Free Sports Registration
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 the spring of 2023, the $82 fee to play soccer will be waived for the first 460 kids to register at parks citywide from PreK-4th grade (registration begins Jan. 3, 2023). Free soccer is also available in the fall (460 spots), and free t-ball, baseball and softball is offered in the summer (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.
Free registrations will be available through at least 2026 thanks to 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. To date, $344,500 has been raised. If your company or foundation is interested in donating to the free sports initiative, email Jessica.Kimber@coloradosprings.gov.
- Spring Soccer: Pre K-9 grade
- Spring Tackle Football: 3-8 grade (2nd graders can sign a waiver)
- Summer T-ball, Baseball, Softball: Pre K-12 grade
- Fall Tackle Football: 3-8 grade (2nd graders can sign a waiver)
- Fall Soccer: Pre K-9 grade
The purpose of the internship program is to provide the student with an opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience that is closely related to the student’s educational knowledge base. Youth and Adult Sports believes in a team philosophy and although the intern will be supervised by a designated full-time Sports staff member, the student will have the opportunity to work with multiple full-time Sports staff to understand various leadership styles and programs. In exchange, the City will receive valuable work contributions from creative, highly motivated recreation pre-professionals.
1315 East Pikes Peak Avenue
(in Memorial Park)
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Phone: (719) 385-5981
Fax: (719) 385-6013
Questions? Email us