Football and cheerleading registrations being taken

PICKENS — The Pickens Recreation Department is currently registering youth for its fall cheerleading and football season.

Deadline for registration is June 17. Parents can register their children at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road in Pickens.

The following age divisions are being offered: 6 years old/100 lbs.; 7-8 years old/100 lbs.; 9-10 years old/135 lbs.; and 11-12 years old/150 lbs.

No weight limit means players weighing over the weight limit may still play but must play the interior line and not carry the football.

In the 11-12 year old division, the first 28 boys to register will be taken and a waiting list will be kept after that number has registered.

Cheerleaders must cheer within the same age classifications as football players. Birthdate cutoff is Sept. 1, 2015. Birth certificates are required at registration.

Following registration, a skills evaluation day will be held for football participants. The registration fee for football provides a jersey and helmet decals while cheerleaders are provided a clinic and T-shirt. Football players are required to furnish their own equipment, and cheerleaders will have an additional uniform expense of $98. There will be two fitting dates for cheerleaders: May 27 and June 17, both from 6-7:30 p.m.

The registration fee is $45 for in-city residents and $55 for out-of-city residents. If you are interested in coaching or need additional information, call the recreation department at 878-2296.