High School & Community Programs

On this page you will find opportunities from our high school feeders that are related to programs they offer outside of the standard middle school sports. Throughout the school year, Goodrell students are able to join sports programs such as wrestling, football, and cross country to compete on teams based out of North High School and East High School. However, those aren’t the only chances Goodrell students have to engage with high school programs.

We often receive information from those high schools about opportunities such as camps, tryouts, clinics, weightlifting, youth programming, and other events that would be beneficial to our students and help those schools build their programs. Below you will find information from each high school about extra programming students can join while they are a student at Goodrell. As we try to engage our students with a variety of extra-curricular options, we will try to keep this page updated as we receive information from high school coaches and sponsors.

Sports Physical Opportunities

Visit our Sports Physicals Information page for details about where students can get sports physicals around the metro!

North High School

North Football is offering summer workouts for incoming freshmen football players. Click the following links for Frequently Asked Questions and calendars for June, July, and August. Contact Head Coach Eric Addy (eric.addy@dmschools.org) if you have any questions!

The volleyball program at North High School is offering a free camp to our current 6th grade girls! The camp is June 13-15 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Check out the FLYER for more information or contact Coach Ruth Grace (sabrina.douglass@dmschools.org) or by phone at 515-422-0806 for more information. Please RSVP by June 3 to reserve your spot!

North Cheer is holding open practices to get ready for the fall season! Click this FLYER for more information or you can attend the fall cheer meeting on Wednesday, May 4th, at 3:45 p.m. to meet the coach and hear more about the program!

North Softball (8th grade only) starts soon! Contact Head Coach Jessica Helton (jessica.helton@dmschools.org) with questions. Check out this FLYER for more details.

Check out the North Baseball (8th grade only) flyer for more information about getting signed up for this summer’s season! Contact Head Coach Alex Gauer for additional details.

North High Dance Team is holding tryouts soon and 8th graders can contact Coach Abby (abigaillarsen97@icloud.com) for more information!

Registration for North Side Swim Team opens on Friday, April 15, and spots to join the club are limited. It costs $170 for the season and scholarships are available for students who need financial assistance. Check out their website or contact Coach Scott Weinheimer (scott.weinheimer@dmschools.org) for more information!

Students interested in joining the Des Moines Area Youth Track Club should use this LINK to get signed up. Practices start soon and will go through the summer. This is a great opportunity for students interested in being more involved in Track & Field!

East High School

Summer training for East Cross Country begins June 7! This is open to middle school runners. Please check out the FLYER and contact Coach Patrick Lowe (patrick.lowe@dmschools.org) for more information.

The Girls Basketball program at East is offering a Lady Scarlet Basketball Camp from June 13-16 at Hiatt Middle School. Please see this East Girls Basketball Camp for more information about how to get registered.

East Volleyball is hosting summer workouts and 8th grade students (incoming freshmen) are invited to attend. Workouts consist of weightlifting and open gyms and you can find the schedules for June, July, and August by clicking on each month. Contact Coach Jeff Sousa (jeffery.sousa@dmschools.org) if you have any questions!

East High School Cross Country girls head coach Linnea Dewaard and boys head coach Patrick Lowe are doing a youth track club during the month of June for incoming 6th – 9th graders for students who will eventually attend East. The club will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. starting June 2 and will last the month of June. For more information you can visit this website!

East Softball is looking for 8th grade girls to join their team! Check out the flyer or contact Head Coach James Giboo (james.giboo@dmschools.org) for more information.

East Baseball has announced dates for 8th grade tryouts! Print this East Baseball Tryout Form or see Mr. Power for a copy and take it with you to East on the dates listed on the form. Contact Head Coach Brian Luft (brian.luft@dmschools.org) for additional details.

East Colorguard will hold tryouts on May 2-4 and Coach Madi Williams (ehs.scarlet.colorguard@gmail.com) will visit Goodrell soon to start recruiting students! Check out the FLYER for additional details!

East 8th Grade Football is already starting sign-ups for next year and preparing for off-season work this summer! Check out the flyer for more information about how to get signed up.

Registration for East Lightning Swimming is now open! Swimming begins on Monday May 2nd and the session runs until July 18th. East Lightning Youth Swim Team is for all DMPS Students for grades 1-12. Contact Coach Erin Lowe (erinesa.lowe@dmschools.org) for more information.

Other Opportunities:

Iowa State Soccer Camp: Open to students aged 4-14 for the Youth ID camp and there is also an option for 8th-12th grade girls who might be interested in playing at the next level.


NFL Flag Football is coming to Des Moines! Registration is now open for this program and you can get registered HERE. Please see this FLYER for more information!