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! 


Bitty Basketball

Bitty Basketball is a six-week program designed to help children in Pre-K develop the skills and knowledge of the game of basketball. Proper mechanics of shooting, ball handling and passing will be the points of emphasis in this fun introduction to the game. Players will receive a Bitty Ball t-shirt, YMCA basketball and a medal.

WHERE: Waxahachie Family YMCA 

WHEN: Tuesdays - 6:00-7:00pm Beginning January 19, 2021

           6 classes every Tuesday

REGISTRATION: Registration is now open through December 18, 2020

COST: $20 for Member Plus / $60 for YMCA members / $80 Activity Members

Players will receive a Bitty Ball t-shirt, a YMCA basketball and a medal



WEEK 1: Introduction - Team Rules - Ball Handling Drills - Passing Drills - Relays

WEEK 2: Ball Handling - Passing - Shooting Instruction (Proper Mechanics) - Shooting Drills - Team Games

WEEK 3: Ball Handling - Lay Ups - Mid Session Review - Shooting - Dribbling Relays

WEEK 4: Ball Handling - Partner Passing - Lay up Circle - Defensive Instructional - Relays

WEEK 5: Passing and Ball Handling Drills - Lay Ups - Jump Shots - Team- Work Instructional.

WEEK 6: Parents Participate with Kids - Drills - Lay ups - Free Throw Competition Kids vs. Parents Game - Awards and Session


Winter Youth Basketball League

Join us for YMCA winter basketball 2021!  Our basketball league is for players of all skill levels, ages 5 to 15. Players participate in every game and receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.  Our Youth Sports program encourage and strengthen communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, team building as well as individual development and character building. Each team will play 7 games plus a tournament. 

wx jersey basketball girls winter 2020

All participants will receive a Dallas Mavericks themed, reversable jersey and shorts with their registration!

Ages: 5-15

Open Divisions: K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9th Grade

NEW Girls Divisions: 4-6 & 7-9th Grade

Fees:    Family Plus Members: $20

Members: $80   

Activity Members: $110 

Registration includes Dallas Mavericks styled reversable jersey and shorts

Season Dates: January 22 – March 6th

Games will be played on Friday evenings and Saturday’s in local competition gymnasiums. 

Registration:  Registration is now open.  Registration deadline is December 11th