FINDING YOUTH SPORTS INFORMATION
Parents of young children just starting out in sports often find
it difficult to locate sports programs. Rarely can you find listings
that contain all of the options that are available in the community.
Helping you find youth sports programs is one of the functions of
the Kids Sports Network (KSN). You can call (210) 654-4707 and KSN
personnel will direct you to available youth sports programs. But
where else can you find this kind of information?
For information on youth sports outside the San Antonio area check
the answer on our Frequently Asked
Question (FAQ) page.
The San Antonio Area Youth Sports Organization page of this website provides information
about children’s sports programs in and around San Antonio
and Bexar County focusing on non-school sports leagues and events
with a special emphasis on team sports. In
many cases listed phone numbers contain recorded messages with
more information about the program and with directions on how
or who else to contact. If a number you call is incorrect, or
if you simply cannot determine whom to call, contact the
at (210) 654-4707.
Remember that the registration for many youth sports programs
occurs months before actual play begins. For example youth football
games start at the beginning of September but registrations may
start as early as May or June. If you wait until you see teams
practicing, it is often too late to find a place on a team.
Many elementary schools will distribute flyers about
youth sports programs. They may also have information relevant
to programs near the school. Middle or Intermediate schools are
likely to send flyers home. The number of students is larger
and the percentage of students participating in non-school sports
to drop off during these middle school years.
Community Education departments of school district may also offer
classes on some sports, for example cheer, tennis, golf,
karate and dance.
Many youth sports organizations now have website or voice mail
containing information about their programs.
More youth sports organizations now keep a phone number and website
even if their volunteer leadership changes.
The telephone directory may have listings for YMCA's, Boys
& Girls Clubs and Parks and Recreation facilities as
well as some volunteer organizations, Pop Warner, Little League
etc. If you call a number listed in the telephone book but no one
answers, you may have reached a field number answered only during
games. This is happening less frequently as more organizations
use answering machines and voice mail.
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