The Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization is gearing up for the upcoming season and will be having open registration session for returning players and cheerleaders and any newcomers interested in signing up from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lakeshore Mall in Hibbett Sports.
Highlands Youth Football is part of the Police Athletic League (PAL) Association - Sunshine Conference, is fully insured and has a contract with Highlands County to practice at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Field "D" on July 8. All home games will be held at Avon Park High School.
PAL offers five divisions of football which include Flag, ages 4-6, Mighty-Mite, ages 7-9 (95 pounds), Pee Wee, ages 10-11 (120 pounds), Junior Varsity, ages 12-13 (140 pounds) and Varsity, ages 14-15 (9th Graders are allowed to participate that do not turn 16 before end of the year) that include weight limits in each division with the exception of Flag and Varsity that are Unlimited.
PAL also includes a cheerleading program with the same divisions as football that offers a cheerleading competition at the end of the season.
Registration Fees are $80 for the Fall Football & Cheer season with discounts available if you are signing up multiple children. Cheerleading includes an additional Cheer Package for $40 that includes Cheer shoes, bows and bloomers.
Limited spots are available for Mighty Mite and Pee Wee Divisions. Flag and Varsity players are needed. The Junior Varsity Team is full and is not accepting any registrations. All Divisions are open for Cheerleading.
For any player or cheerleader that has already registered but still has an outstanding balance on their registration must be paid in full by July 8 to secure your spot on a team or squad. Payment can be made as you register with cash, check or credit card in person on Saturday.
Online registration is available on the Highlands Eagles website at www.highlandseagles.com. To register online: Click on the registration tab, select the participant registration form, fill out all the information and submit it online.
If you are interested in joining the "Highlands Eagles" team to play football or cheer, please come to Hibbett Sports on Saturday, to register and secure your spot for the upcoming football and cheerleading season.
As the season is quickly approaching, HYF is always looking for volunteers to assist our organization.
Anyone interested in becoming a football or cheerleading coach or would like to volunteer for the Highlands Eagles, please visit our website at www.highlandseagles.com, click on the registration tab and submit your volunteer application.
Come out and join the "Highlands Eagles" Team! HYF is looking forward to a rewarding and successful season.
For additional information regarding football, please call Cliff Howell at 863-253-7070, Kay Howell at 863-381-3536 or Becky Grippo at 863-214-2111 for Cheerleading.