Got game?

Hit the hardwood with the folks who invented the game - the Y! The YMCA Youth Basketball program is open to kids starting at age 3, with programs & leagues running year-round. Every child will participate in every game and receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.

Youth and Teen Leagues

No one tops our legacy.

Did you know that Basketball was invented by the Y in 1891 at the International YMCA Training School? Dr. 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.


More than just the game.

Sportsmanship and values are key components of this league. Every game starts with our YMCA Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake. To top it all off, the end of season Championship Team receives a Champions T-Shirts!


Get involved, build community. 

Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators, by contributing their time as a volunteer in the program - as well as being their kid's greatest fan.


To register or find detailed league information: Click on the register now button below for complete basketball details for our youth, teen, and adult registration information and rates.

Have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.



Adult Leagues

Still Got Game?

Give it your all at the Y! This adult recreation program provides a competitive environment for those not ready to hang up their athletic shoes! Registration is taken by team but interested individuals not on a team can speak with the League Director who can often find a team to join.


To register or find detailed league information: Click on the register now button for complete basketball details, registration information and rates.


Basketball Camp

July 8th-12th, 2024

Coach Townsley brings over 25 years of professional instruction experience, has served over 6,500 clinics worldwide and has worked with players from ages 4 to NBA professionals. "We want you to have the chance to learn professional skills, at an easy to understand level. You won't want to miss this opportunity to share in the basketball experience of the Greater Dayton YMCA's Summer Camp. In addition, we look forward to having each participant join us at Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on the home court of the Indiana Pacers and Fever basketball."

The camp will be visiting the Indiana Pacers Facility, Banker's Life Fieldhouse, on the last day of camp. During this trip, the campers will tour the facility and play games on the same court where the Pacers play their games. In addition, the campers will attend an Indiana Fever game that evening. 


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Below is a list of Branches that offer this sport at some point during the year. Click on the "Register Now" button to find current league information.

Branches that Offer Youth & Teen Basketball Leagues:
Coffman YMCAFairborn YMCA
YMCA at the HeightsKleptz YMCA
Preble YMCASouth YMCA
West Carrollton YMCAXenia YMCA
Grand Lake Health/Premiere Health - North YMCAGrand Lake Health/Premiere Health - South YMCA
Branches that Offer Adult Basketball Leagues:
Coffman YMCA YMCA at the Heights
Preble YMCA South YMCA
Xenia YMCA  


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