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


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


Bitty Ball

Winter 2023

Bitty Basketball is a three-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. Joshua Gunter will be leading the clinic and will be assisted by other YMCA staff.

AGES: Prek 3 - 5 years old

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

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays 01/10/2023 - 01/26/2023

  • Group 1(coed) from 6pm to 7pm
  • Group 2 (coed) from 7pm to 8pm

Our weekly itinerary is listed below:


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

WEEK 1 Class 2 Ball Handling - Passing - Shooting Instruction (Proper Mechanics) - Shooting Drills - Team Games

WEEK 2 Class 3 Ball Handling - Lay Ups - Mid Session Review - Shooting - Dribbling Relays

WEEK 2 Class 4 Ball Handling - Partner Passing - Layup Circle - Defensive Instructional - Relays

WEEK 3 Class 5 Passing and Ball Handling Drills - Lay Ups - Jump Shots - Team- Work Instructional.

WEEK 3 Class 6 Parents Participate with Kids - Drills - Lay ups - Free Throw Competition Kids vs. Parents Game - Awards and Session Wrap Up

**All Classes are designed to incorporate elements of fundamentals, teamwork, and character development.


REGISTRATION: Open now until December 31st

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


  • Member Rate - $60
  • Non-Member Rate - $80


Spring Basketball Camp 

In our Spring 2023 basketball camp campers will learn and improve their skills in shooting, ball control, and defense. As well as a focus 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 03/21/2023 - 04/13/2023

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

REGISTRATION: Open now until March17th, 2023

  • 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