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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.
Summer 2014 seasons dates
Season 1: June 7 - July 19
Season 2: July 26 - August 30 (Springs only)
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.
East Communities YMCA: Marcos Nates 933-9622
Hays Communities YMCA: Simon Singletary 523-0099
Southwest Family YMCA: Joe McNeeley 891-9622
Springs YMCA: Ian Manzak 894-3309
TownLake YMCA: Kristen Mohon 542-9622