Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Organizational meetings for adult basketball and indoor soccer leagues are Monday, and Kit Rice of the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department suggests interested players or teams attend the meetings.
"These leagues are real popular," she said. "If a team doesn't go, they aren't going to have as high a priority to get a team enrolled. I like to say it's mandatory. We are going to go over league fees, scheduling, rules and the registration process."
Teams need to have at least one representative at the meetings, though Rice suggests everyone who is playing attend. Players who aren't on a basketball or indoor soccer team and would like to join are encouraged to attend, as well.
"There are a lot of new people in town," she said. "It's easy to recruit yourself on a team."
If enough people show interest and spots aren't filled, other teams could be formed. There is no limit on the roster size of a basketball or coed soccer team, but there is a limit on the number of teams allowed for each sport, and Rice has fielded "a lot of calls on both."
The basketball meeting is at 6 p.m. The indoor soccer meeting follows at 7 p.m. Both meetings are Monday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center next to Bud Werner Memorial Library.
The cost to enter the leagues is $310 per team for basketball and soccer. Rice said the fee is the same as last year. There are two new directors this season, and Rice wants the captains of the teams to attend and meet the directors: Chris Stillwell for basketball and Kate Richter for indoor soccer.
Adult basketball games are Sunday nights at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 Maple St.
Coed indoor soccer games are Tuesday and Thursday nights at Steamboat Springs Middle School, 5100 Amethyst Drive.