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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.
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.
Volunteer Coaches: All YMCA sports leagues are coached by volunteers, the YMCA does not provide paid coaches. We are always looking for great coaches for all sports. If you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer coach, please fill out our volunteer interest form. Not sure how to run a practice or what will be required of you as a coach? We will provide all the training you need to be a great coach.
- Winter Registration Opens October 21st
- Spring Registration Opens October 21st