Boys and girls of all abilities are welcome to participate in the Blaine County Recreation District’s fall youth soccer program for ages 3-5 and all the way up to the eighth grade.
New this year, depending on whether there is sufficient interest, is a recreational program for boys and girls in the seventh and eighth grades.
So, the Hailey-based program now includes four age levels. They are Tyke Soccer Development for ages 3-5, Kindergarten Soccer, Youth Soccer for kids in grades 1-6, and Youth Soccer for those in grades 7-8.
Online (bcrd.org) and in-person registrations are currently being accepted.
For most programs, coaches and sponsors are still needed. Contact Brad Musbach at 578-5458 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCRD Sports and League coordinator Musbach reminded parents that if they’re interested in having their child play in Ketchum this fall, they should contact Ketchum Parks and Recreation at 726-7820.
Program descriptions are:
· Tyke Soccer Development season runs from Sept. 12-Oct. 17 on Thursdays only from 4-4:45 p.m. at Hailey’s Nelson Field just north of the rodeo grounds. It is a clinic-style program (no teams or coaches) with parents participating along with kids.
Cost is $50 online, $55 at the BCRD office or $60 if paid after Monday, Sept. 9. It includes instruction, jersey and participation medal.
· Kindergarten Soccer meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 10-Oct. 17, from 5:15-6 p.m. at Nelson Field. It is a clinic-style program.
Cost is $60 online, $65 at the BCRD office or $75 if paid after Monday, Sept. 9.
· Youth Soccer for grades 1-6 features coaches and a fall game schedule. Practices at Hailey fields and games are on six Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nelson Field between Sept. 14 and Oct. 26.
Each team practices twice a week for one hour each day. Practices starting the week of Sept. 9 are either Monday and Wednesday between the hours of 4-7 p.m., or Tuesday and Thursday. Practice locations include Hailey fields in Cutters, Foxmoor, Keefer, Woodside and Nelson.
Cost is $60 online, $65 at the BCRD office or $75 after Saturday, Sept. 7. The cost includes instruction, jersey and participation medal. A mandatory Player’s Clinic is Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Nelson Field.
· Youth Soccer for grades 7-8 is planned to operate on a similar schedule as the grades 1-6 program, practicing twice a week, after school, with games to be determined. All participants will practice together during the first week, from Sept. 9-12, and teams will be formed afterward.
Cost is the same as grades 1-6, ranging from $60 to $75 depending on when and how you pay. If there aren’t enough participants to offer the program, your entry fee will be refunded.