Sports & Athletics

Iowa Outdoor EXPO for Kids and Families

Date
Sep. 23
Location
Des Moines Water Works Park
Event For
all ages
Cost
Free
Organization
Des Moines Izaak Walton League, Iowa DNR, Polk Co. Conservation, City of Des Moines
Contact
Lisa McIntyre
Phone
515-360-4352
Information
The Iowa Outdoor EXPO for Kids and Families provides a chance for kids and families to learn, explore, and rediscover outdoor recreation through hands on activities. We have over 60 stations from fishing, watersports (canoe/kayak/paddleboard), and archery, to Kids Corner and buckskinners.

Des Moines Swimming Federation

Date
Sep. 30
Location
Valley High School
Event For
ages 6 & older
Organization
Des Moines Swimming Federation
Contact
Alicia Emanuel
Phone
515-371-5082
Information
Des Moines Swimming Federation has opened registration for the 2018-19 Short Course season. We invite athletes ages 6 & up to schedule a no-obligation trial with our swim team. Season starts in early September.

Fall Girls’ Tennis Camp

Date
Oct. 4 - 4:30 pm
Location
Valley Southwoods
Event For
elementary and middle school girls
Cost
No cost
Organization
Valley Girls Tennis Team
Contact
Mike Conlon
Phone
515-360-9196
Information
Girls tennis camp on Tuesdays & Thursdays, from Sept. 11-Oct. 4.

“Try Lacrosse” Practices

Date
Oct. 14
Location
Jordan Creek Elementary, 4105 Fuller Road, West Des Moines
Event For
students grades 4-12
Organization
West Des Moines Lacrosse Club
Contact
Beech Turner
Phone
515-201-9923
Information
Opportunity for girls and boys in grades 4-12 to try lacrosse at no cost during the club’s fall practices which begin the week of Sept. 10.

“Try Lacrosse” Opportunity

Date
Oct. 15
Location
Jordan Creek Elementary, 4105 Fuller Road, West Des Moines
Event For
boys & girls grades 4-12
Organization
West Des Moines Lacrosse Club
Contact
Beech Turner
Phone
515-201-9923
Information
Tiger Lacrosse is welcoming students new to the sport in grades 4-12 to try the game without obligation during the club’s fall practices which begin the week of Sept. 10.

Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading

Date
Oct. 27
Location
Valley Community Center
Event For
grades K-6
Cost
$95
Organization
Valley Community Center
Contact
Gabe Carlson
Phone
515-327-6000
Information
Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading will develop your athlete's character, confidence, faith, and sportsmanship during their personal athletic journey.

Courage League Sports – Chaamps Soccer

Date
Oct. 27
Location
4405 121st St., Urbandale, IA 50323
Event For
ages 7 and above
Cost
Members - FREE; Non-Members - $79
Organization
Courage League Sports
Contact
Porshia Perkins
Phone
515-421-4022
Information
Courage Leagues Chaamps Soccer offers a competitive sports program for children with high-functioning ADHD, autism or Asperger Syndrome.

Valley Boys’ Soccer Developmental Camp

Date
Nov. 10 - 1:00 pm
Location
Westridge Elementary
Event For
ages 7-12
Cost
$70 per session
Contact
Aziz Haffar
Phone
5157834893
Information
This camp will focus on the basics and foundations of the game.

Lifeguard Certification and Re-Certification Courses

Date
Nov. 30
Location
YMCA of Greater Des Moines (multiple locations)
Event For
grades 9-12
Organization
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Contact
Ann Peterson
Phone
515-471-8509
Information
Lifeguard certification classes are available at the YMCA of Greater Des Moines for participants over 15 years old.

Valley Tigers Boys Summer Soccer Camp

Date
Jul. 9 - 9:00 am
Location
Valley Stadium
Event For
Grades 1-12
Cost
$90/session
Organization
Valley Tiger Boys' Soccer
Contact
Aziz Haffar
Phone
515-975-2727
Information
This camp will focus on the basics and foundations of the game. The camp experience will benefit both beginning and seasoned players. Coaches will touch on the physical, technical, tactical and physiologi- cal aspects of the game. Campers will have a balance of games, drills, and fun.