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How the YMCA Youth Basketball Is Different

Why Kids Should Play YMCA Youth Basketball

Core Character Values

What Kids Learn in YMCA Youth Basketball

Got Game? Hit The Hardwood With The Folks Who Invented The Game - The Y! 

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 YMCA of Central Ohio Youth Basketball is open to kids ages 4-17, with programs & leagues running year-round. Every child should participate in every game and should receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.

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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 Central Ohio 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.

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