Dad and mom, coaches and a few of the Santa Clarita Valley’s youngest athletes celebrated Friday as metropolis officers introduced the return of parks and youth sports activities.
In a information launch Friday, Santa Clarita officers stated registration begins March 15 for volleyball, T-ball and coach-pitch baseball leagues, with the season set to start in April.
“We’re extraordinarily excited, and the youth sports activities leagues are geared and able to start to get again to what we usually do,” stated Joe Harris, the recreation and group companies supervisor for the town. “Now we have recreation in our blood and we simply wish to present that to the group.”
Chris Padula, a Saugus guardian of two athletes ages 5 and seven years previous, stated that not solely has he loved watching his son and daughter play on co-ed basketball and T-ball groups collectively, he’s additionally loved teaching them. However that has not been attainable over the past yr.
“They had been getting actually into it (workforce sports activities) after which, after all, COVID hit, and it simply took a toll on them, truthfully, as this factor dragged on,” stated Padula. “They had been assembly children, getting their train in, getting regular sleep as a result of they had been sporting themselves out. All that good things that comes out with it, like teamwork and sharing — after which taking it away, it was horrible.”
For the previous yr, Padula’s two children have been asking him once they would have the ability to begin enjoying once more, to which he at all times responded with a “quickly, quickly, quickly.” However now, come April, it’ll be “now, now, now.”
“They’re getting their cleats prepared once more, their bat, their glove, they usually’re simply tremendous excited,” Padula stated. “Sports activities are simply good for all children, truthfully.”
The spring out of doors volleyball league is for gamers ages 9 to fifteen, and leagues are segmented by age group. The eight-week season will run from the beginning of April by way of late Could, and matches will happen at Central Park.
Registration is $89 per participant for metropolis of Santa Clarita residents and $98 per participant for non-residents.
The youth sports activities T-ball league is for gamers ages 4-5 and can final from the beginning of April by way of the top of Could. The coach-pitch baseball league is for gamers ages 6-7. Registration is $52 per participant for every league, and apply and recreation areas will likely be decided when groups are chosen.
Harris stated all groups will likely be coached by metropolis of Santa Clarita youth sports activities workers, and all video games and leagues might want to observe Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being security orders.
For extra details about these leagues and to register, go to santa-clarita.com/youthsports or contact the town’s youth sports activities workplace at 661-250-3756 or by e-mail at [email protected]