Youth Sports Programs

The City of Ellensburg Parks and Recreation Department coordinates a wide range of youth sports programs which focus on teaching proper fundamentals in a positive environment. City of Ellensburg Athletic programs provide participants with an opportunity to learn new skills, engage in physical activity, and form new friendships.

Youth Sports Programs are listed below based on the school year calendar, with programs beginning in September listed first. UPDATED for the 2023-2024 School Year

Register for all Athletic Programs and many other Ellensburg Parks and Recreation programs online with our online registration.
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Free Open Gyms

The Ellensburg Parks and Recreation department in partnership with the Ellensburg School District will offer a variety of FREE Open Gyms. 

All participants are required to sign a waiver to participate. Youth under 18 will need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian upon entrance.

The Open Gym page includes a Google Calendar listing each Open Gym date, be sure to reference the calendar, as days and times of Open Gyms are subject to change.

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MiniVolley - NEW Program

  • Youth in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade
    • Fall Camps: September through October
    • Registration: August through September
    • Registration is CLOSED
    • MiniVolley - Camp Information Flyer - exact Season and Registration dates

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Tiny Tots Soccer

  • Youth ages 3 to 5 years old at the start of camps
    • Fall Camps: October through December New for 2023
    • Registration: September through October New for 2023
    • Registration is CLOSED - class have reached capacity
    • Tiny Tots Soccer - Camp Information Flyer - exact Season and Registration dates
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Youth Basketball

The Youth Basketball season is divided into two sessions.

Coed Kindergarten and Girls 1st to 8th Grade

Coed Kinder & Girls 1st to 8th Grade - Game Schedules

Boys 1st to 8th Grade

Boys 1st to 8th Grade - Game Schedules

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Tiny Tots Basketball

  • Youth ages 3 to 5 years old at the start of camps
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Coed Youth Volleyball - Game Schedules



  • Coed Kinder through 6th Grade
    • Spring Season: April through May
    • Registration: January through February
    • Registration is CLOSED - Run Club has reached capacity
    • Coed Youth Running Club Information Flyer - exact Season and Registration dates
    • Club Dates: TBD
    • Volunteer Coaches NEEDED!!!
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  •  Youth ages 3 to 5 years old at the start of classes


The City of Ellensburg Parks and Recreation Department is proud to present Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps. Multiple sports camps will be held throughout the summer for youth 3 through 12 years old.

Many Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps have full day or half day options. Select camps will include swimming at Memorial Pool with Skyhawks camp counselors and lifeguards supervising.

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Volunteer head and assistant coaches are needed for all teams for Girls Youth Basketball, Boys Youth Basketball, Coed Youth Volleyball, and Coed Youth Running Club.

Coaches will lead 1 to 2 practices per week and manage games. Individuals with a love for sports and enjoy working with youth, are encouraged to volunteer.

All volunteer coaches are to complete a volunteer application by following the link below:

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Youth Recreation Scholarships

HopeSource Youth Recreation Scholarships are available for sports leagues, day camps, music lessons, art classes, dance, gymnastics, swim lessons, and more, for children up to age 18.

Visit the HopeSource website for additional information or to apply for a scholarship or call (509) 925-1448.

HopeSource Youth Scholarship Information

HopeSource Scholarship Application

Ellensburg Athletic Programs

For contact information for local youth sports leagues (including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, football, and wrestling), fitness centers, classes, and camps, please visit Ellensburg Athletic Programs