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.

Fall Season: Girls Volleyball

2024 Cost: $75
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 Volleyball Registration Form

Winter Season: All Gender Youth Basketball 

2023-24 Cost: $120
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.

2024 Basketball Registration Form

Spring Season: All Gender Track and Field 

2023 Cost: $65
(cost for 2024: $75)
Ages: 5 - 17 
Meets are late April to early May at West Seattle Stadium. Contact your local community center for information on practice times and dates.

Track or Football Registration form

Summer Season: Flag Football / Sports Camps

Co-ed Flag Football
2024 Cost: $75
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.

Football or Track Registration Form

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. Check back late next spring for 2024 camps. For more info on the program, please call (206) 684-7091 or email

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! 

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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