- Spring Soccer: Pre K-9 grade
- Spring Tackle Football: 3-8 grade (2nd graders can sign a waiver)
- Summer T-ball, Baseball, Softball: Pre K-12 grade
- Fall Tackle Football: 3-8 grade (2nd graders can sign a waiver)
- Fall Soccer: Pre K-9 grade
Children's Bill of Rights
The City of Colorado Springs Olympic City USA has adopted the Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports for all Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Youth Sports Programming. Developed by the Aspen Institute through its Project Play initiative, with a working group of human rights and sports policy experts, the Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports Identifies eight rights:
- To play sports.
Organizations should make every effort to accommodate children’s interests to participate, and to help them play with peers from diverse backgrounds.
- To safe and healthy environments.
Children have the right to play in settings free from all forms of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), hazing, violence, and neglect.
- To qualified program leaders.
Children have the right to play under the care of coaches and other adults who pass background checks and are trained in key competencies.
- To developmentally appropriate play.
Children have a right to play at a level commensurate with their physical, mental and emotional maturity, and their emerging athletic ability. They should be treated as young people first, athletes second.
- To share in the planning and delivery of their activities.
Children have the right to share their viewpoints with coaches and for their insights to be incorporated into activities.
- To an equal opportunity for personal growth.
Programs should invest equally in all child athletes, free of discrimination based on any personal or family characteristic.
- To be treated with dignity.
Children have the right to participate in environments that promote the values of sportsmanship, of respect for opponents, officials, and the game.
- To enjoy themselves.
Children have the right to participate in activities they consider fun, and which foster the development of friendships and social bonds.
Inclement Weather, Closures & Cancelations
For up-to-date information on weather and cancelations, call 385-5981 and select 5. You can also follow the Sports office through Facebook for the latest cancelation details.
The purpose of the internship program is to provide the student with an opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience that is closely related to the student’s educational knowledge base. Youth and Adult Sports believes in a team philosophy and although the intern will be supervised by a designated full-time Sports staff member, the student will have the opportunity to work with multiple full-time Sports staff to understand various leadership styles and programs. In exchange, the City will receive valuable work contributions from creative, highly motivated recreation pre-professionals.