VLPRA extends registration for youth football and cheerleading

| August 23, 2016

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VALDOSTA – Parents have a few extra days to sign their children up for Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation’s school-based youth football and cheerleading league.

The original deadline was August 21st, but VLPRA extended it to Friday, August 26th.

The league is open to all Kindergartners through 5th graders in Valdosta and Lowndes County. Teams are separated by middle school district, so children will play ball with their friends from school and practice close to home! For instance, a child who attends Lake Park Elementary will play for the Lowndes Middle District, while a child who goes to S.L. Mason will play for the Valdosta Middle District. Kids will even play in their school colors.  The league is also open to Scintilla Charter Academy and private schools.

The league is broken up into three age brackets.  Kindergartners and 1st graders will play flag football, 2nd and 3rdgraders are paired up for tackle football, and 4th and 5th graders will play tackle ball together.  Cheerleading follows the same brackets.  The league will run from early September through November.

Football and cheerleading uniforms as well as helmets and pads are included in the registration fees.   It’s only $75 for tackle football and $50 for flag football and cheerleading. Parents can register their children online at www.vlpra.comor at VLPRA’s main office at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta.

All parents of football players should be prepared to bring their athletes to an evaluation in case their child’s district has enough participants to require two teams.  Assessments will be Tuesday, August 30th for 2nd and 3rd grade football players and Thursday, September 1st for 4th and 5th grade players.  Times and locations will be announced and parents will be contacted directly on Monday, August 29th if they need to attend.

Who: Kindergartners through 5th graders in Valdosta and Lowndes County
When: Register now through August 26th
Where: www.vlpra.com or the VLPRA Administration Office; 1901 N. Forrest Street
How much: $50 for flag & cheerleading, $75 for tackle (One-time fee includes uniform, practices, games, post-season, and equipment)

Questions? Please contact VLPRA’s main office at 229-259-3507.

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