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south lake recreation, inc.

LC Hoops started in 1995 as South Lake Basketball League formed by South Lake Recreation, Inc. both being a completely volunteer organization.  The first years South Lake Basketball League sponsored AAU basketball Teams for Girls and Boys.  South Lake Basketball League hosted its own AAU tournament in 1998.  With twenty one teams participating from Florida and Georgia it was necessary to utilize South Lake High, Gray Middle and Clermont Middle Schools.   In 2001 the girls AAU 12U team was the World Champs by beating out a Girl’s team from Mexico.                 Over the years the Basketball league has had up to 550 boys and girls a season playing basketball from South Lake County.  In 2004 the Board of South Lake Basketball thought it best to change the name to LC Hoops.  It also was decided to stress the ART, Academics, Respect, and Team Work this is to be the motto and philosophy of the league.  The action was taken as a new high school was opened, East Ridge, so the League would not be confused as to be affiliated with South Lake High.    As the fight for facilities’ became more competitive causing the usage cost to rise.  LC Hoops in order to off set these higher fes charged.  Currently the fees per child playing, just for gym usages are about $95.00.  In the early days thes charged by the schools has steadily increased its feee total registration fee was as low as $35 dollars a season.  As our population grows and our school gyms are taxed more and more we anticipate an increase in fees, possibly next year.   If it was not for the dedicated volunteers of the organizations, directors, referees, coaches and all the good parents of our community – we wouldn’t have Basketball today.  Each season about 100 adults step forward to donate their time and efforts for the kids in the community.  With the increase in fees for facilities the long term goal is to have our own facility and offering more programs for the kids and the community.