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Sign Up For Winter Programs Now
Winter programs are now open! Sign up early; space is very limited. See Youth Sports Programs accordion below.
Connections - Recreation Program Brochure (Class catalog)
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 Sports Programs
Youth Basketball League (Ages 7-9)
This co-ed 5 on 5 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 while improving your individual skillset. Emphasis is on participation, fun, and skill development of dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense. This 8-week league will begin with 3 weeks of team practice followed by 5 weeks of games on Tuesdays. Practice/games are 1 hour in duration from 5:30-6:30 p.m.. No games February 22.
$90(R) $100(N) Age: 7-9 Y
Tyee Community Gym
Register for Course 2200137 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays January 18-March 15
Mighty Mites Basketball League (Ages 5-6)
This co-ed 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 while improving your individual skillset. Emphasis is on participation, fun, and skill development of dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. This 8-week league will begin with 3 weeks of team practice followed by 4 weeks of games on Wednesdays. Practice/games are 1 hour in duration from 4:30-5:30 p.m.. No class February 23.
$90(R) $100(N) Age: 5-6 Y
Tyee Community Gym
Register for Course 2200138 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays January 19-March 16
Basketball Basics Skills Clinics
Want to improve your basketball skills and fundamentals this winter? The Basketball Basics Skills Clinic creates an opportunity for co-ed players, ages 5-10 to participate and learn the concepts of basketball, expand their game and improve during basketball season. Sessions focus on building individual skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. This program pairs great with the Mighty Mites or Youth Basketball Leagues. No class February 21.
$55(R) $60(N) Age: 5-10 Y
Tyee Community Gym
Register for Course 2200231 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays January 24-March 7
Youth Flag Football
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 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.
$37(R) $42(N) Age: 8-13 Y
Robinswood Community Park - Fields
Register for Course 2200139 1:45 p.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays January 26-February 16
Girls Basketball Club
Calling all girls ages 6-12 interested in learning basketball skills and fundamentals! This 6-week Girls Basketball Club creates an opportunity for girls to join others in the community to learn the basics of the game, improve their skills and make lifelong friends. Sessions focus on developing individual skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense as well as teamwork and live play. No prior experience necessary. No class February 24.
$55(R) $60(N) Age: 6-12 Y
Tyee Community Gym
Register for Course 2200229 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursdays January 27-March 10
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.
Lake to Lake Bike Ride
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
- 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/
Cross Country Workouts
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.
About Youth Sports
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.
Zachery Lystedt Law
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.
Inclement Weather Plan
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.