Youth Basketball


Join the Gaston County Family YMCA for Youth Basketball 2018-2019.  Our recreational league teaches fundamentals while learning to appreciate the sport of basketball and refine physical skills!  We focus on family involvement, team building, confidence, and developing our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.


Ages-Children ages 3 – 13 will play in the following leagues: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-13.  Registration is open until November 21st.  Late registration will result in a $10 late fee if space is available.


When and Where:

Stowe and Pharr YMCA– Teams will practice at either the Stowe Family YMCA or Pharr Family YMCA.  Practice begins the week of December 10th.  Teams will have practice one time per week, once on their selected practice day (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) based on coach availability. Games will start the weekend of Friday, January 11th. Our 3-4 year-olds, 5-6 year olds, and 7-8 year olds will play games on Saturday mornings (STOWE), while 9-10 year olds (STOWE) and 11-13 year-olds (PHARR) will play games on Friday evenings. The final game of this 7-game season is scheduled for February 23rd.  

  • Games will be held at the Stowe Family YMCA for children 3 – 10.
  • Games will be held at the Pharr Family YMCA for teens 11- 13.

The YMCA will make every effort to make up and cancelled games due to inclement weather. Games may be made up during the week.

Draft – 

Our 9 – 13 year olds participate in a skills assessment draft on December 4th. All athletes are placed on a team. The purpose of this draft is to evenly divide teams throughout the league.

  • 9 – 10 League – 6:00 pm
  • 11 – 13 League – 7:00 pm


Coaches- We need volunteer coaches for both locations, and in every age group.  Please consider coaching a team this season by indicating your interest on your registration form. The Coaches Meeting will be held on Monday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm at the Stowe Family YMCA.

  • Coaches get first choice of practice day and time!
  • Coaches get the honor of naming their team and choosing their color!


Registration-  Member – $55  |  Participant – $80


Contact (Pharr): Michael Stout –, 704-824-1131