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Youth Programs

2016/2017 Youth and Teen Basketball Schedules and Results

Spring Youth Recreation Soccer League
Registration starts Jan 3 and closes Feb 24.
U6 co-ed 4-5, U8 co-ed 6-7, U10 boys or girls 8-9, birth certificates required. Child’s age as of January 1, 2017.
Season Runs Mar 13-May 20. Des Moines Area Fields
Registration Dates  
Jan 3 - Feb 10  $71R/$84NR
Feb 11 - Feb 24  $81R/$95NR

Tee-Ball / Coach Pitch Coed Leagues
Registration starts Jan 3 and closes May 19. 
Get out the leather glove, swing that aluminum bat and enjoy team building and social interaction! Focus is on developing hand-eye coordination through hitting, fielding, throwing and catching properly. Playing field and rules are modified to match participant age and skill levels.
Age 3-5 Tee-Ball Ages 6-8 Coach Pitch
Season Runs Jun 5-Aug 5 Des Moines Area Fields
Registration Dates 
Jan 3-Mar 31  $71R/$84NR
Apr 1-May 19  $81R/$95NR

Coaches Meetings
Spring Youth Recreation Soccer League
Tue, Feb 28, 6pm Field House
Tee-Ball/Coach Pitch
Tue, May 23, 6pm Field House

For information about coaching, sponsorship and scholarships please call 206-870-6527.

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.
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Camps/Clinics

NEW ~ Baseball Skills & Drills
Join the youth off season training class taught by former professional baseball and MLB scout Steve Goucher. During the class, baseball instruction and fundamentals of baseball throwing, catching, and fielding, as well as base running will be taught. Students will also play scrimmage games inside.
Special Instructions: Bring glove
Sun Ages 7-11 Field House Gym
Jan 15-Feb 12 10-11:30am $100R $110NR

NEW ~ Youth Pitching Clinic 101
This class will focus on the proper throwing mechanics, proper grips of the baseball, and wind ups. Stretching exercises and the stretch position for pitchers, as well as tips to get batters struck out will be taught by former professional baseball and MLB scout Steve Goucher.
Special Instructions: Bring glove
Sun Ages 8-12 Field House
Jan 15-Feb 12 11:30am-12:30pm $75R $85NR


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
  • $30R/$35NR
  • Age 12+
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Wed./Fri. Jan. 4-27 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House
Wed./Fri. Feb. 1-24 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House
Wed./Fri. Mar. 1-31 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House
Wed./Fri.  Apr. 5-28 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House

Tiger Kids Martial Arts Course Overview
Instructor: Mitch Mayberry, International Champion, 8th 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.
  • Ages 3-6
  • Field House
Day 
Date 
Time 
Cost 
Wednesday Jan. 4th - Feb. 22 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm $92R/$105NR
Wednesday  Mar.  1-22 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm $46R/$53NR 
Wednesday  Apr. 19 - Jun. 7 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm $92R/105NR

Tiger Kids Martial Arts & Fitness
Have fun while developing coordination, focus and fitness. Students can progress in belts & learn the simple moves of Taekwondo to the cool moves of Ninja Turtle (Kobudo Weaponry) in a step by step manner promoting confidence & achievement. Bag kicking & Jedi Warrior sparring included for fun.
  • Field House
  • Ages 7 yrs + 4:50 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Colored belts 4:50 pm - 6:00 pm
Day 
Date 
Time  Cost
Wednesday Sept. 7 - Oct. 12 4:50 pm - 6:00 pm $92R/$105NR
Wednesday  Nov. 9 - Dec. 21 4:50 pm - 6:00 pm $46R/$53NR
Wednesday  Apr. 19 - Jun. 7 4:50 pm - 6:00 pm  $92R/$105NR