Private Community
Youth Clubs
*Not operated by the
Grand Forks Park District

Youth Competitive Swimming

Wahoo Swim Team

The Wahoos are the area’s youth USA Swimming team. Swimming is an individual sport with a strong team and social element. Beginners work at their own pace and swim the meets of their choice, but you can be as competitive as you want to be.

For more info & to join, visit: teamunify.com

Youth Archery

Youth NASP Archery

Location: Red River Archery Indoor Range, 2001 N 42nd St., Grand Forks, ND, 58208

For more info, visit: redriverarchers.org

Youth Baseball

Cal Ripken Baseball

Babe Ruth Baseball

For more information, visit: gfbaseballsoftball.com

Youth Basketball

Fastbreak Basketball League

Fall Leagues

  • Boys & Girls | Grades 3-4 & 5-8

Winter Traveling Teams

  • Boys & Girls | Grades 3-6

Spring Swish Season

  • Boys & Girls | Grades 7-11
  • Contact: Matt | 218-791-2259

For more info, visit: gffastbreak.com

Bio Girls 

Bio girls is a self-esteem building program serving girls grades 2nd-6th. A BIO Girls site meets for 12 sessions, 90 minutes each – a session combining life-skill lessons, Christian non-denominational devotions, small-group mentoring, and non-competitive physical activity.

Visit www.biogirls.org for more information!

Youth BMX Racing

Red River BMX Racing Club

Hit the track with Red River BMX Racing Club, sanctioned by USA BMX!

Where: West track on Highway 2 (just west of the Grand Forks Gun Club)

When: 

  • May-Aug. | Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
    • Registration/Practice: 6:00-7:00 pm (fee: $10)
  • Sept.-Oct. | Saturdays at 3:00 pm
    • Registration/Practice: 2:00-3:00 pm  (fee: $10)

Contact: Wade Anderson, Track Operator: 218-207-9694

For membership fees and more information, visit: The RedRiverBMX2017 Facebook page

Youth Curling

Junior Curling Program

Junior Curling is for beginning and novice curlers 10 years of age and up. This program will focus on skill development as well as advancement in the USCA youth curling program.

Location: GF Curling Club | 1124 7th Avenue South

Contact: Dan Lindgren for info & registration

Youth Football

Fall Tackle & Flag Football League

The youth football league was established to promote football by teaching area youth the game’s proper fundamentals while fostering teamwork and sportsmanship. The league is operated by Greater Grand Forks Youth Football Association. For all program and registration information, visit: www.gfyouthfootball.com

Teams: 2nd & 3rd Grade Flag Football; 4th-6th Grade Tackle Football

When: July – October

Where: Williamson Field, Elks Park, Ulland Complex

Registration: Register at gfyouthfootball.com

Parents: All coordinators and coaches for the league are volunteers. The league needs coaches. Please volunteer.

Youth Football

Fellowship of Christian Athletes & YMCA Youth Flag Football

Faith based flag football limited to 110 players (10 teams).

Who: Boys & Girls, Grade 1-4

When: July

Where: Cushman Field 

Registration: Register at grandforksflagfootball.com

Greater Grand Forks Soccer Club

Visit www.ggfsc.com for more program details and to register online.

GGFSC COMPETITIVE SOCCER: (8-18 YRS OLD):

  • Competitive soccer with travel to area tournaments and games
  • Runs late April through July 2022

SUMMER ACADEMY PROGRAM (5-10 YRS OLD):

  • Recreational group instruction and play
  • Runs weeknights during June and July

GREATER GF SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

When: June 24th – 26th

Open to competitive teams from ND, SD, MN, Manitoba CA, and surrounding regions.

The Little Red Reading Bus

Honk, honk! The little red reading bus is coming to the streets of Grand Forks this summer! This free “library on wheels” will be visiting parks, allowing children to check books in and out from June to August. 

Follow the Little Red Reading Bus at: readeveryday.org

Visit us on Facebook: LittleRedReadingBus

Visit us on Twitter: GFRedReadingBus

Girl Scouts

Dakota Horizons Girl Scouts

Dakota Horizons has many Pathways for girls to be involved. You can join a troop and meet new friends. Girls can also participate in recreational programs or travel to a variety of destinations! Find out how Girl Scouts can be a part of exploring your interests.

Location: 2525 Demers Ave. Grand Forks, ND

Registration: For more info & to register, visit: gsdakotahorizons.org

Contact: Rebecca Holmes

Grand Forks Public Library

The Summer Reading Program includes reading challenges, activity sheets, and reading logs that can be turned in for prizes. Additionally, there will be several events and celebrations throughout the summer. Open to all ages – children, teens, and adults.

Theme: Oceans of Possibilities

Sign Up Begins: Begins June 1st

Cost: FREE | Visit gflibrary.com for full program details

Youth Gymnastics

Red River Valley Gymnastics

Come & join the fun at Red River Valley Gymnastics! We are a local non-profit, offering programming for preschool, recreational, performance teams, cheer, men’s & women’s competitive teams.

Contact: 701-746-2797

Registration: www.rrvg.org

Visit us on Facebook: RRVG

Youth Hockey

Grand Forks Youth Hockey Association

GF Youth Hockey Association | Not operated by the GF Park District

  • Termites, Mites, and Girls 8U – In-house Teams
  • Squirt In-House Teams
  • Squirt & Girls 10U Travel Teams
  • Peewee & Girls 12U Travel Teams
  • Bantam & Girls 14U Travel Teams

CONTACT:

Jessie Close
Youth Hockey Assoc.
p: 701.787.0316

Steve Johnson
Youth Hockey Assoc. 
p: 701.787.0315

Private Youth Hockey Leagues

Junior Gold Hockey / GF Stallions: The league is for players age 15 – 18 years old. You must be currently enrolled full time in high school. Players will compete in the North Dakota Jr. Gold Hockey League. Tryouts will be held in the fall.

CONTACT: 

  • Travis Hagen 701-740-1544

Youth Lacrosse

Grand Cities Lacrosse (GCLA)

 There is a club lacrosse team in Grand Forks called the Grand Cities Predators. This club includes multiple teams spanning from the U9 (1st/2nd graders) up to and including the Varsity team (High School).

Lacrosse season typically runs from April through June and there are also many summer/fall traveling season opportunities if you would like to play lacrosse year-round.

For more information and to register, visit grandcitieslacrosse.org.

Youth Outdoor Adventure-Based Activities

Ground Up Adventures

Interested in non-traditional sports? Then get outside to discover the adventurous Grand Forks. Ground Up Adventures, a local non-profit, offers area youth of all ages the opportunity to develop skills and participate in outdoor adventure-based activities.

Boathouse on the Red

Offering rentals of kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

Hours of Operation: 

Saturdays | 10:00am – 8:00pm

Sundays | 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Holiday Mondays | 10:00am – 6:00pm

For more information, visit: groundupadventures.com

Junior Clay & Trap Shooting

Junior Sporting Clays Shooting (Ages 10 – 18)

Weekly league sporting clays target shooting. Improve your shotgun shooting skills at one of the most challenging shotgun sports.

Where: The Dakota Hunting Club & Kennel – Sporting Clays Range 

Ages: 10 – 18 years

Contact: Mike Collings, 701.213.2405 or 701.772.8789

Junior Trap Shooting (Ages 9 – 18)

Improve your shooting skills while having fun at this weekly trap shooting league for youth.

Where: The Grand Forks Gun Club

Ages: 9 – 18 years

Contact: GF Gun Club, 701.772.1551 or 701.215.2055 or email [email protected]

Youth Skating

Border Blades Private Skating Club

Border Blades Figure Skating Club is affiliated with United States Figure Skating (USFS). Membership in the club enables youth skaters to compete in skating competitions and test according to USFS rules. Any level of skater may join.

For more information on all programs:

Youth Softball

Girls Fastpitch Softball

Grand Forks Competitive Girls Fastpitch was started in 2005 with one 18 & under team and has since grown to include 14 different teams. The program’s main focus is to teach players the basics of the game of fastpitch softball and give every girl involved the best opportunity to improve her skills as a player and as person.

AGE GROUPS:

  • 10u League (girls currently in grades 3 and 4)
  • 12u League (girls currently in grades 5 and 6)
  • 14u League (girls currently in grades 7 and 8)
  • 16u and 18u League (girls currently in grades 9 – 12)

For more information, visit: gffastpitch.com

Contact: Brenda Keitzman, GF Fastpitch Coordinator | Email

Special Olympics North Dakota

Year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Contact: [email protected]www.specialplympicsgf.org

VOLLEYBALL: Mon & Wed, 6:30 – 8:00pm @ EGF South Middle School. Begins March 30.

POWER LIFTING: Mon & Wed, 6:00 –  7:00pm @ EGF Senior High School. Begins March 30.

SOCCER: Begins mid-July and runs through state tournament in mid-September in Grand Forks.

TRACK: Mon & Wed, 6:00 – 7:00pm @ EGF Senior High School Begins May 8th.

BOCCE BALL: Mon & Wed, 6:00 – 7:00pm @ EGF Senior High School. Begins May 8th.

Twins Youth Clinic

When: August 6th, 2022

Location: Apollo Sports Complex / Kraft Field

No Registration Required – Free!

6-9 yrs: 9:00 – 10:30am | 10-13 yrs: 10:30 – 12:00pm

Hands on instruction for boys and girls ages 6 – 13.

Kids should bring glove. All other equipment will be provided. In case of inclement weather, clinic will be held at Eagles Arena.

Youth Volleyball

Stars Athletics Volleyball Club (Grades 5 – 12)

Stars Athletics offers an encouraging environment where young athletes can develop their volleyball skills and knowledge to their highest ability.

For more info & registration, contact: [email protected]