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KIDSPORTS

All Kids Play

 

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Below are the upcoming sports that are being offered at KIDSPORTS.
For the full 2016/2017 sports calendar, click HERE

Spring Soccer

Sports Descriptions Click Here

Registration Deadlines:
TOT (3&4 year olds) - Apr. 7

K-12 Grade - Late Reg. at the KS office with late fee

For In-District Eugene, Springfield, and Pleasant Hill Players

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Lacrosse

Sports Descriptions Click Here

Registration Deadlines:
1-2 Grade Clinics - Mar. 31

3-8 Grade - Late Reg. at KS office with late fee

For In-District Eugene, Springfield, and Pleasant Hill Players

Baseball/Softball

Sports Descriptions Click Here

Registration Deadlines:
5-8 Grade - Apr. 21
K-4 Grade - Apr. 28
Little Hitters (4&5 year olds) - May 19

For In-District Eugene, Springfield, and Pleasant Hill Players

For COACH REGISTRATION information, click HERE

For OUT OF DISTRICT TEAM REGISTRATION information, click HERE

About KIDSPORTS

KIDSPORTS is the only multi-sport provider in lane county offering 9 sports each sports calendar year. 

Since 1953, KIDSPORTS has been dedicated to providing positive youth team sports experiences through family and community involvement that is based on the philosophy "ALL KIDS PLAY". 

"ALL KIDS PLAY" is a cornerstone to our organization. Our programs are open to any child who is able to participate regardless of race, religion, creed, sex, ability or financial status. 

Last year, $228,494 in scholarships were provided for 4,002 kids in the community.  

KIDSPORTS programs are designed to:

  • Provide a source of recreation for all children.
  • Provide children with an opportunity to learn about sports and improve their athletic skills through participation and competition. 
  • Give children a chance to grow socially by learning teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. 

Sports

  • Fall: Flag Football / Tackle Football / Soccer
  • Late Fall: Volleyball
  • Winter: Basketball
  • Spring: Soccer / Lacrosse
  • Late Spring: Softball / Baseball

SEE FULL 2016/2017 SPORTS CALENDAR HERE

Average Cost

  • $65.00 per sport

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • There are multiple ways KIDSPORTS can assist financially! Click below to learn more about KIDSPORTS Scholarships. 

Kids that play more than one sport get more from sport.

- Bev Smith (Executive Director/KIDSPORTS)

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WHY PLAYING MULTI-SPORTS IS IMPORTANT

  • Specializing too early can put your child at higher risk for injury
  • Growth in multiple sports is vital to being a well-rounded athlete 

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  • Multi-Sport athletes have higher academic scores
  • Multi-Sport Athletes are less likely to "Burn-Out"

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  • Cross training only benefits youth athletes
  • Research proves that playing multiple sports makes youth athletes better competitors 

ESPN wrote this article

COLLEGE COACHES LOVE MULTI-SPORT ATHLETES

“Don’t succumb to the pressure that your kid ‘has to do this’ (specialize in one sport) to get to the next level. The myth is that if you miss this tournament or that camp that you won’t make it. That’s not true. I don’t feel like you get the best out of kids when they are playing a sport nine months out of the year. Nothing feels really special anymore, because they are playing all the time and feel like they have to be at every tournament.”
— Scott Marr, head coach of University of Albany Lacrosse

Read more from college coaches HERE / HERE


notable quotes from top athletes

“One of the worst things to happen to the game, in my opinion, has been year-round hockey...
...All the good hockey players seemed to play lacrosse in those days and everyone of them learned something from the game to carry over to the other – things athletes can only learn by mixing up the games they play when they are young.”
— Wayne Gretzky (pretty decent hockey player)
“The early teens are a difficult age because definitely you want your kids to grow up and do whatever they want to do; you don’t want to push them too hard in one particular sport. My parents allowed me to play volleyball and softball and basketball and soccer at one time and I loved it. I was playing all these other sports so it wasn’t too much wear on the soccer field and it wasn’t too much wear on a repetitive exercise.”
— Alex Morgan, USA Women’s Soccer
“Today, a lot of kids individualize in a specific sport. I think one of the things that helped me most was playing everything. I played basketball, I played football, I ran track. I even played soccer one year, [and] I played baseball. I think it allowed me to recruit different muscles [and] work on different things that I normally wouldn’t. And, it gave me a greater appreciation for the sport that I’ve come to love.”
— Larry Fitzgerald, WR for the Arizona Cardinals

2016 NFL Draft

Multi-Sport athletes took over the 2016 NFL Draft. 224 of the 253 2016 draft picks played multiple sports in High School. Not only do the pro's like well-rounded athletes, so do college programs (read more below).

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Overuse Injuries (Single Sport Athletes)

Every 12 months, 1 million youth athletes specializing in a single sport will experience an "overuse" related injury that could be prevented by playing multiple sports.

Read the Article


Corporate Sponsors

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Softball/Baseball

Basketball

Fall Soccer

 

Spring Soccer

lacrosse

Team sponsorship

 

TEAM PARTY PLACE

 

Cumulus Media

flag football

 

volleyball

Team Pictures

 

fox / kidsports update

 

Bi-coastal Media

flag football

 

tackle football

 
 

sports medicine & performance

EQUIPMENT

 

McKenzie River Broadcasting

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