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Junior Basketball Program

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Junior Basketball is a recreational program designed to provide participants an opportunity to play basketball in a fun, safe environment. Teams are coached by Volunteer Coaches. There are two seasons per year. A season consists of 10 regular season games plus a single elimination playoffs.  Registration for the Winter Season (October-February) begins the first Saturday in July. Registration for the Summer Season (April-August) begins the first Saturday in January.

The Junior Basketball will practice and play games at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event CenterMinsky Gym in Whispering Pines Park, and various school sites.


Register online or in person at any of these facilities: MIDFLORIDA Event CenterCommunity Center or Minsky Gym. Bring a copy of your child's birth certificate when registering.

Registration forms are available for download in the "Handouts" section of the Junior Basketball website. Read the detailed registration instructions provided to familiarize yourself with that process. We encourage you to print and fill out these forms before coming to register.


  • Dribbler Division: Ages 8-9
  • Lower Division: Ages 10-11
  • Middle Division: Ages 12-14
  • Upper Division: Ages 15-17

Instructional Division

Learn the basics of basketball in a fun and safe atmosphere! This five-week, coed program meets Tuesdays (practices) and Thursdays (games) at Minsky Gymnasium. This program is designed to teach basic fundamentals and skills of basketball so participants can prepare for the Dribblers Division when they reach the age of 8. All teams in this division are coached by City staff.


  • Instructional Division: $49.90
  • Regular Program Fee: $78
  • Coaching rate: $62
  • Multiple children in the same family: $73

Back to Basics Basketball

These clinics will help participants elevate fundamental skills to effectively learn how to play basketball at an advanced level. This program will focus on ball handling, shooting, defense and footwork.

  • Ages: 10-15 years old
  • Location: Minsky Gym
  • Time: 4/7/20 through 4/30/20, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Special Instruction: Wear sneakers and gym clothes.
  • Fee: $40 per eight-class session

Volunteer coaches needed

With the continued expansion of the Port St. Lucie Parks & Recreation Junior Basketball Program, Volunteer Head and Assistant Coaches, and Volunteer Scorekeepers are needed more than ever. Nearly 900 players ages 6 to 17 participate in this program year round.

For parents and family members of players, coaching a team is a great way to spend more time with your child while they enjoy their favorite sport. Anyone passionate about basketball is encouraged to volunteer their time and help make this popular program successful.

Volunteer coaches must be 18 years of age or older and scorekeepers must be 16 years of age or older. All volunteers must fill out an application and undergo an FDLE Level II background clearance process.

For more information about the JRBB program or volunteering

Minsky Gym, 772-344-4142
750 S.W. Darwin Blvd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34953