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Lancaster County Parks and Recreation is running at full throttle this fall as there were two sports added to our fall sports lineup.
u The LCPR kicked off the fall sports season with youth baseball and softball and the jamboree was held Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Springdale Recreation Complex. There are seven softball teams and nine baseball teams all from the ages of 5-10 years old. Among these teams, there are approximately 65 volunteers that dedicate their time to coach.
Other sports in LCPR’s fall lineup include youth football, youth cheerleading, youth soccer, girls volleyball and adult volleyball. Youth football and cheerleading kicked off Saturday, Sept. 14, with the jamboree at Buford High Stadium.
u There are 17 football teams from ages 7-12 countywide and 10 cheerleading squads. Among these teams, the LCPR has about 100 volunteer coaches who are involved with coaching, teaching and mentoring these youth players.
u Youth soccer and girls volleyball will have their opening game day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Youth soccer will be held at LCPR’s newest complex, Walnut Creek, and youth volleyball will be using the Springdale and Andrew Jackson Recreation Centers.
The LCPR has 49 youth soccer teams aging from 5-15 years old and 11 girls volleyball teams aging from ages 10-13 years old, all from different areas of the county. Close to 180 coaches have volunteered their time to coach teams for these two sports that all consist of Lancaster County’s youth.
u LCPR also has an adult church coed volleyball league that includes 29 teams. This is one of the most growing adult sports and is a great way to stay active and have fun. The adult volleyball season kicked off a few weeks ago and playoffs will begin around mid-October, which will conclude the adult volleyball season.
u During each season of sports, LCPR reaches out to local businesses and organizations within Lancaster County to help support our growing organization with team sponsorships. Sponsorships help contribute to improving LCPR’s leagues each year and aid in the cost of program operations, uniforms, sports equipment, field maintenance and officials.
Any Lancaster County business or organization can call LCPR’s main office at (803) 285-5545 for information on how to become a sponsor.
Throughout the year as LCPR looks for sponsors, we also constantly look for volunteers to coach our youth sport programs. All of LCPR’s sport programs are coached by volunteers who have devoted their spare time to giving back and making a difference in the lives of Lancaster County’s youth. If you have a desire to coach a LCPR youth sports team, please call (803) 285-5545 and the LCPR staff can assist you.
u Next up in LCPR’s sports lineup is their winter sports season, which includes youth basketball, instructional basketball, youth cheerleading and youth wrestling.
Registration will be from Oct. 14-Nov. 8 for youth basketball (girls and boys ages from 7-12), instructional basketball (girls and boys ages from 5-6), and cheerleading (ages 7-12). The age-cutoff date is Sept. 1, 2013 and you can register by attending any of the recreation centers posted registration times, or conveniently on LCPR’s website. The fee for youth basketball is $50 per participant and $25 per participant for instructional basketball and cheerleading.
u Youth wrestling registration will begin the same time, but will end on Dec. 6. Eligible ages for youth wrestling are 6-12 years old and the registration fee is $35 per participant.
For additional information, contact Lancaster County Parks and Recreation at (803) 285-5545. You can also find information on LCPR’s website (www.mylancastersc.org/parks) such as sport program fees, current sport schedules, registration dates, and online registration form.