From now through August 3rd, Batesville Parks and Recreation will have registration open
for it’s Fall Youth Soccer Program. Practices for the season will begin the week of
September 3rd, games will begin on September 15th, and the season will conclude on
October 27th.

The Batesville Youth Soccer program is a developmental, recreational league made up of
kids ages 4-16. Our program is designed to encourage athletic activity and a love of the
world’s most popular sport. Teams are formed at random with a minimal skills evaluation
process to help ensure equal dispersion of talent. Except for special circumstances, such as
disciplinary matters or illness, each member of the team is encouraged to play at least 50%
of each game. Kids play their way through the regular season, ending with awards and a
tournament for U10 Divisions and older. No matter the age or skill level, your youth will
find a place to put their stamp on the growing, local soccer culture.

Registration fees are $55 for the first child, the second child will receive a 5% discount and
every 3rd and subsequent child registered will receive a 10% discount. A limited number of
scholarships are available upon request at 1 per family.

More information is available at or by call the Batesville
Community Center at (870) 698-2427.

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.