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Dallas Youth Sports

 
DALLAS YOUTH SPORTS, in conjunction with Dallas Youth Athletic Association, a 501 (c) non-profit organization, works to provide affordable recreational sports programs to the youth of the Dallas-Oak Cliff area.

Founded by a volunteer board, Dallas Youth Sports continues to operate through the generosity of member of our own community. Our staff organizes sports leagues, tournaments, and special events throughout the year in order to reach as many children as possible.

We help our inner city youth develop athletic skills, healthy living habits, and leadership qualities by building a team concept at an early age. This enhances each child personally, athletically, and academically.

Our organization continues to grow with the help of our partners like Trinity Basin Preparatory, Dallas Independent School District, and the Huerta Family Foundation. Dallas Youth Sports serves over 4,200 participants a year, establishing us as a constant advocate in our community.
 
MISSION
Dallas Youth Sports promotes education, leadership, discipline, health and wellness through sports.
EQUALITY
We believe that every child regardless of race, gender, and/or level of play should have the opportunity to play sports in a friendly, family oriented setting.
VISION
Our vision is to provide every youth with the opportunity to play sports and give them the tools they need to build a better community.


OUR HISTORY
   2004       Our organization, starting with our Baseball program was founded by JR Huerta. With the help of a group of volunteers and the City of Dallas Recreation program, we would prepare for our first season and players the following year.
   2009       Dallas Youth Baseball (DYB) became an independent program, under the direction of JR Huerta. Our volunteer board members prepared for our first Opening Day Ceremony, teams' parade, and annual First Pitch of the Season coming in Spring 2010 at Kiest Park.
   2010 

     

What once was a City of Dallas recreation program, under the director of Ruben Limon, Dallas Youth Soccer (DYS) would be established as an independent program. Under the direction of JR Huerta and Robert Rocha, our volunteer board members prepared for our first Kick Off Ceremony and annual First Kick of the Season coming in Spring 2010 at Hulcy Park.
   2012       

Dallas Youth Athletic Association was born as a 501(c) non-profit organization which incorporated DYB and DYs. We work in partnership with Dallas Youth Baseball and Dallas Youth Soccer to provide affordable recreational sports programs to the youth of the Dallas-Oak Cliff area.
   2014       
The Huerta Family created a program that will eventually be known as the DYS Scholarship Foundation. With Alicia, Krystal and Jacob Huerta as committee members, this program aims to help students with the pursuit of a higher education.
   2017       
We are now known as Dallas Youth Sports, a multi-sport organization that builds leaders of the future. DYS has over 4,000 registered youth every year playing under the director of our sport directors and volunteers.
   2018       

Thanks to a partnership with Trinity Basin Preparatory, Dallas Youth Sports would find a home at the TBP Athletic Complex. With this multi-use complex, DYS would become a predominate organization to host youth, adult, college and semi-pro tournaments for both basketball and volleyball.
   2019       
Dallas Youth Sports will begin to focus more on our community. We organized our first Toy Giveaway for the holiday season and started other programs the following year, like our Back to School community event. We work to improve and create other staple events in the community.
   2020       
Our football program was started, with the help of Oscar Manzo and the North Oak Cliff Eagles. Adding this to our organization would open our youth programs to all of the four major sports and fuel our desire to expand even more!
   2021       

With the lack of a solely youth female sports league in the Oak Cliff area, Dallas Youth Sports has decided to start establishing a softball program. Even though we already have a few young girls participating in our organization, we want to give even more girls the opportunity to play sports in their community.
   2022       

In need of a location to grow their basketball program, UNT Dallas found a home with us. Dallas Youth Sports would host all practices and home games for both the Men's and Women's basketball teams for the 2022-2023 season. We will continue our partnership through 2026.
   2023       
Dallas Youth Sports has become an NFL Flag Football sanctioned league. Under the direction of Jacob Huerta and Benny Guzman our first annual Kick Off and games will be held in Spring 2023.