Teams forming now for park district soccer, t-ball, softball and other sports
Spring is in the air, and it’s almost time to play ball! The Bensenville Park District offers the perfect opportunity to get outside and play: the Bensenville Sports Conference (BSC).
The BSC offers a variety of sports programs for participants of all ages, with the goals of promoting teamwork, physical conditioning, fundamentals, good sportsmanship and fair play.
The district offers two soccer experiences this spring: in-house and inter-village soccer. In-house soccer is geared toward beginners in kindergarten, first and second grades. Practices and games run from April 12 through June 7 at Varble Park. The fee is $45 for residents, $56 non-residents.
Inter-village soccer participants compete in the Mid-Suburban Recreation Soccer League, which has teams in the following divisions: pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, first and second grade, third and fourth grade, fifth and sixth grade and seventh and eighth grade. Each team will practice one or two days a week and play a seven-game Saturday schedule. The fee is $60 for residents, $81 for others.
Spring Tiny Tot T-Ball begins Monday, April 18, and runs through May 9 at Sunset Park. Children learn the fundamentals of baseball, including catching, throwing, hitting and running the bases. The resident fee is $35, $46 for non-residents.
The park district also offers adult sports for those participants aged 18 and older, including men’s soccer, men’s basketball, men’s 12-inch softball and co-ed 14-inch softball. A Co-ed volleyball league is also being formed.
For the first time, the park district is offering an adult men’s soccer league, which begins Sunday, April 3. The season begins Sunday, April 3, and consists of a regular-season schedule followed by a postseason tournament and championship May 22, with prizes going to the winner of each. The entry fee is $325 per team.
The adult men’s basketball league is a competitive, full-court men’s basketball league in which teams of up to 12 players compete in an eight-week, round-robin schedule in addition to a playoff. All games are officiated by Illinois High School Association (IHSA) referees. Prizes go to the first- and second-place teams. The fee is $550 per team.
The men’s 12-inch softball season runs Tuesday evenings from May 3 to July 12 at Redmond Park. The six-game regular season is followed by a postseason tournament with prizes awarded to the regular and postseason champions. Registration is $525 per team.
The park district also offers a Friday night, co-ed 14-inch softball league that runs from May 6 to July 15 at Redmond Park. Women are allowed to use gloves while men are not. The six-game regular season is followed by a postseason tournament with prizes awarded to the regular and postseason champions. Registration is $525 per team.
An adult co-ed volleyball league is also being formed. Teams of six are being formed now, and the league will begin once enough teams are registered. The eight-week match schedule will feature rally scoring and will be officiated by IHSA referees. Matches are played at the Deer Grove Leisure Center gym, and the fee is only $325 per team.
Those interested in registering their child for a sports team may do so in person at the Bensenville Park District registration desk at the Deer Grove Leisure Center, 1000 W. Wood Street, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. More information, including registration forms, may be found on the park district website, BvilleParks.org.