Deadline for youth basketball registration

The last day to register for this year’s 9- and 10-year-old and 11- and 12-year-old youth basketball leagues is Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Children who will be 9, 10, 11 or 12 years old as of Jan. 1, 2009, are eligible to register. The seasons will not begin until early January.

Registrations are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and are also available online in Adobe format at www.townofpagosasprings.com (click on the town departments link, then the recreation link).

Registrations have also been supplied to local schools; parents are reminded to return completed registrations to the recreation office.

Cost is $25 per player and $15 for each additional child in the same, immediate family who participates. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Town of Pagosa Springs.

Coaches and team sponsors for these divisions are needed and appreciated. Cost for sponsorship is $150, which includes sponsor’s name on team uniforms, commemorative plaque with team picture and recognition in media articles.

For more information call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

Indoor soccer

The indoor soccer practice session scheduled for Dec. 13 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Community Center gymnasium has been canceled.

The weekend schedule will resume in January, with the first session scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 3, from 10 a.m.-noon.

This free “pick-up” style program for players ages 5-and-over will consist of informal scrimmages, practice and instruction. Non-marking athletic shoes are required; skating shoes are not recommended.

After the first of the year, sessions will be held Saturdays in the community center gym when space is available; the season is expected to run through late March or early April.

Indoor soccer balls and goals will be provided; outdoor balls will not be permitted. Shin guards are highly recommended for all participants.

For more information on this program, contact Matt Bowdridge at 903-8663, or call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

7-8 basketball

Next week is the final week of youth basketball games in the 7-8 division; games will be played in the Community Center gymnasium according to the following schedule:

Monday, Dec. 15 — Red vs. Royal at 5:30 p.m. and Black vs. Green at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16 — Green vs. Gold at 5:30 p.m. and Red vs. Orange at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17 — Royal vs. Orange at 5:30 p.m.

Schedules for this year’s 7-8 season are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and are also available online in Adobe format through the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

For more information concerning youth basketball, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

Sports hotline

General information concerning the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department can be obtained by calling the Pagosa Springs Sports Hotline at 264-4151, Ext. 301 or logging on to townofpagosasprings.com and going to the parks and recreation link.

All schedules and upcoming events are updated on a regular basis.

If you have questions or concerns, or require additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.