From Dinky Dunkers to Champions!


The Y offers many options for youth to explore the game of basketball. Not only do we proudly participate in YBL (Youth Basketball League), we also offer clinics and individual instruction for those wanting to brush up on technique or just learn how to play.

In our YBL League, there are no try-outs or cuts and everyone is a valuable member of the team. The most skilled and the least skilled players are given equal attention. YMCA coaches and athletes keep winning in perspective. Trying to win is natural, but it is not the primary objective of YMCA youth leagues.

For Middle School aged youth, we offer an open gym for “pick up” games during some of our program sessions.

For pricing, please click HERE to view our Program Guide. 

Spring Youth Co-ed Basketball League

Registration is now OPEN!

The Spring Youth Basketball Co-ed League is open to all youth in grades Young 5’s through 7th grade. All age divisions will start the night with practice and end the night with game play!

Practices and games begin the week of April 10th.

Divisions – Age Groups

Y5’s and Kindergarten THU  5:45 – 7:00 PM
1st – 2nd MON 6:00 – 7:30 PM
3rd – 4th TUE  6:00 – 7:30 PM
5th – 7th THU 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Spring Session: APRIL 10 – MAY 19

Youth Basketball League (YBL) – 2017

Early Registration: NOV 1 – NOV 30

Regular Registration: DEC 1 – DEC 16

The Tri-Cities Family YMCA has been proud to be a part of this program for over thirty years, and last year more than 400 youth participated in this program.  We count on volunteers to instruct the game of basketball and many of these come from parents and past participants that simply want to give back and stay involved in this great community venture.

Registration begins in November for this popular instructional league that will actually launch in January of 2017. Girls and boys in Young 5’s through 6th grade will be divided into teams which will have one practice during the week and one game on the weekend. Games will be on Saturdays between 8 AM – 8 PM with the possibility of an occasional Sunday afternoon game if numbers warrant it. YBL runs January-March. Volunteer coaches will make this league possible.  Coaches will determine a practice schedule and draft players at a coaches meeting.

Please stop by the Welcome Center for coach packet and application.

The best time to work on your game is before and after the season. This program offers skill development drills and the opportunity to apply them in different situations of play. Kids learn and play using interactive games & drills to improve their skills. See current Program Guide for details on basketball clinics.

Divisions – Age Groups

Dinky Dunkers Y5’s and Kindergarten
Rookies (Boys) 1st – 2nd
Rookies (Girls) 1st – 2nd
Winners (Boys) 3rd – 4th
Winners (Girls) 3rd – 4th
Champions (Co-Ed) 5th – 7th

YBL Game Schedule – please click the division below to view the game schedule for each:

Dinky Dunkers

Rookie (Boys)

Rookie (Girls)

Winner (Boys)

Winner (Girls)

Champions (Co-Ed)

YBL Sponsor Information

Here’s a great way to advertise your business in the community!  Your sponsorship will purchase the team shirts for the players complete with your company’s logo/name blazoned across the back!  With over 400 youth in the league, your company will not only be noticed but heralded as a hero for parents and kids alike. Please email Katie Steele by December 1st, if you are interested.

  • Bronze – 1 Team: $150
  • Silver – 2 teams: $300
  • Gold – 3 teams $450
  • Platinum – 3 teams, company logo on YMCA backboards, parking spot: $1000

YBL Officials

We are looking for high school aged or college aged students to help referee and teach the game of basketball to our youth. All officials must have knowledge of all the rules. Please email Youth Sports by December 1st, 2016 if you are interested.

Fall Youth Basketball Co-Ed League

The Fall League is open to all youth in grades Young 5’s through 7th grade. All age divisions will start the night with practice and end the night with game play!

Practices and games begin the week of September 19th.

We are in need of coaches! If you are interested please stop by the Welcome Center or click HERE to download a volunteer coaching application.

Divisions – Age Groups

Y5’s and Kindergarten  MON 5:30 – 6:45 PM
1st – 2nd TUE 6:00 – 7:30 PM
3rd – 4th THU 6:30 – 8:00 PM
5th – 7th WED 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Fall 1 Session: SEPT 19 – OCT 21

Early Registration: AUG 15 – AUG 31

Regular Registration: SEPT 1 – SEPT 11

Fall 2 Session: NOV 7 – DEC 9

Early Registration: OCT 1 – OCT 14

Regular Registration: OCT 15 – OCT 31