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Youth
Basketball

Here's Your Shot

Basketball was created by Dr. James Naismith at a YMCA in 1891, and the tradition continues today. Youth Basketball promotes active kids, healthy competition and the Y's values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

AGES: 5+
TIME: 1 practice and 1 game per week, each an hour long
REGISTRATION: Winter and Spring Leagues

Youth basketball at the Y combines team play and individual skills in a fun and supportive environment. Children develop basketball skills including passing, receiving, shooting, footwork and dribbling. Not only will children have an opportunity to improve their technique, but they'll also build social skills, gain confidence and develop leadership skills.

Basketball is offered year-round at select Y locations, and many more Y locations in the Winter season.

Please note: Y sports are now offered by region instead of Y location. Learn more. 

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Jackson County

Johnson County

GRADES: K-5th

Northland

Bitty
Basketball

Kids ages 3-5 have the opportunity to get in the game with our introductory Bitty Sports program. Kids learn the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and supportive environment through instructional practices and scrimmage games. 

Bitty sports are just $10 for Y members with a household membership.

Challenger Sports

Challenger Sports Calendar

Did you know we have sports for kids with disabilities and special needs? Kids of all abilities have the opportunity to play sports, including basketball, with YMCA Challenger.