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 YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES

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 3 – January 18

Season Begins
January 19

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

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$85 (jersey included)

Tot/Pre-Soccer: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages 3.5-5: Enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Learn the basic techniques of the game while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment in this 8 week class! Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

Registration Dates
December 3 – January 18

Season Begins
January 19

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

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$85 (jersey included)

Soccer 1: Techniques & Teamwork: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages: 5-6: 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. Perfect for first time players while being fun and engaging for kids with some experience.  Join us for this 8 week class! Shin guards are required and soccer cleats optional.

Registration Dates
December 3 – January 18

Season Begins
January 19

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

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$85 (jersey included)

Soccer 2: Skills & Scrimmages: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages 7-10: Have a great time while developing core soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format.  Each class will include individual skill building and scrimmages to develop teamwork and position play. All levels are welcome to come enjoy the world’s most popular game! Join us for this 8 week class!  Shin guards are required and soccer cleats optional.

Registration Dates
December 3 – January 18

Season Begins
January 19

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

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$85 (jersey included)

Skyhawks Multi Sports Winter Clinic

Skyhawks Multi Sports Winter Clinic
Ages 4-5: Our Multi Sport Class is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine multiple sports into this six week class! Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of each week, your child will walk away with knowledge of several new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork and self-discipline.

Registration Dates
December 3 – January 11

Season Begins
January 14

Days/Times
Mondays, 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$69

Skyhawks Multi Sports Winter Clinic
Ages 6-12: Our Multi Sport Class is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine multiple sports into this six week class! Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of each week, your child will walk away with knowledge of several new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork and self-discipline.

Registration Dates
December 3 – January 11

Season Begins
January 14

Days/Times
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee
$69

Andrus Baseball Academy

The Andrus Baseball Academy offers high quality sports training in the game of baseball for young people between the ages six and thirteen. We provide them comprehensive training within the sports field with the purpose of strengthening their physical and mental development. We also encourage fair and respectful sportsmanship.

Season Dates:
Ongoing monthly, February – November

Ages 6-7 Boys:
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Ages 8-10 Boys:
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Ages 11-13 Boys:
Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Location
Mike Lewis Park

Registration Fee
$80 per month

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

Season Begins:
January 12

Day/Time:
Saturdays, 10:00a.m. -5:00p.m.

Location:
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee:
$65 per player (jersey included)

Spring 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 28 –March 21

Season Begins:
April 6

Day/Time:
Saturdays, 10:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

Location:
Tony Shotwell Life Center

Registration Fee:
$55 per player (jersey included)

Spring Youth Soccer League

Ages U7-U17: This soccer league is a great environment for your child to learn and develop 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:
January 2 –  February 28

Season Begins:
March 16

Day/Time:
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Mountain Creek Soccer Complex

Registration Fee:
$75 per player (Uniform 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

Be the first to hear of upcoming excitement and fun! Sign up NOW for Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation's Grand Fun Club