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.

At the Y, kids participate in every basketball game and receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level! 

Participants should register based on the calendar grade of Fall 2022 to end of Summer 2023 school year.

Basketball Youth League


2022 Winter

2023 Summer


Now Open

Begins Mar 1

Late Registration:

Begins Nov. 4 with Additional $10


Registration Deadline:

Nov 18



Kinder (age 5-6) through 2nd - coed

3rd to 6th grade - split by gender


Jersey, shorts and socks included

Family Plus Member: $20*1

Member: $85

Non-Member: $115


Season Dates*:

Dec 9 to Feb 11


Game Days*:

7 games total

Kinder - 7 Friday night games, no tournament

1st/2nd grade - 7 Saturday games, no tournament

3rd to 6th grade - 6 regular Saturday season games/ Single elimination tournament dates TBD


Begins Dec 5; One practice per week decided by volunteer coach

*Dates may be subject to change due to gym availability.

*1Family Plus Member: Discount available once per participant per season. 

Required: all participants must wear athletic shoes. Mavericks jersey and shorts included in registration. 

Game and practice locations are at various WISD locations and the Waxahachie YMCA.

Practice locations are determined by the volunteer coach.  

Divisions are split by grades and may be combined if necessary. Kinder - 2nd grade is COED, 3rd grade and up will be split by gender. 

Friend, coach, and team requests accepted at time of registration but are not guaranteed.  YMCA reserves the right to add to any player(s) to a roster if necessary.

Coaches: Are volunteers and require a Criminal Background Check registration. If interested in coaching, please indicate so on your registration form.

Coaches meeting: Tuesday, Nov 29 at 6pm Virtual


Fall Basketball Camp 

Fall 2022

Our Fall 2022 basketball camp will be led by Coach Joshua Gunter. Under Coach Gunter, campers will learn and improve their skills in shooting, ball control, and defense. 

Sports were an instrumental part of Coach Gunter's upbringing. He learned early on that work ethic, dedication, integrity, and patience were the keys to success in both sports and life. Coach Gunter is an experienced youth basketball coach with a passion for being a part of our community. He currently runs It's Up 2 You Basketball and Skills Training Program here in Waxahachie. In working with the YMCA, Coach Gunter's focus will be on developing well-rounded individuals on and off the court by encouraging teamwork, confidence, respect, responsibility, leadership, and integrity. 

AGES: 6 - 13 years old

WHERE: Waxahachie Family YMCA - 100 YMCA Dr. Waxahachie, TX 75165

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 4th through October 27th

  • Ages 6 - 9 (coed) from 6pm to 7:15pm
  • Ages 10 - 13 (coed) from 7:30pm to 8:45pm

REGISTRATION: Open now until Sept. 30th

  • 30 players max per age group, first come first serve, registration will close after we have maxed out capacity

COST: $150 for members and nonmembers