Youth Coed Basketball Offers Fun and Competitive Leagues


The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is gearing up for another season of great games for Youth Coed Basketball. Through fitness, fair play and sportsmanship, this program teaches youth, age five-14, how character counts on and off the court. There are no try-outs, and each participant gets to play. Registration opens Monday, Oct. 2.

Participants are required to attend an evaluation session. The evaluations are at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose (MLK) Center, which is located at 1028 NE 14th St. Evaluation times and dates for age groups are as follows:

Monday, Dec. 4

Ages 5-6: 6-7 p.m.
Ages 7-8: 7-8 p.m.
Ages 9-10: 8-8:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Ages 11-12: 6-7 p.m.
Ages 13-14: 7-8 p.m.

Make-up Evaluation
All ages: 8-8:45 p.m.

There is a mandatory parent meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the MLK Center where practice schedules will be distributed. Games begin in January, and run through March 2018, taking place in Alachua County and the surrounding areas on Saturdays. Time of play varies by age group. Volunteers and coaches are needed; please call 352-393-8527 for information.

There are two skills clinics offered by the coaching staff from Eastside High School. These free clinics will be held Monday, Nov. 27 for ages 10 and under, and Wednesday, Nov. 29 for ages 11-14. Clinics are from 6-8 p.m. at the MLK Gymnasium.

Registration opens Monday, Oct. 2, and closes Friday, Dec. 1, but teams rosters may close earlier if filled. For detailed registration information on age groups, parent packet, Parents Association for Youth Sports (P.A.Y.S.) requirements and prices, visit For other inquiries, please call 352-334-5067.