Indoor soccer, girls’ volleyball are new rec programs in Iola

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Just over a week from today, Iola Recreation Department’s two newest youth programs get under way. There is still time to sign up for the month-long programs.
Youth Fustsal indoor soccer and girls’ volleyball leagues begin play Nov. 7.
Registeration for both programs goes to Nov. 6 and no late registrations will be accepted. Fees for both programs are $25 per player or $60 for a family of three or more players.
Youth Futsal indoor soccer is for boys and girls first grade through sixth grade. The Allen County Community College soccer teams will help with instruction and officiating of games.
Participants will meet at the Recreation Building in Riverside Park on Saturday mornings, Nov. 7-Dec. 12,
with the exception of Thanksgiving weekend.
Participants need shin guards and should wear tennis shoes.
The girls’ volleyball league is open to girls
in third through sixth grades. Allen County Community College volleyball team members will instruct and officiate matches.
Participants will meet at the Recreation Building in Riverside Park on Saturday afternoons, Nov. 7-Dec. 12, with the exception of Thanksgiving weekend.
Participants should wear tennis shoes; knee pads are optional.
Registration forms were distributed to area schools. There was an early-bird registration.
“We have 22 signed up for the soccer league of first to third grades and 15 for the fourth to sixth grade league,” said Kristy Sutherland of the Iola Recreation department. “We have 23 girls signed up for the volleyball league.
“That’s pretty impressive numbers for first-time programs. We’re hoping more will register throughout the next week.”
Registration for these and other Iola Recreation Department programs may be done online at cityofiola.com/recreation.html.
For more information contact Luke Bycroft, recreation director, at 620-365-4990.