If your kids are anything like mine, they have a ton of energy. They are always zipping around the house or running around in the backyard. I also see kids at my family session zig zagging all over the place. Parents and I often end up talking about where they can get their kids involved in a sport to help burn off some of that energy. Pueblo West Parks and Rec Youth Sports gives you lots of options to get your child out there running around, learning skills, and having fun.
The Pueblo West Metropolitan District created the Parks and Recreation Department in 1972. The District provides the community with a wide variety of programs for the youth to get involved in. These are some of the youth sports programs they offer.
Baseball in all it’s varieties is a popular sport for the summer evenings. The Pueblo West Parks and Rec offer baseball, softball, and co-ed t-ball. The baseball and softball programs offer two divisions for ages 7-9 and 10-12 so kids get to play with their own aged teammates. They only take 11 kids per team so they get a good amount of field time each, so don’t delay in signing up.
The co-ed t-ball program is geared toward kids 4/5 and 6/7 years old. The first 20 minutes are practice time followed by a 40 min game. In all three programs, the teams work on learning and understanding the basic rules of the game along with the skills of hitting, base running, fielding, and throwing. In addition, they also emphasize respect for players, coaches, and officials. It’s a great way to start your child on a well-balanced sports path.
Little Kickers and Up will love getting outside for some running around and basic soccer skill development. With league age groups from 4 years old to 12, you’ll find this a program they can grow with and keep coming back to every year. As with their baseball programs, practice times are the first 20 minutes of scheduled games followed by a 40 min game. During the practices, the volunteer coaches (often parents) will work on basic skills like dribbling and passing. During the game, the coaches take the time to encourage the players and teach them the importance of respecting others and good sportsmanship.
This program is an opportunity for boys and girls to learn about and play football. They have teams grouped by age for kids 5-7-year-olds and then another for 8-10-year-olds. This is a great intro to the popular sport of football without the contact. Players will start to learn the basics of the game as well as different simple skill like passing. The first 20 minutes of scheduled games are for practice followed by a 40 min game. Coaches can schedule other times for the team to practice if the team wants to.
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. If it’s something you’re interested in check out the information on their page.
As you can see, Pueblo West Parks and Rec Youth Sports is working hard to offer quality community-based recreational youth sports. Parent and volunteer coaches encourage these young athletes and emphasize sportsmanship and teamwork. With many programs to offer, this is a great resource to get your kids out there moving, playing, and learning new skills.
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