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.


Practice begins October 28th

Game Schedule:

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.)


Late Registration: October 5 – October 13
Y-Member: $60
Community Member: $70
Competitive: $80 (5th/6th Grades)

*Participants will need to purchase a jersey for $10 extra if they do not already have one.

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.


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.

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