Gearing up for spring sports – right around the corner
By Elean Gersack
It’s time to think about registering kids for sports leagues and activities. Here is a quick reference guide to some of the most popular leagues and recreational activities around.
Castle Pines Athletics
Never leave the community and play at home with Castle Pines Athletics. Spring soccer begins in late March and runs through May 17. The co-ed recreational program is available for children ages four to third grade. Soccer Tots, a program designed for three-year-olds, is back again this year, too. All practices and games are held at the four neighborhood parks in Castle Pines. Registration begins in early January and runs through February 21. Visit www.castlepinesathletics.com to learn more.
Castle Rock Recreation Center
Castle Rock Recreation Center offers a variety of sports and activities. For more information and to register, visit www.crgov.com and click on “recreation” and then on “program details and registration.”
Colorado Athletic Club Youth Tennis
Spring sessions for youth tennis start in late February at Colorado Athletic Club. Programs are available for children ages 5 to 18. Prices vary for members and non-members. Visit www.wellbridge.com/colorado-athletic-club/inverness and click on “Tennis” and then on “Youth” to learn more.
Colorado Storm of Castle Rock
Colorado Storm is currently registering U6 through U14 recreational boys and girls soccer. Games will start at the end of March and run though mid-May. For more information or to register, visit www.coloradostorm.com/castlerock.
The Cougars Lacrosse mission is to give kids a chance to play an exciting sport while emphasizing proper fundamentals, good sportsmanship and teamwork. Cougars Lacrosse organizes teams for boys in second through eighth grades and teams for girls in third through eighth grades. The season starts in late February and runs through May. Visit www.cougarslax.com for more information.
DC Dolphins Youth Athletics offers several youth programs. Volleyball registration runs now through January 10; cheerleading registration is open now with Academy classes starting on March 1; and fall softball and football registration will open in April. Visit www.dc-dolphins.org to learn more.
Lone Tree Recreation Center
Lone Tree Recreation Center offers a number of youth and adult activities and sports. For more information and to register, visit www.sspr.org and click on “catalog.”
Real Colorado offers youth recreational and competitive soccer leagues. Spring soccer registration is open and returning families should register by January 24. After that, spaces will be filled if available. The season will begin in mid-March. Visit www.realcolorado.net for more information or to register.
Safe Splash Swim School
Get ready for summer! Safe Splash Swim School is a year-round warm water swim school for ages 6 months and older. Parent-tot lessons are available, too. For information and to register for lessons, visit www.safesplash.com.
South Suburban Parks & Recreation
Youth ten and older can kick off the New Year and build healthy habits with South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Passport to Health, a free fitness and wellness rewards program designed to help improve physical, mental and emotional well-being. The brand new program debuts January 1 to coincide with New Year’s resolutions. To register, visit www.sspr.org.