The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the Jr. NBA Youth Basketball League.  The deadline to register is Friday, January 18. 

Children ages 6 to 8 can register for the Lil Tykes division; children ages 9 to 10 are eligible for the Junior Division. There is also a boys division for ages 11 to13, a girls division for ages 11 to 13, and a boys and girls Teen Division for ages 14 to 17.  Ages are determined as of January 18, 2013. 

There is a fee of $30 per participant, which also includes a t-shirt and a picture trophy.  League games are played Saturdays, starting in February, at the Florence Multi-purpose Center (Fernando Ortega). 

This is a fundamental league focusing on fun, sportsmanship, and team play. Participants registered for the Lil Tykes Division play on 8’ or 9’ modified hoops, while the Junior, Senior, and Teen Divisions will play on regulation hoops. Volunteer coaches are needed for the successful operation of this program. 

Registrations are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Florence Fitness Center, located at 133 N. Main Street.  You can also register online at www.florenceaz.gov/parks.   For more information, call Erasmo Mendivil at the Parks and Recreation Office at 868-7589.