Youth Basketball League


Got game? Hit the hardwood 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.

The YMCA of Austin Youth Basketball is open to kids ages 4-14, with year-round programs & leagues running year-round. Every child should participate in every game and should receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.

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.

Winter 2015 

Winter 2015 Season Dates:  January 10 - February 28
Early Registration:  October 27 - November 9
Regular Registration:  November 10 - December 14


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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 Austin Youth 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.

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

Contact Information

East Communities YMCA: Marcos Nates 933-9622
Hays Communities YMCA: Simon Singletary 523-0099
Northwest Family YMCA: Josh Huberty 335-9622
North Austin YMCA: Eleanor Provias 973-9622
Southwest Family YMCA: Joe McNeeley 891-9622
Springs YMCA: Ian Manzak 894-3309
TownLake YMCA: Kristen Mohon 542-9622


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