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Adult basketball meeting set for March 7

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Photo courtesy Jeff Laydon Kids in the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department 9-10 youth basketball program gather with recreation supervisor Darren Lewis, left, and Parks and Recreation Director Tom Carosello, during a break in action at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

Photo courtesy Jeff Laydon
Kids in the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department 9-10 youth basketball program gather with recreation supervisor Darren Lewis, left, and Parks and Recreation Director Tom Carosello, during a break in action at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

An organizational meeting for all managers who registered teams for this year’s adult basketball leagues will be held March 7 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.

The meeting will last about 40 minutes and will address league schedules, game venues, rule changes and tournament dates. All team managers should attend, if possible.

Managers are reminded that team registration fees are $250 per team, plus a $30 fee per player. Players are eligible to participate in this year’s league if they will be 16 years of age or older as of March 10.

The leagues are tentatively scheduled to begin March 11.

Call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232, for more information.

Youth basketball

Games in the 11-12 youth basketball division, which were canceled due to a winter storm Feb. 20, have been rescheduled for next week.

The make-up games will be played the evening of March 4 and are as follows: Black vs. Red at 5:20 p.m., Blue vs. Green at 6:15 p.m. and Gold vs. Maroon at 7:10 p.m.

Coaches have been provided flyers indicating the aforementioned changes to the schedule. The single-elimination tournament for the 11-12 division, which will entail separate tournaments for the boys and girls teams, will take place March 5-6; coaches will be notified of team seeds and game times prior to the tournament.

For more information, call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

Programming

The Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department is in the process of evaluating the feasibility of new summer programming, clinics and workshops for local youths.

Through an ongoing partnership between the town recreation department and Ross Aragon Community Center, staff hopes to identify new possibilities for low-cost sports programming, outdoor education and arts-related endeavors. The desire is to create an introductory curriculum for next summer and implement as many new programs as the town budget allows.

The tentative plan is to utilize volunteers for as many programs as possible, but there may also be opportunities for the use of talented, specialized instructors on a part-time, compensated basis. The goal is to provide fun, educational programs for youths ages 4-10 at a reasonable cost.

Anyone interested in submitting a programming idea can contact the town recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232, or Cheryl Bowdridge, community center director, at 264-4152.

Volunteers sought

The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking volunteers to serve one- and two-year terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The commission serves as a liaison with town council and is charged with evaluating current recreation, open space and trails projects within the community. The commission is also expected to collaborate with town council regarding the research, promotion and development of new recreation initiatives.

Individuals interested in applying for a seat on the commission should be knowledgeable about the town’s current recreation programming, be keenly interested in town development issues and have applicable experience. The commission typically meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall, but meets more frequently if required.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest to the Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department no later than Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. Letters can be sent via mail to PO Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Letters can also be sent to tcarosello@centurytel.net.

For more information, contact Tom Carosello at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

Sports hotline

General information concerning the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department can be obtained by calling the Pagosa Springs Sports Hotline at 264-4151 Ext. 301 or logging on to townofpagosasprings.com and going to the parks and recreation link.

All schedules and upcoming events are updated on a regular basis.

If you have questions or concerns, or need additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

This story was posted on February 28, 2013.