If you are looking for a league where your child can learn the fundamentals without the pressures of winning and losing, this is the league for you. With our non-competitive philosophy, children concentrate on learning and having fun. No scores or standings are kept. This keeps the atmosphere much more relaxed and enjoyable for all. Parks and Leisure Services prides itself on endorsing the six pillars of Character Counts (citizenship, trustworthiness, respect, fairness, caring and responsibility.
Register on the first day and receive $5 off. Receive an additional $5 off if you sign up to be a head coach. Each additional family member receives $5 off. If you miss the first day of registration you may still sign up as long as space permits. You may register at the Heritage Center, 256 E. Orange Ave. weekdays 8:00am-5:30pm. DO NOT WAIT TOO LONG TO REGISTER AS ALL OF OUR LEAGUES ALWAYS FILL TO CAPACITY.
Punt Pass & Kick Competition
September 20, 2014
For boys & girls ages 8-15
National competition in which participants get one punt, one pass, and one kick. Scores are based on distance and accuracy. Winners have the opportunity to advance to the sectional, state and national competitions.
Veteran's Day Run
November 11, 2014
This event features a 10K Run as well as a 5K run, 5K walk and a Kid’s Fun Run. The race begins at 7:00 a.m. in front of City Hall (291 N. Main Street) Downtown Porterville.
Awards will be given to 1st through 3rd place in each age category for running and walking events. All participants will receive an official race day shirt.
The entry fee is $15 for runners and $10 for walkers pre-registered and $20 for runners and $15 for walkers day of the race. Day of registration is from 5:45 – 6:30 a.m. The Kid’s Fun Run for under 10 years old is FREE!
For youth entering 4th-8th grade only.
The City of Porterville and Porterville College Volleyball staff and players team up to run this exceptional league. Group practices begin in June, with games played June 21-July 26.
Pitch Hit & Run Competition
Friday, May 8, 2014
National competition in which participants test their speed, hitting accuracy, and pitching skills. Winners have the opportunity to advance to the sectional, state and national competitions.
Who: Ages 7-14
When: Drop in anytime between
June 16, 2014
Ages 4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 &
Gender specific if enough register. $57 includes jersey, shorts & socks, 8 games, practices and certificate.
This league is divided into roster sizes and age groups that will allow for an enhanced learning environment for its participants through small-sided teams.
February 10, 2014
Coed ages 4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 & 11-13. $57 includes jersey, hat, 8 games, practices, and certificate.
Registration will continue at the Heritage Center during regular business hours until all divisions are full.
Youth Girls Softball
February 24, 2014
4-6, 7/8, 9/10 & 11-13
All games to be played at Hayes Field.
Volunteer coaches needed.
September 15, 2014
Coed ages 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 & 11-13. $45 includes jersey, basketball, 7 games, practices and certificate.
Practices begin in November, games played December and January. All games are played at the Santa Fe School Gymnasium.
Elks National Soccer Shoot
This free national contest is open for youth ages 7 to 13. The boy and girl from each age group with the best score advances to the next tier of competition.
Register day of event.
December 15, 2014
Our version of "Arena Soccer" will be played on the modified soccer fields at the Porterville Sports Complex.
Ages 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 & 11-13. Gender specific if enough register. $57 includes jersey, shorts & socks, 8 games, practices and certificate. Registration will remain open until league is full.
Junior Giants Baseball
Monday, April 21, 2014
Online Registration Only
Junior Giants is a free, non-competetive baseball league for boys and girls. This exceptionally diversified program is based on confidence, teamwork, leadership, and integrity. Components in health & nutrition, violence prevention and education. Ages 5-13. Practices begin in June, with games played in July. All games are held at the Porterville Sports Complex.
Elks National Hoop Shoot
October 18, 2014
Santa Fe Gym
FREE competition for boys & girls ages 8-13. Each contestant shoots 25 free throws. Age divisions: 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Winners may advance to the next level of competition. Awards to top finishers in each age division.
Jr. Pirates Track & Field Club
January 27, 2014
Back for its 7th year, the 'Jr Pirates' practice in preparation for various meets around the county. For boys and girls ages 7&8 and 9-14 years old.
Co-sponsored by Porterville College.
7&8- Introduction to Track
Practice Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
9-14- Jr. Pirates Track Club
Practice T&Th, 4:30-6pm
Cost - $35 includes uniform, practices. Space is limited.
Youth Track & Field Meet
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Granite Hills High School
(gates open at 7:30am)
Open to all 1st-8th graders. There's also a 50M Dash for 3-5 years old. Ribbons to the top 6 in each event.
Inquire within Parks & Leisure about the Jr. Pirates Track Club
The City of Porterville will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its facilities, programs, services and activities. Anyone requiring special assistance please call 782-7536.