Parks & Recreation: Recreational Sports
Youth and Adult Sports Manager:Steve Ganzer
General Parks and Recreation Information: 503-434-7310
Advice for parents of youth sports participants - tell your young player “I love watching you play.”
Link to video:Changing the Game in Youth Sports | John O'Sullivan
McMinnville Parks and Recreation provides a variety of community-wide recreational sports opportunities and programs year-round for both youth and adults.
Youth Sports is a signature program that honors sportsmanship and good will among athletes. Participants are given an opportunity to enhance their skills, learn the responsibilities of teamwork, and strive for excellence within a competitive atmosphere.
Seasonal league programs for boys and girls include youth soccer (fall and spring), basketball (winter), and softball and baseball (late spring/summer) and a variety of sports related clinics, lesson series (tennis), workshops and camps. More than 2,500 kids ages 6-14 and over 300 adult volunteers participate in youth sports programs annually.
In addition to the many participants and volunteers, more than 35 local businesses participate as team sponsors or provide general program donations each year.
Introducing the NEW Youth Dodgeball League! Dodge, dip, dive, duck, and dodge your way to a great time. This fun recreational league is a great way to meet new friends and improve your health and fitness. Matches will be 15 minutes with as many games as can be played during that time. Only 6 players on the court during each game. Matches will be monitored by Parks and Rec referees.
Ages: 4th-8th grade boys and girls
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Community Center
Introducing the new summer-time Youth Kickball League! Grab your friends and come play a favorite PE game. This fun recreational league is a great way to meet new friends and improve your health and fitness. Games will be 5 innings with as many games as we can fit in. Games will be monitored by Parks and Rec referees. Rule sheets will be available at registration.
Ages: 4th-8th Grade
When: Wednesdays July 23rd-Aug 13th.
Adult Sports Programs: Click Here
Adult Sports programs encompass a variety of league and drop-in opportunities including coed volleyball (fall/spring), church volleyball (winter), men's soccer (spring through fall), over 30 basketball (all year), men's softball (spring/summer) and coed softball (summer).
Youth and adult programs are scheduled at Joe Dancer Park, Discovery Meadows Community Park and throughout many of the McMinnville School District indoor facilities.
Coed Volleyball-Games September-November on Mondays and Wednesdays. Registration will be open August 15th.
Adult Coed Soccer 5 vs. 5 - Registration opening soon!
"If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the race it's up to you."
American tri-athlete and six-time Ironman World Champion.