Did you know that basketball was invented by the Y in 1891 at the International YMCA Training School?

Dr. 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.

Youth Basketball Leagues
From building stronger skills to gaining self-confidence, basketball at the Y is about more than just the game, it is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Trained coaches focus on building players core skills such as ball handling, defense, offense, rebounding, shooting, conditioning, and more. All levels are welcome and will be separated by age for leagues and skill level for our season-ending tournaments in those leagues.

Youth Basketball Skills Classes
Introduce your child to a game filled with action, fun, and teamwork. Through learning and refining ball handling to strengthening defensive and offensive skills, your child will learn the fundamentals with positive coaching and personal attention as we lay the foundation for league play.

Adult Basketball Leagues
Still Got Game? Give it your all at the Y! This adult recreation program provides a competitive environment for those not ready to hang up their athletic shoes and also offers time to gather with friends for great fellowship. Whether you are a seasoned athlete with the desire to get back in the game or just looking to explore a new hobby, our adult basketball leagues offer a fun way to stay active while staying fit. Join one of our competitive five-on-five Basketball Leagues men or women divisions or drop in at a location near you for a game of pickup basketball.

Men 5 vs 5 & Co-Ed 5 vs 5
Create your own team or sign up as an individual. Our adult basketball leagues play a seven-game season plus a championship tournament. Adult basketball leagues consist of seven to 10 players per team.





Find all of the YMCA of Central Kentucky's youth sports league information, schedules and standings on the Player Space Portal. It's absolutely free and easy to use.