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Youth Sports General Information

                                       Youth Sports

Click here for Registration Form  that can be used for all youth sports.

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To Register online click on Youth Sports then click on red fly out box.

Here at the Parks and Recreation Department, we offer a variety of youth sports for all age groups throughout the year. Whether your child is in preschool, grade school or middle school, they will have fun with participation, skill instruction and learning sportsmanship.  

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City of Clinton, Iowa - Parks and Recreation Department

                                                            BASKETBALL CLINIC                                       

Mini Shooters is a five-week program held on Thursday evenings for 3, 4 and 5 year olds not already in Kindergarten. The season runs from November through December. Participants will have all sorts of fun learning basic basketball skills in an effort to increase hand-eye coordination while learning age-appropriate skills in dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. gym shoes are required and program tee shirt will be provided to all participants.  
Registration Period:       CLOSED

Participant must turn 3 before the program ends to be eligible.
Location:                        Ericksen Community Center  (Small gym)
Days:                              Thursdays,                   
Dates:                             Nov. 4th, 11th & 8th, Dec. 2nd and 9th
(No clinic on Nov. 25th for Thanksgiving)
Time:                               3 year olds          4:00pm - 4:45pm               
                                        4 - 5 year olds    5:00pm - 5:45pm  
3rd Session                   3-4-5 year olds   6:00pm - 6:45pm 
                                       (The 3 year olds will be separated from the 4 and 5 year olds)                                                        
Participant Fee:              $36       
Late Registration Fee:   $43 
(Only if availability permits)
Limit:                               24 participants per session                           

Little Shooters is a six-week program held on Saturday mornings beginning in November and running through mid December. Registration is K-1st Boys/Girls, 2-3rd Boys/Girls and 4-6th Boy/Girls based on the 2021-2022 school year.  Participants will learn the fundamental basketball skills of dribbling, passing, shooting and defense, in a fun age-appropriate environment during the first four weeks. They will learn from experienced instructors, as well as local high school basketball teams. Participants will play games during the last two weeks of December. Gym shoes are required and program tee shirt will be provided to all participants.  Registration Period: Closed

Location:                         Ericksen Community Center (Large gymnasium)
Days:                               Saturdays                          
Dates:                              Oct. 30 - Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No 11/27) Dec. 4 and 11 

Time:                                Kindergarten -       9:00am - 10:00am       
                                         1st - 2nd Grade   10:15am - 11:15am
                                         3rd - 4th Grade    11:30am - 12:30pm
                                         5th - 6th Grade    12:30pm -  1:30pm

Participant Fee:             $40        
Late Registration Fee:  $47  (Only if availability permits)

Limit:                               60 maximum per session

                                                              VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
Girls' Volleyball Clinic is offered for grades 2nd and 3rd. Participants will learn a variety of skills to increase knowledge and ability to improve proper passing, serving, setting and hitting techniques. This clinic is mostly instructional, some game play will be implemented. Instruction is by Club level coaches and local school players. Players will receive a program tee shirt. Knee pads are highly recommended, but not required.  

Location:             Ericksen Community Center (lower level)
Days:                   Sundays
Dates:                  Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17
Grade & Time:     2nd Grade     1pm - 2pm         
                              3rd Grade      2:15pm - 3:15pm
Fee:                      $40
Late Fee:              $47
Limit:                   12 minimum;  18 maximum for 2nd through 3rd grade
Registration:       CLOSED

                                                Volleyball Clinic for 4th, 5th and 6th Grades

This program provides an emphasis on skill instruction with game play at the end of the class.  Participants will learn  basics of serving, underhand returns and positioning in the first class which starts Sept. 12th.
The second class starting  will start Oct. 1st.  Participants will learn basics of passing and overhead passing.
Knee pads are recommended for both classes. Sign up online or at the Ericksen Community Center.                                      
Participants will not be called before program starts.
Location:         Ericksen Community Center (lower level)
Days:               Sundays   3:30pm - 5pm
Dates:              Sept. 12, 19 and 26    Class: Serving, underhand returns and positioning.
Fee:                  $25
Late Fee:          $32  
Limit:                Max.  30  Min. 12

Location:         Ericksen Community Center (lower level)
Days:               Sundays   3:30pm - 5pm
Dates:              Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24     Class: Passing and overhead passing.
Fee:                  $30
Late Fee:          $37  
Limit:                Max.  30  Min. 12      


                                          For more information, call 563-243-1260