Hickory – Registration for Bumble Bee Soccer is now underway at the Hickory Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Offices located at 1451 8th St. Dr. NE, between the hours of 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday. The Bumble Bee Soccer Program is open to boys and girls ages 5 and 6 (must be 5 before August 31, 2018 and cannot be 7 before August 31, 2018).

Any child that has previously participated through our master registration system may call (828)322-7046 to register or register online at www.hickorync.gov/recreation. Any child that has not participated in a program may register online, and once registration is complete, a parent will need to come by the Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Office and sign a waiver. A birth certificate must be presented at time of registration along with a $40 non-resident fee for persons living outside the city limits of Hickory.

All children participating in Bumble Bee Soccer are encouraged to purchase accident insurance coverage. The $6 insurance fee covers the participant for a one-year period from March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019 in all activities sponsored and supervised by the Parks and Recreation Department and must be paid at registration. The $250,000 coverage is primary coverage that pays regardless of other insurance, directly to the participant, doctor, or hospital. The program will begin on Tuesday, August 28 at 5:30pm at Stanford Park Field #1 located at 1451 8th St. Dr. NE. Practice sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday for all new five (5) and six (6) year olds from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Returning players from last year will join the team after a week and a half of instruction and will be contacted by the league coaches with their practice time.

The purpose of this instructional league is to introduce and explain the basic fundamentals of soccer to the children. Instruction will be divided into three sessions: dribbling and passing, and offensive tactics; ball juggling; goalie and defense.After the instructional sessions, the children will be divided into teams and will play actual games against the other teams.

For more information, please contact Gary Long at (828)261-2252.