Youth Leagues & Sports

Youth playing sports

After School Intramural Sports

Exposing kids to a variety of sports is one way that we engage participants in physical activity. That is why we have intramural sports available to all registered after school participants who have an active Rec Card. Contact your local community center to register for a team.

All participants have the opportunity to compete in one of the following sports:

Short Shooters

Season Dates: August 27 to October 1, 2019
Registration deadline: August 19, 2019

Ages: 5 to 8 years

Birthdate cutoff: 10/01/2019

Flag Football

Season Dates: September 3 to November 1, 2019
Registration deadline: August 23, 2019

Ages: U11 & U14.

Birthdate cutoff: 11/08/2019

8U Flag Football

Season Dates: November 18 to December 16, 2019
Registration deadline: November 4, 2019

Games will be played on Mondays, 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm at Highland Pines Community Center.

Birthdate cutoff: 12/16/2019

7U T-Ball

Season Dates: January 13, 2020, to February 10, 2020
Registration deadline: January 07, 2020
Contact your local community center to register for a team.

Age Groups: 7 years and under

Birthdate cutoff: 02/10/2020

Street Hockey

Season Dates: December 2, 2019 to January 31, 2020
Registration deadline: November 15, 2019
*No games on December 22, 2019, to January 4, 2020

Age Groups: U11, U13

Birthdate cutoff: 01/31/2020

Buccaneers Jr. Bucs Girls Flag Football

Girls want and deserve the opportunity to play the sport of flag football and be a part of a team in their own community. The Buccaneers Jr. Bucs Girls Flag Football league provides girls with the opportunity to play in a league of their own. Contact your local recreation center to register for a team.

Season Dates: February 10, 2020 to April 3, 2020
Registration deadline: January 31, 2020
*No Games March 16-20, 2020

Age Groups: 10U, 12U, & 14U

Birthdate cutoff: 04/03/2020


Season Dates: April 13 to May 8, 2020
Registration deadline: March 2, 2020

Age Groups: U11, U13

Birthdate cutoff: 05/28/2020

Youth Athletic Leagues

Participant's age may not exceed the age group during the course of the season, including the playoffs. Players may play up one age group but can only play on one team.

Basketball League

9 to 14-year-olds, will learn basic basketball instruction, training drills and provide game time. All participants will have a chance to improve their skills in a fun and safe learning environment.

Season Dates: Saturdays, December 14, 2019 - Febuary 15, 2020
Registration deadline: November 25, 2019
No Games: 12/28/2019 - 01/04/2020


Recreation: U10, U12, U15 (No AAU Teams/Travel Ball Teams)

Game Locations: Copeland Park Community Center, Forest Hills Recreation Complex, Port Tampa Community Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Gymnasium, Loretta Ingraham Community Center, Jackson Heights NFL YET Center, and Police Athletic League Center

Fee: $5 per player, includes uniform shirt

Contact your local community center to register for a team.

Soccer League

Participants 5-13 years of age will learn the basic soccer skills and get the opportunity to play in every game in a fun and safe environment. All games are played at Henry & Ola Park. The activity fee includes a soccer uniform with shorts, jersey, and socks. Players must provide their own shin guards and cleats.

Season Dates: Febuary 29, 2020 - May 16, 2020
Registration dates: December 01, 2019 to January 21, 2020
No Games: March 23 & March 30, 2020
Fees: $35 per player
Sponsor Fee: $350 per team (up to 10 players)


Recreation: U8, U10, U13

Birthdate Cutoff: May 16, 2020

Contact your local community center to register for a team.

Girls Softball League

This is a slow-pitch softball league for participants 13 to 17 years of age where they will learn the basic softball skills and get the opportunity to play in every game in a fun and safe environment. All games will be played at Greco Softball Complex and Sulphur Springs Youth Development Park.

Season Dates: March 23 to May 20, 2020
Registration deadline: May 6, 2020
Birthdate Cutoff: May 20, 2020
Age Groups: 13 - 18 years old
*No Games March 16 - 20, 2020

Summer Sports Clinics

Joe Abrahams Sports Camps

The Joe Abrahams Specialty Camps are offered at the New Tampa Recreation Center, Police Athletic League (PAL) and Wayne Papy Center. These week-long camps are designed to introduce youth to a series of sports in a fun and safe environment. Registration is now open.

The Joe Abrahams Roving Camps is a series of sport-specific instructional camps offered at a reasonable price for ages 8 to 17 years. Registration is now open.

Our R.E.C. Summer Camps provide a variety of summer sports clinics offered at community centers and parks throughout the city for participants who are registered at no additional cost.

Volunteer Coaches Needed

Your Parks and Recreation Department depends on volunteers to assist in coaching youth sports programs. Please consider volunteering to coach or assist with your child's team when registering. All volunteer applicants must pass a background check to qualify.

For more information on these and other athletic opportunities available through the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, please call the Athletic Office.

Contact Us

Athletics Office
2900 N 15th St.
Tampa, FL 33605