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The City of DeBary has opened registration for its popular youth activities, with programs designed to appeal to various age groups and abilities. Through the City’s programs, approximately 380 of the region’s youth participate annually in athletic and team building activities, promoting a healthy lifestyle. The City is also looking for volunteer coaches to assist with its programs.

Registration is now open for Youth Cheerleading, with opportunities for girls ages 6-14. Activities include tumbling, stunts, dances, and sideline cheers, while building team spirit.

The City’s flag football league is available for boys and girls ages 6-14, and is divided by age across three divisions. After a mandatory skills assessment, youth will participate in one to two practices weekly, and compete in eight games held either Friday nights or Saturday mornings beginning March 6.

For the 3-5 year old age group, the City hosts a Cheerleading Clinic and Youth Flag Football program. These clinics run for 6 weeks, with parent participation required. The goal is to provide a fun introduction to sports with the hope that they will advance to the league programs when they reach the age of 6.

Finally, the City is bringing back its popular Father/Daughter Dance on February 28th. With a Mardi Gras theme, the event is designed to provide a meaningful and impactful evening for young girls and their fathers, while promoting family bonding. The evening includes contests, prizes, and refreshments, along with a free commemorative photo.

According to Jason Schaitz, Parks & Recreation Director: “Providing fun and healthy opportunities for our City’s youth is a primary goal of these programs. The City, and specifically the Parks & Recreation Department, strives to create diverse opportunities that provide a foundation for, and a supplement to, an active lifestyle. “

Tickets and registration can be found on the City’s website at or by calling 386-668-2040, Option 4.

- Shari Simmans, Public Information Officer, City of DeBary