Programs & Services
Recreation Program
Page last updated:
May 24, 2023
May 24, 2023

Program Overview

The Recreation program strives to provide Muckleshoot youth ages 5-17, who are enrolled in school, opportunities to help learn fundamental sports skills and strategies, and experience an array of recreational activities in a fun, safe, and drug-, tobacco-, and alcohol-free environment.

We consider Recreation to be an entry level program; we participate in local city leagues such as Auburn Parks and Recreation, and Enumclaw Parks which focus more on the fundamentals and encourages participation. The MIT Recreation program has been a longtime participant of the Inter-Tribal Youth Basketball League where we travel to the south end reservations to play games, meet new athletes, and build positive relationships.

*Note: some services may have been affected due to the pandemic.

Services Provided

  • Basketball (Fall and Winter) for elementary grade levels 2nd-5th
  • Baseball (Spring and Summer) focused on elementary grades 2nd-5th
  • Soccer (Fall) focused on elementary grades
  • Inter-Tribal Basketball Sessions
  • Ticket Distribution
  • Local Tribe Tournament participation
  • Sports training/skills caps or clinics

Eligibility for Services

Outlook for 2023

  • Develop more partnerships with outside vendors and organizations to offer more opportunities for the youth
  • Offer clinics to introduce a variety of sports and/or recreational activity
  • Develop and present more tickets to the community for events (sports, lights, etc)
  • Establish competitive travel sports team for youth
  • Promote higher learning opportunities (college fair)
  • Serve more youth in the community to represent Muckleshoot teams
  • Participate in programs that were previously offered/available

Highlights of 2022

Youth Summer Baseball (Youth)

  • Auburn Parks & Recreation baseball league
  • 1 Teams participated - Coed Grade 3rd & 4th
  • 12 registered youth participated
  • All games played at Game Farm Park and GSA Park
  • Drive Thru End of Season Banquet

Youth Fall Soccer (September)

  • Auburn Parks & Recreation soccer league
  • 1 Teams participated - Boys 1st/2nd Grade
  • 8 registered youth participated
  • 22 registered youth signed up with APR City teams
  • All games played at Game Farm Park and Fulmer Park
  • Drive thru end-of-season banquet

South Sound Inter-Tribal Basketball League

  • Middle school division, 8 Muckleshoot youth participants
  • High school division, 7 Muckleshoot youth participants

Muckleshoot Events

  • Q-Time Basketball Clinic for Boys & Girls 1st-5th grade, 21 participants
  • Western WA State Fair offered discount code for admission/rides/concerts
  • Mariners Native American Night, Mariners vs. Washington Nationals, Distributed 400 tickets
  • Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, over 450 participants attended the event, the line was still long after 9:00
  • 2022 Point Defiance Zoo Light Tickets, 1000 tickets were given out to MIT Tribal member households

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