Milford Parks and Recreation announces fall sports programs

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Youth soccer programs have started in Milford with games beginning September 23

Milford Parks and Recreation announced their fall sports programs for 2023. Programs for the upcoming season include field hockey, soccer and flag football.

“We are excited to have kids back enjoying our fall sports this year,” Nancy Martino of Milford Parks and Recreation said. “We have a few spots left for signups which can be done at the Milford Parks and Recreation office located at 207 Franklin Street or online. Our hours are 8 AM to 12 Noon and 1 PM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.”

Field hockey sessions began September 10 and will run through October 22. Sessions are held on Sunday afternoons at the Milford High School field hockey turf field. Beginners are from 1 to 2 PM and intermediates form 2 to 2:30 PM. The sessions are for girls aged 7 to 12 and the cost is $50 per participant.

There are several leagues available for soccer through Milford Parks and Recreation. All practices and games are held at the Tony Silicato Memorial Park Soccer Fields. Although practice begins sooner, games do not begin until September 23. The leagues are co-ed with five- and six-year-old children playing on Tuesday nights from 5 to 5:45 PM starting September 12 and running until October 17. The seven- and eight-year-old league practice Tuesday nights from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM starting September 12 and running until October 28 with games on Saturdays.

“Soccer players aged 9 and 10 will practice Thursday nights at 5 PM starting September 14 and running through October 28,” Martino said. “Games are Saturdays at 10 AM. The 11 to 13 year old group will practice Thursday nights from September 14 through October 28 from 6 to 7 PM with games on Saturdays.” The cost for soccer for children five and six is $50 while all other leagues are $60 per child. Some soccer leagues have waitlists to join, so it is recommended parents call Milford Parks and Recreation to see if their child’s age group has openings.

This year, Parks and Recreation will offer a tennis program for children aged 7 to 14 to teach the fundamentals of the game. The program began September 11 and runs until October 25. It will be held at Milford High School from 5 to 6:30 PM. There is a waitlist for this program and the cost is $60 per person.

An Adult Pickleball League has also been formed through Milford Parks and Recreation for those ages 15 and up. The league plays at the Bicentennial Park pickle ball courts on Monday from 5 to 7 PM and began on September 11, running until October 30. The fee is $30 for individuals and $60 to register a league. Those who sign up as individuals will be partnered with another individual player for the duration of the league as it is a doubles league.

Teams play one game per week, and it is not a USAPA sanctioned league, which means it will not operate under the same constraints. The league was developed to allow players at all levels to play under a leaderboard system that gives everyone an opportunity to have success. A formal explanation of the leaderboard system will be sent with more information regarding the leagues operation upon signing up. Paddles are not provided. There is a waitlist for this program as well.

Milford Parks and Recreation has also started an adult kickball league for those 15 and older. To register a team, the cost is $120 while the individual fee is $20. Individuals will be assigned to other individual registrations to create a team. Games are Monday and Wednesday nights. Game times are 6 to 6:55 PM; 7 to 7:55 PM; 8 to 8:55 PM and 9 to 9:55 PM.

Teams compete in a 7-week league that will cap off with a 2-week single elimination tournament. You must have a minimum of 8 players to register a team although games can be played with a minimum of 6 players. If the minimum number of players are not present, the team will forfeit. Games last approximately 55 minutes and no innings will be finished after the play time limit is reached. Team captains will be provided rules when they register. The league was designed to promote a relaxed, social atmosphere for competitive group exercise. Alcohol is strictly forbidden. There is a waitlist for the program which began September 6 and will run until November 8.

To register for any Parks and Recreation fall sports, visit or call them at 302-422-1104.


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