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. You can also explore Martial Arts offerings on our Youth Variety pages.

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

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!

Tuesdays & Thursdays

December 27 & 29
January 3 & 5

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
Drop-in Fee: $5 per session date

T-Ball, Baseball, & Softball Leagues

League Games start the week of May 29 - July 21! 

Registration opens on January 2, 2023

Youth Baseball 

New for the 2023 Spring Season! League assignment is determined by participant's grade during the 2022-2023 school year.

Early-Bird Deadline: March 4
*7th-8th Grade League Registration Deadline: March 11

Registration Deadline: March 31

League Early Bird  FEE Teams Selected By:
Ages 4-6 (T-Ball) $72 R/ $90 NR  $80 R/ $99 NR May 5
1st-2nd Grade $120 R/ $150 NR $132 R/ $165 NR May 5
3rd - 4th Grade  $144 R/ $180 NR $159 R/ $198 NR April 21
5th-6th Grade $144 R/ $180 NR $159 R/ $198 NR April 14
7th-8th Grade* $160 R/ $200 NR $176 R/ $220 NR April 7

Girls Softball

League assignments are determined by partiticipant's grade during the 
2022-2023 school year.
Early-Bird Deadline: March 4
Registration Deadline: March 31

League Early Bird Fee Teams Selected BY:
1st-2nd Grade $120 R/ $150 NR $132 R/ $165 NR May 5
3rd-4th Grade  $144 R/ $180 NR $159 R/ $198 NR April 14
5th-6th Grade $144 R/ $180 NR $159 R/ $198 NR April 14 
7th-8th Grade  $160 R/ $200 NR $176 R/ $220 April 7

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

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 a half hour. Volunteer coaches will referee all games.

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

Saturdays

January 14 - March 4
Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 17

Games begin at 8:30 am 
Sports and Recreation Center, West & East Gyms
Early Bird Fee: $70 R/ $88 NR
Regular Fee:  $77 R/ $97 NR

Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Skills

(Grades 3-8)

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.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Session 1: January 3 - February 9
Early Bird Deadline: December 20
Session 2: February 21 - April 6
No class on 03/28/23 & 03/30/23
Early Bird Deadline: February 7

 5:30-8:00 pm 
Sports and Recreation Center 
Early Bird Fee: $120 R/$150 NR
Regular Fee:  $132 R/$168 NR 

Youth Basketball Leagues

(Grades 3-8) 

Continue skill building in our Youth Basketball Leagues designed for 3rd - 8th graders.  In this league, players will work on developing their skills in an atmosphere that promotes teamwork and sportsmanship. Practices and games will be on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Volunteer coaches will contact players about placement and schedules prior to practice starting. 

Team Practices Begin: December 5
Games Begin Saturdays: January 14 - March 4
10:00-11:30 am
Sports and Recreation Center, West & East Gyms
Early Bird Player Fee: $85 R/$106 NR
Player Fee: $105 R/$131 NR

Youth Volleyball Programs

Using age-appropriate games and drills, participants will develop fundamental skills in a positive and fun learning environment. Each week, players will learn a new technique, skill, or rule of the game as they advance their skill set.

Sundays
Session 1: January 29 - March 5
Early Bird Deadline: January 15
Session 2: March 19 - May 7
No class on 03/26/23 & 04/09/23 
Early Bird Deadline: March 5 
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 

Tiny & Jr. Soccer All Stars 

(Ages 4-10)

Tiny (Ages 4-6) and Jr. Soccer All Stars (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!  Players will also work on teamwork and good sportsmanship. 

Wednesdays

Session 1: January 4 - February 8
Early Bird Deadline: December 21
Session 2: February 22 - April 5, No class on 03/29/23
Early Bird Deadline: February 8

5:00-6:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
Early Bird Fee: $54 R/ $68 NR
Regular Fee:  $60 R/ $75 NR 

NEW! All Stars Soccer Class

(Ages 11-13)

Dribble, pass, and kick your way into fun with soccer games and drills to improve your skills on the field.  Players will also work on teamwork and good sportsmanship.  

Wednesdays

Session 1: January 4 - February 8
Early Bird Deadline: December 21
Session 2: February 22 - April 5, No class on 03/29/23
Early Bird Deadline: February 8

6:00-7:00 pm

Sports and Recreation Center

Early Bird Fee: $54 R/$68 NR

Regular Fee:  $60 R/$75 NR


Indoor Soccer Leagues

CLICK HERE FOR INDOOR SOCCER RULES! 

Youth Soccer League Roster

Indoor Youth Soccer Results

Indoor Youth Soccer Standings 

Saturday Youth Leagues

U-10 Schedule 

U-12 Schedule

U-14 Select Schedule 

U-14 Premier Schedule

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

Session 1: November 5 - January 21, No games on 12/24/22 & 12/31/22
Session 2: January 28-April 1

Team Registration/Roster Deadline: January 13

TBD
Sports and Recreation Center Fieldhouse
Team Fee: $700 R /$800 NR (10 rostered players)
Additional Players Fees (above 10 players): $40 R/$50 NR per player

Sunday High School Leagues

U-16 Schedule 

Boys U-19 Schedule

Girls U-19 Schedule 

Boys and Girls Leagues U-16 and U-19

Session 1: November 6 - January 22, No games on 12/25/22 & 01/01/23
Session 2: January 29 - April 2
(Dates & rates differ for High School Girls Session 2)

Team Registration/Roster Deadline: January 13

TBD
Sports and Recreation Center Fieldhouse 
Team Fee: $700 R /$800 NR (10 rostered players)
Additional Players Fees (above 10 players): $40 R/$50 NR per player

Indoor Soccer Team Fee & Registration Process

       1.) Pay Initial Team Fee (must be paid in full)

  • $700 initial team fee includes 10 resident players ($800 ALL non-resident team).
  • The $700 R/ $800 NR team fee can be paid online, over the phone, via mail, or in-person.
  • Teams paying $700 will owe $10 per non-resident rostered player of the original 10 players.

    2.) Submit Completed Team Roster Minimum of 10 players
    (incomplete team rosters will not be accepted) to ajuricic@dekalbparkdistrict.com
  • In-person or mailed to the Sports & Recreation Center, 1765 S. 4th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

    3.) Pay Additional Player Fees and Non-Resident Fees due one week prior to the first games
  • Additional Player Fees (above 10 players) - $40 R/$50 NR per player
  • Non-resident fees (if owed from initial 10 player roster) - $10 per player
    Please Note: Teams must register with team fee and completed roster. Players must prove residency to receive resident rates.

Winter "5-A-Side" Soccer Tournament

(U-14, U-16, and U-19) 
Join us at the SRC for the first ever a 5-a-Side Tournament! Teams will field a goalkeeper and 4 outfield players. Smaller field, smaller goals, a smaller ball, and (more fun)!

 Monday, February 20
12:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center Fieldhouse
Team Fee: $100 (7 rostered players) 
Additional Players Fees: $15 per player (above 7 players)

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.