soccerHickory – Registration for Bumble Bee Soccer is now underway at the Hickory Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Offices located at 1451 8th St. Dr. NE, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Bumble Bee Soccer Program is open to boys and girls ages 5 and 6 (must be 5 before August 31, 2017 and cannot be 7 before August 31, 2017).

Any child that has previously participated through our master registration system may call 322-7046 to register or register on line at Any child that has not participated in a program may register on line and once registration is complete, a parent will need to come by the Parks and Recreation Department administrative office and sign a waiver. A birth certificate must be presented at time of registration along with a $40.00 non-resident fee for persons living outside the city limits of Hickory.

All children participating in Bumble Bee soccer are encouraged to purchase accident insurance coverage. The $6.00 insurance fee covers the participant for a one-year period from March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018 in all activities sponsored and supervised by the Parks and Recreation Department and must be paid at registration. The $250,000 coverage is primary coverage that pays regardless of other insurance, directly to the participant, doctor, or hospital.

The program will begin on Tuesday, August 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Henry Fork River Regional Recreation Park located at 5655 Sweet Bay Lane.

Practice sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays for all new five (5) and six (6) year olds from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Returning players from last year will join the team after a week and a half of instruction and will be contacted by the league coaches of their practice time.

The purpose of instructional league is to introduce and explain the basic fundamentals of soccer to the children. Instruction will be divided into three sessions: dribbling and passing, and offensive tactics; ball juggling, goalie and defense.

At the conclusion of the instruction, the children will be taught the rules of the game. After the instructional sessions, the children will be divided into teams and will play actual games against the other teams.