Athletic Philosophy: The Coral Gables Parks and recreation Division has adopted the philosophy of providing a fun, recreational, instructional athletic program while creating an “athlete first-winning second” environment for our participants.
Team selection: Player evaluation is standard procedure for team formation. Players will be evaluated on their skill level and placed on teams accordingly. Evaluation dates and times will be provided at registration.
Equipment: Team athletic equipment is provided by the Coral Gables Parks and recreation Division.
Uniforms: Uniforms are provided by the Coral Gables Parks and Recreation Division. Full uniforms must be worn by all participants in order to participate in games. Shoes, shin guards, knee guards etc. are the responsibility of the participant.
Transportation: Players are responsible for their own transportation to and from practices and games.
Registration: Registration for athletic programs is accepted Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the Coral Gables youth Center located at 405 University Drive. All participants must present a Birth Certificate with appropriate age by start of program at the time of registration.
Player Commitment: To ensure the quality of the athletic experience for each participant, players are expected to make a commitment to the sport and attend practices and games as scheduled.
Volunteer Coaches: The Coral Gables Youth Center athletics programs are supported by volunteer coaches, made primarily of parents. If you are interested in volunteering your time as a coach, please contact Carlos Pichardo at (305) 460-5600 for more details. Thank you to all our Current Volunteers!
For ages 7 - 14
This program teaches the fundamentals of flag football while emphasizing good sportsmanship, teamwork, and individual player development. The goal is to provide a safe, fun, and instructional environment for the youth in our community.
For ages 8 -15
This program is designed to help players improve their fundamental volleyball skills. Players will learn how to serve, pass and set, through drills and training exercises. They will also learn the game strategy and good sportsmanship practices.
Gables Developmental Soccer
For ages 5 - 12
The mission of the program is to provide community youth with a developmental soccer program. Gables Developmental Soccer program has adopted the philosophy of a fun, non-pressured, 'athlete first and winning second', environment.
For ages 2 - 12
Your children will enjoy instructional coaching on our Olympic-style equipment including air track, balance beam, bars, rings, vault, spring floor, and tumble-trak.
For ages 3 - 4
Smart Start is an exciting and unique developmental program focusing on introducing participants to a new sport each week. Participants will learn the basics of each sport in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All classes are led by experienced coaches who will provide a fun and safe environment for learning.