Youth Programs

Coaching Youth Sports

"The outcome of the child is more important than the outcome of the game." We truly believe that here at the City of El Dorado Recreation Department. To that end, we are looking for sports savvy coaches who are responsible, encouraging, organized, and trustworthy. If that's you, please call us today at 316-321-9100.

Coaches must protect their own child and have the option of protecting additional players depending on the sport. Coaching clinics are offered periodically. Please call the Recreation Department for more information.

Girls Playing Basketball in a Gym

Current Youth Game Schedules


-Recreational Rookie League for boys and girls 1st & 2nd grade. Players learn the basic fundamental skills of the game as well as team principles and sportsmanship. Teams in this division play 3-on-3 on a modified, full court. All games played on Saturdays at the Activity Center. Registration fee includes a t-shirt and participation award.

1/2nd Grade Registration

-Walnut Valley Basketball League. El Dorado Recreation youth basketball is a member of the Walnut Valley League. This league has separate divisions for boys & girls 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grades. All games played on Saturdays in El Dorado and surrounding communities in Butler County. Registration fee provides a reversible team jersey for each player to use as well as a participation award.

3-6th Grade Registration

Kindergarten Basketball

Sign-ups for Kindergarten basketball will be through the YMCA.


Offered in the fall, recreational volleyball is played as a coed league for players 3rd - 6th grade. Participants will learn basic volleyball fundamentals while competing in a recreational league with weekly games played.  See registration for complete details.

Fall registration deadline: September 8, 2020. 

Fall Volleyball Registration


This outdoor youth soccer program, offered in fall and in the spring, is for players 3 years old up to 6th grade. Participants will learn fundamental soccer skills and teamwork as they compete in a recreation league with weekly games. See registration form for complete details. Registration deadline: February 26, 2020. Fall Registration deadline: September 8, 2020.

Fall Soccer Registration

The El Dorado Recreation Department and the YMCA will collaborate together with soccer. We believe that this merger will enhance the soccer experience for the youth of El Dorado.

Flag Football

A 5-on-5, action-packed game for boys and girls in 1st - 5th grades. This coed program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. See registration form for complete details.
Registration deadline: September 8, 2020
League Rules: Flag Football Rules 

Fall Flag Football Registration 

Baseball & Softball

Summer league for ages 5 - 15 years of age. Volunteer coaches focus on teaching the fundamental skills that are necessary to be a successful player and teammate.
Registration deadlines:

Swim Lessons

American Red Cross swimming lessons. Sessions held Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks. Make up days on Fridays  if/when needed. Private and semi-private lessons are also available. Registration Deadline: There will be no swim lessons in 2020.

Other Activities

Skills clinics and other tournaments are offered from time to time. Check back often to see updates or call the Recreation Department office at 316-321-9100.

4th of July

Wiffleball Rules (PDF)