Youth Sports Programs

Florence Youth Basketball League

The City of Florence Athletics and Sports Tourism 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 November 1st, 2022 and will end at 5:30pm on December 1st, 2022.

Basketball coaches meeting will place on  November 30, 2022 at 6:30pm at Pearl Moore Basketball Center.

Evaluations - December 3, 2022

  • FYBL 6u - 9:00am
  • FYBL 8u - 9:00am
  • FYBL 10u - 10:30am
  • FYBL 12u - 10:30am
  • FYBL 14u - 12:00pm
  • FYBL 17u - 12:00pm

Evaluation date and times are subject to change at the discretion of the FYBL Board

Cost: $45

Practices

Practices will begin on Dec. 5th for teams that sign up for Practice

Practices will run up to Jan. 5 before the first set of games; then practices will be available weekly through reservations with a FYBL board member.

 Dates Practices will not be available: 

Dec. 23, Dec. 24, Dec 25, Dec 26, Dec 31, Jan 1

Games

Games will begin on January 7, 2023.

GAME SITE

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

Register Online

Florence Little League Baseball

The City of Florence Athletics and Sports Tourism 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 Athletics and Sports Tourism Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center.

2022 Fall  Baseball Season

  • Registration is now closed for the 2022 Fall Baseball Season. Check back here in February 2023 for registration for the 2023 Spring Baseball Season!

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 Athletics and Sports Tourism 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 spring league is provided for youth ranging from the age of 4 to 12 years of age. All ages are determined as of September 1, 2023 for the upcoming fall and spring leagues.  The fee is $55 per participant. Registration is conducted online, or by going to the Athletics and Sports Tourism Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center.

For more information you can visit flosoccer.org.

SOCCER FACILITIES

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

Registration is currently closed for Fall 2022. Check back in January for registration for Spring 2023!

Softball- FYSA

The City of Florence Athletics and Sports Tourism 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 Athletics and Sports Tourism Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center.

2022 Fall Season

  • Registration is now closed for the 2022 Fall Softball Season. Check back here in February 2023 for registration for the 2023 Spring Softball Season!

Softball Facilities

  • Freedom Florence Complex

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Football League

The City of Florence Athletics and Sports Tourism 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 Athletics and Sports Tourism Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center and registration begins July 1st.

2022 FOOTBALL SEASON

Congratulations to the 2022 Florence Youth Football Champions and Runners-Up!

8u

  • Champion - Redskins
  • Runner-Up - Cardinals

10u

  • Champion - Cowboys
  • Runner-Up - Patriots

12u

  • Champion - Saints
  • Runner-Up - Vikings

Registration is now closed for the 2022 Football Season. Check back here in July 2023 for registration for the 2023 Football Season!

Football Game Facility 

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

Volleyball

The City of Florence Athletics and Sports Tourism Department offers a fall volleyball league for girls 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 $45 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 Athletics and Sports Tourism Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center.

2022 FALL SEASON

Congratulations to the 2022 Florence Youth Volleyball Champions and Runners-Up!

12u

  • Champion - Team 7
  • Runner-up - Team 4

14u

  • Champion - Team 1
  • Runner-up - Team 4

Registration is now closed for the 2022 Volleyball Season. Check back here in August 2023 for registration for the 2023 Volleyball Season!

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

  • GYMTOTS - Ages 18 months to 3 years
  • Kindergym - Ages 4 and 5
  • Gymnastics Levels 1 through 4
  • Flex - Flexibility and Conditioning
  • Ninja Class
  • Beginner Tumble Class
  • Back Handspring Class

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

COMPETITIVE TEAM

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

Private lessons are available by request. 

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 Athletics and Sports Tourism Department’s administrative offices located at the Barnes Street Activity Center.

2022 Cheer Season

Registration for the 2022 Cheer Season is now closed. Check back in July 2023 for next fall's season!

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 Athletics and Sports Tourism 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 is now closed for the 2022 Cross Country Season. Check back here in February 2023 for registration for the 2023 Track & Field Season!

PRACTICE SITES

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

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