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Youth Basketball

The YMCA offers basketball for ages 4 - 14. Teams play at YMCAs and area schools. 

YMCA youth sports provide opportunities for camaraderie, building skills and character development. We aim to keep kids moving and focus on their health and well-being. 

Our focus will continue to be on player and team development, coaching with character and keeping kids active and safe in our programs. Please be sure to check our Youth Sports Health and Safety page for the latest information and guidelines.


Teams are formed based on age. See below for details and locations. Please refer to our age chart to determine your child's age group.


All players must have sneakers with non-marking soles. 

2023 Summer Clinics 

Our Skills Academy and Clinics are 75-minute sessions that focus on specific skills, techniques and basic game play - perfect for any beginning players or players wanting a little extra practice. This is not league play, but a great way to warm up to a new sport. There will be 2 sessions per week; specific days and times will be determined based on staff availability.

A.E. Finley YMCA
June 20 - July 20
Ages 9 - 14

Northwest Cary YMCA
June 6 - June 28
U10 - U14

Taylor Family YMCA
June 5 - June 29
U7 - U11

2023 Summer Season

Poole Family YMCA
June 3 - July 22
Ages: U4-U5, U6-U8 & U9-U11

2023 Fall Season

Downtown Durham YMCA
Oct. 28 - Dec. 16
Girls: U7 - U10
Coed: U5 -U10

Taylor Family YMCA
Oct. 16 - Dec. 10
Girls: U8 - U14
Coed: U6 - U7


YMCA youth basketball recreational teams are led by volunteer coaches. All volunteer coaches undergo a background check and training. Opportunities are available for coaches and assistant coaches at all locations.  

Registration Dates

YMCA youth basketball teams play in the fall and winter and registration opens in late summer.

Fall and Winter Season
Aug. 1:  Member
Aug. 15: Participant

Spring Clinics
Jan. 1:  Member
Jan. 15: Participant

Sports Directors

Alexander Family & Southeast Raleigh YMCAs: Eric Rhinehalt
A.E. Finley YMCA, Darrian Saddler
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA: Zia Cuthbertson
Durham YMCAs: Keith Jacquier
East Triangle & Poole Family YMCAs: Ryan Killen
Kerr Family YMCA: Brandon Harcum, Senior Youth Director
Kraft Family, Northwest Cary & Taylor Family YMCAs: Kelly GuerrieroMark Simmons