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YMCA offers youth basketball

The Greenville YMCA has announced that for the first time, they will have a basketball league for children between the ages of 4 and 5 years old.

"The city parks and recreation league begins theirs at age six," said Amanda Phillips, director of the Greenville YMCA. "I thought that after working with the basketball league at the church and seeing how much the children there loved it, that it would be a great program for us to offer."

This league will not compete with the league offered by

Greenville Parks and Rec.

It will ultimately serve as a feeder league for that program.

"If it's half as much fun as the three and four year old soccer program that the Y offers then it should be a blast to watch," said Phillips.

Registration for the inaugural basketball league is set to be right after Christmas, according to Phillips, a definite date has not yet been set.

"Registration will be at the old Y and then when we move over to the new Y it will move with is over there," said Phillips.

But dates for the league itself have.

It is going to start around the end of January and will run for six weeks. The league will be co-ed and all the games will be played at the new YMCA gym.

Phillips also wanted to stress that the league is open to anyone between the ages of four and five years old and that not just children are needed. The new league will also need coaches.

For additional information, please call the Greenville YMCA at 382-0550.