The Family Y of Greater Augusta

Basketball

Got game? Hit the hardwood with the folks who invented the game - the Y! basketball

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.

The Family Y of Greater Augusta’s Youth Basketball league is open to kids ages 5-18. Every child should participate in every game and should receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.

YMCA Youth Sports encourage and promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, the value of participation, team-building, a positive self-image and a sense of respect for others. Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators, by contributing their time as volunteer coaches - as well as being their kid's greatest fan.

 

Change lives... Become a coach!

Did you play sports as a youngster? Do you remember the first experience you had of being part of a team? Would you like to pass on the same positive experience to today's youth? Then VOLUNTEER to be a YMCA of Greater Augusta Youth Sports Coach! We are always in need of great coaches, willing to make a difference in the lives of today's youth. Your time is our most valuable asset.

For more information, contact your Family Y’s Program Director.

  • Fall/Winter Season: +


    Youth Basketball
    Ages: 5-18
    Registration: April 4th-May 15th
    Season: June 25th-August 6th
    Day/Time: Week of June 13th
    Fee: Metro Member: $20 Members: $55 (non-Metro memberships); Non-members $75. Uniform Fee: $15.
    Ages: 5-18
    Registration: October 20-November 16
    Day/Time: Practices will be held weekday evenings between 6-8 pm at HIS Community Church. Days and times will be determined by the team’s volunteer coach.
    Fee: Members: $55 (non-Metro memberships); Non-members: $75. Uniform Fee: $15. $15 late fee for registration after November 16.
    *No practices/games held during Christmas and New Year’s weeks, December 23-January 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old
    Registration: October 20-December 14
    Game Days: Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday
    Fee: Free to Metro Family Members with a $15 uniform fee; $40 for all other members; $60 for non-members
    Practice locations:Platinum Sports Facility in Martinez
    Ages: 6-18
    Registration: October 20-November 16
    Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
    Fee: Members: $35 (non-Metro memberships); Non-members: $60. Uniform Fee: $15
    Practice locations: Family Y of North Jefferson, Jefferson County Recreation Department, Wadley Recreation Department
    Ages: 3-5 years old
    Registration: October 20 to December 14
    Game Days: Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday
    Fee:Free to Metro Family Members with a $15 uniform fee; $40 for all other members; $60 for non-members
    Practice locations: Liberty Park in Grovetown
    Registration
    October 17th – November 13th
    Late Reg. (additional ) Nov. 14th- Nov. 20th Age control Date is August 1st 2016
    Coaches Meeting (Coaches Only) in the Sports Complex at The Wilson Family Y Wednesday November 30th:
    U7 & U9 6:00pm
    U12 & U15 7:00pm
    Practice U7 - U15 (Ages 5-14) begins the week of Jan. 2nd.
    Practice days and times are determined by the volunteer coach, and will be held M-F at 6pm or 7pm.
    Jerseys will be handed out at your team’s last practice before your first game.
    Practice Iddy Bitty Basketball (Ages 3-4)
    Instruction will begin on January 2nd at the time you signed up for; 9am, 10am, 11am. Instruction will be held in the youth gym.
    Must bring program card you received at registration to enter facility.
    Games U7 - U15 games begin on January 14th.
    Saturday games with Playoffs (U9-U15) and make up games due to weather may be scheduled on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings at 6pm and 7pm.
    Must bring program card you received at registration to enter facility.
    Schedules (posted the first week of practice) and all other Y Sports information including rules can be found at: Wilson.ygametime.com
    Contact
    You will be contacted by your coach or via email from the YMCA by 12/9/16 with your child’s team assignment.
    If you have not been contacted by 12/9/16 please call: 706-922-9623.
    **NOTE: To enter facility you must have your program card that you received at registration. If you registered online you can receive your card at the front desk (please have ID on hand). Also, only 2 guests are allowed per family due to facility capacity.**
  • BASKETBALL CHEERLEADING +


    Ages: 5-14
    Registration: October 20-November 16
    Day/Time: Practices will be held weekday evenings between 6-8 pm. Days to be determined by the team’s volunteer coach. Games played on Saturdays.
    Location: Wilson Family Y
    Fee: Members: $55 (non-Metro memberships); Non-members $75. Uniform Fee: $35.
    *No practices/games held during Christmas and New Year’s weeks, December 23-January 3
    Ages: 5-14
    Registration: October 20-November 16
    Day/Time: Practices will be held weekday evenings between 6-8 pm at Ridgestone Academy. Days will be determined by the team’s volunteer coach. Games played on Saturdays.
    Fee: Members: $55 (non-Metro memberships); Non-members: $75. Uniform Fee: $35.
    *No practices/games held during Christmas and New Year’s weeks, December 23-January 5
    Ages: 5-14
    Registration: October 20-November 16
    Day/Time: Practices will be held weekday evenings between 6-8 pm. Days to be determined by the team’s coach.
    Fee: Members: $55 (non-Metro memberships); Non-members: $75. Uniform Fee: $35
    *No practices/games held during Christmas and New Year’s weeks, December 23-January 3
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