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Sports Programs

General Organization Rules: All teams will be organized by the rules set forth by the Park Board. Brothers/Sisters who fall into the same age group may, upon request at the time of registration, have their forms submitted together and be placed on the same team. It is the parent or guardian's responsibility to notify the Park Department of their desire for the children to be placed on the same team. Special request for youth that are not brother and sister to be on the same team will not be allowed. If you have any questions or concerns about any youth sport please contact the Park office (573-624-8244) for further information. All youth sports will have a sign-up deadline. The park department reserved the right to refuse any sign-up received after the deadline. There will be no waiting list made for those participants wanting to participate after the deadline. Teams will be drafted by luck of the draw. All teams will be re-drafted each year with the exception of little league football.

Program Changes: Dates of programs are subject to change due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. All rental fees and sign-up fees are subject to change.

Program Cancellation Policy: Decisions on the cancellations of evening activities due to inclement weather will be made by 3:30pm daily. The local radio station (KDEX 102.3 FM) will be notified of those decisions.  Please do not call the radio station.  The information will also be posted on FACEBOOK, which can be linked from the website. 

You do not have to have a FACEBOOK account to see the information, but if you have one, add us as a friend to get Status Updates as they are posted. We recognize the possibility that a sudden weather change could create a situation in which a program might have been possible, but the importance of early and accurate communication outweighs that chance. All programs are subject to immediate cancellation if the weather changes after the 3:30pm decision 

Sponsorship for all team sports available. Sponsorship is simply advertisement. It is your logo on the team shirts. The cost of the sponsorship depends on the sport due to the number on each team. Being a sponsor does not allow you any special privileges to coach, or any control over the team, it is simply advertisement.

Coaching can be a very rewarding experience. But it is very important that all coaches keep a proper perspective. Dexter Parks and Recreation Coaches are not to have a "win-at-all-cost"  goal. The primary goal is to teach and develop in a very fun atmosphere. Please realize that all of the coaches for Dexter Parks and Recreation volunteer their time to the youth of the programs. 

Responsibilities as a coach:

a) provide a safe physical environment, 
b) be an effective and positive communicator, 
c) be able to teach the skills and rules of the sport
d) be a positive role model.

You will need to have a comprehension of the rules and knowledge of the game. Dexter Parks and Recreation wants to provide everyone with an enjoyable experience, and we want to develop players' fundamental skills, and to get them to perform to the best of their ability. 

Soccer: The Parks Department offers a spring and fall soccer season. The spring season is offered to anyone in grades third thru seventh and sign-ups are in March. Games will be played on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday afternoon. The fall season is offered to anyone in grades kindergarten thru third and sign-ups are in August. Games will be played on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday mornings. All practices will be at the coaches discretion. Uniform shirts will be provided by the park department. Shorts, shoes, and shin guards are required to participate.

Baseball and Softball: Baseball and Softball is offered to any boy age 5-15 and girl age 5-18. Sign-ups will be in March. Pre-season practice will begin the second week of April and league games will start in May. Team sponsors will provide shirts and hats. The park department will provide pants (except instructional league) and equipment. Players are responsible for gloves and shoes. The age division for all participants will be determined by their age on April 30th. Games will be regularly scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesdays and the weekends will only be used if necessary for make up games. Practice times will depend on the availability of the fields and will be at the coaches discretion. The season will end around the first week of July.

Track: Track is a very parent involved sport. Track is offered to anyone age 3-14. The sign-up will be in March. If no parent (s) volunteer to coach a particular age group, we will not sign up that age group. Track meets are typically on Saturday and last all day. There may be track meets during the week at some place. Practices will be at the coaches discretion. Practices will be held at the High School track after 5pm.  Uniform shirts will be provided by the park department. Track is a traveling sport. We typically go to Poplar Bluff, Cape and Jackson. We encourage you to being a cooler with you, as not all venues have a concession stand. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from practices and meets. 

Women's Volleyball: Women's volleyball is for adults only; all players must be at least eighteen years of age. Registration is by team. A team must have a minimum of seven players, no more than twelve. Registration is in September. League play will begin approximately the first week of November and will run until mid-February. There will be a league if four or more teams register.

Youth Volleyball: Volleyball is offered to anyone in grades fourth thru seventh. Sign-ups are in July. There are two divisions;  Division one is fourth and fifth grade, division two is sixth and seventh grade. Games will be played during the week and on weekends depending on the number of teams. Practices will be at the coaches discretion. Uniform shirts will be provided by the park department. Kneepads, shorts, and shoes are required to participate. 

Tackle Football: Football is offered to anyone in third grade thru sixth. Sign-ups are in July. Teams are divided as evenly as possible. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays games will be played on Saturday mornings with one Tuesday night game. Uniforms and equipment will be provided by the park department. Games begin approximately three weeks after sign-ups.

Youth Basketball: Basketball is offered to anyone in grades three thru sixth. There are four divisions; Division one is third and fourth grade boys, Division two  is third and fourth girls, Division three is fifth and sixth grade boys, Division four is fifth and sixth grade girls.  Sign-ups will be in September. Games will be played during the week and on the weekends depending on the number of teams. Uniform shirts will be provided by the park department.


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