A branch of the
YMCA of the East Bay
 > YMCA of the East Bay > Locations · YMCA of the East Bay > Downtown Oakland YMCA > Programs · Downtown Oakland YMCA > Youth Development · Downtown Oakland YMCA > Swim, Sports & Play · Downtown Oakland YMCA > Youth Basketball · Downtown Oakland YMCA

Youth Basketball · Downtown Oakland YMCA

youth basketballYouth basketball at Downtown Oakland YMCA is a fun and exciting way for kids ages 3-13 to make new friends and stay active.

Got game? Hit the hardwoods with the folks who invented the game - the YMCA! did you know basketball was invented in 1891 at the International YMCA Training School? One of the teachers, 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 games.

Youth Basketball Clinics

Our basketball clinics are designed to teach individual skill development and teamwork. Players are encouraged to improve their skills through in-house scrimmage games and games with other local YMCAs. Teams at grade levels 2-3, 4-6 and 6-8 will play games against other YMCA's and recreational teams. Games are held at the Downtown Oakland YMCA and various off-site locations. 

Session & Registration Dates

Spring April 16- June 9                                                                                 NO CLINIC                                                                                               Saturday April 21 (Healthy Kids Day)                                                     Saturday May 26- Monday May 26                                                                 Early Bird March 12- April 8                                                                     Regular Registration April 9 - April 22



Ages 3-5

Saturday 9:45-10:25 am

Age 6

Monday 5:30-6:20 pm
Saturday 10:30-11:20 am

Ages 7-8

Monday 6:30-7:20 pm
Saturday 11:30 am-12:20 pm

Ages 9 - 10



Ages 11-13

Wednesday 6:30-7:20 pm
Saturday 12:30-1:20 pm

Wednesday 6:30-7:20 pm
Saturday 12:30-1:20 pm


Downtown Oakland YMCA - Gym


Ages 3-5                                                                                                      Early Bird Facility Member $60, Program Member $72                     Regular Registration Facility Member $70, Program Member $82

Age 6 & Ages 7-8                                                                                   Early Bird Facility Member $130, Program Member $156               Regular Registration Facility member $140, Program Member $166

Ages 9-10 & Ages 11-13                                                                              Early Bird Facility Member $140, Program Member $168                 Regular Registration Facility member $150, Program Member $178

Financial Aid available





More about the Y