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Youth Basketball Program
Basketball at Jacksonville CommonsRecreation and Parks offers league play, clinics, and open play basketball. Check out the Recreation & Parks Seasonal Catalog on the Recreation & Parks Homepage for the latest information, or call Athletics at 910 938-2538. 

Fall Basketball
Registration for the fall basketball season occurs during the month of October annually, with practice being held during the months of November and December. Game play runs from January through March. 

  • When - October 1, 2016 - October 21, 2016. First-time registration must submit a copy of participant's birth certificate and proof of residency.
  • Cost - $30 for city residents and $55 for non-city residents
  • Late Fee - $5 additional fee assessed for all late registrants after initial registration closes (after October 21, 2016).
  • Limited spots available. 
  • Refunds - There will be a $25 administrative fee assessed on all refunds
  • Register online! If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Administration Office at              910 938-5312.
  • If it is your child's first time registering for a program, you must bring a copy of your child's birth certificate and proof of residency.

Basketball Camps
We are offering a basketball camp so that players can develop their offensive and defensive skills before the season starts.  These camps will be held at the Jack Amyette Recreation Center, 1825 South Drive.

Date: Nov 5 is for ages 5-12
Nov 19 is for ages 13+
Time: 8AM-1PM
Cost:  $30 per participant

You can register online or by calling 910 938-5312.

The Youth Basketball League is administered by the Recreation and Parks Department. Please follow the rules established by the Recreation and Parks Department for play. All local rules will apply first. If not covered by the local rules, then the National Federation of High School (NFHS) rules will be followed. 

Open Play Basketball
Open play basketball is for ages 16 and up. Anyone participating in open play basketball that are under the age of 18 will need to have their parent or guardian present to sign a waiver.  Open play basketball is 8:30-10:30PM until the youth basketball season is over.  It takes place every Tuesday night at the Commons gym. The price is $30 for City residents and $45 for non-City residents. All new participants are allowed one time voucher to try out open play. After one time vouchers are used they will need to pay the fee which is good for one full calendar year. Read the full rules here.

Basketball Clinics
Free basketball clinics are held at the Jack Amyette Recreation Center. All participants of the Jacksonville Recreation and Parks Department Youth Basketball Program are encouraged to come to our free basketball clinics. Brush up on skills that will make you a better basketball player including shooting, passing, dribbling, and defensive drills. For more information, call Athletics at 910 938-2538.

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