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The philosophy behind the youth sports program is to provide an atmosphere that focuses on fun, opportunity, sportsmanship, and instruction. Sports can play a positive role in our children’s development, fostering physical skills, and emotional maturity.
Children should have a place where they can have fun participating in organized activities in a healthy, safe environment. We strive to provide quality instruction in the fundamentals of the sport while emphasizing fun and sportsmanship over winning.
By creating a positive experience for the children we hope to encourage a lifetime of involvement. You can help. We need the cooperation and assistance of parents and coaches to promote and demonstrate these values.
Because some residents are unable to participate in recreation programs due to economic hardship, the Champaign Park District offers scholarships to reduce certain fees and charges. The Youth Scholarship Program applicants are not guaranteed fund availability, program registration or choice of program location. Early applications are given priority. Need is the primary criterion upon which scholarship applicants are considered. Questions: Visit our registration page or 217-398-2550.
Want to play but not sure about your schedule? No problem! We offer the following open gym sports year-round:
Leonhard Recreation Center
For more information, please visit Leonhard Recreation Center >> or call 217-398-2550.
Douglass Community Center
For more information, please visit Douglass Community Center >> or call 217-398-2573.
Now seeking Youth Sports Coaches!
“A good coach will make his [their] players see what they can be, rather than what they are.” – Ara Parseghian.
Click here for more information on becoming a youth sports coach. >>
Outdoor Places to Play
From parks to pools, tennis to soccer, there’s something for everyone at the Champaign Park District. Find what you’re looking for with a simple search of our website or call 217-398-2550 and we’d be happy to help.