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Sports Leagues, Classes, Programs and More

The Park District offers a wide variety of recreational and competitive youth and adult sports leagues.

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Aces Fall House Soccer Registration

Registration is currently open and closes on August 4. Practices start the week of August 26 and games run from September 7-October 20. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of a fantastic community, make new friends and develop your soccer skills.

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Athletic Field Rentals

The Park District has a variety of athletic fields available for rent. To search for a specific type of field, or for the types of fields at a specific park, please use the Parks & Facility Locator page and filter for a specific feature

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About Our Leagues

Find your perfect match on the court, field, or diamond!

We offer leagues for all ages and interests. Whether you’re looking for individual registration, a team signup or a flexible drop-in option, AHPD has you covered.

Our leagues cater to a variety of goals, from friendly competition to staying active and making new friends. Choose from:

  • T-Ball (Multiple Levels)
  • Basketball Leagues (1st-6th Grade, Adults and 3v3 Youth Tournament)
  • Recreational & Travel Soccer
  • Volleyball (Middle School, High School and Adult)
  • Adult Softball (Extensive Variety)

Looking for baseball, softball, lacrosse, football and cheerleading? Check out our partners AHYAA for more details.

Facility & School Weather Policies

Class cancellations will be posted on our website or directly communicated with program participants

If School District 25 cancels school or adjusts their learning format to remote learning due to inclement weather, recreation programs will be cancelled until 1PM. Decisions on classes held after 1PM will be made by 12PM and decisions on classes held after 6PM will be made by 4PM.

Please note, Park District Preschool will not be in session if School District 25 does not attend in-person.

For specific information on classes held at Forest View Racquet and Fitness Club (847.640.2574), Heritage Tennis Club (847.398.7780) and Park District programs at the Senior Center (847.797.5341), please call these facilities directly regarding class cancellation(s).

Spark a love of sports in your child (ages 2+!)

Our engaging sports classes cater to all interests and skill levels. Let your child explore a variety of sports or delve deeper into a favorite! We offer classes for:

  • Sport Samplers: Perfect for introducing your child to different activities!
  • Fundamentals Focused: Develop skills in a specific sport your child loves.

It’s a fun way to stay active and build a lifelong love of sports!

For more information about sports classes, please contact Kevin Keister, Camelot Park Supervisor, at kkeister@ahpd.org.

Arlington Aces Soccer

The Arlington Heights Park District and the Arlington Aces Soccer Club provide the framework for children to learn this exciting and rewarding sport while developing individual skills and learning the importance of teamwork.

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Sports Programs Available Year Round:

All-Star Sports logo

A fun, exciting, and entertaining coaching organization bringing a professional level of youth sports programs to your Park District.

Coach Pickles’ Jelly Bean Sports logo

Coach Pickles’ Jelly Bean Sports is an early learning instruction, production and research company.  The Sesame Street of sports, we have reimagined the introductory and recreational sports process for children 18-months to 8-years old.

Bulls Hoop Nation Youth Hoops Logo

Youth Hoops is the newest addition to Bulls Kid Nation. Youth Hoops offers a variety of camps and clinics throughout Chicagoland, and is geared towards children of all skill levels, ages 5-14.

This Chicago Bulls 5-day program (August 12-16, 1-4pm) is designed to improve skills for players of all abilities while providing memories for a lifetime. Campers receive four tickets to a Bulls’ game and swag bag. For more details, please contact Kevin Keister at 847.577.3010


Summer only Sports programs:

Skyhawks logo

Skyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive programs that teach lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive experience in sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. Our patient and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building drills and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of sports. Since 1979 Skyhawks has taught over one million boys and girls life lessons through sports.

Register for Fall Softball

League Options:

We offer a variety of leagues at different skill levels. Choose the one that best suits your team’s experience!

Schedule and Playoffs:

  • Fall league generally follows a double-header format (two games per night).
  • Teams get 10 regular season games + a single-elimination tournament.
  • We may adjust the schedule based on the number of teams in each division.

Team Placement:

To ensure fair competition, we may use past season records or program manager discretion for bracketing teams.

Registration and Refunds:

  • One team member registers the entire team.
  • Full payment is required at registration.
  • If a suitable league isn’t available for your team’s skill level, we’ll offer a full refund before schedules are published.

Facilities:

AHPD softball leagues are played at Melas Park Sports Complex, featuring:

  • Four lighted softball fields with synthetic turf infields
  • Concessions stand
  • Playground
  • Ample parking

Important Notes:

  • A new team roster and waiver must be submitted before each season’s first game. Specific instructions will be emailed to team captains.
  • We don’t offer individual player registration. Free agents can contact Nick Wirth, Athletic Supervisor, at [email address removed].

Get ready for a fun and competitive season!

Click on the below links for the following:

Two ways to register

  • Online – You must have an AHPD account to register online.
  • If your team has a sponsor – Teams must pay in full at the time of registration. If your sponsorship check does not cover your entire league fee, you must pay the balance when you register. A sponsorship check is not a deposit.
  • If you will not have your sponsorship check before the deadline, you must pay in full when you register, and we will reimburse you once we receive your sponsorship check. It may take 5-10 business days to receive your reimbursement.
  • AHPD will NOT hold spots for teams.

Free Agents

  • Looking for a team to play on fill out our Free Agent Form here

The Adult Basketball Leagues at Arlington Heights Park District offer something for everyone!

Find Your Perfect Match:

We have leagues for various skill levels, ensuring a competitive and enjoyable experience. Placement is based on your league choice during registration, past season records (if applicable), and the Athletic Supervisor’s discretion.

League Options:

  • A League: Geared towards serious players seeking a challenge
  • B League: Designed for a more relaxed and recreational atmosphere

Game On!

  • All games are played on Thursday evenings at Camelot or Pioneer Park gyms. Additional locations (Betsy Ross & Poe) may be used if enough teams register.

Free Agents

  • Looking for a team to play on fill out our Free Agent Form here

Have Questions? Contact Cameron Edelman, Athletic Manager, at cedelman@ahpd.org for details on schedules or registration.

Register Now  Adult Basketball Manual

Roster/Wavier:
Each team is required to submit a new team roster every season. The roster serves as the Park District liability waiver for individual players and must be completed and signed by EVERY player. Each team will set up their own profile in QuickScores (our scheduling software) and use this profile to create a team roster and collect electronic player signatures for the waiver. Once teams have registered, I will email instructions to the team captain on how to complete the roster/waiver process.

Youth Basketball – Fall 2024

Fall youth basketball is a recreational program for 1st-2nd grade boys and 1st-5th grade girls. Players register for the park that is nearest to where you live. Teams will be made up based on the number of kids signed up for each park. We do allow 1 reciprocal friend request. Practice day and time will be determined when teams are formed. Games are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays and teams may have BYE weeks and/or two games in a weekend. Practices begin the week of October 21st and games begin the weekend of November 2nd. The season will host an 8-game schedule, and the last games will be played the weekend of December 14th. Depending on enrollment, we may combine practice times and/or league brackets across grades. Players will receive season information, including practice and game schedules, AFTER the pre-season coaches meeting. The coaches meeting will take place sometime the week of October 14th. Practice and game locations may differ from the Community Center Park you register your child from.

We depend upon volunteer coaches to run this program. Please consider volunteering to coach this season. Questions? Please email Kevin Wollnik, Recreation Supervisor, at kwollnik@ahpd.org (KVW)

Girls

Code Grade Dates R/NR Fee
Camelot 80363 1st 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80365 2nd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80366 3rd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80367 4th/5th 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
Frontier
80369 1st 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80371 2nd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80372 3rd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80373 4th/5th 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
Code Grade Dates R/NR Fee
Pioneer80386 1st 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80388 2nd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80389 3rd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80390 4th/5th 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
Recreation
80392 1st 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80394 2nd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80395 3rd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80396 4th/5th 11/2-12-15 $105/$115

 

Boys

Code Grade Dates R/NR Fee
Camelot 80362 1st 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80364 2nd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
Frontier 80368 1st 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80370 2nd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
Pioneer80385 1st 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80387 2nd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
Recreation80391 1st 11/2-12-15 $105/$115
80393 2nd 11/2-12-15 $105/$115

 

Youth Volleyball Leagues

Fall 2024

Resident Registration: Tuesday, August 6th at 10am

The Arlington Heights Park District has partnered with VolleyKidz USA to offer Fall and Winter season co-ed recreational volleyball leagues for 5th through 8th graders. We teach young players fundamental technical and age-appropriate tactical skills and sporting behavior. Teams are limited to 7-10 players to maximize play time.

League Information

  • The 6-week season runs on Sunday’s only at the Arlington Ridge Center.
  • The first 15 minutes of each session, teams will learn defense and offence positions while they improve on their fundamentals of passing, setting, and spiking, and overhand serving.
  • Games begin on the first day. Volleykidz USA Certified staff coach and referee all practices and games.
  • Players register individually by grade. Team and leagues are co-ed, and leagues are divided into 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade.
  • All players receive an EVP T-Shirt.

Register for the 5th/6th grade league here: Activity detail | AHPD Registration (activecommunities.com)

Register for the 7th/8th grade league here: Activity detail | AHPD Registration (activecommunities.com)

Fall Youth Volleyball Clinics & Camps

VolleyKidz USA 3rd-5th Clinics

Volleykidz is an introductory course for children in 3rd-5th grade. The lesson plan introduces the pass, set and spike technique using a light volleyball. Volleykidz improve each child’s hand/eye coordination and left/right coordination using fun drills and games.

Location Days Time Dates R/NR Fee Code
Pioneer Tu 4pm – 5:30pm 9/3 – 9/24 $99/$109 82500
Pioneer Tu 4pm – 5:30pm 10/1 – 10/15 $75/$95 82503
Arlington Ridge Center Su 2pm – 3pm 11/3 – 11/24 $75/$95 82511
Arlington Ridge Center Su 2pm – 3pm 12/1 – 12/22 $75/$95 82512

Jr. VolleyKidz USA 6th-8th Clinics

Improve your volleyball skills with 90 minutes of drills in setting, passing, overhand serving and spiking. The lesson plan directs the use of individual training, pairing drills and game situation development that help each player reach a new level. Instructors organize short games at the end of each class. The lesson also incorporates leadership and educational components.

Location Days Time Dates R/NR Fee Code
Pioneer Tu 5:30pm – 7pm 9/3 – 9/24 $99/$109 82501
Pioneer Tu 5:30pm – 7pm 10/1 – 10/15 $75/$95 82504
Arlington Ridge Center Su 3pm – 4:30pm 11/3 – 11/24 $99/$119 82514
Arlington Ridge Center Su 3pm – 4:30pm 12/1 – 12/22 $99/$119 82530

Spiking & Serving Clinic 5th – 8th

Improve your volleyball skills with 90 minutes of drills. Spiking & serving is for intermediate and advanced players who wish to learn proper arm swing, footwork and jumping techniques. Drills keep the player focused on reach and power while plyo-metrics training enhances vertical jump and game performance. The multi-step approach will be taught along with transition attacking.

Location Days Time Dates R/NR Fee Code
Pioneer Tu 7pm – 8:30pm 9/3 – 9/24 $99/$119 82502
Pioneer Tu 7pm – 8:30pm 10/1 – 10/15 $75/$95 82505
Arlington Ridge Center Su 5pm – 6:30pm 9/29 – 10/20 $99/$119 82513
Arlington Ridge Center Su 4:30pm – 6pm 11/3 – 11/24 $99/$119 82531
Arlington Ridge Center Su 4:30pm – 6pm 12/1 – 12/22 $99/$119 82532

Winter Break & Specialty Camps 3rd – 8th

Camelot Park

Join us for a special holiday volleyball camp session taught and directed by EVP Volleyball Pros. The 4-day camp will concentrate on the fundamentals of passing, setting, spiking, and overhand serving. The lesson plan directs the use of self-mastery training that helps each student reach a new level. The knowledge of the instructors will give the participants a head-start on their skills in preparation for the volley club team play. No camp Wednesday, January 1st.

Grade Days Time Dates R/NR Fee Code
3rd – 5th Mon – Tu, Th – Fri 8:30am – 10:30am 12/30 – 1/13 $99/$119 82506
6th – 8th Mon – Tu, Th – Fri 10:30am – 12:30pm 12/30 – 1/13 $99/$119 82507
5th – 8th Mon – Tu, Th – Fri 12:30pm – 2:30pm 12/30 – 1/13 $99/$119 82508

 

We offer leagues for all skill levels! Whether you’re a seasoned spiker or a recreational enthusiast, we have a place for you.

  • AA League: Geared for the most competitive players seeking a challenge.
  • A League: Designed for a more relaxed and recreational atmosphere.

Important Notes:

  • All leagues emphasize fun and sportsmanship, regardless of competitiveness.
  • Team registration only (no individual sign-ups).
  • After registration closes, captains will receive season info and roster submission instructions via email.

Seasons and Schedules:

  • Fall Season: Runs late August through December.

  • Winter/Spring Season: Runs mid-January through the end of April.

  • Teams will play 12 regular season games and a single-elimination tournament.

  • Depending on team numbers, there may be double-headers and/or bye weeks.

  • All players must be 18+ by the first game.

Locations and Game Times:

Games are played at various locations across Arlington Heights, including:

  • Betsy Ross Elementary School

  • Poe Elementary School

  • Camelot Park

  • Arlington Ridge Center

  • Games start at 6:30PM, 7:30PM, 8:30PM and 9:30PM. Teams will play across these times, and specific time slot requests cannot be accommodated.

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For more information, please contact Jackie DeLaMora, Recreation Supervisor, at jdelamora@ahpd.org.

The Arlington Heights Park District offers Saturday morning Pre T-Ball and T-Ball classes and weekday Pre T-Ball, T-Ball, and Rookie Ball leagues beginning the week of June 10th. Registration opens at 10am on Tuesday April 2nd for Park District residents and on Tuesday, April 9th for non-residents. All sessions are held outdoors.

Enthusiastic Park District staff coach both programs, teaching players proper throwing, catching, hitting, and batting techniques. Both programs are instructional and neither have prerequisites at any level (Pre-T, T-Ball or Rookie Ball). Players should register according to their age/grade rather than their experience.

In Pre T-Ball and T-Ball, players learn to hit from a tee. In Rookie Ball, players learn to hit a coach-pitched ball. League players receive a Park District hat and t-shirt.

Weekday leagues meet twice a week. For the first 2-3 weeks, players learn skills and techniques through fun drills and short scrimmages. By the end of week three, players in each practice time slot are split into two teams, and those two teams scrimmage each other for the full session for the remainder of the season. Coaches continue to demonstrate and reinforce techniques during scrimmages. Leagues and classes meet at the following locations:

  • Melas Park Sports Complex, 1500 W. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect
  • Sunset Meadows turf football field, 1201 W. Kirchoff Rd., Arlington Hts.
  • Pioneer Park ball diamonds, 500 S. Fernandez Ave., Arlington Hts.

Pre T-Ball Leagues (4 years old) – Melas Park Sports Complex, 1500 W. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect

Days Time Dates Code
Mon & Wed 4:30p-5:15p 6/10-7/24 78805
Mon & Wed 5:30p-6:15p 6/10-7/24 78806
Tue & Thu 4:30p-5:15p 6/11-7/25 78807
Tue & Thu 5:30p-6:15p 6/11-7/25 78808

 

Pre T-Ball Leagues (4 years old) –  Pioneer Park ball diamonds

Days Time Dates Code
Tue & Thu 9a-9:45a 6/11-7/25 78809
Tue & Thu 10a-10:45a 6/11-7/25 78810

T-Ball Leagues (5 years old) –  Melas Park Sports Complex, 1500 W. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect

Days Time Dates Code
Mon & Wed 4:30p-5:15p 6/10-7/24 78811
Mon & Wed 5:30p-6:15p 6/10-7/24 78812
Tue & Thu 4:30p-5:15p 6/11-7/25 78813
Tue & Thu 5:30p-6:15p 6/11-7/25 78814

T-Ball Leagues (5 years old) –  Pioneer Park ball diamonds

Days Time Dates Code
Tue & Thu 9a-9:45a 6/11-7/25 78815
Tue & Thu 10a-10:45a 6/11-7/25 78816

Rookie Ball Leagues (5-7 years old) – Melas Park Sports Complex, 1500 W. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect

Days Time Dates Code
Mon & Wed 4:30p-5:15p 6/10-7/24 78817
Mon & Wed 5:30p-6:15p 6/10-7/24 78818
Tue & Thu 4:30p-5:15p 6/11-7/25 78819
Tue & Thu 5:30p-6:15p 6/11-7/25 78820

*Kindergarten and first graders (2024-25 school year).

Leagues do not meet on July 3-4. Rain outs will be made up the week of July 29th

Any Age Override Inquiries? Contact Jackie Delamora at jdelamora@ahpd.org or 847-506-7133.

The Arlington Heights Park District offers a Gymnastics Program in cooperation with the Rolling Meadows Park District. All gymnastics classes are offered at the Rolling Meadows Park District Nelson Sports Complex located in Rolling Meadows at 3900 Owl Drive, 847.818.3214.

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Hot Shot Tots Gymnastics (1-3 yrs)
A playful parent/tot class centered around age appropriate movements using specialized tot-sized gymnastics equipment

Preschool Gymnastics (3-5 yrs)
Proper body positions and basic tumbling skills are introduced for your newly independent gymnast. Children must be toilet trained to participate.

Kindergarten Gymnastics (5-6 yrs)
With positive reinforcement, children are afforded appropriate challenges, which prepare them physically and mentally for our youth gymnastics classes. These classes are pre-1st grade.

Youth Gymnastics: Beginning/Intermediate (6-13 yrs)
Our developmental gymnastics program is divided by gender and into skill levels. The three level program is designed to provide a non-competitive, achievement-oriented program of progressive skills.

Advanced Gymnastics (9-18 yrs)
The advanced gymnastics classes are geared towards children that have been through the developmental program. Instructor permission required. Registration must be done in-person.

Tumbling Programs (8-14 yrs)
This class features a strong emphasis on tumbling and jumping skills.

Various Martial Arts programs are offered at Pioneer, Camelot, Frontier and Forest View. Classes Include Aikido, Karate, Kung Fu, Shotokan and Taw Kwon Do.

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