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Youth Leagues General Information


  Youth League Sports
  Based on 2022-2023 School Year

(Please bring in school Lunch Reduction Letter for 2022-2023 school year if you live in Iowa for a reduced rate when signing up at The Rec)   
 To register online: Click on red fly out box or click here

                                                 BREAKING NEWS
                                  DON'T MISS OUT ON ANOTHER SPORT OR PAY LATE FEES


       Parks and Recreation for General Information
PNRYTHSP        Parks and Recreation for Youth Sports
PNRADSP          Parks and Recreation for Adult Sports

Like us on Facebook: City of Clinton - Recreation Department
Find us on Instagram: cityofclintonparksandrec
Find us on Twitter: @CityofRec

To coach a team, click on all three documents below to print,

fill out forms, & return to the Ericksen Community Center.
      Click here for Coaches Application 
Click here for code of Ethics
    Click here for Background Form 


                    YOUTH FOOTBALL
  Flag Football   (2022-2023 School Year)                
  Instruction in non-tackle flag football for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. (2022-2023 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.

WHO:                              Grades 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th Boys and Girls (2022-2023 school year )
LOCATION:                     Emma Young Softball Diamond/Ericksen Community Center
DATES:                           September 25th  - October 30th, 2022
DAYS:                             Sunday afternoons, some week nights & other days for practice as scheduled
TIMES:                            Practices 1 1/2 hour dependent upon coaches availability

SCHEDULE:                   Week 1 & 2    2 to 3 Practices a Week
                                        Week 3 - 6     1 Practice 2 Games
Registration:                  Now until August 25th, 2022
Participation Fee:          $44 

REG. DEADLINE:           August 25th, 2022            
LATE REG. FEE:            $51 (Only if availability permits) 

LIMIT:                              24 minimum; with 13 team maximum 7 + Players/team
Coaches Meeting:         September 1st, 5:30pm Ericksen Community Center

  Click here for 1st/2nd Grade Flag Football Game Schedules
Click here for 3rd/4th Grade Flag Football Game Schedules
Click here for Picture Schedule

YOUTH JR TACKLE FOOTBALL   (2022-2023 School Year)

NEW FOR 2022! 
Refer a friend to sign up for 5th - 6th Grade Jr. Tackle Football and get 50% off your next sports program registration within the 
2022-2023 School Year.

  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 August 18th.  After this date, registration may be unexpectedly shut down when teams are filled.
  GRADES:    Grades 5 & 6      (Based on 2022-2023 School Year )
  REGISTRATION PERIOD:  Now through August 18th  (registration will be accepted through equipment fitting days if spots are available)
FEE:  $100
TEAM FORMATION BASED ON:  School attendance center in Camanche, DeWitt, Easton Valley, Fulton and Clinton.
V.S.E. :  (Visual Skills Evaluation)  Aug. 25th, 5:30pm  (Thursday) at The Ericksen Community Center for Clinton Schools Only which include (Bluff, Eagle Heights, Jefferson,
Whittier, Clinton Middle School & Prince of Peace) Practices will be held at ECC.  Players will only need to complete a VSE once while involved with the league.  In the second year a player is automatically placed on a team as the previous year, unless a
re-draft is requested.
EQUIPMENT FITTING:  Each team will have a certain time for equipment fitting.
LATE REGISTRATION & EQUIPMENT FITTINGS: (Only if availability permits)
LATE FEE:  $110
PRACTICE:  Practices can begin August 26th.  Each player is required to practice 3 days before contact with pads.
GAME DATES:  Sept. 19th - Oct. 27th
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:  August 25th at 6:30pm following VSE 
RAIN OUT PROCEDURE:  ECC Dept. Staff will contact coaches who will then contact parents.

Click here for Junior Tackle Game Schedule

                                    FALL SOCCER
                                 2022-2023 School Year

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.
LOCATION:                       JURGENSEN SOCCER COMPLEX ( Middle School possible games in DeWitt)

DAYS:                                Saturdays  *(some Tuesdays for K-1 starting at 5pm)
Registration Period:         Now through August 18th   
GAME DATES:                   Sept. 17 & 24, Oct. 1, 8, 22  (Rain Date Oct. 29)
FEE:                                      $44  

Late Registration Fee:     $51 (only if availability permits)                                            
Ages:                                3 years through 8th grade (2022-2023 school year)
Coaches Meeting:            August 24th at 5:30pm at ECC                  
Click here for Preschool Game Schedule
Click here for Kind/1st Girl's Schedule
Click here for Kind/1st Boy's Schedule
Click here for 2nd/3rd Girl's Schedule
Click here for 2nd /3rd Boy's Schedule
Click here for 4th/5th Girl's Schedule
Click here for 4th/5th Boy's Schedule
Click here for Middle School Girl's Schedule
Click here for Middle School Boy's Schedule

Picture Schedule for September 17th, 2022, Saturday
Picture Schedule for September 20th, 2022, Tuesday
Picture Schedule for September 24th, 2022, Saturday

                                           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:                                                             
FIRST GAME:                                                                          
LAST GAME:                                                         
REGISTRATION PERIOD:                                                                                                                                                 
LATE REGISTRATION FEE:                             


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.  Register online or at The Rec.
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.                           


SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023

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.

Registration Period:    Now through Oct. 6th

Location:                     The Rec (enter at lower level)
Days:                           Sunday Afternoons
Dates:                          Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20  Dec. 4, 11   (No games 11/27)       
Fee:                              $44                
Late Fee:                     $51  (only if availability permits)  
Coaches Meeting:      Following VSE 6:30pm at ECC

*V.S.E. Time:  5:30pm at ECC -  Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022  Coaches meeting to follow VSE at 6:30pm
*Visual Skill Evaluation (V.S.E): This is for new players or players who wish to be re-drafted.  Returning players are automatically placed on the same team as   is  a  time  when 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