feedback, SoCal will endeavour to avoid Friday nights but there is no guarantee of this until gyms are confirmed at the end of the summer.

  • Practice is run by experienced basketball coaches and games are coached by parent coaches

  • The experienced basketball coaches provide coaching help for the parent coaches 


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