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.

Your child will learn the fundamentals of the game in Y-Star Basketball. All skill levels are welcome! Y-Star basketball is great for all skill levels. Participants will enjoy learning the fundamentals of basketball in a noncompetitive environment. Week 1 of the program will feature a skills clinic and team meet & greet. The remaining weeks will be games with a 10-15 minute warm-up session preceding them.  

(6 week session) Our youth basketball league is great for all skill levels to learn the game of basketball. Week 1 will be a skills clinic run by YMCA staff, followed by a short practice run by team coaches.  Weeks 2- 6 will feature games with a 10- 15 minute warm-up session preceding them.  Youth Sports programs at the Y help kids become not only better players, but better people as well. View flyer here
DATES:  Thursdays, Nov. 8 - Dec. 20
(No Games Nov. 22 -Thanksgiving)

LOCATION:   Wausau Branch South Gym
4 – K                  5:30 p.m.
1- 2 Grades        6:30 p.m.
3- 4 Grades        7:30 p.m.

Stay up to date on league schedules and rosters via our Y-Star Playerspace page