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Youth sports: Almost time to sign up!

Newton youth sports sign-ups begin January 5
Register now for baseball, spring soccer and girls volleyball

NEWTON, N.C. – The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration Jan. 5 for the 2015 youth baseball, youth spring soccer, and girls volleyball programs. Registration continues through January 30 for returning players and city residents.

Non-residents and late city registrants may sign up from Feb. 2 to March 13 for baseball and soccer. For volleyball, non-residents and late city registrants may sign up from Feb. 2 to Feb. 13.

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-refundable fee for each player who lives outside the city.

Registration is limited in each league. Once a league is full, registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

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

Youth Baseball

» Players must be at least 4 years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn 13 before May 1 to be eligible for participation.
» Youth baseball leagues include: Tee-Ball for boys and girls ages 4-6, Bantam League for boys ages 7-8, Midget League for boys ages 9-10, and Little League for boys ages 11-12.

Youth Spring Soccer

» Players must be at least four years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn 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 be at least 9 years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn 17 before Aug. 31 to be eligible for participation.
» Youth girls volleyball leagues include: ages 9-11, ages 12-14 and ages 15-16.

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