Sports Briefs

Published 12:37 am Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Franklinton Youth Soccer Association Registration

The Franklinton Youth Soccer Association is having signups for the 2018 fall season for ages 3-18.

Registration takes place Saturdays July 14 and 21 at the Franklinton Junior High School Library from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

They are also holding signups on Wednesday, July 18 at the Franklinton Youth Soccer Association Fields from 11 a.m. until noon and 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The cost is $55 per player for 3-11s and $65 per participant for 12-18s.


Franklinton Youth Football and Cheer Association signups

The Franklinton Youth Football and Cheer Association is holding registration on Saturdays July 14, 21 and 28 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Franklinton High School Gym.

Signups are for ages 5-12.

The cost is $65 per participant and $55 for other family members.

First-year players need to bring a birth certificate.

For more information, call FYFA Board Member Roger Baber at 985-205-4543.


British Soccer Camp going to Franklinton

The Franklinton Youth Soccer Association has teamed up with Challenger Sports to bring the most popular soccer camp in the country to our community at Franklinton Youth Soccer Association Fields from July 16-20.

With programs for all ages and abilities, local players have an opportunity to share a fun, positive and educational camp experience centered around a daily regimen of foot skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play by one of Challenger’s 1,100 International soccer coaches who inspire confidence, happiness and help build self-esteem.

The highlight of the week is the Camp World Cup, adding friendly competition and cultural variety to each day. The daily tournament gives campers the chance to represent a world cup team, with extra points being awarded for making up chants, wearing team colors of their chosen country, creating flags, and learning as much as they can about their chosen country’s culture.

New for 2018 is the iCHALLENGE digital learning app.

Extending their camp experience year-round, every camper receives access to iCHALLENGE — a sophisticated new digital learning app along with a library of soccer skills and exercises to practice at home. Campers view and practice the skills linked to their ability level, upload a video displaying their chosen skills, receive personalized online coaching from experienced virtual coaches and even score points for videos and compete in league tables with other players around the world.

Parents are encouraged to sign up online in advance. Space is limited. To register and for more information, including a schedule of Abita Springs’ days and times, go to or contact Nick Rundell at 469-713-2737 or email


YMCA Golf Classic takes place in August

The 14th annual YMCA Golf Classic is taking place on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Bogalusa Country Club.

This is the YMCA’s main fundraiser of the year.

The two-person scramble costs $100 per golfer. The fee includes cart, green fees, mulligans and lunch.

Carts are limited, so golfers are asked to bring a cart if they have one.

On tournament day, registration begins at 10 a.m. with lunch set for 11 a.m. and the tournament gets under way at noon.

You can drop off early registration at the YMCA, which is located at 411 Avenue B in Bogalusa.

For more information, call YMCA Program Director Toni St. Philip at 985-732-3741 or email her at