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Athletics

Sports Leagues, Classes, Programs and More

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

Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association

AHPD partners with AHYAA (Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association) in offering programs in baseball, softball, lacrosse, football and cheerleading! Visit their website or call 847.870.0081 for more information about programs, tryouts, and registration.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

We look forward to sharing more details about upcoming offerings soon!

Summer Youth Volleyball Clinics & Camps

VolleyKidz USA Clinics

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

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EVP Volleyball Camps

Camps hosted by EVP Academies Pros feature all of the latest drills and training techniques that build your skills for the next level. The camps concentrate on the fundamentals of passing, setting, serving, and spiking. You will learn overhand serve and play organized games.

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Youth Volleyball Leagues

Fall 2024: Information coming soon

Resident Registration: TBD

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.

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 6/11-6/25 78807
Tue & Thu 5:30p-6:15p 6/11-6/25 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 6/11-6/25 78813
Tue & Thu 5:30p-6:15p 6/11-6/25 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 6/11-6/25 78819
Tue & Thu 5:30p-6:15p 6/11-6/25 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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