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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T-Ball, Baseball, & Softball

Youth Fall Ball Leagues 

Don't put your bat and glove away once summer is over! Join us for our season of Fall Youth Baseball & Softball Leagues! Teams play an 8-10 game season. Boys and girls may travel to Sycamore, Wasco, and Genoa for games. 
Practices and games are held twice-a-week (including Saturdays & Sundays) starting August 16 with league play starting on September 6, with a post season tournament in late October. U-8 Leagues for Baseball and Softball are in-house leagues only if we have at least four teams in each league. All fall t-ball (U-6) games and practices will be on Saturdays starting at 12:00 pm. We will have a 20/25-minute practice before the 45-minute game each week.

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: July 9 

Registration Deadline: August 8

Youth Baseball 

League Age* Early Bird  FEE Teams Selected By:
U-6 (Coed T-ball) 5-6 $72 R/ $90 NR  $80 R/$99 NR August 12
U-8 (Pinto) 7-8 $120 R/ $150 NR $132 R/$165 NR August 8
U-10 (Mustang)  9-10 $144 R/$180 NR $159 R/$198 NR August 8
U-12 (Bronco) 11-12 $144 R/$180 NR $159 R/$198 NR August 8
U-14 (Pony) 13-15 $160 R/$200 NR $176 R/$220 NR August 8 

*League assignment is determined by participants age on August 31, 2022.

Girls Softball

League** Early Bird Fee Teams Selected BY:
1st-2nd Grade (U-8) $120 R/$150 NR $132 R/$165 NR  August 12
3rd-4th Grade (U-10) $144 R/$180 NR $159 R/$198 NR August 8
5th-6th Grade (U-12) $144 R/ $180 NR $159 R/$198 NR August 8
7th-8th Grade (U-14) $160 R/ $200 NR $176 R/ $220 August 8

**League assignments are determined by partiticipants grade during the 2021-2022 school year.

Little Hoopsters: Coed Instructional Basketball 

(K-2nd Grade)

Introduce your child to fundamental basketball skills including dribbling, shooting, passing, and rules of the game. Each week, athletes focus on skill development for the first part of the class, then participate in fun basketball games and drills. Little Hoopsters is great preparation for future league play with the District.

Saturdays

August 27 - October 8, No Class on 09/03/22
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 13 

9:30-10:45 am
Sports and Recreation Center, West & East Gyms
Early Bird Fee: $54 R/$68 NR
Regular Fee:  $60 R/$75 NR

Youth Basketball Skills Clinics

(5th-10th Grade)

Get an early start on DeKalb Park District's youth basketball season! These six-week clinics are a great opportunity for your child to develop fundamentals in shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, rebounding, and team play.

Mondays & Wednesdays,

Session 1: August 15-September 26, No class 09/05/22
Session 2: October 10-November 21, No class 10/31/22
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 26

6:00-8:30 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
Early Bird Fee: $120 R/$150 NR per session 
Regular Fee:  $132 R/$168 NR  per session 

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

These 8-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.

Saturdays

Session 1: October 22- December 17, No games 11/26/22
Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 1
Session 2: 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 3rd-8th)

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: August 16 - September 22
Session 2: October 4 - November  10
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 20 

 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. Games will be held on Saturdays with one-hour practices being held once a week on either a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Volunteer coaches will contact players about team placement and schedules prior to practice starting. Teams will be formed based on player evaluation. 

Team Practices Begin: December 5
Games Begin Saturdays: January 14 - March 4
Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 12
Player's Evaluations: November 1 - 11 (your choice)
Tuesdays, November 1 or 8 : BOYS & GIRLS 3rd-4th 
Wednesdays, November 2 or 9: BOYS 5th-6th Grade
Thursdays, November 3 or 10: GIRLS 5th-6th Grade
Fridays, November 4 or 11: BOYS & GIRLS 7th-8th 
TBD
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: October 2 - November 6
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 18
Session 2: November 20 - January 15
No class on 11/27/22, 12/25/22, & 01/01/23
Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 6
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. This program was previously named Little Kickers & Mighty Mites Soccer. 

Wednesdays

Session 1: September 14 - October 19
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 31
Session 2: November 2 - December 7
Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 19

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:September 14-October 19
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 31
Session 2: November 2-December 7
Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 19

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

Youth Soccer League Roster

Saturday Youth Leagues

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:

Session 1-October 24 

Session 2- 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

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:

Session 1-October 24 

Session 2- 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

NEW! Nerf Battle Royale

(Ages 8-12)

Bring out a group of friends and get ready to battle! Kids will play a variety of competitive indoor nerf games; Capture the Flag, Humans vs. Zombies, Hide and Seek, Attack and Defend, and more. Players must bring their own safety glasses and Nerf equipment that uses standard Nerf darts, no automatic. Standard Nerf darts will be provided along with a very limited number of nerf guns while supplies last. Please label your belongings and join the fun! Games will be lead and organized by a referee.

Saturdays

August 20, September 10, or October 8

5:00-7:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center
$12 R/ $15 NR per session date 

NEW! Youth Flag Football League

(Grades K-8)

Leagues will consist of a 6 game season, plus a post season tournament.  Practices and games will be on the same day.  Registration fee includes uniform shirt.  Volunteer coaches needed.

Sundays

Practices start August 28 
Games start September 18 - October 30
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 21 

Games 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
DeKalb Kiwanis Park, Soccer Fields
$85 R/ $105 NR

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.