Athletics

Youth Athletics

Click here for a full list of youth athletic programs!

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to growing concerns in regards to the Covid-19 virus, all current sport registrations, youth and adult, have been suspended until April 6. 

Track & Field

Track Meet Dates/Locations:
04/18 (FHHS), 04/25 (CATA), 05/02 (UA) & 05/23 (Wingate University) 

BASEBALL

Due to circumstances beyond our control with regards to the current health safety emergency measures involving the covid-19 virus, the City of Monroe is suspending all youth sports activities until April 6th, 2020. 

Due to safey concerns, the bleachers at Sunset Park have been removed. Our department hopes to provide new replacement seating by next season. We would like to ask that all parents/spectators provide their own seating (chairs) for all youth baseball games this upcoming 2020 season.
We apologize for any inconvenience!

2020 Union Cal-Ripken Baseball Rules
2020 Youth Baseball Practice Schedule 
2020 Youth Baseball Game Schedules TBA

Youth basketball participant.

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!

Registration

Click on the table below to register for youth athletics.

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

 

 

Adult Athletic Programs

COVID-19 UPDATE:
Due to growing concerns in regards to the Covid-19 virus, all current sport registrations, youth and adult, have been suspended until April 6. 

For any questions, please contact Rae Moore at 704-282-4663.

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

Adult softball participants at Parks Williams Athletic Complex.Pickleball participants at Winchester Community Center.

The City of Monroe provides several opportunities for adults to be active.  Our leagues and programs are offered throughout the year and take place at various parks and recreation facilities.  Current leagues that are offered include Adult Softball, Pickleball, and Table Tennis.

PICKLEBALL (ages 50+)

Tuesdays & Thursdays at Winchester gym (1007 Winchester ave.)

Rules - How to Play          Paddle Rotation

Adult Softball League(s)

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

BASEBALL- cOACH PACKET

2020 Union Cal-Ripken Baseball Rules

Baseball Scorebook - a how to keep score in baseball guide

Click here for the Pitch Perfect Instructional Video

TRACK & FIELD - cOACH pACKET

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.