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Des Moines Youth Athletics Supporters, Friends and Families

Below is a link for a Land O’Frost website. Land O’Frost is the biggest sponsor of youth sports in the City of Des Moines and by simply filling out the information (it takes less than 30 seconds) you can help the city increase the amount of support for our programs. Land O’ Frost’s main goal is that youth all across the country will have opportunities to play youth athletics. By taking just a few seconds of your time it could help future athletes participate. Simply click on the link, then type your name and email address into the appropriate boxes, then under area select “Seattle” and under league select “Des Moines Parks and Recreation”. By doing this you will gain access to numerous coupons and discounts, as well as help to provide future funding for sports in the City of Des Moines. Here is the link: www.landofrost.com/youthsports 


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 2 - Sep 30 $70R $80NR
Oct 1 - Nov 10 $80R $90NR
Nov 11 - Nov 18 $100R $120NR
Nov 18 Registration Closed
Nov 19 - Dec 16* Late Registration $160R $170NR
*Placement on a team is not guaranteed

Youth 2016/2017 Basketball Registration Form

Coaches Meetings
Youth & Teen basketball
Tue, Nov. 1st 6pm at the 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 $135R/$145NR Field House
Tue Sep 6-27 5:30-7pm
Tue Oct 4-25 5:30-7pm
Tue Nov 8-29 5:30-7pm
Grade 9-12 $135R/$145NR Field House
Thu Sep 8-29 5:30-7pm
Thu Oct 6-27 5:30-7pm
Thu *Nov 3-Dec 1 5:30-7pm
*No class Nov. 24th

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 $30R $35NR Field House
Sat Nov 12 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 $55R $65NR Mt Rainier Gym
Mon-Tue Dec 19-20 9am-12pm

Kokondo Martial Arts
Learn basic karate including blocks, kicks and strikes. Emphasis placed on effective street self-defense; you will learn to defend yourself against punches, grabs, chokes, bear hugs and more.
Instructor: Gerry Flock
Wed/Fri Age 12+ $30R $35NR Field House
Sep 2-30 5-6:30pm
Oct 5-28 5-6:30pm
Nov 2-30* 5-6:30pm
Dec 2-30 5-6:30pm
*No Classes Nov. 11 or 25

Coaching/Youth Sports
We are very proud of our youth sports programs in Des Moines and not just for the various programs available, but the commitment of our volunteers. Volunteering in sporting activities offers opportunities in leadership, guidance and sharing life’s lessons on and off the field.

Volunteer opportunities in Des Moines
Volunteer Application