Youth Athletics

Poquoson Parks and Recreation Sponsors Youth Athletic Leagues annually, for Fall Youth Soccer, Spring Youth Soccer, Spring Youth Volleyball Leagues; Fall Youth Volleyball  and Winter Youth Basketball League, and various Field Hockey Leagues Periodically during the calendar year.

Spring Youth Soccer League

Registration for the spring youth recreation soccer league will open January 2, 2018 thru February 23, 2018.
Ages groups are:
U7  ages 5 and 6
U9 ages 7 and 8
U11 ages 9 and 10
U13 ages 11 and 12
U16 ages 13, 14, and 15.
Age is as of May 31, 2017.
Cost to play is $65.00 per player. Second Player is $60.00
Non-residents: $75.00

Spring Soccer Coach Training

Have you ever wanted to coach a youth team, but felt that you need more knowlege, more specifics for
various age groups? Join the volunteer coaches training for soccer as you will gain skills for practice planning, team skills and drills, teaching rules of the game and more.
This training will be held 2 evenings - March 5 and 7. Lots of participation and hands-on activities will be part of the instruction. Contact Mel Insley at Community Recreation to be included on the list for the 2018 Spring Training program. Training will be held each evening 6:00pm at the Municipal Building.
Info: 868-3580. Program is Free. Program #101

Kickstart Soccer

Must be age 4 by April 1, 2018
Kickstart is a program designed for the soccer beginner player. This is the basic introduction to the game of soccer. It is not a soccer league, but a 5 week instruction & play/skill period for 45 minutes each week. Cost: $50 per child. No sibling discount; additional $10 for non-residents. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Dates: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, & 9 5:30-6:15pm South Lawson Park
Instructor: Heather Deaver, Primary Physical Education Teacher. Cost includes beginner ball and t-shirt.
Program #102 Location: South Lawson Park
Deadline: April 4

Youth Volleyball Serving Skills Clinic

Ages 9 and Up (Must be age 9 by April 1, 2018)
Learn the skill of overhand serving during this clinic. This clinic will focus primarily on this skill for players in the sport of volleyball.
4:00-5:30pm Sundays, March 4, 11, and 18 at
Poquoson Elementary Gym.
Cost is $35.00 residents/ $45 non-residents.
Instructor: Tim Hatok, Varsity Volleyball Coach
Deadline to register is March 1.
Previous playing experience preferred. Program #110

Youth Volleyball League

Ages 9-13 (Must be age 9 by April 1, 2018)
Learn the fundamentals of the game of
volleyball, while enjoying basic game play
experience. All practices in Poquoson. Minimum of 24 players must register to run league & instruction.
Specific practice and game times will be announced based on gym availability. Season runs from
mid– April through early June.
Late fee applies after registration deadline.
Cost per player: $60 residents/$70 non-residents
Deadline to register is March 30.  Late fee of $15 after March 30. with waiting list. If placed on waiting list placement is not guaranteed.
Registration for non-residents will only be accepted March 25-30 due to limited space.

Pixie Stix Field Hockey

Field Hockey for beginners! Ages 5-7 Girls.
4:00-4:45pm Dates: April 15, 22, 29 & May 6
This program is designed to teach introductory field hockey skills for young players. Learn proper techniques for stick maneuvers, teamwork, strategies of the game and to just have fun.
Note: Must be 5 by the start of the program.
Registration for each new PIXIE player includes a correctly sized stick, a ball and a shirt.
Returning players will receive a ball and shirt only.
Instructor: Darcey Chiappazzi, Varsity Field Hockey Coach. Cost: $60 per player
Returning Pixie Players Cost: $40
All players must play with a mouth guard & shin guards each session. Parents provide this equipment.
Additional non-resident fee of $10 per player.
No sibling discount.
Program #106 Player minimum to hold program
is 12. Deadline to register is April 11.

Spring Field Hockey Play and Skills Clinic

Sundays April 15, 22, 29 & May 6
Grades 3-8 skill stations and
play will be grouped according to skill
Times: 5-7pm each Sunday.
Cost: $50 residents/ $60 non-residents
Deadline: April 11. Program #115
Instructional Staff: Darcey Chiappazzi, Poquoson High School, Varsity Head Coach; Ellis Staples, PHS JV Coach– former college player;
Clinic Location: Turf Field– PHS Stadium
be accepted from March 25-30 due to space limitations.
Program #104

Kid’s Running Club

Kids are natural runners, but whether they are running with you or in an event, they require special care at every step of their development. This eight week program consists of education in running form, pace, cadence as well as healthy habits, nutrition, attire, injury prevention, and good sportsmanship. This program is non-competitive, promoting pride in accomplishment and personal improvement at any level. Each week the group will meet for approx. 60-75 minutes. Time of meeting increases as kids increase their distance.
Required equipment for participation is a pair of comfortable running shoes. No exceptions on shoes.
 Meets Wednesdays, starting March 14 for 8 weeks thru May 9. No running week of spring break.
 Time: 4:30-5:30pm Location: Kids Island Playground/Phillips Park
 Ages: 7 and Up Cost: $40 res./$50 non-res Sibling discount $5 off.
Deadline: March 9 Instructor: Terie Cornelio, AFAA certified & Personal Trainer Program: #105