There are some traditions we all hold very dearly to our hearts. Spending time with family and friends, movies and shows that we follow, and trips where we experience the world are things that families engage in throughout the years that people will remember for a life time. One of the events that many children hold dear is their time with sports. Many young people look fondly upon their times on the court or the field, as it holds sentimental value. One weekend ago, the Troup County Parks and Recreation Department once again opened their basketball season for children all across the community.
The weekend of January 5th through 7th was the opening weekend for little league basketball across LaGrange, Hogansville, and West Point. The games take place at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center and the William Griggs Center. To say that the weekend was a huge success would be an understatement, as there was standing room only at both facilities. This was a great day for sports in Troup County, as many players, coaches, and parents poured into these places to watch their young ones compete against one another on the court.
There several teams and divisions in the Parks and Rec basketball league. There is a division for 4-5 year olds, 6-7 year olds, an 8 year old league, 9-10 year olds, and an 11-13 year olds. There is also an 8-10 year old girls league. All of the coaches for these teams are volunteers. Currently, there are over 40 teams in the league, 44 to be exact. This number is about the same each year, with very excited and eager children. They love the naming of their teams, as the Department names teams based off of college football teams and NBA teams. The older leagues will have a tournament at the end of the year, rounding out into their championships. The games run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, here in LaGrange and in Hogansville.