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Youth Sports

About our youth sports programs

Get a great introduction into sports with our instructional sports classes. We offer traditional and alternative sports to interest a wide variety of athletes.

Sports offered throughout the year

Offerings change with the seasons.

  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheer
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice skating
  • Hockey
  • Safety awareness and self defense (karate)
  • Soccer
  • Summer sports camps
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Lil' Tykes Sports

This is a parent/child class. Parents must participate.

This class is designed with the youngest children in mind. Your child will get to experience a variety of fun physical activities that will help introduce them to basic movements and sports skills. Each week we will focus on a different activity that combines positive social interaction and listening skills to introduce children to an active, healthy lifestyle.

Summer classes

Summer classes is a sports sampler that may include: soccer, T-ball, tennis, Frisbee, kickball and more.

Fall and winter classes

Fall and winter classes is a sports sampler that may include: yoga, soccer, basketball, football, hockey, T-ball and more.

Ages

2 to 3, children must be 2 by the first day of class.

Class duration

45 minutes

Tiny Tots Sports

Tiny Tot Sports provides boys and girls with a fun, positive introduction to basic sport in a social setting. The goal of each program is to introduce skills and movement in a fun, basic and progressive manner for an active healthy lifestyle while helping to further advance social development skills such as listening, taking turns and teamwork. During each class, children will participate in a warm up, sports skills, preschool games like Red Light, Green Light, and end the class with the ever popular parachute.

Summer classes

Combo classes include: soccer and T-ball

Sampler includes: soccer, T-ball, kickball, disc golf and tennis

Fall classes

Fall session classes include a sampler: basketball, soccer, T-ball, floor hockey, yoga, tennis, disc golf and parent/variety day–you never know what you’ll get!

Winter classes

Winter session classes include a sampler: basketball, soccer, T-ball, floor hockey, yoga, tennis, disc golf and parent/variety day–you never know what you’ll get!

Ages

3 to 4, children must be 3 by the first day of class

Class duration

45 minutes

Tiny Tots Sports Plus

This class is for preschoolers who want a little more from their sports class. The goal of this class is to not only introduce basic sport and movement skills, but to give children extra opportunities for retention and development of these skills.

There is a total of 8 classes and children will be given double the opportunity to learn and practice their skills including actual game play. Each class will offer positive social interaction with other children their age and help to further advance social development skills such as listening, taking turns, cooperation and teamwork.

During each class, children will participate in a warm up, sports skills, preschool games like Red Light, Green Light, and end the class with the ever popular parachute.

All Tiny Tots receive a t-shirt and a keepsake, "I love sports" certificate.

Summer classes

Combo classes include: soccer and T-ball

Ages

3 to 4, children must be 3 by the first day of class

Class duration

45 minutes

Peewee sports

Peewee sports is designed especially for the young child as a positive and fun introductory experience to sports. Boys and girls learn basic skills and rules with low-key games that allow them to have fun, be active, socialize and learn sportsmanship. We have modified equipment and playing surfaces and specially designed instruction methods to allow children to have immediate success and learn skills quickly.

Choose from sport-specific classes or a sports sampler. Everyone gets a t-shirt.

Sampler classes

The sampler class may include soccer, kickball, t-ball, active play games and more.

Spring classes

Spring classes offer a great way for boys and girls to get ready for our summer sports classes. Classes always meet indoors in the school gym. Sports include t-ball, basketball and soccer.

Summer classes

Games will be scheduled the last two weeks of the session and may differ from regular practice day, time and location. Sports include t-ball, soccer and sampler.

Fall classes

Sports include basketball and soccer.

Winter classes

Sports include basketball and sampler.

Ages

4 to 5, children must be 4 by the last day of class

Class duration

45 minutes

World Cup Soccer Camp

New!

Start your child’s soccer World Cup career right by introducing the building blocks of soccer such as dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting in an engaging way. This camp also prepares for league play such as BPAA and Force Traveling Soccer. The coaches have years of experience teaching soccer at an instructional level; they focus on having fun as a key part of learning. Camp is designed to minimize wait time between turns; staff uses skill stations as much as possible which results in more action, more fun and more learning! We want your child to leave the field each day having had a blast and, at the end of camp experience, express a desire to play soccer again.

Ages

6 to 8

Class duration

Camp includes 6 hours of class instruction/scrimmage and a camp t-shirt!

Rookie Roundballers Basketball Camp

New!

This fun basketball camp for boys and girls has been developed with the beginner to intermediate basketball player in mind! This program will introduce the fundamentals of the sport of basketball with a focus on passing, shooting, dribbling and the positions of the game. Our experienced basketball coaches will lead the campers through a progression of innovative drills, fun modified games that are age/skill-appropriate. We want your child to leave the court each day having had a blast. And at the end of camp experience express a desire to play basketball again.

Ages

5 to 10

Class duration

Camp includes 7 hours of class instruction/scrimmage and a camp t-shirt!

Minor League Baseball Training Camp

New!

Minor League Baseball Training Camp is designed to introduce boys and girls the sport of baseball before your child is prepared for league play programs such as BPAA and CDAA.

Our mission is to start your child’s baseball career right by introducing the building blocks of baseball such as throwing; fielding, hitting, catching and base running in an engaging way. Our classes will build confidence in their skills, reinforce how team play is important, teach cooperation with teammates and help begin to foster a real love for this great game! Our philosophy is to have fun each practice, build confidence in your child’s skill level, and begin to learn the game of baseball, in that order.

Why is this program right for your child’s introduction to baseball before they play in a league?

Our baseball coaches are “the cream of the crop” of our summer sports staff with years of experience teaching baseball at an instructional level; they are fun, high energy and the pace of our camp is designed to minimize wait time between turns. We use skill stations as much as possible which results in more action, more fun and more learning! We want your child to leave the field each day having had a blast—and at the end of the camp experience, express a desire to play baseball again.

Ages

6 to 8

Class duration

Camp includes 6 hours of class instruction/scrimmage and a camp T-shirt!

Peewee gymnastics

For both boys and girls. Beginning-level students will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of gymnastics. This includes the beam, floor, mini tramp, and more! This class will focus on fun and allow new students the opportunity to explore their skills with expert staff.

Instructors

Our expert instructors are trained by John Tobler, a 3-time National Gymnastics Champion and 3-time All-American Gymnast.

Ages

3 to 6

Class duration

50 minutes

Gymnastics

From beginner to intermediate, coaches work with students to assist in improving skills and working with others to ensure that students not only become better gymnasts but, along the way, increase their self-esteem and self-confidence. Students are assigned to groups and stations that reflect their ages and abilities.

Instructors

Our expert instructors are trained by John Tobler, a 3-time National Gymnastics Champion and 3-time All-American Gymnast. Every level of gymnast is sure to benefit from our knowledgeable staff.

Ages

7 to 14

Class duration

90 minutes

Basketball

Your child will have fun working on the fundamentals of basketball as well as playing in game situations.

Ages

6 to 10

Class duration

60 minutes

Peewee tennis

Peewee tennis is the latest in comprehensive tennis programs, designed to introduce young players to the game in a fun and rewarding way. Equipment and court size is been modified to allow children to learn the sport quickly and develop skills.

Ages

For ages 4 to 5.

Class duration

45 minutes

All-Star tennis

All-Star tennis teaches basic skills, strategies and court etiquette. Equipment and court size is been modified to allow children to learn the sport quickly and develop skills.

Ages

For ages 6 to 8.

Class duration

45 minutes

Indoor soccer

This soccer class gives kids a great chance to learn soccer skills and play low-key games.

Ages

For ages 6 to 9.

Class duration

55 minutes

Archery

Learn the basics of shooting safely and accurately. Use a compound bow to shoot at stationary targets and from an elevated platform. All equipment is provided.

Ages

For ages 9 to 16.

Location

Coon Rapids Dam, 10360 West River Rd.

Instructors

Skilled instructors from Three Rivers Park District.

Cheer America

Students will learn popular cheer, chants, choreographed dance and pom-pom routines, parade marching, techniques and other performance skills. At the conclusion of each session, students perform a group recital for family and friends. All students receive certificates and medals for participation in the program.

Age divisions

  • 4 to 7
  • 8 to 14

Class duration

60 minutes

Open house and registration night

Wednesday, June 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
Zanewood Recreation Center
7100 Zane Ave. N.

More information

Visit Cheer America

Safety awareness and self defense

American Kenpo Karate

American Kenpo Karate is designed to enhance self-esteem, self-discipline and safety awareness for all ages, from 5 through adult. Students are placed into classes according to age ability and can progress to yellow belt or higher. Self-discipline and self-defense, rather than aggressiveness are promoted.

Type and ages divisions

  • New, 5 to 7 years
  • Returning
  • Advanced
  • New, 8 to 12 years
  • 13 years to adult

Class duration

45 minutes

Clothing

Students should wear shorts or sweat pants and a t-shirt. Uniforms with a belt are optional. They are available for purchase at the first class and throughout the course for $30.

Instructors

A black belt instructor teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced techniques.

Questions

Call Norm Rolando, 763-427-0208

More classes

More class, clinic and programs may be available through an athletic association.

See information on youth athletic associations

Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

September through May office hours

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.

Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.

 

Phone and email

763-493-8333
Contact Recreation and Parks Staff

 
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