Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League
Irving Parks and Recreation invites youths 7 to 12 years old to a recreational basketball league that emphasizes teamwork and teaches fundamental basketball skills. Participants will be placed by age level:
- 8U for 7- and 8-year-old players
- 10U for 9- and 10-year-old players
- 12U for 11- to 12-year-old players
Teams will practice once a week beginning in December, but no practices are scheduled during the holiday break. A seven-game season starts Jan. 11 and will close with a single-elimination tournament in late February. Teams will consist of eight to 10 participants. View the flier.
Volunteer Coaches Needed
Consider sharing your knowledge and love of the game with kids eager to learn.
Registration is now closed
For schedules and more information, contact:
- 8U – Grant Hodges, Cimarron Recreation Center: (972) 910-0702
- 10U – Sylvester Brown, Northwest Park Recreation Center: (972) 721-2529
- 12U – Tyrone Thurman, Georgia Farrow Recreation Center: (972) 721-2519
- Youth League Commissioner – Thomas Anich, Lively Pointe Youth Center: (972) 721-8090
- Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|2019-20 Irving Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League Dates|
|Sept. 3-Nov. 20||Registration|
|Dec. 4||Parents/Coaches Meeting|
|Dec. 9||Practices begin|
|Dec. 23-Jan. 4||No practices; holiday break|
|Jan. 11||Games begin|
|Feb. 29||Championship tournament|
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Irving Boys Baseball Association
For more than 50 years, the Irving Boys Baseball Association (IBBA) has been teaching Irving youth the game of baseball. Beginning with four-year-olds in T-Ball and continuing through age 14, boys and girls in the community learn the fundamentals of baseball, sportsmanship, responsibility and teamwork.
These children make lifelong friends while spending time with family. Parents and volunteers often serve as coaches and team leaders. Each volunteer undergoes an in-depth background check prior to participating with a team.
The IBBA assures each player receives playing time during every game and the association has seen many fine athletes develop over the years. It offers one of the finest sports complexes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including a lighting system that allows for night games. These fields are located at the Trinity View Park, 2221 E. Highway 356. The IBBA has been affiliated with the USSSA organization since the 2012 season.
- For more information, call Jeremy Thorn (972) 505-9995 or visit IrvingBoysBaseball.com.
Irving Girls Cheerleader Association
Open to ages 3-18, the Irving Girls Cheerleader Association (IGCA) works to promote the active interest of young people in recreational and competitive cheerleading, drill team and football. The association strives to make children’s involvement in the sport a learning experience. It also works to build strong character and a greater sense of responsibility within young people.
The Irving Girls Cheerleader Association consists of interested and caring volunteers who donate their time and energy to work with children.
Irving Boys Football Association
The Irving Boys Football Association (IBFA) is a nonprofit and self-supported recreational league dedicated to the youth of Irving and its surrounding communities. The IBFA strives to teach good sportsmanship and proper football skills. More than 800 kids from ages 3 to 12 participate in the organization.
The association is is divided into four age groups:
- PeeWee (flag football): Ages 4 to 6
- Bantam: Ages 7 to 8
- Minor: Ages 9 to 10
- Major: Ages 11 to 12
A child’s age group is determined by the age he/she is as of Aug. 1 of that playing year.
The IBFA fall season runs August through November. All games are held on Saturdays at Trinity View Park, 2221 E. Highway 356.
The City of Irving is a co-sponsor of the IBFA and works with the association to ensure the playing fields and park facilities are in good working order. All coaching staff go through a rigid background check to ensure the safety of all involved.
- Visit Irving Boys Football for more information or call (972) 293-4545.
Irving Gymnastics Association
The Irving Gymnastics Association (IGA) believes every child is a champion. IGA offers a safe and unique environment where children of all ages are given the opportunity to succeed. The IGA’s gymnastics program ranges from recreational to competitive. The group offers summer camps and classes to participants ages 3-18 at the Irving Gymnastics Center at Irving High School, 900 N. O’Connor Road.
At all levels, it promotes physical fitness, strength and agility while also helping each child build the skills and self-confidence to be successful in gymnastics and in life.
- For more information, visit Irving Gymnastics or call (972) 721-2344 after 6 p.m.
Irving Soccer Association
The goal of the Irving Soccer Association (ISA) is to promote youth development through competitive, fun and fair play, as well as to advance the long-term growth of soccer in Irving. The group serves boys and girls ages 3.5-19.
ISA coaches also strive to provide an appropriate degree of instruction for players at each stage of their development. Coaches aim to ensure each player is succeeds and enjoys their time in the sport, and the association works to provide quality training for coaches, referees and administrators.
- For details, visit Irving Soccer or call (972) 273-2280.
Irving Girls Softball League
The Irving Girls Softball League (IGSL) is a local organization that has welcomed girls and young women for more than 50 years. The league’s goal is to build confidence and develop leadership and teamwork skills while playing recreational fast-pitch softball. The IGSL is looking for girls of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced players, ages 4 to 18.
With the generous support of the community, the IGSL will make sure each young woman has a positive, rewarding experience while participating in the league. The league also works to ensure players learn the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, honor and integrity while sharing successes and failures with their coaches and teammates.
Miracle League of Irving
The Miracle League program provides children (ages 4 and older) and adults with physical limitations and other special needs the opportunity to play softball and baseball in a safe, fun atmosphere. The City of Irving and the Irving YMCA have partnered to provide this great program for children and families in our community.
Participants play at Miracle League Field, a baseball and softball field featuring access ramps and wider play decks located in Cottonwood Creek Park, 4051 N. Story Road.