Youth Coed Basketball = Sportsmanship + Character


The City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs is getting geared up for another season of great games for Youth Coed Basketball. Through fitness, fair play and sportsmanship, the program teaches youth, ages 5–14, how character counts on and off the court. There are no try outs, and each participant gets to play.

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 will begin in January, and will 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, there will be a Free Throw Contest held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center on Saturday, December 6! Participants can show of their skills for great prizes. The contest runs 5–7 p.m., and ages 5–8 will throw from 5–6 p.m. and ages 9–14 will go from 6–7 p.m.

If you register by Dec. 1, you will receive a $10 discount. Registration closes 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 email, or 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 through ActiveNet.

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