Helena YMCA
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
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For Boys & Girls

Kindergarten – 5th Grade


Closes October 7

Practice begins October 21

Season:  October 26 - December 14


$53 for Y-Members
$83 for Non-members


Early registration discount of $10 automatically applied through October 7th


Participants will be placed by age in one of 8 divisions: Kindergarten boys, Kindergarten - 1st grade girls, 1st grade boys, 2nd grade boys, 3rd grade boys, 2nd-3rd grade girls, 4th-5th grade boys and 4th–5th grade girls teams.


is a competitive travel team league that is open to boys and girls in 4th and 5th grade only. Travel Team Coaches select players and submit a roster of their players to the YMCA by email. Coaches are guaranteed their roster selections and the YMCA does not assign players to teams in this league. Coaches then inform the Parents of these players to register online at www.helenaymca.org or at the front desk of the YMCA.

All players in each league will receive an end of season participation award.

All Fees include referee costs (2nd-5th grades only) and a participant award. Financial Assistance is available for those in need. Monies for our Financial Assistance programs are raised each spring through the YMCA’s Annual Campaign.


Your child’s practice time and site will be determined by the coach at the coaches meeting. Practices are usually one hour in length and one time per week.  The practice location may be different from the game location.


Games are held on Saturdays at the YMCA and several gyms throughout Helena.  Your child's game site will be determined after the registration period has ended.


Most games will be played during the week when possible. There may be some games played on Saturdays.   Games will be one hour long and will be played at various schools in the Helena area.



Coaches will receive their team rosters and be able to sign up for practice times at the meeting.


In basketball all precautions are taken to ensure the safety of every participant. Participants should come dressed in shorts/sweats, good pair of tennis shoes (gym appropriate non marking soles). Coaches will act as referees in Kindergarten & 1st grade leagues.

During the fall/winter months it is very important children bring a change of shoes!


Although not necessary, many kids “live” for the after-game snack! If you cannot be a coach or assistant coach perhaps you can help by creating a team snack schedule.


Jerseys will be ordered for all players who DO NOT already have a YMCA reversible Basketball Jersey. If your child has out grown their YMCA Reversible Basketball Jersey, please mark "no" on the application and put in the new size.


Pictures will be taken at the YMCA. Check with your coach for the exact schedule. Pictures forms will be available the day of the pictures. The most important information on the form is your child’s name and the team name. Pictures are taken by Kevin Hudson of Helena Photography and are optional. Picture package prices range anywhere from $14 - $100. Call Helena Photography for additional information about picture package prices.


Our purpose is to provide the best quality programs for the most affordable price, based on adequate enrollments. Therefore, no refunds will be granted once the season has started. A credit (minus a 25% Administrative Charge) can be arranged for future programs. All requests must be in writing.


In YMCA Youth Sports, we strive to provide a structured environment emphasizing fun and learning, while teaching sportsmanship and teamwork. In YMCA Youth Sports, every child gets the opportunity to participate equally, regardless of ability.

Everyone Plays At The YMCA!


Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM-9 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-3 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-3 PM
Summer Hours : Closed Sunday Memorial Day-Labor Day

Holiday Schedule

Drop-In Day Care Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-1:15 PM and 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Ages 3 months to 8 years

Helena Family YMCA

1200 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-9622
Fax: (406) 442-2577