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Playing Fields
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Today, over 2,500 children and young adults and nearly 100 adults play in organized outdoor recreation and sports programs in the Concord-Carlisle community. These programs include: youth soccer, travel soccer, softball, Little League baseball, summer baseball, youth lacrosse, youth flag football, Pop Warner football, men’s and women’s adult soccer.

Demand for use of our playing fields has now substantially outstripped supply which has led to overuse and deterioration of our limited number of fields.

Demand has been outlined in the following documents:  1987 Concord Long-Range Plan, 2003 Playing Fields Study, 2004 Open Space and Recreation Plan, 2005 Concord Long Range Plan and the 2006 Recreation Field Needs Analysis.

Since then, participation in sports programs has increased dramatically -- helped by passage of Title IX which provided for equal treatment of girls and women in school programs. Youth soccer has seen dramatic increases in registered participants and many new programs have been introduced in the past few years including youth lacrosse, flag and Pop Warner football.





 
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