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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.

Your child will get to experience a variety of fun physical activities that will help introduce them to yoga, 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

Fall 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

Summer combo classes include: soccer and T-ball

Summer sampler includes: soccer, T-ball, kickball, disc golf, 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

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. Sports include t-ball 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 and soccer.

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

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 and older

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

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

45 minutes

Open house and registration night

Wednesday, February 7, 6:15 to 8:15 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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