Youth Softball Leagues

Important Change

The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department has developed a partnership with softball organizations from the neighboring communities of Somonauk, Leland, Plano, Earlville, Indian Creek, Hinckley, Newark/Lisbon, Sandwich, Serena, and Paw Paw. We are excited to offer this unique recreational league for grades 1-8 (ages 8U-14U) as this will offer the opportunity to have a separate 8U and 10U league with our partnering communities rather than combining divisions, similar to what we have done in seasons past. Please note that travel to neighboring communities will be required for ALL softball leagues with this program. There will be a 10-12 game schedule depending on the division registered. Games will likely begin the week of May 15th and conclude early July.


Note To Players not living within the Yorkville School District

Players outside Yorkville School District boundaries should register with the organization, school, or district in the town or city of residence per the rules and regulations of the travel softball league. Please email Athletics@Yorkville.il.us if you need the contact information for the softball organization within your community.


2023 Spring Registration Period: January 11-February 22 

Registration link


Divisions Available (Based on the 2022/2023 school year)

  • 1st/2ndGrade Softball (8U) - $260R / $270NR
  • 3rd/4th Grade Softball (10U) - $260R / $270NR
  • 5th/6th Grade Softball (12U) - $270R / $280NR
  • 7th/8th Grade Softball (14U) - $270R / $280NR

Equipment

Included in Registration Fee: Team Jersey & Socks

Coaches will be given catchers equipment, balls, bats and helmets to be utilized and shared amongst the team.   Each player should supply their own glove.

Suggested Equipment:

  • Baseball Pants
  • Appropriate sized bat
  • Batting helmet
  • Cleats (No metal cleats allowed) 


Payment Plan Information

Payment plans are available for spring athletic leagues which allows families to split their total registration fees into three payments. Payments are charged automatically via a credit card provided during the registration process. The first payment will occur at the time of registration. The second and third(final) payments will occur on February 24th and March 24th for softball and T-Ball through 8th Grade Baseball.  Payment plan participants must register during the scheduled registration period in order to be eligible to participate. All payment plans are subject to the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Automatic Payment agreement (for more information go to www.yorkville.il.us/yprautopaymentagreement. Final payments must be made by the scheduled start date of each league in order to avoid suspension or withdrawal from the program. Please pay close attention to the credit card chosen for automatic payment during the registration process as our system DOES NOT automatically delete old or compromised credit cards. When in doubt choose the "Make 3 payments-New Credit Card" option when choosing your payment arrangement.

Sponsorship Information

With over 900 children in the Preschool through 12th Grade projected to participate within the Spring/Summer and Fall Seasons, this is a great opportunity for businesses to support young baseball and softball players, but also gain consistent , positive exposure within the community! We are offering a variety of sponsorship opportunities that will fit within your marketing and advertising needs as well as your budget. Please reach out to athletics division staff at Athletics@yorkville.il.us 


RainoutLine Game Cancellation and Program Update System

The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department will share game cancellations and announcements through an online system. You can view the program status online, sign up for text and/or email alerts, or download the mobile app.

Online:
1. Visit https://rainoutline.com/search/dnis/6305578471
2. Select program that you are interested in following.
3. Choose E-Mail & Text alerts on the left side of the page to create an account if you would like to receive text and/or email alerts.

Mobile Application
Android and Iphone apps are available. Once downloaded from your phone’s app store search "Yorkville Parks and Recreation" and add as your favorite. Once added as a favorite, individual programs can be chosen for updates.

Phone:
RainoutLine message will be available by phone.  Call (630) 557-8471 to access the recorded hotline.