Youth Basketball is one of the premier youth sports programs offered by the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. Players will learn the fundamentals of the game, gain the opportunity to play a game each week, have equal playing time and are encouraged to play more than one position. Many of our branches offer two seasons for 1st to 7th grade boys and girls. 

Teams practice one night each week with an eight-game schedule each season, which are typically held on Saturdays.

Y Rookie Basketball is open to boys and girls, ages 4 through Kindergarten. This positive, fun activity builds athletic, social and interpersonal skills. The players take part in skill development activities, drills and scrimmages in a group setting.

Boone County Family YMCA: Makala Brinkley, 515.432.5925,
John R. Grubb Community YMCA: 515.246.0791
South Suburban YMCA: Robby Beyer, 515.256.4314,
Walnut Creek Family YMCA: Ryan Westerkamp 515.224.1888,
Waukee Family YMCA: Joel Goetsch, 515.987.9996,


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