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Registration is underway for a new youth soccer league put together by the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department. The league is open to ages 4-12 and available to anyone in the Highland Lakes. Play will be eight weeks from March to May. The cost is $75 for Marble Falls residents and $85 for those living outside of the city. Registration ends Feb. 18.

“The focus of the league will be to create a fun, safe, and accessible play to all players regardless of playing ability, social, or economic background,” said Parks and Recreation Director Lacey Dingman. “We are committed to offering high-quality programs and facilities for the community.” 

Team formations and schedules will be released at the end of February. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 830-798-6250 or pard@marblefallstx.gov for more information.

Granite Country Youth Soccer Association, which has served as the Highland Lakes youth soccer league for more than four decades, will still assemble select and travel teams, according to a media release. 

Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Charles Watkins said the department and the soccer association are working on a contract agreement for use of the city fields, known as The Greens, located at 1100 Sixth St.

“It’s about exclusive use of the fields to one group,” Watkins said. “We want to be able to provide access to other groups.”

An adult league has also expressed interest in using the fields. The concern is the grass not having time to recover from play. Playing year-round damages the fields.  

“The COVID year did such wonders on our facilities,” Watkins said. “We’ve done a lot to improve access to our fields.”

He was happy to give children an opportunity to play once again. 

“We owe it to the citizens of Marble Falls to provide a soccer program,” he said. 

jfierro@thepicayune.com

2 thoughts on “New youth soccer league opens; registration ends Feb. 18

  1. Your going to charge kids who attend MFISD more if they don’t live in town? Apparently you don’t know the boundaries for MFISD. Suggest you learn them. They are part to the MFISD.

    Maybe you should move away from Marble Falls

    1. This has nothing to do with MFISD. It’s a service provided by the City of Marble Falls. These entities are not at all connected for this purpose. If folks live outside of the city limits, they don’t pay city taxes for the parks or programs run by the Parks & Recreation. School taxes are not related to this. It absolutely makes sense for an additional fee to non-city residents.

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