Several members said keeping the fields in top condition for organized youth groups is their top concern.It’s unclear, however, whether the alternative will satisfy the groups of adults who use the field for recreation on a regular basis.Registrations will be taken up to 1 week in advance.
The Beginner pickup clinic is designed for beginner to low intermediate players to create actual game scenarios without the pressure or demands of an actual game.
Several turned out to a parks and recreation committee meeting Wednesday night to protest the rules, which require any group of 10 people or more to buy a permit and liability insurance in order to use the city’s soccer fields.
Recently, games in which the players don’t have permits have been broken up by police.
If they want to do that, he said, they’ll still need to buy a permit.
“Say we identify Boothbay Park on Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2 p.m.” as the pick-up field, Miller explained.