Registration for basketball is now open and will close on December 4th. Teams will be sent out by December 14th. The season will run from January 21st through February 25th.
We have been asked by a large number of the community to add a 13-14 division so we are going to try it this season and we will see if we get enough players registered. There is a good chance that if we do this age division that Paxton players in this age group will practice in Paxton but play their games in DeFuniak and Freeport players in this age group will practice in Freeport but play their games in South Walton.
ALL FIELDS ARE OPEN TODAY
Concussions in sports are a serious issue but as a coach or parent you can help keep your players and children safe and prevent serious or long term injury from concussion. The first steps are recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussion. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has a free online course sponsored by the CDC called "Concussion in sport" which is the standard and guideline for all school coaches. We are encouraging all coaches and parents in our recreational programs to please take this free course or at least look at the information to help keep all of our athletes safe. The link is NFHSLearn.com and is free to all.
If you are interested in coaching a team, please fill out the information below under "Coach Registration", this is a questionnaire that requires a background check. The background check is for the precaution and safety of all involved in our recreational programs.
As a minimum, the NCAA and the National Severe Storms laboratory (NSSL), strongly recommend that all individuals leave the athletic sites and reach a safe location by the flash-to-bang count of 30 seconds (6 miles). However, lightning can strike as far as 10 miles and it does not have to rain for lightning to strike.
The Walton County Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to the enhancement of the overall community by providing safe, well-maintained, and steadily-improving recreational sports and facilities that promote activities for the physical and mental well-being of citizens of all ages, including our senior citizens, with a special emphasis on our youth.