Youth Sports

Pro Baseball - Live Batting Practice
Looking for quality baseball batting practice and instruction?  Located at Hidden Valley Park, this Wednesday afternoon baseball class is well-suited for players from the aspiring to the elite, taught by Steve Goucher (former professional baseball player and Atlanta Braves scout who has coached baseball at all levels).  Don't miss out on the fun!

  • Ages:  8 to 13.
  • Dates:  Wednesdays, May 16 to June 13.
  • Time:  1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Location:  Hidden Valley Sports Park, Field 1
         1905 112th Avenue NE
  • Cost:  $119/resident and $129/non-resident.
  • Register now  

Youth Sports Spring/Summer Program Brochure 

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)

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

Link to Youth Sports Fall Programs brochure

 

Basketball

These basketball leagues are specially designed to help your child understand the team concept of basketball, enhancing dribbling, shooting, passing and defense skills.  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 timeframe 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:  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 child's registration fee.  Background check is required, and you must attend the mandatory coaches clinic to receive the 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: 
    • 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 by email before March 5.   Please email sgonzales@bellevuewa.gov
  • I've signed my child up for basketball... now what do I do?  We will contact you by email prior to the league start date.  This email will include your team confirmation, parent packet and practice/game schedule.   
  • Spring 2018 Basketball League 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.  The emphasis will be on participation, fun and skill development while enhancing your child's dribbling, shooting, passing and defense skills.  This six-week league will begin with two weeks of team practice, followed by four weeks of games. Practice/games are one hour in duration.  

Youth Basketball League (ages 7-9)
This coed 4-on-4 instructional league full of fun and is a great way to further develop and enhance your child's basic basketball knowledge and skills.  Participants will learn to become team players and better individual players.  This league will emphasize participation, fun and skill development while enhancing your child's dribbling, shooting, passing and defense skills.  This six-week league will begin with two weeks of team practice, followed by four weeks of games.  Practice/games are one hour in duration.  

Soccer

Youth Soccer Program Information

The Youth Sports Soccer League is specially designed to help your child understand the team concept of soccer, enhancing players' 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 amongst our youth.
  • League Structure:  The first two weeks are practices, followed by five weeks of games.  This league has a one-day-per-week commitment and is always in 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 weather!
  • 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.  Attendance at a mandatory coach's clinic is required to receive the discount.
  • Participants will be assigned to teams based on the following:
    • Special request for one coach.
    • Special request for ONE teammate.  Additional requests for teammates will not be considered.
    • Age and gender of participant.
    • PLEASE NOTE - there are no guarantees regarding requests for team assignments.  All requests must be made before April 14 by email to sgonzales@bellevuewa.gov or by calling 425-452-4627.
  • I've signed my child up for soccer... 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.  Team confirmations will be sent no later than April 19.
  • Spring 2018 Soccer League Packet

Mighty Mites Soccer League - Spring (ages 5-6)
This coed league is a great way for your little star to begin team play with an emphasis on participation, fun and skill development in an instructional setting.  This seven-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 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Robinswood Park Sports Field.  Come and join the fun! Max of seven players per team.  Volunteer coaches are needed for this league. 
     Ages:  Ages 5 to 6.
     Dates:  Wednesdays, May 2 to June 6
     Time:  4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.  
     Location: Robinswood Park Sports Field
     Fees:  $75/resident  and $85/non-resident
     Register for course 180227
     Schedule

Youth Soccer League - Spring (ages 7-9)
This coed instructional league is a great way to further develop and enhance your child's basic knowledge and skills in soccer.  This six-week league will emphasize positive sportsmanship and team play while having fun!  We will being with two weeks of team practice, followed by four weeks of games on Tuesdays from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Robinswood Sports Field.  Come and join the fun!  Volunteer coaches are needed for this league.
     Ages:  Ages 7 to 9
     Dates:  Tuesdays, May 1 to June 5
     Time:  4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
     Location: Robinswood Park Sports Field
     Fees:  $75/resident and $85/non-resident
     Register for course 180227
     Schedule

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 learning good habits of staying on task and improving their listening skills. 
     Ages:  Ages 4 to 6
     Fees:  $65/resident and $77/non-resident

    South Bellevue Community Center:

  • April 17 to May 22
  • Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  
         Register, course 189726

    Highland Community Center:

  • April 18 to May 23
  • Wednesdays, 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
         Register,
    course 189723
  • Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
         Register,
    course 189724  

UK International Soccer Spring Break Camp (ages 4-14)

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 by providing them with the tools/self-belief to reach goals on and off the field.  The daily schedule includes warm-up skills, fundamentals, small-sided games, technical session and tournaments. 
     Ages:  4 to 14
     Dates:  April 9 to April 13
     Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Location:  Robinswood Community Park Soccer Field
     Fees:  See UK Soccer web page
     Register at UK Soccer web page 
 

Baseball

Pro Baseball - Spring Break Baseball Camp (ages 8-13)

This camp offers quality baseball instruction by Steve Goucher - hitting, throwing, fielding, games and scrimmages. This spring break baseball camp is well-suited for all players, from the aspiring to the elite.  Steve is a former professional baseball player and Atlanta Braves scout who has coached at all levels.  Don't miss out on the fun! Bring a baseball glove.

  • Ages:  8 to 13
  • Dates:  April 9 to April 13
  • Times:  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location:  Hidden Valley Sports Park (Field #2)
  • Fees:  Resident - $179/resident and $208/non-resident  
  • Register 

Pro Baseball - Spring Baseball Class (NOT a spring break camp)
This class offers quality baseball instruction by Steve Goucher - hitting, throwing, fielding, games, scrimmages and more.  Located at Hidden Valley Park, this Wednesday afternoon class is well suited for all players, from the aspiring to the elite. Steve Goucher, former professional baseball player and Atlanta Braves scout who has coached at all levels.  Don't miss out on the fun!  Bring a baseball glove.   

  • Ages:  8-13
  • Dates:  Wednesdays, April 18 to May 23
  • Times:  1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Location:  Hidden Valley Sports Park, Field 1, 1905 112th Avenue NE
  • Cost:  $115/resident and $125/non-resident
  • Register Now  

 

Rugby

Atavus Rugby has developed a youth curriculum full of games and skills inspired by rugby.  This approach leverages the sport's positive qualities to focus on multiple aspects of your child's physical development and personal growth.  Games such as ultimate rugby and capture the flag will be partnered with drills to allow players to expand on a variety of skill, including catch-pass ability, leadership, evasion, decision-making, and confidence in contact, all while having fun through play.  This program requires no experience in rugby, and the skills learned during our program can be applied to other sports!  
     Ages:  4 to 12 
     Dates:  April 16 to May 21
     Time:  Mondays, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
     Location:  Robinswood Community Park Fields
     Fees:  $130/resident and $150/non-resident
     Register, course 180227

Track & Field

Track & Field Parent Packet 

Biddy Track & Field (ages 4-6)

This program's main philosophy is to introduce your child to physical fitness through basic track and field events such as running, jumping and throwing.  We want your child to further increase their knowledge of this sport by teaching them a variety of techniques and skills needed to understand and play this sport.  Practices are held on Thursdays, and track meets are held on Fridays at Issaquah High School starting in May.  This program is located at Odle Middle School.  A schedule with locations for the track season will be emailed to parents prior to the first day.  Volunteer adult runner are needed for this program! 
     Ages:  Ages 4 to 6
     Dates:  April 19 to May 24
     Times:  Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. (practices)
          Meets - to be determined
     Locations:  Odle Middle School (practices)
          Issaquah High School (meets)
     Fees:  $60/resident and $70/non-resident
     Register, course 180228

Youth Track & Field (ages 7-13)

This program's main philosophy is to introduce your child to physical fitness through basic track and field events such as running, jumping and throwing.  We want your child to further increase their knowledge of this sport by teaching them a variety of techniques and skills needed to understand and play this sport.  Practices are held on Thursdays, and track meets are held on Fridays at Issaquah High School starting in May.  This program is located at Odle Middle School.  A schedule with locations for the track season will be emailed to parents prior to the first day.  Volunteer adult runner are needed for this program! 
     Ages:  Ages 7 to 13 
     Dates:  April 19 to May 24 
     Times:  Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (practices)
          Meets - to be determined 
     Location:  Odle Middle School (practices)
          Issaquah High School (meets) 
     Fees:  $70/resident and $80/non-resident
     Register, course 180228
    

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.  Previous experience is not required - please contact the instructor with questions.  Some extra uniform costs may be incurred for this class.

  • Ages:  Ages 7 to 18.
  • Location:  Highland Community Center
  • Fridays, April 20 to June 15  
          4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
          $125/resident and $139/non-resident
          Register, course 1801592
  • Fridays, June 29 to July 20  
         4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
         $51/resident and $61/non-resident
         Register, course 180535

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 Seattle Storm and University of Washington basketball games, 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:  Ages 11 to 18
  • Dates:  April 19 to June 14
  • Times:  Thursdays, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Highland Community Center
  • Fees:  $125/resident and $139/non-resident  
  • Register, course 180159

​Power Squad (ages 7-18)

This intermediate level cheer class is for those who want a more intense program without being on a competitive team.  This team focuses on stunting and tumbling.  Pre-requisite:  concurrent registration on Dream Team.  No instructor permission is required for summer session.  Some extra costs may be incurred for this class.

  • Ages:  Ages 7 to 18
  • Dates:  April 18 to June 13
  • Times:  Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Highland Community Center
  • Fees:  $125/resident and $139/non-resident
  • Register, course 180159 ​

Summer Power Squad (ages 7-18)

This intermediate level cheer class is for those who want a more intense program without being on a competitive team.  This team focuses on stunting and tumbling.  Pre-requisite:  concurrent registration on Dream Team.  No instructor permission is required for summer session.  Some extra costs may be incurred for this class.

  • Ages:  Ages 7 to 18
  • Dates:  June 27 to July 20
  • Times:  Fridays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location:  Crossroads Community Center
  • Fees:  $41/resident and $51/non-resident
  • Register, course 180551

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.

  • Ages:  Ages 7 to 18
  • Dates: 
  • Times: 
  • Location:
  • Fees: 
  • Register, course

Ninja Tumbling Class (ages 7-12)

Want to improve your ninja skills?  This is a fun class That teaches 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:  Ages 7 to 12
  • Dates:  April 19 to June 14
  • Times:  Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Highland Community Center
  • Fees:  $95/resident and $116/non-resident
  • Register, course 1801603

Martial Arts

Self-Defense (Hapkido) 

Little Warriors and/or Beginning (ages 5-12)
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 addition to lots of conditioning exercises, students will learn basic kicks, strikes, throws, evasion and grappling.  A uniform is required and will be available at class for a fee.

  • Ages:  Ages 5 to 12
  • Dates:  April 2 to April 25
  • Times:  Mondays and Wednesdays
         5:15 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. (ages 5 to 8)
         5:30 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. (ages 9 to 12)  
  • Location:  North Bellevue Community Center
  • Fees:  $50/resident and $60/non-resident
  • Register, course 181579-4

Self-Defense/Hapkido - Intermediate to Advanced (ages 13 and older)
(Prerequisite - Graduation from the junior conqueror class, or age 13 and older)

With a blend of traditional and real-world scenarios, students learn to identify, avoid and de-escalate potentially dangerous situations.  In addition to lots of conditioning exercises, students will learn blocks, strikes, throws, evasion and grappling.  In this class, unlike the little conquerors class, students will start learning joint locks, pressure points (adults only).  Instructor permission is required to attend.

  • Ages:  Ages 13 and older
  • Dates:  April 2 to April 25
  • Times:  Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.
  • Location:  North Bellevue Community Center
  • Fees:  $50/resident and $60/non-resident 
  • Register, course 181582-4

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 equipment package (bokken, and 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 and 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. 

  • Ages:  Ages 8 and older
  • Dates:  March 23 to May 25
  • Times:  Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Location:  Highland Community Center
  • Fees:  $70/resident and $84/non-resident
  • Register, course 1180123

Intermediate Kendo (ages 8 and older) 
Intermediate Kendo continues the students' progression as they work on skill improvement.  Half of the class time is spent in drills with the advanced class.  There the students progress to actually striking 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 remain in the intermediate class 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:  Ages 8 and older
  • Dates:  March 23 to May 25
  • Times:  Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Highland Community Center
  • Fees:  $70/resident and $84/non-resident
  • Register, course 1180125

Advanced Kendo (ages 8 and older)  
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
  • Dates:  March 23 to May 25
  • Times:  Fridays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Highland Community Center
  • Fees:  $70/resident and $84/non-resident
  • Register, course 1180124

    

   

 

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 GonzalesBellevue 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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