SPORTS LEAGUES

When playing team sports, kids will communicate and interact with other kids and adults (i.e. coaches). One of the most important traits children need to develop is social skills; a great way to develop these skills is to have them participate in team sports, where they will have to communicate with coaches and teammates on a regular basis.

PARTICIPATE IN TEAM SPORTS

 

 

 

Youth Sports

 

Tykes Soccer Leagues | Grades PreK-1st | High Desert Complex

Tykes soccer is all about having fun and learning a new sport for our youngest soccer stars. Over a 6-week season, players will practice once a week and will have one game day, weather permitting, each Saturday. All games will take place at the High Desert Sports Complex while practices will depend on the requests of each volunteer coach. RAPRD provides player jerseys. Parents are responsible for providing shorts, shin guards, socks and a size-3 soccer ball. PreK must be 4 years old by registration deadline.

 Registration deadline is Tuesday, February 9th.

2nd & 3rd Grade Instructional Leagues | Grades 2nd-3rd | High Desert Complex

2nd & 3rd graders are formally introduced to the fundamentals of soccer. Practices and games will be a little longer and the teams, field and soccer balls will be larger in this next step of the RAPRD soccer experience. Parents can expect their soccer players to learn the basics of dribbling, passing and shooting in a personalized, interactive and fun environment. All games will take place at High Desert Sports Complex on Saturdays, weather permitting. Practices, held once-a-week, will depend on the request of each volunteer coach. RAPRD will provide player jerseys. Parents provide shorts, shin guards, socks and a size-4 soccer ball.

 Registration deadline is Tuesday, February 9th.

4th & 5th Grade Development Leagues | Grades 4th-5th | High Desert Sports Complex

The 4th & 5th grade leagues is the next step in the RAPRD developmental process. Soccer fundamentals continue to be taught and promoted and more advanced concepts are introduced. With experience gained in the developmental league will equip players to handle the demands of playing in a more physically and mentally challenging environment. RAPRD provides player jerseys. Parents provide shorts, shin guards, socks and a size-4 soccer ball. Practices are held twice-a-week for 6 weeks, based on the request of each volunteer coach. Games are held on Saturday each week at the High Desert Sports Complex, weather permitting. 

Registration deadline is Tuesday, February 9th.

6th to 8th Grades Soccer Leagues | Grades 6th-8th | High Desert Sports Complex

9th to 12th Grade Soccer Leagues | Grades 9th-12th | High Desert Sports Complex

These programs emphasize development, engagement, sportsmanship, teamwork and fun! Practices are held twice-a-week for 6 weeks, based on the request of each volunteer coach. All games will take place at High Desert Sports Complex on Saturdays, weather permitting.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, February 9th.

Youth Lacrosse League | Grades 1st-8th | Bend & Redmond

RAPRD continues our great partnership with the Bend Park and Recreation District to offer the great game of Lacrosse. It’s no wonder why lacrosse is so popular - it’s exciting, fast-paced and great fun! A wonderful off-season complement to many other sports, this program emphasizes skill development, participation, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. Teams will meet twice a week and play a seven game schedule. Helmets, goggles, sticks and mouth guards are provided by the Park District. Teams will be created from the pool of registered participants. Practices will be in Redmond and games will be in Bend. Volunteer coaches must participate in the clinic held in Bend. Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 1st.

 

Fee includes practice gear for coaches (balls, scrimmage vests and goalie gear), a game jersey for each participant, mouth piece, rental helmet and stick for the season if needed.

Coaches

Volunteer coaches are needed for our youth sports leagues. Your assistance will assure the success of our youth leagues.

 

All of our coaches must fill out a volunteer coaches form consenting to a background check, attend a pre-season coaches clinic, complete concussion training and participate in a coaches clinic. Volunteer coaching forms are located on our website or picked up at the Cascade Swim Center and must be returned prior to the registration deadline.

 

Team rosters and supplies will be handed out at the coaches clinic provided your background check is current. Practice times and locations will be chosen at the clinic.

 

We greatly appreciate all of our volunteer coaches!

ADULT PROGRAMS

Sign your team up now to join a Redmond Softball League. The season runs from May through July and all games will be played at The High Desert Sports Complex. Umpires are provided for Men's Competitive League and Co-Ed Recreational playoff games.