Youth Athletics and Leagues

Youth Athletics

The Lombard Park District has a variety of youth athletic programs. Please view our Activity Guide for full program descriptions. If you need additional information, please contact Jake Pawlak, Program Manager at (630) 620-7322 or contact us. To view our online Activity Guide click here. To stay up-to-date on athletics programs delays and cancellations check the Rainout Line:



Youth Basketball

(Grade K-8) Participant will learn basic skills and enjoy the fun and competition of weekly games. Games will be approximately one hour. Grades K-2 will have both practices and games on Saturdays. Grades 3 and higher will play a nine game season on weekends and typically have a one hour practice one evening per week at a local school gym, day, and time chosen by their coach.

High School Basketball League 

(Grades 9-12) Your basketball career is not over after middle school! Grab some friends and organize a team. Players in this basketball league will practice once weekly and play games on Sunday afternoons. Teams will play eight regular season games and practice in a season ending tournament.

After School Basketball Camp

(Ages 6-11) Come out and play as we have fun learning the fundamentals of the game with unique drills, games, and contests that will help you active and sharpen your basketball skills.





Instructional Programs

The 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 3Point Athletics, Fire Birds, EVP Volleyball Academy, and more. Athletics include but are not limited to: baseball, t-ball, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, football, hockey, golf, soccer, tennis, ice skating and martial arts.

Youth Athletic Leagues

The Lombard Park District offers instructional leagues for youth throughout the year. Youth leagues are for all ability levels and kids looking to advance their understanding of the fundamentals of the sport. We believe that youth athletics provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn sportsmanship, hand/eye coordination, skill development and teamwork.

Team Formation Guidelines

For information on how team formation and friendship requests, click here. Please note that there are no guarantees that you will receive a requested coach or friend.

Healthy Snacks

Through the years, it has become common for parents to bring after-game snacks for the youth athletic teams. In keeping with promoting health and fitness, we ask that you choose healthy items when doing so, and be aware of food allergies.

Registration Deadlines

Registrations made after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list. There is no guarantee a child will be accepted off the waiting list into the league. If a player is not placed on a team from the waiting list, a refund is granted minus a $10 processing fee.

Coach of the Year

Did your child have a wonderful experience with a coach? Nominate that coach for an award! We are looking for coaches who embrace the ideals of leadership, fun, fair play, sportsmanship, and skill improvement. Please contact Jake Pawlak at (630) 620-7322 or email to nominate a coach for an award.

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. View the Rams Athletic Camps Brochure.


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