Prince George Parks and Recreation remain optimistic for upcoming sports

Posted: July 16, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.

By Rodney Robinson


PRINCE GEORGE, Va — Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation is now accepting Football and cheerleading registration, soccer camp registration and baseball clinic registration.

Keith Rotzoll, director of parks and recreation, stresses that these upcoming events and registrations will be “built around the phase three guidelines.”

“We’re trying to do registration, trying to be proactive and hopeful that we’ll be able to do it at that time,” Rotzoll said.

Rotzoll explains that they will continue to work closely with the guidelines put into place. Parents are required to check their kids’ temperature each day before the activity. The department will regularly check in with coaches, to ensure that they are feeling well and are not running a temperature, according to Rotzoll. In the case of the season not starting, Rotzoll said that those registrations can carry over to another sport or parents can receive refunds.

In terms of football, The Prince George Parks and Recreation is a member of the Chesterfield Quarterback League. Currently, there isn’t a set date for the start of the season as the CQL hasn’t permitted teams to play.

“We’re trying to stay optimistic, but truly we’re realistic with it also,” Rotzoll said.

Currently, the department isn’t holding any tournaments, however, parks and ballfields are open. In terms of high school fall sports, The Virginia High School League is unable to lay out a Fall sports schedule according to Mike McCall, director of communications for VHSL. They are having an executive committee meeting Wednesday, July 15 to discuss Fall sports.

“There are many factors to be considered in a decision for VHSL sports and academic activities. We completely understand people would love to have answers right now,” McCall said in a statement. “With this situation being so fluid and changing almost daily, the Executive Committee may delay a final decision for a while longer. Many school divisions are still working on and getting their plans approved for opening schools.”

For further information on how to register for the upcoming football, cheerleading, soccer and baseball clinic, visit Prince George’s Parks and Recreation website..

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