Got game? Hit the hardwood with the folks who invented the game – the Y! 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.

Monmouth/Independence Family YMCA

Basketball Training Camp: November 14-December 16 (COMING SOON)

Winter Basketball Flyer

*At the Y, we know the healthiest drink during exercise is water. Avoiding sugary foods, such as cookies and cupcakes, and eating healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables is also a great way to encourage healthy living in our children. To encourage healthy habits in our youth sports, we offer a $5 discount to anyone willing to pledge to only bring water and healthy snacks to practices and games. This discount is already reflected in the advertised prices of our programs.