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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.

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 locations, and many more locations in the Winter season. Y sports are now offered by region instead of Y location.

Upcoming Season

AGES: 5+
DAYS: Practices begin week of December 2, Games held Saturdays January 4-February 15
TIME: 1 practice and 1 game per week, each an hour long
REGISTRATION: Online registration ended November 11.

Pre-season Basketball Tournament

AGES: 5+ (K-1st Boys or Girls, 2nd-3rd Boys or Girls, 2nd-3rd Advanced Boys or Girls, and 4th-5th Boys or Girls)
DAYS: December 13-15
TIME: Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday Noon-5 p.m.
REGISTRATION: Register by December 5. Open to any YMCA teams looking to get a few games in before Christmas break. Each division will be a double elimination bracket. Each team is guaranteed 2 games with possibility of more games depending on how you play. Majority of games will be played on Saturday. Championship games will be played Sunday afternoon. Brackets will be given to coaches by Wednesday December 12. Location within the KC Metro area.

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Jackson County

GRADES: K-1st Boys or Girls, 2nd-3rd Boys or Girls, 2nd-3rd Advanced Boys or Girls, and 4th-5th Boys or Girls
PROGRAM LOCATION: HyVee Arena
FEES: $150/team

Johnson County

GRADES: K-1st Boys or Girls, 2nd-3rd Boys or Girls, 2nd-3rd Advanced Boys or Girls, and 4th-5th Boys or Girls
PROGRAM LOCATION: HyVee Arena
FEES: $150/team

Northland

GRADES: K-1st Boys or Girls, 2nd-3rd Boys or Girls, 2nd-3rd Advanced Boys or Girls, and 4th-5th Boys or Girls
PROGRAM LOCATION: HyVee Arena
FEES: $150/team

Wyandotte County

GRADES: K-1st Boys or Girls, 2nd-3rd Boys or Girls, 2nd-3rd Advanced Boys or Girls, and 4th-5th Boys or Girls
PROGRAM LOCATION: HyVee Arena
FEES: $150/team

Bitty
Basketball

Bitty Sports Player with 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.