By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Havre Youth Soccer season, which serves about 550 local children, is underway, said Debi Rhines, president of the soccer association.
The year is the clubs first season as a full member of the Montana Youth Soccer Association.
This membership allows for insurance benefits, training for coaches, players and referees and resource material for managing a soccer league, Rhines said.
It also opens the door to traveling across Montana to play other leagues and teams in the state, Rhines said.
Another change this season is the playing facility, Rhines said. Five-and-6-year-olds, 7-and-8-year-olds and 11-and-12-year-olds will be playing games at the Havre High School south practice fields at 900 18th Street.
A sprinkler system was installed during the summer and plans are underway for a walkway and a restroom facility, Rhines said.
In conjunction with this, a mandatory soccer referee clinic will be held Sunday, Aug. 22, from 1-6 p.m. at City Hall. Anyone interested in becoming a referee for the fall soccer sports season must attend.
Any questions about the soccer referee clinic can be directed to Annmarie at 265-1359.