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Youth Athletics

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Summer Athletic Programs for Youth

Every summer we offer a wide array of athletic programs.  Select programs are offered year around.  For additional information on offerings per season, check out the current Fun Times link.

Little Sluggers T-Ball

Little Sluggers is a non-competitive, instructional program emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun for boys and girls ages 3-4.  Little Sluggers instruction is through demonstration and drills. Games, scrimmages, and competition are not part of the Little Sluggers program. Classes will meet twice a week for four weeks with sessions beginning in June and July.


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Pee Wee T-Ball

Pee Wee T-Ball is a non-competitive, instructional program designed to help young athletes (ages 5-7) develop basic baseball skills – throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and base running. Players will “scrimmage” amongst the group. Classes meet twice a week for seven weeks beginning in mid-June.

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Lob Ball

Lob Ball replaces the t-ball tee with a slow underhand pitch by a coach and focuses more on strategy and game situations. Participants (ages 6-10) should possess the basic skills of throwing, catching, hitting, and base running, and have some previous experience in an organized t-ball program. Lob Ball is a non-competitive, instructional program that will meet twice a week for seven weeks beginning in mid-June. 

 

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Mini & Little Kickers: Intro to Soccer

In Mini and Little Kickers, boys and girls ages 2-4 learn to kick, trap, and pass a soccer ball while also learning basic rules and soccer terms.  One adult is required to participate with each child.  Classes will meet twice a week for 4 weeks with sessions beginning in June and July.

Kickin’ Kids

This non-competitive, instructional program is designed to help young athletes (ages 5-7) develop basic soccer skills – kicking, trapping, and passing – while also learning rules of the game, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.  Classes meet twice a week for 7 weeks beginning in mid-June.

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Big Kickers: Soccer Training

Our Big Kickers program focuses more on strategy and game situations.  Participants should possess the basic skills of kicking, trapping, and passing a soccer ball while also knowing basic rules and soccer terms.  It is a non-competitive, instructional program open to boys and girls ages 6-10.  Big Kickers meet twice a week for seven weeks beginning in mid-June.


Flag Football

Our outdoor flag football program will focus on the basic fundamentals of football – offense, defense, passing, and throwing – as well as rules of the game, emphasizing skill development in a non-competitive environment.  The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-11.

Volleyball

Our volleyball program will focus on the basic fundamentals of volleyball – passing, hitting, setting, and serving – as well as rules of the game, emphasizing skill development in a non-competitive environment.  The program is open to boys and girls ages 7-12.

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Instructional Softball

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n this instructional program, boys and girls ages 7-11 will learn fielding skills, positions, batting techniques and game strategies. Pitching will also be introduced. 

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 Itty Bitty Basketball

In Itty Bitty Basketball, we focus on fundamental skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting in a fun, non-competitive environment.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program.  This program is for children ages 2-4.

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Pee Wee Basketball

Pee Wee Basketball focuses on fundamental skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting, as well as rules of the game in a non-competitive environment.  The program is open to boys and girls kindergarten-5th grade.

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Lifetime Sports Academy

The Lifetime Sports Academy will be held in McMillen Park. The Academy features group lessons in swimming, golf, and tennis for boys and girls ages 8-18. Program hours will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Watch for more details in the Summer Fun Times booklet or call 427-6000 in mid May for a brochure. The Lifetime Sports Academy is a FREE program. Please visit our website at www.fortwayneparks.org for a complete detailed brochure available March 8th.

Pee Wee Golf Tour


The Pee Wee Golf Tour is open to boys and girls ages 3-11 and consists of a series of golf tournaments at various courses throughout the city. Tournament formats and fees vary for each event. Visit our website at www.fortwayneparks.org beginning March 7 to download the schedule of events, deadline dates and registration forms. If you do not have internet access, call 427-6000 to request forms by mail. A tentative list of golf courses for the tour includes: Shoaff Park, McMillen Park, Brookwood Par 3, Canterbury Green, Lakeside Par 3, and River City. The Pee Wee Golf Tour is sponsored by Pepsi and Mizpah Shriners.

Junior Golf Tour

The Junior Golf Tour is open to boys and girls ages 12-18 and consists of a series of golf tournaments at various courses throughout the city. Tournament formats and fees vary for each event. Visit our website at www.fortwayneparks.org beginning March 7 to download the schedule of events, deadline dates and registration forms. If you do not have internet access, call 427-6000 to request this information by mail. A tentative list of golf courses for the tour includes: Canterbury Green, Deer Track, Colonial Oaks, Coyote Creek, Brookwood, Chestnut Hills, Donald Ross, Park, McMillen Park, River City, Lakeside and Shoaff Park. The Junior Golf Tour is sponsored by Pepsi and Mizpah Shriners.


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Summer Middle School/
High School Basketball Leagues

Summer basketball leagues for middle and high school (7th-12th grade) boys and girls will be held at Concordia Theological Seminary (MS) and other locations throughout Fort Wayne. Each league consists of 12 games. Teams will play two days per week, two games each day. You must register as a team and all individual registration forms and fees for each team member must be submitted together.  (The IHSAA rules allow an unlimited number of players from the same school to play on a team and the school coaches are allowed to coach them.) Please visit our website at www.fortwayneparks.org to download registration forms, rosters and rules.  Registration forms will be available on-line or at the Parks and Recreation Department beginning March 8. If you do not have internet access, please call 427-6000 to request the forms by mail. 


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Adult/Senior Athletics





To check out athletic programs for adults or seniors visit the Athletics page. 

 

 

 

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