Athletics

Click here to register for Adaptive Sports

Benji Ball - 

Have you ever heard of Benji Ball? Benji Ball is a modified way to make baseball more inclusive by using specially designed bats and balls. It takes adaptivity and inclusion in baseball even further, and the Monroe Parks and Recreation Department is offering it on multiple dates (TBA)! 

March 7, 2023

Join us for a FREE introduction to Benji Ball on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 (4:00pm) at Parks Williams Athletic Complex.
*Participants are encouraged to REGISTER online or by emailing Rae Moore, Athletics-Special Events Division Supervisor at rlmoore@monroenc.org 

 

 

 

Click here for a full list of adult athletic programs!

Tennisbloc - click here to register


Mixed Doubles Valentine's Day Tournament 

Winchester Gym | 02/14/2023 | First match at 9:00am

Monroe Pickleball Club (ages 50+)

Winchester Community Center (1001 Winchester Ave.)
Tuesday & Thursday (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Rules - How to Play          Paddle Rotation

Pickleball participants at Winchester Community Center.

Dickerson Community Center Tennis Courts
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


 

Adult Softball League(s)

Registration for Spring League(s) is available February 1-March 31; Season played April-May.

Registration for Summer League(s) is available April 1-May31; Season played June-July. 

Registration for Fall League(s) is available August 1-September 30; Season played October-November.

Free Agent Registration Form
Team Registration Packet
*ALL rostered players must complete and return page 1 of the team registration packet (free agent form)

Adult Basketball League(s) - coming Soon

 

REGISTRATION PERIODS

Annual Adult Athletics Calendar

Youth League Philosophy

The purpose of our youth athletic programs is to create enjoyable and positive opportunities to learn skills and rules associated with each sport.  We would like for all young athletes to learn the fundamental skills, rules, strategies, and discipline associated with each sport provided and to encourage good sportsmanship. Winning will NEVER be the main objective in our youth leagues.  All coaches, volunteers, and parents should stress the importance of skill development, good sportsmanship, and fun!  The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department strongly believes that each player in our youth leagues has the right to play as a child, not as an adult, and to have fun in sports!

Air Quality Color Guide 
Click here for more information concerning the air quality forecast.


Interested in Coaching?

Thank you in your interest in becoming a Monroe Parks and Recreation Volunteer Coach. The league's success depends on interested parents and members of the community such as yourself to ensure that our participants receive the very best experience possible. As a volunteer coach, we are more interested in your ability to communicate with the children on your team to effectively convey a positive sports experience.
Anyone interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach, please contact Rae Moore, Athletic/Special Events Coordinator (704-282-4663 | rlmoore@monroenc.org)
 
*Head Coaches will receive reimbursement for registration fee at the conclusion of the season for their child (1 per Head Coach). It is the coach’s responsibility to notify Monroe Parks and Recreation if he/she does not receive the reimbursement check within one (1) week after completion of season.

Coach application
Background Screening

Coaching Responsibilities

* Have a parents' meeting at the first practice to explain the league's expectations.  This is a great time to allow parents and players to meet each other and establish a positive environment.

* ​Coaches must be organized and prepared for practices and games.  Practice routines and drills must be outlined and organized.  For more resources on practice drills please click here!

* Always keep parents informed about any important league updates including practice times, changes in schedules, cancelations and any changes in the regular season game schedule.

* Wear appropriate attire to all practices and games.  This includes a city-supplied volunteer coach's shirt and an ID badge.  Coaches will not be allowed on the bench without a city-supplied ID badge.

* Know the rules regarding the league in which you are coaching.

* Remain consistent with our youth league philosophy.  The main objective of this league is to teach the fundamentals of the game and help children develop a sense of teamwork, belonging and to have fun!

* Winning will NEVER be the main objective in City of Monroe Youth Leagues.

Lesson Plans

Contact Rae Moore, Athletic and Special Events Division Supervisor, for practice or lesson plans.

MOJO (free app) 

Monroe Parks and Recreation (Organization)

Coaches are encouraged to download this free app to explore practice activites and plans that may best meet their current team(s) age and skill levels. This app will also allow coaches to communicate with team member(s) and schedule event(s), such as practice dates and times. 

What is MOJO?
How do I affiliate with my organization? 

Youth League Philosophy

The purpose of our youth athletic programs is to create enjoyable and positive opportunities to learn skills and rules associated with each sport.  We would like for all young athletes to learn the fundamental skills, rules, strategies, and discipline associated with each sport provided and to encourage good sportsmanship. Winning will NEVER be the main objective in our youth leagues.  All coaches, volunteers, and parents should stress the importance of skill development, good sportsmanship, and fun!  The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department strongly believes that each player in our youth leagues has the right to play as a child, not as an adult, and to have fun in sports!

Parent Information Sheets (FAQ)

Youth Baseball/Softball
Youth Basketball
Youth Flag Football
Youth Soccer
Youth Track & Field

 

Code of Conduct

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Interested in Coaching?

Click Here

 

Annual Youth Athletics Calendar

For more information contact Athletics/Special Events Division Supervisor at 704-282-4663 or rlmoore@monroenc.org 

Youth League Philosophy

The purpose of our youth athletic programs is to create enjoyable and positive opportunities to learn skills and rules associated with each sport.  We would like for all young athletes to learn the fundamental skills, rules, strategies, and discipline associated with each sport provided and to encourage good sportsmanship. Winning will NEVER be the main objective in our youth leagues.  All coaches, volunteers, and parents should stress the importance of skill development, good sportsmanship, and fun!  The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department strongly believes that each player in our youth leagues has the right to play as a child, not as an adult, and to have fun in sports!

Click here to register for youth baseball/softball!

***NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED ONCE PRACTICES BEGIN***

Parent Information Sheet (FAQ)

Spring Updates:
Youth Baseball Game Schedule(s)
Youth Softball Practice Schedule(s) TBA
Youth Softball Game Schedule(s) TBA

 

Fall Updates:
Youth Baseball Game Schedule(s)
Youth Softball Game Schedule(s) TBA

 

RULES
Union County Cal-Ripken League Youth Baseball (T-Ball Rules)​
Union County Cal-Ripken League Youth Baseball (Rookies Rules)
Union County Cal-Ripken League Youth Baseball (Minors Rules)
Union County Cal-Ripken League Youth Baseball (Majors Rules)
Union County Softball League Rules 

 

REGISTRATION PERIODS

Annual Youth Athletics Calendar

Youth League Philosophy

The purpose of our youth athletic programs is to create enjoyable and positive opportunities to learn skills and rules associated with each sport.  We would like for all young athletes to learn the fundamental skills, rules, strategies, and discipline associated with each sport provided and to encourage good sportsmanship. Winning will NEVER be the main objective in our youth leagues.  All coaches, volunteers, and parents should stress the importance of skill development, good sportsmanship, and fun!  The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department strongly believes that each player in our youth leagues has the right to play as a child, not as an adult, and to have fun in sports!
 

Click here to register for youth basketball!

***NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED ONCE PRACTICES BEGIN***

Parent Information Sheet (FAQ)

updates:
Game Schedules
Youth Basketball Rules


REGISTRATION PERIODS

Annual Youth Athletics Calendar

Youth League Philosophy

The purpose of our youth athletic programs is to create enjoyable and positive opportunities to learn skills and rules associated with each sport.  We would like for all young athletes to learn the fundamental skills, rules, strategies, and discipline associated with each sport provided and to encourage good sportsmanship. Winning will NEVER be the main objective in our youth leagues.  All coaches, volunteers, and parents should stress the importance of skill development, good sportsmanship, and fun!  The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department strongly believes that each player in our youth leagues has the right to play as a child, not as an adult, and to have fun in sports!

Click here to register for youth flag football!

***NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED ONCE PRACTICES BEGIN***

Parent Information Sheet (FAQ)

updates:
2022 Youth Flag Football Rules
2022 Youth Flag Game Schedule 


REGISTRATION PERIODS

Annual Youth Athletics Calendar

 

Youth League Philosophy

The purpose of our youth athletic programs is to create enjoyable and positive opportunities to learn skills and rules associated with each sport.  We would like for all young athletes to learn the fundamental skills, rules, strategies, and discipline associated with each sport provided and to encourage good sportsmanship. Winning will NEVER be the main objective in our youth leagues.  All coaches, volunteers, and parents should stress the importance of skill development, good sportsmanship, and fun!  The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department strongly believes that each player in our youth leagues has the right to play as a child, not as an adult, and to have fun in sports!

Click here to register for youth soccer!

***NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED ONCE PRACTICES BEGIN***

Parent Information Sheet (FAQ)

UPDATES:
2022 Fall Game Schedules


REGISTRATION PERIODS

Annual Youth Athletics Calendar

Youth League Philosophy

The purpose of our youth athletic programs is to create enjoyable and positive opportunities to learn skills and rules associated with each sport.  We would like for all young athletes to learn the fundamental skills, rules, strategies, and discipline associated with each sport provided and to encourage good sportsmanship. Winning will NEVER be the main objective in our youth leagues.  All coaches, volunteers, and parents should stress the importance of skill development, good sportsmanship, and fun!  The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department strongly believes that each player in our youth leagues has the right to play as a child, not as an adult, and to have fun in sports!

Click here to register for youth track & field!

***NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED ONCE PRACTICES BEGIN***

Parent Information Sheet (FAQ)

Updates:

 

REGISTRATION PERIODS

Annual Youth Athletics Calendar