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Youth sports sign-ups underway

Newton youth football and soccer sign-ups underway

NEWTON, N.C. – Registration for youth football and soccer through the Newton Parks and Recreation Department begins Monday, May 4, for all players.

All new participants must have a birth certificate on file or may visit the Newton Recreation Center at 23 South Brady Ave. to pick up a registration packet. There is a nonrefundable non-resident fee of $30 for each player who is not a Newton resident.

Youth Football

Players must be at least 4 years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn 13 before August 31to be eligible for participation.

The football program will have four divisions: Mighty Mites (co-ed) for ages 4-6, Pee-Wee Tackle (co-ed) for ages 7-8, Junior Varsity Tackle (co-ed) for ages 9-10, and Varsity Tackle (co-ed) for ages 11-12.

Youth Fall Soccer

Players must be at least 4 years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn 16 before August 31 to be eligible for participation.

Youth soccer leagues include: Mighty Mites Soccer (co-ed) 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 for ages 11-12, Junior Boys Soccer for ages 13-15, and Junior Girls Soccer for ages 13-15.

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

Registration deadlines are:

Football: Friday, Aug. 14, for Mighty Mites.
Football: Friday, Aug. 7, for Pee-Wee/Midget/Varsity (Co-ed) Tackle.
Fall Soccer: Friday, Aug. 28, for all age groups.

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