East Valley residents love cooler weather, when winter sports programs for youth and adults begin. Volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, flag football; The East Valley has a multitude of programs from which to choose, and all just minutes from Cadence at Gateway.
 
Mesa’s Youth Sports Department programs help kids develop physical and social skills in a fun, cooperative and safe environment, instructed by knowledgeable and supportive coaches. Activities are designed to contribute to a child’s physical, emotional, educational, social and cultural growth and development.
 
Youth Sports
Online registration for youth sports programs is underway for Mesa residents and non-residents at https://www.mesaparks.com/sports-programs/youth-sports. Customer-service staff assist you in the registration process at 480-644-PLAY (7529). Youth-sports programs fee assistance is available for Mesa residents. See link for details.
 
In person:
Mesa Parks and Recreation
708 W. Baseline Road, Building 4
Office hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
 
 
By mail:
Mesa Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 1466
Mail Stop 7010
Mesa, AZ 85211
 
Adult Sports
The city also offers sports leagues for adults. Recreational and competitive women’s, men’s and co-ed leagues play on a multitude of nights. Register: www.mesaparks.com/adultsports.
 
New in town or looking for fun people to play sports with? Bring a friend and your inner kid for the newest city program, Recess for Adults! Registration is underway. A new sport is offered each Thursday evening. Among sports offered are ultimate Frisbee, golf cornhole, indoor soccer, spike ball and badminton.
 
The program is geared toward adults 18 and older of all skill levels. Locations may change from week to week but will always be within Mesa city limits. Bring a friend and sign up as a pair. This is considered your team and will be kept together throughout the season. To register: www.mesaparks.com/sports-programs/adult-sports/recess-for-adults.
 
Recess for Adults recently completed its first session and proved to be extremely popular. Games offered were volleyball, dodgeball, cornhole, rock climbing and pickleball.
 
Adaptive sports and recreation
In addition, Mesa offers adaptive sports and recreation programs for those with intellectual disabilities. Bowling, basketball and floor hockey are among offerings by the city at various locations. See the Mesa Activity Guide at https://www.mesaparks.com/sports-programs/activity-guide.
 
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