News Sign Ups

Idaho Press Tribune 4 May 2000 - Pg 3A

Sign up for Nampa youth football today

NAMPA -- The inaugural year of Nampa Optimist Youth Football kicks off today with sign-ups from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Middle School, 806 C. Midland Blvd.

Other sessions are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Sign-ups will be held in the school gym parking lot. Fliers will be delivered to local schools with information about the program.

To learn more

For more information call Ken Wilson, 880-1099 or Curt Gaschler, 465-6621

The registration fee is $45 for the year and includes jerseys, helmets and shoulder pads. Pants and mouthpieces can be purchased at registration. Players need to be present at sign-up because sizes will be taken at that time.

Registrations will be limited to a first come, first serve basis. Only 10 teams will be formed this year: four flag teams for 7- and 8- year olds; two tackle teams for 9-year olds; two tackle teams for 10-year olds; a tackle team for 11-year olds; and a tackle team for 12-year olds. The teams for 11- and 12-year olds are limited to 25 kids each.

"We are limited by field availability, funds and volunteers this year," spokesman Ken Wilson said. "But the limitation is somewhat of a blessing in that it is important to build a quality, manageable program to expand upon for years to come."

The teams will compete in the Boise Optimist League, which includes teams from Boise, Meridian, Emmett, Horseshoe Bend, McCall, Kuna, Idaho City, Mountain Home and Hailey. Practice starts Aug. 14th . The season will consist of five home games and two road games.

Reprinted by permission of Idaho Press Tribune
Note: Article retyped in HTML for better readability