Youth sports in Allen

From football and cheerleading to swimming and lacrosse, the towns of Celina and Prosper offer a variety of sports for children to get involved.

Both Celina and Prosper offer programs for children in kindergarten through 9th grade, for select sports, with options for boys, girls, and co-ed teams.

Here's your guide to youth sports in Celina and Prosper:

Celina

Celina's youth sports programming includes 7-on-7 Football, Flag Football, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer, and Pee Wee Cheer.

For season information and additional details regarding registration and eligibility, click on the corresponding sport in the list above.

Here is a look at how teams are made up:

7-on-7 Football

Rising 5th grade (current 4th graders)

Rising 6th grade

Rising 7th grade

Rising 8th grade

Rising 9th grade (current 8th graders)

Rosters are zoned to the same school and the league said limited exceptions can be made.

Flag Football

Baseball

tball (ages 4-5; first year players)

6u mod coach pitch (ages 4-6 ; coach pitches 3, then two swings off a tee)

8u coach pitch (ages 7-8; either 5 pitches or 3 swings, can strike out, no tee)

10u kid pitch (ages 9-10: first year of kid pitch; semi-open bases)

12u (ages 11-12; real baseball)

14u (60ft pitching, 90 ft bases, metal spikes allowed)

Softball

Divisions are determined by the player's birth year. Here were the divisions offered during the spring 2021 season:

6U (mix of coach pitch/TBall)- Birth Year 2014/2015

8U (Coach Pitch)- Birth Year 2012/2013

10U (Kid Pitch)- Birth Year 2010/2011

12U (Kid Pitch)- Birth Year 2008/2009

14U (Kid Pitch)- Birth Year 2006/2007

Basketball

Kinder, 1st, 2nd Grade Teams (8-foot goal, 27.5" ball)

3rd Grade Teams (10-foot goal, 27.5" ball)

4th-5th Grade Teams (10-foot goal, 28.5" ball)

6th Grade Teams (10-foot goal, girls:28.5" ball, boys:29.5" ball)

Soccer

All divisions are currently Co-Ed. Here were the divisions offered during the fall 2021 season:

U4 (Birth date range: 8/1/17 - 7/31/18)

U6 (8/1/15 - 7/31/17)

U8 (8/1/13 - 7/31/15)

U10 (8/1/11 - 7/31/13)

U12 (8/1/09 - 7/31/11)

U15 (8/1/07 - 7/31/09)

Pee Wee Cheer

Registration is open to current 1st through 6th grade students.

To view the Celina Parks & Recreation Youth Sports Page, click here.

Prosper

Prosper's youth sports programming includes Basketball, Cheerleading, Football (7-on-7, Flag, and Tackle), Lacrosse, Swimming, and Volleyball.

For season information and additional details regarding registration and eligibility, click on the corresponding sport in the list above.

Here is a look at how teams are made up:

Basketball

There are separate leagues for boys and girls in each kindergarten - 9th grade.

Cheerleading

To register, participants must be 5 years old as of September 1st of the football season.

Football (7-on-7, Flag, and Tackle)

7-on-7 and Flag Football offer the following divisions:

Kinder

1st Grade

2nd Grade East

2nd Grade West 

3rd Grade East

3rd Grade West 

4th Grade East

4th Grade West 

5th/6th East

5th/6th Grade West 

To register for tackle football, participants must attend a Prosper ISD school, or be zoned in Prosper ISD.

Lacrosse

Divisions offered are:

Boys Youth

JV Boys High School

Varsity Boys High School

Girls High School

Swimming

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on practice and competition facility availability, the summer swimming program has been canceled.

Volleyball

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on practice and competition facility availability, the girls youth volleyball season has been canceled this fall.

To view the Prosper Youth Sports Association website, click here.

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