Derrick L. Wilkerson - Youth Sports Coordinator
The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township believes in providing all students with the opportunity for mental, physical, and emotional growth through participation in a well-developed Pike Youth Sports program. The program is based upon active articulation involving the high school, three middle schools, and 20 youth sports education programs in Pike Township. The administration, coaches, and staff will work together to ensure that the sports program supports and enhances the educational philosophy of the MSD of Pike Township.
We encourage you to register your child to participate in the various programs offered by members of the Pike Youth Sports family. If you have any questions, contact me at Derrick Wilkerson at 317-387-2624 or DLWilkerson@pike.k12.in.us.
Pike Youth Basketball League
The purpose of the Pike Youth Basketball League is to provide students with an opportunity to play the game for recreation. Students at every level from beginners to experienced are welcome. It is also a feeder program for the girls' and boys' divisions of the Pike Indy Hoops program. These components collectively support the overall mission of building a foundation for the Pike varsity program. The PYBL has a Boys 3-4 Grade Division and a Boys 5-6 Grade Division. In the Girls Division, the PYBL serves grades 4, 5, and 6. To learn more about the PYBL go to www.pikeyouthsports.com.
The Indy Hoops program is the all-star division for Pike Township boys in grades three, four, five, and six. Each year we conduct a series of tryouts to find the best young basketball players in our elementary school system. We then take this group of players and mold them into good teams that can compete at a high level against regional, state, and national competition.
The director of our Indy Hoops program is George Baker.
NU CORINTHIAN LEAGUE
The Nu Corinthian Basketball League is working to touch the lives of young people in a positive way. This is a winter league for boys and girls that has four divisions: Ages 4-6, Ages 7-9, Ages 10-13, and Ages 14-18. Registration is ongoing. The NCBL starts practice and games in January. The league is provided as a community service by Nu Corinthian Baptist Church located at 5935 West 56th Street (near 56th and Lafayette Rd.)
Website: Nu Corinthian Basketball League
Pike Youth Football League
The Pike Youth Football League has 3 divisions: K-2nd grade division, 3rd-4th grade division and 5-6 grade division. The PYFL welcomes all students regardless of where they live or attend school. Register at www.pikeyouthsports.com.
NATIONAL FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE
National Flag Football is the largest NFL youth flag football organization in the country for boys and girls Pre-K (4 years of age) through 8th grade. This program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork.
PIKE YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The purpose of the Pike Youth Football League is to provide a quality tackle football sports education program for student-athletes from Kindergarten to Sixth grade.
The goal of the PYFL is to teach the fundamentals of football while instilling the positive values of sportsmanship, teamwork, self-esteem, and confidence. These values provide a solid foundation for strong character and citizenship in the Pike Township/Indianapolis community.
Registration is now open for the Pike Youth Football League. Go to http://www.pikeyouthsports.com for the online link.
Opening Day Games: August 29 of TBA
Registration Deadline: August 20
PYFL Phone: (317) 387-2624
JR. RED DEVILS
The Pike Youth Football League wants to place the best 5th and 6th-grade football players and athletes with the Junior Red Devils, Coached by Henry Peterson. We are looking for players to compete in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference against Warren Central, Ben Davis, and more. Tryouts are held in Mid-June.
Jr. Red Devils Registration Fee is $212. Players are provided 2 sets of game jerseys and red pants, a travel bag, individual position coaches, game film study, the same offensive and defensive system as the Pike Varsity Team compete in the Indiana Elementary Football Association, the best youth football league in the state, regular practice inside Pike Stadium, player awards, team banquet. We play 8 “A” games plus the playoffs and at least 4 “B” games. Most games are played in a high school stadium. Register at www.pikeyouthsports.com.
PIKE YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB
It’s time to wrestle! We’re inviting all students from Kindergarten to Eighth Grade to participate in the Pike Youth Wrestling Club. No previous experience needed. For more information contact us.
Coach Spence Spencer
Pike Taekwondo is operated by the Indianapolis Martial Arts Academy
We teach students the art of taekwondo and basic street self-defense. We encourage our students to live by the five tenets of taekwondo: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit.
Website: Indianapolis Martial Arts
Contact: Risa Flight and Matt Spurlock at 317-662-4750
JR. RED DEVIL CHEERLEADERS
Eagle Creek Little League offers baseball and softball programs.
The Eagle Creek Endurance Project (ECEP) is an organization dedicated to introducing a healthy and competitive lifestyle of running to all ages. We strongly encourage adults to get involved as well. The club is focused on introducing and developing each individual to participate in cross country, road racing and track distance events. USA Track & Field sanctioned club.
For more information contact:
Coach Lance Garvin or Coach Kendra Champion-McAloon
Phone: Coach Garvin 317-696-3550 Coach Champion 317-432-6320
Email: LGarvin@pike.k12.in.us or KChampio@pike.k12.in.us
PIKE SWIM CLUB
Pike Township Swim Club's Mission Statement:
To offer a safe, supportive, and competitive environment to youth in our diverse community to foster the ideals of sportsmanship, self-discipline, and fun.
Pike Township Swim Club's core values include:
*To teach swimmers how to pursue excellence both in and out of the pool.
*To teach life skills that will have value long after they leave our program.
*Promote the sport of swimming in and around Pike Township.
Thomas Moore - Program Director
TRACK & FIELD
Indy’s Racing Cheetahs is an organization comprised of track & field athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers dedicated to promoting and participating in running and track & field activities and strengthening the character of all involved. This program is for all students from Pre-K to 12th grade.
PIKE SOCCER CLUB
Pike Youth Soccer Club, Inc., is committed to providing the best possible environment for the youth of its community through fun, fair play, and player improvement. Pike Soccer Club was founded in 1979 by parents to provide and promote the game of soccer within the community.
Soccer is taught in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Players are 4 years to 18 years. There are true age divisions for Under 4, U5, U6, U7, U8, U10, U12, U14, and high school U15-U18. Separate Boys and Girls teams are formed. There are no tryouts and no one is “cut” from a team. Practices are generally held once per week.
Hotline: 317 - 767-0699
CATCH THE STARS FOUNDATION
The Catch the Stars Foundation empowers youth to achieve their dreams by providing goal-setting programs that promote fitness, literacy, and youth development. Our programs are targeted to youth throughout Indianapolis, with a specific emphasis on supporting and assisting under-served and low to moderate-income communities throughout our city.
Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA All-Star Tamika Catchings created the Catch the Stars Foundation in the spring of 2004.
NATIONAL JUNIOR TENNIS LEAGUE
Arthur Ashe co-founded the National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) in 1969 with Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder. Their vision was to “use tennis as a way to gain and hold the attention of young people…so that we can teach them about matters more important than tennis…Through tennis, lives can be changed and spirits reclaimed.”
During the summer of 1969, Indianapolis resident and tennis patron, Barbara S. Wynne, started an inner-city tennis program at Riverside Park for Indianapolis youth. Four years later, the “Riverside Upswing” program became the Indianapolis chapter of NJTL. NJTL of Indianapolis strives to teach children Ashe’s ideals and the impact he made on the world so that they may carry on his legacy.
Pike Township Classes: http://indynjtl.org/summer-classes/#lincoln-summer
Our Goal…to introduce kids to the sport of volleyball and provide skills development and training for athletes from 1st to 8th grades. Traditionally, we provide a series of volleyball workouts, clinics, and camps during the spring and summer months.
Erika Watson - Head Coach
THE SPORT ZONE
Our Goal…to provide one place where the community can go for all of their sports and fitness activities. With three acres of indoor sports and fitness facilities, the SportZone provides a place of recreation and sport for individuals of all ages, families, and businesses
Facility Description: 102,000 sq. ft. the in-door facility where fitness, fun, events, and sports come together in one place! We offer youth sports leagues such as volleyball and flag football, as well as KidzCamp for spring and summer breaks that correspond with Pike Township. Pike residents also receive a special discount on our weekly rates!
6601 Coffman Road
Phone Number: 317-293-2255
Judy Grubbs – Director of Operations – email@example.com
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