Citrus County Parks and Recreation Opens PLAY Program Basketball

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on January 22, 2021

Citrus County Parks and Recreation will open registration for their P.L.A.Y. program (Preparing Little Athletes Youth program) on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 9:00 am at Citrus County Parks and Recreation Offices, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct, Lecanto.

Citrus County Parks and Recreation Opens PLAY Program Basketball for 3 to 5 Year Olds

The upcoming session will focus on lessons in basketball. The P.L.A.Y. program is specifically designed for children between the ages of three and five years old, who may not be ready for organized sports leagues, just to teach some game basics. Each session lasts for 6 weeks with 1-hour classes once per week. Parental involvement will be required in every drill, and parents will be required to wear a mask, while little athletes will not.

Sessions will be held at Central Ridge Community Center located at 77 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. The six sessions will be held on the following dates to conclude prior to Spring Break: February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 18, and March 22.

Program cost is $45, which includes classes, a t-shirt, and a basketball. Hoops will be provided by Citrus County Parks and Recreation. Equipment will not be shared by participants during the sessions.

Parents may register their children online at

“This popular program had to be cut short last year due to the pandemic so we have expanded the program investment this year adding four new basketball hoops,” said Manny Coimbre, Sports and Event Coordinator. “We’re excited to get things back to normal again for youth in our community.”

For more information about the P.L.A.Y. program, parents can call the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Administration office at (352) 527-7540. To learn more about sports leagues for kids and adults, drive-in movies in the park, virtual art camps, open mic night, trivia nights, and more, follow them at:


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