Involvement in team sports not only teaches skills to young athletes, it's also a great way for them to gain invaluable life skills as well.
Benefits of playing a sport include:
- Making friends
- Learning to cooperate with others
- Learning respect for others
- Learning fair play and good sportsmanship
- Developing a love of activity and physical fitness
- Learning problem-solving skills
- Having fun
Youth sports leagues also offer an opportunity for adults to positively affect young lives. Many adults find this to be an immensely gratifying experience. Youth baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse and cricket leagues are all run by affiliated user groups in the Park District. The affiliated users are volunteer-run groups that manage registrations, team formation and scheduling. They work closely with THPRD staff to allocate field use, address league needs and concerns, and ensure trained coaches and a quality program. Our youth leagues would be at a tremendous loss without the many volunteers who step up each season, and we thank them for their service.
Please note: Before registering for any youth sport, participants must have a valid THPRD residency card. Phone or stop by your nearest Park District facility for information on how to obtain or renew your card. Out-of-district participants must pay an out-of-district assessment fee before registering.
Attention THPRD Patrons
Players in THPRD youth sports programs are prohibited from wearing jewelry during practices and games. A medical alert medal must be taped and may be visible (OSAA Volleyball Rule 4-1-7 and OSAA Basketball Rule 3-5-6).
This page was last updated on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 12:15 PM.