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4 reasons the Y’s summer basketball league is a slam dunk

Summer fun starts at the YMCA of Greenville.

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Young kids are shown dribbling a basketball on the courts at the YMCA of Greenville.

Help your kid build teamwork and confidence on and off the courts at the YMCA of Greenville.

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Calling all parents: Did you know that basketball was actually invented at the Y? If you’re looking for a summer activity to keep your kids moving, here are some reasons to check out the YMCA of Greenville’s summer basketball league:

Developmental league

Basketball at the Y is a developmental league where every player’s skills are nurtured. From perfecting passes to fine-tuning their dribbling skills, the Y meets each child right where they are.

Learn essential life skills

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, playing organized athletics can help kids boost self-confidence, develop lifelong fitness habits, and foster teamwork. These skills also do wonders for your kid’s personal growth beyond the court.

Part of the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets

Playing team sports is one of the 40 Developmental Assets identified by the Search Institute. These experiences are key for helping kids grow into well-adjusted adults.

Open to kids aged 4-14

Whether your child is just getting the hang of dribbling or ready to take on the competition, the YMCA of Greenville’s basketball league welcomes kids aged 4-14 of all skill levels.

Ready to get your head in the game? Here’s what to know in order to register your kiddo:

  • Registration is open May 1-27, with a late registration option available until June 3
  • Games kick off June 29-August 3
  • The cost is $80 for YMCA members and $115 for the community

Learn more + register

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