The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for youth soccer, baseball, softball and girls volleyball. Sign-ups for soccer, baseball and softball continue through March 9. The deadline for volleyball is Feb. 17.
- Youth soccer leagues include: mighty mites co-ed soccer (ages 4-6); bantam boys soccer (ages 7-8); bantam girls soccer, (ages 7-9); midget boys soccer (ages 9-10); midget girls soccer (ages 10-12); little boys soccer (ages 11-12); junior boys Soccer (ages 13-15); and junior girls soccer (ages 13-15). Players must be at least 4 years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn 16 before Aug. 31 to be eligible for participation.
- Youth baseball will have six divisions: tee-ball (boys and girls, ages 4-6); bantam league (boys ages 7-8); midget league (boys ages 9-10); little league (boys ages 11-12); junior league (boys ages 13-14); and senior league (boys ages 15-17). Players must be at least 4 years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn 18 before May 1 to be eligible for participation.
- Youth softball will have three divisions: pee-wee ( ages 7-9); midget, (ages 10-12); and junior (ages 13-16). Players must be at least 7 years old before the last day of registration to be eligible for participation.
- Youth girls volleyball leagues will age divisions 9-11, 12-14 and 15-16. Players must be at least 9 years old before the last day of registration and cannot turn 17 before Aug. 31 to be eligible for participation.
All new participants must have a birth certificate on file and/or visit the Newton Recreation Center for a registration packet.
There is a $30 non-resident fee (non-refundable) for each player who is not a resident of the city of Newton.
Note that registration is limited in each league; therefore, once a league is full, registrants will be put on a waiting list.
For more information, contact the Newton Parks & Recreation Department at 828-695-4317.
Shuford YMCA sign-ups
The Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA is holding sign-ups for spring sports, including youth spring soccer and adult volleyball.
Youth soccer is for children ages 3-18. Registration is open through Feb. 12.
The cost for members if $45 and $80 for program members. Financial assistance is available. Call for more information.
Adult Volleyball is for ages 16 and older. Registration is also being held through Feb. 12.
The cost is $200 per team, but you can register as an individual.
For more information on both of these programs, contact Paxton Tallent at (828) 464-6130 or via email at paxtont@ymcacv. org.
Startown Optimist sign-ups
The Startown Optimist will be holding spring softball and baseball registration on Saturday, Feb. 4, Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb.18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The locations for registration will be the Big Red Park complex in Newton and the Startown Elementary Gym in Newton.
The fee is $70/player, ages 7-16 and $65/player for those participating in the Pee-Wee program, ages 4-6. These fees do cover the cost of uniforms along with insurance.
Enjoy the instruction, fun and competition as your player improves their softball or baseball skills.
If you have any questions, contact Jody Sims at (828) 465-5009 or by email at Jsims@startownoptimist.com.