Soccer, T-Ball Leagues Open for Children Ages 3 to 6
Helen Meyer Recreation Center, located at 4525 Forest Drive, near Flamingo Road and Tenaya Way, offers team sports activities for children interested in soccer and T-ball beginning in September with games in October and November.
The Kiddie Kickers Soccer League gets ages 3 to 5 up and running. Playing on a smaller field with pup goals and no goalkeepers, children will learn how a team works in an athletic atmosphere with drills and exercises for practice. All players will practice together, and coaches will coach and referee.
All practices and games will begin Tuesday, Sept. 18, and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4 and 6 p.m. and/or Saturdays between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Games will be played Saturday, Oct. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 17. A mandatory parents meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, with a mandatory coaches training at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. Children must be age 3 by Oct. 6.
The T-Ball League, for ages 5 and 6, is a rag ball league played with soft ball of cloth, regulation T-ball bats and helmets, so there is no need for a glove. All players will practice together, and coaches will coach and referee.
All practices and games will begin Monday, Sept. 17, and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays between 4 and 6 p.m. and/or Saturdays between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Games will be played Saturday, Oct. 6, through Saturday, Nov. 17. A mandatory parents meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, with a mandatory coaches training at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Children must be age 5 by Oct. 6.
League fees for each team is $55, which includes a team T-shirt and certificate with the child’s photo. Registration for both leagues ends Monday, Sept. 10. Any parents or coaches who cannot attend the meetings, and who can’t send an adult in their behalf, will not be able to participate, and the child won’t be able to play in the league. All practices and games take place at Paul Meyer Park, located adjacent to Helen Meyer Recreation Center.
Those interested in either league can contact Helen Meyer Recreation Center at (702) 455-7723. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
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