Gearing up for youth soccer season


    SUN Columnist

    Youth soccer rosters for all divisions are being finalized and coaches will soon be in the process of contacting their team members.

    Practices will be held at the elementary school and Yamaguchi Park fields, and parents who have not heard from a head coach by next Wednesday should call the recreation office to obtain roster information.

    Schedules for all divisions will be available by Tuesday afternoon at the recreation office in Town Hall and will also be available online through the recreation department link at; games will not begin until Sept. 5.

    Games will be played Monday-Thursday. There will be no games scheduled on Saturdays unless absolutely needed in order to make up rain-out dates.

    Games for the 5-6 and 7-8 divisions have been scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays at the elementary school soccer fields, while the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will play Tuesdays and Thursdays at Yamaguchi Park on South 5th Street. However, since teams from Dulce, N.M. will again be included in the league, local teams in the 5-6 and 7-8 divisions will occasionally play Thursdays against Dulce at the elementary school; the 9-10 division (and possibly 11-12 division) will always play Thursdays against Dulce at Yamaguchi.

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

    Sand volleyball

    This year’s sand volleyball clinic for ages 9-12 continues Wednesdays at the South Pagosa Park sand courts through the end of the month.

    The clinic, which is held from 9:30–11:30 a.m., consists of practice-style sessions which will include drills, an introduction to game rules and scrimmages.

    For more information, contact the community center at 264-4152 or the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.


    Horseshoe pitching will continue through the summer at South Pagosa Park.

    Players of all abilities (ages 12 and up) are welcome. This activity is for anyone wanting to learn the game and how to pitch, as well as anyone who already knows and wants to improve. Physical requirements are minimal.

    There is plenty of room so, if players desire, they can practice by themselves until comfortable. If anyone would like instruction, veteran players are usually present to provide advice.

    The fun begins each Wednesday at 4 p.m. Horseshoes will be provided. There is no cost involved.

    For more information, call Mark Bergon at 264-2838.

    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 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.