WHAT: Summer Football Registration Opens in Arcadia
Registration is now open for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s football program, which will kick off in August and is open to kids ages 7 to 13. The registration fee is $150 plus a $25 membership fee. If you have questions, contact Sheila Scott, league director at (480) 947-6331 or Sheila.Scott@bgcs.org.
The sports programs seek to foster social and interpersonal skills, fitness, stress management, positive use of leisure time and an appreciation for the environment for your child. Coaches work with parents to teach the basics of the game of football and the importance of technique to keep players safe.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale are vigilant about safe, concussion-free football. The Club requires all football staff members and volunteer football coaches to complete the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) on-line Concussion Course “Concussion in Sports – What you need to know” with certificate completion. Contact drills are limited at practices and increased focused is made on proper tackling techniques. The Club is also a part of the National Alliance for Youth Sports where coaches become members through the alliance’s training courses.
WHEN: Registration is now open, and the limited space is based on first-come, first-serve basis.
WHERE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch
2311 N Miller Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
WHY: For 60 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has focused on providing opportunities to make positive impacts on the youth in Greater Scottsdale and the Native American communities it serves by helping each youth reach their ultimate potential.
The Clubs offer more than 100 youth development programs emphasizing five core areas including: the arts; character and leadership development; education and career development; health & life skills; and sports, fitness and recreation. The organization’s nine branches and 12 outreach sites are located in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Salt River Pima-Maricopa and Hualapai Indian Communities and other Northeast Valley neighborhoods.