Youth Basketball


Basketball programs for ages 3-12 years.  Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball has no bench warmers! Every child plays while making friends and learning new techniques. The YMCA is where most children receive their first experience with sports in a non-competitive environment. We continue to be that place to nurture the potential of children and provide teamwork opportunities in a fun, supportive way.

Basketball League

A non-competitive basketball league coached by volunteers. Games/practices are 45 minutes. Participants and spectators must remain in the gymnasium during the duration of the program. Bathrooms are available on the third floor of the Whatcom Family YMCA for participants and spectators. Anyone above the age of 16 must provide photo identification upon arrival at the Whatcom Family YMCA. Coaches needed! Email if interested.

Summer Basketball

NEWLY ADDED — Tiny Hoopsters:

  • Tiny hoopsters clinics focus on teaching fine motor skills and body control as well as basic basketball movements ball handling, passing and defense. The class will also introduce life skills such as teamwork sportsmanship, and respect as well as fostering a love for the game. Participants and spectators must remain at the gym during the duration of the program. Bathrooms are available onsite for participants and spectators (parent/guardians are responsible for child's bathroom visit).
    • DATE: Saturdays, July 15- August 5
      • 3-4yrs 10:00-10:45am
      • 3-4yrs 10:50-11:35am
      • 5-6yrs 11:40am-12:25pm

Basketball Camp:

  • Join our week-long basketball camp from July 10 to July 14, designed for ages 6-12. Improve your skills in shooting, dribbling, and teamwork during three hours of daily training from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Get ready for an fun program that caters to all skill levels, helping you excel on the court.

Multi-Sport Camp #2:

  • Experience the thrill of basketball, as well as other sports like soccer and baseball in our week-long multi-sport camp from July 24 to July 28. Open to ages 6-12, this action-packed program runs from 9 to 3pm. Develop your skills across various sports, learn teamwork, and have a blast exploring new athletic adventures.





Questions about Youth Sports, please contact our Youth Sports Coordinator, Aria Ludtke,

YMCA youth sports encourage healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, positive self– image and a sense of fair play. Through our caring staff and coaches, we help your child develop the skills fundamental not only to play the sport, but also to be successful in the community such as cooperation, commitment, dedication and sportsmanship.