Youth Sports Programs

Florence Youth Basketball League

The City of Florence Recreation Department, in association with the Florence Youth Basketball League, hosts a youth basketball program for kids in the Florence area. With over 400 youth participating, the league is one of the most popular activities offered in the city area.

The fee is $45 per participant. Youth ages 5 to 17 years of age can participate. All ages are determined by their age as of September 1st of the registration year.

2022 Winter Basketball Season

Registration will begin Nov. 1st, 2022 

GAME SITE

Pearl Moore Basketball Center: 500 Barnes Street, Florence, SC 29501

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Florence Little League Baseball

The City of Florence Recreation Department host the newly created Florence Little League Program. Participation in this league will be based off your residency in Florence County.  The league is provided for participants ranging from the age of 7 to 12. Playing age is determined by the participant’s age as of August 31st of the Current year.  The fee to participate is $45 per participant. Registration is conducted online, or by going to the Recreation Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center.

2022 Fall  Baseball Season

  • Registration :
    • August 1st-September 5th
  • Evaluations will be September 6th at McLeod Park
    • Coach Pitch (ages 7-8) - 6pm
    • Minors (ages 9-10) - 7:15pm
    • Majors (ages 11-12) - 7:15pm

Baseball Facilities

  • Maple Park
  • McLeod Park
  • Northside Park
  • Florence Sports Complex(Spring 2023)

Little League

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Soccer-FSA Recreation

The City of Florence Recreation Department, in association with the Florence Soccer Association, hosts a youth soccer program for the Florence community. There are two seasons each year which offer league play – fall and spring.

The league is provided for youth ranging from the age of 4 to 18 years of age. All ages are determined as of December 31, 2022 for the upcoming fall and spring leagues. League fee is dependent upon the participant’s residence. The fee is $55 per participant for residents in Florence County, $66 for non-residents. Registration is conducted online, or by going to the Recreation Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center.

For more information you can visit flosoccer.org.

2022 Fall Soccer Timeline

  • Registration: July 1st- July 29th 
  • Late Registration: July 30th- August 5th 
  • First week of Practices: August 15th 
  • First week of Games: August 27th 
  • October 22nd: Last week of Games 

SOCCER FACILITIES

  • New Soccer Complex- Game Facility
  • ESAB Soccer Complex- Practice Facility

Registration Online

Softball- FYSA

The City of Florence Recreation Department, in association with the Florence Youth Softball Association, hosts a girls youth softball program for the Florence community. There are two seasons each year which offer league play – spring and fall.

The league is provided for youth ranging from the age of 4 to 16 years of age. All ages are determined as of December 31st, 2021 for the spring league and December 31st, 2022 for the fall league. League participation is dependent upon the participant’s location of residence. The fee is $45 per participant. Registration is conducted online, or by going to the Recreation Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center.

2022 Fall Season

  • Registration: 
    • August 1st - September 5th
  • Evaluations will be held at Freedom Florence
    • September 6th
      • Tee Ball (Ages 4-6) - 6:15pm
      • Minors (Ages 9-10) - 7:15pm
    • September 7th
      • Coach Pitch (Ages 7-8) - 6:15pm
      • Majors (Ages 11-12) - 7:15pm
      • JR/SR (Ages 13-16) - 7:15pm

Softball Facilities

  • Freedom Florence Complex

Register Online

Football League

The City of Florence Recreation Department, in association with the Chick-Fil-A Florence Junior Football League, hosts a youth football program for kids in the Florence area. Over 600 youth sign-up each year to participate in this popular program.

The league is composed of participants ranging from the age of 5 to 12 years of age. Playing age is determined by the participant’s age as of September 1st. The fee to participate is $50 per participant. Registration is conducted online, or by going to the Recreation Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center and registration begins July 1st.

2022 FOOTBALL SEASON

Registration begins July 1st! 

Evaluations will take place at the Freedom Florence Sports Complex on August 6th.

  • 6u - 8:30am
  • 8u - 9:45am
  • 10u - 11:00am
  • 12u - 12:15pm
The coaches meeting will take place on Thursday, August 4th at 6:30pm at the Pearl Moore Basketball Center. If you are interested in coaching this season, you need to attend this meeting.

Football Game Facility 

  • Freedom Florence Complex- Game Complex
  • Practice Sites: 
    • South Florence
    • Northwest Park
    • West Florence
    • Williams Middle School
    • Shaw Walker Fields

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Volleyball

The City of Florence Recreation Department offers a fall volleyball league for girls and boys ages 7-17 based on your age as of September 1st. The league is an instructional based league that focuses on teaching the fundamentals of volleyball. The cost of the league is $41 and all practices and games are played at the Pearl Moore Basketball Center located at 500 Barnes Street. Registration is conducted online, or by going to the Recreation Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center.

2022 FALL SEASON

Registration will begin August 1st! 

Ages: 7 to 17

Fee: $45

Age cutoff date: Age as of September 1, 2022

  • Registration start date: August 1
  • Registration end date: September 5
  • First Day of Practice: September 8 (Tentative)

REGISTER ONLINE

Gymnastics Program

The City of Florence gymnastics program is packed with high energy and octane. Both competition and skills development are a focus at this facility. Participants will learn not only sound techniques but they will also learn life-skills that will help them develop as teens, young adults and adults.

FACILITY DETAILS

The center is a 12,000 square foot air-conditioned building with many different types of gymnastics features, such as a 20×20 loose-foam training pit, a 8×30 bar training pit, a 42×42 spring tumbling floor, multiple sets of uneven bars, balance beams, vaulting tables, a 25 foot tumble track, parallel bars, rings, and several additional learning aids. There is a separate preschool room outfitted with small-scale equipment adapted to better accommodate younger children. A large lobby with vending machines, viewing windows, and tables are available for all parents and guests.

Recreation Classes Currently Offered

Contact the Gymnastics Center at 843-667-5090 for more information.

COMPETITIVE TEAM

Contact the Gymnastics Center at 843-667-5090 for more information.

Cheerleading

The City of Florence offers a Recreational based Cheer Program during the fall and is for kids ages 5 to 12. During the season the cheerleaders will cheer during the Florence Football League games and will perform during the annual Pecan Festival. Each cheerleader will be taught basic fundamentals, techniques, and teamwork. Registration for the cheer program will begin on July 1st and the cost is $50. Registration is conducted online, or by going to the Recreation Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center.

2022 Cheer Season

Registration will begin July 1st! 

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Track and Cross-Country

The Florence Track Club is made up of volunteer coaches, parents and youth athletes ages 6 to 18 who participate in USATF sanctioned Jr. Olympic Track & Field and Cross Country events. Playing age is the participant’s age during the calendar year, or if the participant turns 19 after the USATF National Meet. The program is in association with the City of Florence Parks and Recreation Department, and is sponsored by the Police Athletics League.

Participants also compete in local road races, school sponsored Track & Field and Cross Country events, and other club sponsored events around the state of South Carolina. The fee to participate is $45. Registration is conducted online, or by going to the Recreation Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center. For more information you can also visit www.florencetrackclub.com.

2022 Cross Country Season

  • Registration: August 1st - September 16th

Practices will begin on September 6th. 

PRACTICE SITES

  • West Florence High School
  • McLeod Health & Fitness
  • Freedom Florence

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