Registration now open!!
This league exists for the youth of our community, providing them with the opportunity to experience and develop basketball skills. The primary objective of the YMCA is to develop people, not professional athletes. Our Volunteer Coaches are dedicated to developing youth and will emphasize the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
As we look forward to the start of this year's Youth Basketball League. We would like to remind everyone that; we strive to make this program a positive experience for everyone. We want to cheer for our kids, help keep the gyms clean, and be respectful to our volunteers and staff.
All registration forms and payment must be turned into the YMCA Membership desk or you can mail in forms with a check!
We will no longer be accepting payments over the phone.
Prescott & Prescott Valley Leagues
"A" League Rules
"B" League Rules
"A" League Game Schedule
"B" League Game Schedule
Prescott Valley "B" League Game Schedule
"A" Coed 9-10 Tournament Brackets
"A" Coed 11-12 Tournament Brackets
"A" Coed 13-14 Tournament Brackets
"A" Coed 15-17 Tournament Brackets
*These forms are here for your convenience.
*All forms must be turned into the YMCA & registration fee must be paid (if applicable) to complete the registration process.
*Your spot is not guaranteed until registration form and payment is received (If Applicable)
**We cannot guarantee anyone a spot after teams have been put together**
"I want to give back to not only the community but to the Y that gave so much to me as a kid." Glenn B., YBL coach and sponsor since 2005
"I volunteer to be involved and for the community spirit." Norm D., YBL coach for 20 years and YBL committee member for 15 years
“I volunteer because the Y is a lifeline for the youth of our community to get healthy, stay out of trouble, have a focus in life, and learn the discipline that sports teaches.” Paul A., YBL coach for 24 years.
History of Basketball
Did you know that YMCA basketball goes back way beyond tear-away pants and orange slices? In fact, the YMCA was instrumental in the invention of the sport. In 1891, YMCA Director of Springfield, Massachusetts, Dr. Luther Gulick, gave PE teacher James Naismith two weeks to come up with a game that would be interesting, easy to learn and easy to play indoors in the winter.
However, Naismith had been assigned a “class of incorrigibles,” a group of young men completely uninterested in exercise. After his attempts to modify soccer and football failed miserably, Naismith looked deeper into the philosophy of sports until he came up with a few essentials for a new game: a ball, two goals and a way to encourage teamwork instead of violence. James Naismith's 13 Original Basketball Rules
He eventually settled on a soccer ball, since smaller balls required equipment to handle. To cut down on the roughness inherent in sports like football and hockey, Naismith decided to make it illegal to move with the ball, thus establishing the teamwork-based techniques of passing, as well as a nonviolent defensive framework based on intercepting passes. For goals, Naismith asked the building superintendent for a pair of boxes, but the closest things available were peach baskets. Basketball was born. The score of the first game on December 21, 1891 was 1-0. Naismith had not thought to cut out the bottoms of the peach baskets just yet.
Over the next century, basketball would become one of the most popular sports in the world, thanks in large part to athletes at the YMCA, athletes like Wilt Chamberlain, Christian Laettner and Cliff Robinson, who all played basketball at the Y before becoming NBA stars. More than just a great way to stay in shape, basketball fosters youth development and social responsibility by emphasizing teamwork, communication, and good sportsmanship.
THE POOL WILL BE CLOSED FROM 3PM-7PM (CLOSE), THURSDAY, SEPT. 14TH FOR PHS SWIM MEET