The decision to sign up for the Lompoc Recreation Division’s youth basketball league is a slam dunk.

Registration starts Tuesday, Sept. 3, for the youth basketball program that’s open to boys and girls ages 4 years old through 8th grade. The league emphasizes learning rather than competition, while boys and girls are taught the basic fundamentals of basketball.

Practice and games will be held during the week and on Saturdays; practices start the week of Oct. 28.

All registrations will be taken at Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave. Registration fee includes a T-shirt and $60 in reimbursable raffle tickets to win prizes.

The cost to sign up at early registration, which runs Sept. 3 through Sept. 20, is $120 for Lompoc city residents and $144 for non-Lompoc residents. Late registration begins Sept. 21, and fees are $140 for city residents and $168 for non-residents. Sibling discounts are offered.

In addition, Saturday registration will be available on Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

For more information, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division, 805-875-8100, or stop by Anderson Recreation Center.

— Samantha Scroggin for city of Lompoc.