Whether you're looking to get back in the game or learning the fundamentals, our kids basketball and adult basketball programs will keep you engaged and active.
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.
Why Y Basketball?
YMCA 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
- 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 basketball coaches - as well as being their kid's greatest fan.
Become a Basketball Coach
Volunteering your time and talent is proven to help people live happier, healthier lives. Volunteer your time today by visiting our new volunteer platform and selecting your interest in sports and basketball.
Please include Coach in the 'Skills/Interests' and include Youth Sports in the 'Assignment Preference' section. Share any relevant coaching or leading experience an what sport you are interested in coaching. Find out more about volunteering
Find Basketball at your YMCA
Find basketball classes, leagues and clinics for kids and adults at your YMCA using the links to the right or below.