Sports & Athletics

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We keep the youth fit and teach proper training, conditioning and kinesthetic movements to prevent injury through our sports programming.

Baseball/Softball | Basketball | Cheerleading | Football | Gymnastics | Swimming | Tennis

Athletics plays an important role in teaching children about sportsmanship, strong character, respect, restraint and responsibility and the importance these have on future success in life. We use sports to engage young people, and once we have them engaged, we help them become more academically sound, especially in the areas of literacy, mathematics and writing.

Sports

Baseball/Softball

Baseball / Softball Camp | Ages 5-13 Starts: March |Fees: Membership + $25 Activity Fee per session/program

Competition Baseball / Softball | Ages 8-13 Teams compete in leagues, tournaments and national competition. Season: March – July Fees: Membership + $25 | Activity Fee per session/program.

North County Baseball League | Ages 5-13 Practice begins: May
| Season begins: June

The Pre Atom League (P.A.L.) | Age 7 The P.A.L. is 1 step up from T-Ball, allowing the coach to pitch the ball as the final step before playing baseball. Practice begins: May | Season begins: June

Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) | Boys 14-18 & Girls 13-19 RBI is designed to provide high school eligible young people an opportunity to participate in structured baseball and softball while enjoying resources to further their education. This program is sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals. Season: June – August Fees: Membership + $25 Activity Fee per session/program

Redbird Rookie Program | Ages 5 – 12 Recreation baseball & softball while enjoying health and educational events sponsored by Cardinals Care. Practice begins: May Season begins: June

T-Ball | Ages 5 & 6 An instructional league for children to learn the game of baseball and have fun. Practice begins: May Season begins: June

Still have questions? Please contact Rae Merriweather: 314-679-5265 rmerriweather@ mathews-dickey.com

Basketball

Basketball | Ages 5-14

The players learn the fundamentals of passing, dribbling and shooting along with rigorous de-fensive training. Players take part in recreational and competitive basketball, with teams often taking part in tournaments in St. Louis and the surrounding states.

Fees: Membership + $25 Activity Fee per session/program

League | Winter Sign-Up: October Season: December to March

Specialty camps | Year-round and varied. Inquire within for dates.

For more information contact John Redden or Charles Woods:
314-679-5240 | jredden@mathews-dickey.com | cwoods@mathews-dickey.com

Cheerleading

Cheerleading | Ages 5 – 14

Participants of cheer teams stay fit via physical activity, learn team spirit and entertain audiences. Youth also learn tumbling, dancing, jumping, cheering and stunts in order to direct spectators at events, cheer football teams at games and take part in competitions.

*All participants on cheer teams MUST have current sports physical on file in MDBGC athleticoffice.

Fees: Membership + $25 Activity Fee per session/program + $50 uniform deposit

Cheer Camp | Ages 5-14 Sign-up: January 1st Practice: January

Cheer Teams | Ages 5-14 Sign-up: June Season: July

Still have questions? Please contact La Juan Williams: 314-679-5242 lwilliams@mathews-dickey.com

Football

Football | Ages 5-13 

Competitive contact sport for youth ages five to 13 years. The players learn fundamental skills in blocking, tackling, passing and running offensive/defensive plays. Teamwork and sportsmanship is front and center.

Fees: $50 Membership + $25 Activity Fee per session/program + $50 uniform deposit + (optional OSC $5 shirt)

*All participates on football teams MUST have current sports physical on file in MDBGC athletic office.

Off Season Camp (OFSC) | Ages 5-13 Sign-up: January; Practice: March

Teams | Ages 5-13 Sign-up: June; Season: July

Still have questions? Please contact Rae Merriweather: 314-679-5265 rmerriweather@ mathews-dickey.com

Tennis

Tennis | Ages 5 – 14

Participants learn: how to keep score; match play; the fundamentals of racket handling such as forehand, backhand, serving and volleying.

Fees: Membership + $25 Activity Fee per session or program

Sign-up: Year Round

Spring: January – April

Fall: September – December; Saturdays 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Still have questions about tennis? Please contact La Juan Williams: 314-679-5242 lwilliams@mathews-dickey.com

Swimming

Partial Sponsor

http://www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash

Swimming | Ages 5-19 

Learn the fundamentals of the sport starting as beginners and advancing to competition. Our swim team competes in various meets throughout the metropolitan area and out of state. The program allows youth to have fun while instilling within them a sense of sportsmanship and discipline. You must try out in order to swim competitively. All swim team members must be registered under USA Swimming Guidelines in order to participate in meets.

Sign-up: Year Round

Winter: January – March; Spring/Summer: May – July; Fall: September – December

Lessons: Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Practice: Monday – Thursday Fees: Membership + $25 Activity

Still have questions? Please contact Aaron Waddell: 314-679-5243 awaddell@mathews-dickey.com