Rec football, cheer signups open

PICKENS — The Pickens Recreation Department is currently registering youth for its fall 2016 cheerleading and football season.

Deadline for registration is June 8. Parents can register their children at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road in Pickens.

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

There will be no weight limit, which 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 this number has registered.

Cheerleaders must cheer within same age classifications as football players. Birthdate cut-off is Sept. 1, 2016. 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: Wednesday, June 1, and Wednesday, June 8, 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.