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.


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.

Youth Sportsmanship Basketball

2021 Fall - Registration Complete. League play begins the week of October 4. 

2022 Spring - Registration TBD

Co-ed Age Divisions: 6U, 8U, 10U, 11U, Boys: 14U and Girls: 14U

Lil Sluggers T-Ball & Coach Pitch League

2022 Summer Registration TBD

Co-ed Age Divisions: 6U, 8U & 10U

Youth Cheer Program

2021 Fall - Week of September 13th (until full). Program begins October 5th. 

Co-ed Divisions: Ages 5 to 10

Youth Tikes in Spikes Flag Football League

2022 Summer Registration TBD

Co-ed Age Divisions: 6U, 8U & 10U

Youth Indoor & Outdoor Soccer League

Winter Indoor Registration - Saturday, December 11th. League Begins January 2022.

2022 Summer Registration TBD

Co-ed Age Divisions: 6U, 8U & 10U

Free Open Gym Basketball Session for Teens

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

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 – Friday.