Youth Athletics

Youth Athletic programs are offered year-round for players of all ages and skill levels. We have recreational (non-league) programs, seasonal camps, and several sport league options for a variety of youth age groups.

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With guidance from the State of Illinois and IDPH, all participants and spectators must wear a mask/face covering during youth indoor athletic programs (mandated for preschool through 12th grade). For our face covering guidelines, please click here.

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Participant Code of Conduct

DeKalb Park District requires all athletic staff, coaches, players, parents and spectators to abide by a "Code of Conduct" with the following guidelines:

  • Show respect to all participants, staff & spectator.
  • Refrain from using foul language.
  • Refrain from inflicting bodily harm upon other participants, staff & spectators.
  • Show respect for equipment, supplies and facilities.

Additional guidelines may be developed as deemed necessary. DeKalb Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant or spectator for inappropriate conduct. Each situation will be evaluated on its own merit.

Troy Talaga's Speed & Agility Camp New!

(Ages 9-18)

What are you doing this winter break? The Park District has partnered up with Realize Athletics this winter break to bring this exciting new offering to you. Participants will be building skills focused around the 5 key points of speed and will go through skill assessment drills including:

  • Coordination
  • Game Speed Reaction
  • Lateral Quickness
  • Acceleration
  • Explosiveness
  • Top End Speed
  • Camp will wrap-up a brief flag football game for those who would like to play.
  • Pizza party for all registered athletes and families attending Each participant will get a shirt, please provide size at the time of registration.

Registration Deadline: December 17

Session 1

December 23
10:00-11:30 am
Sports and Recreation Center
$80 R / $90 NR

Session 2

December 23
5:00-6:30 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
$80 R / $90 NR

Winter Break Drop-In: Basketball, Soccer, and Volleyball New!

(3rd-8th Grade)

You and your friends can drop by and enjoy indoor sports at the Sports & Recreation Center during the holiday break. Bring your own ball and come have some fun!

Tuesday and Thursday, December 28 and January 4
12:00-5:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
Drop-in Fee: $5 per person

Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Skills New!

(3rd-8th Grade)

Want to get an edge on the competition? This is a co-ed, six-week, fast pace, high energy basketball class that is a combination of intense basketball training combined with instructional 3-on-3 basketball play with a focus on offensive and defensive skill sets. Instructor will referee all games.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 20

Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 4-February 10
5:30-8:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center

Early Bird Fee: $120 R/$150 NR

Regular Fee: $132 R/$168 NR


Little Kickers & Mighty Mites Soccer

(Ages 4-10)

Little Kickers (Ages 4-6) and Mighty Mites (Ages 7-10) introduces young children to the game of soccer. Dribble pass and kick your way into fun with soccer games and drills to improve your skills on the field! This one-hour class will allow players to work on the fundamental skills of soccer as well as teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Session 1

Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 29

Wednesdays, January 12-February 16
5:00-6:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center Fieldhouse

Early Bird Fee: $54 R/$68 NR

Regular Fee: $60 R/$75 NR

Session 2

Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 9

Wednesdays, February 23-April 6
5:00-6:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center

Early Bird Fee: $54 R/$68 NR

Regular Fee: $60 R/$75 NR

No class 03/23/22

Youth Volleyball Programs

Using age-appropriate games and drills, our volleyball programs develop fundamental skills in a positive and fun learning environment with a focus on technique, skill, and rules of the game. Players are introduced to the basics and progress to more advanced skills.

Session 1

Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 2

Sundays, January 9-February 13

Little Spikes Volleyball (K-3rd grade) 2:00-2:45 pm

Mini Digs Volleyball (4th-5th grade) 3:00-4:00 pm

Aces Volleyball (6th-8th grade) 4:00-5:00 pm

Sports and Recreation Center, West Gym

Early Bird Fee: $54 R/$68 NR

Regular Fee: $60 R/$75 NR

Session 2

Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 13

Sundays, February 20-April 10

Little Spikes Volleyball (K-3rd grade) 2:00-2:45 pm

Mini Digs Volleyball (4th-5th grade) 3:00-4:00 pm

Aces Volleyball (6th-8th grade) 4:00-5:00 pm

Sports and Recreation Center

Early Bird Fee: $54 R/$68 NR

Regular Fee: $60 R/$75 NR

No class 03/20/22 & 03/27/22

Winter Basketball Leagues

Kindergarten & 1st-2nd Grade Basketball Leagues New!

These 10-week developmental leagues will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball. Teams will practice for a half hour before their game each week and then play in a instructional basketball game for an half hour. Volunteer coaches will referee all games.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 20

Youth Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade Basketball League Schedule 

Saturdays, January 8-March 12

Kindergarten 8:30-10:30 am

1st-2nd Grade 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Sports and Recreation Center

Early Bird Fee: $70 R/$88 NR

Regular Fee: $77 R/$97 NR


Youth Basketball Leagues

(3rd-8th Grade)

Continue building skills in our youth basketball leagues designed for 3rd-8th graders. In these leagues, players will work on developing their skills in an atmosphere that promotes teamwork and sportsmanship. Games will be played on Saturdays with one-hour practices being held once a week on either a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Practices will begin the week of December 20th. Volunteer coaches will contact players about team placement and schedules prior to practice starting. Volunteer coaches needed, please include your t-shirt size at the time of registration and indicate if there is a day that you cannot practice Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. No requests are guaranteed. Once teams are formed, players will not be switched to other teams for any reason.

Team Practices Begin: December 20

Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 12

Joining practice is encouraged, but optional before game start date!

Saturdays, January 8-March 19
Sports and Recreation Center

Early Bird Fee: $85 R/$106 NR

Regular Fee: $94 R/$117 NR

Youth Indoor Soccer Leagues

Saturday Boys and Girls Leagues U-10, U-12, and U-14

Team Registration/Roster Deadline: January 7

Saturdays, January 29-April 2
Sports and Recreation Center

Team Fee: $650 R/$750 NR (10 rostered players)

Additional Players Fees (above 10 players) $30 R/$40 NR per player

Sunday High School Leagues (Boys U-16 & U-19 and Girls High School)

Team Registration/Roster Deadline: January 7

Sundays

Boys: January 30-April 3
Girls: January 30-February 27

Sports and Recreation Center

Team Fee: $650 R/$750 NR (10 rostered players)
Girls High School Team Fee: $400 R/ $450 NR

Additional Players Fees (above 10 players) $30 R/$40 NR per player

Please Note: Teams must register with team fee and completed roster. Players must prove residency to receive resident rates. Additional player fees must be submitted in-person, mailed, or paid via credit card over the phone one week prior to 1st game.

Youth Soccer League Roster 

U-10 Schedule

U-12 Schedule

U-14 Schedule

U-16 Schedule

U-19 Girls Schedule

U-19 Schedule

Youth Placement Games

Youth Indoor Soccer League Results

Youth Indoor Soccer League Standings

Indoor Youth T-Ball League New! CANCELED

(Ages 4+)

Don't let the cold weather keep you from playing in our Winter Indoor Coed T-Ball League! All teams will practice for a half an hour and play their t-ball game after practice. Please provide t-shirt size at registration. Volunteer coaches needed!

Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 20

Mondays, January 10 - February 28

5:30-7:00 pm

Sports & Recreation Center, Fieldhouse

Early Bird Fee: $72 R/$90 NR

Regular Fee: $80 R/$99 NR

No class 01/17/22 & 02/21/22