Coach Macky and Steady Buckets Featured in this months edition of New York Sports Connection

How Steady Buckets Works

Steady Buckets is an innovative basketball, physical fitness and life skills development program for boys and girls ages 4-18 in the greater New York City area. The program’s objective is to develop hard working, resilient, empathetic and confident individuals who will make a positive contribution to their communities. Free of charge, Steady Buckets (SB), is open to all children who are willing to work hard to maximize their potential.

To register (, a parent/ guardian must first set up a family account and then select the appropriate age group for their child. The “U” stands for “and under” so 6U is for 4, 5, and 6 year olds, 8U is for 7 and 8 year olds, 10U is for 9 and 10 year olds, etc.  

Once registering for our Fall Season players are welcome to join any of our workouts listed on the SB Calendar below (YMCA workouts require registering and processing payment with the Chinatown Y. This class has a fee of $30 per workout; $25 for Y members. You can call the Chinatown YMCA at 212-912-2460). 

All weekday and Sunday workouts are open to players of all ages. Upon arriving players will then be broken into smaller groups within the workout.  Saturday sessions are age specific and players can only attend the workout that they are registered for.

Weekday workouts are 2-hours long with an emphasis on shooting and ball handling skills.  Weekend workouts are 3-hours long including a 45-minute warmup, 90-minutes of basketball training and scrimmage games, and a 45-minute cool down session including stretching, yoga and meditation.

The best way to understand how SB works is to show up for a training session, but if you have specific questions or concerns please call Coach Macky at 646-734-4395.

“Out Work ‘Em!”

To Be Successful In Our Program, Kids Have To Learn To Engage And Partner With Others, Leave Their Comfort Zones and Become Leaders Within Our Diverse Environment.


Spread The Word

SB is free and open to all so please invite your friends and family to join us on the courts!

For more info and updates, follow SB on its social networks on InstagramFacebook and Twitter. Please share your stories, your children's victories and images with other Steady Buckets families. If at the games or practices, don't forget to use the hashtag#steadybuckets and #outworkem when posting tweets and pics! "Like" us, post on our wall and share in the growth of our program!