Youth Basketball

Basketball was invented in 1891 when James Naismith wanted a sport that was less prone to injury than other sports at the time and could be played indoors during the cold winter months. Hanging simple peach baskets on the wall and using a soccer ball, Naismith created the game of basketball and wrote the first 13 rules of the game. It was seven years later before they cut the bottom out of the peach baskets! That was seven long years of climbing ladders to retrieve the ball!

Competitive Basketball League | Grades 3 – 8

Team Registration Only. This league for 3rd-8th grade is designed to be more competitive than the YMCA recreational league, yet still provides a positive experience for all. Coaches register their team, schedule their own practices and teams provide their own uniforms. Teams will play 8 games during the season (unless forces out of our control occur) and end in a seeded, single elimination tournament. Regular season games are played on Wednesdays at the Warehouse and/or HUB beginning the last week of February. Tournament games can be played on Mon/Wed. Coaches’ meeting is on February 7th at 2815 E. Garland Ave., 99207.

League Dates:
Feb 21 – May 9


Team: $1,000

Registration Deadline:
Feb 9

Volunteer Coaches: All YMCA sports league coaches are 100% volunteers and we are always looking for great coaches in all sports. If you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer coach, please contact us at 509 777 9622.