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:   February 1-24
Program Dates:  March 6-9
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:   February 1- 24
Program Dates:   March 13-16
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.

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:   February 6- March 17
Program Dates:  March 20-23
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:   February 6- March 17
Program Day:   Thursdays
Program Dates:  April 13-May 4
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:   February 6- March 17
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:   April 3-May 19
Camp Dates:  June 5-8
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:   April 3-May 19
Camp Dates:  June 512-15
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 Program

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This program focuses on teaching participants the basics fundamentals of soccer with fun drills. There will be weekly instruction and sessions leading up scrimmages. Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Registration:   August 1-September 1
Program Dates:  Tuesdays
Program Dates:   September 12, 19, 26, October 3rd
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. All games are played on Saturday mornings. Each participate will receive a t-shirt. Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Registration:  May 1-August 11
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 focuses on the basic fundamentals used in the game of basketball. Campers will learn how to defend opponents and implements the offensive techniques necessary to become a scorer. The Mount Pleasant High School Varsity Boy’s Basketball Coach, Paul Rundquist will be instructing this camp.

Registration:    August 1-September 8
Program Dates:  October 9-12
Program Time:  5:00-6 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.


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 against Fort Madison. 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:  Ends January 27
Practice Dates:  January 27
Practice Time:  2:30-5:00 pm
Practice Location:  Cottrell Gym
Performance Date: January 27 at the Mount Pleasant Community High School
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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Camp offers youth the opportunity to develop basic cheerleading skills such as jumps, chants, and flexibility exercises.  Participants will practice 3 times before they perform at the Mount Pleasant High School Football game on October 14th against Fairfield. This camp will be instructed by Nikole Keaster, the Mount Pleasant high school head Cheer Coach.

K-1st will receive a pair of pom poms and 2nd-5th will receive a giant pink hair bow. Don’t forget to wear your maroon & gold to support our school.

Registration: August 1- September 8
Practice Dates:   TBA

Practice Time:  TBA
Practice Location:  Cottrell Gym
Performance Date:   October 14th 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.