Try, Learn, Play
The goal of SPARC Sports is to provide a fun, positive, safe, and affordable learning experience for everyone involved. SPARC sports are often the start for many youth to discover a new sport and the benefits that they'll carry with them throughout their lives. Our recreational sports leagues are designed to help youth learn about staying active, gaining confidence, and developing positive character traits such as teamwork and sportsmanship.
Coach ContactYour child’s coach will contact you within 2 days following the set coaches meeting. Please note your coach's information for your records.
Practice TimesAll practice times are chosen by our volunteer coaches at the coaches meeting after all registrations have come in. If you are unable to make the practice time that your volunteer coach schedules for you, please contact the SPARC office and we will try and accommodate your request and mov eyour child to a different team if possible.
At Game TimePlease arrive with plenty of time for parking and locating the correct field/court. Games will start at the time listed on the game schedule.
Parent ExpectationsOur goal is to encourage healthy spirit, mind and body for all...especially for your child. Behavior that is unsportsmanlike, unruly or interferes with the progress of the game does not help the child. Please help us be strong role models for all children. Our sport leagues are designed for them to develop and grow.
Weather & Make-up GamesFor practice cancellations due to inclement weather, please contact your coach o If games are cancelled due to inclement weather, SPARC will contact head coach’s and your coach should contact all of their players. o If you do not hear from your coach, you may also call the SPARC Sports Hotline at 837-5737 for an update. The hotline will be updated at least one hour before the start of the first games. If there is not a current message, games are still running as scheduled. o Make-up games may be either scheduled on following Saturdays as double-headers or on week nights. Information about make-up games will be delivered to team coaches.
What You’ll NeedBasketball
- Tennis Shoes
- Athletic Shorts/Pants
- Cleats (preferred)
- Shin Guards (must be worn at all games)
- Soccer Ball
- Tennis Shoes
- Knee Pads (not required)
Team FormationTeams are put together by our sports specialists and constructed primarily based upon school attending while accommodating coach and player requests if able.
2017-2018 SPARC Youth Sports
A fun, safe, affordable experience where players learn basic soccer skills and positive character traits. Games played Saturdays. Practices scheduled by volunteer coaches on weekday evenings. Harrison and Truman Elementary schools 837-5737
Fall registration opens July 5, register by Aug. 6.
Fall Registration Events - 4-6:30 p.m.
Tues., July 25 at Truman Elementary
Thurs., Feb. 27 at Harrison Elementary
Office Registration - 300 E. Harrison
Mon.-Fri., through Feb. 17
Youth Scholarships may be available.
|Age:||3 yrs.-5th Grade|
|Date:||Sat., Sept. 9-Oct. 14|
|Time:||Game times vary, call for details|
The success of SPARC Sports relies on the generous support of our volunteer coaches. We are always looking for enthusiastic parents to volunteer their time and effort to help coach a team. For a fun and rewarding experience, please consider coaching your child’s team. For the safety of the participants, all of our volunteer coaches go through a background check and are given ID badges.
2017-2018 SPARC Sports Coach Application
SportsmanshipGreat sportsmanship is something that SPARC Sports hopes to instill in all of our participants, parents/guardians, coaches, staff, and spectators. Sportsmanship is a key virtue that can help youth in not only sports, but in school and life as well. We are all here for the kids to have fun and should make sure our emotions and desire to win do not impede on their right to have a happy and positive playing environment.
According to the National Alliance of Youth Sports, 70% of kids quit playing youth sports by the time they are 13 because it isn’t fun anymore. SPARC Sports wants to change that, but we can’t do it alone. We ask everyone, including participants, parents/guardians, coaches, staff, and spectators to play an active role in keeping the game fun and demonstrate great examples of sportsmanship.
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