Hit the hardwood this winter and stay active while working on basketball skills, teamwork and sportsmanship!

Register for Grove City Parks and Recreation’s youth basketball league until 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, online any time, and at the Kingston Center by calling 614-277-3050 or visiting 3226 Kingston Ave., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The registration fee is $83 for Grove City residents, $88 for non-residents. The fee includes a reversible team jersey made from a mesh material; be prepared to provide an accurate size.

Boys and girls in kindergarten through grade 12 play in separate leagues, practicing one evening during the week with games on Saturdays. Practices start the week of Dec. 6, and the season opens Saturday, Jan. 8. Season-ending tournaments for grades three through eight are held in early March. There are no games or practices when the South-Western City School District is closed including for scheduled days off and inclement weather.

Volunteer coaches are needed to teach basic basketball skills and sportsmanship in a fun, positive environment. No prior coaching experience is required, just patience and an encouraging manner. Background checks are required for all coaches. Those interested should complete the Youth Coach Application, available online and in the Parks and Recreation Department office. Background checks are performed on all applicants. Visit the Youth Coaching Information page for details on coaching responsibilities.

For more information, visit the Youth Basketball web page.