Youth Sports

Manhattan Parks & Recreation offers a variety of youth sports throughout the year. Online registration is available for all activities.


My First Soccer
My First Soccer is a 4-week introductory soccer program for ages 3-5. Participants will be introduced to drills and scrimmage situations. Parent participation is required. Register by March 24.

Micro Soccer Youth 
An hour of fun practices, games, and friendly competition. Learn the game, make some friends and practice skills. Ages 4 to 7 years. Register by May 12.

Youth Soccer (Spring)
Youth Soccer (K-7th) encourages young children to be active and develop basic soccer skills. Games will be played Monday - Thursday at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Locations and practice times will vary. Teams will get at least 7 games. Register by February 17. 

Youth Soccer (Fall)
Youth Soccer (K-7th) encourages young children to be active and develop basic soccer skills. Games will be played Monday - Thursday at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Locations and practice times will vary. Teams will get at least 7 games. Register by August 11. 

Spring Break Soccer Clinic 
The Spring Break Soccer Clinic for ages 4-8. Clinics will take place at Anneberg Park. Register by March 10.  


My First T-Ball 
My First T-Ball is a 4 week introductory T Ball program for ages 3-5. Participants will be introduced to drills, scrimmages, and skills. Parent Participation is required. Registration opens January 14, 2019!

Optimist Youth T-Ball (Kindergarten)
Optimist Youth T-Ball is a league for children in kindergarten, A total of 7 games are played and are played Monday- Thursday at Optimist Park. Children must have completed kindergarten. No exceptions. Registration opens January 14, 2019!

Youth Baseball

Youth Baseball is for participants grade 1st - 9th during the 2018-2019 school year. Games are played Mon - Thursday with Fridays used as rainout dates.  Deadline to register is April 14.  Registration opens January 14, 2019!

Wildcat Baseball
Wildcat Baseball is a league comprised of competitive youth teams (all ages). Teams will play 12 games beginning the last week of April. Games are played at Cico and Twin Oaks. 
MHKPRD does not form these teams or rosters. Registration will by team only. No individual registrations accepted. Registration opens January 14. 

Youth softball is available to participants grades 1st-8th for the 2018/2019 school year. Games are played Monday-Thursday with Fridays used for rain-out dates if needed. Teams will play 7 games. Register by April 11.   Registration opens January 14, 2019!

Co-Rec High School Slow Pitch Softball
New program available for high school aged kids. Look out for more information! Registration opens March 25.


Winter Basketball
For youth in grades 3-8. Learn basic skills in all aspects of basketball, including passing, shooting, defense/offense drills and rebounding. Register by November 4 for grades 3-6 and December 16 for grades 7-8!

Start Smart Basketball
For youth ages 3-6. Learn the fundamentals of basketball. This program teaches basic motor skills necessary to play organized sports while spending quality time working one-on-one with parents.
Register by November 23!

Little Dribblers Basketball
For youth in grades 1&2 for the 2018/2019 school year. This program is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball in addition to skills regarding teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect for others. Register by December 14!

Wildcat League Basketball
For youth in grades 3-6 for the 2018/2019 school year. Wildcat League Basketball teams are competitive and formed outside of Manhattan Parks and Recreation. Register by October 15!


Flag Football
Participants will learn the basic skills in all aspects of the game including offense, defense, and basic plays. Mouthpieces are recommended and pants or shorts without pockets are required. Teams will play 7 games and days may vary. Register by August 11.

Challenger Football
A free flag football program for kids age 5-18 with special needs starting this April 28 - May 19.  Players play alongside "buddies" to assist them with playing if necessary. Games are held on Sundays from 1-2 pm at Wilson Field in City Park. A parent meeting will be held at a later date with more information.  
Registration opens January 14, 2019!
To volunteer as a coach or "buddy" for this program please fill out the Volunteer Application here.
For more information on Challenger Football, contact Zachary Bayless at

Homeschool PE

Homeschool PE Program 
For youth ages 5-14. Each week the kids will participate in fitness and conditioning activities and team sports. Register by January 22. Registration opens January 2, 2019!


Youth Volleyball Clinic
This clinic is to help develop basic volleyball fundamentals for 3rd-6th grade students.  The focus will be on passing, setting, attacking, serving, and communication as a team.  Register for Session 1 by January 27.  Register for Session 2 by March 24. Registration opens January 2, 2019!

Gym Buddies

Gym Buddies Open Gym for PreK
For pre-school aged children and their caregivers. There will be toys and equipment set out that the children and caregivers can use to promote play and involvement. Registration opens January 14.
For more information on Gym Buddies, contact Zachary Bayless at


Youth Bowling Clinic
Youth Bowling Clinic is for kids in grades K-12. Learn the fundamentals of bowling taught by two USBC certified coaches and students of the high school bowling team. Register by January 6!


Youth cheerleading is a recreational cheer program with squads practicing and cheering at flag football games. Register by August 11.

Tiny Tumblers
Tiny Tumblers is a 4-week introductory gymnastics program led by certified coach Tiffany Cook. Register by April 17.  Registration opens January 14, 2019!

Jump and Flex! New! 
Jump and Flex is a new program that focuses on jump technique, leg strength, and flexibility for cheerleading. The program is taught by a certified NYSCA instructor. Children must be 5 years of age by the start of the class. Classes will be held at Paragon Performance Sports. Registration is NOW OPEN. First session begins January 10. Click here for details. 

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Coach a Youth Sport

Youth sports relies heavily on the involvement of volunteer coaches. A National Youth Sports Coaching Association (NYSA) clinic will prepare you for this rewarding experience.