Youth sports participation is high in the West Valley and provides all ages and abilities of children the opportunity to learn important skills, while building long-lasting friendships. Being part of the team is much bigger than just learning the sport. Youth sports can teach the ideals of good sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty, loyalty, courage and more. Supervised, fun, safe, competitive athletic games emphasize these traits. Your family might be interested in baseball, softball, track, volleyball, basketball or cheer. Or you can find flag football and soccer leagues in and near Estrella that are growing in popularity. The City of Goodyear even has eGaming teams, if that is more your child’s speed.
We found several opportunities for youth sports, all near Estrella. You’ll find contact information to learn more about fees, age requirements and schedules at the link for each organization.
City of Goodyear Sports
The City of Goodyear provides a safe and controlled environment for kids, ages three and up, to play and learn teamwork, respect, sportsmanship and fun. They offer volleyball, soccer, basketball, and flag football at varied prices from $70 – $90.
Location: Various Goodyear school gyms and the Goodyear Recreation Campus multipurpose fields at 420 S. Estrella Parkway.
Goodyear Recreation Campus
The stunning new 86-acre Goodyear Recreation Campus has many classes and programs for area youth including swimming classes and teams in the summer, youth soccer and volleyball in the spring and with flag football, multi-sport and soccer teams in the winter. There is also a free teen fitness and wellness class offered for teens age 12-15. Once completed the teens will understand how to workout safely and have access to the fitness center, be able to run the track and take group exercise classes.
Location: 420 S. Estrella Parkway.
American Sports Centers Avondale
This state- of-the-art indoor sports center offers a variety of youth sports programs and camps. Basketball, soccer, volleyball, cheer, camps and lil kicker programs are available. Fees vary based on program.
Location: 755 N 114th Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323
eGaming and Streaming
The City of Goodyear also hosts eGaming and streaming, in order to engage residents in virtual programming during social distancing periods. Presented by Stream Team Goodyear, you can play and stream different games that appeal to a variety of skill levels and ages. Participants are able to engage in different contests and play for prizes such as Amazon gift cards and more.
Estrella Wolves Track Club
For youth ages 5-18 throughout the Goodyear, Buckeye, Avondale and Litchfield Park communities, the Estrella Wolves Track Club coaches help youth work toward their dreams of wanting to be future champions and Olympians. Emphasizes commitment and positive attitudes. Youth membership is $25 per year, plus a $275 uniform fee.
Location: 8990 W. Orangewood Ave., Glendale
Offers Avondale/Goodyear youth sports programs at Avondale Middle School with age-appropriate, quality instruction that’s both fun for kids and convenient for busy families. Programs include flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, cheerleading and volleyball. Ages range from 3-14 depending on the program and fees begin at $149. i9 Sports also offers indoor soccer, basketball and volleyball during the summer season.
Location: 1406 N Central Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323
National Youth Sports
Offering youth sports in the west valley! Baseball, basketball, cheer, flag football, soccer, softball and volleyball are available sports programs for kids ages 3 – 17.
Office Location: 8550 N 91st Ave, Suite 49, Peoria, AZ 85345
Buckeye District’s Unified Sports TeamTeam for special-needs players that represent the Buckeye Union High School District’s schools — Estrella Foothills, Buckeye, Youngker and the BUHSD Learning Center. The program was recognized by ESPN and its partnership with the Special Olympics as being among the top 25 in the nation out of 1,800 programs.
Is it time to get your youngster started in his or her favorite sport today? There are youth programs available near Estrella for every level of athlete.
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