Recreation department is taking registrations for fall sports

The Smith Mountain Lake Community Park Beach in Moneta is open daily through Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for fall soccer, fall baseball and fall boys lacrosse.

Fall soccer is for ages 4-18 as of October 1.

Registration deadline is Thursday, August 1.

Cost is $15 by August 1. A $15 late fee is assessed to all registrations taken from Friday, August 2 through Tuesday, August 20.

Teams are formed based on age and school districts.

Coaches meet in mid-August to receive rosters, equipment and choose practice times.

Practices begin in late August.

Matches begin in mid-September.

The season is eight weeks with two weeks reserved at the end for make-up matches if needed.

Matches are played at Waid Recreation Area and Sports Complex and the Franklin County Recreation Park.

Register online at www.playfranklincounty.com .

Those interested in coaching are asked to contact Nikki Custer by email: nikki.custer@franklincountyva.gov .

Those interested in becoming an official for fall soccer should call the recreation department, (540) 483-9293 or contact Athletics Specialist Cindy Traylor by email: cindy.traylor@franklincountyva.gov .

Job description can be found at www.franklincountyva.gov/hr.

Officials are paid per game.

Training for new and returning officials will be held in August/September.

Fall baseball is for ages 5 to 14 as of May 1.

Teams are formed based on age and school districts.

Coaches meet the beginning of August to receive rosters, equipment and choose practice times.

Practices begin in mid-August.

Games begin in late August and conclude in October.

These leagues typically play games at Larc Field and Waid Recreation Area.

Cost is $15.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 1.

Registrations taken from August 2 through August 9 are assessed a $15 late fee.

Those interested in coaching or who are in need of additional information should call Franklin County Baseball Inc. President Randy Holland, (540) 493-3364, or contact him by email: fcbaseball2016@gmail.com .

Fall boys lacorsee is for ages 6 to 18.

Cost is $50.

The season runs from August to October.

Online registration is open through Wednesday, August 1.

The Franklin County Lacrosse Club Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to organizing, developing and promoting the sport in Franklin County and surrounding areas, is in charge of the program.

Teams practice twice a week based on age at Waid Recreation Area and Sports Complex.

For information, call (540) 797-3534 or contact by email: fclaxclub@gmail.com .

RECREATION NOTES:

The Smith Mountain Lake Community Park Beach is open daily through August 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on weekends only from August 17 through September 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost is $2 except for ages 3 and younger who are admitted free.

The beach is open when lifeguards are on duty and swimming is permitted only in the designated swimming area.

Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation must be contacted if there are plans to bring a large group to the beach. The recreation department’s phone number is (540) 483-9293.

For information, contact Nikki Custer by email: nikki.custer@franklincountyva.org .

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