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KINGSFORD — Online registration for the SAY Northern Soccer League is open for the 2022 season with a deadline of March 18.

Registration information can be found at www.saynml.org. The cost is $50 per player, with no family discount.

New players must upload a copy of their birth certificate. Players are registered in the division of their age as of December 31, 2022.

There will be no late registrations, as the system will close after March 18.

All games, Monday through Thursday, will be at 5:15 or 6:45 p.m. Due to past issues, no dogs will be allowed at SAY functions.

The first season will begin on May 23 and run until June 24. The categories include setters (6 and 7 years old), minors (14 and 15 years old) and seniors (16, 17 and 18 years old). There will be a tournament for qualifying minor and senior teams on July 8 and 9.

The first coaches meeting of the season will take place on May 12.

The second season runs from June 27 to July 29. Divisions include the Wings (8 and 9), Strikers (10 and 11) and Kickers (12 and 13). The tournament for qualified teams will take place from August 5-7.

The coaches’ meeting for the second season will take place on June 16.

Volunteer help is needed for coaches, administration, grounds maintenance and board members. Lack of volunteers could jeopardize the program. Volunteers can register at www.saynml.org.

Referees must be at least 14 years old. Two clinics are required for new referees and one for returning referees. Clinics are scheduled from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Dickinson County Library on April 24, May 1, May 15 and May 22.

For any questions or concerns, area representatives are —

—Kingsford: Brent Johnson, 906-282-4431; Kylie Pataconi, 906-396-1169; Danielle Sorenson, 906-282-0644; and Eric Kinsella 906-221-6331.

— Iron Mountain: Barb Ciochetto, 906-542-3481.

—Niagara, Wis.: Stacey Hedmark, 906-361-3913; Tony McCarthy, 906-221-5359.

—Florence, Wis.: Jeff Boettcher, 906-396-0750; Jennifer Grimord, 906-396-5757.

— Norway: Billie Hoffman, 906-869-8550.

– Crystal Falls: Gail Brzoznowski, 906-367-0588.



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Ryan H. Bowman