Youth Basketball

Youth Coed Basketball = Sportsmanship + Character! All kids play and it’s fun for everyone! Practices take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center. Games begin in January and take place in Alachua County and the surrounding areas. Registration opens Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, and closes Monday, November 30. No registrations accepted after this date.  Please see the dropdown sections below for detailed registration forms.

There are limited spaces available!  Register early because teams fill quickly. The registration fees are as follows:

  • 5-6-year-olds: city residents $75*, non-city residents $111
  • 7-14-year-olds: city residents $95*, non-city residents $143.25

*Proof of residency (GRU bill or voter ID card) is required for city residents. Prices effective October 1, 2019. $15 Off Scholarships are available for families that are directly certified through the School Board of Alachua County (SBAC) for free or reduced lunch. You can request proof of free or reduced lunch by calling the SBAC’s Food Service Office at 352-955-7539 ext. 1569.

Due to the current pandemic registration forms can be dropped off at Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (MLK), on 1028 NE 14th Street. MLK hours ar M-F 7-7pm, Sat 10-6pm and Sun 2-6pm. Someone from the Recreation divison will call you for payment over the phone. Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Important Dates—all at Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (MLK), on 1028 NE 14th Street:

  • Registration opens: Monday, October 19, 2020
  • Registration closes: Monday, November 30 (no registrations accepted after this date)
  • Parent meeting: Monday, December 14 at 7 pm, location TBD
  • Practice starts:  The week of Tuesday, December 15  (Not every team will begin practice the same day) 
  • Player evaluations: Wednesday, December 9 for kids ages 5-6 at 6:00 p.m.; ages 7-8 at 7:00 p.m.; and ages 9-10 at 8:00 p.m.  Thursday, December 10 for kids ages 11-12 at 6:00 pm; ages 13-14 at 7:00 pm; and makeup evaluation for all ages at 8:00 p.m.
  • Games start: Saturday, January 9, 2021
  • Season ends: Saturday, February 27, 2021

Free Skills Clinics at MLK! Learn from Eastside High School coaching staff!
Monday, December 7: Ages 10 & Under; Tuesday, December 8: Ages 11–14, clinics are 6–8 pm.

All players will be evaluated and assigned a team. Placement will be determined through the mandatory evaluations. We will not accept specific requests for coaches. See you on the court!

Players, Staff and Parents Protocol

We teach our youth that character counts! We teach Fairness, Caring, Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility and Trustworthiness while focusing on academic achievement.

Be a Volunteer coach and make a positive impact in a child’s life! 

  1. To be a volunteer coach, just click on the Volunteer Application button. Please fill it out completely, sign it and email to PRCAvolunteer@cityofgainesville.org
  2. Just click on the Background Check button fill out the confidential background form and click submit! It’s that easy!

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION