Youth football registration underway at rec. dept.

Published 9:28 pm Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Youth football registration is taking place Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the recreation department.  --File Photo

Youth football registration is taking place Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the recreation department. –File Photo

Nearly two dozen players have already signed up for the city of Selma’s youth football league, thanks to a registration process that started earlier than ever before.

The recreation department started taking sign ups on June 22 at the Memorial Stadium office, which was about two to three weeks earlier than usual.

“This is the first time we’ve started this early so I feel like that’s good,” said football director Terry Jackson.

Jackson said he decided to get going early this because his coaches are ready to get started. Jackson said getting football registration going will allow those who register early to start working out with their coaches.

“My coaches are driving me crazy about getting started,” Jackson said. “They are ready to get started.”

Last season, teams came from Uniontown, Marion and Orrville, and Jackson expects those same teams to be a part of the league this year.

The cost will be $10 per player, even for those who took part in the league last year. An adult must sign a player’s registration form. The child must be present at the time of registration because they have to be weighed.

Registration will take place Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the recreation office and on the following Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until noon: July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug. 6, Aug. 13 and Aug. 20. Tryouts will begin on Aug. 27, 2016. Any child that is not registered by that date will be placed on a waiting list.