Click here for a full list of youth athletic programs!



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!



Games scheduled Saturday January 9, 2021, postponed due to threat of inclement weather (updated 01/08/2021) 

Covid-19 Sport Specific Guidelines - Youth Basketball

5U & 8U PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE - Saturday January 16, 2021
11U & 15U PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE - Saturday January 23, 2021

5u Game Schedule
8u Game Schedule
11u Game Schedule
15u Game Schedule





Season contingent on Executive Orders and UCPS' athletics calendar. Monroe Parks and Recretaion Department will update season schedule appropriately which may include delays or cancellation of the season based on recommendations from NCDHSS.



Youth Baseball - January
T-Ball ($20 City Residents/ $40 Non-Residents)​
Rookies, Minors, Majors ($25 City Residents/ $50 Non-Residents)

Youth Track and Field - March
($15 City Residents/ $30 Non-Residents)

Youth Flag Football - July 
($25 City Residents/ $50 Non Residents)

Youth Soccer - August
($60 City Residents/ $120 Non-Residents)

Youth Basketball - October
($35 City Residents/ $70 Non-Residents)

Youth Tennis - Camps ONLY (please refer to Youth Sports Camps/Clinics/Programs/Activities for more camp dates and information)





Adult Athletic Programs

Click here for more information regarding City of Monroe Adult Athletic Leagues!

Adult Softball League(s)

Adult Softball Guidelines - all players must sign

PICKLEBALL (ages 50+)

Rules - How to Play          Paddle Rotation

Click here to sign up for Open Play Pickleball Hours (Tuesdays & Thursdays) - June 2020

Click here to sign up for Open Play Pickleball Hours (Tuesdays & Thursdays) - July 2020

Pickleball participants at Winchester Community Center.

Dickerson Tennis Courts

Temporary Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Click on the table below for more information on our adult Sports leagues!

Air Quality Forcast

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

Practice Guides/Lesson Plans

2020-2021 bASKETBALL rULES 


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.

Interested in Coaching?

First of all, THANK YOU for your willingness to volunteer your time to make a difference in the lives of our youth! ​MPRD relies heavily on volunteer youth sport coaches to help provide our participants with quality recreational experiences. Anyone interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach, please contact Rae Moore, Athletic/Special Events Coordinator. 
*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.
To start impacting our community's youth please fill out both forms and return to our Parks and Recreation offices located at the Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center.

Please click here to complete our coach's application,
Please click here to complete our background screening release form.