Youth & Middle School Sports

Welcome to the City of Greeley Youth Sports Program. The philosophy of the City of Greeley Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department is to instill a positive attitude, sportsmanship, basic fundamentals, confidence, and high moral standards. Youth Sports Programs develop the physical, psychological, and social aspects for youth. Our programs emphasize participation, fun, sportsmanship, and promotes a non-competitive, recreational approach to sports. Participants, parents, and coaches are expected to support this philosophy. Read our complete Youth Sports philosophy prior to program participation.

Important announcements appear below. Call our weather cancellation info line at 970-350-9537 for additional information. If you have questions or comments, please call 970-350-9401.

Come play with us! Beginning Oct 5-Dec*
Friday Youth Basketball Open Gym from 5-7pm at the Greeley Recreation Center (651 10th Ave).
Only $3 drop-in fee for Greeley students with school ID or $3.75 without school ID.
All boys and girls ages 8-13 years welcome.
*except Oct 26 due to rental

Basketball

Junior Nuggets

Dinky Dunkers Basketball

Practices begin Nov 5
Participants must be age 6-7 years as of Oct 31, 2018.

Coaches’ Priority Registration Sept 3-8
Online Registration begins Sept 11
General Registration Sept 13-Oct 15, beginning at 8:30am at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Recreation Center or online.

Coaches’ Meeting Oct 24, 6pm, Family FunPlex

Fee $74 resident, $84 non-resident
includes Denver Nuggets jersey + 2 Denver Nuggets tickets for an NBA during the 2018-19 season!

New Team Fee $740 (max-10 players)
*no practice or games held the week of Thanksgiving

Contact

Steven Frederick
970-350-9416

 

Junior Nuggets Basketball

Practices will be held at various facilities Monday-Thursday beginning Jan 7.
Games played on Saturdays, beginning Jan 19.
Participants must be age 8-13 years as of January 1, 2019.

Coaches’ Priority Registration Oct 8-21
Online Registration begins Oct 22
General Registration starts Oct 24, beginning at 8:30am at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Recreation Center.

Coaches’ Meeting Dec 12, 6pm, Family FunPlex

Fee $87 resident, $97 non-resident
includes Denver Nuggets jersey + 2 Denver Nuggets tickets for an NBA during the 2018-19 season!

New Team Fee $870 (max-10 players)

Contact

Steven Frederick
970-350-9416

Boxing

Have fun learning the basic techniques of boxing. We offer both a youth recreational program, where you learn the basics of the sport, and a youth competitive program, where you learn the basic skills and compete.

All competitive youth boxers must have USA Boxing Insurance which requires a $55 annual fee payable to USA Boxing. Participants must bring their own mouthpiece, water bottle, hand wraps, and towel. Age 8-17 yrs.

Monday-Thursday • 5-8pm (B Team practices until 6pm/A Team practices until 8pm)

Session I Sept 3-28
Registration Deadline Sept 28

Session II Oct 1-31
Registration Deadline Oct 31

Session III Nov 1-29
Registration Deadline Nov 29

Please call 970-350-9430 for more information.

CARA Track

Come join one of Colorado’s largest recreational track programs. Learn the basics of track and field, and compete in multiple meets, including the Colorado CARA State Meet. Participants are put in heats by gender and age. Shirt size required at the time of registration. Age 5-16 years.

Practice starts June 5

General Registration April 4-May 31 beginning at 8:30am at the at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Recreation Center or online.

Fee $95 resident, $105 non-resident

Contact

Morgan Thompson
970-350-9428

Cell 970-381-1380

Figure Skating

Freestyle Sessions

Call ahead for 45-min reservations (970-350-9402)

Every M/T/Th/F • 3-3:45pm, 3:45-4:30pm & 4:30-5:15pm
No freestyle Tues, Sept 18

Extra Sessions

  • Sat, Oct 20 • 3-3:45pm
Football

Financial assistance is available for those in need.
Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.

Youth NFL CO-ED Flag Football

This league if offered for girls and boys ages 6-11. USA Football is the national governing body of the sport and official partner. Participants receive an NFL team reversible jersey, accident and health insurance, and official NFL Flag belt.

Practice begins Aug 20

Coaches’ Priority Registration June 19-July 1 (for players whose parents volunteer coach)
Coaches Meeting Aug 14, 6pm at the Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave

Online Registration starts July 2
General Registration July 7-Aug 13 beginning at 6am in person at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Recreation Center.

Fee $79 resident, $89 non-resident

Register

Contact

Steve Frederick
Office 970-350-9416
Cell 970-371-3755

 

2018 Young America Tackle Football

Practice starts Aug 20


Coaches’ Priority Registration
June 19-July 1 (for players whose parents coach; two coaches allowed per team)
All coaches will be required to become Heads Up Football Certified.

Coaches’ Meeting Aug 14, 6pm Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave.

Online Registration starts July 2
General Registration July 7-Aug 13, 8:30am at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Recreation Center.

Fee $110 resident, $120 non-resident ($25 refundable)

Register

Contact

Steve Frederick
Office 970-350-9416
Cell 970-371-3755

Learn to Skate Program

Basic Skills Learn to Skate Program

Our Basic Skills Program will help teach you all you need to know to get out on the ice. Lessons are for ages 3 years old and up. The Ice Haus Skate School provides a number of different opportunities in ice skating, whether you want to learn basic skating skills or are pursuing advanced skating techniques, jumps and spins. Our coaches are certified members of the Professional Skating Association, have years of experience and knowledge within the sport, and follow guidelines of the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA).

Not sure which class to start with? Check out the Snowplow Sam Progression Chart.

Financial assistance is available for those in need.
Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.

 

Learn to Skate Sessions

*All participants must pay $17/year USFSA registration fee.
Session III Nov 10-Dec 15*

Registration Deadline Nov 10

Fee $57 resident/$67 non-resident
*pro-rated 6 week program $49 resident/ $59 non-resident

 

Snowplow Sam 1-3

Develop coordination and strength that will carry over to the Basic Skills classes.

Sat • 10:45-11:15am

 

Basic 1-6

Introduces participants to the fundamentals of basic skating skills.

Basic 1-6*       Sat • 10:45-11:15am
Basic 1/2         Sat • 10:45-11:15am
Basic 3/4         Sat • 11:15-11:45am
Basic 5/6         Sat • 11:15-11:45am

*May session only

Pre-Freeskate-Freeskate 6

Advanced jump-and-spin technique while combining footwork, power and edge control. The level where a skater decides to go competitive or stay recreational.

Pre-Freeskate    Sat • 11:15-11:45am
Freeskate 1/2     Sat • 11:15-11:45am
Freeskate 3/4     Sat • 11:15-11:45am
Freeskate 5/6     Sat • 11:15-11:14am

 

Adult 1-4

An opportunity for adults to learn the fundamentals of skating.

Sat • 11:15-11:45am

Power & Conditioning

This class challenges advanced skaters by incorporating strength, flexibility, endurance and explosive power into their skating.

Sat • 10:15-10:45am

 

Axel Class

Learn the first major jump for figure skating. Skaters will go over exercises for the jump and will learn the axel and the double axel.

Sat • 9:45-10:15am

Competition Prep Class

This class is intended to help the skater prepare for completions. The skater will learn how to perform their program to the best of their ability while being educated on the judging system.

Sat • 9-9:45am

 

Youth Hockey
Interested in playing hockey? We have several opportunities to hone your skills.
Financial assistance is available for those in need.
Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.

Hockey Cub Program

The program is designed to develop the necessary skills required to play hockey successfully: skating, stick handling, passing/receiving and shooting. Levels 1-5 represent a technical progression in which one level provides the building blocks for the mastery of skills needed for the next level. Age 3-15. Min-20, Max-100.

 

Session III Nov 11-Dec 16*
Registration Deadline Nov 11

Cub 1: Sundays from 5-5:30pm
Cub 2-4: Sundays from 5:30-6:15pm
Cub 5: Sundays from 5-5:45pm

Fee $57 resident, $67 non-resident
*pro-rated $49 resident, 59 no-resident (6 week session)

Hockey Cub 5+

An extension of Cub 5 allowing for the opportunity of the player to enhance their skill set to go above and beyond the cub program. This class helps develop the player’s “hockey sense” and provides the player with a better understanding of the game. This is a 7-week program; player must complete Cub 5.Min-3, Max-25.

 

Session III Nov 11- Dec 16*
Registration Deadline Nov 11

Fee $57 resident, $67 non-resident
*pro-rated $49 resident, 59 no-resident (6 week program)

 

Youth Recreational Hockey Leagues

Coaches teach fundamentals, team play, sportsmanship and FUN! These teams may be CO-ED. Ice Haus hockey jerseys will be distributed at the first game. This is a 7-week program with 7 practices and 7 games. Please note: registration begins at 8:30 am online; or at 9:00 am at the Greeley Ice Haus, Family FunPlex, and the Greeley Recreation Center.

 

Session III Nov 6- Dec 16*
Registration Deadline Nov 6

Mini/Mite Winter (Ages 4-8) Thurs 5:15-6pm & Sun 3-3:45pm
Squirt/Pee Wee  (Ages 9-13) Tues 5:15- 6:15pm & Sun 3:45-4:45pm

Fee $57 resident, $67 non-resident
*pro-rated $49 resident, $59 non-resident (6 week program)

Interested in playing on a hockey team?

Greeley Ice Haus is proud to be the home of UNC Bears Hockey Team.
GO BEARS!
Soccer
Fall 2018

Coaches’ Priority Registration June 19-July 10
(for players whose parents coach; two coaches allowed per team)

Coaches’ Meeting Aug 16, 6pm, Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave

General Registration begins online July 2; in person July 7 beginning at 8:30am at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Recreation Center through August 13.

Please note the following:

  • Greeley Recreation youth sports jerseys are required; please order during registration (size needed). If you did not purchase a jersey in the spring, you will need to buy one this fall. Jersey’s can be picked up at the Greeley Recreation Center or Family FunPlex if you register online.
  • Team Registration is now available! Coaches pay the Team Fee at the time of registration.
  • Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about our Youth Assistance Fund.

Mighty Mite Soccer

Mighty Mite Soccer is an introduction league for athlete’s age 4-5 years old. Participants choose a Mon/Wed or Tue/Thurs practice and Games schedule.

Division Age 4-5 years old (preschool/kindergarten)
4 game guarantee
Practice starts Aug 27
Games begin Sept 12 & 13
Fee $54 resident/$64 non-resident
Team Fee $648 (Max-12 players)

Young America Soccer

Young America soccer will help develop fundamental skills, and provide opportunities to meet new friends and learn to work together as a team. Age 6-11.

Division Age 6 & 7 (grades K-1), Age 8 & 9 (grades 2-3), age 10 & 11 (grades 4-5)
6 game guaranteed
Practice starts Aug 20
Games begin Sept 8
Fee $65 resident/$75 non-resident
Team Fee
Age 6-7 $780 (Max-12 players)
Age 8-9 $910 (Max-14 players)
Age 10-11 $650 (Max-10 players)

Register

Contact

Steven Frederick
970-350-9416

Swim Lessons

Make sure your kids are ready for the pool with swim lessons...

Fall Session

Session I Sept 11-Oct 6
Registration Deadline Sept 5

Session II Oct 9-Nov 3
Registration Deadline Oct 3

Session III Nov 6-15 (mini session)*
Registration Deadline Oct 31

Fee $35 resident/$45 non-resident
*pro-rated $17.50 resident/$27.50 non-resident 

For a full list of class times, view the Recreation Connection magazine below or register online.

T-Ball

Season begins June 4. Practices are on Mondays or Tuesdays and Games are on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 4 or 5pm, depending on what league you register for (M/W or T/Th).

Coaches’ Priority Registration March 27-April 3
Coaches’ Meeting May 21, 6pm, Family FunPlex

General Registration online beginning April 4 at MyGreeleyRec.com

April 6-May 12 beginning at 8:30am at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Rec Center

Age 4-7 years as of June 4, 2018
Fee $54 resident, $64 non-resident

Contact

Jerod Cronquist
970-350-9445
Cell 970-371-3902

Tennis

Quick Start Tennis

An introductory class for the young tennis player emphasizing hand-eye coordination and stroke production with an introduction to tennis etiquette and court anatomy. Classes are 30 min. in length. Age 4-6 years. Session I May 29-June 8 Session II June 12-22 Session III June 26-29 (mini session)* Session IV July 10-20 Session V July 24-Aug 3 Registration begins April 3, beginning at 8:30am at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Recreation Center or online. Registration Deadline May 24, June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19 Fee $40 resident, $50 non-resident *pro-rated $20 resident, $30 non-resident

Youth Tennis Lessons

Get into the swing of things with tennis for beginners through intermediate players. Must supply your own racquet. Classes 50 min in length. Age 6-15 years. Min-4, Max-8. Session I May 29-June 8 Session II June 12-22 Session III June 26-29 (mini session)* Session IV July 10-20 Session V July 24-Aug 3 Registration begins April 3, beginning at 8:30am at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Recreation Center or online. Registration Deadline May 24, June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19 Fee $66 resident, $76 non-resident *pro-rated fee $30 resident/$40 non-resident

Contact

Morgan Thompson 970-350-9428

Volleyball

Financial assistance is available for those in need.
Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.

Little Spikers Volleyball

Learn the fundamentals of volleyball with basic rules and passing, serving and rotations. Age K-3 grades.

Aug 28-Oct 11
K-1st Grade    Tue/Thu • 5-5:45pm
Grades 2-3     Tue/Thu • 5:45-6:30pm

General Registration July 3-Aug 13, beginning at 8:30am at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Recreation Center or online.

Fee $49 resident/$59 non-resident

Location Family FunPlex, 1501 65th Ave

 

Youth Volleyball Leagues

Fundamentals of the sport are taught in this league. Play depends on an adequate number of coaches to meet registered player’s needs. Grades 4-5.

Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu • time varies • locations vary

New Team Registration available! Coaches pay the Team Fee at the time of registration.

Coaches’ Priority Registration June 25-July 1
Online registration begins July 2
General Registration July 7-Aug 13, beginning at 8:30am at the Family FunPlex and Greeley Recreation Center.
Fee $60 resident/$70 non-resident
Team Fee $720 (Max-12 players)

Register

Contact

Morgan Thompson
Office 970-350-9428

Cell 970-381-1380

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