Teen Summer Programs

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For and questions or information, please call 353-334-5067.


Coed Basketball

The courts are calling for a summer of fun and competition! Come join our coed basketball program! Build character and leadership by Pursuing Victory with Honor for life skills to use on and off the court. Heatwave is about fairness and respect for all players, regardless of skill.

June 13–August 3, 2017.

Ages: 11 – 18 (18 if still in school. Age as of December 31, 2017.) 

Ages & Game Times: Evenings after 5:00 pm - 11–12 Fridays, 13 –15 Mon.–Thurs.,16 –18 Mon.–Thurs.

NO GAMES: Mon., July 4 and
Fri., August 5.
Basketball play-offs will occur the last week of Heatwave.

Championship Games: Champs vs. GPD/City: Aug. 3

Location: Due to program popularity, games take place in three locations: Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Multipurpose Center, Eastside High School, and Lincoln Middle School. Team locations will be determined at the mandatory meeting.

Mandatory Meeting: Mon., June 12
Times: Ages 11–12 6:00 pm; Ages 13–15 7:00 pm; Ages 16–18 8:00 
MLK Center, 1048 NE 14th Street

Team Registration: In order to register as a team, each team must have a coach who meets City of Gainesville volunteer guidelines. If needed, City staff will help a team find a qualified coach.
Does not apply to those registering as an individual player. 

Life Skills for On and Off the Court!

Coaches will conduct a 20 minute lesson prior to every game using the Pursuing Victory with Honor curriculum from Character Counts®. All athletes participating in Heatwave must attend or they will not be allowed to participate in the games.

Registration Form


Need a place to hang out with friends? Teen lounge has different activities throughout the week such as swimming, cooking, movie night, video games and so much more! 

Check back for 2017 dates.

Ages: 13 – 18 (18 if still in school. Age as of December 31, 2017.)

Time: Mon. – Fri.: 6 – 9 pm, Closed for the July 4 holiday.

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose (MLK) Center


Operation Respect Yourself: Want to cool off and avoid the summer heat? Come to one of our pool parties! Enjoy free swimming, dancing, music and food hot off the grill courtesy of our Gainesville Police Department!

Ages: 11 – 18 (18 if still in school. Age as of December 31, 2017.)

No registration required.

Dates & Locations:

June 2, 3 –7 pm
Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool
1717 SE 15th Street

July 22, 11:30 am – 4 pm
H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool
1001 NW 31st Drive

August 5, 11:30 am – 4 pm
Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool
1100 NE 14th Street