Youth basketball is a co-ed sports program for boys and girls ages 6-12 years old. This class helps children develop fundamental skills and incorporates teamwork through instructional play. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to play or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participation in sports at the Y is focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. In addition, participants will learn the rules of the game and engage in team play while having fun.


Suburban Youth Basketball Locations
Bay View – 1209 Bay Road (Webster)
Eastside -1835 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road (Penfield)
Northwest – 730 Long Pond Road (Greece)
Southeast – 111 E. Jefferson Road (Pittsford)
Westside – 920 Elmgrove Road (Gates)

Rochester City Youth Basketball Locations
Carlson Metrocenter – 444 East Main Street
Maplewood – 25 Driving Park Avenue
Monroe – 797 Monroe Avenue


Youth basketball meets once a week for 60-90 minutes of instruction and games. Youth basketball is offered for 7-10 week sessions throughout the school year. Length of session varies by Y location.

All Star Basketball

Specifically tailored each week to participant’s needs, this class provides a fun, safe and interactive environment for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of basketball and enjoy a minimal-contact sport.


Basketball is designed to provide children with the opportunity to engage in a pre-competitive, instructional games program that teaches the basic basketball skills of dribbling, passing, defense, and rules of the game.

Basketball Mini Camp

This class will be limited to 6 participants. Some knowledge of basketball is required. We will learn and cover all areas of basketball to ensure a foundation of shooting, passing, dribbling, and basketball knowledge is acquired.

Basketball Skills

This class will help develop fundamental basketball and teamwork skills while having fun. All the basics will be covered from dribbling and shooting to passing and defense.

Co-Ed Youth Basketball League

The YMCA’s Youth Basketball League is for boys and girls and is designed to teach kids sportsmanship, fair play, and the joy of basketball. There will be three weeks of practice followed by 7 weeks of games. Parents serve as volunteer coaches. Volunteer coaches are needed; please stop by the Welcome Center desk for the application and background check authorization form prior to the start of the league. Leagues runs Saturdays, November 19-February 11.

U of R Girls Basketball Clinic

Join the U of Rochester girls basketball team and staff for a 2 hour basketball clinic. The clinic will feature skills, drills, fun games, and scrimmaging.


Youth basketball is designed to provide children with the opportunity to engage in a pre-competitive, instructional games program that teaches basic basketball skills of ball handling, shooting, rebounding; and the offensive and defensive rules and strategies of basketball.

Youth Basketball Sessions 

All programs follow the school year calendar.

  • Fall I (September-November)
  • Fall II (November-December)
  • Winter (January-February)
  • Spring I (February-April)
  • Spring II (April-June)

Registration and start dates vary by branch. Please contact us for more information.

A Program Membership provides an alternative to facility membership for those who wish to enroll in only selected classes/programs. It does not include fitness or aquatics facility privileges. To learn more about how your family can have full access to the YMCA, save on programs, and receive the benefits of a Y membership, click here.