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Youth Basketball at Berewick and Winget Recreation Centers

Recreation Center(October 16, 2011) The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department's Youth Basketball program is offered at various Recreation Centers, throughout the County, such as Berewick and Winget Recreation Centers, every late fall through early winter. Registration begins in late September, practices start in November and games begin in December or January depending on league.

Age Divisions & Leagues (Age as of January 1, 2012):

Instructional Division - This division is purely a “teaching” division for kids ages 4-6. Players are given the opportunity to learn new skills in a non-competitive environment while getting acclimated to the team concept. Scores are not kept and coaches are allowed on the floor for instruction purposes. This division stresses fun and equal playing opportunities for each child regardless of talent level.  
         Registration Fees: $65 Per Participant

Rec-Starters Division – This division will give those players that register as individuals the opportunity to go through a Skills Assessment and Team Formation process to balance teams for competition. This will be a low stress, fun league that gives each child an opportunity for equal playing time. Teams in this division are assigned to coaches only after the Player Skills Assessment and Team Formation process (blind-draft) so coaches will ensure that the teams are balanced since any one of the final teams formed could be theirs. This division is available as an option for kids in the 8U, 10U &12U age groups.  
         Registration Fees: $65 Per Participant

Rec-Vets - Open Division – This division is tailored for those coaches, parents and kids that want to stay together as a team because of the positive experience from previous seasons, friendships and an opportunity for carpooling but will still be competition suited for more recreational play. This division also includes those teams that are the only team in that age group registered at a particular recreation center, therefore, not being eligible for the Player Skills Assessment and Team Formation process which requires a minimum of two teams in the same age group at one Recreation Center. This division is available as an option for kids in the 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U age groups.  
         Registration Fees: $65 Per Individual (Uniforms Included)

Competitive-Open Division – This division will give pre-formed teams the opportunity to stay together and play at a high level of competition. Age groups include 10U, 12U & 14U.  
         Registration Fees: $400 Per Team Uniforms NOT Included)
         or $600 Per Team (Uniform Included).

Registration Dates: Monday, September 26, 2011 - Friday, October 21, 2011

How To Register:
Youth sports programs are recreation center based programs that are organized county-wide. Before you register for a youth sports program, click on of the following links Find a Rec Center or Map of Recreation Centers to locate your nearest and/or most conveniently located recreation center. Once you have decided on what center you would like to register with, you can complete your registration using one of three methods:

  • Visit the recreation center of your choice during hours of operation to register onsite;
  • Call 311 to complete a phone registration and payment;
  • Log on to www.parkandrec.com and click on the Eparks logo on the right side of the page. You can set up a user account by requesting a client ID and account pin number. Once you have received your confirmation email, you can begin registering online for programs.

Goals of the Program:

  • Safety
  • Fun
  • Participation Development based on the following concepts: Everyone Plays Balanced Teams, Positive Coaching and Sportsmanship

Additional Information:
For more information about the youth basketball program, please contact your closest Recreation Center, contact Revolution Park Sports Academy at 704-432-4963, or email Youth Sports

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department encourages and promotes inclusive leisure experiences in all of our programs, activities, and sports. Inclusive leisure experiences encourage and enhance opportunities for people of varying abilities to participate and interact in life’s activities together with dignity. It also provides an environment that promotes and fosters physical, social and psychological inclusion of people with diverse experiences and skill levels.  Inclusion enhances individuals’ potential for full and active participation in leisure activities and experiences.

For more information, contact Kimberly.Golden@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-4934.

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