Heritage Youth Sports Foundation was started by Mike Shelton in 2014 to better the community and leave a lasting legacy. Shelton lives and works in North Minneapolis, it is also where he grew up. It is important to him to give back to the community he cares about and that he's a part of. His main focus is the kids - to help the kids have a safe, caring place to be and set them on the right path that will take them successfully through high school and beyond.
The Heritage Youth Sports Foundation encourages youth development by providing opportunities for personal and athletic growth. The Heritage Foundation promotes sportsmanship, self-esteem, and the development of life skills through engaging youth in sports while providing a safe, healthy, positive environment where the youth of our community can learn the fundamentals of sports.
We believe all children can embrace who they are, can define their future, and can change the world.
On KARE 11 - December 2, 2021:
Mike Shelton makes sure kids learn about more than just sports with the Heritage Youth Sports Foundation. They also learn how to become better people.
Boys & Girls - Grades K-3 & 4-7
Our Youth Sports program has three main components - camps/clinics, teams and tournaments.
In addition to instruction in the sport itself we encourage healthy emotional growth, physical fitness, social diversity and a love of sport; as well as instilling values of teamwork, respect, self-confidence and more.
Boys & Girls - Grades 8-12
Our Athleadership program is all about student athletes learning to become leaders and then mentors. (There are no team sports for this age group.)