Youth basketball and indoor soccer registration begins Oct. 1

NEWTON, NC (September 4, 2013) – The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration on Tuesday, Oct. 1 for youth basketball and indoor soccer.

For youth basketball, registration for returning players and city residents continues through Friday, Oct. 18. Non-residents and late city registrants may sign up from Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Nov. 8. To be eligible for participation, players must be at least four years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn 16 before August 31 of the current year.

Youth basketball leagues will include: Mighty Mites (co-ed), ages 4-6; Bantam Boys, ages 7-8; Bantam Girls, ages 7-9; Midget Boys, ages 9-10; Midget Girls, ages 10-12; Little Boys, ages 11-12; Junior Boys, ages 13-16; and Junior Girls, ages 13-16. Registration is limited in each league, therefore once a league is full; registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

For youth indoor soccer, registration will continue through Friday, Nov. 29. All players must be 7 years old before the final day of registration, and cannot turn 16 before October 15 of the current year. This year’s co-ed soccer leagues include: Bantam (ages 7-8), Midget (ages 9-10), Little (ages 11-12) and Junior (13-16).

To register for either youth sport, each child must meet the following requirements: submit a completed registration card signed by parent/guardian; have a birth certificate on file with the recreation department; have emergency medical treatment and consent forms on file and notarized; have a signed parental code of ethics on file; if applicable, pay a $30 non-resident fee (non-refundable) and return any loaned equipment from a previous sport.

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