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! Each team is coached by volunteers and community members with a focus on participation, sportsmanship, and staying active. The older age groups will experience more competitive game play with MHSAA officials. Each team will have one evening practice and one game each week that will take place on Saturday either at our YMCA or Handy Middle School. We do our best to place kids on a team based on the school they attend.

YBA is generously sponsored by Garber-Buick.


Please see the table below for YMCA Basketball Court times reserved for YBA Practice. Practices will be taking place on our courts weeknights throughout the YBA season (ends in January).

These times are subject to change. Please plan your visit accordingly and reference the mobile app as well as this webpage. Thank you for supporting youth sports in Bay County!

 North East CourtNorth West CourtSouth East Court
*5:00-7:00pm starts Nov 5th
*4:00-5:00pm is scheduled only for Nov 1st
*4:00-5:00pm is scheduled only for Nov 1st
*4:00-6:00pm is scheduled only for Nov 1st
*5:00-6:00 is scheduled only for Nov 1st

Game Schedule:

Games will be taking place on both North & South Courts all day Saturdays from 8am until 3:30 or 5:00pm.

November 9th
November 16th
November 23rd
December 7th
December 14th
January 4th
January 11th
January 18th (Last game for K-3rd Grade)
Tournament (For 4th-6th Grade Division. Begins January 18. Ends January 25th.)


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 Christa Coppus at ccoppus@ymcabaycity.org 


For more information regarding the YBA season contact Christa Coppus at ccoppus@ymcabaycity.org or 989-895-8596