Archery is a sport for all ages. Learn basic shooting form and techniques to hone your aim, precision and archery skills.
With the crack of the bat, it’s going, going, gone! Baseball has been America’s past time for generations. We’re doing our part to pass on the love of the game to future generations, with in house T-Ball programs and camps.
Youth leagues are hosted through Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association.
Basketball clinics and weekly programs are offered seasonally by the Deerfield Park District.
Each fall, the Deerfield Park District offers youth house, youth travel and high school basketball leagues. Adult leagues are offered year-round. Whether just learning the game or if you have been playing for years, let our leagues be the place to hone your skills and enjoy spirited competition alongside your peers.
Esports Rocket League Tournament
Deerfield Park District is offering an opportunity for players to participate in a 3v3 Esports Rocket League competition this summer in partnership with GG Leagues https://www.ggleagues.com/, a recreational Esports league based in Chicago. Rocket League is an arcade-style soccer game using vehicles. The tournament begins on June 24 and games will be scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm for 5 weeks. Matches will be 30-45 minutes. Players must have on-line access to a PlayStation 4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and must own Rocket League.
The tournament is 3v3. Register as a team of 3 (each individual registers and lists their teammates when registering).
Teams will play against other Illinois Park District teams.
Registration deadline is June 14 at 5 pm
Questions? Contact Jim Gariti at email@example.com
Young Warriors Youth Football is an affiliate organization of the Deerfield Park District. Their tackle football program for grades 4-8 concentrates on football basics, with an emphasis on instruction and fundamentals. Visit their website for more information on joining a team.
Football clinics or Enrichment programs may be offered throughout the year by Deerfield Park District. Click below to check out currently offered football programs.
Whether you’re a beginner, a junior or an advanced golfer, the Deerfield Park District has various golf programs designed to help learn the basics of the game or to simply fine-tune your play.
We have a state-of-the-art Golfer Development Instruction Program, designed to allow new golfers to learn the fundamentals and hit the course quickly. Our curriculum includes the basic fundamentals of setup, swing, short game, golf etiquette and rules, equipment, attire, the pace of play, strategy, and even logistics — like how to make a tee time and how to drive a golf cart. Golf is a game for a lifetime and it is great to play with family and friends, so find a partner and enroll now.
Our teaching facility is unlike any other in the Chicago area. It includes private lessons and short game areas, two large practice putting greens, and practice sand bunkers.
The Deerfield Park District partners with the Deerfield Youth Lacrosse Club, established in March of 2019, to provide Lacrosse programming in Deerfield. Deerfield Youth Lacrosse Club is a community based not for profit organization committed to creating a competitive, positive, challenging and fun environment for Deerfield and Highland Park athletes.
It is their mission to develop each individual’s skills, athleticism, teamwork, and leadership skills through lacrosse and various program events in the community. For more information and to register for lacrosse programs, visit Deerfield Youth Lacross Club’s website.
For any questions you may have please contact our Athletics & Fitness Supervisor Jim Gariti.
The park district relies on outstanding local instructors for the martial arts classes we offer — IL Shotokan Karate and KH Kim’s Taekwondo staff. Classes are offered year-round at Sachs Rec Center and there are options for all ages and skill levels.
If you like music, dance, tumbling, and creativity, you have to try rhythmic gymnastics. It combines the beauty and artistry of dance with the strength and power of tumbling. Gymnasts perform routines to music using hand apparatus such as ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes and clubs.
Private skateboarding lessons at the new Deerfield Park District skatepark are available from the Asylum Skatepark. The instructors are ISCPD/SKATZ certified and teach high quality lessons in a sustained and progressive way. This is also a great leadership development program where children learn the fundamentals and safety of skateboarding. Private lessons are available for beginners, intermediate or advanced level skateboarders. A 48-hour advance reservation is required. Register online or visit Jewett Park Community Center between 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Cancelation Policy – if you cancel within 24 hours of your reservation you forfeit your fee.
If your child is interested in a weekly program or clinic, click below to check out the Deerfield Park District seasonal offerings.
If your child is interested in a soccer league, we are fortunate to have partnerships with some great affiliate organizations.
American Youth Soccer Organization is a nonprofit, all volunteer, national organization that promotes youth development through soccer.
Pegasus FC is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation created for the purpose of encouraging and supporting the expansion of soccer opportunities for boys and girls who exhibit advanced ability and interest in soccer.
Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association (DYBA)
DYBA is proud to be affiliated with Deerfield Park District. Our games, practices and other events are held on almost 30 softball and baseball fields maintained by the park district.
All registration for the spring and summer seasons will be done on-line. Please check the DYBA website for announcements about registration as well as information about off-season baseball and softball clinics.
Tennis Classes & Camps
Dana Joseph and Chris Cabanban of First Serve Management and their team of instructors provide tennis services indoors at SRC and at Deerfield Park District’s outdoor courts. The mission of First Serve Management is to nurture the love of the game of tennis. First Serve Management offers family-friendly programming that encourages students to play the sport for a lifetime and provides a path to pursue the level they wish to attain.
From beginning recreational players looking for fitness and fun to tournament competitors, instructors understand that people of all ages play tennis for different reasons. They believe tennis brings people together—families, friends and new acquaintances, who then become friends through tennis.
The quality and experience of their teaching distinguish First Serve Management from their peers. Their entire staff is certified by either the USPTA or the USPTR and is constant from the start of a lesson session to the end.
Tennis at Sachs Recreation Center
Two air-conditioned tennis courts are available for rental to the general public when they are not being used for lessons or other programs. Residents may reserve court time up to seven days in advance. Non-residents may reserve courts 48 hours in advance. Court time must be paid for at the time of reservation. If a reservation is canceled 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled court time, the fee will be refunded. If the reservation is canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled court time, no refund will be given. All cancellations must be done by speaking with a front desk staff member. Voicemail, email, or faxes are not accepted.
Courts may be rented on a walk-in basis when available.
SRC Tennis Court Rentals
Prime Time: $28 per hour
Monday – Friday after 9:00 am
Saturday & Sunday: All-day
Non-Prime Time: $16 per hour
Monday – Friday 5:00 – 9:00 am
Permanent Tennis Court reservation times are available. For more information call the SRC front desk at 847-572-2600.
Track & Field combines the individual skills of running, sprinting and throwing while learning the benefits of becoming part of a team. Check out our camps and programs to hone skills or see if this is the sport for you.
Bumping, setting, passing and spiking will all be taught as volleyball enthusiasts take the court and learn this energetic, fast-paced sport.