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Signups for Marysville Parks & Rec youth basketball underway

MARYSVILLE — If your child is drawn to dribbling fast breaks down court and launching net-bound layups, you can sign up now for the city of Marysville Parks and Recreation Department's popular basketball league for young people in grades 1-8.

The youth basketball program focuses on developing fundamentals, teamwork and good sportsmanship for all in a recreation league environment, according to Dave Hall, athletic coordinator for the city of Marysville Parks and Recreation Department. Practices begin the first week in December, with games starting the first week in January of 2014.

You can register online at http://marysvillewa.gov through the Marysville Parks and Recreation "ePlay" service. You can sign up by grade and gender, and the fee is $80 per child. Signups end Oct. 4, but Hall advises against waiting until overtime to join the Parks and Recreation Department's most-attended recreational league. Volunteer coaches are always needed, so please contact the Parks and Recreation Department if you're interested. Coaches will meet on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Cedarcrest Middle School.

"Our goal in the Parks and Recreation Department is to help kids have fun and discover what they are capable of achieving," Hall said. "The league is set up to give players the opportunity to hone their skills on the court, gain experience to advance to higher levels of play, and learn the values of sportsmanship and teamwork."

For more information, please call Marysville Parks and Recreation at 360-363-8400, or email Hall at dhall@marysvillewa.gov.

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