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 5-14. Every child should participate in every game and should receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.