Final week to register for Park & Rec Youth Soccer Program

The Waukon Park & Recreation Youth Soccer Program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Basic fundamentals of soccer will be taught along with team participation. Teams will be grouped together as follows: Kindergarteners will be alone in their own league, first and second graders will be together in a league, third and fourth graders will be together in a league, and fifth and sixth graders will be together in their own league.

Different size fields and balls will be used to accommodate the different ages and skill levels. All players must wear shin guards and those shin guards must be covered by socks or pants. Cleats are optional.

The games will be held Saturday mornings starting April 14 and will run for five weeks. Kindergarteners will not practice during the week. They will show up at their designated time Saturdays and will be shown different soccer drills that they will do with their teammates and then they will play a game for about 30 minutes. They will play on a small field and will play games of five players vs. five players.

First through sixth grade players will have two practices during the week plus Saturday morning games. The practice days/times will depend on the coach. Practices will start the week of April 2. Games/practices will be held at the fields west of the Waukon Wellness Center.

Two volunteer coaches are needed for each team. After March 19, the registration fee increases, so participants are encouraged to register early. Online registration will close March 21.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Waukon Wellness Center, printed off from the Waukon Park and Recreation website or Facebook page. Copies were also handed out at the local schools. The final registration deadline is March 23. Further questions may be directed to Waukon Park & Recreation Director Kim Kraus.

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