Youth Programs
Come out and play
(pssst: the kids think it’s all play)

Sports, activities, programs and events help us all grow. The Grand Forks Park District offers youth programs with varying degrees of structure, duration and intensity, all focused on fun, so kids don’t even notice all that they’re learning. Coaches teach the fundamentals and foster developing teamwork, confidence and appreciation for staying active.

Find details of your kids next season of fun in these programs:

Baseball

Learn the fundamentals of America’s game while playing with the boys of summer! Kids play at their level, from T-Ball to Bantam Baseball.

Ages 5 – 15

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Exercise & Fitness

Learn to get and stay fit while having fun at the Grand Forks Park District’s Choice Health & Fitness, through youth exercise and fitness programs. Depending on kids’ ages, they can take swim lessons, get active with Everything Kids!, play in a basketball league, work with a personal trainer or just work out with their parents or friends. This new facility has courts, a lap pool, gyms and hundreds of machines and weight stations to get kids moving in all the right directions.

Ages 5 – 17

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Football

Fall Tackle Football League is offered through the Grand Forks Youth Football Association. The league was established to promote football by teaching area youth the game’s proper fundamentals while fostering teamwork and sportsmanship.

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Golf

Golf pros introduce younger kids to the game fundamentals, and guide older and more experienced golfers through advanced skills development, league play and preparation for higher levels of competition.

Ages: 6 – 17

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Just for Fun

The Just for Fun program offers supervised playground activities for community youth. With fun daily activities, group games, arts and crafts, field trips, and pool days, this summer recreation program has something for everyone!

Ages 4 – 10

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Open Gym

The Grand Forks Park District and Grand Forks Public Schools offer weekly open gym opportunities for all ages from December through February.

Ages: All ages

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Public Skating

Indoor Skating The Grand Forks Park District offers indoor public skating at the Blue Line Club arena. November – March Fees: 18 & under: $2.00 Adult: $2.50 No Charge: If you are enrolled in group lessons (must present your badge) or if you are enrolled in…

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Racquetball

The Grand Forks Park District offers youth racquetball lessons and play through Choice Health & Fitness year round with random court times.

Ages: 10 – 14

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Skating Lessons & Clubs

Young skaters learn the finer points of figure skating with lessons, then various ice shows throughout the year.

Ages:  4 – 17

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Smile

The SMILE program, Summer Mentors for Integrated Leisure Experiences, assists participants in developing appropriate and healthy leisure and social skills.

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Soccer

Hit the soccer field this fall or spring with the Sunflake Soccer program. Participants ages pre-school through 6th grade can learn and compete in the internationally beloved sport while having fun as part of a team.

Ages: 4 – 9

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Softball

Youth softball programs teach girls the basics of softball and sportsmanship through play and coaching.

Ages:
5-6 yrs; T-Ball
7-8 yrs; Mite
9-10 yrs; Squirt
11-12 yrs; PeeWee
13-15 yrs; Ponytail

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Swimming

Swimming is a great way for kids to have fun while getting fit. Indoor swimming lessons at Choice Health & Fitness’ year round aquatics complex and outdoor summer lessons at Riverside and Elks pools offer kids of every age the opportunity to learn swimming basics or master the advanced strokes.

Ages: 9 months – 12 years

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Tennis

The Grand Forks Park District offers tennis play and lessons for all ages and skill levels. Between leagues, drills and lessons, kids will develop while learning a lifelong sport.

Ages: Pre-K – Grade 8

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Track

Let your kids run off some energy this summer at one of the Grand Forks Park District’s track programs. Weekly meets in June although participants of every age and skill level to have fun while staying fit.

Ages: 4-14

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Winter Fun

The Grand Forks Park District invites you to come experience the Greenway and see what Lincoln Drive Park has to offer. With groomed cross-country ski trails, a family pleasure skating rink, snowshoeing, and a sledding and snowboarding hill, this winter wonderland park…

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Youth Hockey

One of the best development programs in the area, Grand Forks Youth Hockey gives kids the opportunity to learn this exciting game and become lifelong fans and players.

Ages: 5 – 15

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