Summer is just beginning, but the Grain Valley Sports League already has its eyes on the fall. Registration for the League’s flag football, tackle football, and cheer programs are open through July 31st.
Nilesh Patel, Board President and football coach with the Grain Valley Sports League, has been involved in coaching youth in Grain Valley for several years. Patel said registrations for fall programs are already strong, and parents are encouraged to register well before the July 31st deadline.
“Our main goal is to teach respect for the game and to teach kids to love the sport. We want them all to enjoy the sport as this point and want every child who wants to participate to have the opportunity to play, regardless of skill,” Patel said.
“So many kids are run off of programs if they are not elite players. We need kids to be more active, so it is important to us to provide an opportunity for all interested kids to play.”
The flag football program is open to students in Kindergarten and 1st grade. All games are scheduled to play in Grain Valley. Registration is $125 (not including a credit card processing fee) and includes a jersey.
Tackle football is offered for grades 2 through 7. The Grain Valley Sports League competes in the Kansas City Youth Football Alliance and will compete against other Kansas City area teams. Teams are guaranteed an eight game season.
All volunteer coaches undergo background screening and receive ongoing training. Safety is a top priority, and guardian caps for helmets will be available this year for football players.
Registration is $199 plus a credit card processing fee.
A Cheer program is also offered for Kindergarten through 7th grade. Practices are held during the week in the evening and games take place on Saturdays. The cost for the cheer program is $150, and includes uniform, poms, bloomers, and bow.
For more information on the Grain Valley Sports League and to register for fall programs, visit www.grainvalleysportsleague.com.
Grain Valley Sports League is now accepting registrations for its fall flag football, tackle football, and cheer program.
Photo credit: Grain Valley Sports League