Friday, August 12, 2022

City of Southlake Athletics Wins the Gold Member City Award

It’s been a month full of good news for the Community Services Department!

The Athletics team recently won this year’s Gold Member City Award from the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF). The Gold Member City Award recognizes significant participation, support, and involvement with TAAF. Last year, the Athletics division registered 177 teams: 45 Volleyball, 112 Flag Football, and 20 Basketball teams!

The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation is a nonprofit organization that promotes, organizes, and conducts amateur athletics in the State of Texas. Their mission is to create and maintain in the State of Texas a permanent organization representative of amateur athletics and/or organizations devoted thereto; to establish and maintain the highest ideals of amateur sports in the State of Texas; promote the development of physical education and encourage the standardization of rules of all amateur athletics, games, and competitions.

Southlake is proud to be a member city. Thanks to this partnership, our teams can participate in regional and state tournaments hosted by TAAF. Moreover, our staff members receive access to training and continuous education to continue providing world-class experiences to Southlake athletes.

Here’s what our Athletics Team had to say about winning this award.

“It’s exciting to be recognized as a leader for youth sports in our area. To receive an award for our high levels of participation is a great reflection of our team and overall athletics program! We want to use sports to impact as many people as possible. It’s awesome to know we are making a difference in the lives of the people of this community, especially the kids!” Leigh Blake, Athletics Supervisor

Congratulations to Leigh and Chelsea for being recognized state-wide for their outstanding efforts in athletics. We are honored to receive this award and love providing world-class athletics opportunities to Southlake residents. We are proud to be a part of the award-winning Team Southlake.

Game On! Register for Fall Athletic Leagues

School is about to start again, and while the dog days of summer are behind us, fall brings new opportunities to stay active. Registration for Fall Youth Athletic Leagues is now open, and there are plenty of chances to get your head in the game this semester.

Fall Girls Volleyball League
Don’t miss your chance to improve your child’s cardiovascular health, hand-eye coordination, and teambuilding skills! Volleyball is a fun, team sport that improves athletic ability while teaching good sportsmanship.

Girls ages eight and under, ten and under, and 12 and under can sign up for the Girls Volleyball League until August 30. Practice begins the week of September 20 and will run until October 30.

Games are on Saturdays, and all players will be assigned to a team. Uniforms are provided. The League Tournament will take place on November 6.

Register today!

Under the Lights Flag Football League
Fall and football go together like peanut butter and jelly. If your kid wants to level up their flag football skills, look no further than Southlake Under the Lights.

Under the Lights is Under Armour, Inc.’s only youth flag football partner. Kids can improve their athletic skills and build confidence through this non-contact football experience.

Registration closes on August 16. The season runs from September 18- November 6, with League Playoffs on November 11 and 13.

Learn more information and register here.

Winter Basketball League
It’s nothing but net with the Winter Basketball League. Get ready to leave it all on the court this winter.

Players can register as individual players or on a team. Registration closes October 18, and practice begins the week of November 29. The season runs from December 4 until February 5, with the League Playoffs from February 7-12.

There are no games or practices from December 20-January 1.

Register here.

Now is the time to plan for your fall activities. Register for our world-class youth athletic leagues if your child is interested in leveling up their technique, meeting new friends, and learning new skills!

Game On!