Youth Sports

Ultimate Frisbee KD80 Clinic - Free!  (ages 8-14)
Elementary and Middle School age players are welcome at this FREE one-day clinic in Bellevue, coached by local coaches.  Come for a day of learning, making new connections, and having fun playing Ultimate.  Players will work on individual skills while also getting plenty of game speed experience.  Each player will receive a free Kelly Donovan Live Loud disc.  All experience levels are welcome.

  • Ages:  8-14 years old  
  • Date and time:  Feb 2, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Location:  Hidden Valley Sports Park, Field 1
  • Fee:  Free! 
  • Pre-registration:  Recommended
  • Register here

 

Youth Sports Programs - Winter 2019

Register here for Youth Sports programs 

Scholarship Application
Child Information Form
Medication and EpiPen Form 
Coach Code of Conduct

Connections - Recreation Program Brochure (Class catalog)

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. 

 

Mid-Winter and Spring Break Camps

Kids will have a blast in this week of fast-paced action.  Campers will receive instruction and will 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 each camp.  Please bring a lunch, beverage, and snack.

Mid-Winter Break Sports Camp

  • Location:  Crossroads Community Center
  • Fee:  $175/resident and $195/non-resident
  • Dates:  Feb 19 to Feb 22
  • Time:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Register for course 1900690

Spring Break Sports Camp

  • Location:  Crossroads Community Center
  • Fee:  $220/resident and $240/non-resident
  • Dates:  April 8 to April 12
  • Time:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Register for course 1900691

Ultimate Frisbee KD80 Clinic (ages 8-14) - Free!

Elementary and Middle School age players are welcome at this FREE one-day clinic in Bellevue, coached by local coaches.  Come for a day of learning, making new connections, and having fun playing Ultimate.  Players will work on individual skills while also getting plenty of game speed experience.  Each player will receive a free Kelly Donovan Live Loud disc.  All experience levels are welcome.

  • Ages:  8-14 years old.
  • Date and time:  Feb 2, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Location:  Hidden Valley Sports Park, Field 1
  • Fee:  Free!
  • Pre-registration:  Recommended
  • Register here

Basketball (ages 5-9)

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 amongst 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:  A reversible basketball 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 attendance at coaches' clinic is mandatory to receive the discount.  Basketball experience is required.
      
  • Schedules:  A team confirmation, parent packet and practice/game schedule will be sent via email by January 19 (session 1) or March 9 (session 2).  Contact Steve Gonzales at sgonzales@bellevuewa.gov with questions regarding schedules.
      
  • 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 or team assignments.  All requests must be made before January 16 for Session 1 and March 5 for Session 2 by email to sgonzales@bellevuewa.gov

  • I've signed up for basketball... now what do I do?  You will be contacted via email prior to the league start date.  A team confirmation, parent packet, and practice/game schedule will be sent via email by January 19 (session 1) or March 9 (session 2). 
  • Youth Basketball Information Packet

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 league emphasizes participation, fun, and skill development while enhancing players' dribbling, shooting, passing and defense skills.  This six-week league will begin with two weeks of team practice followed by four weeks of games on Wednesdays.  Practices and games are one hour in duration.  Minimum 4/Maximum 6

  • Fee:  $72/resident and $83/non-resident
  • Location:  Tyee Community Gym
  • Days and Time:  Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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 a better individual player.  This league emphasizes participation, fun, and skill development while enhancing players' dribbling, shooting, passing and defense.  The six-week league will begin with two weeks of practice followed by four weeks of games.  Practices and games are one hour in duration.  Minimum 5/Maximum 7

  • Fee:  $72/resident and $83/non-resident
  • Location:  Tyee Community Gym
  • Days and Time: Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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 and coordination while developing good habits of staying on task and improving their listening skills.

Highland Community Center

 South Bellevue Community Center

  • Dates:  Tuesdays, Jan 8 to Jan 29 (four weeks with adjusted class fee)
  • Fee:  $44/resident and $52/non-resident
  • Time:

 Highland Community Center

South Bellevue Community Center

Baseball

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 and scrimmages. Located at Hidden Valley Park, this baseball camp, taught by Steve Goucher and his staff, 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:  7-13 years old     
  • Date:  Monday, Jan 21   
  • Time:  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location:  Hidden Valley Park, Field #1  
  • Fee:  $69/resident and $75/non-resident
  • Register for course 1901196    

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, and scrimmages.  Located at 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 Atlanta Braves scout who has coached baseball at all levels.  Don't miss out on the indoor fun!

  • Ages:  7-13 years old
  • Dates:  Mondays, Feb 4 to March 11 (no class Feb 18)
  • Time:  5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Location:  Tyee Community Gym
  • Fee:  $100/resident and $110/non-resident
  • Register for course 1901867

Pro Baseball Mid-Winter and Spring Break Camps (ages 8-13)
These school break camps will focus on quality baseball instruction - hitting, throwing, fielding, and games, scrimmages.  Steve Goucher and his staff teach these camps, which are 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!

  • Mid-Winter Break Camp (ages 8-13)
    • Fee:  $143/resident and $166/non-resident
    • Location:  Hidden Valley Park (Field #1)
    • Dates and Time: Feb 19 to Feb 22 (Tuesday to Friday), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Register for course 1900694
  • Spring Break Camp (ages 8-13)
    • Fee:  $179/resident and $208/non-resident
    • Location:  Hidden Valley Park (Field #2)
    • Dates and Time:  April 8 to April 12 (Monday to Friday), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Register for course 1900693

Martial Arts

KENDO 

Beginning Kendo (ages 8 and older) 
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 with a Bokken, Shinai, 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 will focus on learning basic footwork and sword handling.  Upon completion of the beginning class, continuing students will enroll in the intermediate class.  Prospective students should make an effort to research kendo prior to signing up for the class.  Students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of each class. 

  • Ages:  Ages 8 years and older  
  • Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Location:  Highland Community Center
  • Dates: 
  • Fridays, Jan 4 to March 15 
  • Fridays, March 22 to May 24 

Intermediate Kendo (ages 8 and older)
(Prerequisite - completed Beginning Kendo class or equivalent)
Intermediate Kendo is a continuation of kendo, where the students 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 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.

Advanced Kendo (ages 8 and older)  
(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:  Ages 8 and older
  • Time:  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Highland Community Center
  • Dates: 
  • Fridays, Jan 4 to March 15
  • Fridays, March 22 to May 24
  •    

SELF-DEFENSE/HAPKIDO

Self-Defense/Hapkido - Little Warriors/Beginning (ages 5 to 12)
This coed course helps young people develop coordination, balance, focus, strength, self-esteem, group interaction, communication skills and discipline, while teaching personal safety/self-defense in a safe, friendly environment.  In additional to lots of conditioning exercises, students will learn basic kicks, strikes, throws, evasions, and grappling.  A uniform is required and will be available at class for a fee. 

  • Ages:  5-12 years old
  • Location:  North Bellevue Community Center    
  • Days and Time:  Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Ages 5 to 8 - 5:15 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
    • Ages 9 to 12 - 5:30 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.
  • Sessions:

Self-Defense/Hapkido - Intermediate/Advanced (ages 13 and older)
Pre-requisite:  Graduation from the beginning class, or age 13 and above.
This coed course builds on skills introduced in the beginning class and helps young people and adults successfully face physically confronting issues.  With a blend of traditional and real-world scenarios, students learn to identify, avoid and de-escalate potentially dangerous situations.  While refining skills learned in the beginning class, students will start learning joint locks, pressure points (adults only) and weapons.  Full sparring gear is mandatory for this class, or student will not be allowed to participate in sparring sessions, which are essential and required for their progress in Hapkido.  Classes are taught by a certified World Hapkido Association instructor.  Instructor permission is required to attend. 

  • Ages:  13 years and older
  • Location:  North Bellevue Community Center
  • Days and time:  Mondays and Wednesdays
                 6:30 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.
  • Sessions: 

   

 

Cheerleading and Tumbling

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.  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, University of Washington Basketball games, 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.

Power Squad (ages 8-18)
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.
This intermediate-level cheer class is for those who want a more intense program without being on a competitive team.  This team focuses on cheerleading stunting and tumbling, with some dance as well.  Some extra uniform costs may be incurred for this class.

Beginning/Intermediate Tumbling Class (ages 7-18)
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.

Beginning Tumbling Class (ages 7-18)
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.

Ninja Tumbling Class (ages 7-12)
Want to improve your Ninja skills?  This is a fun class, teaching 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!

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 next year or two.  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:  12-18
  • Location:  Highland Community Center
  • Day/Time:  Saturday, March 30,
         12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $35/resident and $42/non-resident
  • Register here 

Beginning Tumbling Workshop
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the best tumbling coaches in the area for a one-hour workshop to start and improve your tumbling skills.  This beginning-level workshop is for tumblers who do not yet have a kick-over.  This workshop is geared specifically towards tumbling for cheerleading but isn't exclusive to those in cheer.

Intermediate/Advanced Tumbling Workshop
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the best tumbling coaches in the area for a one-hour workshop to start and improve your tumbling skills.  This workshop is for tumblers who have a kick-over, unassisted.  This workshop is geared specifically towards tumbling for cheerleading but isn't exclusive to those in cheer.

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 Lunch Meats. See sponsor website for special savings for youth sports league participants.

Land O'Frost logo - youth sports

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.

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Contact

Steve Gonzales Bellevue Parks & Community Services450 110th Avenue NE or PO Box 90012Bellevue, WA 98009-9012

Telephone

425-452-4627

Email

sgonzales@bellevuewa.gov
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