Youth Leagues

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The Parks & Recreation Department is able to offer Youth leagues, often in partnership with local associations, for several different sports and kids of all ages. Our leagues offer positive environments for participants to grow and compete in, while building team values and ensuring all players get to participate in games. 

Register for current Leagues online under "Browse Leagues" at:

Weather Impacts for city-led programs and activities

Wondering if your practice or game is still on due to inclement weather? IGHs Weather Hot Line (651-450-2595) is the only place to check the status for city-led program and events due to inclement weather. We strive to update by 4:30 p.m. After hours, it is up to the coaches and instructors to make the final decision.

We provide Youth Leagues for:

  • Basketball: January - March
  • Baseball / T-ball / Softball: April - June
  • Girls Lacrosse: April-July
  • Flag Football: August - October
  • Soccer: August - October

Coaches Needed!

Many of our youth leagues depend on volunteer coaches and assistant coaches. Don’t have a lot of experience? Not a problem! Programs are conducted on a "participation" philosophy that emphasizes play and environment. Success is never measured in wins and losses. Parks & Recreation staff conducts training for all coaches to get them started. Please call 651-450-2585 if you are interested in coaching!

Free Coaches/Parents 2020 Clinic!

Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. - noon
Veterans Memorial Community Center

IGH Parks & Recreation and IGH Baseball Association are hosting a free clinic open to all past/present/future coaches and parents. The clinic consists of approxi 90 minutes of classroom time and 90 minutes of demonstration on the West Arena Turf. 

We are extremly excited to have former Concordia University Baseball staff member Cory Kissling as our guest speaker. Cory has coached at various levels of youth baseball over the past 30 years. In addition to working with Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legionteams, Cory has also coached at both the High School and college level, most notably he has coached 7 years at Concordia University. He will provide some insight on what it takes to coach a youth team, running effective practices, dealing with disciplinary issues, making youth sports fun and much more! Follwing the presentation Cory will walk you through some drills he has used while coaching and what you can do at home to help your player improve. 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on March 16th. Even though this event is free, registration is required in order for us to properly plan for space allocations. Register: