Get Your Child Active in Pueblo Parks and Rec Youth Sports

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We can all agree that getting kids active is really important to their development. I see kids at my family session zig zagging all over the place with tons of energy. I often start talking with the parents and they sometimes ask where they can get their kids involved in a sport to help burn off some of that energy.  Pueblo Parks and Rec Youth Sports gives you lots of options to get your child out there running around, learning skills and having fun.

Pueblo Parks and Rec Youth Sports

Their  instructional youth programs encourage fun, personal excellence, and sportsmanship. They also prepare youth with the fundamental skills so they can progress successfully into competitive sports. While teaching these fundamentals they also emphasize a respect for players, coaches, and officials. It’s a great way to start your child on a well balanced sports path.

These are some of the programs they offer:


Lil’ Dribblers has two co-ed division for ages 4/5 and 6/8. In this program, the kids get an introduction to the game of basketball while learning basic skills and teamwork. Running for six weeks, the first week is a clinic followed by five weeks of games. For their team uniform, the kids receive a reversible Pueblo Parks and Recreation jersey. This program is a good one to see if you’re child has an interest in this sport and it’s super adorable to watch.

Flag Football

Gridiron Heroes Youth Flag Football is a fun way to get kids started in the sport of football. The co-ed program is designed for kids ages 4 to 11 years old. The divisions are all non-competitive. This allows them to focus on learning the fundamentals of the game and to just have some fun. Throughout the six game season,  the focus of all teams is importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. These players also use a Pueblo Parks and Recreation reversible jersey as their uniform.

Track and Field

Pueblo Parks and Recreation offers the state wide CARA Track and Field program. If you have a young athlete between the ages 5-16 years this is the program for them. What’s really awesome about this program is that kids can try different events each week. If they find a couple favorites they can also just stick to those for the season. Since it’s a state wide program, the season ends with a state meet where athletes from different communities compete together. Transportation to meets is the responsibility of the athlete’s family but it’s well worth it for the experience.

Youth Summer Baseball/T-Ball

Lil’ Sluggers Youth T-ball focuses on developing the basic baseball skills of hitting, base running, fielding, and throwing. As a non-competitive co-ed program, the teams work on learning and understanding the basic rules of baseball. And of course, having fun. The season runs with a total of six games for these 4 to 8 year old kids and they walk away with new skills and a lot of memories.

Youth Summer Basketball

This one is for your slightly older kids (if you have them). The Summer Basketball at the Slabs is a 3 on 3 outdoor basketball program for kids entering grades 6 through 12 in the upcoming school year. The program provides youth participants the opportunity to expand on their knowledge of the game. They continue to practice fundamentals while learning to start running basic game plays. As with the younger kid programs, there is continued emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship. It’s important to Pueblo Parks and Rec Youth Sports that these young athletes build a strong understanding and belief in that so that everyone can have fun.

Volunteer Coaches

Have you considered being a mentor to children in our community? From parents volunteering to coach their child’s team to local members of the community just wanting to give back. These programs all depend on volunteers. You can be a positive role model and have a profound impact on a child today. Theirs lots of information on the Pueblo Parks and Rec website if this interests you.

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Pueblo Parks and Rec Youth Sports

As you can see from the various sports descriptions, Pueblo Parks and Rec Youth Sports heavily emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship. With many programs to offer, this is a great resource to get your kids out there moving, playing and learning new skills.

As your kids grow and are trying out different sports, you’ going to want to find a way to make these moments last. Why not book some family photos?  Having spent years photographing families, I know how quickly these years fly by. It’s my job to make sure you can preserve these moments forever! If you’ve been considering booking a session for your family, then I’d love to connect! Contact me today to find out more! 

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