Rolla Youth Football Optimists will provide a new tackle football league for third and fourth graders in the Rolla area beginning in August 2017.

For 26 years, leagues have been provided for fifth through seventh graders. With the public school beginning seventh grade sports this year, the Youth Football Optimists are ending the seventh grade program and beginning the new league for third and fourth graders.

The new league for kids in grades third and fourth will be separate from the existing fifth and sixth grade football league. Additional coaching and sponsorship opportunities are currently available with the expanded program.

Rolla Youth Football Optimists registration and gear fitting for all players in grades three through sixth is scheduled for Saturday, August 19. It will be at the Rolla Middle School cafeteria from 9:00 AM until 12 Noon. Players and a parent or guardian are needed to complete the registration process. At registration, players will be fitted with pads, pants, and helmets. The registration fee is $75. A scholarship program is available.

For more information about the league, coaching and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jamie Myers at 368-4755.