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Youth Leagues in City Parks Encourage Good Sportsmanship

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Southwest Louisiana youth leagues provide athletic opportunities for children interested in a wide range of sports. With more than seven independently operated baseball and softball leagues to choose from, children of all ages have the opportunity to practice their game. The City of Lake Charles offers basketball for children ages 9 to 16. For children interested in football, the city offers participation in its flag football league for ages 5 to 8, and 9-year-olds through age 12 can enjoy tackle football.

The Calcasieu Soccer Club offers a youth recreation league for children ages 4 through 18, and the Eagles Competitive Youth League is available for young athletes who want to take their game to the next level.

With 43 baseball and softball fields, 22 football and soccer fields and a variety of indoor and outdoor basketball courts, Lake Charles youth have no shortage of places to practice and compete.