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Posted on: September 21, 2017

City of Lakeland Parks & Rec Youth Basketball Sign-ups

Sign-ups began Friday, September 22 !!! 

This basketball program will continue to focus on teaching kids the fundamentals, teamwork, and understanding of the game. Don’t worry if you haven’t ever played basketball, because this is where you’ll learn.

Each participant will be enrolled in the Junior Grizzlies program, and several lucky players will get the opportunity be a part of the “Player Experience” as they will be able to play on the Memphis Grizzlies court during halftime, be a part of the High 5 Tunnel, and be on the court with the Grizzlies players during the singing of the National Anthem.

All participants will receive a free ticket to the same game to cheer on their fellow teammates, and the Memphis Grizzlies.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your kids! 

Regular Registration:  September 22 – October 23
Late Registration:   October 23-30

Age Groups:  5/6 yr., 7/8 yr., 9/10 yr., 11-14 yr.

**Age as of December 1, 2017. 
Playing “UP” or “DOWN” must be authorized
by the Parks and Rec. Department by email to

For more information, visit

To register, click on Youth Programs.

Tentative plan for the youth basketball program - per Kevin Rooney, Parks and Rec Director:

"We are hoping to have the games on Friday and Saturdays at the elementary school. Practices will be Tuesday-Friday split between the Lakeland Elementary School and St. Paul. All times and practice locations are TBA."

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