Youth Sports

Mid-Winter Break Camps 

Mid-Winter Break Sports Camp (ages 7-12)
Kids will have a blast during this week of fast-paced action.  Campers will receive instruction and 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 recreation attraction is included in the price of camp.  Please bring a lunch, beverage and snack.  

     Ages:  Ages 7 to 12. 
     Dates:  Feb. 20-23. 
     Time:  9 a.m. to 4  p.m.
     Location:  Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th Street
     Fees:  $170/resident and $190/non-resident.
     Register here - course 123282 (you may need to enter course number in the "Barcode" search). 
    
Pro Baseball Mid-Winter Break Camp (ages 8-13)
This camp offers quality baseball instruction - hitting, throwing, fielding, games and scrimmages.  Steve Goucher and his staff teach this camp, 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 baseball at all levels.  Don't miss out on the fun!

     Ages:  Ages 8 to 13.
     Dates:  Feb. 20-23.
     Time:  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     Location:  Hidden Valley Sports Park, 1903 112th Avenue NE
     Fees:  $143/resident and $166/non-resident.
     Register here - course 127295 (you may need to enter course number in the "Barcode" search)
    

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 Leagues (ages 5-9)

This basketball league is 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 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 by email before January 16 for Session #1 and March 5 for Session #2.   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.  It will be sent to you by January 19 (Session #1) or March 9 (Session #2).  

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.  
Min 4/Max 6

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. 
Min 5/Max 7. 

Indoor Soccer Lessons with Michael Smith (ages 4-6)

Indoor Soccer Lessons with Michael Smith - 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. 

Highland Community Center:

  • Resident - $44; Non-resident - $52
  • Jan. 10 - Jan. 31 
  • Wednesdays, 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
         Register, course 122994
  • Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  
         Register, course 122984

South Bellevue Community Center:

  • Resident - $44; Non-resident - $52
  • Jan. 9 - Jan. 30
  • Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
         Register, course 122995

Martial Arts

Kendo (ages 8 and older)

Highland Community Center

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.  Participants must purchase a bokken either before or at the first class.  Beginning students 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.  Students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class.

Intermediate Kendo
(Prerequisite - completion of Beginning Kendo class or equivalent)
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.  

Advanced Kendo
(Prerequisite - Intermediate Kendo class or permission from instructor)
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. 

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.  Uniform is required and will be available at class for a fee.

  • North Bellevue Community Center
  • Fees - see registration web page
  • Mondays and Wednesdays
         5:15 p.m.-5:50 p.m. (ages 5-8)
         5:30 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. (ages 9-12)
  • Register, course 123063

Self-Defense/Hapkido - Warriors and/or Intermediate to Advanced (ages 13 and older) 
(Prerequisite - Graduation from Beginning class, or age 13 and older)
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 from the beginning class, students will begin 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 an essential and a requirement for their progress in Hapkido.  Classes are taught by a certified World Hapkido Association instructor.  Instructor permission is required to attend.

  • North Bellevue Community Center
  • Resident - $50; Non-resident - $60
  • Jan. 3 - Jan. 31 (no class on Jan. 15)
  • Mondays and Wednesdays
         6:30 p.m. - 7:35 p.m.
  • Register, course 123102

  

Baseball - January Camps (ages 7-13)

Pro Baseball - School's Out Baseball Camps (ages 7-13)

These camps offer quality baseball instruction by Steve Goucher - hitting, throwing, fielding, games and scrimmages. These one-day baseball camps are 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.

  • Hidden Valley Sports Park (Field #1)
  • Resident - $64; Non-resident - $7
  • Jan. 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Cheerleading (ages 7-18)

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 - please contact the instructor with questions.  Dream Team is offered on either Wednesdays or Fridays.  Some extra costs may be incurred for this class.

  • Highland Community Center
  • Resident - $85; Non-resident - $92 (six classes)
  • Wednesdays, Jan. 3 - Feb. 7 
         2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
         Register, course 123017
  • Fridays, Jan. 5 - Feb. 9
         4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
         Register, course 123016

Dance/Drill Team (ages 11-19)

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.

  • Highland Community Center
  • Resident - $85; Non-resident - $92 (six classes)
  • Thursdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 8
         5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Register, course 123027

Power Squad (ages 8-18)

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, with some dance as well.  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.  Some extra costs may be incurred for this class.

  • Highland Community Center
  • Resident - $85; Non-resident - $92 (six classes)
  • Wednesdays, Jan. 3 - Feb. 7 (bonus class on Feb. 14)
         4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Register, course 123020

 

Tumbling (ages 7-18)

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.

  • Highland Community Center
  • Resident - $62; Non-resident - $74 (six classes)
  • Thursdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 8
    • 4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
           Register, course 123032
    • 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
           Register, course 123033

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 tucks, taking out bad guys in the process!

  • Highland Community Center
  • Resident - $62; Non-resident - $74 (six classes)
  • Thursdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 8
         4:15 - 5 p.m.
  • Register, course 123042  

     

 

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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