City-Wide 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. 

COVID Notice: As we work to keep everyone healthy, we ask that you please keep in mind the following as you consider your child's participation in youth sports: 

  • Please keep your players home if they are sick.
  • Please have any family member who is sick stay home.
  • If you or any family members who plan to attend are in a high-risk group for contracting illness (i.e. unvaccinated, over 60, or have an underlying health condition) please stay home.
  • We are also asking that we minimize congregation, so please keep your child's fan club small to minimize crowd size.

We know that these events are important to you and your family, and we want everyone to stay healthy. 

Youth Sports

Financial aid is available for these programs; please inquire at your local community center for details.

To participate in most Seattle Parks Youth Sports leagues (Basketball & 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 for more info. For some sports (Track & Field for example) all you need to do is go into your local community center to get registered. Start practices and get ready for fun honing your skills and competing against other neighborhood community centers! 

2022 Youth Basketball

Cost: $100
Ages: 7 - 17 
Practices start January 3rd; games start February 5th. Start dates may vary between sites. Contact your local community center for more information, including practice times and days. For more info on the program, please call (206) 684-7091 or email pks_cya@seattle.gov.

Youth Sport Forms

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 basketball? Interested in referee work? Citywide Youth Athletics is seeking to hire youth basketball officials for the 2022 winter season. 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!