GI Lightning Basketball Academy

GI Lightning Basketball Academy is being offered at the Grand Island YMCA for Kindergarten through 3rd graders. Practices will be held 6-7 pm, Mondays, October 20 through December 1. Games will be played on Tuesdays. Games will be played 4 on 4. Mail registrations to GI Lightning, 2724 W Anna Street, Grand Island NE 68801.

GI United Basketball Academy is being offered at the Grand Island YMCA for grades 4-6. Practices will be held 7-8 pm, Monday evenings, October 20-December 1. Games will be played on Tuesdays. Games will be played 3 on 3. Register online or at the Grand Island Downtown Y.

The Academy offers basketball fundamentals necessary to develop youth basketball players. The Academy is not a competitive setting, but one that will help families to experience a full basketball academy. All practices and games will be held at the Downtown YMCA.

The Grand Island YMCA is also offering GI United Competitive Travel Basketball teams for grades 3-6. GI United is forming and practicing this fall for tournaments in late January through March. Register at the Downtown Y. 


Our Focus

At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus. 

Youth Development
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

Healthy Living
Improving the area's health and well-being.

Social Responsibility
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Everyone is welcome at the Grand Island YMCA. No one is denied a membership because of an inability to pay. Scholarship assistance is based on family size and income.