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This author Melanie Smith has created 48 entries.

07 Jun

Soccer Registration Starts June 7

We are excited to return to a traditional 10-week soccer season this Fall in Mission Viejo. Games will be played on Saturdays from September 11 – November 13. Online registration will be from June 7 – July 20. Registration is limited. Go to Spiritleague.org/register for more information.   ...

06 May

Registration for Adult Volleyball Season Opens May 15

As part of our Adult Program, Spirit League is offering a new summer volleyball season for adults ages 18 to 30 years. The season will include training on the fundamentals of the game and include weekly scrimmages. Athletes will meet on Thursday nights from July 8 to August 19 (7 weeks) at the sand volleyball courts at the Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center in Mission Viejo from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. ...

16 Feb

Registration Open for Outdoor Basketball Clinic Series

We are excited to announce our Spring Basketball Clinic Series to be played outdoors in Laguna Niguel for both our Youth and Adult Programs. The 1-hour Clinics will be held each Saturday from April 24 to June 12 (8-weeks) and focus on individual skill development (including ball handling, passing and shooting), teamwork and building confidence on the courts. Pods: Athletes will be grouped into pods according to age with 8 to 12 athletes per pod. Athletes will remain in the same...

08 Jun

Soccer Clinics Announced for October

We are excited to return to the fields in October for our first-ever Soccer Skills Clinic Series. Led by Spirit League staff, small cohorts of athletes will meet each Saturday morning in October (5 clinics) at the Oso Fields in Mission Viejo. Athletes will work on improving individual skills levels while developing confidence in handling the ball on the field. Each athlete will be given a soccer ball to bring each session. Online registration will be from September 1 to 15. Call...

17 Jan

Swing for Autism Update

With 124 golfers, 85 auction items, 140 Habit Burgers, 200 guests for dinner (thanks @culinarykidcatering) and over $100,000 raised for students/athletes with autism at New Vista School and Spirit League, the 10th Annual Swing for Autism was a tremendous success. Thank you, sponsors, for your generous support for youth with autism. It will change lives. Mark November 2 on your calendar for the 2020 event. ...

16 Jan

Meet Mike: Dad, Coach & President

Ever wonder who leads our non-profit organization? Meet Mike Jarpe – Spirit League Coach, dad to athlete Zach, and our new President of the Board of Directors. Mike shares how he started with Spirit League and where the Program is headed in the years ahead. How did you get involved with Spirit League? “We learned about Spirit League from a friend of the family whose son was an athlete. We started out with baseball, then soccer and basketball.”  What is your favorite sport...

16 Jan

What a Year!

2019 was a big year for Spirit League (sports league for special needs athletes). Here are a few highlights: Celebrated 15-year Anniversary with largest basketball and soccer seasons ever Completed successful Pilot Adult Basketball League for special needs athletes 18 years and older in City of Mission Viejo Granted nearly $9,000 in athlete scholarships Appreciated nearly 80 coaches and 75 Team Mentors who volunteered on gamedays plus launched an Online Team Mentor Training Program Hired 3 additional Game Day Assistants Reached Bronze Level Seal of Transparency...

16 Jan

Show Your Spirit at Oso Fit 5K Fun Run

Ready to walk, hop, skip or simply run? All Spirit League athletes are asked to show their “Spirit” by wearing their jersey as we walk together in the Oso Fit 5K Fun Run on Saturday, February 29. When registering, select Spirit League in the drop-down box and 100% of the registration fee will be donated back to the League (thanks Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce). Click here for more info and to register. ...

16 Jan

Basketball Opening Weekend

You would have thought our athletes had been playing basketball together for weeks and not just one day! Coaches led their teams through drills then moved straight into games where our athletes shined. The cheers from the crowd were contagious! Can’t wait to see what happens next. ...

16 Jan

Captain’s Auction Warehouse Hosts Spirit League

Long-time League supporter, Captain’s Auction Warehouse, hosted Spirit League athlete, Austin, and his mom, Jamila, at their December auction in Anaheim  Not only do they raise funds to help pay for rental of our sports fields but they share the League’s mission with their auction attendees each month. Thanks to the Captain and his wife, Tiffany, for their dedication to athletes with special needs. They make a lasting and measurable difference. Check out their auction this weekend. Learn...