The YMCA Youth Sports philosophy is to allow kids to participate in a noncompetitive program with an emphasis on fun, development of character, and fair play. We believe our youth sports programs help families and individuals grow personally, clarify values, improve relationships, appreciate diversity, develop leadership skills and most of all, have fun!

YMCA coaches lead players through drills and games that build skills, develop coordination and enhance a love of the game. We make sure everyone participates and we emphasize the development of character.

At the YMCA, everyone is a winner!

Mike Luzzi
Sports Director


Basketball, We Invented It!


Ages 3-12

Our youth basketball league has no tryouts and everyone is welcome. The YMCA youth sports philosophy is to allow kids to participate in at least 50% of the game. Thanks to the Y's sports philosophy and modified basketball rules, kids participate in a recreational program with an emphasis on FUN, DEVELOPMENT OF CHARACTER, and FAIR PLAY, while learning the sport and how to compete, regardless of skill level. Youth Basketball at the Y develops fundamental basketball skills, teaches teamwork, and promotes activity in a team environment.



Age         Goal    Players  Court    Gender     

Pre-K       6ft      3 v 3     Half       Co-Ed

5-6 yrs.    8ft      5 v 5     Cross    Boys/Girls (co-ed if needed)

7-8 yrs.    9ft      5 v 5     Cross    Boys/Girls (co-ed if needed)

9-10yrs.   10ft    5 v 5     Cross     Boys/Girls (co-ed if needed)

11-12yrs. 10ft    5 v 5      Full       Boys/Girls (co-ed if needed)

Registration Deadline: Nov 7th

Games and Practices: McKinney YMCA, MISD Gyms

Basketball League Prices:

$80* for Y Members   l   $120* for non-members

*Fee includes team jersey (for new participants) and participation medal

Season Dates (8 games total):

First Game   Holiday Break     Games Resume   Last Game

April 1st            April 15th          April 22nd         May 20th      

Individual and team sign-ups welcome!