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.

We've got a great opportunity to prepare for Spring Y-Star Basketball and learn the game of basketball. Our Basketball Fundamental Skills Clinic will emphasize proper technique and skills development. The last week of the clinic will consist of random team games. Come have fun and hone your basketball skills! 
DATES: Thursdays, Jan 11- Feb. 15   
‚ÄčLOCATION: Wausau Branch South Gym

Your child will learn the fundamentals of the game in Y-Star Basketball. All skill levels are welcome! Week 1 will be a team practice where kids will be taught; dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Weeks 2-6, kids will be divided up into teams playing 5 on 5 games against different teams each week.  The first 10-15 minutes of each week will be team practice/warm up sessions, followed by games. Team shirts provided to players before the first game.
DATES: Thursdays, March 1- April 19  (No games March 29)
LOCATION: Aspirus Branch Gym