ORLANDO (CityofOrlando.net) – Participating in sports helps children meet new friends, interact with peers and learn a new activity while having fun. The City of Orlando Youth Athletics program offers children from 5-15 years old the opportunity to get involved with sports.
Football and cheerleading seasons are held from August to November, basketball season is from December to March and baseball is played March through June. Plans are also in the works for a girls’ lacrosse league.
“The athletics program provides young Orlando residents the opportunity to participate in sports for an affordable price,” according to Michael Wilson, who manages the athletics program.
Preformed teams are eligible to sign up within the sports leagues. Parents can also individually sign up their children to be placed on a team within the leagues. Practices are determined by each team, and games are scheduled weekly, offering numerous children and adults the opportunity to get involved.
“There were over 1,300 youth participants signed up to play last year. This does not even include the coaches or referees involved with the leagues,” Wilson said.