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Youth Leagues General Information

                                                                                                              

  Youth League
  Based on 2021-2022 school year


 WINTER YOUTH SPORTS DEADLINE DATES
Junior Basketball Deadline  -  Friday, January 7th, 2022
         Kinderball Deadline - Friday, February 4th, 2022              


SIGN UP AT THE ERICKSEN COMMUNITY CENTER OR ONLINE TODAY!

Click here for REGISTRATION FORM that can be used for all youth leagues.
To register online: Click on red fly out box, or click here 

Click here for Winter Newsletter

For weather cancellations and/or program updates:
Text - PNRYTHSP to 36000
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To coach a team, click on all three documents below to print,
fill out forms, & return to the Ericksen Community Center.
Coaches Application Code of Ethics & Background Form

                           

  YOUTH FOOTBALL
  Flag Football                     
   
  Instruction in non-tackle flag football for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. (2021 - 2022 school year)  Volunteer coaches will show youngsters an assortment of warm-ups, drills and plays needed to acquire basic football skills. T-shirts will be given to all players and coaches.
Teams will consist of 7 players on the field at one time with minimum playing rules.  Children will be registered by the school they attend. To secure a spot on the team, pay and register by 5pm on August 26th, 2021.  After this date, registration may be unexpectedly shut down when teams are filled.  Only guarantee is if you register by August 26th, 2021.. 


WHO:             Grades 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th Boys and Girls (Based on school year 2021-2022)
LOCATION:    Emma Young Park - Softball Fields (Ericksen Community Center)
DATE:             September 26 - October 31
GAME DAYS:  Sunday afternoons
SCHEDULE:    Week 1 & 2    Practices
                         Week 3 - 5     Practice/Games
Participation Fee:    $44
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  CLOSED
LATE REGISTRATION FEE: $51  (Only if availability permits)
LIMIT:  24 minimum; with 13 team maximum 7 + Players/team


  1st & 2nd Grade Flag Football Schedule:  Click here for schedule

3rd & 4th Grade Flag Football Schedule:  Click here for schedule

  Please click on all of the link below to find your coach's name and team to find out what day and time your soccer team's pictures are going to be taken.  The Flag Football pictures will be taken at Ericksen Community Center on the upper level in the Club Room. 
  Flag Football Pictures:  
   
YOUTH JR TACKLE FOOTBALL 2022

  Tackle Football is offered for grades 5th and 6th. Participants are taught the fundamentals of blocking, running and passing. Games are played, on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Thursday evenings after 5 pm, at Emma Young Park behind the Ericksen Center and River Kings & Queens Complex. Equipment fitting consists of helmets, pants, pads and jerseys. Mouth guards will be provided.
To secure a spot on the team, pay and register by 5pm on  TBA.  After this date, registration may be unexpectedly shut down when teams are filled.  Only guarantee is if you register by TBA.
  GRADE:  Grades 5 & 6 (Based on school year 2022-2023)
  REGISTRATION PERIOD:  CLOSED  (now through equipment fitting days)
FEE:  
V.S.E. :  
EQUIPMENT FITTING:  Coaches will schedule times and location and will hand out at team practices. 
LATE REGISTRATION & EQUIPMENT FITTINGS: Only if availability permits 
LATE FEE:  
PRACTICE:  Practices can begin  TBA      Each player is required to practice 3 days before contact with pads.
GAME DATES:  TBA
GAME DAYS:  Mon., Tues. and/or Thurs. not earlier than 5pm and no later than 7:30pm

GAME LOCATION:  Kings & Queens Athletic Complex
COACHES MEETING:   TBA

   
  5th & 6th Grade Tackle Football Schedule:  
   
   
   
  SOCCER
 

  LOCATION:                       JURGENSEN SPORT COMPLEX (behind Home Depot)
DAYS:                                Saturdays  *(some Tuesdays for K-1 starting at 5pm)
Registration Period:         CLOSED      
Late Registration Fee:     (only if availability permits)                                             
Ages:                                3 years through 8th grade (2021-2022 school year)                   
    

   
   
  Pre-K Schedule  Co-ed          Click here for game schedule                4th - 5th Girls Schedule              Click here for game schedule   
  K- 1st Schedule Co-ed           Click here for game schedule               4th - 5th Boys Schedule               Click here for game schedule   
  2nd - 3rd Girls Schedule        Click here for game schedule               6th - 8th Girls Schedule              Click here for game schedule  
   2nd - 3rd Boys Schedule       Click here for game schedule               6th - 8th Boys Schedule              Click here for game schedule      
   
  Please click on all of the links below to find your coach's name and team to find out what day and time your soccer team's pictures are going to be taken.  The Soccer pictures will be taken at Ericksen Community Center on the upper level in the Club Room.
                                                                                                                                       
  Soccer Picture Schedules:  
                                               
 


Spring and Fall Soccer are six-week programs designed to teach the fundamentals of soccer to participants ages 3 through 8th grade. Children will learn through practices, games and instruction by volunteer coaches. Games consist of smaller sided play to ensure more quality touches, to the ball, during games. Games are played on Saturdays.  All games will be played at the newly renovated Jurgensen Field. (Behind Home Depot) Spring games are played mid-April through May. Fall games are played mid-September through October.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Co-Ed Summer Soccer is a program for high school boys and girls (players must have completed their freshman year by the start of league play), and adult college men and women.  Games are played, Monday and Wednesday evenings.  Leagues consist of five-verses-five with no goalie on a mid-sized field.

                                                                     

                                           YOUTH BASKETBALL


Kinderball Girls and Boys 
   


GAME SITE:                                           Ericksen Community Center
GAME DAY:                                            Saturdays
LIMIT:                                                      4 teams minimum required.  No more than 6 players per team per 
                                                                school (max 36)
TEAM SELECTION:                               Register by school site.
AGE:                                                       In Kindergarten 
COACHES MEETING:                            Feb. 9th at 5:30pm at ECC                                   
PLAYERS CONTACTED BY COACH:   After Feb. 9th, 2022
FIRST GAME:                                        Saturday, Feb. 19th, Co-ed                                   
LAST GAME:                                         Saturday, Mar. 19th, 2022                  
REGISTRATION PERIOD:                     Now through February 4th, 2022                                                                                                                              
FEE:                                                      $30                                                
LATE REGISTRATION FEE:                $37               

 




JUNIOR BASKETBALL
1ST GRADE THRU 6TH GRADE

Join us for this 6 week junior basketball program featuring league play.  Players will be grouped together based on their school attendance center.  Volunteer coaches will instruct players with fundamentals, skills and plays through practices followed by 6 weeks of live game play.  Game officials will be provided.  Team shirts will be provided.  Team shirts will be provided to both coaches and players.  Boys and Girls play separately.

1st and 2nd Grade League:
        Boys and girls play separately, Game Day - Sundays 
                                                       Games start Sunday, Feb. 6th, 2022 and end Sunday, Mar. 13th, 2022                                          


3rd and 4th Grade League:          Boys and girls play separately.
                                                       Game Day - Saturday mornings and occasionally on Friday evenings.  
                                                       Games start on Saturday, Feb. 5th, 2022 and end March 12th, 2022


5th and 6th Grade League:          Boys and girls play separately.
                                                       Game Day - Saturday and occasionally on Friday evenings.  
                                                       Games start on Saturday, Feb. 5th, 2022 and end March 12th, 2022                                                                                                       

PRACTICE SITES:                       Local elementary school gyms and Ericksen Community Center. (Rural community teams may practice in 
                                                      their hometown gyms but abide by their practice allowance per week rule of once or twice a week.
GAME SITE:                                 Ericksen Community Center
LIMIT:                                            4 team minimum required.  No more than 10 players per team per school.
REGISTRATION PERIOD:           Now through January 7th, 2022       
FEE:                                             $44                     
LATE REGISTRATION FEE:       $51       

   
   
GIRL'S SOFTBALL

ERICKSEN COMMUNITY CENTER
MONDAY -  FRIDAY   8AM - 5PM
563-243-1260

Registration Deadline:              
Coaches Meeting:                    
Practice Begins Tentatively : 
Minor (formerly Fillies) 1st and 2nd Grade Schedule    
Major (formerlyPintos) 3rd and 4th Grade Schedule     

Junior (formerly Palominos) 5th-7th Grade Schedule   
Girls' Softball is a program geared toward obtaining player skill development through practice and league play for participants, grades 1 - 7.  Fillies are grades 1st and 2, Pintos are grades 3rd and 4th, Palominos are grades Playing rule modifications are based on National High School rules.  Fillies play Monday through Thursdays.  Pintos & Palominos Mondays through Fridays.
Visual Skill Evaluation (V.S.E): is a time when the coaches have a chance to review players’ relative skill and athletic ability.  Each player will 1) bat (4 pitches) from a pitching machine 2) run the bases to 2nd base, 3) field two ground balls thrown by a coach,  4) catch a pop fly, 5) throw each of the ground balls and pop fly to a player at 1st base and 6) pitch 5 pitches to a stationary target.  The coaches will then draft players based on the information gained through the V.S.E.  Players need to complete a “VSE” only once while involved in each level of play (‘Pinto’ & ‘Palomino’).  In the second year, a player is automatically placed on the same team as the previous year, unless a re-draft is requested.
V.S.E Times: (Last name beginning with...)
Paliminos VSE  
Pintos       VSE  
A – F: 5:30 p.m.              G – L: 5:45 p.m.              M – R: 6:00 p.m.             S – Z: 6:15 p.m.

Rescheduled Rain Dates are as follows:

                                                   


GIRL'S 4TH THROUGH 6TH VOLL
EYBALL LEAGUE


Registration Period:  CLOSED

Location:        Ericksen Community Center (enter at lower level)
Days:              Sunday afternoons          
Dates:             Oct. 31st, Nov. 7, 14, 21 (no games 11/28/2021) Dec. 6, 13    
Fee:                 $44
Late Fee:         $51
Volleyball Game Schedule:    Click here for volleyball game schedule
Pictures will be taken on Sunday, Oct. 31st, 2021   Click here for picture schedule with times

Girls' Volleyball League is offered for those in 4th-6th grade. It is a six-week program featuring league play on Sunday afternoons.  The games run from  early November thru mid December with Thanksgiving weekend off.  Volunteer coaches will instruct players with the basic fundamentals of skills and drills through practices.
*V.S.E (Visual Skills Evaluation):   Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 2021
*V.S.E. Time:  5:30pm 
 *Visual Skill Evaluation (V.S.E):  is  a  time  when  the  coaches  have  a  chance  to  review players’  relative  skill  and athletic ability.  Each player will 1) Serve 3 balls over the net from the serves line, 2) Pass 3 balls received from a coach, 3) Set three balls thrown by a coach to a stationary target, 4) Hit, will receive a pass from a coach and approach and hit the ball over the net.  The coaches will then draft players based on the information gained through the V.S.E.
 
 

                       
               For more information, call:  563-243-1260