Clover, Lake Wylie, Fort Mill team up to expand youth basketball

From staff reportsNovember 19, 2013 

— The Clover Parks and Recreation Department, Lake Wylie and Fort Mill are combining resources for expanded winter youth basketball activities.

Donald Johnson, program coordinator for Clover, said the Lake Wylie Athletic Association will be participating in the Clover Recreation League.

“Games will be played primarily on Saturdays at Clover High School in the mornings, extending to afternoon competition,” Johnson said.

“There will be some weekday games, as needed, at Clover Middle School and Oakridge Middle School.”

The Smart Start Program for 3- and 4-year-olds is expected to have as many as 30 teams participating.

The 6U coed 13-team league will include five Clover teams, seven LWAA teams and one Lake Wylie Christian Assembly team.

The 8U boys will have an eight-team league, including four Clover teams and four LWAA teams.

The 9U girls will have eight teams, including two Clover teams, three LWAA teams and three Fort Mill teams.

The 10U boys division is expected to have 10 teams, including four from Clover and six LWAA teams.

The 12U girls division will have one Clover team, two LWAA teams and five teams representing the Fort Mill area.

The 12U boys division will have a seven-team league that includes three Clover teams and four LWAA teams.

The 15U boys division will have 12 teams, including three from the Clover area and a record nine teams representing the Fort Mill area.

Johnson said the final draft has been held, with practice times and schedules to be announced.

Contact the Clover Parks and Recreation Department, 222-9493, for additional information.

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