The Clover Parks and Recreation Department is ready for the approaching youth basketball season.
“All of the drafts have been completed and teams in all divisions are currently practicing,” said Josh McCarter, youth basketball program coordinator for Clover. “Everything is falling into place.”
McCarter even has enough coaches.
“With several volunteer coaches willing to devote their time, we no longer have any coaching vacancies,” he said.
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McCarter looks for youth basketball participation, boys and girls, to continue its trend. “We are in the process of putting schedules together for all of the divisions,” said McCarter.
The 10U boys, 9U girls, 8U boys and 6U coed participants got an early start on practice, with teams in the remaining divisions catching up this week.
Teams in the 6U coed division will begin the season on Saturday, Dec. 6. The rest of the teams start Jan. 10.
Games will be played at the Clover Middle School gym, both Clover High School gyms and the Oakridge Middle School gym.
In the 2013-14 winter tournament championship games, the Clover Vipers defeated the Lake Wylie Fireballs 19-9 in the boys’ 8U division.
In the boys’ 10U division title game, the Clover Celtics outscored the Clover Lakers 24-20.
The Clover Celtics defeatedi the Clover Wizards 37-20 in the 12U boys’ championship game.
For details, call McCarter at 803-222-9493.