City & County

Parks & Rec acquires local soccer program

By Emma Milner
City of Arkadelphia

Arkadelphia Parks and Recreation is adding a new sport to its youth athletic programs.

Starting Spring 2022, Arkadelphia Parks and Recreation will offer a recreational soccer league for children ages 2 through 14.

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The youth recreational soccer league has been under the leadership of the Arkadelphia Soccer Association (ASA) for years. Arkadelphia Parks and Recreation began meeting with ASA earlier this month to discuss the possibility of acquiring the program.

The two organizations reached an agreement late last week, and decided the city would begin facilitating the program in Spring of 2022.

“This program has a lot of history in our community,” Arkadelphia Parks and Recreation Director Junior Rodemeyer says. “We are excited to maintain and improve on that history in the years to come.”

The Arkadelphia Soccer Association will manage the program through the Fall 2021 season. Registration for the spring season will begin Jan. 1, 2022. Registration will take place online, on the Arkadelphia Parks and Recreation app and at the Recreation Center.

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