Youth Programs

Tee-Ball / Coach Pitch Coed Leagues


Registration starts Jan 3 and closes May 19. 
Get out the leather glove, swing that aluminum bat and enjoy team building and social interaction! Focus is on developing hand-eye coordination through hitting, fielding, throwing and catching properly. Playing field and rules are modified to match participant age and skill levels.
Age 3-5 Tee-Ball Ages 6-8 Coach Pitch
Season Runs Jun 5-Aug 5 Des Moines Area Fields
Registration Dates 
Jan 3-Mar 31  $71R/$84NR
Apr 1-May 19  $81R/$95NR

2017 T-Ball/Coach Pitch League Registration Form

Coaches Meetings


Tee-Ball/Coach Pitch
Tue, May 23, 6pm Field House

For information about coaching, sponsorship and scholarships please call 206-870-6527.

Coaching/Youth Sports


We are very proud of our youth sports programs in Des Moines and not just for the various programs available, but the commitment of our volunteers. Volunteering in sporting activities offers opportunities in leadership, guidance and sharing life’s lessons on and off the field.


Coach


Volunteer opportunities in Des Moines
Volunteer Application

Camps/Clinics


Baseball Camp 


Hitting - Throwing - Fielding - Games & Scrimmages

 
This youth baseball camp for children 8-13 years is well suited for all players, from the aspiring to the elite. Instructor Steve Goucher is a former professional baseball player and Atlanta Braves scout. Steve has over 15 years’ experience instructing baseball at all levels. Many of his students have gone on to play college baseball, with a few in the big leagues. Advanced registration is required. 
Mon-Thu Steven J Underwood Park R/NR 
Jun 19-22 9am-12pm $132/$147 
1 on 1 Private Baseball Instruction 
Work with instructor Steve Goucher to sharpen individual skills in a one on one setting. Only 2 sessions available each day. 
Mon-Thu Steven J Underwood Park R/NR 
Jun 19-22 12:15-12:45pm & 12:45-1:15pm $35

Basketball Training Clinic

 
Des Moines Parks and Recreation is the place to go if you want to develop as a basketball player. Michael and Marv Johnson of the Johnson Boys B-Ball Training, formerly of South Sound Athletics are here to help. They have helped train NBA players like Jamal Crawford, Rodney Stuckey, Nate Robinson, and Isiah Thomas. All levels are welcome, they cover shooting, ball handling, passing, and how to play without the ball in hands. Sign up now and you will become a better player and learn what it takes to get as good as you want. 
Grades 3-8 Field House R/NR 
Tue Apr 4-25  5:30-7pm $137/$152 
Tue May 2-23  5:30-7pm $137/$152 
Tue Jun 6-27  5:30-7pm $137/$152
Grade 9-12 Field House R/NR 
Thu Apr 6-27  5:30-7pm $137/$152 
Thu May 4-25  5:30-7pm $137/$152 
Thu Jun 8-29  5:30-7pm $137/$152

Kokondo Martial Arts


Learn basic karate including blocks, kicks and strikes. Emphasis placed on effective street self-defense; you will learn to defend yourself against punches, grabs, chokes, bear hugs and more.
  • Instructor: Gerry Flock
  • $30R/$35NR
  • Age 12+
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Wednesday/Friday  Apr. 5-28 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House
Wednesday/Friday  May 3-31 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House
Wednesday/Friday Jun. 2-30 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House

Tiger Kids Martial Arts Course Overview


Instructor: Mitch Mayberry, International Champion, 8th degree Master Fee: all participants must pay the $14 AAU Membership in addition to the individual course fees. Uniforms optional and available from the instructor.

Tiny Tigers Kung Fu & Taekwondo


A fun and less intense Martial Arts program focusing on fun and fitness while developing motor skills, coordination and improved listening skills through the use of games and training aids including bag kicking and sword play for fun.
  • Ages 3-6
  • Field House
Day 
Date 
Time 
Cost 
Wednesday  Apr. 19 - Jun. 7 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm $92R/$105NR
Wednesday  Jun. 21 - Aug. 9 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm $92R/$150NR

Tiger Kids Martial Arts & Fitness


Have fun while developing coordination, focus and fitness. Students can progress in belts & learn the simple moves of Taekwondo to the cool moves of Ninja Turtle (Kobudo Weaponry) in a step by step manner promoting confidence & achievement. Bag kicking & Jedi Warrior sparring included for fun.
  • Field House
  • Ages 7 yrs + 4:50 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Colored belts 4:50 pm - 6:00 pm
Day 
Date 
Time  Cost
Wednesday  Apr. 19 - Jun. 7 4:50 pm - 6:00 pm $92R/$105NR
Wednesday  Jun. 21 - Aug 9  4:50 pm - 6:00 pm $92R/$105NR