Youth Activities

Youth Sports

Youth Sports Philosophy

It is the philosophy of the Mount Pleasant Parks & Recreation Department to provide youth with the opportunity to participate in a learning environment where they have a positive experience.  Although these programs may involve competition, winning and losing are secondary to children learning the sport, enjoyment, or participation, and sportsmanship.

Youth Indoor Soccer Camp (1st-8th)

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Boys and girls will enjoy playing indoor soccer in this program taught by the Mount Pleasant High School Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Brennan Williamson and the Mount Pleasant High School Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Neil Schmitz and players. This camp emphasis on motor-skills, sportsmanship, and learning the basic soccer rules. This program fills up fast so sign up early.

Registration:   TBA
Program Dates:
Time:
1st-3rd: 5:30-6:15 PM
4th– 8th: 6:15-7:00 PM
Location: Cottrell Gym
Fee:   $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.

Little Dunkers (1st-2nd)

Dribble, pass, and shoot! This is an instructional program. Children will learn the basics of basketball through fun, and instructional drills. Youth sized basketballs and lowered basketball nets will be used in the development of young children’s skills. The program instructor is Paul Rundquist, Mount Pleasant Panther Boys’ Varsity Coach.

Registration:   TBA
Program Dates:
Time:
Location:  Cottrell Gym
Fee:   $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.

Youth Volleyball Camp (3rd-6th)

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This program teaches the basic fundamentals of volleyball. Participants learn how to bump, set, and dig for the ball. This camp is instructed by the Middle School 8th Grade Volleyball coach, Lisa Lowery.

Registration:   TBA
Program Dates:
Time:   5:00-6:00 PM
Location:   Cottrell Gym
Fee: $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.


Kindergarten Soccer Program

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This program is for boys and girls to be taught the basic fundamentals of soccer with fun drills. This program consists of weekly instruction and sessions leading up to scrimmages.

Registration:   TBA
Program Day:
Program Dates:
Time:  5:30-6:15 PM
Location:  East Lake Softball Complex, Field 3
Fee:  $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.


Youth Soccer League (1st-6th)

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This program focuses on the fundamentals, participation, and the fun of the game. Shin guards are required and games will be played on Saturday mornings.

Registration:   TBA
League Plays:   April- May
Location:   East Lake Soccer Complex
Fee:   $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.


Youth Golf Camp (Ages 8-14)

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This camp is four days of golfing instruction. Participants will be introduced the basic fundamentals of the proper grip, swing, stance, etiquette, and much more.

Registration:   TBA
Camp Dates:
Camp Time:   Ages 8-10 years 9:00-9:45 AM & Ages 11-14 years 10:00-10:45 AM

Location:   East Lake Park Driving Range
Fee: $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.


Youth Tennis Camp (Ages 8-14)

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This camp offers the participants the fun of learning about this lifelong sport. Participants will be taught the basic fundamentals of the proper grip, swing, stance, etiquette through instructional drills and fun.

Registration:   TBA
Camp Dates:
Camp Time:   Ages 8-10 years 9:00-9:45 AM & Ages 11-14 years 10:00-10:45 AM

Location:   East Lake Park Tennis Courts
Fee: $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.


Kindergarten Flag Football

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This program is for boys and girls. This program rotates participants through various stations that focus on skills of the game. Stations will include hiking, passing, flag-pulling, catching, and kicking. During practice time, participants will play a scrimmaged game. Volunteer coaches are needed for this program. We encourage parents/guardians to help. Please bring a water bottle.

10/10/2017 Notes: Tonight’s Kindergarten Flag Football practice will be cancelled due to the weather conditions. We will reschedule our last practice/scrimmages for next Tuesday, October 17th from 5:30-6:15 pm at the East Lake Softball Complex. We do apologize for the inconvenience.

Registration:   August 1-September 1
Program Dates:  Tuesdays
Program Dates:   Last practice is October 17th (make-up)
Time:  5:30-6:15 PM
Location:   East Lake Softball Complex, Field 3
Fee: $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.


Youth Flag Football League (1st-4th)

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This program is designed to teach boys and girls the basics of football in a fun and safe environment. Our program emphasizes on skill development, participation, and teamwork. Teams will practice once a week and then play their game on Saturday mornings at East Lake Soccer Complex. Please bring a water bottle.

Registration:  Ends September 8
League Plays: September -October
Location:   East Lake Soccer Complex
Fee: $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.


3rd-6th Grade Panther Basketball Camp

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This camp is lead by the Mount Pleasant High School Boys Basketball Coach, Paul Rundquist. He will provide knowledge of shooting, dribbling, passing, defensive and offensive techniques in a team and individual setting.

Registration:    August 1-September 8
Program Dates:  October 9-12
Program Time:  5:00-6 PM
Location:  Cottrell Gym (310 E Madison)
Fee:   $20 Residents $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.


Youth Basketball 3rd-6th League

 

Our league focuses on learning the fundamentals, participation, and the fun of playing the game of basketball. All games will be played on Saturday mornings. Each participate will receive a t-shirt.

5th-6th Grade Boys and Girls

Registration:   October 2-30
League Plays:   November and December
Fee:   $20 Residents,  $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.


3rd-4th Grade Boys and Girls

Registration:  November 6-December 29
League Plays:   January and February
Fee:   $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.


 

Youth Activities

Dance Clinic (K-5th)

Panther Dance Clinic Program

Join the Mount Pleasant Community High School Dance Team for a night of fun. Dancers will meet at Cottrell Gym and perform that evening at the halftime Girls Basketball game at the Mount Pleasant Community High School.  There will be face painting session, along with receiving a poster of the Dance Team. This clinic is instructed by the Mount Pleasant High School head Dance Coach, Nikole Keaster.

Don’t forget to wear your maroon & gold to support our school.

Registration:  TBA
Practice Dates:
Practice Time:
Practice Location:  Cottrell Gym
Performance Date:
Fee:   $20 Residents $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.

Panther Cheerleading Camp (K-5th)

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Stand up and shout! This camp offers youths the opportunity to develop the basic skills such as jumps, chants, and flexibility exercises. Participants will practice three nights before they perform at the Mount Pleasant 8th football game on October 12th! This camp is instructed by the Mount Pleasant head cheer coach, Nikole Keaster!

10/10/2017 Notes: Our plan is to move the performance Thursday, October 12th. Please arrive at 4:45 for pictures and the performance time will be at halftime about 5:00 pm.

*We understand the make up performance might not be the easiest for families, we do apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ashley at the Park and Rec office 319-385-1475 or mpparkandrec@gmail.com

Registration: August 1- September 15
Practice Dates: October 2, 4, 5 {No practice on Tuesday, October 3}

Practice Time:  K-1st 5:30-6:15 PM & 2nd-5th 6:15-7:00 PM
Practice Location:  Cottrell Gym
Performance Date:   October 12th at the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex
Fee:  $20 Residents, $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.

Cookies with Santa (Ages 3-7)

Cookies with Santa Program

Santa needs your help to decorate cookies for the elves. Each child will meet Santa, decorate cookies, play games, and make a Christmas craft. Parents do not need to stay on premise!

Registration:  November 1-December 1
Program Dates:  December 14
Program Time:  2:30-5:00 pm5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Heatilator Performing Arts Center & Civic Center Meeting Room
Fee:   $20 Residents $25 Non-residents

Please note: if registering online, a fee of $3.00 will be added for each participant.