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Sports Leagues 

 

The Sturgis Recreation Department provides area residents and visitors with the opportunity to participate in clean, safe, and accessible open spaces throughout the city including parks, playgrounds, and athletic facilities. We provide opportunities for youths and adults to satisfy both their active and passive recreation needs. Some of the active sports include softball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and floor hockey. Picnic pavilions and playgrounds are available at various parks throughout the city for more passive enjoyment.

Check out our Upcoming Fall & Winter Programs here!

For more information on these programs , email us at recreation@sturgismi.gov

Various leagues, programs, classes, and clinics for all ages are held throughout the year, including:

ADULT PROGRAMS

Women’s Volleyball League
6 on 6

Women’s 6v6 league. Games will be played Tuesday nights. Information Packet: Available September 8 Entry Deadline: October 3 Season Starts: October 17 Team Entry Fee: $225 per team Non-Res Fee: $6.50

Men’s Volleyball League
6 on 6

Men’s 6v6 League. Games will be played Tuesday nights Information Packet: Available September 8 Entry Deadline: October 3 Season Starts: October 17 Team Entry Fee: $225 per team Non-Res Fee: $6.50

Coed Volleyball League
6 on 6

Teams consist of 3 men and 3 women on the court at the same time. Games will be played on Tuesday nights. Please pick up an information packet for more details. Information Packets: Available Oct. 27 Entry Deadline: Nov. 21 Season Starts: Dec. 5 Team Entry Fee: $285 per team Non-Res Fee: $6.50

Coed Volleyball League
4 on 4

Teams consist of 2 men and 2 women on the court at the same time. Games will be played on Tuesday nights. Please pick up an information packet for more details. Information Packets: Available Feb. 2 Entry Deadline: Feb. 27 Season Starts: March 6 Team Entry Fee: $225 per team Non-Res Fee: $6.50

Adult 4 on 4 Flag Football Tournament

Please come in and sign your team up. Max. 8 players per team with 5 players on the field at a time. Entry Deadline: Oct. 30 Tournament Date: Nov. 4 Team Entry Fee: $50 per team

Men’s Basketball League

5 on 5 full court basketball. Games will be played on Wednesday nights. Please pick up an information packet for more details. Information Packets: Available Nov. 24 Entry Deadline: Dec. 20 Season Starts: Jan. 3 Team Entry Fee: $325 per team Non-Res Fee: $6.50

Drop-In Floor Hockey

The rink will be set up on Fridays so players can start getting ready for the upcoming season. Day: Fridays Time: 4:00-7:00pm Dates: Nov. 3 – Dec. 29 Cost (per night): $3 Doyle Members $6 Non-Doyle Members

Floor Hockey

League No skates needed, this game is played in tennis shoes! Participants must provide their own equipment. Games will be played on Friday nights. Please pick up an information packet for more details. Information Packets: Available Nov. 17 Entry Deadline: Dec. 22 Season Starts: Jan. 5 Team Entry Fee: $260 per team Non-Res Fee: $6.50

Get Fit Challenge

Get Fit this Holiday Season at the Doyle Community Center. Let us help you keep that New Year’s Resolution to take off a few extra pounds. Join the Get Fit Challenge and compete for a chance to win cash and membership prizes, while having fun and making a healthier life-style your new habit! You do not have to be a Doyle member to participate. Initial Weigh-In: Saturday, January 6th 8am – Noon Final Weigh-In: Saturday, March 24th 8am – Noon

The Sturgis 100-Miler

The Sturgis 100-Miler is a 100-day active living challenge designed to jumpstart your way to a new YOU! The goal is to establish a regular exercise program with the goal of sustaining it after the program concludes. We are hoping to promote healthy lifestyles through daily exercise. This is also a great opportunity to meet new people…nobody likes to walk alone. Participants can expect a fun event that can be done with family and friends, motivation and a sense of accomplishment! January 6 – April 16 There is no cost to participate for current Doyle Center Members. A special Membership Option will be available to all non-members who would like to participate. Contact the Doyle for details! We invite you to walk 100 miles in 100 days!

Mom 2 Mom Sale

The “motherload of sales” returns to the Doyle Community Center. Come shop several vendors under one roof: clothing, furniture, toys, games, books and more! Date: Saturday, March 3rd Time: 10am – 1pm Vendor booths are available. For more information, please call (269)659-8110.

Drop-In Pickleball

What is pickleball you ask? This is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the fun is never-ending. Pickleball is a combination of many elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. You’ve got to try it to enjoy it!!! Trust us, you won’t be disappointed! Dates: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am Please contact us at (269)659-8110.

OFFICIALS NEEDED!!!

We are looking for officials and referees for many of our upcoming Fall & Winter programs, specifically: Indoor Soccer, Floor Hockey, Volleyball, Men’s Basketball If you are interested in making some extra money officiating any of these programs, please contact in the Recreation office at (269) 659-8110 or email recreation@sturgismi.gov While experience is preferred, training opportunities may be available for some of these positions, so don’t be afraid to step up if you’re interested, but have never done it. Everyone has to start somewhere!

YOUTH PROGRAMS

PEE WEE POWERSPORTS

This introductory level sports program is intended to provide your child a FUN environment to learn the basics of multiple sports. Terminology, fundamentals and strategies will be included while incorporating the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Fun for Boys & Girls!
Ages: 5-8
Days & Times: TBD
Sports Include: Volleyball, Hockey, Basketball, Soccer,
T-Ball & Tennis.
Session: (4 weeks)
#1 November
#2 December
#3 January
#4 February
Cost: per session
Resident Fee: $30.00
Non-Res Fee: $45.00

Hot Shots BB

A great way for players to continue with their skill development. This class will include both instruction and game play and is open to all Boys & Girls!
Ages: 7-10
Days & Times: TBD
Session: (4 weeks)
#1 November
#2 December
#3 January
#4 February
Cost: per session
Resident Fee: $30.00
Non-Res Fee: $45.00

Youth Flag Football League

Please pick up a registration Form at the Doyle Center for more information on this league.
Age Divisions: 11U, 8U – All Coed
*Division breakdown subject to change based on registration numbers per division.
Individual Registration:
Resident Fee: $35.00
Non-Res Fee: $53.00
Entry Deadline: Friday, October 20
Mandatory Group Practice/Evaluation:
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 3:00pm
It is very important that ALL participants attend the group practice/evaluation as teams will be selected “draft” style by the volunteer coaches after this practice.

TENNIS

Elementary Tennis

Ages: 5 yrs. – 3rd grade
Divided into two levels of play for more appropriate directed instruction for all players. Level 1 players will be beginner players still learning the basics of hitting. Level 2 players will have some experience with the game and be ready to take the next step.
Instructor: George Earl

Day: Mondays
Time: Level 1: 5:00-6:00pm
Level 2: 6:00-7:00pm
*Division of players into Level 1 and 2 will be done at the Instructor’s discretion, in cooperation with the parents and players.
Sessions: 4 weeks
#1 Oct. 19 – Nov. 9
#2 Nov. 16 – Dec. 14
(No class 11/23)
#3 Jan. 5 – Jan. 26
#4 Feb. 2 – Feb. 23
Cost: (per session)
Program Fee: $45.00
Resident Fee: $30.00

Intermediate Tennis

Ages: 4th – 8th grade
Divided into two levels of play for more appropriate directed instruction for all players. Level 1 players will range from complete beginners to players still working on consistently rallying. Level 2 players will have the ability to rally on the move and play out full games.
Instructor: Jennifer Gump

Day: Thursdays
Time: Level 1: 6:00-7:00pm
Level 2: 7:00-8:00pm
*Division of players into Level 1 and 2 will be done at the Instructor’s discretion, in cooperation with the parents and players.
Sessions: 4 weeks
#1 Oct. 22 – Nov. 12
#2 Nov. 19 – Dec. 17
(No class 11/26)
#3 Jan. 7 – Jan. 28
#4 Feb. 4 – Feb. 25
Cost: (per session)
Program Fee: $45.00
Resident Fee: $30.00

High School Tennis

Ages: 9th-12th grade
Players may range from complete beginners to players that have the ability to rally on the move and play out full games.
Instructor: David Vandekopple
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
*One Division this year for the extended time.
Sessions: 4 weeks
#1 Oct. 21 – Nov. 11
#2 Nov. 18 – Dec. 16
(No class 11/25)
#3 Jan. 6 – Jan. 27
#4 Feb. 3 – Feb. 24
Cost: (per session)
Program Fee: $68.00
Resident Fee: $45.00

Special Youth Events

Fall Carnival

Join us for our 1st Annual Doyle Fall Carnival. Lots of food, games, snow cones, bounce house, and much more.
Date: November 18th
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $5 per child
Ages: 3+
For questions please call Benita or Mike at 659-8110.

6th – 8th Grade Dance Party

Join us for our annual teen dance party. All students in grades 6th-8th are welcome.
Ages: All 6th – 8th grade students
Date: November 10
Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Location: Doyle Community Center
Cost: $5.00
Glow necklaces & bracelets will be available
for purchase!

Christmas Break Open Gym

Open Gym will be available for ALL Middle & High School students (6th-12th grade) at the Doyle Community Center during Christmas Break. Courts will be set aside for drop-in basketball during the following times…
Days: Weekdays
Times: 9am-Noon
Dates: Dec. 26-29 & Jan. 2-5
Cost: $2 per day

Date with Dad

This is truly the highlight event of the season. You don’t want to miss it! Dad(s) grab you favorite girl(s) and join us for an evening of dancing, games, contests, pictures, snacks and more.
Pre-registration is requested.
Ages: Girls ages 3-12
Date: March 23rd
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $20 per couple
in advance ($30 at the Door)
$30 for Non Residents ($40 at the Door)

Inflatable Fun Day

Hey Kids, are you looking for something FUN and EXCITING to do during Mid-Winter Break? Then join us at the Doyle Center for a day of running, climbing and bouncing on a wide variety of inflatables. Come check out the Giant Obstacle Course, Bounce House, Large Dual Slide and many more.
Concessions will also be available!
All Kids Welcome!
Date: Friday, February 16
Time: 9am-1pm
Cost: Only $10 per person

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Looking for a place to celebrate your child’s special day? We have several party options available including Inflatables and a variety of sports such as Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Floor Hockey and more!
Inflatable Parties available on:
Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10
Call or stop by the Doyle Center for more details and to make your party reservations!

Saturday Night “Free for All”

In partnering with the St. Joseph County United Way, we are proud to open our doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various “open gym” style activities. Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Floor Hockey, Dodgeball and Tennis, just to name a few. Come in and play or just hang out and socialize. Various tournaments will be scheduled throughout the winter as well.
Days: Saturdays
Times:
7:00pm-8:45pm 6th-8th graders
9:00pm-Midnight 9th-12th graders
Session: Nov. 4 – Feb. 24
Cost: FREE!