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! 

2024 Summer participants should register based on the calendar grade of Fall 2023 to end of Summer 2024 school year.

Basketball Youth League



2024 Summer Registration

2024 Winter Registration



Starts Sept 15

Late Registration:

May 10 with Additional $15

Begins with Additional $15

Registration Deadline:

May 24



5th/6th grade - split by gender

Kinder (age 5-6) through 2nd - coed

3rd to 6th grade - split by gender


Jerseys Included

Family Plus Member: $20*1

Member: $85

Non-Member: $115

Family Plus Member: $*1

Member: $

Non-Member: $

Season Dates*:

 June 7 to July 27

No games/practices July 1 to 7

Dec to Feb

Game Days*:

Fridays and Saturdays



One practice per week decided by volunteer coach

No games/practices July 1 to 7

Coaches Meeting:



*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. 

Ball size:

  • PrK/Kinder: 27.5 Lite
  • 1st/2nd: 27.5
  • 3rd/4th/5th/6th: 28.5
  • 7th/8th Girls: 28.5
  • 7th/8th Boys: 29.5

Divisions are done by grades and may be combined with another appropriate grade level or cancelled if enrollment is low.  Kinder - 2nd grade is COED, 3rd grade and up will be split by gender. 

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

Practice locations are determined by the volunteer coach.  

Friend/Coach requests are accepted on registration forms but are not guaranteed. YMCA reserves the right to add any player(s) to a roster if necessary.  

Coaches: Are volunteers that must register for a Criminal Background Check with Athlete Protection training. If you are interested in coaching please indicate so on your registration form and click on the link of Volunteer Coach on the left sidebar.

Basketball Registration

Bitty Ball


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 01/09/2024 - 02/01/2024

  • 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


Summer Basketball Camp 

Our 4-week camp will be run by Coach Cedric Ford from Skills and Drills. Coach Ford has over 15 years of basketball coaching experience and officiating as a certified Basketball Official! 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. 

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


Basketball Clinic 2024 Summer Registration



Late Registration:


Registration Deadline:

May 31


Member: $150

Non-Member: $150

Session Dates*:

Jun 4 to June 27

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Session Times*:

Ages 6 to 9 Co-ed - 6pm to 7:15pm

6 to 9 yo Summer Basketball Camp

Session Times*:

Ages 10 to 13 Co-ed - 7:30pm to 8:45pm

10 to 12 yo Summer Basketball Camp


Waxahachie Family YMCA



Refund Policy

Any refund requests will be reviewed by the Sports Department.  The refund amount given back will be determined by the date the refund is WRITTEN requested:

      • Before registration closes – refund less $25 service fee.
      • After registration closes but before sport start date– refund less $25 service fee.
      • On or after sport start date – no refund.

All registration, online and in person, are held to this policy.