Youth Athletics

Supporting Youth Athletics 

Each year the Dover Police Charities spends approximately $4,000 to assist youth sports leagues and initiatives.  Police employees sometimes coach the team that the Dover Police Charities is sponsoring in the name of the Police Department.  This provides an even greater connection between the police department and the youth or families involved.  

We also work with sports programs to help them bring a message to the players about how important it is to be the best athlete you possibly can and to not let tobacco, alcohol or other drugs interfere with that.  For example the Dover Coalition for Youth, supported in part by the Dover Police assists the Recreation Department with Coaches' Training to help teach communications techniques for coaches speaking to their players about drug use and their athletic ability. 

During 2012-2015, we sponsored:

Dover Baseball
Dover Babe Ruth Baseball
Two Dover Recreation Youth Basketball Teams
Dover Youth Softball
Dover Middle School Baseball
NH Soap Box Derby
Dover Little Green Football
DHS Football
DHS/St. Thomas Aquinas Girls Hockey
NH Special Olympics
NH Spartans A.A.U. Softball
Cocheco Lacrosse
Dover High School Unified Volleyball
Seacoast Soccer
Dover High Music Club
Dover Little Green Cheerleaders

To Request Our Assistance for Youth Athletics: 

If you are a Dover based sports league, or other youth sports provider, and you would like us to sponsor a team or work with us in some other way, contact William Simons at (603) 516-2277 or by email at w.simons@dover.nh.gov .