YMCA Basketball Academy (YBA)

Get in the game! The YMCA Basketball Academy (YBA) is back and better than ever! YBA is an instructional program designed for youngsters new to the sport of basketball as well as those who want to brush up on the rules, tactics, and skills, improve their game and most importantly, HAVE FUN!


Returning participants can use their orange/white jersey that was used in prior seasons.  If a new jersey is needed, they can be purchased for an additional $10.  All new jerseys that are purchased this season will be given to coaches and distributed by them.

Volunteer Coaches Wanted

Interested in making a positive impact on the youth of the community? Coaching is a great way to have some fun and teach the kids about basketball.  If interested, contact Nate Goddard at ngoddard@www.ymcabaycity.org

Officials Wanted

The YMCA is seeking individuals that are interested in officiating YBA games.  Must be motivated, dependable, mature, responsible and knowledgeable about basketball.  High school and college students welcome.  For additional information contact Nate Goddard.

Financial Assistance Available

Financial assistance is available through the Jeff Buczek Memorial Scholarship Fund.  If you would like more information on this, please contact Joslyn Jamrog at 989-895-8596 or jjamrog@ymcabaycity.org.

For more information regarding the YBA season contact Nate Goddard at ngoddard@ymcabaycity.org or 989-895-8596


Hoopsters is a co-ed program that introduces the youngsters to the game of basketball. The hoops are lowered and hoop attachments are used to lower the basket to six feet. Offensive skills are the primary focus in this ‘first time’ basketball exposure for participants. Shooting, dribbling and passing are the main areas of focus. Participants will attend one session each week. Each day is limited to 35 participants.

January 25 - March 1
THURSDAYS from 5:30-6:15PM

YBA 3 on 3

4th-8th Grades. Players can request a coach and/or a teammate. Teams can have up to 5 players per team. If players register individually they will be placed on a team where there is space. Game days are subject to change.

Game will be Thursdays starting February 15.
Practices will start the week of February 5.

Jersey Orders

YBA jerseys will need to be ordered separately from the program registration for new participants or for returning participants who need a new jersey.

$10 each