Youth Athletics

Youth Athletics Mission Statement

Provide positive athletic opportunities with a learning environment that is safe and fair.


Check out this great article written by Butler High School Athletic Director, Jordan Shumaker (PDF). He enlightens us about kids playing multiple sports with some really great educational information! 

Youth Sports Sponsorship Opportunity

Looking for a youth sports sponsorship opportunity?  Youth Sports Sponsorship Form (PDF).

Youth Athletics Scholarship

The Vandalia Parks and Recreation Department administers a Youth Scholarship Fund for Vandalia-Butler students who may need financial assistance to access programs such as Youth Sports Athletic Leagues, CampREC Summer Camp, and a Youth Membership at the Vandalia Recreation Center.  Click here for more information.

Baseball Umpire Information

Looking to become an umpire?  The VPRD is always looking for youth and adult league umpires!  Contact John Myers at for youth leagues (must be 14 years old).

Youth Lacrosse

The Vandalia Parks and Recreation Department does not currently offer lacrosse, but we have a couple of great local options to look into if you are interested! 

Northmont Youth Lacrosse -

Ohio Lightning Lacrosse -

Tipp Lax -

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Remain Healthy & Injury-Free

For those athletes that do specialize in their sport, read the following flyer for information on how to remain healthy and injury-free.

Youth Sport Specialization Flyer