COURTESY of The Baysider
BY JOSHUA SPAULDING
REGION — As March moves along, thoughts will certainly turn to spring and with that, comes thoughts of getting outside.
For local kids, the Revolution United program is gearing up for spring soccer with hopes of returning a sense of normalcy to the communities of Alton and Barnstead and the surrounding area.
“We are back in the swing of things,” said Revolution United Director Cory Halvorsen. “We’re working hard to put these players back on the field.”
The Revolution spring soccer program will feature teams for U10 through U19 that will travel and play soccer against teams from around the Lakes Region and the Seacoast. That program will run from mid-April to mid-June while the Mini Revs program for ages three to six will run from May to June. The U8 program is also back for the spring program.
The competitive soccer programs feature an eight-game season against solid competition around the region.
“We’re open to Alton and Barnstead residents, but we’re open up to surrounding communities as well.”
All practices for the Revolution United program are held locally in Barnstead and Alton and games take place on the weekends.
As of right now, the program has more than 130 kids signed up for spring soccer and Halvorsen notes that the deadline for registration is March 15.
“Our real goal with the club is a feeder program for the schools we serve,” Halvorsen said. “Obviously with Prospect Mountain and we have a good partnership with Kingswood and other schools.
“To us, it’s important that players are out there playing,” Halvorsen continued. “And we want to make sure it’s open up and affordable to all players.”
Looking even further ahead, the Revolution Summer Soccer Camp is also back for another year, scheduled for July 12-15, with the basketball camp coming the following weekend.
“We’re bringing the sports back and trying to get things back to normal,” Halvorsen said.
The Revolution United is now wrapping up a very successful recreation basketball program, which saw more than 150 kids participating in basketball in Alton and Barnstead. The numbers have continued to improve over the last three years that the Revolution have been handling the local hoop programs.
“It shows what the next generation of basketball might be looking like,” Halvorsen said.
Anyone who is interested in more information on the Revolution United spring soccer program or who is interested in registering for spring soccer can visit the club’s website at revsunited.com.
Sports Editor Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 279-4516, ext. 155 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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