Youth Athletics

We teach our youth that character counts! We teach Fairness, Caring, Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility and Trustworthiness while focusing on academic achievement.

YOUTH COED BASKETBALL

Youth Coed Basketball = Sportsmanship + Character! 
No tryouts, all kids play, and it's fun for all! Practices take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center. Games begin in January and take place in Alachua County and the surrounding areas.

Dates: Practice starts December 1, 2014. 
Games begin in January and run through March 2015. 
Registration ends December 15, 2014.

The free skills clinics on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Wednesday, Dec. 3, offer a chance for youth to work with seasoned varsity players and their coaches on the fundamentals of the game. The clinics are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the MLK Center and are open to the public.

Times: Practice is on weeknights 6–8 pm. Games are on Saturdays. Time of play varies by age group.

Location: Practices are held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (MLK), 1028 NE 14th Street. 
Games are played in Alachua County and the surrounding area.

Age Groups: Birth Certificate is required. Age as of December 1, 2014.
5–6 year-olds/7–8 year-olds/9–10 year-olds/11–12 year-olds/13–14 year-olds

Cost: 5–6 year-olds: City Resident: $64.75*; Non-City Resident: $96.00; 
7–14 year-olds: City Resident: $82.25*; Non-City Resident: $123.75 

Receive a $10 discount if registered by December 1! 

P.A.Y.S. (Parent Association for Youth Sports) 
Course completion is required for all parents prior to registration. The certification is good for 1 year. Visit the website at 
http://paysonline.nays.org and choose the option that relates to you:

  1. “Option 1”, a first time member, or 
  2. Member Login if a returning user. If you choose “Option 1” when prompted, select our chapter “Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs” and proceed until completion.

Registration: Opens October 20, 2014 

New Customers: Register in person at our Administrative Office, Thomas Center Bldg. B, 
3rd Floor, 306 NE 6th Avenue,
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Returning Players: May register online at or at the Administrative Office.

Download Registration Form

For more information, please call 352-334-5067.

Baseball for All!SOCCER FOR ALL!

This FREE program is offered through a partnership with the non-profit corporation
Noah's Endeavor, Inc., for children with special physical and developmental needs.
The program teaches children to be comfortable on the field while they have fun and learn important safety skills.

Location: Albert "Ray" Massey (Westside) Park - Ball Field # 3, 1001 NW 34th Street

Program Dates & Hours: 

Thursdays: 4 pm–6 pm; Saturdays: 10 am–12 pm

September: 4, 11, 18, and 25
October: 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
November: 6, 13, and 20

Please call Noah's Endeavor352-275-9639, visit www.noahsendeavor.org or email info@noahsendeavor.org.

GAINESVILLE YOUTH BASEBALL
2014 FALL/WINTER SEASON

Ages: T-ball ages 4–6, Rookies 7–8, Minors 9–10, Majors 11–12
Fees: FALL ONLY: $85 ◆ SPRING ONLY: $125 ◆ OR $AVE when you register for both FALL & SPRING: $190*
*$20 of Savings if you sign up for both seasons.

Register in person at the Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th Street, on:

  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:00pm–7:00pm
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:00pm–7:00pm
  • Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9:00am–12:00pm, at the concession stand area of the ball fields.
  • Extension: Tuesday, September 30, 2015, 5:00pm–7:00pm, outside near the recreation center and basketball courts.

CONTACT: call (813) 394-3852, email at gainesvilleyouthbaseball@yahoo.com or https://www.facebook.com/GainesvilleYouthBaseball

Gainesville Youth Baseball, Inc. is a non-profit (501(c)(3), parent-run organization, in partnership with the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department. We proudly offer the “Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball” Program for children 4–12 years of age.

Pop Warner CheerleadingPOP WARNER CHEERLEADING

Girls practice with others of similar age and size. For ages 5 –15 depending on age and weight. Pop Warner also promotes academic performance with a chance for scholarships and other national recognition! 

New Division! UNLIMITED: Ages 11–14

Cheerleading Regular Season: 6–9 games, August–October. 
Practice Location:
Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center Complex, 1028 NE 14th Street. 
Parents & Volunteers Needed! Get involved with coaching, fundraising and more.
Registration Dates: 
April 28 – July 31, 2014, or until teams are filled.
The first official day of practice is August 1 of each year.
Fees:
Before June 30, 2014: City Resident*: $35.50; Non-City Resident: $60.50
After July 1, 2014: City Resident*: $45.50; Non-City Resident: $70.50
*GRU Bill or Voter ID card required for verification.

Register in Person

Thomas Center, Bldg. B, 306 NE 6th Avenue, 3rd Floor, 
Monday through Thursday 7:00 am–6:00 pm. 
For information, please contact us at 352-334-5067

Download Registration Form and Requirements

2014 Home School Form

For info on P.A.Y.S. course required for all parents prior to registration Click Here

Pop Warner FootballPOP WARNER FOOTBALL

Youth compete and practice with others of similar age and size. For ages 5–15 depending on age and weight. Pop Warner also promotes academic performance with a chance for scholarships and other national recognition!

Parents & Volunteers Needed! Get involved with coaching, fundraising and more!

New Division! UNLIMITED: Ages 11–14

Football Regular Season: 
6–9 games, August–October. 
Practice Location:
Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center at Practice Field, 1028 NE 14th Street. 
Registration Dates: 
April 28–July 31, 2014, or until teams are filled.
The first official day of practice is August 1 of each year.
Fees:
Before June 30, 2014: City Resident*: $86.00; Non-City Resident: $133.00
After July 1, 2014: City Resident*: $96.00; Non-City Resident: $143.50
*GRU Bill or Voter ID card required for verification.

Register in Person.

Thomas Center, Bldg. B, 306 NE 6th Avenue, 3rd Floor, 
Monday through Thursday 7:00 am–6:00 pm. 
For information, please contact us at 352-334-5067.

Download Registration Form and Requirements

2014 Home School Form

For info on P.A.Y.S. course required for all parents prior to registration, Click Here.

Aces in Motion LogoACES IN MOTION

The Aces in Motion’s primary goals are to provide tennis and physical fitness instruction, life skills mentoring (discipline, team work, goal setting, problem solving, respect, and conflict resolution), and an enrichment academic curriculum in an after-school environment.

Location:  TB McPherson Recreation Complex, 1717 SE 15th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641

Times: Mondays: 2:00–6:00 pm; Wednesdays: 12:00–6:00 pm; Fridays: 2:00–6:00 pm

 
Learn more about Aces in Motion.

GIRL'S FASTPITCH SOFTBALL 

For girls aged 6–17.  For additional information fields and other inquiries:

Registration Fees:

$95.00 (for new players or returning players who did NOT order a jersey in the fall or need a new one – includes a jersey, socks, and a water bottle)
$85.00 (for returning players who purchased a jersey in the fall and don’t need a new one – includes socks and a water bottle)

Registration Open - Sign-Up HERE

By phone: (352)538-3952
Online: www.gainesvillefastpitch.org

Gainesville Youth Baseball, Inc. & Gainesville Fastpitch Softball are parent-run organizations, in partnership with the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

TENNIS

Mike Oranksy Gainesville Tennis Academy
City tennis programs are operated in conjunction with Mike Oransky Gainesville Tennis Academy at the Joyce Oransky Tennis Center at Albert Ray Massey Westside Park.

For more information, call (352) 376-8250 or visit Mike's Website.

For Junior Tennis Clinics times and info Click Here.

 Prices effective October 1, 2013.