The Cedar Park Youth League—which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this coming spring—offers kids a place to play baseball and softball, and learn life values.

The CPYL is a nonprofit that runs the nine-field baseball and softball complex located at 1225 Cypress Creek Road. The organization offers a place for teams to gather and play.

The league hosts games for eight softball teams and 71 baseball teams with close to 1,000 players in the 2022 season.

CPYL President Dennis Goett said the league aims to offer kids ages 4-14 the opportunity to enjoy the game.

“It’s not just about the game of baseball, but [it’s about] learning how to win, learning how to lose, learning how to be a good teammate and learning how to be a good sport,” Goett said. “We really want people to be able to come to this facility—the community’s facility—and be able to enjoy games of baseball and softball.”

Goett said the league plans to have events to celebrate reaching its half-century milestone.

“We have a big event called our Spring Fling, which will come up during the spring, and we’re looking to do something around that time, maybe get a mural done to commemorate the anniversary,” Goett said.

Goett said the CPYL has been working to keep up with the facilities and make improvements in recent years.

“We’ve spent almost a quarter of a million dollars over the last three years in bringing the fields and the playing surfaces up to standards and repairing them,” Goett said. “We recently worked at cleaning out and getting our buildings in better shape, and we’re currently having conversations with the city of Cedar Park about what the 10-year plan for the facility needs to look like.”

Goett said the CPYL is run by volunteers—from board members to coaches to facility operators who run concession stands on game days.

“We have so many people in the community stepping up to help out with what we need in the day-to-day operations, and it’s just amazing,” Goett said.

The CPYL offers players the opportunity to play in a National League for players who are experienced and an American League for kids who are new to the sport. Goett said this gives kids a chance to play at the level at which they are comfortable.

“We offer the ability for people who have never played all the way up to people who are quite adept at playing to be part of the league,” Goett said.

Cedar Park Youth League

1225 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park

[email protected]