Sports

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

All Ages

4th Annual Sky Island Tour (Casual Bicycling)

Bicycle riders of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the 4th Annual Sky Island Tour on Saturday, October 5. From the complete beginner to the budding professional, join the community for rides between 5 miles to 62 miles. You will also get a free T-shirt upon registration!

Signup at SkyIslandTour.com. Rates and start times vary depending on ride.

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 and balls 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:

King’s Court (6 courts)

East Busby Drive and Kings Court Drive

Pickleball courts also available for use at no charge, and are located here:

City Sports Complex (8 courts)

East Tacoma Street, adjacent to Oscar Yrun Community center

Don’t know how to play? The City offers tennis lessons for youth and adults. Click here to search the calendar for current classes and events.

Kids Sports

Youth Coed Basketball League

Girls and boys, ages 5-15, get ready for a fun season. The tip-off for the 2020 Youth Coed Recreational Basketball League Program is set for the middle of January. Registration runs Monday, September 16, through Friday, November 15, at the Sports Division, located at 3401 E. Fry Blvd., next to the Rothery Educational Service Center. League divisions are determined by participants’ ages as of December 31, 2019, 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$85Monday, Dec. 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Junior11-12$85Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Senior13-15$85Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

*Includes jersey or T-shirt
**Held at Rothery Gymnasium.  Make-up skill evaluations for all divisions will be on Saturday, Dec. 14. Bantam 9:00-10:00 a.m. Junior 10:00-11:00 a.m. and Senior 11:00 a.m.-noon.

NOTE: 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) 515-4999 for detailed information.

Interested in coaching the Youth Basketball League? Please call (520) 515-4999 to learn more!

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 7-October 12. Registration is ongoing at The Cove and Oscar Yrun Community Center. Please call (520) 439-2302 or (520) 439-2275.

Other youth events are held seasonally. They include:
• Track and Field
• Tennis
• Table Tennis
• Kickball Camp
• Youth Soccer Camp
• Basketball Camp

Click here to see upcoming Fall Sport Camps available and for more information.

Thunderbolt Youth Triathlon

Bolt Multisport, in partnership with the City of Sierra Vista, presents a USAT sanctioned swim, bike, and run event for kids 5-17 years old. Challenge yourself or a grab a team and join in on the action! Sign up by Aug. 29 to take advantage of early bird rates and use the coupon “boltsv” for a $5 discount.

The different events are as follows:

  • 5-10 year olds | 50 yard swim, 3 mile bike, 0.5 mile run
  • 11-17 year olds | 200 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 1 mile run

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Adult Sports

Fall Adult Basketball League

Adults are invited to play 5-on-5 basketball inside the Rothery Educational Service Center Gym. The league will consist of eight games with a single elimination tournament. The first-place team will be immortalized on a plaque to be hung on the Sports Division wall. Players ages 16 and 17 can play with a signed waiver from their parents/guardians. Games will take place on Thursday and Friday nights from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Registration is due by Sept. 23. The cost is $450 per team. Download a registration form and roster form, then turn them in via email to Sports@nullSierraVistaAZ.gov and pay over the phone, or submit the forms and/or payment in-person at the Sports Division, the Oscar Yrun Community Center, or The Cove.

The coaches meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, inside the Sports Division, located at 3401 E. Fry Blvd. For more information, call (520) 515-4999 or email Sports@nullSierraVistaAZ.gov.

Fall Men’s Softball League

Games are played at the Domingo Paiz Softball Complex on Mondays and Wednesdays starting in September at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm. $400 per team.

Fall Mixed Softball League

Games are played at the Domingo Paiz Softball Complex on Tuesday and Thursday starting in September at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm. $425 per team.

14th Annual Bearcat Pull

Cheer for a team – or better yet… be part of one! In this charity challenge, teams of five to 10 people pull the Sierra Vista Police Department’s 18,500—pound Bearcat a full 25 feet.

Location: Veterans Memorial Park | 3105 E. Fry Blvd.

Date and time: Sunday, Sept. 29 | 9:00am

For more information call SVPD Officer Tracy Grady at (520) 452-7500.

Community Sports Organizations

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