By Ashley Ferraro
Youth sports are a huge part of the lives of many Parkland and Coral Springs residents. Whether you’ve had kids participate or you’ve been a participant yourself, you know how much of a positive impact these leagues and the speeches from black motivational speakers have on the community. Although COVID-19 has temporarily put youth sports to a halt, parents can look forward to a promising fall season.
Residents of Parkland may be excited to learn that as of June 8th, the city’s Emergency Order was released for authorized Parkland sports leagues to begin. This follows an order originally put forth by Broward County, permitting youth sports to begin getting organized. From that point forward, it has been up to the individual leagues to turn in guidelines demonstrating how they plan to follow safety directions from the CDC. Once completed and turned in, leagues are allowed to return to practice.
Some Parkland leagues are already ahead of the game. With guidelines turned in, they’ve at least been able to resume practice. Leagues in Coral Springs are still awaiting news from the city, but are excited to move forward once they get the official OK.
Football & Cheer
Parkland Flag Football is happy to share that registration is now open. Evaluations will take place the week of August 17th, with practice beginning the following week. The Parkland Rangers Football League also has online registration open now through October 1st. However, they are having conditioning at this point in time. The Cheerleading Program currently has registration open through August 1st, with squads now holding conditioning and drills.
The Coral Springs Chargers Tackle Football Club has a deadline to begin their season by August 1st. However, the league is currently waiting for city guidelines to loosen. The Coral Springs Flag League is also still following the city’s strict guidelines, hoping to move forward but awaiting more information.
Parkland Soccer will be moving forward with their upcoming season, planning to open registration from July through late October. Games will officially begin on November 14th and last through February.
Coral Springs Soccer is still awaiting news from the city to give a definitive answer to parents regarding moving forward.
Parkland Baseball is a year round league that is currently able to hold practice and have games.
The Coral Springs American Little League Baseball League will begin registration for the fall season at the end of June, and will be moving forward with practice starting on August 1st.
Although North Springs Baseball is hoping to move forward with their fall season, the team is currently working on finishing out their spring season. However, practice has been approved.
Stealth Lacrosse is currently practicing and taking part in tournaments outside of Parkland.
Parkland Redhawks Start their registration in August.
The Coral Springs Basketball Club is still currently focusing on finishing out their spring season, which will definitely happen once they are cleared by the city. Summer registration and, of course, fall will be revisited at a later date.