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Little Pioneers Sports


What is Little Pioneers Sports?

Little Pioneers Sports is a sports introduction program, designed for children ages 3-6 years old. The program is designed to introduce children to the idea that play can be organized and that different equipment can be used in a special way.

Little Pioneers Sports does not focus on the “rules” of games but is intended to give participants a taste of sports before they are ready for a “learn to” program.

Where do I park and how do I get a parking permit?

There are several parking options around the Ritchie Center. To request a Ritchie Center parking permit, please visit after registering for Little Pioneers Sports. Your permit will be mailed to you within 7-10 days of your request.

If you need a temporary parking permit for your first Little Pioneers Sports session, please contact Jon Bullard at 303-871-3908.

What should I bring for Little Pioneers Sports?

We ask that participants come dressed for the day’s scheduled activity. Most of the time, participants will be running, throwing or tumbling.

Closed-toe shoes, a T-shirt and pants or shorts that are comfortable to move in are recommended. We also recommend bringing a water bottle with a closed cap or spout.

Where should I meet for my activity?

Please check in at the Coors Fitness Center front desk (located on the south side of the Ritchie Center) and proceed to Gates Field House. We will meet in Gates Field House but may travel to a different venue once the session begins.

We will contact program participants if there is a change in meeting location.

How old does my child have to be to enroll in Little Pioneers Sports?

Little Pioneers Sports is available for children ages 3-6 years old. Depending on the number of participants, it may be necessary for us to divide the group by age (such as 3-4 and 5-6).

How many meetings are there per series?

Our series run in four-week blocks. Each series consists of four sessions.

As a parent, can I participate with my child?

We encourage parents to attend and support their child. However, in order to introduce a team concept, we ask that parents watch from the sidelines. Our instructors will identify activities where parent assistance is required or appreciated.