Teen Summer Programs

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The Heatwave program has reached capacity.  We are looking forward to an exciting summer!  We will still accept applications for the wait list.


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 3–August 1, 2019

Ages: 9 – 18 (*18 if still in school. Age as of September 1, 2019.)

Game Times by Age: Evenings after 5:00 pm
Ages 9-10, 11-12- Fridays
Ages 13-15- Mon-Thurs
Ages 16-18- Mon- Thurs

Games: Each team will be able to play 1–2 games per week. 
NO GAMES:  July 3rd - 5th. Basketball play-offs will occur the last week of Heatwave. 

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.

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 15 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.


Download 2019 Registration Form



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!

No registration required.

Dates & Locations:


May 31, 3 –7 pm
Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool
1100 NE 14th Street

July 20, 11:30 am – 4 pm
H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool
1001 NW 31st Drive

August 4, 2 – 6 pm
Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool
1717 SE 15th Street

Age  Game Time 
 9-10  Fridays
11-12  Fridays
13-15  Mon-Thurs
16-18 Mon-Thurs