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.

Spring Y-Star
Our developmental basketball league is great for Age 4- Grade 5. Kids are taught basic game skills such as basic ball handling, passing, shooting and defensive skills. A great first experience for all ages. Week 1 we’ll focus on skills practice. Weeks 2- 6 will feature warm-ups and games!  View Flyer
Dates: Thursdays, March  5 - April 16 (No Games March 26 - Spring Break week)
LOCATION:  Aspirus Branch Gym


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. Basketball size and hoop height will be adjusted accordingly for each division.  



Check league schedules/ rosters  for Y Star on Playerspace page