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Local youth sports leagues offering signups now

Local youth sports leagues offering signups now
February 15
11:48 2018

Three local youth sports leagues are currently signing up young players in Breckenridge. See each section below for all the details.

Breckenridge Girls Softball Association

The Breckenridge Girls Softball Association is open to girls ages 4 to 18. There will be a sign-up opportunity from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at First National Bank.

The registration fee is $50 per player, and a $10 late fee will be added for those who register after Feb. 16. Team photos will cost $15, if paid at registration, $20 if paid for later.

For more information, call Steve Whitmire at 254-559-0732.

Breckenridge Youth Soccer

Registration for Breckenridge Youth Soccer will continue through Saturday, Feb. 24. The league is open to kids ages 3 to 18.

The registration fee is $45 through Feb. 24; after that, there will be a $10 late fee per child. Families registering three or more children qualify for a $10 discount.  There will be no registrations after Feb. 28. Breckenridge Youth Soccer accepts cash, check, money orders, and credit card. Registration will not be honored until the funds are paid.

Online registration may be done at registrations will require a valid credit/debit card.

Those who want to pay by check or money order, may send to: Breckenridge Youth Soccer, 1816 W. Walker, Breckenridge, TX 76424

The season will begin in late March, and the draft will be held March 1 (coaches only). Parents should expect to receive a phone call from player’s coach week after draft.

Breckenridge Little League Baseball

Breckenridge Little League registration is underway for ages 4 through 14

Intermediate and Junior Divisions (ages 13-14) will register through Feb. 28. The fee this season is $55. Players who register after that date will be charged the additional $10 late fee.

Registration for TeeBall, Coach Pitch, Minors and Majors (ages 4-12) will run through March 3.  The fee this season is $55.  Players who register after March 3 will be charged an additional $10 late fee.

Tryouts for Minors and Majors is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m.  Majors will try out on Field 1 and Minors on Field 2.  Players will need to bring their glove and helmet and are encouraged to wear cleats for traction on the dirt.

Tryouts for Intermediate and Juniors divisions will be announced at a later date.  These divisions are tentatively scheduled to begin playing games around March 22-24, so their registrations and team designations will occur before the other leagues.

The Little League season typically starts with games the first week of April and runs through the end of May. Then, in the older divisions, they compete in the District 5 All-Stars Tournament at the end of June.

For more information, visit the website


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