If someone doesn't step forward soon, the children involved in Payson Youth Football may find themselves without a coach.
Eric Santana, president of the local youth football league, said a head coach was needed --fast --to take over the minors team, ages 6 through 9. Anyone interested in the role should have an interest in children and knowledge of basic football skills.
The season starts Monday, so don't waste any time. Pick up the phone and call Santana at the office, 474-1775, or at home, 474-1764.
Payson Youth Football registration forms for both cheerleaders and players are available at the Farm Bureau Insurance office at 708 E. Highway 260, Suite B-2.
Registration and a physical examination must be completed by Aug. 2, the first day of practice. Cost is $50 for players and $35 for cheerleaders.
For more information call Eric Santana at 474-1775.
Youth leagues start
Football and softball will both start Aug. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Football will be on the RCMS activity field and softball will be on the PHS softball field.
All athletes must have the necessary clearance forms completed and filed with the middle school athletic director, prior to commencing practice, including a current medical physical.
Today's deadline for soccer sign-up
Registration for play in the 1999 Fall Youth Soccer League for boys and girls ages 4 to 9 is until 5 p.m. today. The sign-up may be completed at the Parks and Recreation offices at 1000 W. Country Club. The fee is $20 per child, and games will be played on weeknights in September and October.
Don't forget to stop by the Payson Marketplace this Saturday for the second annual "Cardinals Rock 'n' Roll Ride to Flagstaff."
Motorcyclists from around the state will gather in Tempe Saturday morning, and will head north on the Beeline Highway.
In Payson, they'll stop at about 9:30 a.m., fuel up and head on the final stretch of their trip that will take them to the NAU Skydome to watch the Arizona Cardinals' afternoon practice.