Spring Youth Sports Teams
Youth: (206) 684-7091
Registration: Contact your local community
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Spring 2016 Sports
Track and Field (Girls and Boys)
Age Groups: 5-17 (Age is determined by birth year.
Minimum: Approximately 10 kids
Young athletes in our Track and Field program will be coached and then get to compete with other kids their age in various athletic contests based on running, jumping, and throwing. Runners register at their neighborhood community center and practices occur at their home track. Track meets will be held at Nathan Hale and West Seattle Stadiums and meets begin the week of April 25th.
Teams will be forming at Community Centers throughout Seattle.
Citywide Youth Summer Sports Camps
Our low cost and FREE sports camps offer a fun and positive experience for your child’s inner athlete. We will divide kids into groups based on age/ability level, and have a great time working on age-appropriate fundamentals that will incorporate fun competitions, games, races and scrimmages. Our camps are designed for kids ranging from the very beginner to the seasoned athlete. All kids can expect to improve their skill level! Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunscreen and dress appropriately for the weather (layers). Space is limited in these camps so register early. E-13 and signed concussion form due at registration and must be sent to the Youth Athletics office.
For full Citywide Youth Summer Sports Camps lineup see our Summer Camp web page.
Fall Youth Sports Leagues
Registration begins May 19, 2016
Girls Volleyball League
Age Groups: 10-11, 12-13, & 14-17 (Age as of 8/31/16)
Minimum: 5 Girls per team
The Citywide Girls Volleyball League provides players the opportunity to develop and solidify fundamental skills, team play and sportsmanship. Players may sign up online or at their local community center. For registration materials please go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Athletics.htm. Practices take place at the community center or nearby school gym and begin in early September. Games are played on weeknights and begin in mid-September and conclude with a weekend jamboree in mid- November. PRACTICE TIMES VARY…CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL CENTER FOR SPECIFIC DATES AND TIMES. If your local community center does not have enough kids or a coach to form a full team, you will be given the option of transferring to a nearby center’s team if a spot is available or withdrawing with a full refund. Register early for your best chance of securing a spot on a team. Teams will be forming at the following Community Centers: Alki, Ballard, Bitter Lake, Delridge, Garfield, Green Lake, Hiawatha, High Point, IDCCC, Jefferson, Laurelhurst, Loyal Heights, Magnolia, Magnuson, Meadowbrook, Miller, Montlake, Northgate, Queen Anne, Rainier, Rainier Beach, Ravenna-Eckstein, SWTLC, South Park, Van Asselt and Yesler.
Youth Flag Football League (Coed)
Age Groups: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14
Minimum: 5 players per team
Players learn basic skills, team play, and sportsmanship in this citywide league. Players may sign up at their community center and are placed on teams. Games are played in accordance with NFL flag football rules and field dimensions. League play begins the last week in September and concludes in mid November. Teams practice at their local community center. Teams will be forming in NE, NW, Central, South and West Seattle.
Youth Cross Country (Girls and Boys)
Age Group 8-17*
Registration & more info:raincityflyers.com or call (206-523-4233.) Practices begin in early September at Woodland Park. Dress for the weather.
I want to play . . . how do I get started?
- To participate in most Seattle Parks Youth Sports leagues (for Basketball & Volleyball for example) you can either recruit a coach and put together your own team or you can be placed on an existing team with the help of community center staff. Call for more info. For some sports (Track & Field for example) all you need to do is go into your local community center to get registered.
- Get registered! (paperwork must be turned in at the community center )
- Registration Form
- Concussion Information Sheet
- Start practices and get ready for fun honing your skills and competing against other neighborhood community centers!
I want to coach...how do I get started?
Love the sport? Love kids? Want to give back to your community? Become a volunteer coach! Our low cost leagues can’t operate without the dedication of our awesome coaches!
- Talk to community center staff about applying for a coaching position.
- Fill out a Volunteer Packet.
- Work with community center staff to form your team roster.
- Request practice times and confirm that all kids are registered before the first practice.
- Attend coaches meeting/training and get ready for a rewarding experience!
What if my child isn’t old enough for these programs?
Many of our Community Centers offer instructional programs/classes and even leagues for the younger set. Examples include T-Ball classes and Cub Basketball. Come by or give us a call for more information!
April 12, 2016