Panthers Basketball

Everyone Can Join in the Game!

Panthers Basketball is an extensive YMCA basketball program for children and youth ages 5 to 16 who are interested in skills development, teamwork, and a recreational or competitive basketball program.

Our highly popular YMCA Panthers Basketball programs ensure all youth have the opportunity to learn, play and develop their basketball skills at a variety of levels, regardless of their social, economic or educational standing. The program focuses on skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship in a safe environment.

We aim to ensure that every participant has an experience that is positive and fosters a sense of belonging and the development of valuable life skills through basketball. Participants are also encouraged to keep up their schoolwork and build confidence and character. Confidence is developed through weekly interactions with peers and coaches.

Our program offers a full range of basketball developments programs from beginner to rep teams spanning ages 5 to 16. Registration opens every August and runs from October to April.

At the YMCA, youth and adult members are welcome to either drop in and join a pickup game, or become part of a more formal basketball program.

To register and find the available spots, please click here!  

For more information on schedules or on how to register contact:  Christine Buckley Technical Director of Panthers Basketball[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

2022/2023 Season Frequently Asked Questions about the Community Y Panthers Basketball Program:

  • Click Here 
  • Click on “Sign-In” at the top right hand side of the page. 

  • Enter the email that you would have used on last year’s registration and then click on “forgot your password”. Or choose “create an account” if you are new.

  • You will then get a link sent to your email address that will prompt you to create a password. Once you have created a password go back to the login screen and enter your email address and new password that you just created and logon to your account.
  • Click on “Programs” located at the top of the screen.

  • In the search bar type “Basketball” and click “search”

  • Select which Basketball division you are signing up for and select “Enroll Now”.

  • Select who you are enrolling from the participant drop down and select “add to cart”.

  • If you are enrolling more than one child do not proceed to check out, repeat steps 5-8. If you are only enrolling one child and are ready to pay, select “Check out” and enter your payment information.

The registration fee for the 2022/23 season is $325 for each division U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18. This fee covers gym costs, one practice per week and one weekly Metro Basketball Association (MBA) game. Registration fees are due at the time of registration. If you are unable to pay the full fee at the time of registration, please contact the Basketball Technical Director to discuss a payment arrangement or other options such as the YMCA Financial Assistance Program, the KidSport sport funding and the JumpStart Sport Relief Program.  

Participants accounts must be paid in full or be in an active payment arrangement prior to the first game of the MBA season to participate. 

Our goal is to eliminate financial barriers and provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to participate in YMCA programs and services that help make life healthier and happier. As a charity, the YMCA raises money year-round to help those who may be unable to participate in YMCA life-enhancing programs and services for financial reasons. We help open the doors to participation to everyone. We’d love to help you and your family reach your full potential by removing any financial barriers to participation in YMCA programs you may face. You have the opportunity to receive Financial Assistance, whether or not you are currently registered for a YMCA program. Current YMCA program participants are also able 

to receive financial assistance for other programs within the YMCA! Please contact our Registrar for more information.