Sunday, July 3, 2022

Let the Games Begin! Spring Athletics is in Full Swing

Spring Athletics is in full swing at the Community Services Department, and the competition is heating up!

Athletic programs are a staple of any good Parks and Recreation department, and ours is no exception. Every season, Southlake residents can sign up for a myriad of leagues, classes, and camps to compete, play and perfect their favorite sport. From America’s pastime, basketball, flag football, to volleyball and everything in between, Southlake has it all!

This season, the Athletics Division is upping their game with the Girls’ Volleyball League and Youth Flag Football League. With these two programs growing more than ever, now is the perfect time to work on your athletic mastery. The Girls’ Volleyball League is open to ages 6-12 years old. Youth Flag Football has a league for each grade level from Kindergarten to 8th grade. The growth and success of these programs are indicative of the value our community places on youth sports.

Everyone knows that playing sports is fun, but there are multiple benefits associated with youth athletics. Playing sports improves physical, mental, social, and emotional development in children. For example, playing on a team helps kids learn crucial social skills like teamwork, leadership, and communication. Practicing and seeing visible improvements helps children develop healthy self-esteem and gain confidence while having a blast!

Not only does participating in youth athletics help kids today, but it also sets them up for success in the future. According to Aspen Project Play, physical activity during early childhood can have lasting positive effects throughout adulthood. For example, active children can score up to 40% on tests, are 15% more likely to go to college, and have lower levels of depression and self- derogation.

As adults, active children have 7-8% higher annual earnings, are more productive at work, and have a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. The individual benefits transfer to communities as well. Active communities tend to have higher property values, lower heart disease rates, and higher graduation rates.

There’s no denying that athletics plays a vital role in youth development and the building of healthy and strong communities. We are proud of our robust athletics programming and are looking forward to everything that’s to come. Make sure to keep an eye on our website and register for your favorite sport! Let the games begin!


Registration Is Now Open for Spring Youth Volleyball and Flag Football

Register now to secure your child’s spot in one of City of Southlake’s spring youth athletic programs, including youth volleyball and Under the Lights flag football.

Spring Youth Volleyball

Join the City of Southlake in this recreational youth volleyball league designed for girls ages 6-12. Jerseys will be provided and a set rotation will be utilized to ensure all players receive equal playing time. All teams will play an 8-game season plus playoffs. All players must register as individuals (no teams). Girl serving volleyball in Southlake youth volleyball league

Registration Closes: February 23, 2018
Coaches Meeting: March 6, 2018
Practice Begins: Week of March 19
Season Dates: March 24 – May 5
League Tournament: Week of May 7

Register for spring youth volleyball online or in person at 1400 Main Street, Suite 210.

Under the Lights Youth Flag Football

City of Southlake is proud to partner with Under Armour for our spring 2018 youth flag football program, Under the Lights. Under the Lights is a co-ed league for 1st through 8th graders. There will be 8 regular season games in a 6 vs. 6 format. Practice is held one hour before each game, which is great for kids who play multiple sports!Kids high five after a good game of flag football

Registration Closes: February 16, 2018
Season Dates: March 22 – May 18
1st – 6th Grade Games: Fridays 5PM – 9PM
K, 7th and 8th Grade Games: Thursdays 5PM – 9PM
League Tournament: May 23 & May 24

Register for Under the Lights at Registration closes on February 16, 2018, with limited late registration available.

If you have any questions about our spring youth athletic programs, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at 817-748-8019.