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 Youth Basketball Development League was designed to introduce young players to the sport while enhancing and fine-tuning the skills of more experienced players. With the YBDL Sports curriculum, your child will learn the fundamentals of basketball with age-appropriate and fun skills and drills that build confidence and ability throughout the season.

The practice plans help players develop the core fundamentals of the sport; shooting, dribbling and passing. During the games, coaches and instructors work on coordinated defensive and offensive plays as a player progresses through the program. Our basketball leagues, camps and clinics enrich the lives of players beyond the sport of basketball by teaching sportsmanship values and instilling self-confidence with positive reinforcement.




The City of Destiny Awards will be presented live in person for the first time in two

years with a ceremony at the Pantages Theater on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Award presentations will be made by Mayor Victoria Woodards and Tacoma City Council Members, with performances by singer-songwriter and social justice advocate Po Leapai.


“I am thrilled to be part of this event, especially as we celebrate in person for the first time in two years,” said Mayor Victoria Woodards. “The dedication to service showcased by the awardees represents the positive impacts one person can have on their city, and our coming together again represents the resilience of our community recovering from a global pandemic.”

Since 1987, the City Events and Recognitions Committee has honored over 300 outstanding local volunteers through its City of Destiny Awards.

The 2022 honors will recognize dedicated leaders and volunteers that have made an impact through their actions making Tacoma a more caring and compassionate community. This year’s honorees include a group committed to improving lives with its friendly and responsive safe and clean team, an individual creating a pollinator garden to support species like endangered bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and a pair of high school students bettering their community by providing outreach and resources to teens experiencing homelessness.

Awardees also include a community center volunteer coach and ‘father-figure’ changing lives for more than three decades, a group responsible for fundraising and renovating the historic Browns Point Lighthouse, a non-profit leader uplifting and serving veterans and the military community, a basketball organization empowering Tacoma’s underserved youth, an advocate for disabled veterans and dancers of color,

and an advocate and volunteer liaison building trust with people living in encampments.