sports

Sports

The City offers sports for all ages, from toddlers through adults. Save time and sign up for sports classes online.

All Ages

Hummingbird Triathlon
The Hummingbird Triathlon, usually held in late August, is a great event for individuals and teams, with age categories for kids and adults. Click here for maps, entry forms, and race details for the August 20, 2016 event. Missed it? Keep an eye out for more information about the August 2017 event. Click here for race results.

Tennis & Pickleball
Tennis isn’t just great exercise, it is a life-long sport! No matter when you start playing, tennis promotes physical, as well as mental and emotional, benefits, adding years to your life. The sport engages mind and body, and offers opportunities to make and enjoy friendships, have fun, and get a great workout.

Called “a game for everyone,” pickleball  combines the elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. It is played with solid paddles and a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, and can be played indoors or out. Paddles, balls, and nets can be checked out from Leisure Services at the Oscar Yrun Community Center (OYCC). Watch this short video to learn more about this growing sport with a funny name:

City tennis courts are available for use at no charge, and are located here:

City Sports Complex (2 courts)
East Tacoma Street

King’s Court (6 courts)
East Busby Drive and Kings Court Drive

Don’t know how to play? The City’s Leisure class roster includes tennis and pickleball lessons and sessions, for youth and adults. Click here to search the calendar for current classes and events.

Kids Sports

Winter Basketball League
Youth-coed-basketball-kids-webGirls and boys, ages 5-15, get ready for a fun season. The tip-off for the 2017 Youth Coed Recreational Basketball League Program is set for January 25, 2017. Registration is ongoing at all the Oscar Yrun Community Center (OYCC) and the Cove Aquatic Center and ends at noon, Friday, December 9, 2016. League divisions are determined by participants’ ages as of December 31, 2016, and through a skill evaluation for certain age divisions. League divisions and fees are as follows:

DivisionAgeFee*Mandatory Skills Evaluation**
Pee Wee5-6$75Not required
Mighty Mite7-8$75Not required
Bantam9-10$85Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 a.m.
Junior11-12$85Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Senior13-15$85Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
*Includes jersey or t-shirt
**Held at Rothery Gymnasium.  Make-up Skill Evaluation Saturday, Dec 10 at 1 p.m.

NOTE: Participants must be registered by noon, Friday, December 9, and attend the scheduled mandatory make-up skill evaluation Saturday, December 10, at 1 p.m. Once a player is registered and has attended the mandatory skill evaluation, he or she is eligible to be selected or drafted on a team. Should the number of registrants exceed the number of available slots, individuals will be placed in the draft or on a team (not requiring a draft) based on date of registration, earliest date to latest date. A wait list will be maintained if slots should become available. High School (AIA) players, upon registering, are NOT to attend the skills evaluation in order to be selected or drafted on a team. A copy of each participant’s birth certificate is required at registration, if not on file already. Please call (520) 439-2275 for detailed information.

Interested in coaching the Youth Basektball League? Click here!

 

Start Smart Sports Camps
Get your little ones started right with Start Smart Sports Camp! These fun camps offer participants ages 3-5 years old the opportunity to develop essential motor skills and help prepare them with tools they need for fun and successful experiences in an organized program. The program builds confidence and self-esteem during impressionable years, when children need it the most. Parents are encouraged to get involved in all features of the camp.

Fall Start Smart Sports Camp
Fall camp will be held each Saturday from September 10-October 14. For more information, contact John Healy, (520) 439-2302.

Other events are held seasonally. Click on the events below to find more information about these fun events, camps, and clinics for kids.
• Track and Field
Tennis
• Table Tennis
• Kickball Camp
• Youth Soccer Camp
• Basketball Camp

Adult Sports

SV Masters Softball League
Begins September 4, 2016. The league is open to males 45 years and older and females 26 years and older. Form your teams and join the fun!

Community Sports Organizations

These links will help you locate other sports organizations within Sierra Vista.