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! 

Summer Basketball Camp 

Summer 2022

Our Summer 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 - 12 years old

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

WHEN: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from July 12th to July 29th 

  • Ages 6 - 9 (coed) from 6pm to 7:15pm
  • Ages 10 - 12 (boys) from 7:30pm to 8:45pm

REGISTRATION: Open now until July 8th 

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

COST: $150 for members and nonmembers


 Winter Youth Basketball League

Join us for YMCA Winter Basketball 2021!  Our basketball league is for players of all skill levels, grades Kinder to 8th. 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 6 games plus a tournament. 

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

Grades: Kinder - 6th 

Open Divisions: Kinder, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th Grade

NEW Girls Division: 4th-6th 

Fees:    Family Plus Members: $20 ($30 Late)

Members: $80 ($90 Late)

Activity Members: $110 ($120 Late)

Registration includes Dallas Mavericks styled reversible jersey and shorts

Season Dates: December 4 – February 12

Games will be played on Friday evenings and Saturdays in local competition gymnasiums.