The YMCA of Greater Des Moines offers sports programs that help youth develop and discover their potential through relationships, teamwork and healthy competition. Youth basketball is one of the premier youth sports programs offered by the Y.
Players will learn the fundamentals of the game, gain the opportunity to play a game each week, have equal playing time and be encouraged to play more than one position. Many of our branches offer two seasons for first through seventh 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.
In addition to leagues, several of our branches also offer basketball clinics. Click on the locations below for further details.