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Newton youth sports sign-ups begin January 7

NEWTON, NC (Dec. 20, 2012) – The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration on Jan. 7 for the 2013 youth baseball, spring soccer and girls volleyball programs. Registration continues through Feb. 1 for returning players and city residents.

Non-residents and late city registrants may sign up from Feb. 4 to March 15 for baseball and soccer. For volleyball, non-residents and late city registrants may sign up from Feb. 4 to Feb. 15.

All new participants must have a birth certificate on file or may visit the Newton Recreation Center for a registration packet. There is a $30 non-resident fee (non-refundable) for each player who is not a Newton resident. Registration is limited in each league; therefore, once a league is full registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

Youth Baseball

   Players must be at least four years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn age 15 before May 1 to be eligible for participation.

   The baseball program will have six divisions: Tee-Ball for boys and girls ages 4-6; Bantam League for boys ages 7-8; Midget League for boys ages 9-10; Little League for boys ages 11–12; and Junior League for boys ages 13-14.

Youth spring soccer

   Players must be at least four years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn age 16 before Aug. 31 to be eligible for participation.
   Youth soccer leagues include: Mighty Mites Co-ed Soccer for ages 4-6; Bantam Boys Soccer for ages 7-8; Bantam Girls Soccer for ages 7-9; Midget Boys Soccer for ages 9–10; Midget Girls Soccer for ages 10-12; Little Boys Soccer ages 11–12; Junior Boys Soccer for ages 13–15; and Junior Girls Soccer for ages 13–15.

Youth girls volleyball

   Players must turn age 9 before the last day of registration and cannot turn age 17 before Aug. 31 to be eligible for participation. Youth girls volleyball leagues will include ages 9-11, 12-14 and 15-16.

For more information, contact the Newton Parks & Recreation Department at 828-695-4317.