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Sports are one way the Y nurtures the potential of youth and teens. Youth sports provide a structured opportunity for kids to learn the game, improve technique, stay active, build social skills, gain confidence and develop leadership. The focus is on teamwork in a positive environment where everyone plays and everyone is a part of the team.

YMCA Tournaments take playing sports a step further, showcasing teamwork and skills in action in a tournament setting typically runs throughout a weekend at several different YMCA branches. Our tournaments are open to Y teams and all teams. Rules are posted in advance and games are officiated by certified referees. First-place teams in each division receive individual trophies and second-place teams are awarded individual medals.

Youth Basketball Tournament

For Grades 3-8 • Boys and Girls Divisions

Friday, March 16 –  Sunday, March 18, 2018

3-day double elimination tournament with 1st & 2nd place awards

Games will be played at Gateway Region YMCA locations

Teams may play at different sites on different days

Registration for teams will be open Jan. 27–Mar. 5, 2018 at all area YMCAs and online (see links below)

Fee $150 per team; must be paid in full to secure spot

For more information about our Youth Basketball Tournament, please contact your Sports Director or Trevor Steinbacher at or (314) 962-9450

Click here to download tournament flyer

- Sign up for boys grades 3-4 

- Sign up for girls grades 3-4

- Sign up for boys grades 5-6

- Sign up for girls grades 5-6

- Sign up for boys grades 7-8

- Sign up for girls grades 7-8