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Youth Sports

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!

 

HRC SOFTBALL ACADEMY

Improve your game during the offseason.  Our knowledgeable staff will provide drills, terminology, and fundamentals that the instructors used while playing in college in the SEC, MIAA, and in JUCO. Four sessions are available to work with your busy schedule. You’re welcome to attend more than one session. Both sessions will include drills and conditioning designed by our experienced staff.  All participants will receive one t-shirt per child for all four sessions. 
 
Each session will have two separate sections; Saturday’s section is pitching, catching, & fielding. Sunday’s section is hitting.  Sign up for one or both.  Each session will run for 6 weeks.
 
Entry deadline: Session 4: February 6
Entry fee:  $80.00 per session,
or $40.00 if just doing just one section
Age divisions: 8 - 11 & 12 & older 
Held on: Pitching, catching, & fielding 
section held on Saturday’s:  Session 4P: February 16 – March 23
Hitting section held on Sunday’s:  Session 4H: February 17– March 24
Times: Saturday’s:
8-11 yr. olds – 9:00 – 10:00 am
12 & older – 10:00 – 11:00 am
Sunday’s:
8-11 yr. olds – 1:00-2:00 pm
12& older --- 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: Glassman batting cage - 4th & Milner
Instructors: Kate James, Hannah Hearld, & Candace Bollig
 
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.  Games are played on Saturday mornings at the HRC.  Practices are determined by volunteer coaches.
Entry Deadline: February 20
Entry fee: $25.00
Grade levels: 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th
Practices start: Week of March 4
Games start: Saturday, April 6
Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6:00pm @ HRC
 
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 20
Entry Fee: $25.00
Practice begins: The week of March 4
Play will begin: Saturday, April 6
Age groups: 5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10 & 11 – 14 (9-10 and 11-14 years participate in co-ed) (as of March 1, 2019)
Location: Practice – Pratt Optimist Soccer Complex – 4th & Milner
Games – Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex Nex-Tech Wireless Fields – 1376 HWY 40 Bypass
Coaches meeting: Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30pm
 
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 20
Entry Fee: $30.00
Age groups: 6 - 8 (COED), 9 - 12 (COED) (as of March 1, 2019)
Practice begins: The week of March 4
Play begins: Sunday, April 7
Location: Practice – Pratt Optimist Soccer
Complex – 4th & Pine
Games – Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex
Nex-Tech Wireless fields – 1376 HWY 40 Bypass
Coaches Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 28th  at 7:30pm
 
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 9
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 27
Entry Fee: $20.00
Held on: Saturday’s – April 6 – May 4
Time: 2:00 - 2:45pm
Ages: 3 & 4 year - w/an adult (as of March 1, 2019)
Location: Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex
Nex-Tech Wireless fields – 1376 HWY 40 Bypass
 
K-18 BASEBALL LEAGUE
The K-18 Baseball League is a traveling baseball program for boys, ages 13-15, as of May 1, 2019.  Participants will travel to surrounding communities as well as host their own games to play.  .  All practices will be held in Hays.
Entry Deadline: April 10
Entry Fee: $50.00 (Scholarship fee is $15.00)
Practices start: TBD
Games start: TBD
Ages: 13 - 15 (as of May 1, 2019)
 
RECREATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE
Have a summer of fun playing Baseball.  Leagues may have to be altered depending upon registration numbers.
Entry Deadline: April 24
ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS AFTER April 30
Entry Fee: $30.00
Practices start: Week of May 6
Games start: Week of May 27
Coaches Meeting: Thursday, May 2 at 7:30pm
Ages: 6 - 14 (as of June 1, 2019)
LEAGUES OFFERED: 
6 & 7 yr. old league (Machine Pitch)
8 - 10 yr. old League (Machine Pitch)
11 - 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 24
Entry Fee: $30.00
Practices start: Week of May 6
Games start: Week of May 27
Ages: 6 - 14 (as of June 1, 2019)
Coaches Meeting: Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30pm
LEAGUES OFFERED:
6 & 7 yr old League (Pitching Machine)
8 - 10 yr. old League (Pitching Machine)
11 - 14 yr. old League (Player Fast 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.  
Entry Deadline: May 1
Entry Fee: $20.00
Age groups: 4 & 5 (as of June 1, 2019)
Practices start: Week of May 13
Games start: Week of May 27
Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00pm
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