Boys playing with a basketball at YMCA of Greater Charlotte


Learn the Game Where it Was Invented — The YLearn the Game Where it Was Invented — The Y

Youth Basketball


In an effort to serve our athletes, we are excited to develop plans to reopen our sports programs. The Y will follow recommendations from the CDC, Governor Cooper, public school systems, state and local health departments, as well as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

As we continue to evolve our programs to fit within the current landscape, we want to ensure you there is no better place to learn the basics of basketball than where it was invented in 1891. Our youth basketball leagues help kids improve their skills, challenge themselves and grow in sportsmanship. Our basketball programs emphasize the values of team sports, including fair play, team work and having fun.

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Y has adjusted some of our normal operating procedures. Despite all of the changes we have implemented, we still plan to have an exciting season with your athlete and above all, want them to have fun on the court!


A Place to Belong and Grow

Kids who play basketball and engage in healthy competition discover so much more than their athletic abilities. They experience a sense of belonging and learn what working together accomplishes. We encourage kids to challenge themselves as players and people.


Talented Coaches Who Care

Our coaches know how to encourage fun while maximizing the individual potential of each player. Players practice drills and games designed to develop the fundamental skills of ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting and defense.