Youth Sports

Youth sports are a great way for kids to build self-esteem, interact with peers, and develop talents. By participating in recreational activities children also get to learn about teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Here at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex, we offer a wide variety of sports activities for the kids in our community. Discover our current season programming below!


The City of Waterloo and the Cedar Valley Sportsplex offers a wide variety of youth sports activities. With the number of participants in each sport rising, it becomes difficult to find coaches for each team. In order to do so, it is often necessary to recruit parents of participants or other individuals in the community to coach. Our goal is to have volunteers who have significant experience in playing or coaching a particular sport, but that is not always possible with limited numbers. Volunteers are an instrumental factor in helping our programs and teams run efficiently. For more information visit our volunteer coaching information page: VOLUNTEER COACHING


See registration forms for full details on available programs. Register in-person, over the phone, or online.


FALL & WINTER 2022-23


Boys and girls will receive 5 meetings of instruction in football fundamentals and scrimmages at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex. Participants will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Coaches will focus on teaching proper mechanics and terminology necessary for players to experience success and enjoy the game of football.

Program Dates: September 12-26
Meets: Monday/Wednesday 5:15 PM or 6:15 PM

Registration Begins: August 1
Registration Deadline: September 7
Grades: Pre-K – Kindergarten
Rates: $35 | $30 (Member)
Site: CVSP Field House


Sponsored by the Waterloo Optimist Club, this program is an exciting 6 on 6 version of flag football. In this game every child will have a chance to be a receiver, a runner, and a passer. Teams will meet two times a week. Practices and games are approximately 50 minutes. Practices will be held at the registered time, but due to the number of players, we cannot guarantee that games will be held at the registered time.

Program Dates: September 27 – October 27
Meets: Tuesday/Thursday

    • 1st-3rd | 5:15 PM or 6:15 PM
    • 4th-6th | 6:15 PM or 7:15 PM

Registration Begins: August 1
Registration Deadline: September 16
Grades: 1st – 6th Grade
Rates: Varies depending on date of registration
Site: Riverfront Sports Park


Boys and girls will receive 8 weeks of instruction in soccer fundamentals and participate in team practices and recreational games. All teams will be coed. The program will meet Monday nights beginning on October 3rd at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex. Pre/K-1st grade will meet at 5:30 PM and 2nd-4th will follow at 6:45 PM. Shin guards are highly recommended. Space is limited so register early. Fee includes team T-shirt.

Program Dates: October 3 – November 28
Meets: Mondays

    • PreK-1st: 5:30 PM
    • 2nd-4th: 6:45 PM

Registration Begins: August 19
Registration Deadline: September 28
Grades: Pre-K – 4th Grade
Rates: $40 | $37 (Member)
Site: Cedar Valley SportsPlex


This program will include basic fundamental instruction through team practices and games. There is a greater emphasis on rules of the game and understanding the basic flow of a basketball game. There will be two sessions offered, the first session will begin in October and the second session will start in January. 1st & 2nd grade boys and 1st – 3rd grade girls will have 6 meetings, 3 practice and 3 games. 3rd & 4th grade boys will have 8 meeting, 3 practices and 5 games. Practices and games will take place Saturday mornings at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex.

Program Begins: October 1 (Session 1) | January 7 (Session 2)

Registration Begins: August 1
Registration Deadlines: 9/23 (Session 1) | 12/30 (Session 2)
Program Times: Saturday morning
Site: Cedar Valley SportsPlex
Fee: $40 | $37 (Member) – fee includes team shirt

*See registration form for full details.


This program will include basic fundamental instruction through team practices and league play with a heavy emphasis placed on sportsmanship. Participants will take part in a skills assessment on November 28th and then be placed on a team for league and tournament play. Carpools may not be accommodated to assure talent level is evenly distributed. This league will conclude with a tournament and a league championship game. Referees and score keepers will be used for games. Awards for 1st and 2nd place teams in both divisions.

Meets: Monday evenings and Saturday mornings (9 AM-12 PM)
Program Dates: November 28 – February 10
Skills Assessment: Nov 28 | Girls – 6:00 PM, Boys – 7:00 PM

Site: Central Middle School
Registration Begins: October 3
Registration Deadline: November 18
Fee: $50 | $45 (Member) – includes team uniform

*See registration form for full details.