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Upcoming Recreational Sports Registration Periods
We want your team on our team!

 

We have championship play for ages 3 through 93.

Three through six year olds are offered Pee Wee Sports programs in soccer and basketball at both Pioneer-Columbus and Robert L. Scott-Four Mile Community Centers every fall and winter, as well as an outdoor soccer program in the Spring played at James W. Cownie Soccer Complex.   Parent coaches and staff help teach basic skills and how to be a team member, in each sport.  Parents and grandparents, get ready to laugh, you can’t miss these camera moments.

We have a league for your team in our Boys’ and Girls’ Youth Basketball program.  Each division plays a twelve game league schedule, including a season ending city tournament.  Yes, “March Madness” is in the youth basketball world. Our program receives many compliments about the organization and overall quality of play. Make your weekend full of game time fun.

Who’s #1; Des Moines Parks and Recreation’s Adult Sports Leagues, that’s who!!!  Men’s, Women’s and Coed teams register every year for Softball (Spring, Summer & Fall), Flag Football and Basketball leagues. Enjoy friendly competition and a night out with family and friends, while getting that healthy workout. Just when you think you lost it, you’ll quickly realize you still have it…send me in coach, I’m ready to play.

NEW leagues have formed for Adult Indoor Wiffle Ball, as well as Pee Wee Indoor Wiffle Ball.  An old time favorite is making a comeback with our Adult Kickball League and our Adult Bags League is keeping in step with the latest hot trend. 

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If you have any questions, please contact athletics, at dmsports@dmgov.org.

 

Sports Registration Schedule
Sport NameRegistration PeriodCostSchedulePlay BeginsOnline Registration
Basketball - Adult - TeamOct 10 - Nov 16, 2016$375.0010 Game ScheduleNov 21, 2016 - Feb 13 2017, Games played on Mondays, 6-10 pmRegister Here
Basketball - Pee Wee - Age 3-6 - Boy/Girl - Individual Nov 28 - Dec 25, 2016$40.006 Week ProgramJan 17 - Feb 24, 2017, Ages 3&4 on Tuesdays and Ages 5&6 on Thursdays, 6-8 pmRegister Here
Basketball - Youth - Grade 1-7 - Boy/Girl - IndividualAug 8 - Oct 9, 2016$60.0010 Game ScheduleOct 31, 2016 - Feb 19, 2017, Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm & Sundays 11 am - 4 pmRegister Here
Basketball - Youth - Grade 1-7 - Boy/Girl - Team Aug 8 - Oct 9, 2016$550.0010 Game ScheduleOct 31, 2016 - Feb 19, 2017, Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm & Sundays 11 am - 4 pmRegister Here
Bags League - Fall - AdultJuly 20 - August 31, 2016$35.006 games @ The Hub SpotSeptember 8 - October 13, 2016Register Here
Bags League - Summer - Adult March 28 - May 27, 2016$35.006 games @ The Hub SpotJune 8 - July 21, 2016, Wednesdays and ThursdaysRegister Here
Flag Football - Adult - State Tournament - TeamSept 19 - Oct 19, 2016$160.00Double EliminationOct 28, Oct 29 and Oct 30, 2016; Friday, Saturday, SundayRegister Here
Flag Football - Adult - Team July 11 - Aug 21, 2016$250.007 Game ScheduleSept 6 - Oct 30, 2016, 6-9 pm weeknights & 11 am - 5 pm weekendsRegister Here
Flag Football - Youth - Grade 1-7 - IndividualJuly 5 - September 9, 2016$50.005 league games, Playoffs September 20, 2016 (practice) Oct.1 - Nov. 2 (games)Register Here
Flag Football - Youth - Grade 1-7 - TeamJuly 5 - September 9, 2016$475.005 league games, PlayoffsSeptember 20, 2016 (practice) Oct.1 - Nov. 2 (games)Register Here
Kickball - Fall - Adult Coed - Team July 5 - Aug 21, 2016$195.007 Game ScheduleSept 7 - Oct 19, 2016; Wednesdays, 6-9 pmRegister Here
Kickball - Summer - Adult Coed - Team February 1 - April 8, 2016$195.007 Game ScheduleMay 4 - June 15, 2016, Wednesdays 6pm-9pmRegister Here
Soccer - Fall Indoor - Pee Wee - Age 3-6 - IndividualAug 1 - Sept 4, 2016$40.006 Week ProgramSept 20 - Nov 3, 2016, Ages 3&4 on Tuesdays and Ages 5&6 on Thursdays, 6-8 pmRegister Here
Soccer - Spring Outdoor - Pee Wee - Age 3-6 - IndividualFeb 13 - March 19, 2017$40.006 Week Program @ James Cownie Soccer Complex, 2600 Hartford AveApril 18, 6-8 pm, Coed Ages 3&4 (Tuesdays) and April 20, 6-8 pm Coed Ages 5&6 (Thursdays)Register Here
Soccer - Youth Coed Grades 1-7 - IndividualJan 16 - Mar 12, 2017$50.006 Game ScheduleApril 10 - May 20, 2017Register Here
Soccer - Youth Coed - Grades 1-7 - TeamJan 16 - Mar 12, 2017$475.006 Game ScheduleApril 10 - May 20, 2017Register Here
Softball (Blarney Blast Tournament) - Spring - Adult - TeamJan 23 - March 5, 2017$105.00Double Elimination TournamentMarch 11 - 12, 2017Register Here
Softball (District 12" Fastpitch Tournament) - Summer - Adult June 6 - 24, 2016$140.00Pool Play or 3 Game Bracket Play (TBD)July 5 - July 7; July 11; July 12 - 13 if neededRegister Here
Softball - Fall - Adult - Slow Pitch - Team July 5 - Aug 21, 2016$195.007 Game ScheduleSept 5 - Oct 30, 2016, 6 pm - 9 pm weeknights and 11 am - 9 pm weekendsRegister Here
Softball (Sno-Ball) - Winter - Adult - Team Nov 28, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017$105.00Double EliminationCoed (Friday, Jan 20 only if needed) Saturday, Jan 21 and Sunday, Jan 22, 2017; Men (Friday, Jan 27 only if needed) Saturday, Jan 28 and Sunday, Jan 29, 2017Register Here
Softball-Fall-Adult-Thursday-DoubleHeaderJuly 5 - August 21, 2016$390.0014 game - double headerSeptember 8 - October 27; 2016; weeknights 6-9pmRegister Here
Softball - Spring - Adult - Men/Coed - Slow Pitch - TeamFeb 1 - March 11, 2016$100.004 Game ScheduleApril 7 - April 28, 2016; 6-9 pm weeknightsRegister Here
Softball - Summer - Adult Men - Fast Pitch - TeamFeb 1 - April 3, 2016$450.00Fastpitch - 14 Game ScheduleMay 8 - June 26, 2016; 6-9 pm weeknights & 11 am - 9 pm weekendsRegister Here
Softball - Summer - Adult - Slow Pitch - Team Feb 1 - April 3, 2016$195.00Slowpitch - 7 Game ScheduleApril 29 - June 26, 2016; 6-9 pm weeknights & 11 am - 9 pm weekendsRegister Here
Softball - Summer - Adult - Slow Pitch - TeamFeb 1 - April 3, 2016$390.00Slowpitch - 14 Game ScheduleApril 29 - Aug 21, 2016; 6-9 pm weeknights & 11 am - 9 pm weekendsRegister Here
Softball - Summer - Adult - Coed - Slow Pitch - Rec OnlyFeb 1 - April 1, 2016$585.00Slow Pitch - 21 Game Double HeadersMay 4 - August 3, 2016Register Here
Tennis - Summer - AdultApril 11 - July 30, 2016$70.005 classes per session.5 sessions. Session 1 begins June 20Register Here
Tennis - Summer - Youth - Age 5-17 April 11 - July 30, 2016$50.005 classes per session.5 sessions. Session 1 begins June 20Register Here
Ultimate Frisbee - Adult Coed - IndividualMay 4 - August 5, 2016$25.0012 Week Schedule, Post-season TournamentAugust 17 - November 2, 2016Register Here
Wiffleball - Adult - Men/Women/Coed - Team Nov 14, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017$60.008 Week Schedule; Doubleheaders & TournamentJan 3 - Feb 21, 2016, Sundays, 4-8 pmRegister Here
Wiffleball - Pee Wee - Age 3-6 - Boy/Girl - IndividualJan 16 - Feb 26, 2017$25.004 Week Program @ Pioneer-Columbus Community Center, 2100 SE 5th StMarch 19 - April 16, 2016, Sundays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmRegister Here