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Athletics

Coral Gables Youth Athletics.

Collage of kids playing sports. Basketball, soccer, volleyball and baseball.       

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!

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GO TO THIS LINK FOR ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

GVC Tournament Volleyball Team Volleyball.

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Ages 13 - 16 years old 
Season: November - April

Gables Volleyball Club is a club team that plays in   Florida Region of USA Volleyball Tournaments. Participants must attend tryouts and be selected to a team before registration.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
For tryouts information please call  Jerry Jones, Recreation Specialist at  305-460-5606. 

Fee: $150

Youth Basketball LeagueBasketball.

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Ages 7-14 years old
Season: January 13, 2020 - April 25, 2020

Practice days and times will vary depending on coach availability. 

Practice & Game Days: 
Ages 7-8: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Ages 9- 10: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Ages 11-12: Monday, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Ages 13-14: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Grades 9 and above: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Fee:
Members: $170
Residents: $226
Non-Residents: $283

Under 8's Soccer LeagueSoccer Ball.

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Ages 5-8 years old
Season: January 28, 2020 -  April 30, 2020 

All teams will practice from 5:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
Games: Thursdays and Saturdays

Fee:
Members: $170
Residents: $226
Non-Residents: $283

Under 12's Soccer LeagueSoccer Ball.

Ages 9-12 years old
Season: January 28 - April 30 

All teams will practice from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Games: Thursdays and Saturdays 

Fee: 
Members: $170
Residents: $226
Non-Residents: $283

Blue Devils BaseballBaseball.

Season Begins January 8, 2020

Blue Devils Tee Ball
Ages 4 - 5 years old
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Fee
:
Members: $221
Residents: $289
Non-Residents: $357
A one-time fee of $100 per participant is required, and includes uniform, practice
shirt, game jersey, and registration. Payable to Diamond Degree.

Blue Devils Baseball Coach Pitch
Ages 6 - 7 years old
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Fee:
Members: $221
Residents: $289
Non-Residents: $357
A one-time fee of $100 per participant is required, and includes uniform, practice
shirt, game jersey, and registration. Payable to Diamond Degree.

Blue Devils Baseball Kids Pitch
Ages 8 - 9 years old
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Ages 9 - 12 years old:
Mondays and Thursdays
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Fee
Members: $244
Residents: $325
Non-Residents: $406
A one-time fee of $100 per participant is required, and includes uniform, practice
shirt, game jersey, and registration. Payable to Diamond Degree.

Blue Devils Softball
Ages 8 - 13 years old
March 2 - May 29
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Fee:
Members: $175
Residents: $226
Non-Residents: $275
A one-time fee of $75 per participant is required, and includes uniform, practice
shirt, game jersey, and registration. Payable to Diamond Degree.

Business BasketballBasketball.

Ages 18 years old and above 

Games will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

Fee: $524 per team 
There will be a mandatory team manager meeting on Tuesday April 14, at 7:00 p.m.
A photo ID and current proof of employment 
is required for every team member. 

Flag Football LeagueFootball.

Ages: 7 - 13 years old
Season: September 15 - January 19, 2021

The Coral Gables Youth Center Flag Football Program is a community-supported league designed for boys and girls ages 7 – 13. Flag Football has adopted the philosophy of a fun, non-pressured, “athlete first winning
second” environment.

Practice and Games - Days and Times
Ages 7 - 9 years old:
Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Games: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
Ages 10 - 13 years old:
Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Games: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
Fridays, 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
Fee:
Members...............$170
Residents..............$226
Non-Residents......$283

Coral Gables Travel Soccer ProgramSoccer Ball.

Boys & Girls ages 7 - 18 years old

The Travel Soccer program (Member of FYSAFlorida Youth Soccer Association) provides youth players the opportunity to participate in competitive and recreational league play. (Divisions 1, 2 and 3). Teams will compete against other age-appropriate teams in the South Florida area and have the opportunity to qualify for league and championship tournaments. Practices and home games are held at the Coral Gables Youth Center fields. Players must attend and participate in at least one day of tryouts to be considered for team selections. Practice dates/times may vary pending age group and coach availability.

2020 Tryout Dates
Coral Gables Residents Tryouts

Toros & Storm 2003 & 2004: May 12, 6 p.m.
Toros & Storm 2002: May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Toros & Storm 2010, 2011, 2012: May 13, 5 p.m.
Toros & Storm 2007, 2008, 2009: May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Toros & Storm 2005 & 2006: May 13, 8 p.m.

Open Tryouts
Toros & Storm 2006: May 18 & May 27, 6 p.m.
Toros & Storm 2005: May 18 & May 27, 7:30 p.m.
Toros & Storm 2003: May 19 & May 26, 6 p.m.
Toros & Storm 2002: May 19 & May 26, 7:30 p.m.
Toros & Storm 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012: May 14 & May 21, 5 p.m.
Toros & Storm 2007, 2008: May 14 & May 21, 6:30 p.m.
Toros & Storm 2004: May 14 & May 21, 8 p.m.

Fee:
Members...............$212
Residents..............$282
Non-Residents......$353
Additional coaches fees not included in program cost. Fees will correlate to coaches certification level and experience.

Registration Requirements: Parents must register and sign a participation waiver prior
to tryouts. A mandatory parent meeting will be scheduled once players are selected and teams are completed. (Players must be born between January 1, 2002 and July 31, 2012 to be age eligible for
Travel Program).