Youth Sports Programs

Throughout the year, the Scarsdale Recreation Department offers a variety of sports programs for children of all ages. Our goal is to offer a rich, year-round schedule of participatory athletic activities that encourage children to learn and play a variety of sports while having fun and developing physically, emotionally, and socially. 

View the full mission statement and objectives of Scarsdale Rec youth programs.

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Each winter, the Scarsdale Rec basketball program includes Sunday clinics for children in K-2nd grade and a Saturday basketball league for youth in grades 3-8, which includes weekly practices and some weeknight games. The basketball program aims to teach fundamental skills, increase players' knowledge of the game, promote good sportsmanship, and most importantly, have fun. 


The youth cheerleading program emphasizes fun for all participants in grades K-8, while working hard and developing self discipline and sportsmanship. The primary focus of the program is teaching the fundamentals of cheerleading, as well as routines for demonstrations and sideline cheers without a concentration on competition.

Field Hockey

For girls in grades 3-6, the Scarsdale Youth Field Hockey League runs each fall and focuses on skill acquisition and development, culminating with scrimmages. Scarsdale Rec also holds field hockey clinics throughout the year for girls in grades 2-8, who will learn dribbling, passing, shooting, and agility skills. 


Flag and tackle football programs are available to children in the spring and fall. Flag football is for kindergarten through grade six and teaches fundamental and developmental football skills. For kids in grades three to eight, our tackle football leagues include weekly practices, as well as weekend games against neighboring Westchester communities.

"Ninja Warrior"

The Grit Ninja has packed up equipment and is ready to turn The Bowling Green at Crossway Field into a unique ninja warrior obstacle course!  During each action packed day, aspiring ninjas will climb, swing, jump and run on our obstacles which include:  Warped Wall, Upper Body Rig, Rock Wall, Speed/Agility Course, Parkour Stations, Swinging Obstacles, Balance Games and Course Runs. 


In conjunction with Stay-In-Town Soccer, the Scarsdale Recreation Department offers weekly soccer programs in the fall and spring for boys and girls age three through grade eight, as well as clinics each summer. This early introduction to soccer will grow children’s confidence, teach them fundamental soccer skills, and make them fall in love with the game for life. 


Each spring, girls in K-6th grade can participate in the Scarsdale Youth Girls Softball League. Weekly lessons and games focus on skill development, game knowledge, and sportsmanship.

Swimming & Diving

The Swimming and Diving team consists of three levels; pre-team, non-competing, and competitive. The team competes in the Westchester County Swim Conference (WCSC) in dual meets, which are scheduled by WCSC during the month of July, concluding with a conference-wide championship in August.

Special Needs

The I-JCAN Sports and Physical Recreation Program, a collaboration between the South East Consortium (SEC) and the Village of Scarsdale Recreation Department offers adolescent children and young adults with special needs the opportunity to participate in a series of sports and recreation programs that promote inclusion, minimize deconditioning, optimize physical functioning, and enhance well-being. For more information and registration details, please visit

Independent Sports Leagues

The Scarsdale Recreation Department works cooperatively with the local Neighborhood Athletic Associations (NAA) to organize kids’ recreational sport leagues for lacrosse, softball, baseball, soccer, and basketball. These include:

Scarsdale Youth Lacrosse Association (SYLA)
Lacrosse for boys and girls in grades K-8; Runs year round 

Scarsdale Travel Softball (STS)
Softball for girls in grades 3-11; Runs year round.

Scarsdale Little League (SLL)
Baseball for boys and girls in grades K-8; Runs in fall and spring

Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club (SYSC)
Travel soccer for boys and girls in grades K-8; Runs year round

Scarsdale Youth Basketball, Inc. (SYB)
Travel basketball for boys and girls in grades 5-8; Runs in winter