Indianola Parks and Recreation's fall sports season has begun. The Department offers sports opportunities for all ages, from PeeWee Nerf Football and Tiny Kickers Soccer to men's and coed adult softball leagues. Youth sports alone involve over 400 players in the fall, said Recreation Superintendent, Doug Bylund.
"We usually have around 200 players in our youth soccer league for Kindergarten through 6th graders, and another 100 or so in our flag football league for grades 2-4," he said. In addition, instructional programs are offered for younger students in football, soccer and volleyball. A 5th and 6th grade volleyball league rounds out the fall youth sports offerings.
The adults get in on the action, too, with adult fall softball leagues. "On Tuesday and Friday nights, we'll have adult softball games going on three fields at Pickard," Bylund said. "The concession stand is open, people bring the family and the kids play on the playground while their parents are playing games. It's a real family-friendly atmosphere."
It's the same at the soccer fields. On game nights, players fill the six fields south of the middle school, and families fill the sidelines. Bylund said, "You never know who you'll run into at the soccer fields. It's a place where we make unforgettable, priceless memories at the same time the kids are learning life skills through sports."
To register for Parks & Recreation programs, call the office at (515) 961-9420 or view the offerings online at www.indianolaiowa.gov and click on the link for Indianola Magazine. read more...