Special to the Journal
Albany, GA: The City of Albany Recreation and Parks Department announces its registration information for the Youth Football and Cheerleading program. The fee is $55 per player for football and $35 for cheerleading. Youth ages 6-12 are eligible to participate; the age control date is August 1, 2013. The child must be present at registration, and the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency are required for registration. The registration period begins August 5 and continues through August 28, Monday through Thursday, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the following sites: Albany Recreation and Parks Office at 1301 N. Monroe St.; Thornton Community Center at 210 Thornton Drive, and Carver Sports Complex at 1023 S. McKinley St.
All properly registered youth will be guaranteed placement on a team. Any registration after August 28th will be on a first-come basis, and only as team size and registration limits permit. Football fee during late registration will increase to $65. Football participants will need to furnish their own helmets (NOCSAE approved), pants with pads, and shoes. The Recreation and Parks Department will issue game jerseys. Shoulder pads will also be distributed and need to be returned at the end of the season.
Cheerleading participants are required to furnish their own shoes and shorts. The ARPD will issue a team T-shirt and pom-poms. Practice is scheduled to begin September 3, with the season opening the week of September 16. For additional information, contact Alan Jordan at 229-430-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.