Youth Athletics

The programs below have been developed with the health, wellness, and safety of participants and staff in mind and are aligned with the Governor’s Office and New Mexico Department of Health directives. Please check back here or look for notifications from our administrative office or information posted to social media for updated information.

YOUTH SPORTS “ZERO” Tolerance PARENT (and family) GUIDELINES

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department expects nothing but the best from our parents (and family members) when it comes time to supporting their players and their opponents. Our job as a parent (and community) is to encourage and support our children while they develop the fundamentals skills of the game and life such as team work, leadership, commitment, time management & sportsmanship.

Unacceptable conduct will result in expulsion from the game and/or remainder of the league.

Please read the following guidelines and expectations of the “Zero” Tolerance Parent (and family) Guidelines:

1. Profanity of any type will not be tolerated at any time!

2. Verbal threats, negative comments or physical confrontations of any kind between parents, players, coaches, officials, or fans (including opposing coaches, fans, and players) WILL NOT be tolerated at any time or place!

3. Open disputes, negative comments or threats against sports officials or city personnel will not be tolerated!

4. The use of alcohol is prohibited at all City of Las Cruces, Parks & Recreation leagues, programs or events.

Youth Sportsmanship Basketball

2021 Fall - Registration at 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, August 21st at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 East Hadley Ave. League play begins the week of October 4. 

2022 Spring - Registration TBD

Co-ed Age Divisions: 6U, 8U, 10U, 11U, Boys: 14U and Girls: 14U

Lil Sluggers T-Ball & Coach Pitch League

2021 Summer - Registration Complete

Co-ed Age Divisions: 6U, 8U & 10U

Youth Cheer Program

2021 Fall - Registration TBD 

Co-ed Divisions: Ages 5 to 10

Youth Tikes in Spikes Flag Football League

2021 Summer - Registration Complete

Co-ed Age Divisions: 6U, 8U & 10U

Youth Indoor & Outdoor Soccer League

2021 Summer Outdoor -  Registration Complete

2022 Winter Indoor - Registration TBD

Co-ed Age Divisions: 6U, 8U & 10U

Free Open Gym Volleyball Session for Teens

June 7th through August 6, 2021 - Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Teens (ages 13 to 17) are required to check in at the front desk upon arrival. There will be a maximum participant limit per session and entry is on a first come first served basis . For more information please call Meerscheidt Recreation Center at 575/541-2563 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Free Open Gym Basketball Session for Teens

June 7th through August 6, 2021 - Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Teens (ages 13 to 17) are required to check in at the front desk upon arrival. There will be a maximum participant limit per session and entry is on a first come first served basis . For more information please call Meerscheidt Recreation Center at 575/541-2563 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.