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Just as players are invited to sign up for the coming season of Little League play in the Rim Country, their parents and other adults are also invited to step up and volunteer to help make the season a success. To learn more, visit littleleague.

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New Little League president gears up for action

Newly elected Payson Little League President Keely Parker is expecting about 250 aspiring players to turn out this year for the spring and summer baseball and softball programs A turnout of those numbers would be one of the largest since 2009 when almost 300 players showed up at Rumsey Park for tryouts. First on the agenda for parents and young athletes is to sign up at one of three upcoming registration sessions. Parker emphasizes registering early is crucial so she and her staff of 10 other officers can begin preparations for the 2012 campaign. The first sign-up is to be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 and the second will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. the following day, Thursday, Feb. 16. The final sign-up is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18. All three sessions will be held in the Rim Country Middle School gymnasium. Little League is open to both boys and girls from 5 to 15 years of age. In registering, players must bring along a birth certificate and parents must sign a medical release and a parents’ code of conduct.


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