Athletic Programs - City of Pella

soccer gameThe City of Pella offers a variety of youth and adult recreation programs. See the programs listed below for details. Use the hyperlinks to access registration information. For more information please contact the Community Services Office at 641.628.4571.

Youth Football 

The City offers a recreation Youth Flag Football (PDF) program for youths in grades 3 to 6. The program will be instructed as a non-contact activity and is based on the child’s participation, not performance. The season typically runs mid August through mid October. Practices and games will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Please consider volunteering to coach your child's team (PDF). To register online please visit: 

The City also offers a Little Tyke Flag Football (PDF) program for youths in grades 1 and 2. This program will include fundamentals, basic rules, and short scrimmages. This program is typically held on four Saturdays in October. To register online please visit:  

Youth Soccer 

The City offers recreation Youth Soccer (PDF) for Pre-K (4 year old) through 6th grade in the fall. Each team practices one night per week for one hour on Monday, Tuesdays, or Thursday evenings. Games are held on Saturdays. Please consider volunteering to coach your child's team (PDF).  To register online please visit:   Field layout map.

Youth Basketball

Due to the closure of the Community Center Gym, all City run basketball programs are canceled. Here are other basketball programs offered in Pella.  

Adult Softball

The City’s Adult Co-Ed Softball (PDF) league’s season runs from early July through August with a tournament at the culmination of the season. All games will be played at the Pella Sports Park on Monday evenings. To register online please visit:

Coach Recruitment

Are you interested in athletics? Are you looking for a great way to serve your community? Consider volunteering to be a coach for one of the City’s recreational programs! Coaches are needed for the Youth Soccer, Youth Flag Football and Youth Basketball. A background check is required and training will be provided. Complete the background check form (PDF) and return to the Community Services Office.