There are 16 teams and 196 players competing in the fall league.
The Flagler County Basketball program celebrated the opening day of its 12th season the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 26, at Rymfire Elementary School.
There are 16 teams and 196 players competing in the fall league, which lasts until Feb. 15. Last fall and spring combined featured a total of about 150 players. Program Director Fitzgerald Belgrave expects that number to increase to about 200 once the spring season starts.
"It means that the program is really starting to get popular," he said. "Now we have an opportunity to get new players who have never played before. It's only going to help the game of basketball in Flagler County."
There are 10 regular season games followed by at least one playoff game per team. Division I is open for ages 8-10, Division II for ages 11-13 and Division III for ages 14-18.
Belgrave said there isn't really a target number of participants.
"If we have to build more teams, we'll build more teams," he said. "We're not going to deny any kid no matter what."