Believe it or not, spring is rapidly approaching, and with it comes another exciting year of recreational sports offered by the City’s Sports Office here in Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA.
With options for both children and adults, these programs emphasize fun, safe, recreational play, centered on the Olympic and Paralympic values of excellence, friendship, respect, courage, determination, inspiration, and equality.
Opportunities in youth sports
The philosophy of the City’s Youth Sports Program is to nurture positive attitudes in young citizens by offering instruction on the fundamentals of each sport while teaching the importance of good sportsmanship and conduct. Through fun, non-competitive play, kids learn the importance of exercise and teamwork. Working together in a recreational setting helps children appreciate the game, instills confidence and helps build cognitive resiliency and principled behavior.
Game Changer! Free soccer for Pre-K – 2nd Grade
Children in Pre-K through second grade have the chance to play soccer for free this spring thanks to the City’s recently-announced Game Changer program. This opportunity was made possible by a grant from Comcast NBCUniversal and supporting funds from Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado).
The high-level of interest in the Game Changer program means there is an increased demand for coaches. The Youth Sports Program relies on the participation of volunteer coaches dedicated to being a role model for the children enrolled.
If you register your child to play, or are simply interested in the reward of guiding children toward a healthy and happy future, apply to be a coach today.
All abilities welcome
The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is committed to making sports available to as many children as possible. In partnership with the National Inclusion Project, the City strives to offer recreational opportunities to children of all abilities. Our Inclusion Coordinator works to assess specific needs and pairs these needs with appropriate services that give children of all abilities the chance to play.
To help us serve you, call (719) 385-5981 to discuss your families’ particular needs at least two weeks before the program begins.