Thursday, February 5, 2009

Register Your Child For Summer Sports

If you’re seeing any grass under the snow, it’s brown. But that grass will turn to green before you know it!

While anything above 40 degrees is considered a “heat wave” at this point, it’s time to get your child registered for a baseball or softball program. In fact, if you’re just getting to registering your child for Holiday Park Baseball in West Des Moines now (, you’ll pay a late registration fee.

Being so involved in local youth baseball, I’m often asked or told, “When is baseball registration?” or “You can sign up for softball? I didn’t know anything about it. I haven’t heard anything.” Take responsibility, folks. You don’t need to wait for someone to come down from the sky to tell you it’s time to register for a spring/summer youth athletic programs.

Most of you know the website address already for the youth sports programs in which your child participates. If you don’t, contact your local parks and recreation department to learn more about what youth athletic programs are available in your area. The staff in these departments are generally very knowledgeable and willing to help you track down your needs for summer sports activities.

If your children are young and just starting out, ask a friend or neighbor for information about their experiences with children’s sports activities. Chances are they are more than willing to lend helpful advice.

Don’t forget that most of these leagues desperately need volunteers. Considering being a volunteer coach this year. It’s truly a rewarding experience!

I’m going to take a little break from posting for the next few days with some family visiting from Florida. We’ll pick back up again next week!

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