Bring your team and head to the 'fowl' line for our annual pre-Thanksgiving event on Sunday, November 17th! Teams consist of one child and one adult (18 & older). Teams will be grouped by child's age. Age groups: 5-7, 8-10, and 11-13. Come to the Civic Center gym anytime between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Each team member takes 10 shots from an age-appropriate starting point. The team in each group with the most combined baskets wins a frozen turkey!
Entry Fee: $5 per team or $3 per team with a can of food to support the Saunders County Food Pantry
Click here to download an event flyer.
Wahoo Parks and Recreation has partnered with Saunders Medical Center's Wellness & Therapy Services department to provide a program that introduces 7th & 8th graders to the basic principles and concepts of strength training.
Held during the first full week of each month during the school year, Strength Training 101 includes three sessions from 6:30am-7:30am. The November session will be held on Monday (11/4), Wednesday (11/6), and Friday (11/8). Completion of this program allows the participants to use the Civic Center weight room without adult supervision.
Click here to download a flyer with more information and registration details.
The mission of all Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sport programs is to promote a fun, yet challenging environment in which participants are introduced to and taught the basics of a given sport. The program is strictly recreational in nature and emphasizes equal opportunity for involvement and participation.
Registration Period (for 3rd through 6th grade)
Now through October 1st. All registrations received after the deadline will incur a $10 late fee. Late registrations will be accepted on an "as needed" basis (not all late registrations may be accepted). Late registrations will need approval from Bob Schmidt.
OUT-OF-TOWN TEAMS OR CLUB ORGANIZATIONS: See below for additional information and discounts! Contact Bob Schmidt at 443-4174 or the local youth sports representative from your community if you are unsure whether your school/town team will be participating. WP&R will have final approval on all team rosters.
Registration Form and Fees
Games are played on Saturday’s beginning at 8am. If necessary, Wahoo area teams may be scheduled to play on weeknights. Teams will play a six-game, round robin schedule. Games are officiated with scores kept. Teams will begin practicing in mid-October. League play will begin either October 26th or November 2nd with a completion date prior to Christmas. Games will NOT be played on Thanksgiving weekend. Games will be held primarily in Wahoo. Mead, Weston, or other neighboring community gyms may also be used to aid in allowing all games to be completed by 1pm (whenever possible). **NOTE: The 3rd & 4th grade girl’s league plays on lower rims. All other leagues play on 10’ rims. Teams will not be allowed to practice on Wednesdays or Sundays. 1st & 2nd Grade basketball information will be released in January on our website.
OUT-OF-TOWN TEAMS OR CLUB ORGANIZATIONS - ROSTERS: All kids in each community and school are able to play on your team. If a child is interested and not asked, WP&R reserves the right to place them on your roster if not enough children remain to create another team from the community/school.
OUT-OF-TOWN TEAMS OR CLUB ORGANIZATIONS - DISCOUNT: Any organization that can agree to the above and also agree to follow the uniform policy below is eligible to receive a $10 discount per player. All players on your team must be paid with ONE check! Coaches are to gather all registrations, staple together, and mail/drop off forms in an envelope with full payment to Wahoo Parks and Rec Attn: Bob Schmidt, 310 North Linden Wahoo NE 68066.
MULTIPLE TEAM DISCOUNT: Any community and/or club organization that is sponsoring three or more teams should contact Bob Schmidt for a multiple team discount rate. Communities and clubs with multiple teams must divide those team rosters as evenly as possible via grade and skill (unless approved otherwise).
All players must wear tennis shoes with non-marking soles. Basketballs will be provided.
Youth participating in Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sports are required to wear WP&R approved uniforms (primarily blue/red Wahoo Parks and Rec shirts). Community teams and organizations will need to have a uniform shirt approved by the league director.
Team rosters are formed via school affiliation and by league director. All rosters, including out of town rosters, must be approved by Bob Schmidt. Parents may request their son/daughter be placed on a team with one other child for carpooling purposes. The request must be made by both parties (not all requests may be honored). This information needs to be indicated on the registration form. Once teams are formed, coaches are responsible for contacting players on their rosters to set up practices and distribute information.
Wahoo Parks and Recreation utilizes volunteer coaches for all youth sport programs. All head coaches are required to attend the coaches meeting or meet with the league director. Instruction on general coaching philosophy and principles as well as sport specific information will be discussed.
League schedules will be formed in mid-October and will be available on our website or at the Civic Center.
Participants and their parents/guardians should be aware that there is a risk of injury during participation in Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sports due to the inherent nature of the activities. Individuals participate in Parks and Recreation youth sports programs at their own risk.
In compliance with the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act (LB 260), the Wahoo Parks and Recreation Department has adopted a policy regarding concussions, head injury, and concussed athletes. Coaches and parents should familiarize themselves with the policy. Click here to view and download the policy.
Coaches, players, and parents should also visit the DHHS concussion page to view information regarding concussions including approved training, videos, fact sheets, and other resources. Visit here for more information.
Refunds will only be approved if a child is unable to play due to injury. Any requests for refunds should be directed to Bob Schmidt.
Contact Bob Schmidt at (402) 443-4174 or email here.