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Youth Sports Leagues
Our youth sports leagues are all co-ed, recreational and for Ages 4-12. Each league consists of an 8 week season and every team makes the playoffs. This program is designed to develop fundamental skills and an understanding of the game with an emphasis on sportsmanship in a safe, structured and fun environment. Children learn proper techniques and game strategies, improve and build upon those techniques in weekly practices. All games are on Sundays with one practice during the week.
Players will be evaluated at the Skill Evaluation and then split into teams based on ability to ensure the fairest teams.
VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED
Mighty Mites: Ages 4-6 All-Stars: Ages 7-9 Superstars: Ages 10-13
Skill Evaluation: February 3rd
- Mighty Mites – 12:30
- All-Stars – 1:30
- Superstars – 2:30
League Play: February 10th – May 5th (no games 2/25 or 4/21)
REGISTRATION FEES (Re-usable League Jersey not included $25.00)
Early Registration by January 20th: $137 Member / $187 Guest
Regular Registration: $151 Member / $206 Guest
For Pre-School Age Youth
Ages 4 – 5, $55-$65/$40-$48 Member, Tuesdays 1:15-1:45pm
Program introduces kids to team sports included, but not limited to soccer, baseball, and P.E style games. Girls and boys will have fun learning new skills, fundamentals, sportsmanship in a team setting. Class will be a mix of both skill teaching and team activities.
Pee Wee Soccer
Ages 3-4, $65/$48 Member, mondays 4:00-4:30pm & 4:30-5pm
Offered in partnership with FC Tucson Youth Soccer Club, southern Arizona’s premier soccer program, this is a non-competitive learning league that will help develop and enhance coordination, soccer fundamentals, rules, teamwork, sportsmanship, and how to have fun through recreation. Soccer is a heart-healthy activity and this class is a great way to spark interest in this fast-action, world-wide sport! Kids will receive 30 min of instruction and practice. We always review, so kids who miss a class will not miss out on learning any skills. Class takes place in our Sculpture Garden. No equipment necessary, please have children dressed in comfortable clothes and athletic shoes (cleats not necessary).
For School Age Youth
Ages 6-9, $70-$80/$55-$65 Member, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Come and improve your knowledge and skills in the game of basketball. The academy is designed for all skill levels and players will spend 6 weeks learning and refining their basketball skills. Registration is open.
What are the benefits of youth sports? Participating in sports such as basketball is a fun way to build friendships, learn teamwork and leadership skills and much more. Here’s a few advantages of playing basketball, and why you should allow your kids to be involved in the sport:
Exercise & Endurance – Of course, like all youth sports, basketball is a great way for your kids to get a little extra exercise throughout the week. Even if they only practice a couple of times a week, they will be getting a couple of extra hours of exercise than they would without the sport. Basketball is also a sport that requires great endurance. It’s a full-body workout for kids and it’s important for kids to learn to push toward an end goal without giving up.
Balance and Hand-Eye Coordination – Many sports require coordination, but basketball especially requires hand-eye coordination. When players are dribbling the ball down the court, they have to be coordinated enough to focus on their dribbling while also being prepared to pass the ball to another player or shoot a goal.
Agility – Since basketball is such a fast-paced game, it requires quick reactions. Kids have to be fast on their feet in order to make plays. While they’re on the court, the direction of the play can change any second, so they have to be quick to adapt to the changes also.
Strategy – Basketball, like any sport, is a game of strategy. Between the plays, the movements on the court and everything else involved in the sport, kids will learn how to be strategic about the way they play which will lead to problem-solving thinking skills. Kids will start creating strategies to solve problems instead of jumping to immediate conclusions.
Social Skills – Like all team sports, it’s pretty easy to form relationships, and it’s a great way to help young children develop their social skills. With interaction with other teams, coaches and the players on their own team, there will be plenty of opportunity for conversation about the one thing they all love – basketball!
Easy to Play All Year Round – Of course, the basketball season isn’t year round, but it’s an easy sport to play throughout the year – even after the season has ended. There’s basketball courts in community parks, recreational centers and you can easily have a basketball goal right at your house which make it easy to practice while you’re preparing for the tournament! Plus, basketball is also a sport that can be practiced alone, so you don’t have to wait on other players to join you in the off-season.