The City of Florence Recreation Department and the Florence Youth Basketball League begins registration for summer youth basketball on May 1, and runs thru May 28 at the administrative offices at 513 Barnes Street. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The registration cost is $35 per participant. All participants must be signed up by a parent or legal guardian. A birth certificate is required at the time of registration for those who have never participated in a youth sports program with the City of Florence. Games will be played at Williams Middle School, Alfred Rush Academy, and the Barnes Street Activity Center. Age groups for players will be 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-17 year olds. The groups are based on the age they are as of Sept. 1, 2014. All age groups will be co-ed play. Rules are specifically designed by age groups. If you have any questions, contact Matthew Watts at (843) 665-3253.