Sports Programs

Niwot Youth Sports, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing exceptional recreational and competitive sports experiences that promote teamwork, build self-esteem, and increase skill knowledge for kids ages 4 to 18.  These programs, which include baseball, softball, and basketball, provide kids in the Niwot, Gunbarrel, and South Longmont areas with the opportunity to participate in organized sports activities on a year-round basis.


NYS baseball leagues are divided between a Recreation Program and a Competitive Program.  We have both T-Ball/Coach Pitch leagues and Player Pitch leagues. The T-Ball/Coach Pitch leagues are for players ages 4 to 8 and include the Bubblegum, Rookie, and AA leagues. The Player Pitch leagues are for players ages 9 to 14 and include the AAA, Majors, and Seniors leagues.

Visit Recreational Baseball to learn more about each of our recreational baseball leagues.
Visit Competitive Baseball to learn more about our competitive baseball leagues.


Niwot Youth Sports (NYS) provides an opportunity for girls age 4½ to 18 to play/learn softball in a fun and positive environment while building self esteem, learning teamwork and stressing good sportsmanship.  We strive to teach each player the skills needed to compete with their peers.  All girls are welcome to play.

Visit Softball to learn more about each of our softball leagues.


Niwot Youth Sports provides a recreational basketball program for players in grades K through 6.  Our Recreational Basketball program offers an opportunity to learn the game of basketball in a fun and positive environment that promotes the principals of good sportsmanship, team work, and respect. In past years Niwot Youth Sports has offered a Competitive Basketball program for more serious players in grades 5 through 8 who are interested in playing in leagues that travel to other gyms in the northern front range.

Visit Recreational Basketball to learn more about each of our recreational basketball programs.
Visit Competitive Basketball to learn more about the program.

Flag Football

The Niwot Youth Sports NFL Flag Football League is a premier youth flag football league for both boys and girls ages 5 to 12. This COED program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while developing skills and learning lessons in teamwork. Players from the St. Vrain Valley School District are placed on NYS based teams that play against other NFL flag football teams in the Boulder County area.

Visit Flag Football to learn more about our flag football program.

Sports Program Directors

For questions, concerns, or suggestions for each of our sports, please feel free to contact the corresponding director listed below.

Director of Baseball:
Galen Scheidenhelm

Director of Softball:
Glenn Wager

Director of Basketball:
Elena Ciaravino

Director of Flag Football:
Patrick Longseth

Director of Competitive Baseball & Basketball:
Doug Van Riper