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Parents:  If you place the outcome of any game over your child's enjoyment of that game, please proceed with extreme caution!  After a game ask your child: Did you have fun? or Did you try your best?  Rather than:  Did you win?
There is a difference!

4 V 4 FUTSAL INDOOR SOCCER
The youth Futsal Indoor Soccer program is offered to boys and girls.  This program gives kids the opportunity to work on their soccer skills in the off season.  NO prior playing experience is necessary.  Kids are divided into teams by a computer program.  There are NO coaches, kids come play and have a great time!  Adult supervision is provided.
Entry Deadline: January 4
Entry fee: $25.00
Held on: Sunday’s - January 15 – February 12
Grade Divisions: 5th - 8th, 9th - 12th
Location: HRC 13th Street Gym - 323 W. 13th

SPRING VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Make plans to sign up for Youth Volleyball.  This league will be a fun way to learn to play the exciting sport of volleyball.
Entry Deadline: February 15 ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATION AFTER FEB. 17
Entry fee: $25.00
Grade levels: 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th
Practices start: Week of Feb. 27
Games start: Saturday March 25
Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00pm at the Recreation Center

SPRING SOCCER LEAGUE
The youth soccer leagues focus on fundamental skills, fun and participation and social interaction through practice and organized games.  These leagues are for the basic soccer player to the advanced soccer player.  The soccer league is offered to boys and girls.  Practices are conducted by volunteer coaches, at the time they choose, two times a week for one hour, and games are played mostly on Saturdays and a few Sundays.
Entry Deadline: February 15
 ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATION AFTER FEB. 24
Entry Fee: $25.00
Practice begins: The week of February 27
Play will begin: Saturday, March 25
Age groups: 5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10 & 11 – 14 (as of March 1, 2017)
Location: Practice – Pratt Optimist Soccer Complex – 4th & Milner
 Games – Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex Nex-Tech Wireless Fields – 1376 HWY 40 Bypass
Coaches meeting:  Thursday, February 23 at 6:30pm at the Recreation Center

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The youth flag football leagues focus on fundamental skills, fun and participation and social interaction through practice and organized games.  Participants will receive their jersey as part of the entry fee.  Practices are conducted by volunteer coaches, at the time they choose, two times a week for one hour, and games are played mostly on Sundays with a few Saturdays.
Entry Deadline: February 15
 ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATION AFTER FEB. 24
Entry Fee: $30.00
Age groups: 6 - 8 (COED),  9 - 12 (COED) (as of March 1, 2016)
Practice begins: The week of February 27
Play begins: Sunday, March 26
Location: Practice – Pratt Optimist Soccer Complex – 4th & Milner
 Games – Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex Nex-Tech Wireless fields – 1376 HWY 40 Bypass
Coaches Meeting: Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm at the Recreation Center

DROP IN BASEBALL
Get a jump on the season with drop in baseball.  No teams, just show up, and teams will be divided upon arrival.  Coaches will be provided.
Entry Deadline: March 1
Entry Fee: $20.00
Held on: Sunday’s – March 5 – April 9
Ages & Times: 8 - 10 year olds - 5:45 - 7:00pm
 11 - 14 year olds - 7:15 - 8:30pm
Location: Glassman West Ballfield - 4th & Milner
Awards: T-Shirt for all participants

DROP IN SOFTBALL
Get a jump on your softball season!!  No teams, just sign up, and come on down to Glassman for structured games.  Teams will be divided up each week, and coaches will be provided.
Entry Deadline: March 1
Entry Fee: $20.00
Held on: Sunday’s – March 5 – April 9
Ages & Times: 8 - 10 year olds – 5:45 - 7:00pm
 11 - 14 year olds - 7:15 - 8:30pm
Location: Glassman Middle Ballfield, 4th & Milner
Awards: T-Shirt for all participants

HAYS OPTIMIST CLUB TRI-STAR BASKETBALL CONTEST
Come on out and put your basketball skills through this skills competition.  Individuals will be tested on dribbling, passing and shooting skills.  
Entry Deadline: Register day of the event
Entry Fee: Free
Held on: Saturday, March 11
Times: Girls - 10:00am
 Boys - 11:00am
Grades: 2nd - 7th grades
Location: Recreation Center
Awards: All contestants receive a T-shirt, plus awards to top three in each grade, and two special awards
Sponsors: Hays Optimist Club and HRC

PEE WEE SOCCER
Pee Wee Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program for children and their parents. The program prepares children and their parents for organized soccer in a fun environment.  Parents and their children will learn together on skills like kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw ins and agility.  This is a great way to learn soccer and spend some quality time with your child.  This is not a league - therefore there are no coaches, practices, etc.  You meet once a week for 45 minutes to learn the basics of soccer!
Entry Deadline: March 22
Entry Fee: $20.00
Held on: Saturday’s - March 25 – April 29
Time: 2:00 - 2:45pm
Ages: 3 & 4 or 5 year olds not playing regular league soccer - w/an adult (as of March 1, 2017)
Location:  Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex Nex-Tech Wireless fields

K-18 BASEBALL LEAGUE
The K-18 Baseball League is a traveling baseball program for boys, ages 13-15, as of April 30, 2016.  Participants will travel to surrounding communities as well as host their own games to play.  All participants will be responsible for providing their own baseball glove and shoes.  All practices will be held in Hays.
Entry Deadline: April 12
Entry Fee: $50.00 (Scholarship fee is $15.00)
Practices start: TBD
Games start: TBD
Ages: 13- 15 (as of May 1, 2017)

RECREATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE
Youth recreational baseball is offered to boys ages 7 to 14.  Leagues may have to be altered depending upon registration numbers.
Entry Deadline: April 19
 ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS AFTER April 26
Entry Fee: $30.00
OPENING NIGHT: WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
Practices start: Week of May 1
Games start: Week of May 29
Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, April 25 @ 6:00pm
LEAGUES OFFERED:
7 - 8 yr old league (Coach Pitch)
7 - 9 yr old League (Pitching machine)
9 -11 yr old League (Player pitch)
12-14 yr old League (Player pitch)
**AGE DIVISION SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

RECREATIONAL SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Sign up today for a summer of softball and fun!  Leagues may have to be altered depending upon registration numbers.  
Entry Deadline: April 19
 ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS AFTER April 22
Entry Fee: $30.00
OPENING NIGHT: WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
Practices start: Week of May 1
Games start: Week of May 29
Ages: 7 - 14 (as of June 1, 2017)
Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00pm at the Recreation Center
LEAGUES OFFERED:
7 & 8 yr old League (Coach Pitch)
9, 10 & 11 yr old League (Pitching Machine)
11- 14 yr old (Machine Fast Pitch)
11- 14 yr old (Slow Pitch)
**AGE GROUPS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

RECREATIONAL TEE BALL LEAGUE
This program will focus on teaching the correct techniques for fielding, throwing, hitting and base running.  All who register will participate in a learning atmosphere designed to let the kids have fun while learning to play.  Practice is held twice a week.  Volunteer coaches choose their own practice times.  Games are held during the week.
Entry Deadline: April 26
 ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS AFTER May 4
Entry Fee: $20.00
Age groups: 5 & 6 (as of June 1, 2017)
OPENING NIGHT: WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
Practices start: Week of May 8
Games start: Week of June 5
Coaches Meeting: Thursday, May 4 at 6:00pm at the Recreation Center

 

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