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About Youth Athletics

Gilbert Youth Athletics is committed to providing top-tier coaching, utilizing elite facilities and focusing on the overall development of each student-athlete. It is our belief that great athletes must develop fundamental skills at a young age which prepares them for a future of success as they progress through high school and college programs.

Athletes have access to some of the best coaches in the state of Arizona who are committed to the development of young athletes, while also spending significant time emphasizing character and sportsmanship. Our slogan of Two Steps Ahead comes from the promise to our community that we provide an unparalleled program in terms of coaching, facilities and competition. Student-athletes will be two steps ahead as they move through their playing career as a result of coaches and program leaders who are relentless in their pursuit of excellence.

With player development being the focus we are able to identify the playing ability of all athletes and begin a structured approach of facilitating growth. This individualized approach is only possible as the result of employing excellent coaches who are committed to the player development process. All coaches are Gilbert Public Schools employees with many currently being on a junior high or high school coaching staff.

Featured Courses

  • GYA Girls 3 on 3 Basketball

    PURPOSE: Provide an atmosphere that allows participants to become engaged and grow as individuals and basketball players. RATIONALE for 3V3: - more touches per person, which will provide a better experience for everyone - more space to allow more individual development - the aforementioned format will provide a structure for a great experience with the hope to create high school basketball players
  • GYA Kinder-8th Basketball

    PURPOSE: Provide an atmosphere that allows participants to become engaged and grow as individuals and basketball players. Kinder-2nd Grade Coed development basketball league will be a 7 week season. Games will be played on an 8 foot rim at an elementary school and use a youth size basketball. Teams will be created by students home school with practice at a neighboring elementary school. Coaches may be on the court. Two 20 minute halves with running clock except for timeouts. Two time-outs per half. No score will be kept. Practice will start the week of August 16th and there will be an hour practice each week from 6:15pm-7:15pm. Day of the week TBD. Games will be on Saturday at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am or 12pm. 3rd/4th Grade Individual/Full Team Coed basketball league will be a 7 week season plus tournament (will have a girls league if there is enough participation) Games will be played on an 10 foot rim at a junior high school and use a girls size basketball. Teams will be created by students home school with practice at a neighboring elementary school. Two 20 minute halves with running clock except for timeouts. Two time-outs per half. Practice will start the week of August 16th and there will be an hour practice each week from 6:15pm-7:15pm or 7:15pm-8:15pm. Day of the week TBD. Games will be on Thursday at 6:30pm or 7:30pm; Saturday at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm 5th/6th and 7th/8th Individual/Full Team Coed basketball league will be a 7 week season plus tournament (will have a girls league if there is enough participation. *Also see 3 on 3 girls option under registration) Games will be played on an 10 foot rim at a junior high school and use a full size basketball. Teams will be created by students home school with practice at a neighboring elementary/junior high school. Two 20 minute halves with running clock except for timeouts. Two time-outs per half. Practice will start the week of August 16th and there will be an hour practice each week from 6:15pm-7:15pm or 7:15pm-8:15pm. Day of the week TBD. Games will be on Thursday at 6:30pm or 7:30pm; Saturday at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm Discount available for volunteer coaches. Contact Adam Crang (adam.crang@gilbertschools.net) if interested.