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Register for soccer starting July 28

Youth soccer registration for children ages 5-12 begins July 28 and will run through Friday, Aug. 13.

Registrations will be available at the recreation office in Town Hall and will also be 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 register 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.

Youth football

Pagosa Springs Youth Football is gearing up for another fun-filled season of tackle and flag football.?

To start off this year’s season, program sponsors are holding a mini football camp to get young athletes into shape. The camp is free and continues tonight and tomorrow at Yamaguchi Park (across from the high school football field). The camp will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each night.

Registration for the camp will be held on site. All athletes from first grade through sixth grade are encouraged to attend even if they are not sure whether they will play football this season or not.

Register now for flag football by calling Lori Manzanares at 749-1904. Flag football will start August 16; registration fee is $25 (scholarships are available). Flag football is open to athletes in first through third grades.?Flag football does not require travel and does not require a sports physical for participation.

Register now for tackle football by calling Manzanares at 749-1904. Tackle football will start Aug. 2; registration fee is $85 (scholarships are available). Tackle football is open to athletes in third through sixth grades.?Tackle football does require travel on Saturdays and requires a birth certificate and a sports physical before the first practice.

For more information on all football programs, contact Manzanares at 749-1904.

Youth tennis

The July session of youth tennis continues this week at the Wyndham Resorts tennis courts; all registered participants have been notified regarding practice times.

Participants must have nonmarking-soled athletic or tennis shoes. The recreation department has some racquets available, but participants are welcome to use their own equipment.

For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 231, or Dale Schwicker, Wyndham Resorts tennis professional, at 731-3363.

Softball

Softball schedules have been posted on the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com. Schedules are also available from field supervisors each night games are played.

Players and spectators are reminded that all alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited on school grounds. Violators will be banned from the league and school grounds, and are also subject to prosecution by law enforcement.

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

Fountain

The Town of Pagosa Springs is accepting tax-deductible donations to be used for the maintenance and extended operation of the pump for Pinon Lake Fountain.

Donations in any amount will be accepted at the front desk in Town Hall; checks and money orders can be made payable to Town of Pagosa Springs with “fountain” on the subject line.

For those interested in mailing a contribution, donations should be addressed “Attention: Fountain” and mailed to P.O. Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. If you would like to make a cash donation, please do so in person at the front desk in Town Hall.

The fountain is now running daily from about dawn until dusk, and is tentatively scheduled to run through the end of August, due to generous donations from Wyndham Resorts, Archuleta County and the public.

For more information, please call 264-4151, Ext. 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 any 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.