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    Pick-up bball

    I know this has been posted a few times before, but just got a membership to the YMCA of greater Des Moines. Was wondering if any of you all get together at any of the locations for some pick up hoops. I used to play all the time at Lied when I was a student, but haven't played in a year. Shot around last night at Ankeny's little gym and got the "itch" again as Brett Favre would say.

    Either reply to this or PM me if anyone plays. Thanks.


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    Also if there are any leagues or anything as well, that would be nice to know.


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    Re: Pick-up bball

    Terry Woods and Hurl Beachum used to play down there. I don't know if they do now. I have not worked out there in a long time.



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    Re: Pick-up bball

    Is there a gym in Ankeny you can just go shoot around for free?



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    Re: Pick-up bball

    Quote Originally Posted by vanillathrilla View Post
    Is there a gym in Ankeny you can just go shoot around for free?

    I think the highschool gym on Wednesdays and Sundays. I just got the YMCA membership, so I use their gym now. But I just want to play pickup. I hate running and when I play bball, I don't think about running!


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    Re: Pick-up bball

    "pick-up" games at Ankeny HS is for YMCA members on Sundays (5-7) and Wednesdays (7-9).

    I joined the Y last year and play downtown over lunch hour from time to time. I plan on playing more often after the New Year as I'm only a few blocks away.

    I also play pick-up games with a group of guys on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. It's through the Park & Rec where everyone throws in a few bucks to cover the $20-25 hourly gym rental.

    For leagues, try Sports University. I play there in a league in the Spring.



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    Sweet. I think I'll just try to head over to the downtown one over lunch sometime and see if I can get into some games or just shoot around.


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    Re: Pick-up bball

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Sweet. I think I'll just try to head over to the downtown one over lunch sometime and see if I can get into some games or just shoot around.
    Just show up at Noon and you're in. The first 10 that are interested in full court are in, then the next 5 play the winners, etc.
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays are best, Mondays and Thursdays are OK, and Fridays are dead.

    I usually get in 2-3 good games before I shower and head back to work.

    Where do you work?? PM me if you want.



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    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    Just show up at Noon and you're in. The first 10 that are interested in full court are in, then the next 5 play the winners, etc.
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays are best, Mondays and Thursdays are OK, and Fridays are dead.

    I usually get in 2-3 good games before I shower and head back to work.

    Where do you work?? PM me if you want.

    I work on University and 42nd. About 10 minutes away. I'd love to take a longer lunch once or twice a week and get a couple games in.


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