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Fall programs are now open! Sign up early; space is very limited.  See Youth Sports Programs accordion below.

Register for Youth Sports programs

Basketball Practice at Home

Want to improve your basketball skills and fundamentals at home?  This at-home basketball workout creates an opportunity for young players to improve their skills and develop their talent by learning basic practice drills and emphasizing the fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting, defense, passing and more.  See at-home skills flyer.

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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 Soccer League - Fall

This 7-9 year old coed instructional league is a great way to further develop and enhance your basic knowledge and skills in soccer. This 6 week league, will emphasize positive sportsmanship and team play while having fun! We will begin with 2 weeks of team practice followed by 4 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.

$75(R)  $85(N)    Age: 7-9Y
Robinswood Community Park - Fields
Register for Course 2109948   4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.    Tuesdays   September 21-October 26

Mighty Mites Soccer League- Fall

This 5-6 year old coed 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 6 week league, will give your child the basic instructions of dribbling, passing, scoring and teamwork! We will begin with 2 weeks of team practice followed by 4 weeks of games on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Robinswood Sports Field. Come and join the fun! Volunteer coaches are needed for this league. Max. 6 players per team.

$75(R)  $85(N)    Age: 5-6Y
Robinswood Community Park - Fields
Register for Course 2109949    4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.    Wednesdays    September 22-October 27

Running - Fall Cross Country

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. Workouts will be age -and experience- appropriate, and will provide 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 - 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, meets are on Sundays with one on a Friday evening. Meet details will be provided at the first practice. Volunteer Adult runners are needed for this program!

$50(R)  $60(N)    Age: 6-14Y
Lake Hills Community Park
Register for Course 2109987   5 p.m.-6 p.m.    Thursdays    September 16-October 28

Kendo Beginning

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, 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 focus is 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.

$90(R)  $108(N)    Age: 8+ Y
Highland Park and Community Center
Register for Course 2109959  6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.    Fridays    September 17-December 10

Kendo Intermediate

Intermediate Kendo is a continuation where they work on skill improvement. Half the of the class time is spent in drills with the advanced class. (Pre Requisite is completion of Beginning Kendo class). There the students progress to actual striking of live targets. Once the student has progressed in skill they will be able to move into wearing armor and 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.

$90(R)  $108(N)    Age: 8+ Y
Highland Park and Community Center
Register for Course 2109960   6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.    Fridays    September 17-December 10

Kendo Advanced

Advanced kendo is for those students that 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.

$90(R)  $108(N)    Age: 8+ Y
Highland Park and Community Center
Register for Course 2109958  7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.    Fridays    September 17-December 10

Youth Flag Football

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 flag football. Athletes will develop basic skills and techniques necessary to succeed on both offense and defense. This 4-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.

$30(R)  $35(N)    Age: 8-13 Y
Robinswood Community Park - Fields
Register for Course 2109955  1:45 p.m.-3 p.m.    Wednesdays    September 29-October 20

Biddy Multi Sport

This 4 week parent/guardian participation required program will cover two sports - 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. Min 6 /Max 12

$30(R)  $35(N)    Age: 4-6 Y
Crossroads Community Center
Register for Course 2101001  10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.    Thursdays    September 23-October 13

Youth Multi-Sport - Outdoor

Are you the type of kid who likes to play? This program is for you; flag football, soccer, ultimate disc, capture the flag...whatever the game may be, our widely talented coaches will make sure you have a blast! The program will start each week with 15 minutes of warm ups and conditioning followed by 60 minutes of play. Bring water bottle and dress warm.

$30(R)  $35(N)    Age: 7-13 Y
Robinswood Community Park - Fields
Register for Course 2101009  4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.    Mondays   September 27-October 18

Want to improve your basketball skills and fundamentals at home?  This at-home basketball workout creates an opportunity for young players to improve their skills and develop their talent by learning basic practice drills and emphasizing the fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting, defense, passing and more.  See at-home skills flyer.

Most bike events, including the Lake to Lake Ride, were not held in 2021.  Now that the wet season is approaching, we want to remind you that there are a lot of good days to ride. The Lake to Lake Ride Courses and most trails in Bellevue are great for bicycling. Pump up your tires, put on your helmet and get rolling! We hope to see you in 2022! Go to Lake to Lake Bike Ride web page for inspiration!

LOCALHOOPS Virtual Academy is an online basketball training program. This is a GREAT way for us all to stay connected and keep our games developing while we're not together on the court.  We focus on six important areas of growth as great players and good people:

  • Basketball Skills 
  • Strength & Conditioning 
  • Basketball IQ 
  • Body Maintenance 
  • Motivation 
  • Personal Growth

Our team of coaches prepares weekly workout plans built on these pillars specifically for our athletes, by skill level, consisting of curated video content, film studies, livestreams for feedback and Q&A, digital journaling exercises, and more. Virtual Academy is divided into three skill levels. 

LOCALHOOPS Athletes:  If you are a LOCALHOOPS athlete, Virtual Academy is included in your season package.  Log in to choose your workout. Questions? Contact us.

Independent and Partner Program Athletes:  If you play for one of our partner programs or are an independent athlete, we look forward to having you as part of the LOCALHOOPS online family!  

For more information visit: https://www.localhoopsva.org/ 

Running – Fall Cross Country

Kids running cross country is one of the most basic forms of kids’ sports. Come join Bellevue Youth Sports’ outdoor running program by registering here or use the workouts below while exploring trails within Bellevue’s Park system. Workouts are age and experience appropriate and provide both short and long-distance workouts to improve fitness while having fun.  Please make sure your runner has 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 vary from a half-mile to one mile.  Below is a five-day workout plan to get your kids out exercising during the week.  Each workout is designed to take 45 – 60 minutes per day.  See maps for Robinswood Park (one mile and half mile) and Wilburton Hill Park (one mile and half mile) for great courses for you and your family.

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 - 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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