City League offers programmatic support for school sports and extracurriculars in St. Louis City
In St. Louis City, school sports transform kids’ lives. When kids play a sport at school, they grow strong friendships with classmates. They get to take part in something bigger than themselves. The camaraderie developed on the court or in the field carries over into classrooms—and school culture grows stronger because of it.
So why did we create City League? Over the last two decades, participation in youth club sports has increased, but participation in youth school sports has declined. We want to reverse that trend by helping schools get the support they need to keep sports alive.
City League’s program model encourages multi-sport participation instead of specializing in only one sport. Significant research supports the advantages to participating in multiple sports, including a reduced risk of injury, the psychological benefits of learning from multiple coaches, the physical benefits of participating in cross-training, stronger mental development, better teamwork skills and reduced chance of burnout.
At City League, we know what schools need to develop and sustain school sports and extracurriculars in St. Louis City. Our approach is tailored to our vision, to empower youth to realize their interests and talents for both personal and greater good.
Today, we support four school sports programs: cross-country, volleyball, basketball and soccer. On this page, you can review eligibility requirements, read our FAQs, and dive into the particulars of the program support services we offer.