Rolla Youth Football Optimists registration and gear fitting is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17. It will be at the Rolla Middle School cafeteria from 9 a.m. until 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.

Rolla Youth Football is beginning its 29th season of providing a youth tackle football league for students in the Rolla area. The organizations mission is to support the Rolla High School Football program and it includes a league for third and fourth graders and a league for fifth and sixth graders. The registration fee is $75. A scholarship program is available.

The first practice for 3rd through 4th graders will be Monday, Aug.19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Rolla Community Track field. Players in 5th and 6th grade will have an initial practice Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Teams will be announced and begin practices Thursday, Aug. 22. Games are held on Saturdays and scheduled to begin Sept. 14. For more information, contact Jamie Myers at 368-4755.