Registration open for Alabaster youth football, cheer

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Local kids looking to take part in the Alabaster Parks and Recreation Department’s youth football and cheerleading programs next fall can now sign up for the programs on the city’s website.

Youth football registration is open through May 31 for children who will be 6 and older by Aug. 2 of this year. The divisions will be for children entering first through sixth grades in the 2019-2020 school year, but kindergarteners who have turned 6 by Aug. 2 will be able to play with first- and second-graders in the Rookie 1 division, according to the Parks and Recreation Department.

Online registration is open until 11 p.m. on May 31, and in-person registration at the Parks and Rec office at Veterans Park is available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays.

Cost for youth football is $165 per child, and there is a 10-percent discount for multiple children to register. There is a 10-percent fee for non-Alabaster residents. All players are required to have a birth certificate on file with the Parks and Rec office.

Thompson youth football plays in the Jefferson/Shelby Youth Football League, and has one rookie division, two junior divisions and two senior divisions. Each team will play eight regular-season games, followed by playoff and championship games, and home games will be played at Buck Creek Park this fall.

For youth football registration information, visit Al-alabaster.civicplus.com/172/Football.

Flag football registration for boys and girls in grades K-5 through eighth is also open through May 31.

Cost is $115 per child, and there is a 10-percent discount for multiple children to register. There is a 10-percent fee for non-Alabaster residents. All players are required to have a birth certificate on file with the Parks and Rec office.

Flag football will play eight to 10 games per season, and games will be played on Saturdays at Alabaster’s Veterans Park.

For flag football registration information, visit Al-alabaster.civicplus.com/171/Flag-Football.

Youth cheerleading registration is open through May 31 for girls entering first through sixth grades in the 2019-2020 school year. Kindergarteners who have turned 6 by Aug. 2 will be able to cheer with first- and second-graders.

Cost for youth football is $165 per child, and there is a 10-percent discount for multiple children to register. There is a 10-percent fee for non-Alabaster residents. All players are required to have a birth certificate on file with the Parks and Rec office.

For youth cheer registration information, visit Al-alabaster.civicplus.com/170/Cheer.