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Youth Sports

Youth sports are one of the fastest growing recreation programs nationwide – and the same holds true for the City of Sparks. The Sparks Parks and Recreation Department has built a solid program through the years with a variety of leagues, clinics and camps designed to promote good sportsmanship, teamwork and skill development for children of all ages and abilities. 

Coming up –

36th ANNUAL YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE – REGISTER BY EMAILING Recinfo@cityofsparks.us, CALL (775) 353-2385 OR ENROLL ONLINE!
All skill levels can take part in this popular league that emphasizes sportsmanship, skill development, and FUN! Interested in coaching or assisting with a team? Call Cindy at (775) 353–2385 or e-mail cbrantner@cityofsparks.us. Team photo, individual photo, and reversible mesh jersey included. Space is limited so register early. Registration ends November 16.
WHO: Youth, 3rd – 6th grade (boys & girls remain separate)
WHEN: 3rd & 4th Grade Boys / 5th & 6th Grade Girls:
Mondays and Wednesdays
3rd & 4th Grade Girls / 5th & 6th Grade Boys:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Practice begins 12/2, games held January 8 – February 27, 2019
ACTIVITY#/SECTION# GRADES
511042 Section #1 3rd – 4th (boys)
511042 Section #2 5th – 6th (boys)
511052 Section #1 3rd – 4th (girls)
511052 Section #2 5th – 6th (girls)
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., times may vary
WHERE: Alf Sorensen Community Center and Mendive Middle School
COST: $102 / $85 Resident Discount
JAM NIGHTS: 6:00 p.m. at Alf Sorensen Community Center
3rd – 4th Grade Boys 11/18
3rd – 4th Grade Girls 11/19
5th – 6th Grade Girls 11/20
5th – 6th Grade Boys 11/21
NOTE: When grade range fills, a waiting list will be taken.
PLAYERS MUST PARTICIPATE IN THEIR ASSIGNED BASKETBALL JAM NIGHT FOR TEAM SELECTION. RIDE SHARES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PLACEMENT PURPOSES. 

New! SKILLS4SPORTS
A multi-sports program designed just for preschool children! The mission of Skills4Sports is to provide children with a positive introduction to the skills required to play sports with a focus on having fun. Skills developed include gross motor skills such as; agility, balance, hand to eye and feet to eye coordination and spatial awareness, transferable to a wide range of sporting situations. Each child will experience hands-on ball skills, including catching, throwing, kicking and general ball control. There’s also the opportunity to develop their social skills, communication, listening to instructions, and teamwork – all while being active, staying healthy and having fun! 

WHO:  Youth, 2 – 5 yrs.
WHEN:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Recreation Gym
COST: $48 / $40 Resident Discount
WHEN:  
ACTIVITY# SECTION# DAY DATES
611064 1 Mondays 11/4 – 12/2**
611064 2 Tuesdays 11/5 – 11/26
611064 3 Wednesdays 11/6 – 11/27
601064 2 Tuesdays 1/7 – 1/28
602064 2 Tuesdays 2/4 – 2/25
602064 3 Wednesdays 2/5 – 2/26
602064 4 Thursdays 2/6 – 2/27
604064 2 Tuesdays 4/7 – 4/28
604064 3 Wednesdays 4/8 – 4/29
604064 4 Thursdays 4/9 – 4/30

NOTE: *No Class 10/8/19, 10/9/19 or 10/10/19
**No Class 11/11/19

Register! Try our convenient 24-hour online registration system! All you need is your household I.D. number and a VISA, MASTERCARD or DISCOVER with expiration date. To obtain your I.D. number, e-mail recinfo@cityofsparks.us or  call (775) 353-2385. Be prepared to provide the first/last name of each member in your household, their respective birth dates, address, and phone number. Once you have an I.D. number, you can register online. Use of  mobile devices/tablets not recommended for this system.

Online Registration Link

Please note: Financial assistance to help with registration fees is available for children, seniors and people with disabilities who cannot otherwise afford to take part in our programs.