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Women's Basketball Leagues

Women’s Leagues

With YWCA Women’s Basketball Leagues, you can stay in shape, find friends who love the sport and let out your competitive juices as part of a team.

YWCA Minneapolis’ league is one of the few in the Twin Cities just for women. Our women-centered athletic programming is part of our mission.

Our leagues offer a fun, empowering space for women to compete, build their athletic skills and develop camaraderie with other women.


Women’s Fall Basketball Leagues: Silver Fox/C or A/B

Registration: Now – Sunday, Oct. 1

League Dates: Every Wednesday 

  • Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Nov. 1, 8, 15, 30
  • No games on Nov. 22

Game Times: First game of the day starts at 6:00 pm. Each team will have their schedules rotated weekly.

Cost: $750 per team

If you are signing up as an individual player, email Bruce Smith at with your choice of league. Bruce will work to place you on a team.

The Benefits of YWCA Basketball

Basketball provides a great workout with its wide range of lateral movements, cardio and strength-building. Not only does basketball improve endurance, strength and cardiovascular health, but it can also enhance your coordination and motor skills, improving your physical performance overall.

Along with its clear physical benefits, YWCA basketball can help athletes improve their mood, reduce stress and develop strong communication skills through cooperation and competition. In short, these basketball leagues help you achieve a better state of being — while making a few great friends along the way.

YWCA Basketball Seasons & League Divisions

With a selection of YWCA Minneapolis basketball leagues to choose from, you can find a team that suits your ability and athletic goals. Whether you’re a former college athlete, looking for a workout or just a place to have fun, we have a league to match your skill level. Take some time to evaluate the level you want to play at, complete the registration packet below and you’ll be playing in no time!

We offer four seasons throughout the calendar year: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.

Women’s A League

Are you an elite athlete missing your days of Division I, II, III or NJCAA competition? Then our A League is perfect for you! Most of the participants in this league have played competitively at the college level. Typically, eight to 10 teams play each season.

Women’s B League

If you’re not quite ready for the fast pace and intense play of the A League, the B League is a great choice. Most of our B League players have played basketball competitively in high school, with some also playing in college. We normally have 20 to 25 teams participate each season.

Women’s C League

Our C League is perfect for the recreational player. Maybe you played competitively in high school, or maybe you’re just looking for some friendly competition — either way, you’ll fit in here! Approximately six to 10 teams participate each season.

Women’s Silver Fox League

We designed the Silver Fox League specifically for players age 40 and over! Many women this age weren’t able to take advantage of Title IX and play competitive basketball at the collegiate level. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled basketball player, you’ll be able to enjoy the thrill of competition here. Six to 10 Silver Fox teams take to the court each season.

Women's College Summer League

Our College Summer League is a very fast-paced and competitive league designed to allow former and current college ball players to stay active during the summer. This league offers local players in town for the summer to get some great competition in as well. Typically, we have college teams sign up as well as free agent teams comprised of players just looking to keep their hoop skills sharp.

Registration Packets

If you have any questions or comments concerning registration or choosing the right basketball league for you, please contact Bruce Smith at 612-215-4303 or

Women's Basketball League Submission Form

    Download the registration packet and attach it below.
  • Max. file size: 100 MB.