Each season, a limited number of youth sport registrations are FREE for families across Colorado Springs through our Sports Office. These spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are no income or other eligibility requirements for players in the selected age groups to receive a free spot. The program is open to everyone. However, if your family does not need a free registration, we invite you to select the paid option and/or donate to the Helping Hands Fund. The goal of this program is to remove the financial barrier to participation so all kids can benefit from playing youth sports.
In 2023, free soccer for kids PreK-4th grade is available in the spring and fall (460 spots each season), and free t-ball, baseball and softball is offered in the summer for select age divisions (380 spots). Free spots are available at practice locations citywide. The most free spots will be available in the youngest age divisions, PreK-2nd grade, and at locations in the southeast and central regions.
This program is possible because of generous grants and donations from the Daniels Fund, Dakota Foundation, Boeing, the Chapman Foundations, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs Utilities, Comcast, Gazette Charities Foundation and the Schuck Foundation. This initiative was started as an activation of the city’s brand, Olympic City USA.
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