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Youth Coed Basketball = Sportsmanship + Character

10/22/2014

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 5-14, how character counts on and off the court. There are no try outs, and each participant gets to play. Registration is open now through Dec. 15.

Weekly practice starts Monday, Dec. 1 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center, which is located at 1028 NE 14th St., from 6-8 p.m. Games begin in January, and run through March 2015, taking place in Alachua County and the surrounding areas on Saturdays. Time of play varies by age group.

New this year is a Free Throw Contest held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center where participants can show of their skills for great prizes! The contest is Saturday, Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m. (ages 5-8 throw from 5-6 p.m. and ages 9-14 throw from 6-7 p.m.).

If you register by Monday, Dec. 1, you will receive a $10 discount. Registration closes Monday, Dec. 15. For detailed information on age groups, Parents Association for Youth Sports (P.A.Y.S.) requirements and prices, visit our Youth Activities Web page.

For more information, please contact Michelle Weydert, program coordinator, at 352-393-8571 or weydertme@cityofgainesville.org, or call 352-334-5067 for the Administrative Office. New customers must register in person at Building B of the Thomas Center, which is located at 306 NE Sixth Ave., Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Returning customers may register in person or online.