10/20/2022 Cross Country Running: meet canceled due to poor air quality. There will not be a meet tonight at Tibbets Valley Park in Issaquah. Practice will resume next week on Thursday, 10/27 from 5-6 p.m. at Lake Hills Park.
10/19/2022 Youth Flag Football and Mighty Mites Soccer League: canceled due to poor air quality. There will not be a makeup date for Flag Football. Mighty Mites Soccer League will resume next week on Wednesday, 10/26 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Robinswood Park. A makeup session will be added on Wednesday, 11/9 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Robinswood Park.
10/18/2022 Youth Soccer League: canceled due to poor air quality. The program will resume next week on Tuesday, 10/25 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Robinswood Park. A makeup class will be added on Friday, 10/28 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Newport Hills Park.
Visitors and participants are no longer required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or an approved negative test in order to enter indoor community facilities. Facilities are open for operation, and pre-registration is no longer required for most drop-in programs.
Beginning March 12, face coverings are no longer required when visiting indoor community facilities. Please respect people’s choices to continue to wear a mask when in our facilities. Visit our community centers’ individual webpages for updated schedules of operation and programming information.
Registration is Open for Winter Programs! Sign Up Today!
Fall programs are open for registration! Sign up early; space is limited. See the Youth Sports Programs accordion below for a list of offerings.
Connections - Recreation Program Brochure (Class catalog)
The goal of Youth Sports & Fitness programs is to provide quality programming with responsible leaders so youth have the opportunity to grow and learn. We offer a program in which opportunity for participation is provided to all those who enter, regardless of skill and ability. We wish to provide youth with a fun learning experience and the opportunity to develop lifetime sports and fitness skills.
NOTICE: If the Bellevue School District is closed due to inclement weather, all Bellevue Parks registered classes and programs are cancelled. However, select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. Please call the facility or program area for additional information and weekend.
Youth Sports Programs
Youth Flag Football
Bellevue Youth Sports is proud to offer a safe, dynamic, and non-competitive environment for beginning young co-ed athletes to discover the fun in playing flag football. Athletes will develop basic skills and techniques necessary to succeed on both offense and defense. This 4-week program is designed to introduce players to the sport with 30 minutes of practice and conditioning followed by 30 minutes of fun game play. No experience necessary.
$40(R) $48(N) Age: 7-13 Y
Robinswood Community Park - Fields
Register for Course 2202901 1:45 p.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays Oct 26-Nov 16
Youth Soccer Clinics
Bellevue Youth Sports is proud to offer a safe, dynamic and non-competitive environment for beginning young co-ed athletes to discover the fun in playing soccer. Athletes will develop basic skills and techniques necessary to succeed on both offense and defense. This four-week program is designed to introduce players to the sport, with 30 minutes of practice and conditioning followed by 30 minutes of fun game play. No experience necessary. No class on November 24.
$40(R) $48(N) Age: 7-12 Y
Robinswood Community Park - Fields
Register for Course 2203762 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Thursdays Nov 3-Dec 1
Pre-Season Basketball Clinics
Want to improve your basketball skills and fundamentals? This Pre-Season Basketball Clinic creates an opportunity for co-ed players to participate and learn the concepts of basketball, develop their game, and prepare for the upcoming basketball season. Clinics focus on helping athletes improve their skills and develop their talent by learning basic practice drills and emphasizing the fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting, defense, passing and much more!
$115(R) $138(N) Age: 5-6 Y
Tyee Community Gym
Register for Course 2203759 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays Nov 7-Dec 12
$115(R) $138(N) Age: 7-9 Y
Tyee Community Gym
Register for Course 2203760 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Nov 8-Dec 13
$115(R) $138(N) Age: 10-13 Y
Tyee Community Gym
Register for Course 2203758 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays Nov 9-Dec 14
Local Hoops Veterans Day Basketball Clinic
School's out in the Bellevue School District! Local Hoops will be offering a 3-hour basketball clinic for beginner and intermediate athletes, boys & girls! At the Veterans Day Clinic, we will breakdown: basic fundamentals, keys to being successful on the offensive end of the floor and educated rotations defensively in man to man. We will drill & rep our focus areas first and then finish with competitive game play at the end. Participants need to bring a ball and a reversible jersey (please notify us if your athlete does not have one). See you in the gym!
$75(R) $90(N) Age: 5-12 Y
Tyee Community Gym
Register for Course 2203970 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday Nov 11
Lake to Lake Bike Ride
The 9th annual Lake to Lake Bike Ride, presented by the City of Bellevue and Overlake Medical Center & Clinics took place on Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The ride utilizes low traffic roads, bike lanes and part of the Lake-to-Lake trail. Pump up your tires, put on your helmet and get rolling! We hope to see you next year! Go to the Lake to Lake Bike Ride webpage for more information!
Cross Country Workouts
Running – Fall Cross Country
Kids running cross country is one of the most basic forms of kids’ sports. Come join Bellevue Youth Sports’ outdoor running program by registering here or use the workouts below while exploring trails within Bellevue’s Park system. Workouts are age and experience appropriate and provide both short and long-distance workouts to improve fitness while having fun. Please make sure your runner has a towel for ground exercises and a water bottle each day. Cross country running for children develops strong mental skills and builds an improved sense of discipline towards running, other sports, and life in general.
Note: Running distances vary from a half-mile to one mile. Below is a five-day workout plan to get your kids out exercising during the week. Each workout is designed to take 45 – 60 minutes per day. See maps for Robinswood Park (one mile and half mile) and Wilburton Hill Park (one mile and half mile) for great courses for you and your family.
About Youth Sports
Bellevue's Youth Sports and Fitness programs seek to make the sports experience safe, fun and healthy for all children. In addition, these programs promote the value and importance of sports and physical activities in the emotional, physical, social and mental development of youth. Participation in sports and activities develops important character traits and lifelong values. Participation is provided to all those who enter, regardless of skill and ability.
- Get active: Programs are held year-round and city-wide for youth ages 3 to 12 years. Clinics and Leagues are held during the school year, and a full spectrum of day camps and clinics are held during school breaks and the summer.
- Sports and Fitness = Fun! Youth have a FUN learning experience and the opportunity to develop lifelong sports and fitness skills.
The goal of Bellevue's Youth Sports and Fitness programs is to provide quality programming with responsible leaders so youth have the opportunity to grow and learn. This program serves all youth, regardless of skill and ability, and provides fun learning experiences with the opportunity to develop lifetime sports and fitness skills.
Some of the programs offered include:
- Traditional/Seasonal Sports Leagues: basketball, soccer, baseball, and track and field
- School Break Youth Sports Day Camps
- Youth Martial Arts
- Indoor Soccer
- Special Events
- Fitness/Self Improvement
- Skateboard Park
Bellevue's sports leagues are generously supported by Land O'Frost Lunch Meats. See sponsor website for special savings for youth sports league participants.
Zachery Lystedt Law
This law was passed in Washington state in 2009. It prohibits youth athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion from returning to play without a licensed healthcare provider's approval. The law will directly affect youth sports, head injury policies and future City of Bellevue youth participants.
To help parents and children stay informed, Bellevue will help distribute information about this new law. Before any child is allowed to participate in a City of Bellevue Youth Sports program, the documents listed below must be read, signed and turned in prior to participation. These documents are also included in the informational packets for parents and coaches.
Inclement Weather Plan
Call 425-452-4627 before travelling to a Youth Sports program to ensure the facility is open.
In the event of inclement weather, the Parks & Community Services Department will make every effort to communicate the status of facilities and programs, special events and rentals. Administration will decide whether to cancel a program or close a facility based upon the safety of participants and employees and the ability to appropriately staff programs and facilities.
As a general rule, if the Bellevue School District is closed due to a weather event, Parks & Community Services Department classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire day. If the Bellevue School District is on a delayed schedule, call the facility for an updated status report. Select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. If you are unable to reach the facility, call the Parks & Community Services Department's general information number at 425-452-6885. Inclement weather can affect park use and trail conditions. Please use caution when visiting park sites during poor weather, as trails and other park facilities may become wet and slippery. Park trails may be closed.