Des Moines Parks and Recreation is the place to go if you want to develop as a basketball player. All levels are welcome, we will cover shooting, ball handling, passing, and how to play without the ball in hands. Sign up now and you will become a better player and learn what it takes to get as good as you want. 

Grade K-2 $60R/$72NR Field House
Tue Sep 4-25 5:30-6:15pm
Tue Oct 2-23 5:30-6:15pm
Tue Nov 6-27 5:30-6:15pm

Grade 3-8 $137R/$152NR Field House
Thu Sep 6-27  5:30-6:45pm
Thu Oct 4-25  5:30-6:45pm
Thu Nov 1-29* 5:30-6:45pm
*No class Nov 22

Check out our Early Bird Rates!
The earlier you register the more affordable…best deal begins in September.

Registration Dates Player Fee R/NR
Sep 1 - Sep 30 $74/$89  
Oct 1 - Oct 31 $84/$100 
Nov 1 - Nov 11 $105/$125 
Nov 11 Registration Closed
Nov 12 - Dec 16* Late Registration  $155/$185
*Placement on a team is not guaranteed

Coaches Meeting
Tue November 6 6pm Field House

Youth & Teen Basketball Leagues

Hoop season is here – and the focus shifts to developing basketball techniques, effective team building while providing players with a competitive experience – all for an affordable cost!
League Sponsor: Land O’Frost Lunchmeat Meats
Season: Late-November – early March
Games: Played on Saturday at local schools and the Field House
Practices: Scheduled one weekday night a week starting late November

Coed Youth Division Features 8-foot baskets!
Grade K
Grades 1-2

Youth Recreation Divisions Teams play in a local league
Boys Division Girls Division
Grades 3-4 Grades 3-4
Grades 5-6 Grades 5-6
Grades 7-8 Grades 7-8

Preseason Hoop Camp       

Basketball season is approaching fast - time to challenge yourself and improve your game! This developmental skills camp is designed to help players of all levels improve while having fun. Offensive focus: dribbling, passing and shooting. Defensive drills: foot positioning and handwork. 
Sat Field House
Nov 17 Age 7–15 $31R/$37NR 9am-12pm
Nov 17 Age 3–6 $25R/$30NR 1-3pm

Rams Hardwood Winter Basketball Camp
Players receive instruction from Mt. Rainier High School Basketball players and coaches, focused on individual development and team work. Players improve dribbling, shooting, rebounding and other essential basketball skills and use them in games and competition. 

Wed-Thu Mt Rainier Gym
Dec 26-27 Age 7-15 $56R/$66NR 9am-12pm

South Elite Rec Cheer Program

Be a part of South Elite’s beginning-to-intermediate level cheer squad! You’ll learn dances, cheers, and beginning tumbling. There will be opportunities to perform too. This team will perform at community events like Football Games, Basket Ball Half Time, Showcases, local parades and festivals. Previous experience is not required—contact South Elite with questions. Cheer classes are run by South Elite All Stars at
Co-ed  Ages 7-18 $159 South Elite All Stars Kent, WA
Sep 4–Nov 27 6-7pm
Dec 4–Feb 26 6-7pm

Tiger Kids Martial Arts Course Overview

Instructor: Mitch Mayberry, International Champion, 9th degree Master
Fee: all participants must pay the $14 AAU Membership in addition to the individual course fees. Uniforms optional and available from the instructor.

Tiny Tigers Kung Fu & Taekwondo

A fun and less intense Martial Arts program focusing on fun and fitness while developing motor skills, coordination and improved listening skills through the use of games and training aids including bag kicking and sword play for fun.

Wed Ages 3-6 Field House R/NR
Sep 12-Oct 31 4:20-4:50pm $92/$110
Nov 7-Dec 19* 4:20-4:50pm $81 $97
*No class 11/21 makeup class 11/29

Tiger Kids/Family Martial Arts & Fitness

Kid’s & their Parents or just the kids can have fun while developing coordination, focus and fitness. Students can progress in Belts & learn the simple moves of Taekwondo/Karate to the cool moves of the Ninja Turtles (Kobudo Weaponry) and Kung Fu step by step promoting confidence, achievement & safety skills. Bag Kicking & Jedi Warrior sparring also for fun.

Wed Ages 7 yrs+ Field House R/NR
Sep 12-Oct 31 4:50-5:30pm $92/$110
           *Colored Belts 4:50-5:45*
Nov 7-Dec 19*  4:50-5:30pm $81/$97
           *Colored Belts 4:50-5:45*