Coaches sought for recreation leagues

Published 7:00 pm Friday, March 2, 2012

With spring right around the corner, the Selma Parks and Recreation Department is continuing to move forward and prepare for the city’s 2012 Youth Baseball and Softball League season.

Tracy Williams with the Selma Parks and Recreation Department said the entire process is going well, but the department is still looking for a few more coaches.

“Things have been going pretty well,” Williams said. “We still need a few coaches. Five-and-six-year-old boys (team) coaches are our biggest need. It looks like we’re going to have to add another team to that (age group), so we’re going to need four more coaches.”

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Williams said the number of players registered to play this season is comparable to what the department saw for the 2011 season.

“The numbers are pretty close to what they were last year,” Williams said. “Of course, you always have fluctuations up and down—sometimes it’s up, sometimes it’s down.”

Registration has been complete, and Williams said some coaches have already drafted their teams, while drafts for other age groups will take place at a later date.

“Registration is done and we’ll draft the girl’s teams next week,” Williams said. “The older boys—13 and 14 year olds—will be drafted later on, probably toward the end of the month. The high school kids won’t be drafted until last of May or first of April. We’ll have those seasons later on.”

Williams said boy’s teams signed up for first practices on Friday and girl’s softball teams will do the same next week.

Opening day will be Friday, April 13 and the season will run to about the first or second week of June depending on the size of the league.

For more information about the youth baseball and softball league, or to inquire about coaching positions, call Tracy Williams at 874-2140.