Charlotte, NC–- The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department invites parents with children interested in playing basketball, ages 4-18, to register for the upcoming winter co-ed recreation season. Space is limited, so register early! A birth certificate is required for proof of age, determined as of Jan. 1, 2011.
Registration fee is $65, which includes league play and uniform. The deadline for individual players to register is Friday, October 22. League play runs December to February with practices beginning in November. Teams will be formed utilizing a blind draft system in hopes of balancing the competition.
To register, visit Eparks, click on "Program Registration," select "School Level” and “Athletics” to see league offerings. You may also call 311 or register in person at your nearest recreation center.
For organizations registering teams to play in open, competitive leagues, the fee is $400 per team. Open league teams have until October 8 to register. The open league ages are: 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Groups that register as a team must provide their own uniforms and secure their own practice sites.
Youth Basketball Coaches Needed
If you enjoy basketball and like working with kids, then consider volunteering as a youth basketball coach. Time commitment consists of a one-hour weekly practice plus games which are on Saturdays and usually last an hour. All Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation coaches are trained and certified through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association and undergo a background check by the department. If interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact the recreation center closest to you or Lori Saylor, volunteer coordinator at 704-353-0504.