Wilson Youth Basketball Association was formed in the summer of 2008 by long-time community youth basketball coaches interested in creating a stronger Wilson area youth basketball program.
The men’s and women’s coaching staff of Wilson High School provides clinics for our coaches so that our program emphasizes fundamentals and develops players with the potential to play basketball in high school and beyond. Some 4th and 5th grade teams in our program will have the opportunity to play highly competitive basketball in the Three Rivers Youth Basketball League, which includes nearly 20 other youth basketball organizations from Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County school districts.
Our Association also works closely with the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) Middle School Sports program that is fostering the development of stronger youth programs across the Portland school district. Our top 6th, 7th and 8th grade Boys and Girls teams will play in this league against other high school cluster areas.
Additionally, we offer a recreational program for 3rd-5th grade through Portland Parks & Recreation for players who do not want to commit to the time required to play at a competitive level or who need additional time to develop their fundamental skills.
New to our program in 2018-19 is Wilson Future - a coed after-school hoops program for boys and girls in grades 1-2.
Our Association comprises approximately 40 teams per season with nearly 400 boys and girls participating at various age levels and skill levels.
Our program relies primarily on volunteer coaches for the recreational section and we have a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience in our community to draw from. The Wilson Youth Basketball Association Board of Directors, many of whom have coached teams in the program, includes former college and high school players. Collectively, our Board has over 40 years of experience coaching youth basketball. In addition, the Board actively recruits other coaches in the community to join them in the effort to create a consistent and strong basketball program that emphasizes fundamental skills and good sportsmanship. If you are interested in coaching, please check out the Volunteer section of this website.
Wilson Youth Basketball Association is a federally-registered 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.