Youth Basketball

We have teams for kids ages 4-12, with fall and winter basketball leagues, fundamentals teaching and summer basketball camps. At the Y, kids participate in every basketball game and receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.

Winter Youth Basketball

Volunteer coaches emphasize team work, fair play and equal participation but most of all FUN! Teams practice once a week at area schools. Games will be played on Friday evenings and/or Saturday mornings at any of the YMCA branches. Players are divided into teams by grade. No practices/games during Thanksgiving week.

Program change (to youth basketball only):  due to COVID-19, our youth basketball program structure has changed. Practices will be held the first three weeks of the session and then will revert to games only. This is due to no access at area school gym sites. All practices will be reserved by coaches at our YMCA branches.

Ages:  1st – 6th grades

Where:  HGN, Marion or Stoney Point YMCAs

Day and Time:  Games are on Friday nights and/or Saturday mornings

Session 1:

Dates:  Session 1 will resume January 11, 2021 with practices.  Games will begin January 22, 2021 and January 23, 2021.

All teams, except those that used the Marion YMCA, will return to the practice location at the start of the first session.  Please email Lynn to RSVP at  Those that practiced at Marion YMCA will need to contact Lynn for a new location before the new Marion YMCA opens.

Session 2 will be held in 2021

Dates:  TBD

Cost (one session only):  YMCA Member – $45, Community Member – $85


Participants, please see the below list of changes/recommendations for our youth basketball program.  These measures are in place to provide the safest environment possible to kids and families.

  • No spectators allowed for practice except for kindergarten basketball (to help due to the age of the kids)
  • Limit of 2 spectators per participant for games.  We reserve the right to limit further if we feel the participants and staff are at risk.
  • Participants will not be required to wear masks during the game but they will need to wear masks while sitting on the bench.
  • Coaches will be required to wear a mask.
  • Referees will not be required to wear a mask during games but may if they wish.  They will wear a mask in between games.
  • Spectators should social distance in the bleachers and on the sidelines.
  • Water will be turned off so participants will need to bring their own water bottle to both games and practice.
  • Sanitizer will be placed at the scorer’s table and participants will sanitize prior to entering the game.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own ball to practice.
young boys jump for a basketball

Volunteer Coaches

Volunteer coaches make YMCA youth sports possible. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact:
Marvin McNutt at 319.390.3488 or