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DREAM TEAM CHEER SQUAD (ages 7-18)
Be a part of the Bellevue Parks beginning-to-intermediate level cheer 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 uniform costs may be incurred for this class.

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE TUMBLING CLASS (ages 7 and older) 
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. 

  • Ages:  7 and older 
  • Fees:  $64/resident and $76/non-resident (six classes) 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Days/Time:  Thursdays, 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

BEGINNING TUMBLING CLASS (ages 7 and older) 
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. 

  • Ages:  7-18 
  • Fees:  $64/resident and $76/non-resident (six classes) 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Days/Time:  Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

NINJA TUMBLING CLASS (ages 7-12) 
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 tuck, taking out the bad guys in the process! 

  • Ages:  7-12) 
  • Fees:  $64/resident and $76/non-resident (six classes) 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Days/Time:  Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: 

 

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The goal of Bellevue's Youth Sports & Fitness Programs is to provide quality programming with responsible leaders so youth have the opportunity to grow and learn. We are 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.

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 counselors will make sure you have a blast!  This half-day camp is located at Crossroads Community Center. 

  • Ages:  7-13 
  • Fees:  $25/resident and $30/non-resident 
  • Location:  Crossroads Community Center 
  • Time:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • Date:  Oct 11
  • Register for course 1903971 

Experience rock climbing on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.!  This program is for first-time climbers and beginners ages 12 and older.  Our instructors will be your gym climbing guides, and they will ensure a fun and rewarding experience.  Come try indoor rock climbing with Stone Gardens Bellevue! 

YOUTH SPORTS SOCCER LEAGUES 

Youth Soccer League Information
The Youth Sports Soccer League is specially designed to help your child understand the team concept of soccer, enhancing their dribbling, passing, scoring 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. 

  • League Structure: The first two weeks are practice, followed by four weeks of games. This league is a one day per week commitment, always the same location and time, always the same location and time.  
  • Uniforms: A jersey is included in the registration fee and will be issued on the first game day.
  • Shin guards are required for all soccer leagues.  
  • Inclement Weather Policy: Cancellations due to inclement weather will be made by the Recreation Coordinator at the field. Coaches and players must report to the field. Soccer is an all-weather sport. Come prepared to play in all types of weather!
  • Volunteer Coaches Needed: Call 425-452-4627 for more information and to receive a $20 discount towards your registration fee. To receive this discount, a background check is required, along with attendance at a mandatory coaching clinic.
  • Participants will be assigned to teams based on the following:  
    • Special request for coach
    • Special request for ONE teammate. Additional requests for teammates will not be considered.
    • Age and gender of participant

Please note that there are no guarantees regarding requests for team assignments. All requests must be made before September 11 by email to sgonzales@bellevuewa.gov or by calling 425-452-4627.

  • I've signed up for soccer... now what do I do? You will be contacted by email prior to the league start date. This email will include your team confirmation and parent packet.   
  • Fall 2019 Youth Soccer Leagues - Parent Packet 

MIGHTY MITES SOCCER LEAGUE (ages 5-6)
This 5-6 year-old co-ed league is a great way for your little star to begin team play with emphasis on participation, fun and skill development in an instructional setting. This six-week league will give your child the basic instruction of dribbling, passing, scoring and teamwork! We will begin with two weeks of team practice, followed by four weeks of games on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Come and join the fun! Volunteer coaches are needed for this league. Maximum of six players per team.

  • Ages: 5-6 years old
  • Days: Wednesdays, Sept 18 to Oct 23
  • Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Location: Robinswood Sports Field
  • Fee: $80/resident and $95/non-resident
  • Register for course 1903497

YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE (ages 7-9)
This 7-9 year-old co-ed instructional league is a great way to further develop and enhance your basic knowledge and skills in soccer. This six-week league will emphasize positive sportsmanship and team play while having fun! We will begin with two weeks of team practice, followed by four weeks of games on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Robinswood Sports Field. Come and join the fun! Volunteer coaches are needed for this league. Maximum of seven players per team.

  • Ages: 7-9 years old
  • Days: Tuesdays, Sept 17 to Oct 22
  • Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Location: Robinswood Sports Field
  • Fee: $80/resident and $95/non-resident
  • Register for course 1903494

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.  

 

FALL BALL BASEBALL CLASS (ages 8-13)
This class offers quality baseball instruction - hitting, throwing, fielding, games, and scrimmages. Located at Robinswood Park, this Wednesday afternoon class taught by Steve Goucher is well-suited for all players, from the aspiring to the elite. 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: 8-13 years old
  • Dates: Wednesdays, Sept 11 to Oct 16
  • Time: 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Robinswood Park (baseball field)
  • Fee: $100/resident and $120/non-resident
  • Register for course 1903517

PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL CLINIC  
Want to improve your basketball skills and fundamentals?  This Pre-Season Basketball Clinic creates an opportunity for coed players, ages 5-13, to participate and learn the concepts of basketball, develop their game, and prepare for the upcoming basketball season.  Clinics focus on helping athletes improve their skills and develop their talent by learning basic practice drills and emphasizing the fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting, defense, and passing.  Min 10/Max 30 class size

RUNNING (ages 6-12) 
Kids running cross country is one of the most basic forms of kids' sports.  Come join Bellevue Youth Sports for outdoor running and workouts, while exploring trails within Bellevue's park system.  Workout will be age and experience appropriate and will provide both short and long distance workouts to improve fitness while having fun.  Please send your runner with a towel for ground exercises and a water bottle each day.  Cross country running for children develops strong mental skills and builds an improved sense of discipline towards running, other sports, and life in general.  NOTE:  Running distances will vary from 1/2 mile to 1 mile.  There are four cross country meets in the area.  This season we are racing against Si View, Issaquah and Auburn.  Practices are on Thursdays, and meets are on Sundays with one on a Friday evening.

  • Ages: 6-12
  • Dates: Thursdays, Sept 19 to Oct 31 (meets on Sundays and one Friday) 
  • Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Fees: $50/resident and $60/non-resident
  • Register here for course 1903522

BIDDY MULTI-SPORT (ages 4-6) 

Come join the NEW Biddy Multi-Sport class!  This four-week parent/guardian participation required program will cover basketball and soccer.  Each class is 45 minutes in length and encompasses developmental sports lessons along with activities proven to build and mature a child's motor development, hand-eye coordination, and cardiovascular fitness.  The result of our action-packed curriculum is a program which allows every child to build their skills at their own pace within a non-competitive, learning-based environment that emphasizes patience, teamwork, and self-confidence.  Class size - minimum 6/maximum 12.  

 

KENDO (ages 8 and older) 

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 ($25).  Participants must purchase a Bokken either before or at the first class; the cost is $25, check or cash.  Beginning students should arrive at least 20 minutes early for the first class and 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.  Class size - minimum 10/maximum 25. 

  • Ages:  8 and older 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Fees:  $91/resident and $109/non-resident 
  • Dates:  Fridays, Sept 13 to Dec 13 (no class on Nov 29) 
  • Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Register for course 1903531 

INTERMEDIATE KENDO 
Pre-requisite - completed Beginning Kendo class or equivalent) 
Intermediate Kendo is a continuation of Kendo, where 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 engaging in bouts with other students. Students will 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.

  • Ages:  8 and older 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Fees:  $91/resident and $109/non-resident 
  • Dates:  Fridays, Sept 13 to Dec 6 (no class on Nov 29) 
  • Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Register for course 1903532 

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.

  • Ages:  8 and older 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Fees:  $91/resident and $109/non-resident 
  • Dates:  Fridays, Sept 13 to Dec 6 (no class on Nov 29) 
  • Time:  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 1903533 

 

BASKETBALL CHEER SQUAD (ages 5-13) 
Come learn to cheer!  This is the beginning-level cheer squad that cheers for the Bellevue Parks Youth Basketball League.  We practice once a week from September to December, then cheer for our teams in weekly games from January to March, in real cheerleading uniforms!  Come join the fun!  Please attend the mandatory parent and cheerleader meeting and uniform fitting on the first day of practice, Sept 26, at 4:15 p.m. at Highland Community Center.  Additional uniform costs will be incurred for this class.  

  • Ages:  5-13 
  • Fees:  $185/resident and $200/non-resident (includes Fall and Winter sessions) 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Dates:  Thursdays, Sept 26 to Dec 19 (no class on Oct 31 and Nov 28) 
    • Games will be on Tuesdays, January to March (dates/times TBA) 
  • Time:  4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Register for course 1903534 

DREAM TEAM CHEER SQUAD (ages 7-18)
Be a part of the Bellevue Parks beginning-to-intermediate level cheer 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 uniform costs may be incurred for this class.

DANCE/DRILL TEAM (ages 11-18
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 the instructor with questions.  Some extra costs may be incurred for this class. 

  • Ages:  11-18 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Fees:  $92/resident and $104/non-resident (six classes) 
  • Days/Time:  Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: 

POWER SQUAD (ages 8-18)
Pre-requisite - a minimum of one session on Dream Team or Dance/Drill Team, concurrent registration on Dream Team, and instructor permission.
This intermediate-level cheer class is for those who want a more intense program without being on a competitive team. This team focuses on beginning stunting and tumbling, with some dance as well. Some extra costs may be incurred for this class.

  • Ages: 8-18
  • Fees: $921/resident and $104/non-resident (six classes) 
  • Location: Highland Community Center
  • Days/Time: Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: 

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE TUMBLING CLASS (ages 7 and older) 
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. 

  • Ages:  7 and older 
  • Fees:  $64/resident and $76/non-resident (six classes) 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Days/Time:  Thursdays, 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

BEGINNING TUMBLING CLASS (ages 7 and older) 
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. 

  • Ages:  7-18 
  • Fees:  $64/resident and $76/non-resident (six classes) 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Days/Time:  Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

CHEERLEADING AND CROWD LEADING WORKSHOP (ages 7-18) 
This cheerleading workshop is aimed at those who want to improve their sideline cheer skills.  The focus is on effectively leading the crowd, jumps, tumbling and cheer basics.  This is a fantastic opportunity to improve your skills!  Please bring a snack, water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.  

  • Ages:  7-18 
  • Fees:  $49/resident and $59/non-resident 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Date/Time:  Saturday, Nov 16, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Register for course 1903556 

NINJA TUMBLING CLASS (ages 7-12) 
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 tuck, taking out the bad guys in the process! 

  • Ages:  7-12) 
  • Fees:  $64/resident and $76/non-resident (six classes) 
  • Location:  Highland Community Center 
  • Days/Time:  Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: 

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.

Land O'Frost logo - youth sports

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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