Sign-up and equipment checkout for the Atchison Recreation youth football program is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Memorial Hall, 819 Commercial St.

Youngsters entering grades 3-6 in the fall are eligible to sign up for the football program. An $85 sign-up fee must be paid and a $200 refundable equipment deposit check must be submitted for each participant on the day they sign up. A registration and liability release form will need to be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian and any player who did not play in the football program last year must provide a copy of his birth certificate.

Football equipment will be issued to players on the day they sign up so they must attend the sign up so they can be fitted for equipment.

The Atchison Recreation youth football teams will play in NEK Football League program based out of Leavenworth. Practices begin Monday, Aug. 6 and are at the Atchison Sports Complex. Practice times are 6-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday from Aug. 6-16, and 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday from Aug. 21 until the end of the season. Games will be played on Saturdays starting on Sept. 8 and will continue through mid-October.

Those unable to sign up on the scheduled sign-up date or who need more information about the football program should contact Josh Rebant, Atchison Recreation Football Director, at 913-426-1504 or the Atchison Recreation Commission at 913-367-3352.

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