New sports program for Tacoma elementary students
A partnership between Tacoma Public Schools and three other organizations will offer a new after-school sports program for elementary school students, beginning in the fall.
Partnering with the school district are Metro Parks Tacoma, the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound, and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties.
The program will offer soccer and basketball in the fall and flag football and baseball/fast pitch softball in the spring.
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School teams will play each other. Younger students will practice and play on co-ed teams; older students might be split into age-appropriate single-sex teams, depending on numbers.
Practices will be after school with games played on weekends.
Cost to participate is $55 a child. Scholarships are available.
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