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Youth Sports


The YMCA provides offerings based on the needs of their members.


Got Game?

Hit the hardwood with the folks who invented the game - the Y! The YMCA Youth Basketball program is open to kids starting at age 3, with a variety of programs & leagues running year-round. Every child will participate in every game and receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.

No one tops our legacy.

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.

More than just the game.
Sportsmanship and values are key components of this league. Every game starts with our YMCA Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake. 

Get involved, build community. 
Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators, by contributing their time as a volunteer in the program - as well as being their kid's greatest fan.

To register or find detailed league information: Click on the register button above for complete basketball details for our youth, teen, and adult registration information and rates.


Learning new skills and making new friends!

From Basketball Camps to classes on how to play sports, the YMCA is here to teach the fundamentals of sports in a fun and exciting way! Our programs instill our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility by teaching kids good sportsmanship in an encouraging atmosphere. Not only will your child learn a new skill, but they will make friends and grow in positive ways.


Getting started off on the right foot!

Rookies sports is designed to give children an introductory experience into a variety of sports. From basketball to soccer, to t-ball and floor hockey, children are exposed to fun, interactive games with their same-age peers. Guided by knowledgeable adults who excel in working with younger children on skill development. Children receive personalized time meet their own needs and skill development. Parents are encouraged to participate in this program. Program is free to members.


Send an inquiry by clicking here or call or visit your local YMCA during our operating hours. Space is limited, registrations will be first come, first serve.



YMCA of Ross County

100 Mill Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


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