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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With guidance from the State of Illinois and IDPH, all participants and spectators are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to wear a mask/face covering during youth indoor athletic programs (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.

T-Ball, Baseball, & Softball

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Youth Baseball/Softball Facts

Youth Baseball/Softball Evaluations & Drafts 

Pre-Season Baseball & Softball 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 4 - April 25

1st - 4th grades | 6:15-7:15 pm
5th - 8th grades | 7:30-8:30 pm

Sports & Recreation Center, Fieldhouse

$10 per session

Youth Baseball (Wednesdays)

April 6 - April 27
U-8 & U-10 Leagues | 6:15-7:15 pm
U-12 & U-14 Leagues | 7:30-8:30 pm
Sports & Recreation Center, Fieldhouse
$10 per session

T-Ball, Baseball, & Softball Leagues

League Games start the week of May 23 -July 18!

Youth Baseball

*League assignment is determined by participant's age on August 31, 2022.
Early-Bird Deadline: March 7 | Registration Deadline EXTENDED: April 15 
**U-14 League Registration Deadline: March 14 

League Age* Early Bird Fee Teams selected by:
U-6 (T-Ball) 5-6 $72 R/ $90 NR  $80 R/ $99 NR May 3
U-8 (Pinto) 7-8 $120 R/ $150 NR  $132 R/ $165 NR  May 3
U-10 (Mustang) 9-10 $144 R/ $180 NR  $159 R/ $198 NR April 24
U-12 (Bronco) 11-12 $144 R/ $180 NR $159 R/ $198 NR April 10 
U-14** (Pony) 13-15 $160 R/ $200 NR $176 R/ $220 NR April 3

T-Ball Baseball Scheule

Pinto Baseball Schedule

Mustang Baseball Schedule 

Bronco Baseball Schedule 

Girls Softball

League assignments are determined by partiticipant's grade during the
2021-2022 school year.
Early-Bird Deadline: March 7 | Registration Deadline EXTENDED: April 15

1st-2nd Grade Youth Softball Schedule

3rd-4th Grade Youth Softball Schedule

5th-6th Grade Youth Softball Schedule

7th-8th Grade Youth Softball Schedule  

LEague Early Bird  Fee Teams selected by:
1st-2nd Grade $120 R/ $150 NR $132 R/ $165 NR May 3
3rd-4th Grade $144 R/ $180 NR $159 R/ $198 NR April 10 
5th-6th Grade $144 R/ $180 NR $159 R/ $198 NR April 10 
7th-8th Grade $160 R/ $200 NR $176 R/ $220 NR April 3

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 8 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.

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: July 9 

Registration Deadline: August 1

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.

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.

Registration Deadline: May 21

Mondays & Wednesdays,

June 6-July 20

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 
No class on 07/04/22

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

Session 1: May 21-June 25

Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 30 

Session 2: July 9-August 13 

Early Bird Registration: June 18 

Session 3: August 27-October8

Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 6

Kindergarten - 1st Grade    8:00-9:15 am
1st - 2nd Grade                      9:30-10:45 am
Sports and Recreation Center
Early Bird Fee: $54 R/$68 NR per session 
Regular Fee:  $60 R/$75 NR  per session 

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.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 21

Tuesdays & Thursdays

June 7- July 14  

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

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, May 7, May 28, or June 18 
5:30-8:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center

$12 R/ $15 NR per session date 


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. 

Session 1

Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 18

Wednesdays, June 8-July 13
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: July 6

Wednesdays, July 27 - August 31
5:00-6:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center

Early Bird Fee: $54 R/$68 NR

Regular Fee: $60 R/$75 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.

Session 1

Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 5

Sundays, June 19-July 31

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

No Class on 07/03/22

Session 2

Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 31

Sundays, August 14-September 18

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 on 09/04/22

NEW! Free Youth Pickleball Clinic

(Ages 7-12)

Pickleball is a recreation sensation sweeping the nation! This time, it's for the kids! Bring the kids out to learn this action packed game that is great fun and terrific exercise.  Beginner level paddles and balls are provided.

Pre-registration required.

Monday, June 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Welsh Park, 651 Russell Road
FREE!