Teen Events



Des Moines Youth Council
Make new friends and gain leadership and organization skills by participating in Des Moines Youth Council. The Council plans civic activities during the school year and participants earn credits towards reward activities offered at the end of the year – such as trips to Wild Waves or Seattle Mariners games.

Enrollment is open and drop-in participation is encouraged. Call in advance to confirm meeting dates. Facilitator: Recreation Staff. Meets every other Thursday at 3pm starting 09/28/2017 at the Field House.
Thu       3-4:30pm          Grades 6-9        FREE

Teen Dances
Kick it at theme dance parties hosted by Des Moines Youth Council! Theme dance parties feature contests, concessions and dancing. Des Moines schools: Grades 6-8; waiver and student ID required for admission. Des Moines residents with parent verification. Call 206-870-6582 for policy information. Facilitator: Recreation Staff.

Fri                    $8                     Field House
Sep 29              7:30-10pm         Beach Bash
Oct 27              7:30-10pm         Haunted House
Dec 1               7:30-10pm         Freeze Out

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: Mid-November – early March
Games: Played on weekends at local schools and the Field House
Practices: Scheduled one 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
Check out our Early Bird Rates!

The earlier you register the more affordable…best deal begins in September.

Registration Dates         Player Fee
Sep 1 - Sep 30              $74R/$89NR
Oct 1 - Nov 10               $84R/$100NR
Nov 11 - Nov 18            $105R/$125NR
Nov 18 Registration Closed
Nov 19 - Dec 16* Late Registration $160R $170NR
*Placement on a team is not guaranteed

Coaches Meeting
Thu       Nov 2               6pm      Field House

Basketball Training/Clinic
Des Moines Parks and Recreation is the place to go if you want to develop as a basketball player. Michael and Marv Johnson of the Johnson Boys B-Ball Training, formerly of South Sound Athletics are here to help. They have helped train NBA players like Jamal Crawford, Rodney Stuckey, Nate Robinson, and Isiah Thomas. All levels are welcome, they 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. Basketball is a journey.

Grade 4-8          $137R/$152NR              Field House
Tue       Sep 5-26           5:30-7pm
Tue       Oct 3-24            5:30-7pm
Tue       Nov 7-28           5:30-7pm

Grade 9-12        $137R/$152NR              Field House
Thu       Sep 7-28          5:30-7pm
Thu       Oct 5-26            5:30-7pm
Thu       *Nov 2-30          5:30-7pm
*No class Nov 23

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.

Age 7–15 $31R $37NR Field House
Sat       Nov 11              Ages 7-15                     9am-12pm
Sat       Nov 11              Ages 3-6                       9am-12pm

Rams Hardwood Winter Basketball Camp
Players receive expert instruction focused on individual development and team work. Players improve dribbling, shooting, rebounding and other essential basketball skills and use them in games and competition.

Age 7-15 $56R $66NR    Mt Rainier Gym
Mon-Tue           Dec 18-19         9am-12pm

Better Babysitters Class
Participants receive the knowledge and confidence to care for infants to school-age children through videos, activities, hands-on training and discussion for a complete learning experience. Babysitter Training teaches how to: respond to emergencies, make decisions, communicate with parents, manage children, feed, diaper, care for infants and start a babysitting business. Bring a sack lunch and a snack. Bring $16.50 materials fee to instructor, first day of class. Instructor: Gaylynn Smith, Pro Cert

Sat                   Ages 11-15       Police Station
Sep 23              8:30-2:30pm      $56R/$68NR
Nov 18              8:30-2:30pm      $56R/$68NR