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Bellevue's Youth Sports and Fitness programs seek to make the sports experience safe, fun and healthy for all children. In addition, these programs promote the value and importance of sports and physical activities in the emotional, physical, social and mental development of youth. Participation in sports and activities develops important character traits and lifelong values. Participation is provided to all those who enter, regardless of skill and ability.
- Get active: Programs are held year-round and city-wide for youth ages 3 to 12 years. Clinics and Leagues are held during the school year, and a full spectrum of day camps and clinics are held during school breaks and the summer.
- Sport and Fitness = Fun: Youth have a FUN learning experience and the opportunity to develop lifelong sports and fitness skills.
The goal of Bellevue's Youth Sports and Fitness programs is to provide quality programming with responsible leaders so youth have the opportunity to grow and learn. This program serves all youth, regardless of skill and ability, and provides fun learning experiences with the opportunity to develop lifetime sports and fitness skills.
Some of the programs offered include:
- Traditional/Seasonal Sports Leagues: basketball, soccer, baseball, and track and field
- Seasonal Youth Sports Day Camps
- Biddy Saturday Sports Clinics
- Youth Martial Arts
- Indoor Soccer
- Special Events
- Fitness/Self Improvement
- Skateboard Park
The Zackery Lystedt Law -- This new law was passed in Washington state in 2009. It prohibits youth athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion from returning to play without a licensed healthcare provider's approval. The law will directly affect youth sports, head injury policies and future City of Bellevue youth participants.
To help parents and children stay informed, Bellevue will help distribute information about this new law. Before any child is allowed to participate in a City of Bellevue Youth Sports program, the documents listed below must be read, signed and turned in prior to participation. These documents are also included in the informational packets for parents and coaches.
NOTICE: If the Bellevue School District is closed due to inclement weather, all Parks registered classes and programs are cancelled. However, select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. Please call the facility or program area for additional information and weekend program information.
Bellevue's sports leagues are generously supported by Land o' Frost Lunch Meats. See sponsor website for special savings for youth sports league participants.