Registration begins Nov. 1 for city youth basketball league
The City of Florence Recreation Department and the Florence Youth Basketball League will begin registration for winter youth basketball on Nov. 1 and run through Nov. 30. A parent or guardian can sign the participant up online at www.cityofflorence.com/ParksRec_Live/Home.
Parents can also sign up at the administrative offices located at 513 Barnes Street. All participants must be signed up by a parent or legal guardian. Each registrant needs to bring a birth certificate if they have never participated in any City of Florence program.
Games will be played at the new Pearl Moore Gymnasium and Barnes Street Activity Center. Age groups for players will be 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 year olds. There will be separate girl’s teams in the age groups of 9-10 and 11-12. All other age groups will be co-ed play. Girl’s teams will travel to play other teams in towns surrounding the Florence area. Rules are specifically designed by age groups. The groups are based on the age they are as of Sept. 1, 2017.
Anyone interested in volunteering as a coach should stop by the City of Florence Recreation Administrative Offices located at 513 Barnes Street, Florence and fill out an application. All coaches must be certified under the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS) and approved by the City of Florence Recreation staff.