By Jessica Sanchez and Mike S Payton, Contributing Reporters
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – The city of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation department is offering the community’s youngest members the opportunity to participate in affordable athletic programs this fall, which kick off (and have a deadline to sign up) this Monday, September 16, 2019.
The rate for residents is only $25 per child, and $235 for non-residents. The fee includes basic uniforms (jersey or shirt) and some sports may require additional uniform or equipment than what is provided (ex. pants, shin guards, etc.)
Paul Di Muont, Athletic Manager for the City, explained, “The goal of the program is to give local youth residents an outlet to play in competition, but at the same time have fun, make friends and build a community family feel.”
All the sport programs during the Fall consist of around 20-40 participants, from which they will be separated into teams and participate in a season. The teams are co-ed unless specified, and players are evaluated for placement.
The Youth Soccer is divided into; Little Ballers Indoor Soccer (ages 2–4), Pee Wee Soccer Season (grades K–1), and Primer Soccer Season (grades 2–3). The age 2-4 soccer is a parent-child involved program.
The Youth Basketball is divided into; Pee Wee Basketball Clinics (grades K–1), Primers Basketball Clinics (grades 2-3), Juniors Basketball Clinics (grades 4-5) and Middle School Basketball Season (grades 6-8).
Also Youth Flag Football will include, Juniors Flag Football Season (grades 4-5) and Middle School Flag Football Season (grades 6-8).