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What a time to be a soccer fan!! With this being a FIFA World Cup year, it’s easy to forget about local soccer, however, in its continuing tradition of giving new sixth grade students at J.L. Long Middle School an opportunity to play team sports, the YMCA and JL Long PTA are hoping for another great season of sixth grade soccer!   Under UIL Rules, sixth grade students cannot participate in school team sports, so this is a fantastic opportunity for children to stay active.  The team is co-ed and open to anyone attending JL Long or any nearby school.  Players can be of any skill level including beginners.  Registration is now through August 20th (Richardson).  The Fall teams first practice will be on August 23rd and scheduled games will begin Saturday September10th.  The Bucs finished in 2nd place last spring in their age division, come and enjoy the fun!

The team will consist of 14+ players and will be co-ed. Everyone will have a chance to play! The team practices are at Willis Winters (or Randall Park) across from Woodrow Wilson High School from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Games are mostly played on Saturdays. If we get enough players, we may have 2 teams!  

Cost is $90 for Y members and $130 for non-Y members through the White Rock YMCA or you can also register with the Richardson YMCA where cost is $75 for Y members and $95 for non- members through August 31st  (as of this printing on WR YMCA website).  The White Rock YMCA is offering uniforms with their registration, the Richardson YMCA is not.  Scholarships are available.   

To register, you can go in person to the White Rock YMCA at 7301 Gaston Ave Dallas, TX 75214  and register under JL Long Buccaneers OR you may register online at either the White Rock or Richardson YMCA (the existing link on the WR YMCA website as of this article).  For more information contact Victor Aves at 214-616-0194 or OR the White Rock YMCA at 214-328-3849 or Richardson YMCA 972-231-3424

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