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Registration is Underway for Youth Basketball
10/18/2013

The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department invites parents with children interested in playing basketball, ages 3-18, to register for the upcoming winter youth basketball season.
 
Space is limited, so register early!  A birth certificate is required for proof of age, determined as of Jan. 1, 2013.
 
Registration fees are: $45 for ages 3-4, $55 for ages 5-6, and $65 for ages 7-18. The registration fee covers league play and a uniform. Outside teams may register at a team fee of $400, which does not include uniforms or guarantee practice space. Registration deadlines are as follows: Girls-Thursday, Oct. 31 and Coed-Friday, Nov. 15. 
 
A pre-season tournament will be held on the following Saturdays: Dec. 7, 14 and Jan. 4. Regular season league play runs January through February with practices beginning in November. A post-season single elimination tournament will be held for teams that qualify immediately following the regular season.  
 
To register, go online to www.parkandrec.com, click on “EParks,” “Program Registration,” find “School Level” and, finally, click on “Athletics” to see league offerings. You may also call 311 or go to your nearest recreation center and staff can assist you.
 
Youth Basketball Coaches Needed
 
If you enjoy basketball and like working with kids, 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.
 


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