The YMCA invented basketball. In fact, the first game was played in 1891 in a YMCA gym thanks to the imagination of James Naismith, a Y PE teacher.

Jr. Buffs Basketball


YMCA and CU Athletics are pleased to team up to offer YMCA Jr. Buffs Basketball. Participants of the YMCA Jr. Buffs sports programs will receive the benefit of the expertise of both organizations. For each YMCA Jr. Buffs sport, CU has a team, so you can be sure to get the best youth sports experience possible.


Black and Gold No Practice League (Entering 3rd-8th grade)

The Y’s Summer Black and Gold No Practice League inspires young basketball players to advance their knowledge of the game and expand their abilities in a fun, exciting game-focused league. Players should have intermediate basketball skills and an understanding of the rules. Divisions may be coed or locations may be combined depending on number of participants.

Mapleton Y

4th-5th Grade

Tuesdays, June 11-July 23, between 5:00 & 8:00pm

6th-7th Grade

Thursdays, June 13-July 25, between 5:00 & 8:00pm

No games July 1-5

  • Member: $75 plus uniform fee
  • Non-member: $100 plus uniform fee

$25 late fee as of June 1


Summer 3v3 Basketball League (Entering 3rd-8th grade)

This fast-paced fun-filled summer league is designed for players who want to grow and develop their skills in the 3v3 format. Passing, spacing and ball movement are key! Teams will play multiple games per weekly session.

Mapleton Y

7th-8th Grade

Wednesdays, June 12-July 24, 7:30-8:30pm

Longmont Y

3rd-4th Grade

Wednesdays, June 12-July 24, 5:00-6:00pm

5th-6th Grade

Wednesdays, June 12-July 24, 6:15-7:15pm

No games July 3

  • Member: $50
  • Non-member: $75


Summer Girls Basketball Scrimmage and Skills (Entering 5th-7th grade)

You know what they say… Girls just wanna have fundamental basketball skills! The YMCA Summer Girls Basketball Scrimmage and Skills Program is an opportunity for young ladies to get an introduction to the sport or to further their basketball abilities. Players will work on skill development, including ball-handling, shooting and passing, during drills and scrimmages. All abilities are welcome. The program is led by experienced basketball staff in a relaxed format that will be structured weekly based on participants’ skill set.

Mapleton Y

Wednesdays, June 12-July 24, 6:00-7:15pm

No session July 3

  • Member: $75
  • Non-member: $100


Sports Specific Coaching

Basketball and Volleyball (Ages 8+)

Grow your game! This one-on-one training is designed specifically for the young athlete who wants to progress in his or her sport. Your child can take his or her game to the next level with a highly experienced Y Certified Coach. Trainings are offered year-round.

1 60-Minute Session

  • Member: $40
  • Non-member: $60

4 60-Minute Sessions

  • Member: $150
  • Non-member: $225

Register for sport specific coaching

Review our basketball rules for everything from playing time and policies to tournaments and traveling. 

Basketball Rules

Sports Department: Basketball

303-443-4474 ext. 6101

Sports Weather Hotline