By Victor Aves
J.L. Long sixth grade spring soccer registration time is here! League play is through the YMCA. The team is co-ed and open to anyone attending J.L. Long or any nearby school. Players can be of any skill level including beginners. Registration is now through Feb. 21. The spring team’s first practice is on Feb. 18, and scheduled games will begin Saturday, March 7.
The team will consist of 14 or more players and will be co-ed. Everyone will have a chance to play. The team practices are at Randall Park across from Woodrow Wilson High School from 4:15-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are mostly played on Saturdays.
This spring, fifth graders from feeder pattern schools are invited to play as well. If enough players sign up, there may be two teams this spring.
The cost is $85 for Y members and $125 for non-Y members through the White Rock YMCA, or you can also register with the Richardson YMCA where cost is $67 for Y members and $87 for nonmembers.
The White Rock YMCA is offering uniforms with their registration; the Richardson YMCA is not. Scholarships are available.
This past fall, the co-ed team came in second place in the division in a very exciting overtime shoot-out finish for the season.
Come and be part of the excitement! The team is competitive, but it is all about having fun.
Register in person at the White Rock YMCA at 7301 Gaston Ave. in Dallas under J.L. Long Buccaneers or register online at either the White Rock or Richardson YMCA. For more information contact Victor Aves at 214-616-0194 or firstname.lastname@example.org, the White Rock YMCA at 214-328-3849 or the Richardson YMCA at 972-231-3424.