Youth Activities

The New Brighton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of sports for boys and girls.

The programs are inexpensive and located in your community! See below for more information – you can view profiles of our coaches, see the upcoming schedules for each sport, and register online!

Register Here!

Volunteer Coaches Needed
Parents, Family & Friends- we need your help!  New Brighton Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteer coaches and assistant coaches for the summer and fall leagues.  Never coached before?  Don’t sweat it!  All the equipment and information you need to run a successful practice and game will be provided.  Youth sports programs would not be available without the help of our volunteer coaches.  Rules and team information will be distributed; league practice and game times are typically 6 or 7:15pm.  Teens 15 years and older can assistant coach a team.  For more information or questions, contact maria Larson at or 651-638-2136.


Visit the Aquatics Page to find all you need to know about the pool and classes.

Basketball Skill-Builder Lessons

Youth ages 5-12 will improve their fundamental basketball skills while learning more about the game and having a blast!  The lessons are designed so that each and every participant, whether a beginner or a veteran, will increase both his/her skill level and knowledge of basketball.  Participants will work on dribbling, shooting, defense, rebounding, team concepts, and more.  All abilities welcome.

Canoe & Kayak Paddling Camps

Kids ages 10-15 have the chance to learn basic paddling strokes, boat safety and fun water games while exploring New Brighton’s own Long Lake.  These classes are co-sponsored by the Rice Creek Boat Club and the New Brighton Parks and Recreation Department and are taught by experienced paddling instructors.


A high energy dance program for children ages 3-10 years of age.  Kids will learn tap, jazz and ballet steps.  The dance classes are held on Wednesday evenings at the New Brighton Community Center.

Ed-Venture Summer Day Care

Ed-Venture Daycare is more than summer child care.  It is a flexible child care program where kids enjoy swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, special activity classes, wheeled Wednesdays and tons of outdoor time!  The daycare is open June-September from 6:30am- 6:00pm at Freedom Park.  Child care is provided for full or half days, from 1-5 days per week.  Let your kids spend their summer learning and having fun!

Preschool Adventures

This activity is designed especially for the preschooler looking for big kid fun!  Camps will include interactive music, creative movement, props, games, crafts and theme based activities to keep your preschooler engaged, moving and grooving and meeting new friends.

Flag Football League

Flag leagues are run in the fall- see program information and registration for dates and deadlines.  Learn the fundamentals of football in a non-contact manner with other girls and boys grades K-6!  Players will practice catching, punting, good sportsmanship, teamwork and more.  Games are run cooperatively with Mounds View, Shoreview and Arden Hills.  Practices and games are held at various fields in New Brighton and surrounding cities.  Registration fee includes team appropriate jersey and flag.  Volunteer coaches are needed.  Please contact Maria with questions at 651-638-2136 or


This program includes tumbling, balance beam, uneven bars and vault for girls and boys ages 4-14.  Classes are held at the Irondale High School Gymnastic Gym on Saturday mornings.

Ice Skating Lessons

Returning winter of 2019. This instructional ice skating class is for youth ages 5-8.  Kids will meet at the outdoor rink at Freedom Park and have the opportunity to learn forward and backward skating, stops and starts, crossovers, spins, swizzles and glides.  Classes are filled with fun games and allow kids to learn at their own pace.  Lessons will be posted in December!

"Kickers" Karate

The class features American Tae-Kwon Do for boys and girls ages 7 years and up.  The program is designed to teach children self-defense, safety awareness and teamwork.  Classes are held at the New Brighton Community Center on Monday evenings.

Little Tigers Martial Arts

This is an exciting class for children ages 3-6 years old.  Kids will learn basic self-defense and martial arts skills through basic kicks, punches and strikes.  Classes are held at the New Brighton Community Center on Monday evenings.

Soccer Skill-Builder Lessons and Private Lessons

Private Soccer Lessons with Coach Kelli

New Brighton offers personal instruction for players ages 8 and older who want to refine soccer skills or enter a more competitive level of play.  Lesson times are pre-arranged to fit your schedule as well as instructor and field availability.  Kelli Reasoner holds a degree in Exercise Science and coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF- soccer governing body for the United States).  She has played college soccer, semi-professionally in the USA and professionally overseas.  The progressive session includes foot skills, agility, speed, endurance, skills training, homework, and progress reports.  Please contact Maria with questions and to schedule/register: or 651-638-2136.

Preschool (Ages 3-4), Beginner (Ages 5-7) and Intermediate (Ages 7-12) Soccer Skill-Builder Lessons

Youth will improve their fundamental skills while learning more about the game and having a blast!  Lessons are designed so that each and every participant, whether a beginner or a veteran, will increase both his/her skill level and knowledge. All abilities are welcome.

Soccer League

Soccer leagues are run in both the summer and fall- see program information and registration for dates and deadlines.  Boys and girls ages 4 through grade 6 will learn basic soccer skills, game play, teamwork, sportsmanship and more in this recreational soccer league.  Games are played in partnership with surrounding cities:  Arden Hills, Shoreview, Mounds View, Roseville and Fridley.  Practices and games are held at various fields in New Brighton and surrounding cities.  Registration fee for both fall and spring includes team appropriate t-shirt.  Volunteer coaches are needed.  Please contact Maria if interested or with questions: or 651-638-2136.



Summer Playground Program

Join us for fun in your neighborhood park when we return summer 2018.  Supervised and structured outdoor activities focus on fun, physical fitness and socialization.  Themed activities keep kids physically active and creative.  Please note, this is a drop-in program and kids can come and go as they please.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to set boundaries and communicate limits with their children before they attend the program.  There will be no staff available to supervise participants before or after program hours.  Participants must be 6 years of age by the first day of the program.

T-Ball and Coaches Pitch League

New Brighton Parks & Recreation T-Ball and Baseball programs are designed for girls and boys ages 3 to grade 4 to learn basic baseball or softball skills as well as teamwork, good sportsmanship, and more. The Tiny Sluggers league is a parent-involved league. The Mini-Sluggers league is a learning based league designed to teach t-ball skills progressing to using a pitching machine. The Lil’ Sluggers and Sluggers league are transitional leagues from t-ball to baseball and will include use of both the pitching machine and coach’s pitch. All leagues participate with our partner cities of Arden Hills, Mounds View, and Shoreview. Practices and games are held at various fields in New Brighton and surrounding cities. Registration fee includes t-shirt and cap. Coaches umpire games. Volunteer coaches are needed. Contact Maria with questions: 651-638-2136 or

T-Ball Round Up Lessons

Play ball!  Boys and girls entering kindergarten will have fun while practicing basic baseball skills such as batting, catching, throwing and running bases.  This is a great introductory course to those wanting to try baseball or softball in the future!

Grandparent and Me

This basic sports course is designed to introduce toddler’s ages 2-3 years old to a variety of sports, games and group activities, all with the help of a grandparent! Each session you and your grandchild will go through a series of fun games and activities, designed to encourage learning, develop motor skills, and promote social interaction.

Fishing Club

Learn how to fish! The City of New Brighton in partnership with Ramsey County is encouraging youth to join us at Long Lake Fishing Pier for outdoor summer fun. Live bait will be provided and staff will assist participants will all of their fishing needs while educating about fishing safety!  Participants must provide fishing poles and tackle. All fishing is catch and release.

Tennis Lessons

The USTA Quick Start tennis lessons will get kids on the court and playing fast.  Special tennis balls are used to slow down play for the beginners.  Lessons are offered at nearby City of New Brighton outdoor courts for three different levels.  Kids ages 4 years and up can participate in beginner through advanced lessons.  Lessons are held in the spring, summer, and fall.

Guitar Lessons

Ages 12 through Adult

If you have always wanted to play the guitar, here is your chance. Learn to play chords, basic music notation, how to tune your guitar and play easy songs with simple to follow instruction. This class is designed for teens and adults who have little or no experience playing the guitar. Participants are required to bring their own guitars (electric or acoustic) or they can request to borrow one from the instructor. Class is not designed for bass guitar. Instructor, Michael May, has been teaching and performing and studying the guitar for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit with a B.A. in Music. Classes run for 5 weeks. Min. 6 Max. 12