Youth Leagues & Sports

Competitive Leagues

We have partnered with CANDO Sports to offer a quality Team Tampa competitive sports program designed to develop a child's athletic skills, create a sense of teamwork, and motivate athletes to work hard while having fun. This partnership has created a year-round program for any child that has a desire to pursue basketball, rowing, softball, gymnastics & dance.

Recreation Leagues

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5 to 17-year-olds will learn basic basketball instruction, training drills, and be provided game time. All participants will have a chance to improve their skills in a fun and safe environment. The program takes place at several of our community centers with gymnasiums throughout the city.

Division: 8U, 11U, 14U, and 17U
Registration: Now through 1/21/22
Season:1/22/22 - 2/26/22
Birthday Cutoff: 2/26/22
Fee: $50 includes jersey

Contact Darrel Henderson


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Girls Flag Football

Girls want and deserve the opportunity to play the sport of flag football and be part of a team in their own community. Our girl's flag football league gives them that opportunity while learning the game of football and experiencing teamwork and sportsmanship.

Division: 10 under, 12 under, and 14 under
Registration: 1/1/22 - 1/27/22
Season: 2/7/22 - 4/4/22
Birthday Cutoff: 4/4/22


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

Division: 8 under, 10 under, and 13 under
Registration: Closes 1/21/22
Season: 3/5/22 - 5/14/22
Birthday Cutoff: 5/14/22
Fee: $35/player (includes jersey, shorts, and socks)


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Youth Esports

Our Esports program offers healthy, guided competition with an emphasis on social engagement and teamwork. Join other young gamers for a real youth Esports experience! The program will feature tournament and league play for multiple game titles including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rocket League, Madden NFL, and NBA 2K.

What is Esports? It is more than just video games. It teaches the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork while cultivating better discipline and higher self-esteem. Improves memory, focus, and attention while learning problem-solving skills and enhancing creativity as well as exercising fine motor skills and developing better hand-eye coordination.


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T-Ball/Coach Pitch

Designed for players 5 to 7 years old, all games and practices are held at the Rome & Sligh Park. Players will be taught how to play baseball using the proper fundamentals. Once registered players will be placed on a team. Practices are held on Thursday nights from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Games are held on Saturday mornings and consist of 4 innings and the season is comprised of 10 games with the games being no longer than 1 hour and 20 minutes. Players are provided a team shirt and hat.

Registration: 1/29/22 - 2/12/22
First practice: 2/19/22, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Team practices: 2/24/22, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
League play starts: 2/26/22
Fee: $125 per player


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Volunteer Coaches Needed

We depend on our 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 & Recreation Department. Contact the Athletic's Office.

Youth Partners


1924 W Diana St, Tampa, FL 33604
Location: PAL Tampa
Contact: Jamal Jefferson


8116 N 37th St, Tampa, FL 33604
Location: Temple Crest
Contact: Druemia Diggs

5300 14th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Location: Oak Park
Contact: Cookie Rigby

2900 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605
Location: Cuscaden Park
Contact: Darren Heyward


1211 E Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Location: McDugald Park
Contact: Regenia Battle


2902 N 32nd St, Tampa, FL 33605
Location: Al Barnes Park
Contact: Brian Carrol



181 Columbia Dr, Tampa, FL 33606
Location: Davis Island Park
Contact: Dan Greco


2101 E MLK Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
Location: Cyrus Greene Park
Contact: Artis Gambrell

6901 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33611
Location: Gadsden Park
Contact: Shannon Dixie

2501E Yukon St, Tampa, FL 33604
Location: North Seminole Little League
Contact: Ben Ravenel

611 W Indiana St, Tampa, FL 33604
Location: Calvin Taylor Park
Contact: Mr. Wright

4502 S Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33611
Location: Himes Ave Sports Complex
Contact: Matt Watts

2000 N Jamaica St, Tampa, FL 33607
Location: West Tampa Little League
Contact: Nilses Vera


Want to partner with us?

If you are interested in becoming a City of Tampa youth partner, please contact Angel Garcia or call 813-731-4575.