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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Youth Summer Baseball & Softball Leagues

League Games start the week of May 20 - July 15

Teams play an 8-10 game season. Practices and games are held twice-a-week (including Saturdays and Sundays) starting approximately 2 weeks after team selection. 

Youth Baseball

League assignment is determined by participant's grade during the 2023-2024 school year.

League Early Bird Fee FEE Teams Selected By:
Ages 4-6 (T-Ball) $72 R/ $90 NR  $80 R / $99 NR May 6
1st-2nd Grade $120 R/ $150 NR $132 R/ $165 NR May 6
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/ $180 NR $176 R/ $220 NR April 7

*7th & 8th Grade League players will travel to various towns

*7th & 8th Grade Registration Deadline: March 11

Early Bird Deadline: March 4 • Registration Deadline: April 1

Girls Softball

League assignments are determined by partiticipant’s grade during the 2023-2024 school year. 

League Early Bird Fee Fee Teams Selected BY:
1st-2nd Grade $120 R/ $150 NR $132 R/ $165 NR May 6
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-9th Grade 

$160 R/ $200 NR 

$176 R / $220 NR April 7

All girls softball teams will travel to various towns to play. All players are required to provide their own glove and facemask.

Early Bird Deadline: March 4 • Registration Deadline: April 1


Pre-Season Girls Softball & Youth Baseball Clinics

Get ready for the season with a review in baseball/softball fundamentals including: pitching, catching, throwing, fielding, hitting, base running, and sportsmanship. Directed by members of NIU Softball/Baseball Clubs & DeKalb High School Varsity Baseball Team!

Youth Softball
Mondays, April 8, 15, & 22

Youth Baseball
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24

Youth Softball
(1st - 4th Grades) 6:15-7:15 pm; (5th - 8th Grades) 7:30-8:30 pm

Youth Baseball
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24
(1st-4th Grade)  6:15-7:15 pm; (5th -8th Grade) 7:30-8:30 pm

Sports & Recreation Center, Fieldhouse
$10 fee per session date

Fall Ball

Registration Open June 1 - July 31

Don’t put your bat and glove away once summer is over! Join us for our season of Fall Youth Baseball and Girls 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 and Sundays, starting mid-August with league play starting the first week of September and a post season tournament in late October. 1st-2nd Grade Leagues for Baseball and Softball are in-house leagues only if we have at least four teams in each league. 

League assignment is determined by participant's grade during the 2024-2025 school year.

Youth Baseball

Early Bird Deadline: July 6 • Registration Deadline: July 31

League Early Bird Rate ReGular Rate

Evaluation dates

Teams Selected By:
Ages 4-6 (T-Ball) $72 R /$90 NR $80 R / $99 NR N/A  August 12
1st-2nd Grade $130 R / $162 NR $143 R / $178 NR July 22  August 5
3rd-4th Grade $154 R/ $192 NR $169 R / $211 NR July 23  August 5

5th - 6th

Grade

$154 R/ $192 NR $169 R/ $211 NR July 24  August 5

7th - 8th

Grade

$170 R/ $212 NR $197 R / $233 NR July 25  August 5

Girls Softball

Early Bird Deadline: July 6 • Registration Deadline: July 31

League Early Bird Rate Regular Rate

Evalutation 

Dates

Teams Selected By:
1st-2nd Grade $130 R / $162 NR

$143 R /

$178 NR

July 29  August 12
3rd-4th Grade $154 R/ $192 NR

$169 R /

$211 NR

July 30 August 5
5th-6th Grade $154 R/ $192 NR

$169 R /

$211 NR

July 31 August 5

7th-8th Grade

$170 R/ $212 NR

$197 R /

$233 NR

August 1 August 5

All girls softball teams will travel to various towns to play. 
All players are required to provide their own glove and facemask.

Little Hoopsters: Co-ed Instructional Basketball

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, July 6 - August 10
Early Bird Deadline: June 22

9:00 - 10:15 am
Sports & Recreation Center, East Gym 
Early Bird Fee: $57 R/ $71 NR
Regular Fee:  $62 R/ $77 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,

Spring Session: April 28 - June 16, No Class on 05/12/24 & 05/26/24

Summer Session: June 30 - August 4, Early Bird Deadline: June 16

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: $57 R/ $71 NR
Regular Fee:  $62 R/ $77 NR 

Tiny & Jr. Soccer All Stars 

(Ages 4-10)

Tiny (Ages 4-6) and Jr. Soccer All Stars (Ages 7-10) introduce 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: April 24 - May 29, Early Bird Deadline: April 3
Session 2: June 12 - July 24, Early Bird Deadline: May 22
No Class on 07/3/24

Session 3: August 7 - September 11, Early Bird Deadline: July 24

5:00-6:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center Fieldhouse
Early Bird Fee: $57 R/ $71 NR
Regular Fee:  $62 R/ $77 NR 

Indoor Soccer League Registration Process (Seasonal)

       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 jmyles@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.

Youth League Roster


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, and spectators.
  • Refrain from using foul language.
  • Refrain from inflicting bodily harm upon other participants, staff, and 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.