Hit the hardwood with the folks who invented the game - the Y! Boys and girls develop skills including dribbling, shooting, passing, and rebounding. Youth basketball at the Y combines team play and individual skills in a fun and supportive environment.

Upcoming Basketball Sessions

Winter 2021 Youth Sports Season 

Early Bird Registration: through December 14 (fees increase $15 on December 15)
Regular Registration: December 15 - January 4
Practices Begin for Clinics: Week of January 18
Seaon: January 30 - March 13, 2021


Youth Basketball League

(Grades K-8) Our league features:

• One practice during the week and games on Saturdays

• Six games per session (some sessions offer a bonus game for a total of 7 games)

• Trained volunteer coaches

• Trained officials

• Good sportsmanship and YMCA core values modeled and promoted

• Fundamentals and a focus on new skill development

• Equal play time for players

• New, upgraded NBA jerseys and end of season awards
• In-house tournaments for grades 3 and up


Youth Basketball Preschool

(Ages 2-5) Instructional skills clinic/game for boys and girls (coed) to learn the fundamentals of basketball.


Youth Basketball Clinic

Instructional skills clinic teaches the fundamentals of the game of basketball.


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Note: Sports and sports ages may vary by branch. Please check with your branch for offerings.

Here's a great way to give back! Be a YMCA Volunteer Youth Sports Coach! Make a difference in players lives at the Y, where our Youth Sports focus on learning, character development and teamwork. Our coach’s meetings and materials will provide you with instruction.


Meet some of our youth sports coaches in this brief video and see why they do what they do!


Create your VolunteerMatters account and fill out your application.

Refer to our handbooks for more information about YMCA sports programs:

Youth Sports Handbook and Coach's Handbook.


The Gateway Region YMCA partners with Cardinal Glennon SportsCare to give kids a healthy advantage through educational programs and support. Here are tips for Basketball Safety.


If you need help finding a physician for your young athlete, contact Cardinal Glennon SportsCare at (314) 577-5640.

We hope you do not need to cancel. If you do, please note these policies:

  • Any cancellation made prior to the registration deadline will receive 100% refund.
  • Cancellations received after the registration deadline will be subject to a $15 fee.
  • No refunds issued for cancellations after the second scheduled game.

Swimming at the Y

Sign up for swim lessons or take a water fitness class.