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.

YMCA 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.

Get the fundamentals in Y-Star Basketball. Participants in 4K- 4th Grade will enjoy learning the game of basketball in a noncompetitive environment. Plus, kids develop character on the court for relationships off the court! Y-Star basketball is great for all skill levels.  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.  

Check league schedules/ rosters  for Y Star on Playerspace page


A great opportunity for children to prepare for the Spring Y-Star Basketball League and learn the game of basketball from the ground up. Instruction will emphasize having fun, proper technique, and basketball skill development. Last week of the clinic will consist of games. View flyer
Location:  Wausau Branch South Gym
Ages & Times:
4 - 7 years     5 pm -  6 pm
8 - 11 years   6 pm - 7 pm
FEES: $21 Members/ $36 Non-Members