Take Your Best Shot.
Hit the hardwoods with the folks who invented the game - the Y! Basketball was invented in 1891. While teaching at the International YMCA Training School, James Naismith was given the challenge of creating a game that could be played indoors during the cold winter months. Hanging simple peach baskets and using a soccer ball, Naismith created the game of basketball and wrote the first 13 rules of the game. Y youth sports encourage and promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others. Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators, by contributing their time as volunteer coaches - as well as being their kid's greatest fan.
Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.
9th - 12th Grade
Practices will be held Monday through Thursday evenings depending on your child’s age and team assignment.
Games are played on Friday evenings in the gym.
Offered in the spring season.
Adult 5-on-5 Basketball League
This league is open to anyone over 18 looking for some fun competition on the court. Games will be played on a full court and there will be a Competitive Division and Recreational Division. Teams are guaranteed 8 regular season games and there will be a single-elimination tournament the last week.
Games are played in the gym on Wednesdays between 5:30-9:30pm.
A $100 deposit must be made upon registration to reserve your team’s spot. Team captain will be asked to turn in fee and collect money from teammates - final total is due the first week of games. Jerseys must be purchased at the Service Desk for $15 (not included in the price of registration).
Offered in spring and fall seasons.