Everybody Plays ● Everybody Wins

The Rome YMCA's youth basketball program teaches the fundamentals of the game along with our character values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.
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Program Cost:
$80 - YMCA Member
$110 - Potential Member

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Fun Fact:

In 1891, a YMCA program director named Luther Gulick asked James Naismith, a gym teacher at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass., to invent a new indoor sport. Gulick wanted an activity to keep students fit and limber during the winter months. Naismith hung two peach baskets from the bottom of an elevated running track, posted a list of 13 simple rules, and basketball was born.

The YMCA students loved the game so much, they couldn’t wait for Christmas break and the opportunity to teach it to others in their hometowns. The game quickly gained popularity nationwide. The first official rules were published in January 1892, and the rest is hoop history.