YMCA Basketball

Youth Basketball

We believe an important component of YMCA Youth Sports is the concept of fair play and respect for oneself, one's opponent and others involved in competition. Players, volunteer coaches, officials, and spectators share a responsibility for fair play and good sportsmanship. Good sportsmanship for the YMCA is encompassed by the concept of positive character development.
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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.

The YMCA of Central Ohio Youth Basketball is open to kids ages 4-17, with programs & leagues running year-round. Every child should participate in every game and should receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.

Schedule*

*Basketball league availability may change by season. Please contact your local branch for more information.

Change Lives...Become a Coach!

Did you play sports as a youngster? Do you remember the first experience you had of being part of a team? Would you like to pass on the same positive experience to today's youth? Then VOLUNTEER to be a YMCA of Central Ohio Sports Coach! We are always in need of great coaches, willing to make a difference in the lives of today's youth. Your time is our most valuable asset.

What we believe

For more information, contact your YMCA's Youth & Family Director.