Youth Sports

The Parks & People Foundation is committed to motivating young people to be active and spend time outdoors. Since 1992, we have created sports and recreational opportunities for almost 30,000 young people in Baltimore City. Most of the young athletes enrolled in our leagues would never have had the chance to play organized sports without our programs.

Our baseball, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball leagues provide instruction for first-time players and spirited competition for more experienced athletes as well as lessons in the importance of hard work, reliability, commitment and teamwork.  Our leagues also stress the importance of academic achievement requiring that all participants maintain a 75% grade point average and a 90% attendance rate.

Baseball, lacrosse and soccer leagues are school-based and open only to students at participating schools. Baltimore Starlings Volleyball is part of a national program for girls ages 11 to 18 and is open to any Baltimore City resident.

Baltimore Baseball League
The Baltimore Baseball League runs for 10 weeks each spring at schools throughout Baltimore City.

Baltimore Middle School Boys Lacrosse League
The BMSLL provides top-notch lacrosse instruction to young boys from over 10 Baltimore City schools.

Baltimore Middle School Girls Lacrosse League
This newly formed league provides basic lacrosse instruction to girls in Baltimore City schools who haven’t had the opportunity to play the game before. Currently at 4 teams, the league expects to add more teams next season.

Baltimore Middle School Soccer League
The BMSSL runs fall and spring leagues for almost 500 young athletes.

Baltimore Middle School Volleyball League
The BMSVL provides Baltimore City students ages 12 to 14 with the opportunity to compete in tournaments and prepare for them for high school and college matches. The volleyball season typically runs from June to November.

If your school is interested in participating in Parks & People's youth sports leagues, please click here to complete our online team interest form. For more information, email David Johnson or call him at (410) 448-5663 ext. 108.