For Boys & Girls

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Registration for Winter Competitive Basketball will open in Fall 2020.


$58 for Y-Members
$88 for Non-members




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.

SPIRIT LEAGUE BASKETBALL is a competitive team league that is open to boys and girls in 4th and 5th grade only. 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 or at the front desk of the YMCA.

All players in each league will receive an end of a 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.

Administrative Info

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.

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.