Adult soccer, volleyball and basketball leagues will get under way in September, October and November under new management.
The City of Port Angeles Parks & Recreation and Peninsula College have collaborated on leagues over the years through an interlocal agreement, but this year, city parks officials are stepping back from managing some of its’ adult recreation programs.
“They asked us if we might consider picking up the registration for soccer and adding management of their volleyball and basketball leagues and we said yes,” said Rick Ross, associate dean for athletics and student life. “We have coaches with expertise in running leagues and the facilities to accommodate the small number of teams in those programs. We already did most of the heaving lifting on the coed soccer league and we split the coed volleyball league with the city, so really the only big change will be us hosting the basketball league in November. This is a revenue opportunity that can really help our soccer and basketball programs at a time when the operating revenue from the state is drastically shrinking.”
City Parks Director Corey Delikat cited several reasons for making the change.
“Over the last several years the City of Port Angeles’s Parks & Recreation Department has become a facilitator of recreation in the community to help enhance recreational programs they helped start in the community,” Delikat said. “Recently, the City and Peninsula College decided to place the adult soccer leagues, basketball, and the volleyball ball leagues under the umbrella of the college. This will enable folks to use the new gym floor and the synthetic soccer field more often. This will also give college students/athletes the opportunity to assist with these programs as they attend Peninsula College.
Fall coed soccer league
The Peninsula Soccer League begins Sept. 12 and runs through Nov. 6. The fee will be $45 per player. Matches will be played at Peninsula College on Sundays. The league may limit the number of teams this year, so team captains should reserve their spot soon by contacting PC soccer coach Jake Hughes at [email protected] Individual players can register at gopcpirates.com under PC Athletics/ticket prices. All players must be registered and paid by Sept. 12 in order to participate.
Fall coed volleyball league
The Peninsula Volleyball League will open its’ 25th season with open gyms in mid-October and league play starting soon after, most likely on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the College gym. The fee will be $45 per player. It is likely that the number of teams will be limited, so team captains should reserve their spot by contacting PC athletic director Rick Ross at [email protected] Individual players can register at gopcpirates.com under PC Athletics/ticket prices. All players must be registered and paid prior to the start of league play, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 19, in order to participate.
Associate Dean for Athletics & Student Life