Youth Sports

The City of Kerman offers non-competitive instructional leagues that teach the basic fundamentals. Youth sports programs aide in the development of children’s abilities by teaching them skills, strategies and the value of good sportsmanship.

Support good sportsmanship by signing the Parent/Spectator Code of Conduct Form and return it with your child’s registration form.

Code of Conduct                             Online Registration Form

Start Smart Pre-Sports

Parks Dept - Smart Start IconStart Smart is a nationally recognized program that was created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. This program helps preschool aged kids get ready for sports in an innovative step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment.

Start Smart Progrmas

Basketball – January–February 

Start Smart Basketball is for boys and girls ages 3 to 4 years old. This program focuses on teaching children and parents skills in dribbling, ball handling, passing, catching, shooting and running agility. Parents work one on one with child while being led by a Recreation Sport Leader.

Registration Information: Cost $35 per player (includes t-shirt)
League Schedule: January 6 – February 10 (Saturdays)
Registration: Last day to register is Friday, December 8 at Community/Teen Center (15101 W. Kearney Blvd.) or online (Visa, MasterCard and Debit cards are accepted). Make checks payable to the City of Kerman.

Baseball – Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am Kerckhoff Park, AprilMay

Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 3-5 years old.  The program prepares children for organized tee ball, baseball and softball in a fun non-threatening environment.

FootballSaturdays 9:00-11:00 am Kerckhoff Park, MayJune

Start Smart Football teaches children (ages 3-6) the basic motor skills necessary to play organized flag football while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children, and their parents, skills in throwing, catching, kicking/punting, and running/agility without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt.

Youth Volleyball

Youth Volleyball is an instructional and spirited 6 week program for boys and girls ages 7-12 years old.

League Schedule
Tuesday and Thursday
Community/Teen Center

Registration begins in April
Register at Kerman City Hall (850 S. Madera Ave.) or Community/Teen Center (5101 W. Kearney Plaza)

Youth Tennis Lessons

Youth Tennis Lessons for boys and girls ages 5-10. This group instruction program follows the QuickStart program developed by the United States Tennis Association.

League Schedule
September 30 – October 28 (Saturdays)

Age Group Schedule
9:00am – 10:00am 5 & 6 year olds
10:00am – 11:00am 7 & 8 year olds
11:00am-12:00pm 9 & 10 year olds

$35 per participant (includes t-shirt)
Last Day to register is Friday, September 15 at Community/Teen Center or on-line
Check, Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Debit Cards accepted

For more information call Theresa Johnson, Recreation Coordinator at 846-9383.

Community Sports Leagues/Organizations

Kerman Girls Softball League – A competitive softball program for girls ages 4 to 15 years old. Program operates April through July. For more information visit Kerman Grils League on Facebook.

Kerman Swim Club-Kerman Kickers – A competitive swimming program for children 4 to 18 years of age. Program operates April through August. For more information email

Kerman Cal Ripken Baseball – A competitive baseball program for youth 4 to 15 years of age. Program operates April through July. For more information email

Kerman Youth Football – A competitive football program for boys 9 to 14 years of age. Program operates through August through November. For more information, contact Efrain Guizar at (559) 351-2058.

Kerman Youth Soccer League – A recreational and competitive soccer program for all youth ages 4 to 19 years of age. Program operates August through December. For more information visit  Revolution-Soccer Facebook page

Contact Information
Main Office: (559) 846-9383
Fax: (559) 846-4802

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Physical Location

Community Center
15100 W. Kearney Plaza
Kerman, CA 93630


Theresa Johnson
Recreation Coordinator

(559) 846-9383