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Registration is open for a new youth basketball program hosted by the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department. Parents have until Nov. 11 to sign up their young hoopers.

“We are offering a youth basketball league because it was asked of us by the community,” Recreation Manager Daulton Mobley said. “We are wanting to offer year-round programs for the community, and basketball is one of those sports we feel would be beneficial.”

Teams will host two one-hour practices on weeknights starting Nov. 28. Games in the eight-contest season will be played on Saturdays from Jan. 7-Feb. 25. The league is open to boys and girls ranging from 4-11 years old.

Games and practices will be held at Marble Falls Independent School District campuses, made possible by a recently inked interlocal agreement between the city of Marble Falls and MFISD.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this program to the community this winter, and it would not be possible without the support of the Marble Falls ISD providing access to the school gyms,” said Director of Parks and Recreation Lacey Dingman in a media release. “We look forward to the growth and success of this program for years to come.”

At the end of the season, medals will be divvied out to all participants. The top team in each division will receive additional hardware.

“Playing youth sports provides an opportunity for children to have an active lifestyle,” Mobley said. “Youth sports teaches valuable social skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.”

Squads will be constructed via draft. Requests to play with a friend or coach only will be accepted in the randomly formed under-5 division.

Coaches will have an opportunity to scout the league’s talent during Coach Look, a combine process with basic basketball drills and fun games.

Coach Look is Nov. 14 for girls and Nov. 15 for boys at 6 p.m. for the 7U division, 7 p.m. for the 9U division, and 8 p.m. for the 11U division. The location for Coach Look is yet to be determined.

The department will provide reversible jerseys for game days along with basketballs for practices and games. Registration is $75 and includes a uniform, photo, and end-of-season award.

To register your child or to sign up as a volunteer coach, visit the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department website.