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.


Download a Winter 2024 Youth Sports Schedule: YOUTH SPORTS FLYER Winter 2024 2


The following sports are offered in the Winter of 2024:


Boys Fall Youth Basketball League

Tuesdays & Thursdays

January 30th- March 7th

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

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

Registration Fee: Members $80 Non Members $100


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 $50 Non Members $60


Girls Mighty Mite Basketball

Saturdays (Jan. 20th-Feb. 10th)


Located in the YMCA Main Gym


Boys Mighty Mite Basketball

Saturdays (Jan. 20th-Feb. 10th)

Session 1: 11:00-11:50am

Session 2: 12:00-12:50pm

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 $40 Non Members $50


Itty Bitty Basketball

Saturdays (Jan. 20th-Feb. 10th)

Session 1: 10:00am- 10:40am

Session 2: 10:50am-11:30am

Session 3: 11:40am- 12:20pm

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: $50 member Non Member $60

Ages: 2nd grade – 6th grade


Youth Soccer

Saturdays (Jan. 20th-Feb. 10th)

9:00am- 9:50am

Located at the YMCA


Youth Boys & Girls Volleyball League

The YMCA is hosting a Youth Boys and Girls Volleyball league. Teams will be co-ed. Sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursdays. On Tuesdays we will hold practices where volunteer coaches will teach teams the fundamentals of volleyball and on Thursdays there will be games played against other teams to gain playing experience. YVB is a fun program that will help gain valuable playing experience for kids interested in playing volleyball!


Registration Fee: $65 member, $75 for non member

Session: Jan. 2nd- Jan. 26th every Tuesday & Thursday


Grades (4-5) – 5:45pm-6:45pm

Grades (6-8) 7:00pm- 8:00pm

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.