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Registration deadlines for fall youth sports programs at Bend Park and Rec are approaching

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Summer has just begun, and the deadlines for fall youth sports programs in the Bend Park and Recreation District are quickly approaching.

Programs include youth soccer, kindergarten soccer, flag football and middle school tennis. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register now so their children can participate in the fall.

“Fall is one of our busiest seasons for youth sports activities, with soccer and flag football seeing record participation nearly every year,” said Becky Rexford, manager of athletic programs. “To make those fall Saturdays and Sundays a great experience, it's important that parents and guardians are aware of the July and August registration deadlines.”

Registration deadlines

Registration deadlines for fall youth sports programs are as follows:

  • Youth football (class 1st-8ththSchool year 2024-25 – July 8 or until all places are filled)
  • Kindergarten Soccer (School year 2024-25 – July 8 or until all spots are filled)
  • Flag Football (Grade 1st-8ththSchool year 2024-25 – July 29 or until all places are filled)
  • Middle School Tennis – (2024-25 school year – August 13 or until all courts are filled)

Sports programs focus on participation and skill building in a fun, recreational environment. Recreational scholarships are available. Details and application can be found here.

Volunteer trainers

Youth sports leagues also offer adults the opportunity to work as volunteer coaches. Coaches assist with program logistics and train and mentor youth.

All volunteer coaches must complete an application, undergo a background check, attend concussion training, enjoy working with youth, and be able to create a positive, encouraging recreational environment for all players.

For program information, including dates, fees and registration, visit register.bendparksandrec.org.