This program area is designed to introduce participants to sports and focus on basic fundamentals, sportsmanship and most importantly, enjoyment.
- Flag Football
- T-ball/Machine Pitch (ages 3-11)
- Middle School Sports Program (MSSP) for students at Carmody, Creighton, Dunstan and O'Connell
- Colorado Association of Recreation Athletics (CARA) Track and Cross Country
- CARA Tennis
- Drop-in Sports
- Ice Skating
- Martial Arts
Are you interested in becoming a coach or a volunteer?
The City of Lakewood conducts free local CARA (Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics) events throughout the year that test participants abilities in various sport specific skills. They are free and provide the top-qualified participants the opportunity to advance to sectional and state events. Participants must complete an entry form and bring a copy of their birth certificate to each event.
- Nuggets Skills Challenge (basketball) during the winter
- Rockies Skills Challenge (baseball)
- Hershey (track) during the summer
- Punt, Pass and Kick (football) during the fall
- Tennis Expo (Memorial Day weekend)
Other Sports Opportunities in Lakewood
There are a variety of sport associations and clubs within Lakewood that are run separately from the City of Lakewood Recreation and offer sports such as tackle football, baseball, softball and lacrosse. More information about local youth sports organizations.