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.

LEAGUES AND PROGRAMS

REGISTRATIONS ARE LIMITED AND ARE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. 

ALL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AT MEERSCHEIDT RECREATION CENTER, 1600 E. HADLEY AVE., LAS CRUCES, N.M. 88001 (575-541-2563)

Youth Indoor & Outdoor Soccer League

All Gender Age Divisions: 6U, 8U & 10U

2022 Winter Indoor Registration: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. League play begins January 8, 2022.

2022 Summer Outdoor Registration: Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. League play begins June 4, 2022.

Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League

All Gender Age Divisions: 6U, 8U, 10U, 11U, Middle School Boys 14U and Girls 14U 

2022 Spring Registration: Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. League play begins the week of March 28, 2022.

2022 Fall Registration: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. League play begins the week of October 5, 2022.  

Youth Cheer Program

All Gender Age Divisions: Ages 5 to 10

2022 Spring Registration: March 14 - 18, 2022 from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. (or until full). Program instruction begins April 5, 2022. 

2022 Fall Registration: July 11 - 15, 2022 from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. (or until full). Program instruction begins August 1, 2022. 

Lil Sluggers T-Ball & Coach Pitch League

All Gender Age Divisions: 6U, 8U & 10U

2022 Summer Registration: Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  League play begins the week of June 6, 2022.

Youth Indoor Volleyball League

All Gender Age Divisions: 10U, 12U & 14U 

2022 Summer Registration: May 16 - 19, 2022 from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. (or until full). League play begins the week of June 27, 2022. 

Youth Tikes in Spikes Flag Football League

All Gender Age Divisions: 6U, 8U & 10U

2022 Fall Registration: Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. League play begins the week of August 15, 2022.  

Free Open Gym Basketball Session for Teens

12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (During Las Cruces Public School Closures) 

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 through Friday.