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Youth football program offers new clinics as season gears up

WARRENSBURG - With summer vacation past the midway point, many youth in the area are now focusing their thoughts on football, as the Warrensburg Youth Football Program launches its 2010 season with new offerings.

Two new football clinics are being offered this year in the local gridiron program, which has garnered a heightened level of interest with the pending development of a town football field. The program offers tackle football for two age groups, plus flag football for the younger set. Tackle Team A is open to fifth and sixth grade players, and Tackle Team B is open to third and fourth grade players. Children from Warrensburg and surrounding communities - both boys and girls - are welcome.

A new five-day Offensive Skills Clinic is set for Monday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m., at the town recreation field. All players registering for Tackle Teams A and B are welcome. The cost is $10 per player.

Also, a new five-day Defensive Skills Clinic is set for Monday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m., at the town recreation field. All players registering for Tackle Teams A and B are welcome. The cost is $10 per player. Youth may register for both clinics for $15.

Regular-season team registration is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, followed at 5 p.m. by the first practice for both A and B teams. The cost of registration is $45, which pays a portion of equipment expenses. Practices are held every weekday until school starts, when it drops down to three days per week. Most games are held Saturdays and Sundays in September.

Flag football is offered for first and second grade players. Children, both boys and girls, from Warrensburg and surrounding communities are welcome.

Regular season registration and practice for flag football begin Monday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. at the recreation field. The cost is $25. Practices are held two days per week after school. Most games are held Saturdays.

For more football program information, call Mike Irish at 623-2703, Gary Baker at 623-4106 or Kim Monthony at 623-5520.

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