Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation invites parents with children interested in playing soccer, ages 4-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12; or flag football, ages 4-6 and 7-8 to register for the upcoming fall coed recreation season. Space is limited, so register early! Birth certificate is required for proof of age determined as of August 1. Registration fee is $65, which includes league play and uniform. The deadline for individual players to register is Tuesday, July 31. League play runs September to October with practices beginning in August. Game sites for Flag Football will include E.B Moore Park, Sugaw Creek Park and Elon Park while soccer game sites will be Elon Park and Harrisburg Road Park. Teams interested in registering must do so through Revolution Park Sports Academy 704- 432-4963 by Saturday, July 21. Team registration fee is $400. Groups that register as a Team must provide their own uniforms and secure their own practice sites. To register, go online to www.parkandrec.com , click on “EParks,” “Program Registration,” “find School Level,” and finally, click on “Athletics” to see league offerings. You may also call 311 or go to your nearest recreation center and staff can assist you. All Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation coaches are trained and certified through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association and undergo a background check by the department. If interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact the recreation center closest to you or Lori Saylor, volunteer coordinator, at 704.353-0504. Among the benefits of participation in the department’s youth leagues are increased physical fitness, positive socialization, and learning the basic fundamentals of the sport and sportsmanship in a safe and fun environment. About 4,000 youth participate in Park and Recreation organized youth athletic leagues annually. This activity supports Mecklenburg County’s strategic goal to improve/expand parks, open spaces, greenways and recreational activities.