Summer youth basketball offered in Apache Junction

Summer basketball programs are to be offered by the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department. (File photo)

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is offering recreational basketball camps, youth leagues and parent/tot basketball this summer.

Basketball leagues, ages 6-11

There will be two leagues for boys and girls ages 6-11. Ages 6-8 will play on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Ages 8-11 will play on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Imagine Prep School and Saturdays at the MGC.

Registration fees are $45 for the 6-8 league and $50 for the 8-11 league. Get a $5 discount if registered by May 10. Volunteer to coach when registering your child. Visit the basketball section of ajcity.net/sports to complete and submit the volunteer application online.

Leagues kick off with a clinic on Saturday, May 25, at the MGC.  The clinic for those registered in the 6-8 league starts at 11 a.m. and those in the 8-11 league is at 12 p.m. Onsite registration will be accepted during the clinic, only if space is available. Attending the clinic is important in helping to form balanced teams. Leagues will end July 20.

Parent/tot basketball for ages 3-5

Parks and Recreation is also offering a recreational parent/tot basketball program for boys and girls ages 3-5. The program is designed to prepare youth for organized team sports and better prepare parents to become volunteer coaches.

Parents will work with their children under the fun and inspirational direction of a contracted coach. Parent/tot basketball will be 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. on four Saturdays (June 22 and 29, July 6 and 13) at the MGC. Registration fee is $30 per child. Limited to the first 20 kids registered.

Basketball camps

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is working with the junior high and high school basketball coaches to have several basketball camps in June. They are:

  • Girls grades 3-5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday, June 3-6 at the AJHS south gym, $50.
  • Girls grades 6-9, noon-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 3-6, AJHS south gym, $50.
  • Boys grades 5-8, 8-9:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday, June 10-20, AJHS North gym, $50.

For more information on this program or other programs and services, call the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department at 480-983-2181 or go to ajcity.net/sports.

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