Register for Youth Winter Sports and Activities in Minneapolis Parks!

Youth sports huddle at Bottineau Recreation Center

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) youth winter sports registration is open! To register, follow the links below, go to and search for opportunities, or call or visit an MPRB Recreation Center near you.


League Information

  • January-March
  • Ages 8-18
  • Guaranteed eight regular season games with Invitational Tournament


  • Open (no gender requirements): 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U, 18U
  • Girls: 11U, 13U, 15U, 18U

Fundamental Basketball

The MPRB hosts a variety of fundamental basketball leagues and camps for children under 8 years old. These programs focus on learning and practicing basic skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding.

Follow the link above to browse programs or contact your local recreation center to find a fit for your family.


League Information

  • March-May, Ages 9-14 (8-year-olds may be waived up)
  • Four regular season meets
  • Citywide Meet will be held at end of regular season
  • Meets are scheduled at North Star School Gym, 2410 Girard Ave N (Door 10)


  • Youth compete for themselves at their own level
  • Gymnasts may begin the season at the level passed in the previous season or the next level
  • Gymnasts entering the program with USA Women’s Jr. Olympic Certification may be admitted above Level 2 with application to the citywide gymnastic director

Recreation Centers offering Team Gymnastics

Contact the below recreation centers directly for Youth Gymnastics registration information and details. Only Minneapolis teams are eligible for Youth Sports programs and 80% of team members must live within Minneapolis city limits.

Outdoor youth hockey game at Pearl Park

Ice Hockey

League Information

  • January-February
  • Ages 6-15
  • Guaranteed seven regular season games, plus Invitational Tournament
  • Leagues are scheduled at several locations throughout the city of Minneapolis


  • Squirts: Boys and Girls Kindergarten-4th Grade
  • Open (no gender requirements): 11U, 13U, 15U
  • Penguins: Girls 3rd-6th Grade
  • Polar Bears: Girls 7th-9th Grade


League Information

  • January-March
  • Ages 6-13, children turning 14 on or after September 1 may participate
  • Guaranteed eight regular season matches, plus Citywide Tournament
  • Matches scheduled at several locations throughout Minneapolis


  • Open: 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U
  • Girls: 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U

Adaptive Sports and Programs

The MPRB is proud to offer adaptive sports and programs for children with disabilities! Follow the link above to browse a list of fall/winter programs. Questions? Call 612-230-6478 or email

Coaches Needed!

Stay involved in sports and make a positive contribution to your community by volunteering to coach a youth sports team! There are plenty of opportunities available across a number of different sports throughout the year. Follow the link above and fill out a short interest form, then we will follow up with more information.

Youth cooking class at Morris Recreation Center

Activities and Classes

Not into sports? Browse hundreds of activities and classes linked below:


Art, Ceramics, Crafts, Dance,  Music, Pottery and Theater

Computers and Technology

Film Fanatics, Junior Engineers, Video Games

Cooking and Nutrition

Baking and Cooking classes

Health and Fitness

Acrobatics, Indoor Playgrounds, Martial Arts,  Open Gyms, Teen and Youth Yoga

Hobbies, Clubs and Games

Archery, Billiards, Books, Board Games, Chess, Creative Writing, Movies, Young Builders and Designers and more!

Mentoring and Development

Boys and Girls Groups, Homework Help, Youthline Camps

Nature and Environment

Junior Naturalist Programs, Nature Nuts Programs, Snowshoeing 


Preschool Programs and Camps

Trips and Tours

Outings are planned to the Aquarium, Art and History Museums, Grand Slam, Ice and Roller Rinks, Movie Theater, Ninja Warrior and Trampoline Gyms, Water Parks, Zoo and more!

Recreation Fee Assistance

Minneapolis residents who cannot afford instructional fees because of economic need may apply for fee assistance through the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Fee Assistance Program.

Questions? Contact your local recreation center (Recreation Center List) or the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board information line at 612-230-6400 or