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Spring soccer season starting soon

Matthew Lane • Mar 7, 2019 at 10:30 PM

KINGSPORT — The new director of the Kingsport Recreational Soccer Program hopes to score big with participation this season.

And it’s not too late to sign up for the spring season. In fact, assessments start at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 11 at Eastman Park at Horse Creek. Assessments will continue on March 12, 14 and 16.

“We anticipate an incredible season,” said Shane Davis, the newly appointed co-director of the KRSP. “We’re excited to help each athlete develop new skills and reach their potential.”

Davis said the goal of the program is to foster a love for the game while teaching the importance of teamwork, commitment and perseverance. Soccer is a great tool to help teach children important life lessons and develop a positive mindset, he added.

REGISTRATION OPEN

The KRSP is now accepting registrations for boys and girls, ages 3 to 16 who are interested in playing on a team. Parents may register their children at www.kingsportsoccer.org.

Registration fees are $65 per player with a $30 discount for each additional child per family. A limited number of scholarships are available. Three-year-old children may play for a $40 fee. Registration includes a team t-shirt and a trophy. Games will be played until May.

Davis, staff and volunteers are hoping to see a record number of participates this season.

“We currently have 180 kids registered to play,” said Davis. “We would love to see that number double.”

For more information, call 423-408-8144 or email [email protected]

The Kingsport Recreational Soccer Program is offered by the Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department and is administered by Tri-Cities United Soccer Club. Tri-Cities United Soccer Club is a non-profit community sports organization based in the East Tennessee Tri-Cities area (Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport).

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