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Youth soccer registration open

The recreation office is accepting 2009 youth soccer registrations for children ages 5-12 through Friday, Aug. 14.

Registrations 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.

Cost is $30 per player and $15 for each additional child in the same family who participates. This year’s age divisions will be 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

The season will begin after Labor Day and run through early October. Games will be played Monday-Thursday. If necessary, games which are rained out will be made up on Saturdays.

When player assessment dates have been determined, all participants who registered to play in the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will be contacted with the dates, times and location.

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

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

Baseball photos

Coaches and parents who ordered youth baseball photos can contact Jeff Laydon at Pagosa Photography, 264-3686, to arrange pick-up of their orders. The recreation office will provide sponsors with team plaques and photos as soon as they are available.

Youth tennis

Youth tennis sessions for ages 7-10 will continue to be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon at Wyndham Resorts, and sessions for ages 11-13 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon through the end of the month.

Participants are reminded that they must have a tennis racquet and non-marking athletic or tennis shoes. Running shoes can cause injuries as they are not designed for lateral movement.

All necessary equipment may be ordered from Dale Schwicker at very reasonable costs; he can be contacted at 731-3363.

For more information contact Andy Rice, recreation supervisor, at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Adult softball

Adult softball tournament schedules are available at the recreation office and are also posted at the concessions area at the high school softball fields.

Managers are reminded that individual player fees are $30 and due prior to the start of each player’s second game. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Town of Pagosa Springs. Also, players who did not participate in at least three regular-season games will not be permitted to play in the tournaments.

On a related note, teams interested in participating in the upcoming Softball Blowout tournament (Aug. 1 and 2) can contact Sue Jones at 264-2642.

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 need additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.