City Youth Sports of Jonesboro launches new program

City Youth Sports of Jonesboro launches new program

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It's a busy time for Jonesboro's Parks and Recreation Department.

Sign-up is currently underway for soccer, flag and tackle football and now, cheerleading.

Wolf Cub Cheerleading is the newest offering by the city.

"There's been no program for the cheerleaders, besides the competitive cheerleaders," Nicole Scott, coordinator of the program said. "We are super excited to offer a low cost option for parents. Learn those fundamental skills if they want to try out for cheerleader or if they want to support their community."

The coed sport involves a cheer clinic at Parker Park from 10 a.m. until noon for all participants on Saturday, Sep. 12.

Deadline to sign up for the program is Friday, Sep. 11 at 5 p.m.

To register a child, go to the Earl Bell Center, fill out an application and pay a $60 fee. The cost covers a uniform and registration.

"This year, age groups will be grades 3 to 6 boys and girls," Scott said.

Wolf Cub flag and tackle football registration deadline is Sep. 5.

"Our last opportunity for physicals is Thursday night," Mark Malugen, athletic coordinator for City Youth Sports of Jonesboro, said. "If you haven't signed up, we need to get you signed up. I've always thought that football built a lot of character."

Tackle football fee is $100. The cost covers a uniform and equipment needed to play and registration.

Flag football spans ages 4 to 18 years for both boys and girls. Tackle football covers grades 3 to 6.

"They (parents) can go online and pull the application offline from our city website," Malugen said. "Or they can just go by the Earl Bell Center, which has always been kind of the focal point of our application turn ins and pay their fee."

The Jonesboro Parks and Recreation website is www.jonesboro.org.

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