Registration for Methow Valley youth soccer has been extended for interested players in the U6 (under age 6), U8, U10, U12 and U15 age groups. Players should sign up at www.karrio.com.

The Methow Valley Youth Soccer Club plans to continue youth soccer in the fall, said past president Mary Lee Moseley, although practices may be affected by wildfire smoke.

“In order to make bus transportation possible, we have to cancel soccer practices a day before practice if we think it will be smoky,” Moseley said.

That poses a challenge for parents who can always make the judgment call as to when to pick up a child early or not attend practice.   

“Since we do have to pay fees to the state, we are unable to issue refunds once the soccer season starts,” Moseley said. “Please register for soccer only if you feel comfortable knowing that practices may be affected by smoke.”

Anyone interested in sponsoring registration fees for players affected by the fire can click on the “sponsor a player program” on the registration page.

“The club wants anyone that wants to play soccer to be able to,” Moseley said. “Many wonderful coaches have donated their time to the club and this has allowed us to give scholarships.”

“The soccer board needs board members,” Moseley said, “including a president and an executive director, which includes a paid stipend.”

Moseley added that the teams could always use volunteer coaches for the seven-week commitment in the fall.

“We desperately need help in order to continue the program,” Moseley stressed.

Interested volunteers can contact Heidi Bard at heidigrows@gmail.com