Youth Sports

Welcome to the Gilruth Center youth sports page. Take a look at our upcoming programs. 

BASEBALL

  • Big League Baseball Camp - March 13-15. 9am-Noon. Cost, $150. Ages 6-12. The theme of camp is ‘pro day.’ All drills covered on days 1-2 would lead up to a mock pro-day baseball tryout, so kids can experience what the pro’s do during a tryout. It’s fun competition where certificates for most improved, and others will be awarded. Examples of drills include: running 1st-3rd for time, throwing from right field to third base – arm strength, live hitting, live pitching, sprints for time, etc.

    Field 1 at the Gilruth Center. Coach, Chuck McElroy former MLB pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. 

    REGISTER HERE

  • MLB Jr. Home Run Derby - Friday, April 26 starting at 6:30pm. FREE. Come meet 2018 National Champion and Gilruth Center participant Cade Climie! Two age divisions 14U and 12U. Pitching machine will be used. Will take place on Field 3 at he Gilruth Center. To view rules click here. To learn more about the Jr. Home Run Derby click here. 

    TO REGISTER/RSVP CLICK HERE

  • MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition - Friday, May 10, 2019 starting at 6:30pm. FREE. Ages 7-14. Boys and girls. Competitors compete in four age groups: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14. Age is determined as of July 17, 2019. Baseball and softball divisions. Competitors get points for pitching and hitting a target, hitting for distance, and running from second base time home. To view specific rules visit pitchhitrun.com

    REGISTER HERE

  • Summer Baseball Camp - June 17-21. 9am-Noon. $200 per child. Ages 6-12. Fundamental baseball training covering pitching, hitting, fielding. Field 1 at the Gilruth Center. Coach, Chuck McElroy former MLB pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. 

    REGISTER HERE

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BASKETBALL

  • Spring Houston Rockets Basketball Clinic - March 11-12, 2019. 9am-1pm. Coached by The National Basketball Academy (TNBA). All players receive a ticket to a future Rockets game. $125.

    REGISTER HERE

  • Summer Youth Basketball League - Check back soon for more information!

  • Summer 1 Houston Rockets Basketball Camp- June, 10-14, 2019. 9am-3pm. $285. Coached by The National Basketball Academy (TNBA). This camp offers extended care through the TNBA. Contact them for questions. 

    REGISTER HERE

  • Summer 2 Houston Rockets Basketball Camp- July 15-19, 2019. 9am-3pm. $285. Coached by The National Basketball Academy (TNBA). This camp offers extended care through the TNBA. Contact the for questions. 

    REGISTER SOON


  • Parent/Child Basketball Tournament - Saturday, July 20. Starting at 9am. Open to parents and child 8-13. Age Divisons will be set based on registrations (8/9, 10/11, 12/13) Cost is $20 per team of two. Winner receives a championship trophy. Played on half court to 21 points. To view rules click here. 

    REGISTER HERE

  • TNBA Fall Basketball League (The National Basketball Academy) - September 7-October 26, 2019. Games played on Saturdays at the Gilruth Center Gymnasium. First week are evaluations/draft. Starting the second week, teams play one game per week, and on the last week we have our playoffs/championships. There will be a league director on site who make sure all games a running on time, etc.

    REGISTER SOON

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FISHING

  • Check back soon for registration! Fishing camp. Date TBD. Clear Lake Park. Shoreline fishing. Ages 8-12. $125. Catch and release. Kids need to bring their own pole, line, and reel. Limited number of poles to borrow. Camp will teach kids how to cast, reel, set a hook, bait a hook, take fish off of hook, different types of baits and techniques to catch a fish, and make your own bait. Parents will drop off their kids at Clear Lake Park between 8:30am-9am. Camp instructor will be accompanied by the camp director to ensure safety. Camp will supply tackle (hooks, bait, etc.) and snacks.

    Campers will need to bring: 
    • Fishing Pole, reel, and line
    • 1-2 T-Shirts
    • 1 Long Sleeve Shirt
    • 1 Swimsuits
    • Cap and/or Visor
    • Sunglasses
    • 1 Pair of Sneakers and/or Sandals
    • Bookbag
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug Spray
    • Water Bottle
    • Snacks

Contact: drew.p.dobbins@nasa.gov for questions. 
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FLAG FOOTBALL

  • Summer Youth Flag Football League - Check back soon for details

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SOCCER

  • 3v3 Live Soccer Tour Tournament. Under the Lights. Saturday, June 29. One day tournament. Starting at 2pm. Gilruth Center. Teams are maxed at six players. $185 early early registration (ending $185). All teams play a minimum of four games. All players will receive an official 3v3 Live Soccer Tour tournament t-shirt.  (t-shirts not guaranteed for teams that register after the final deadline. The top three teams in each division will receive custom medals for each player. Top 3 teams in each division will qualify for the Regional Championship of your Choice. Adult and child/teens teams are encouraged to play. 

    REGISTER HERE

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SOFTBALL

Check back for fall and winter opportuities. 

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TOURNAMENTS

We can host your next tournament or event at our venue!


We have 3 softball fields, 1 grass infield youth baseball field, 1 soccer field, a 9 hole disc golf course, and 1 indoor basketball gym. All our fields are lighted with concessions, spectator areas, dugouts, and restrooms. Other options may include indoor conference rooms, and outdoor pavilions.

Other capabilities:

1. Dragging and field lining
2. All fields are lighted
3. Renovated dug outs.
4. 3 portable outdoor scoreboards
5. Full size outdoor soccer goals
6. Basketball scoreboard, bleachers, and team benches
7. 2 volleyball net systems
8. 3 pickleball net systems
9. Outdoor concessions stand

To view our facility rental pricing CLICK HERE

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YARD WARS SUMMER CAMP

  • Summer Yard Wars Camp - August 5-9, 2019. 9am-Noon. Ages 6-12. $125. Each day features a new epic game! Games include: Nerf Tag (Yard Wars, LLC), Laser Tag (CurbGames), Bubble Soccer (Bubble Bump Houston), slip-n-slide kickball, water gun cup race, booger dodgeball, frozen t-shirt race, drip drip dunk, blanket run, pac-man scooter tag, and more! This camp will consist of indoor games and outdoor water games. For refund policy  click here. 

    REGISTER HERE

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*MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR ALL OUR PROGRAMS*
REMEMBER, A WELL-ROUNDED ATHLETE IS A BETTER ATHLETE!

Disclaimer: Online processing fees are non-refundable for all programs.

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Contact for more information:

Drew Dobbins, M.Ed., CSCS
Director of Sports Leagues, Clubs, & Outdoor Recreation
drew.p.dobbins@nasa.gov
281-483-8049