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The goal of Youth Sports & Fitness programs is to provide quality programming with responsible leaders so youth have the opportunity to grow and learn.  We offer a program in which opportunity for participation is provided to all those who enter, regardless of skill and ability.  We wish to provide youth with a fun learning experience and the opportunity to develop lifetime sports and fitness skills.

NOTICE: If the Bellevue School District is closed due to inclement weather, all Bellevue Parks registered classes and programs are cancelled. However, select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. Please call the facility or program area for additional information and weekend.

YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM INFORMATION 
This basketball league is specially designed to help your child understand the team concept of basketball, enhancing their dribbling, shooting, passing and defense.  The values of teamwork and strategy, along with understanding the importance of sportsmanship, create an environment that promotes positive developmental assets among our youth.

  • Practices and League Games:  The first two weeks are team practice followed by four weeks of games.  Parents will be given an information packet outlining their practice times and game schedule.  Please note that practices and games are one hour in duration.  You must be available for the time frame listed in each league, as practices and game times may vary throughout the season.  No day-of-the-week or time requests will be considered.

  • Uniforms:  Basketball reversible jersey is included in the registration fee.  Tennis shoes are required.

  • VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED  Call (425) 452-4627 for more information and to receive a $20 discount towards your registration fee.  A background check is required and as well as attendance at the mandatory coach’s clinic to receive discount.  Basketball experience is required.

  • Schedules:  A team confirmation, parent packet, and practice/game schedule will be sent via email.  Contact Steve Gonzales at sgonzales@bellevuewa.gov with questions regarding schedules.

  • Participants will be assigned to teams based on the following: 
    1.  
    Special request for coach. 
    2.  Special request for ONE teammate.  Additional requests for teammates will not be considered. 
    3.  Age and gender of participant

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES REGARDING REQUESTS OR TEAM ASSIGNMENTS, AND ALL REQUESTS MUST BE MADE BEFORE JANUARY 15 FOR SESSION #1 AND MARCH 4 FOR SESSION #2 BY EMAIL TO sgonzales@bellevuewa.gov

  • I’ve signed up for basketball…now what do I do?  You will be contacted prior to the league start date via email.  This email will include your team confirmation and parent packet. A team confirmation, parent packet, and practice/game schedule will be sent via email by January 17 (session #1) or March 6 (session #2). 

MIGHTY MITES BASKETBALL LEAGUE (ages 5-6)   
This coed 3-on-3 league is specially designed to help your child understand the team concept of basketball in an instructional setting.  This program emphasizes participation, fun, and skill development while enhancing their dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense.  This six-week league will begin with two weeks of team practice followed by four weeks of games on Wednesdays.  Practice/games are one hour in duration from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Min 4/ Max 6 

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (ages 7-9) 
This coed 4-on-4 instructional league is full of fun and is a great way to further develop and enhance your basic knowledge and skills in basketball! Learn to become a team player and become a better individual player.  This program emphasizes participation, fun, and skill development while enhancing their dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense.  This six-week league will begin with two weeks of team practice followed by four weeks of games on Tuesdays.  Practice/games are one hour in duration, from 5:30 p.m. to  6:30 p.m. Min 5/ Max 7 

SKYHAWKS HOOPSTER TOTS PROGRAMS (ages 3-5) 
Learning basketball has never been more fun!  These classes focus on dribbling, shot technique, passing and teamwork.  Appropriately-sized basketballs are used to always provide just the right amount of challenge.  View flyer

Kangaroos (ages 4-5) 
Age appropriate, challenging skill development games are played as well as some introduction to basic basketball concepts.  Scrimmages are conducted each week for a portion of the class.  

  • Ages:  4-5 
  • Fees:  $90/person 
  • Dates/Time:  Feb 29 to April 7, Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. 
  • Location:  South Bellevue Community Center 
  • Register here 

Froggies (ages 3-4) 
Froggies programs use a variety of fun games to develop balance, movement, and basketball skills as well as listening to instructions.  Very active and fun! 

  • Ages:  3-4 
  • Fees:  $90/person 
  • Dates/Time:  Feb 29 to April 7, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. 
  • Location:  South Bellevue Community Center 
  • Register here 

 

Youth Soccer (ages 7-13)   
Bellevue Youth Sports is proud to offer a safe, dynamic, and non-competitive environment for beginning young coed athletes to discover the fun in playing soccer.  Athletes will develop basic skills and techniques necessary to succeed on both offense and defense.  This four-week program is designed to introduce players to the sport, with 15 minutes of practice and conditioning, followed by 45 minutes of fun game play. 

Mini Adventure & Sports Stars (ages 4-6) 
Do you have kids that like to adventure and play?  This program is for you - indoor soccer, basketball, kickball, ultimate ball, capture the flag, hiking and indoor rock climbing...  Our widely talented coaches will make sure you have a blast!  Participants will spend the last day of the session outdoors.

Sports Stars – Multi Sport (ages 7-13) 
Are you the type of kid who likes to play?  This program is for you.  Indoor soccer, basketball, kickball, ultimate ball, capture the flag... whatever the game may be, our widely talented coaches will make sure you have a blast!  

Youth Flag Football (ages 8-13) 
Bellevue Youth Sports is proud to offer a safe, dynamic and non-competitive environment for beginning young co-ed athletes to discover the fun in playing flag football.  Athletes will develop basic skills and techniques necessary to succeed on both offense and defense.  This four-week program is designed to introduce players to the sport, with 30 minutes of practice and conditioning followed by 30 minutes of fun game play.  No experience necessary.

Indoor Soccer Lessons with Michael Smith (ages 4-6) 
Come and learn the fun game of soccer.  Each session, our theme will focus on one soccer technique; dribbling, passing or scoring goals. Participants will also actually play small-sided soccer games. Children will learn to play with teammates and develop balance/coordination while developing good habits of staying on task and improving their listening skills. 

Pro Baseball – School’s Out Baseball Camp (ages 7-13) 
What better way to spend a day out of school than playing ball? This school's out camp will focus on quality baseball instruction - hitting, throwing, fielding, games, scrimmages, and more. Located at Hidden Valley Park, this baseball camp is well-suited for all players from the aspiring to the elite, taught by Steve Goucher and his staff.  Steve is a former professional baseball player, and an Atlanta Braves scout who has coached baseball at all levels.  Don't miss out on the fun! 

  • Ages:  7 to 13 
  • Fees:  $50/resident and $60/non-resident 
  • Location:  Hidden Valley Sports Park, Field #1 
  • Date/Time:  Monday, Jan 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000717

Pro Baseball – Indoor Baseball Clinic (Ages 7-13) 
What better way to spend a cold, wet day after school than playing ball indoors? This indoor clinic will focus on quality baseball instruction - hitting, throwing, fielding, games, scrimmages, and more all indoors. Located at the Tyee Community Gym, this baseball class is well-suited for all players from the aspiring to the elite taught, by Steve Goucher and his staff.  Steve is a former professional baseball player, and an Atlanta Braves scout who has coached baseball at all levels.  Don't miss out on the indoor fun!

  • Ages:  7 to 13 
  • Fees:  $75/resident and $85/non-resident 
  • Location:  Tyee Community Gym 
  • Dates/Time:  Mondays, Feb 3 to March 9 (no class Feb 17), 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000715

MID-WINTER BREAK & SPRING BREAK SPORTS CAMPS (Ages 7 -12) 
These camps offer fast-paced action where kids will have a blast. Campers will receive instruction and participate in a variety of sports including basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, indoor soccer, and floor-hockey.  Outdoor activities will take place as weather allows.  A field trip to a local recreational attraction is included in the price of camp.  Please bring a lunch, beverage, and snack.

Mid-Winter Break Sports Camp 

  • Ages:  7-12 
  • Fees:  $175/resident and $195/non-resident 
  • Location:  Crossroads Community Center 
  • Dates/Time:  Feb 18-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000720

Spring Break Sports Camp 

  • Ages:  7-12 
  • Fees:  $225/resident and $250/non-resident 
  • Location:  Crossroads Community Center 
  • Dates/Time:  April 13-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000723

PRO BASEBALL MID-WINTER & SPRING BREAK BASEBALL CAMPS (Ages 8-13) 
This camp offers quality baseball instruction - hitting, throwing, fielding, games, scrimmages and more. This baseball camp is well suited for all players from the aspiring to the elite, taught by Steve Goucher and his staff.  Steve is a former professional baseball player, and an Atlanta Braves scout who has coached baseball at all levels.  Don’t miss out on the fun!   

Mid-Winter Break Camp 

  • Ages:  8-13 
  • Fees:  $125/resident and $140/non-resident 
  • Location:  Hidden Valley Park (Field #1) 
  • Dates/Time:  Feb 18-21, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000728

Spring Break Camp 

  • Ages:  8-13 
  • Fees:  $155/resident and $175/non-resident 
  • Location:  Hidden Valley Park (Field #2) 
  • Dates/Time:  April 13-17, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000729

UK INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CAMPS  
UK International Soccer brings you the best of UK soccer. UKIS coaches will use their INSPIRE curriculum, a methodology to develop the whole player, as an athlete and as a person. This way of instructing your child provides players with the tools/self-belief to reach goals on/off the field.  Daily schedule includes warm up, skills, fundamentals, small-sided games, technical session, and tournaments. 

  • Ages:  4-14 
  • Dates:  April 13 to 17, Monday to Friday 
  • Location:  Robinswood Park, Field 1 
  • Full Day:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Half-Day: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

KENDO (ages 8 and older)  

See class descriptions below.  

  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Fees:  $70/resident and $84/non-resident 
  • Times: 
    • Beginning:  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
    • Intermediate:  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
    • Advanced:  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Session 1:  Fridays, Jan 3 -March 6 

Session 2:  Fridays, March 13 to May 15 

Beginning Kendo  
Kendo is a coed martial arts sport based on Samurai traditions requiring both mental and physical discipline.  Participants use a Bokken (oak sword) for weeks 1-4; at week 5 a Shinai (bamboo sword) is also required. Participants must purchase an equipment package  bokken (oak sword), shinai (bamboo sword) and carry bag  either before or at the first class - the cost is $60, check or cash.  Beginning students should arrive at least 20 minutes early for the first class. Beginning students should wear loose fitting clothes. The beginning class focuses on learning basic footwork and sword handling. Upon completion of the beginning class, continuing students enroll in the intermediate class. Prospective students should make an effort to research Kendo prior to signing up for the class.  

Intermediate Kendo
(Prerequisite:  Completed Beginning Kendo Class or equivalent)

Intermediate Kendo is a continuation where participants work on skill improvement. Half of the class time is spent in drills with the advanced class. There the students progress to actual striking of live targets. Once students have progressed in skill, they will be able to move into wearing armor and will engage in bouts with other students. Students remain in Intermediate until they have transitioned to armor. During Intermediate Kendo, students generally purchase uniforms which are required for Advanced Kendo.  All students in armor are in the Advanced Class. 
 

Advanced Kendo 
(Prerequisite:  Intermediate Kendo Class or permission from instructors)

Advanced Kendo is for those students who have completed beginning and Intermediate Kendo and are in armor (bogu). Individuals with previous experience must contact the teacher for approval to enroll in Advanced Kendo.

Dream Team Cheer Squad 
Be a part of the Bellevue Parks beginning-to-intermediate level cheerleading squad!  You’ll learn dances, cheers, and beginning tumbling.  There will be opportunities to perform too.  Dream Team has performed at halftime for the Seattle Storm and University of Washington basketball games, and numerous community events.  Previous experience is not required—contact the instructor with questions. Dream Team is offered on either Wednesday or Friday.  Participants may sign up for both days if they want extra practice on their skills. (Some extra costs may be incurred for this class.)  

  • Ages:  7-18 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Six classes - Fees:  $92/resident and $104/non-resident 
  • Nine classes – Fees:  $137/resident and $155/non-resident 

Dance/Drill Team 
Be a part of the Bellevue Parks Dance Team!  Do you want to learn to dance, or improve your technique?  Are you thinking about trying out for your high school dance team, drill team, or cheerleading squad?  This team works on beginning-to-intermediate level spirit-style dance technique focusing on hip-hop, precision, and pom styles.  There will be opportunities to perform too. Dream Team has performed in the past at halftime for the Seattle Storm, the University of Washington Basketball, and numerous community events.  Previous cheer or dance experience is recommended but not required—contact instructor with questions.  (Some extra costs may be incurred for this class.) 

  • Ages:  11-18 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Six classes – Fees:  $92/resident and $104/non-resident 
  • ​​​​​​​Nine classes – Fees:  $137/resident and $155/non-resident 

Power Squad 
Intermediate/advanced level cheer class for those who want a more intense program.  This team focuses on cheerleading stunting and tumbling, with other skills work as well.  Pre-requisite:  a minimum of one session on Dream Team or Dance/Drill Team, concurrent registration on Dream Team or Dance/Drill Team, AND instructor permission.  (Some extra costs may be incurred for this class.) 

  • Ages:  8-18 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center  
  • Six classes – Fees:  $92/resident and $104/non-resident 
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nine classes – Fees:  $137/resident and $155/non-resident 

Beginning/Intermediate Tumbling Class 
This is a great class for starting and improving your tumbling skills.  We use a series of progressions to work from doing bridges and cartwheels up to back handsprings and back tucks.  This small class is specifically geared towards tumbling for cheerleading, but isn’t exclusive to those in cheer. 

  • Ages:  7-18 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Six classes – Fees:  $64/resident and $76/non-resident 
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nine classes – Fees:  $95/resident and $115/non-resident 

​​​​​​​Beginning Tumbling Class 
This is a great class for starting and improving your tumbling skills.  We use a series of progressions to work from doing bridges and cartwheels up to back handsprings and back tucks.  This small class is specifically geared towards tumbling for cheerleading, but isn’t exclusive to those in cheer. 

  • Ages:  7-18 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Six classes – Fees:  $64/resident and $76/non-resident 
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nine classes – Fees:  $95/resident and $115/non-resident 

Ninja Tumbling Class 
Want to improve your Ninja skills? This is a fun class to teach tumbling with a ninja-like twist.  We use a series of progressions to work from doing bridges and cartwheels up to back handsprings and back tucks, taking out bad guys in the process! 

  • Ages:  7-12 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Six classes – Fees:  $64/resident and $76/non-resident 
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nine classes – Fees:  $95/resident and $115/non-resident 

High School Cheer & Dance/Drill Try-Out Workshop 
This workshop is geared specifically towards those who are considering trying out for their high school cheerleading or dance/drill team in the future. Come learn a sample try-out routine, get lots of tips and tricks from expert coaches, and run through a mock try-out to get experience and feedback. This is a great way to improve your skills and gain confidence going into try-outs! 

  • Ages:  11-18 
  • Location:  Crossroads Community Center 
  • Fees:  $45/resident and $55/non-resident 
  • Date/Time:  Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2001673

Bellevue's Youth Sports and Fitness programs seek to make the sports experience safe, fun and healthy for all children. In addition, these programs promote the value and importance of sports and physical activities in the emotional, physical, social and mental development of youth. Participation in sports and activities develops important character traits and lifelong values. Participation is provided to all those who enter, regardless of skill and ability.

  • Get active: Programs are held year-round and city-wide for youth ages 3 to 12 years. Clinics and Leagues are held during the school year, and a full spectrum of day camps and clinics are held during school breaks and the summer.
  • Sports and Fitness = Fun! Youth have a FUN learning experience and the opportunity to develop lifelong sports and fitness skills.

The goal of Bellevue's Youth Sports and Fitness programs is to provide quality programming with responsible leaders so youth have the opportunity to grow and learn. This program serves all youth, regardless of skill and ability, and provides fun learning experiences with the opportunity to develop lifetime sports and fitness skills.

Some of the programs offered include:

  • Traditional/Seasonal Sports Leagues: basketball, soccer, baseball, and track and field
  • School Break Youth Sports Day Camps
  • Youth Martial Arts
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Special Events
  • Fitness/Self Improvement
  • Skateboard Park

Bellevue's sports leagues are generously supported by Land o'Frost Lunch Meats. See sponsor website for special savings for youth sports league participants.

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This law was passed in Washington state in 2009. It prohibits youth athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion from returning to play without a licensed healthcare provider's approval. The law will directly affect youth sports, head injury policies and future City of Bellevue youth participants.

To help parents and children stay informed, Bellevue will help distribute information about this new law. Before any child is allowed to participate in a City of Bellevue Youth Sports program, the documents listed below must be read, signed and turned in prior to participation. These documents are also included in the informational packets for parents and coaches.

Call 425-452-4627 before travelling to a Youth Sports program to ensure the facility is open.

In the event of inclement weather, the Parks & Community Services Department will make every effort to communicate the status of facilities and programs, special events and rentals. Administration will decide whether to cancel a program or close a facility based upon the safety of participants and employees and the ability to appropriately staff programs and facilities.

As a general rule, if the Bellevue School District is closed due to a weather event, Parks & Community Services Department classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire day. If the Bellevue School District is on a delayed schedule, call the facility for an updated status report. Select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. If you are unable to reach the facility, call the Parks & Community Services Department's general information number at 425-452-6885. Inclement weather can affect park use and trail conditions. Please use caution when visiting park sites during poor weather, as trails and other park facilities may become wet and slippery. Park trails may be closed.

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