Athletics Coordinator
Ryan Garcia
972.237.8109
rpgarcia@GPTX.org

The Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Department offers many sports leagues, clinics, and classes that focus on fundamentals, principals, rules, and sportsmanship.

Sports are a great way for youth to learn teamwork, and develop a healthy sense of competitiveness. Not to mention sports give youth the opportunity to strengthen their bodies, and develop into healthy young men and women.

Browse through our current "Life is Grand" magazine on the classes page to see a complete list of programs.

Coaches Needed | Youth Sports Associations

 

Youth Basketball League (Tony Shotwell Life Center & Dalworth Recreation Center)


Ages 6-14 (8U & 10U at Dalworth/ 12U & 14U at Tony Shotwell): The city of Grand Prairie is providing a youth basketball league. This is an opportunity for your child to play in a structured basketball setting. Skills will be developed in conjunction with sportsmanship and self-confidence. Lace up those shoes and join us on the court for this great league!

Registration Dates
November 2 - December 29

Season Starts
January 16

Game Times
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Fee
$65 per player includes jersey

 

Kidz Love Soccer

Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages 2-3.5: Introduce yourself and your toddler to the world’s most popular game! As you and your child participate in our fun age appropriate activities, your child will be developing their large motor and socialization skills. The fun happens on the field, and with Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer, parents are part of the action for this 8 week class!
Fee: $81 (jersey included)/$71 (no jersey included)

Registration Dates: August 17th – October 7th   

Day:          Date:              Time:
Sat            October 10th     5:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

Tot/Pre-Soccer: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages 3.5-5: Teaches the basic techniques of the game and builds self-esteem through participation and fun soccer activities. Children learn to follow instructions in a nurturing, age appropriate environment. Shin guards are required and soccer cleats optional.
Fee: $81 (jersey included)/$71 (no jersey included)

Registration Dates: August 17th – October 7th

Day:         Date:            Time:
Sat           October 10th       4:15 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 

Soccer 1: Techniques & Teamwork: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages: 5-6.9: Players will learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, & age-specific defense. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Shin guards are required and soccer cleats optional.
Fee: $81 (jersey included)/$71 (no jersey included)

Registration Dates: August 17th – October 7th 

Day:         Date:            Time:
Sat           October 10th       3:30 p.m. -4:15 p.m.

Soccer 2: Skills & Scrimmages: Tony Shotwell Life Center
Ages 7-10: Players will enjoy advanced skill building: dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome to come enjoy the world’s most popular game. Shin guards are required and soccer cleats optional.
Fee: $81 (jersey included)/$71 (no jersey included)

Registration Dates: August 17th – October 7th   

Day:         Date:            Time:
Sat           October 10th        2:45 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

 

 

Coaches and Instructors

Youth coaches and instructors are needed!
Coaches with expertise needed in one of our many youth sport leagues. Help make a difference in a child’s life. Coaches with kids who participate will receive their registration fee back in the form of a check at the end of the season.

Call 972-237-7533 for information.

YOUTH VOLUTEER COACHES
Three easy steps to becoming a volunteer coach for sports leagues in Grand Prairie:
1) Pick a sport.
2) Contact a Recreation Center or the Athletic Office
3) Fill out application

Athletic Office: (972) 237-7533
Bowles Life Center: (972) 237-PLAY
Charley Taylor Rec.: (972) 264-6890
Dalworth Rec.: (972) 264-7670

*background checks and drug tests are completed on all applicants.

www.TAAF.org

www.USSSA.com

Youth Sports Associations

Many of the sports leagues in the city are organized and run through Sports Associations. If you would like to sign your child up for one of their sports leagues, please contact them directly.

Boys Baseball – 972-266-0801
www.gpbbi.org

Youth Soccer – 972-264-4424 or 972-738-9477
www.gpsoccer.net

Youth Football – 972-237-5919
www.gpyfa.net

Cheerleading – 972-602-0877
www.gpyfa.net

Girl’s Softball – 469-767-9107
www.gpgirlssoftball.com

 

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03-Nov-2015 1:18 PM