Youth Volleyball

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a brand new youth program, YOUTH VOLLEYBALL. We are happy to announce that we will be bringing this program to children grades 1-7. Volunteer coaches will lead the practices and games.

Teams will be divided into age groups: 1-3 & 4-7. Unless numbers do not allow, then we will modify the age divisions as needed; teams will be coed.   

Practice and game days have not been decided yet and will depend on gym availability.


  • We will start the year by offering a free volunteer coaching clinic
  • Register January 1 – March 1
  • $50/person or $475/team; jersey included
  • 8-week program, with practice beginning late March
  • Games and practices held weeknights at area schools and community recreation centers
  • Call IMPACT Community Action Partnership at 515-51-4770 for GRASP scholarship eligibility


1st-3rd Grade Leagues Registration Fee Includes:

  • Jerseys
  • Practices
  • Skills clinic
  • End of season game
  • No Refs

4th-7th Grade Leagues Registration Fee Includes:

  • Jerseys
  • Practices
  • 6 Games
  • Skill Sessions


Volunteer Information
All volunteer coaches will need to fill out background check information and send it into Please understand that if we do not receive these forms from the volunteer coach of a team within a week after the registration deadline, that we may have to issue refunds. Below are the forms that need to be completed and a list of offenses that will disqualify you:


Register HERE



Inclement Weather Information


A final decision on snow cancellations for youth basketball is typically made by 6:30am on Saturdays and by 9:30am on Sundays. Weeknight cancellations will be made by 4pm. When community center practices are cancelled, we will contact the coach. When school practices are cancelled, the coach will be contacted by a school official. 


Those that have signed up for our text alert will receive a text if games are cancelled. Those who have not signed up for the text alert may do so by texting DSMSPORTS to 84483 to receive league weather information. You may also call our weather hotline at (515) 256-2434 to hear a recorded message.


Youth Volleyball Picture Schedule

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Youth Volleyball Practice Schedules

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Youth Volleyball Game Schedules

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