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.
Skyhawks Sports Academies
Soccer: The #1 camp for learning the fundamentals of soccer. Campers will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for that next step into soccer. Ages 6-12, held at Joe Dancer Park July 13-17 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, cost is $145 per player. (Camp ID SSA81299)
Tiny-HawkTM Soccer: This camp for pre-school aged kids introduces the essentials of soccer. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination and skill development. Players must be toilet trained in order to participate. Ages 3-4, held at Joe Dancer Park July 13-17 from 1:00-1:45 pm cost is $39 per player. (Camp ID SSA81402)
Mini-Hawk® (Soccer, Baseball and Basketball): This program gives young children a fun and positive first step into athletics. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace. Ages 4-6, held at Joe Dancer Park July 13-17 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, cost is $109 per player. (Camp ID SSA81310)
Tiny-HawkTM Baseball: This camp for pre-school aged kids introduces the essentials of baseball. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination and skill development. Players must be toilet trained in order to participate. Ages 3-4, held at Joe Dancer Park July 20-24 from 1:00-1:45 pm, cost is $39 per player. (Camp ID SSA81417)
Baseball: Boys and girls learn the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, and base running in a fun, positive environment. Athletes learn new baseball skills along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and responsibility. Ages 5-8, held at Joe Dancer Park July 20-24 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, cost is $109 per player. (Camp ID SSA81416)
Register on-line for all Skyhawks camps at:www.skyhawks.com or call800-804-3509
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: 5th-8th grade boys and girls
Winter League: Feb 27th thru March 20th
Spring League: May 6th thru May 27th
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $15 resident $17 non-resident
Drop in Cost: $5
Location: Community Center
SPRING BREAK LASERTAG!
Join us for another exciting round of Lasertag! We will be hosting Crossfire Lasertag in the Community Center gymnasium. Along with Lasertag, the youth will be able to enjoy Dodgeball and other fun games.
Ages: 4th-12th Grade
When: March 25th
Cost: Resident $13.00 Non-resident $16.00
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.
Spring Coed Volleyball, Adult Basketball, Men's and Coed Slowpitch Softball and Coed Soccer.
"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."
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