City of Navasota hoping to save youth soccer program

Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 1:54 PM CDT
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NAVASOTA, Texas (KBTX) - The Grimes County Youth Soccer Association’s announcement that there will not be a season this year shocked many parents who have children participating in youth sports. The city of Navasota is hoping to find a way to have a soccer season and wants to oversee the program.

Wednesday city officials invited community members in Navasota to be to offer feedback on how they can resolve this issue.

Navasota City manager Jason Weeks says with the number of questions they’ve had from the community he believes a soccer season will happen this year.

“We will figure out a way that the children will be able to have some sort of soccer program,” says Weeks. “Based on a lot of the comments we’ve seen on social media, a bunch of the emails we’ve received as well, we see there is a lot of interest.”

Phillip McAlexander says he was disappointed when he heard that their may not be a soccer season because he was hoping to sign up his daughter this year. McAlexander also has a son that plays baseball and knows how important youth sports are.

“Organized sports is different you have growth with other kids and that’s just learning, you’re learning how to be a person. We need those things,” says McAlexander.

The city of Navasota is looking to start the soccer program and have the first games on Sep. 24.

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