Sports & Athletics

Golf in the Halls Fundraiser

Date
November 17 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
Valley High School
Cost
$15-20
Organization
West Des Moines Community Schools Foundation
Contact
Gretta Geneser
Information
Registration is now open for the Nov. 17 Golf in the Halls event. You won't want to miss this fun event where students and families can play miniature golf in the halls of Valley High School.

#OptOutside Hike

Date
November 23 - 1:00 p.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For
Public
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Choose to #OptOutside on Black Friday with your friends and family. We’ll reconnect you with nature on a hike through Jester Park.

Lifeguard Certification and Re-Certification Courses

Date
November 30 (all day)
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.

Super Saturday Shootout

Date
December 1 - 12:33 a.m.
Location
Jester Park Outdoor Rec & Wellness Center
Event For
ages 12 and older
Cost
$20
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Learn the basics of archery and air rifle target shooting. Get hands on shooting experience in the warmth and comfort of the new indoor shooting ranges. PCC Naturalist are certified archery and air rifle instructors and all equipment will be provided.

CityLight Basketball

Date
December 8 (all day)
Location
Walnut Creek Church
Cost
$60
Organization
CityLight Basketball
Contact
Dave Rude
Phone
515-865-6181
Information
CityLight Basketball is a fun recreational league that is for children age 5 through eighth grade. There are separate boys and girls divisions.

Light the Night

Date
December 21 - 12:33 a.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For
Public
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars, and share a cup of hot cocoa.

Air Rifle Target Shooting

Date
December 27 - 12:33 a.m.
Location
Jester Park Outdoor Rec & Wellness Center
Event For
ages 12 and up
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Target shooting is a lifelong sport and can be practiced for most at an early age and continue through adulthood. Learn the basics of air rifle target shooting from PCC naturalists certified from the Student Air Rifle Program. Equipment provided.

Winter Hike

Date
December 28 - 12:33 a.m.
Location
Jester Park Nature Center
Event For
all ages
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Take a hike with a naturalist and discover the wonder of the forest in the winter.

Courage League Sports—Chaamps Basketball

Date
January 12 (all day)
Location
4405 121st Street, Urbandale, IA 50323
Event For
ages 7 and older
Cost
Members - FREE; Non-Members - $79
Organization
Courage League Sports
Contact
Porshia Perkins
Phone
515-421-4022
Information
Has your child with high functioning ADHD, Autism or Asperger Syndrome been sidelined from games? Discouraged they can't play at a normal pace in competitive sports leagues? At CLS, our Ch.A.A.M.P.S. League provides your child with a competitive sports program designed specifically for them.

West Des Moines Soccer Club Spring Recreational League

Date
February 28 (all day)
Location
Raccoon River Soccer Fields
Event For
all ages
Organization
West Des Moines Soccer Club
Contact
Traci Froehlich
Information
Join one of our recreational soccer leagues for players born between 2004 and 2015. Register for 4U Mini-Kickers, 5U/6U Cubs, 7U/8U Pre-Academy, and 9U - 15U Recreational teams! No 16U+ teams available in spring.

West Des Moines Soccer Club—Spring 2019 Season

Date
March 1 (all day)
Event For
Ages 3 to 15
Cost
$75-$275
Organization
West Des Moines Soccer Club
Information
The West Des Moines Soccer Club offers playing opportunities for children ages 3 – 14 this Spring and welcomes all skill levels. Our specialized player development program focuses on educating each player while fostering a greater love for the sport of soccer.

Valley Tigers Boys Summer Soccer Camp

Date
July 9 - 9:00 a.m.
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.