The YMCA offers a Youth Basketball League each year. We have a fall season for girls, a winter season for boy and a spring season for boys and girls.  YBL is a fun program, which emphasizes basic basketball skills, sportsmanship, team play and participation. As in all YMCA sports, winning is downplayed, and no league standings are kept. All players will get an equal amount of playing time. The volunteer coaches and referees work hard to make YBL a fun learning experience. We will try to hold all practices and games in the Grand Forks Schools. We reserve the right to change rosters to maintain competitive balance. The season is held on Tuesday and Thursday. Girls season starts in October, Boys season in January and a Spring season for boys and girls starts in April.


YBL is in cooperation with the GF Fastbreak Club.


Fastbreak Club Mission:

To provide a positive structured environment for active participation in basketball, while allowing individual athletes to develop their skills and abilities to the highest possible level.


The following sports are offered in the Fall of 2023:


 Girls Fall Youth Basketball League

Tuesdays & Thursdays

October 24th- Dec 14th

Grades 2-3: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Grades 4-6: 6:45pm-7:45pm

Registration Fee: Members $75 Non Members $95


Mighty Mite Basketball

This FUN program introduces children in Kindergarten and 1st grade to the exciting sport of basketball.

Basic basketball skills, sportsmanship, team play, and participation will be emphasized this 5-week program.

YMCA Reversible shirts are recommended, and can be purchased at the YMCA front desk.

Ages: Age 5- Grade 1

Registration Fee: Members $45 Non Members $55


Girls Mighty Mite Basketball

Saturdays (Oct. 14-Nov. 11th)


Located in the YMCA Main Gym


Boys Mighty Mite Basketball

Saturdays (Oct.14th -Nov 11th)


Located in the YMCA Main Gym


Itty Bitty Sports

Providing opportunities for the littlest members of you family. Introduction to basketball, baseball, soccer. Each session is four weeks. Parent participation is needed.

Ages: 3-4 yrs

Registration Fee: Members $38 Non Members $48


Itty Bitty Indoor Wiffleball

Tuesdays (Oct. 7th- Oct. 28th)

5:20-6:00pm or 6:10-6:50pm


Itty Bitty Outdoor Soccer

Tuesdays (Sept. 5th-26th)

5:20-6:00pm or 6:10-6:50pm


Itty Bitty Basketball

Saturdays (Sept. 9th- 30th)

5:20-6:00pm or 6:10-6:50pm

Youth Sports

Providing Opportunities for children from grades 2-6. These fall sessions include those interested in volleyball & soccer. Sessions are 5 weeks long.

Registration Fee: $45 member Non Member $55

Ages: 2nd grade – 6th grade


Youth Soccer

Saturdays (Oct. 7th- Nov. 11th)

9:00am- 9:50am or 10:00am-10:50am

Located at the YMCA


Youth Volleyball

Saturdays (Oct.14th- Nov. 11th)

11:10am- 12:00pm or 12:10pm-1:00pm

Located at the YMCA


Shotakan Karate

For ages 6-adult.  Beginners welcome.

Karate is a traditional Japanese martial art and was developed in the early 20th century. Fitness, coordination, self-control and character are stressed.  Physical contact in minimal in this form of Karate and strictly controlled by the instructor.

Instructors: Karen Katrinak & Matt Komprod

Times:  Children ages 6-12:  Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm, Fridays 5:00-6:00pm  Saturdays 11:15am-12:15pm

Teen/Adult ages 13 and older:  Wednesdays 7:15-8:45  Saturdays  11:15-1:30

Fees Member $25/month  Non-Member  $30/month

NOTE: There will be no refunds given for absenteeism or cancellations within 3 days of the activities beginning.