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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!

VOLLEY-TOTS
Volley-Tots is a camp designed for youth entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Kids will learn the fundamentals of volleyball, in this new program designed to develop skills, while developing teamwork, sportsmanship, and a love for the game!!  Parents are encouraged to attend and are welcome to participate!  All participants will receive a T-Shirt.
Entry Deadline:  September 13
Entry fee:  $20.00
Held on:    Saturday’s, September 23 - October 28
Time:  9:00 – 10:00am
Age groups:  Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Location:  Recreation Center

FALL PEE WEE SOCCER
Pee Wee Soccer program prepares children and their parents for organized soccer in a fun environment.  Parents and their children will learn together 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.
Entry Deadline:  September 13
Entry fee:  $20.00
Held on:  Saturday’s - Sept. 23 - Oct. 28
Times:  1:00 - 1:45pm
Ages:  3 - 5
Location:  Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex
Limitations:  Min. 15   Max. 50

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL OPEN GYM
Join us at 13th Street Gym, and work on your game!  Open to all high school/college aged persons. Entry fee includes participation fee and t-shirt.
Entry Deadline:  September 6
Entry Fee:  $25.00/season or $1.00/drop in
Held on:  Tue. - Thurs. - Sept. 12 – Nov. 9
Time:   5:30 – 7:30pm
Ages:  High School & College Students
Location:  13th Street Gym – 323 W. 13th

HRC SOFTBALL ACADEMY
Improve your game during the offseason.  Our knowledgeable staff will provide drills, terminology, and fundamentals set forth by TMP and HHS softball coaches.  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 a t-shirt.

Each session will have two separate sections, Monday’s section is pitching & catching, Tuesday’s section is hitting.  Sign up for one or both.  Each sessions will run for 8 weeks.

Entry deadline: Session 1: September 13
Session 2: November 15
Session 3: January 17
Session 4: March 14

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 section held Monday’s:
Session 1: Sept. 18 – Nov. 6
Session 2: Nov. 20 – Jan. 8
Session 3: Jan. 22 – March 12
Session 4: March 19 – May 7

Hitting section held on Tuesday’s:
Session 1: Sept. 19 – Nov. 7
Session 2: Nov. 21 – Jan. 9
Session 3: Jan. 23 – March 13
Session 4: March 20 – May 8

Times: 8-11 yr. Olds – 6:00 – 7:00pm, 12 & older – 7:00 – 8:00pm

Location: Glassman batting cage - 4th & Milner

HRC SOCCER ACADEMY
Don’t let your skills fade during the offseason.  Individual skill and fundamentals will be taught in a fun, upbeat environment.  Academy will be held on Sunday afternoons at 13th street gym.  All participants will receive a T-Shirt.
Entry Deadline:  October 25
Entry Fee:  $30.00
Held on:  Sunday’s – Nov. 5 – Dec. 10 WE WILL NOT MEET ON NOV. 26
Age and Time:   8 & Under 2:00 - 3:30pm, 12 & Under 3:30 - 5:00pm
Location:  13th Street Gym

INSTRUCTIONAL BASKETBALL
This program introduces the basics of basketball to youth in grades Kindergarten through Second.  This will be a fun way to learn to dribble, pass, shoot and more.  Second graders will play structured games to prepare them for Biddy Basketball.
Entry Deadline:  October 25
Entry Fee:  $15.00
Held on:  Saturday’s – Nov. 4 – Dec. 9
  WE WILL NOT MEET ON NOV. 25
Grade and Time:  Kindergarten:  10:00 - 10:50am
  First grade:  11:10am - 12:00pm
  Second grade:  12:15 - 1:15pm
Location:  Recreation Center Gyms

EARLY START BASKETBALL CAMP
Get an early start to your basketball season!  Come join us before the start of Biddy Basketball to freshen up on your skills.  This camp will reinforce strong fundamentals and drills to start off the basketball season.  Volunteer coaches are encouraged to attend and learn drills they can take back to practices as well.
Entry Deadline:  November 8
Entry Fee:  $20.00
Held on:  Monday - Thursday - Nov. 13 –16
Time:   6:00 - 8:00pm
Ages:  3rd – 6th grade - Boys & Girls
Location:  Recreation Center Gyms

BIDDY BASKETBALL
Come and be a part of this exciting basketball league.  The size of the balls, the height of the goals, and the distance of the free throw lines are modified to fit each age division. These simple modifications permit the players to learn the fundamentals of the game and develop their ball handling skills with regard to their age and physical abilities.  Practices are conducted by volunteer coaches, at the time they choose, two times a week for one hour, and games are played on Saturdays.
Entry Deadline:  November 22
  ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS AFTER November 29
Entry Fee:  $25.00
Practice begins:  The week of December 4
Play will begin:  Saturday, January 6
Grade Divisions:  3rd Grade Boys/Girls
  4th Grade Boys/Girls
  5th Grade Boys/Girls
  6th/7th Grade Boys/Girls
Location:  Recreation Center Gyms
Coaches Meeting:  Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:00pm

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. Minimum 20 kids in each age group.  
Entry Deadline:  December 13
Entry fee:  $25.00
Held on:  Sunday’s - January 7 – February 11
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.  Games are played on Saturday mornings at the HRC.  Practices are determined by volunteer coaches.
Entry Deadline:  February 21
  ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATION AFTER FEB. 23
Entry fee:  $25.00
Grade levels:  3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th
Practices start:  Week of March 5
Games start:  Saturday, April 7
Coaches Meeting:  Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6:00pm

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 21
  ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATION AFTER FEB. 23
Entry Fee:  $25.00
Practice begins:  The week of March 5
Play will begin:  Saturday, April 7
Age groups:  5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10 & 11 - 14 (as of March 1, 2018)
Location:  Practice – Pratt Optimist Soccer Complex – 4th & Milner
  Games – Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex Nex-Tech Wireless Fields – 1376 HWY 40 Bypass
Coaches meeting:   Thursday, March 1 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 21
  ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATION AFTER FEB. 23
Entry Fee:  $30.00
Age groups:  6 - 8 (COED), 9 - 12 (COED) (as of March 1, 2018)
Practice begins:  The week of March 5
Play begins:  Sunday, April 8
Location:  Practice – Pratt Optimist Soccer Complex – 4th & Pine
  Games – Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex Nex-Tech Wireless fields – 1376 HWY 40 Bypass
Coaches Meeting:  Thursday, March 1 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 10
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

SPRING 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 28
Entry Fee:  $20.00
Held on:  Saturday’s – April 7 – May 5
Time:  2:00 - 2:45pm
Ages:  3 & 4 year - w/an adult (as of March 1, 2018)
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, 2018.  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 11
Entry Fee:  $50.00 (Scholarship fee is $15.00)
Practices start:  TBD
Games start:  TBD
Ages:  13 - 15 (as of May 1, 2018)

RECREATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE
NOTE WE HAVE CHANGED AGE GROUPS!
Have a summer of fun playing Baseball.  Leagues may have to be altered depending upon registration numbers.
Entry Deadline:  April 25
  ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS AFTER April 30
Entry Fee:  $30.00
Practices start:  Week of May 7
Games start:  Week of May 29
Coaches Meeting:  Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30pm
Ages:  6 - 14 (as of June 1, 2018)
LEAGUES OFFERED:
6 -7 yr old league (Machine Pitch)
8 - 10 yr. old League (Player Pitch)
11 - 14 yr old League (Player pitch)*
**AGE DIVISION SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
*14U Baseball may require travel to surrounding communities*

RECREATIONAL SOFTBALL LEAGUE
NOTE WE HAVE CHANGED AGE GROUPS!
Sign up today for a summer of softball and fun!  Leagues may have to be altered depending upon registration numbers.
Entry Deadline:  April 25
  ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS AFTER April 30
Entry Fee:  $30.00
Practices start:  Week of May 7
Games start:  Week of May 29
Ages:  6 - 14 (as of June 1, 2018)
Coaches Meeting:  Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30pm
LEAGUES OFFERED:
6 & 7 yr old League (Coach Pitch)
8 - 10 yr. old League (Pitching Machine)
11 - 14 yr. old League (Player Fast Pitch)
11- 14 yr old (Player Slow Pitch)
**AGE GROUPS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

RECREATIONAL TEE BALL LEAGUE
NOTE WE HAVE CHANGED AGE GROUPS!
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 2
  ABSOLUTELY NO REGISTRATIONS AFTER May 7
Entry Fee:  $20.00
Age groups:  4 & 5 (as of June 1, 2018)
Practices start:  Week of May 14
Games start:  Week of May 29
Coaches Meeting:  Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00pm

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