Take Your Best Shot

January 01, 2019


This is a recreational basketball league designed for youngsters to have fun while learning sportsmanship, as well as basketball rules and skills."

Lace up for Winter Basketball League! 

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.

This is more than a youth basketball program. It’s about mentoring youth, encouraging friendships and building positive relationships, healthy living, providing a feeling of belonging and safety, and creating future leaders within the community. Your children will be taking their shot in our basketball league. Kids will learn the fundamentals and build on their basketball skills while having a blast!

This league will run on Saturdays with practices on Tuesdays. 

League Grades:

*K-1st    League
*2nd -3rd League
*4th – 5th League
*6th – 8th League

Game Day: Saturdays, January 12 - March 9

Game Times: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Practice Day: Tuesdays, Janurary 8 - March 5

Practice Times: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

FEE: $120 members/ $150 potential members


Contact Sports Manager Kevin Garner at kgarner@ymcachicago.org or 773.326.2608