The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Jr. NBA Youth Basketball League for boys and girls, ages 6 to 17. This is a fundamental league focusing on fun, sportsmanship, and team play.
The deadline to register is Friday, January 20th. Registrations are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Parks and Recreation Office and Fitness Center, located at 133 North Main Street.
There is a fee of $30.00 per participant, which also includes a t-shirt. League games are played on Saturdays starting at the end of February at the Florence multi-purpose center (Fernando Ortega).
Children ages 6 to 8 can register for the Lil Tykes Division, and children ages 9 to10 are eligible for the Junior Division. There is also a boys division (ages 11 to 13), girls division (ages 11 to 13), and a boys and girls teen division (ages 14 to 17). Ages are determined as of January 20, 2012.
Participants registered for the Lil Tykes division play on 8 ft. or 9 ft. modified hoops, while the Junior, Senior, and teen division play on regulation hoops.
Volunteer coaches are needed for the successful operation of this program. For more information, call Erasmo Mendivil at the Parks and Recreation Office at 868-7589.