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The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department offers various seasonal sport leagues for kids. A summary of each activity is included below along with the assignment/eligibility procedures. To check out the current season league offerings, visit Auburn @ Play On-line

Select Basketball League (grades 5-8): This is a competitive league we are planning to have separate divisions for 5th-8th grades. Grade levels maybe combined if necessary. This is a combined league with Sumner/Bonney Lake and Puyallup. Home games will be played in Auburn. Each team will play 10 games. Registration is by team only no individual registrations. Practices start in November, games December through early March. Select Basketball League Roster form (PDF).

SoftballBaseball/Fastpitch/T-Ball:

  • Pee Wee T-ball (Ages 3-5): This is a introductory sports program to prepare children for our league sports program. Players will learn the basic skills of throwing, catching, base running and hitting. After a few weeks of practice some modified games will be implemented. Some parent participation maybe required.  Monday 5:30-6:15 PM or 6:30-7:15 PM or Wednesday sessions from 5:30-6:15 PM or 6:30-7:15 PM.  Fee is $44, resident discount fee is $35.
  • Baseball (Kindergarten): For children who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of the current year and for those who are currently in Kindergarten. T-ball is a coed instructional team sports program emphasizing sportsmanship and fundamentals in a fun-filled atmosphere. T-ball has practices and games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays June 2-July 28.   Fee $73, resident discount fee is $60.  $10 Early bird discount if registered by May 4.
  • Baseball (Grades 1-2): Cub Baseball is a coed instructional machine-pitch program emphasizing sportsmanship and fundamentals in a fun-filled atmosphere. Cub Baseball practices and games are on Mondays and Wednesdays June 1-July 27.  Fee $73, resident discount fee is $60. $10 Early bird discount if registered by May 4.
  • Baseball (Grades 3-4): Pinto baseball league is a natural progression from our instructional leagues. Teams play with 10 fielders, receive five pitched by their own pitcher and game scores are not recorded. Teams practice and play eight league games on Mondays and Wednesdays May 23-July 27.  Fee $73, resident discount fee is $60.  $10 Early bird discount if registered by May 11. 
  • Girls' Fastpitch (Grades 3-4): Pigtail girls' fastpitch softball league is a natural progression from our instructional leagues. Teams play with 10 fielders, receive five pitched by their own pitcher and game scores are not recorded. Teams practice and play eight league games on Tuesdays and Thursdays  May 24-July 28.  Fee $73, resident discount fee is $60.  $10 Early bird discount if registered by May 11.
  • Baseball (Grades 5-6): Bronco baseball teams play with nine fielders and balls and strikes called by an umpire. Teams practice and play eight league games on Mondays and Wednesdays May 23-July 27.  Fee $73, resident discount fee is $60.  $10 Early bird discount if registered by May 11.
  • Girls' Fastpitch (Grades 5-6). Ponytail girls' fastpitch softball teams play with nine fielders and balls and strikes called by an umpire. Teams practice and play eight league games on Tuesdays and Thursdays  May 24-July 28. Fee $73, resident discount fee is $60.  $10 Early bird discount if registered by May 11.
  • Baseball (Grades 7-8): Pony baseball teams start practicing the first full week of May and will play 10 league games starting the first full week of June. Practices and games can be held any day of the week, Monday - Thursday.  Games will be played on local and surrounding community ball fields.  Fee $98, resident discount fee is $80.  $10 early bird discount if registered by April 29.
  • Girls' Fastpitch (Grades 7-10): Maverick girls' fastpitch softball teams start practicing the last week of April and will play 10 league games starting mid-May. Practices and games can be held any day of the week, Monday - Thursday. Games will be played on local and surrounding community ball fields.   Fee $85, resident discount fee is $70.  $10 Early bird discount if registered by May 11.

Dodgeball (grades K-6): Practices (one day per week) will be Monday-Thursday evenings games will be mostly on Saturdays with an occasional week night game. Practices start in March, games start in April. Separate leagues for K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th grade, levels may be combined if necessary. Separate boys and girl's leagues will be offered.

Flag Football (grades 3-8): Six-a-side, passing, no contact league. Games and practices are on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Practices start mid-November, six league games will be played in January. Separate leagues for 3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade, levels may be combined if necessary.

Golf (age 9-14): Learn the basics of golf through group lessons. Demonstrations and instructions offered for ages 9-14 years in the summer.  Session #1 June 27-30 & Session #2 July 11-14 from 8:00-9:00 am at the Auburn Golf Course.

Youth Soccer | Participation Certificate (PDF)Youth Soccer

  • Pee Wee Soccer (ages 3-4): This is a introductory sports program to prepare children for our league sports program. Players will learn the basic skills of dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. After a few weeks of practice some modified games will be implemented. Some parent participation maybe required.  Saturdays mid September through October.
  • Youth Soccer (grades K-8): This fall program, registration in June and July practice begins in September and continues through early to mid-November. Registration deadline is first Wednesday of August. Boys and girls play in separate leagues. Each player receives a t-shirt and a ball.
  • Additional Youth Soccer Information

Track & Field (grades 1-8): The Auburn Parks and Recreation Department Youth Track & Field program is a recreational program for boys and girls in grades 1 through 8. It includes a variety of running and field events. Sportsmanship, conditioning, leadership, and confidence are reinforced. Participants will learn the proper fundamentals of track and field events in a fun-filled atmosphere and get an opportunity to compete with other kids in various meets in Auburn and other neighboring cities. Early registration is due on the first Wednesday in May.

Tennis Quick Start (ages 5-7): QuickStart Tennis is an exciting new play format for learning tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size. Lessons will be held at the tennis courts at Auburn Riverside High School, Oravetz Rd. SE & Mill Pond Drive on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4:30-5:15 pm. Sessions start May 24-August 11. We will have some rackets available on a first come first serve basis. Fee is $47, resident discount is $37

Tennis - Youth (ages 8-13): Beginner and intermediate players are welcome. Those 14 and older may participate in the adult lessons. Lessons will be held at the tennis courts at Auburn Riverside High School(T/Th) or Game Farm Park(M/W) from 5:30-6:30 pm, May 18-September 2. Registrants are required to supply their own tennis racket and one can of new unopened tennis balls.  Fee is $54, resident discount is $43.

Tennis - Adult Beginner (ages 14+): Tennis lessons will be offered for beginner and advanced beginner players. Learn the fundamentals of tennis: forehand, backhand, and serving.  Lessons will be held at the tennis courts at Auburn Riverside High School(T/Th) from 6:30-7:30 pm, May 19-August 6. Registrants are required to supply their own tennis racket and one can of new unopened tennis balls.  Fee is $75, resident discount is $60.

Tennis - Adult Intermediate (ages 14+):
Participants will fine tune skills and learn and develop strategy for match play. Instruction will be in a 'team tennis style' practice atmosphere with both fundamental instruction and match play. Tennis experience is necessary. It is recommended that participants receive lessons prior to enrollment. Pre-requisite: minimum beginning lessons.  Lessons will be held at the tennis courts at Game Farm Park(M/W) from 6:30-8:00 pm, May 18-September 2. Registrants are required to supply their own tennis racket and one can of new unopened tennis balls.  Fee is $75, resident discount is $60.

Girls Volleyball (grades 3-5): Recreational girls volleyball league will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Practices are scheduled to start mid-October.  Games are scheduled to begin mid-November.  Teams will play six matches, best of three games, rally scoring. Games will be held in Auburn and surrounding communities. Volunteers are recruited to coach.  Fee $60, resident discount fee is $50.  $10 early bird discount if registered by September 21.

Girls Volleyball (grades 6-8): Recreational girls volleyball league will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Practices are scheduled to start the week of mid-January.  Games are scheduled to begin mid-February.  Teams will play six matches, best of three games, rally scoring.  Volunteers are recruited to coach.  Fee $60, resident discount fee is $50.  $10 early bird discount if registered by January 7.


Assignment/Eligibility Procedures

First priority is given to children who reside or attend a public or private school in the Auburn or Dieringer School District boundaries, including all Auburn street addresses. Participants must play in grade level in which they are currently enrolled (i.e. players are not allowed to play up or down a grade level). When registered by the published deadline players are assigned to teams by the following priorities:

1. Returning players are placed with the same head coach as the previous year, provided player attends the same school as the coach's child. Parents can request players not be retained by returning coach.

2. Non-returning players are assigned to teams based on the school they attend or would attend, e.g., home school, STEP program.

3. If there are enough registrations for more than one team from a school, teams are filled in the order registrations are received. The balance of players, if not enough for a full team, will be combined with another school.

If registered after the published deadline, players are assigned to a team by the parks staff. Assignments are based on the need for players on teams, not necessarily the school the student attends. Late fees may be assessed.

Players from outside of the Auburn and Dieringer school district boundaries will be accepted after the deadline and assigned to teams as needed.

The City does not discriminate for any reason, to include discrimination on the basis of sex in the operation, conduct, or administration of its community athletic programs. Sports leagues that use City of Auburn public facilities are also forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sex in the operation, conduct, or administration of community athletic programs. Concerns or questions related to Sex Discrimination in community recreation program requirements should contact the Recreation Manager.


Coaches Needed: Volunteers are needed to make the youth sports programs a success. We are always recruiting coaches and assistant coaches. Coaches are certified through the National Youth Sport Coaches Association (NYSCA). Contact us if you would like to assist with this year's program. Volunteer assignments are made on the basis of completing a City of Auburn volunteer application, filling out a Request for being a volunteer coach, and clear a National background check. For more information call 253-931-3043, email Auburn Sport Leagues, or fill out the online Volunteer Application.

Sponsors Needed, for Winter, Spring/Summer & Fall sports seasons: We are continuously looking for sponsors for youth sport teams, Fee is $195 per team. Contact Auburn Sports Leagues if interested.

Land O'Frost is a proud sponsor of Youth Sports Leagues in Auburn. For discounts on Land O'Frost products, please visit the Land O'Frost Youth Sports special savings opportunities page.