MATTOON, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — Registration has begun for a local YMCA youth basketball league.

Students in pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to participate.

“This is one of our favorite leagues at the Y,” Mattoon Area Family YMCA Sports Director Alex Carie said. “We love watching our youth develop their skills while they have fun and make friends.”

Registration costs $30 for YMCA members, and $50 for non-members until September 18. After that date until October 18, registration will remain open, however, the cost goes up by $10 for both groups.

Games will begin November 4, and be played on Saturdays. The YMCA is also searching for volunteer coaches. No basketball coaching experience is required.

“We are happy to help train coaches,” Carie said. “All you need is a desire to help local students grow and have fun.”

The Y also announced that there will be a league for fourth through eighth-grade students that will begin in January as well.

More information can be found online here. Interested coaches are asked to contact Carie through email here, or by calling 217-234-9494.