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Make new friends and gain leadership and organizational skills 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. Call in advance to confirm meeting dates.

Meets every Thursday
2:50 pm
Pacific Middle School

Teen Dances
Teens - kick it at Field House theme dance parties hosted by Des Moines Youth Council. Theme dances parties feature contests concessions and dancing.
  • Leader: Parks and Recreation staff
  • Grades 6 - 8: student ID required for admission, $8
Theme  Date
Beach Bash Sept. 30 7:30 - 10:00 pm Field House
Haunted House  Oct. 28 7:30 - 10:00 pm Field House
Freeze Out  Dec. 2 7:30 - 10:00 pm 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: 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

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 and care for infants and start a babysitting business. Bring a sack lunch and a snack.
  • Instructor:Gaylynn Smith, Pro Cert.
  • Bring $16.50 for materials fee to instructor, first day of class. 
  • Ages 11-15 
Day Date 
Saturday September 17 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Des Moines Police Station