The Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department offers many sports leagues, clinics, and classes that focus on fundamentals, principals, rules, and sportsmanship.

Sports are a great way for youth to learn teamwork, and develop a healthy sense of competitiveness. Not to mention sports give youth the opportunity to strengthen their bodies, and develop into healthy young men and women.

CURRENT & UPCOMING YOTH SPORTS LEAGUES

Winter Youth Basketball League

Ages 11-14: (12U &14U) The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is excited to offer a youth basketball league for ages 11- 14. This is an opportunity for your child to play in a structured basketball setting. Skills will be developed in conjunction with sportsmanship and self-confidence. Lace up those shoes and join us on the court for this great league!

Registration Dates
November 1 – December 27

Dates:
Saturdays beginning January 13

Times:
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$65 per player (jersey included)

Kidz Love Soccer - Winter Clinics

Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages 2-3.5: Introduce yourself and your toddler to the “World’s Most popular Game”! As you and your child will participate in our fun and age appropriate activities, your child will be developing their large motor and socialization skills. The fun happens on the field, and with Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer, parents are part of the action for this 8 week class!

Registration Dates
December 1 – January 19

Season Begins
January 20

Days/Times
Saturdays, 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$81 (jersey included)

Tot/Pre-Soccer: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages 3.5-5: Teaches the basic techniques of the game and builds self-esteem through participation and fun soccer activities. Children learn to follow instructions in a nurturing, age appropriate environment. Shin guards are required and soccer cleats optional.

Registration Dates
December 1 – January 19

Season Begins
January 20

Days/Times
Saturdays, 4:30 – 5:05 p.m.

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$81 (jersey included)

Soccer 1: Techniques & Teamwork: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages: 5-6.9: Players will learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, & age-specific defense. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Shin guards are required and soccer cleats optional.

Registration Dates
December 1 – January 19

Season Begins
January 20

Days/Times
Saturdays, 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$81 (jersey included)

Soccer 2: Skills & Scrimmages: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages 7-10: Players will enjoy advanced skill building: dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome to come enjoy the world’s most popular game. Shin guards are required and soccer cleats optional.

Registration Dates
December 1 – January 19

Season Begins
January 20

Days/Times
Saturdays, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$81 (jersey included)

Ages 3.5-5: Teaches the basic techniques of the game and builds self-esteem through participation and fun soccer activities. Children learn to follow instructions in a nurturing, age appropriate environment. Shin guards are required and soccer cleats optional.

Registration Dates
February 16- April 9

Season Begins
April 9

Times
4:00 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$81 (jersey included)/$71 (no jersey included)

Spring Youth Soccer League

Ages 6-8: This soccer league is a great environment for your child to learn and develop basic soccer skills. The league will promote sportsmanship, self-confidence and skill development in an active and safe learning environment. See you on the field!

Registration Dates
February 5 – March 29

Season Begins
April 14

Days/Times
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$40 per player (jersey included)

Spring Girls Youth Volleyball League

Ages 9-12: The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is providing a youth volleyball league. The league will introduce a strong foundation of volleyball, while developing fundamental skills, and promoting self-confidence, team cooperation and sportsmanship. This is a great opportunity for your child to play a great game in a fun environment.

Registration Dates
January 29 – March 22

Season Begins
April 7

Days/Times
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$55 per player (jersey included)

COACHES & INSTRUCTORS

Youth coaches and instructors are needed!
Coaches with expertise needed in one of our many youth sport leagues. Help make a difference in a child’s life. Coaches with kids who participate will receive their registration fee back in the form of a check at the end of the season.

Call 972-237-7533 for information.

Volunteer Youth Coaches
Apply Online

Athletic Office: (972) 237-7533
Bowles Life Center: (972) 237-PLAY
Charley Taylor Rec.: (972) 264-6890
Dalworth Rec.: (972) 264-7670

*background checks and drug tests are completed on all applicants.

YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS

Many of the sports leagues in the city are organized and run through Sports Associations. If you would like to sign your child up for one of their sports leagues, please contact them directly.

Boys Baseball
972-266-0801www.gpbbi.org
Youth Soccer
972-264-4424 or 972-738-9477www.gpsoccer.net
Youth Football
972-237-5919www.gpyfa.net
Cheerleading
972-602-0877www.gpyfa.net
Girl’s Softball
469-767-9107www.gpgirlssoftball.com

Athletics Coordinator
Ryan Garcia
972.237.8109
rpgarcia@GPTX.org

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