Deadline to sign up for youth soccer league is Saturday, July 26

From Staff Reports

July 17, 2008 - Budding futbol stars have a little more than a week to sign up for the coming Sulphur Springs Soccer Association season.

The registration deadline is Saturday, July 26, with all forms turned in at Fieldhouse Sports. Registration forms can also be downloaded at the Sulphur Springs Soccer Association's website, http://sulphurspringssoccer.org, but still must be turned in at Fieldhouse.

The sign-up fee is $50, and there will not be a fund-raiser this season. The $50 covers jerseys, shorts and socks for the players. Jerseys come in small, medium and large in youth and adult sizes, as well as extra-large in adult. Sock sizes are small (7-9), medium (9-11) or large (10-13).

Payment should be made in the form of a check or money order; cash is not accepted.

The association has seen continued growth through the years, and interest in the sport has been enhanced by the successful soccer program at Sulphur Springs High School. Association officials are hoping to sign up more than 600 youths this year. The league is for both boys and girls from 4 years to teen-agers. Players must be at least 4 years old by July 31.

League planners expect to start play in September, with the first game tentatively scheduled for Sept. 20.

All games are played on Saturdays, and all teams will be playing locally; there will be no traveling teams.

Players aren't the only people the association is looking for, however. A coaches registration form is also available at Fieldhouse Sports for those who want to help train the youngsters.

Local businesses and organizations can also sponsor a team for $300, or two teams for $500. Sponsorship helps with various costs, such as accident insurance for the children, park fees to the city and training costs for referees. In addition to the satisfaction of helping others, sponsors will have their company's or organization's name on the back of the team's jerseys in return.

Questions may be addressed to the association by sending an e-mail to sssa@sulphurspringssoccer.org

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