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Jun, 2022

Fall Signup Information

   It’s that time of year again! The spring sports season has come and gone in the blink of an eye, and soon, the leaves will be falling from the trees, ushering us into fall. So, that naturally begs the question, Hartford – are you ready for some football?! All of us with the Hartford Council for Recreation are looking forward to another fall of creating lasting memories, whether you have a young lady cheering their heart out or a football player ready to score a touchdown. It was an absolute delight to see everyone return to a bit of ‘normalcy’ last fall, after losing nearly the entirety of the season in 2020, due to the pandemic. Last year, more than 100 participants took part in our fall sports, and we look ahead to a fall that will feature plenty of excitement, fun and victories, for the youth of Hartford and surrounding communities.
   As we have in previous years, we will be offering virtual registrations beginning on July 15th (there will be a delay due to our tournaments, and our busy schedule surrounding them). The virtual registration link will be located on the top navigation bar of each page on our website under the ‘Virtual Registration’ section. Please remember that the online process requires the parent or guardian to sign up for an account on our website; then, that person must fill-in their personal information (parents / guardians may also fill-in the information for a co-account holder if they so choose – that may be the other parent or guardian or an emergency contact), add your participants, type-in your answers to our required registration form questions, and sign them up. It’s easy, fast and secure!
   If you choose the virtual registration process, it will make it easier to sign up for our sports in future seasons and subsequent years. How? The system automatically calculates your participants age, and places them in the current division that fits their age group. And, as we mentioned before, we use the same system in future sports seasons, so that will also allow you to choose the proper team placement for spring (baseball and softball) and winter (basketball) sports seasons. Finally, the information carries over year-to-year, meaning that all a parent / guardian will have to do in 2023 is select the proper division, fill out the yearly registration form and submit payment and that completes the process; you’re finished easy, quick and simple! The only thing that an account holder may have to do in their profile settings is check and make sure that their information, and the participants information, is current or make any necessary changes since the last registration period (including changes in address or phone number, for example).
   If you are in need of any assistance with registering a participant online, please be sure to reach out to us, and we would be happy to give you a hand, and get you on the right track. Also, our website provider, Sports Connect, has written a detailed, step-by-step instruction manual on how to properly complete the virtual registration process. You may view the step-by-step tutorial by clicking this link:
   If virtual registrations are not your thing, we are also planning on hosting at-least a couple of in-person signup periods prior to the close of the virtual registration period to get everyone we can signed up for our sports programs this fall. Multiple signup periods will take place during our upcoming baseball and softball tournaments, and additional dates, locations and times are still being determined. We encourage parents or guardians to stay tuned to our website and social media channels for the latest updates in the coming weeks.
   PLEASE NOTE: All signups, including virtual registrations, will end on July 31st. This is to ensure ample time for teams to begin practice on-time, and get jerseys completed for our players before the season begins in September. The only exceptions that may occur after the deadline will be made if we need a participant or two to fill either a cheerleading team or a football team. No signups will be allowed without payment, unless you have made payment arrangements with officials from our organization. If you may require financial assistance, please speak with a representative from our organization, and we will do our best to help you to the best of our ability.
   Now, you may ask – what will the fee schedule look like? Well, there is good news to report. The Interlocal Board of Directors has decided to keep prices the same as we did last year. However, it comes with a caveat that the prices could increase over time, especially if parents or guardians decide to wait until the last minute to register. While we know that the financial situation for many is not the greatest right now, we also must look at our bottom line, as well. We do appreciate your cooperation on this matter. In case you need a reminder, here is the fee schedule for cheerleading, flag football and rocket football:

Cheerleading: $45.00 OR $40.00 each for 2 or more participants
Flag Football: $45.00
Rocket Football: $85.00 OR $75.00 each for 2 or more participants

   We are looking forward to seeing everyone for signups very soon! During these uncertain times, our organization is extremely thankful to every one of our loyal families for your continued support of our programs. Without you, nothing we achieve would be possible. To say we are excited for what’s to come this season is an understatement – let’s get ready to PLAY SOME FOOTBALL!


Hartford Council for Recreation
130 Lincoln Street, Post Office Box 332
Hartford, Michigan 49057

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