Youth Athletics & Leagues
Lombard Park District will be following the All Sports Policy set in place by the State of Illinois. Programs and leagues are subject to change and will follow said guidelines.
Lombard Park District offers a variety of youth athletic programs. For full program descriptions, please explore the seasonal activity guide. For questions, please contact the appropriate program manager by calling (630) 620-7322 or contact us. To stay up-to-date on athletic program delays and cancellations check the Rainout Line:
Inclusion provides opportunities for individuals with and without special needs to experience recreation together at the Lombard Park District. Inclusion looks at the needs, interests and abilities of the individuals instead of focusing on their special needs. Inclusion supports the process of preparing, learning, experiencing and growing for each individual, family and staff member. Inclusion provides a recreational choice. Lombard Park District strongly supports inclusion. In partnership with our Special Recreation Association, NEDSRA accommodations are provided to ensure successful participation in all programs. Complete the below Inclusion Services Form and a staff member of the park district or NEDSRA will contact you prior to the start of the program.
Lombard Park District’s instructional t-ball league introduces basic baseball rules and sportsmanship along with the fundamentals of base running, hitting and fielding to your little athlete. The program is taught by park district staff, but parents are invited to help with instruction. Please note: coaches will not be contacting parents. Please report to Field 12 at Madison Meadow on the first day of the program.
(Ages 4-Grade 9)
Give your child the opportunity to experience the world’s most popular sport! Participants will learn and improve their soccer skills and share in the fun and camaraderie at the heart of youth sports in this program. Teams practice weather-permitting once per week on a day, time and location determined by coaches. Teams will hold at least one practice before their first game of the season. Games are approximately one hour on Saturdays. If rainouts occur, games will be rescheduled for an additional Saturday at the end of the season or on weekday evenings. Please note: Fall Youth Soccer will follow the All Sports Policy issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), adapting to any and all changes throughout the season.
Lombard Thunder Travel Softball is offered for girls, part-time and full-time ages 10U-16U. This program provides an opportunity for girls to participate in softball beyond the Lombard Park District in-house program. Thunder softball includes indoor practices starting in January and outdoor practices starting in April. The Thunder program includes advanced training opportunities and participation in travel level games and tournaments. Full-time teams may choose to start team activities in the fall prior to winter indoor training, including fall outdoor practices and games. Indoor training that starts in January for both levels is typically held at the Madison Meadow Athletic Center. Outdoor practices and home games are played at various locations, including Madison Meadow and Lombard Common.
Interested in the program? Join us for a free tryout. Tryouts are typically held at the end of July or early August. For more information to volunteer as a coach, please contact us.
Lombard Park District offers an extensive youth softball program including instruction for all ages and skill levels. The primary goal is to create an opportunity for fundamental skill development in a positive, supportive, friendly, safe and most importantly, fun environment for every player. Coaches will determine all practice times. Please note: age groups may be combined based on enrollment. Levels are determined by age as of January 1, 2022. Fall Girls Softball will follow the All Sports Policy issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), adapting to any and all changes throughout the season.
Teams will have a maximum of 10 players and one weekly practice at Pleasant Lane School. Games of 5v5 will be held on Saturdays at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn. Teams will be coached by parent volunteers. Games will be played against teams from both Glen Ellyn and Lombard. Please note: Fall Youth Basketball will follow the All Sports Policy issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), adapting to any and all changes throughout the season.
Practices Start: Week of 09/17
Program Ends: 10/29
Lombard Park District and School District 87 are offering high school aged students a variety of athletic camps instructed by Glenbard East High School Coaches.
Grab your rackets and get active with our exciting instructional tennis lessons! Instructors will teach kids the basics of tennis and help more experienced players further their tennis skills. Players must supply their own rackets. Tennis balls will be supplied for instruction. Instructors may move participants to a different level if necessary. Please note: make-ups for rainouts are based on instructor availability. Classes may be adjusted, cancelled or combined at any given time.
Teams with a maximum of 10 players learn basic skills and enjoy the fun and competition of weekly games. Grades K-2 will have 8 weeks of both practices and games, held on Saturdays. Grades 3 and up will play a 9-game season on weekends and participate in weekly practices at a local school gym. Volunteer coaches will determine the day, time and location of practices. Additional practice times will be determined based on gym availability. Please note: Winter Youth Basketball will follow the All Sports Policy issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), adapting to any and all changes throughout the season.
Early Bird Deadline: 10/11 – Save $25
Regular Deadline: 11/12
Practices Start: Week of 12/06
Program Ends: Week of 03/12
(Ages 4-Grade 9)
Give your child the opportunity to experience the world’s most popular sport! Participants will learn and improve their soccer skills and share in the fun and camaraderie at the heart of youth sports in this program. Teams practice weather-permitting once per week on a day, time and location determined by coaches. Teams will hold at least one practice before their first game of the season. Games are approximately one hour on Saturdays. If rainouts occur, games will be rescheduled for an additional Saturday at the end of the season or on weekday evenings.
*The 2021 season will follow the All Sports Policy set in place by the State of Illinois. League rules and regulations are subject to change.
Lombard Park District offers a variety of athletics for youth ages 2-15 years. These instructional programs are great for beginners and kids looking to advance their understanding of the fundamentals of sports. These classes are taught by park district staff or contractual groups such as 45 Sports Academy, P2 Soccer with Firebirds, Chicago Fire, Challenger International, EVP Volleyball Academy and many more. Athletics include baseball, t-ball, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, football, hockey, golf, soccer, tennis, ice skating and martial arts.
Youth Athletic Leagues
Lombard Park District offers youth athletic leagues for multiple sports throughout the year. Youth athletic leagues are for all ages and skill levels, and especially for kids looking to advance understanding of the fundamentals of sport. Our youth athletic leagues will provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn sportsmanship, hand-eye coordination, skill development, teamwork and so much more.
Through the years, it has become common for parents to provide postgame snacks for the youth athletic teams. To keep with promoting healthy lifestyles and fitness, we ask that parents choose healthy items when possible and be aware of any food allergies.
Players registered after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list. There is no guarantee players will be accepted off of the waiting list. If players are not placed on a team from the waiting list, refunds will be granted minus a $10 processing fee.
Coach of the Year
Did your young athlete have a wonderful experience this season thanks to the coach? Nominate them for our Coach of the Year Award! We are looking for coaches who embrace the ideals of leadership, fun, fair play, sportsmanship and skill improvement. To nominate a coach, please contact Jake Pawlak at email@example.com or call (630) 620-7322.
Rams Athletic Camps
In conjunction with Glenbard East High School, Rams Camps offers a variety of instructional athletic summer camps for kids heading into grades 3-12. Camps include baseball, basketball, gymnastics, cross county, bowling, tennis, volleyball, football and many more.
Lombard Park District relies on volunteers like you to ensure our Youth Athletics programs run successfully. Getting involved with the District will offer numerous benefits. You’ll venture outdoors more, be more active, meet new people, inspire a younger generation through sports and ultimately enjoy life! Look no further to serve your community – consider volunteering as a Youth Athletics Coach through the Lombard Park District! If you are interested in coaching, please call (630) 620-7322 or contact us by clicking below.