Youth Sports

Seattle Parks and Recreation's City-wide Athletics division provides diverse seasonal opportunities for youth to participate in sports in an environment that fosters sportsmanship, skills, and passion. 

To participate in most Seattle Parks and Recreation Youth Sports leagues (basketball and volleyball for example) you can either recruit a coach and put together your own team, or you can be placed on an existing team with the help of community center staff. Call your center for more info. For some sports (Track and Field for example) all you need to do is go into your local community center to get registered. If your center has low enrollment, or if a coach is not available, you can transfer to a nearby center's team if a spot is available, or you may withdraw with a full refund. You can register in person at your local community center and/or online. Start practices and get ready for fun honing your skills and competing against other neighborhood community centers!

Financial aid is available for these programs; please inquire at your local community center for details.

All Gender Youth Basketball (Winter Season)
2022-23 Cost: $110
Ages: 8 - 17 

Registration opens early October with games beginning early January. Practices start early December; start dates may vary between sites. Contact your local community center for more information.

All Gender Track and Field (Spring Season)
2022-23 Cost: $65
Ages: 5 - 17 

Registration opens early March with the track meets late April to early May at West Seattle Stadium. Practices start in April (dates and times may vary between sites). Contact your local community center for more information.

Flag Football / Sports Camps (Summer Season)

Co-ed Flag Football
2022-23 Cost: $65
Ages: 8 - 14

The Citywide Co-ed Flag Football League provides players the opportunity to develop fundamental skills, team play, and sportsmanship. Games are played in accordance with NFL flag football rules and field dimensions. Participants can sign up at a local community center to be placed on a team. Check with your center for practice times, dates, and locations.

FREE Summer Sports Camp

We partner with local organizations to provide free summer sports camps. Sports camps offerings consist of soccer, basketball, tennis and much more! Dates and times vary. You can view all camp offerings and register on ActiveNet. For more info on the program, please call (206) 684-7091 or email pks_cya@seattle.gov.

Girls Volleyball (Fall Season)
2022-23 Cost: 
$65
Ages: 10 - 17

The Citywide Girls Volleyball League provides players the opportunity to develop fundamental skills, team play, and sportsmanship. Participants can sign up at a local community center to be placed on a team. Practices take place at community centers or nearby school gyms from early September through Mid-November, ending the season with a weekend jamboree.

Youth Sports Forms

Volunteer to Coach

Love the sport? Love kids? Want to give back to your community? Become a volunteer coach! Our low-cost leagues can't operate without the dedication of our awesome coaches! Visit our Sports Coaching web page for next steps to become a volunteer.

Recruiting Officials

Do you enjoy sports? Interested in referee work? Citywide Youth Athletics is seeking to hire youth sports officials year-round! All applicants must pass a background check and be able to fulfill officiating duties. Training is mandatory and will be provided to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully as an official. Apply here if this sounds like a great fit for you!