The City of Huntsville offers a comprehensive youth athletic program for children in the 5-18 age range.

PROGRAMS

The City of Huntsville offers most major sports, which are administered locally through volunteer based leagues. Safety is our number one priority, so all potential coaches are required to pass a background check administered by the Huntsville Police Department. Once a potential coach has passed the background check, they will be provided the opportunity to participate in a pre-season coach’s clinic.

Each of our sports has mandatory play rules to ensure each participant has adequate playing time during games. Please note that the registration fee is set by the individual league and may vary from park to park.

Registration at the local parks is held on the last two Saturdays in February and the first Saturday in March. The regular season begins in late April and runs approximately eight weeks. The recreation baseball program is for children ages 5-12 years old.

For older youth, the City chooses to run programs in conjunction with Babe Ruth Baseball Incorporated. Junior Babe Ruth is for ages 13-15 years old and Senior Babe Ruth is for ages 16-18 years old. The Huntsville South Babe Ruth League plays at Sandhurst Park and the Huntsville East Babe Ruth League plays at Optimist Park.

If you or a member of your family is interested in being a part of the City’s youth baseball program, contact your Zone Coordinator for general information or your League Director for specific league information.

Registration is held at the local parks or recreation centers on the last two Saturdays of July and the first Saturday in August. Children can participate from ages 4-18 years old. Regular season play begins around the first of September and concludes in November with a city-wide invitational tournament.

If you or a member of your family is interested in being a part of the City’s youth soccer program, contact your Zone Coordinator for general information or your League Director for specific league information.

 

League registration at your local park is held on the last two Saturdays in February and the first Saturday in March. The regular season begins in late April and runs approximately eight weeks. The program concludes with a post season tournament for city-wide, regular season teams beginning the first Saturday in June at the Metro Kiwanis SportsPlex. The softball program is for children ages 5-18.

If you or a member of your family is interested in being a part of the City’s youth softball program, contact your Zone Coordinator for general information or your League Director for specific league information.

Registration is on the last two Saturdays of July and the first Saturday of August at each league’s home park or recreation center. The regular football season begins after Labor Day and runs through the first week of November.

In an effort to provide the safest program possible, the football divisions are established by both age and weight. The youth football league is for ages 5-12 years old.

If you or a member of your family is interested in being a part of the City’s youth football program, contact your Zone Coordinator for general information or your League Director for specific league information.

 

Registration is the last two Saturdays in July and the first Saturdays of August. Matches begin early September and runs 6 – 8 weeks, with a post-season tournament at the finale. The youth volleyball program is for girls and boys ages 9-18 years old.

If you or a member of your family is interested in being a part of the City’s youth volleyball program, contact your Zone Coordinator for general information or your League Director for specific league information.

 

Registration is typically the last two Saturdays in October and the first Saturday of November. Regular season play begins the first of December and runs for six weeks. The youth basketball program is for boys and girls ages 6-16 years old.

If you or a member of your family is interested in being a part of the City’s youth basketball program, contact your Zone Coordinator for general information or your League Director for specific league information.

 


FIND YOUR YOUTH LEAGUE

The youth athletic program is established geographically by leagues which are administered by an elected volunteer board of directors. The league in which you will participate is determined by your residence.

League Locator


CONTACT YOUR ZONE COORDINATOR

Zone One Coordinator – Jay Cloys (256) 883-3292


Zone Two Coordinator – Brian Wilson (256) 883-3290


Zone Three Coordinator – Tony Hughes (256) 883-3291

Contact
  • Phone:
    256-564-8026
  • Address:
    Parks and Recreation Office 2411 9th Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805 View Map
  • Hours:
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.