Young Soccer Players Invited To Register


Town Recreation Coordinator Mary Wolf has been busy the past week drumming up support for the local youth soccer program.

She explains the recreation offering: “Our fall soccer program starts at age four and ends with sixth-graders. 

“This program gives those kids who love soccer a second opportunity to play during the fall. We will play on some Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. If the kids enjoyed spring soccer, they will enjoy the fall season even more.

“The games that are played on Friday evening will not interfere with Friday night home football games.”

The registration fee is $25 and includes a game shirt.

Also, volunteer coaches are needed.

Call Wolf at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for more information. 

Golf Academy in Payson

Rim Country golfers will have an opportunity to learn from the best when Sue Wieger brings her Golf Academy to Payson July 27 and 28. Sessions will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and lunch will be provided.

Wieger bills her golf academy as “a learning and performance institute that has been and continues to be recognized as the premier provider of golf instruction and education programs.” She also says her academy “promotes enjoyment and fulfillment to all levels while operating with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.”

During the program, Wieger says she will focus on teaching players how to reach their peak performance through golf biomechanics, club fitting, and physical and mental golf fitness.

Playing lessons will also be included in the program.

Wieger is an 18-year LPGA Class golf professional and has a master’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in education. She is a certified Titlist performance Institute Golf Trainer and has been a featured guest on various golf shows.

The registration fee is $295 for both days. For more information, or to register, call Wieger at (480) 392-6563.

Punt, Pass, Kick event

The Town of Payson Parks and Recreation Department will host the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Rumsey Park north multipurpose field. The event is free.

The competition allows boys and girls, ages 6 to 15 years, to showcase their football skills in punting, passing and placekicking. Scores are based on distance and accuracy. Entrants may register onsite the day of the competition or online at

Finalists in both boys and girls divisions will advance to regional competitions, and regional winners may advance to the state championship to be held during an Arizona Cardinals football game.

The PP&K program is free — both to organizers, like the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, and to every youngster who wants to participate.

Call Mary Wolf at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for more information, or visit the parks office at Green Valley Park.

Established in 1961, it is the oldest NFL Youth Football program.


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