South Side (YBA) Youth Basketball Association: Welcome

Welcome to the South Side (YBA) Youth Basketball Association Website.

43 years and still going strong.'s not just about basketball!
We are providing an positive alternative to the negative influences in the streets. We are looking for children from ages (4-18). Our goal is to not only teach basketball but also life skills, encourage and celebrate academic success and much more. 


We are a volunteer based program. We need Coaches,Team Parents and other Volunteers to help make our program a success.

Please take some time to look around our website and sign the guestbook.  We would love to read what you have to say.

If you are interested in signing up a child(ren) or volunteering please call the South Side YMCA at (773) 947-0700 and ask for the Youth Sports Office or email us at

We'll look forward to seeing you on the court!

YBA Staff & Board Members