Youth Sports

Information

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a full range of sports activities for the youth in our area. We offer baseball, softball, basketball, and football. Children 4 years to 15 years of age are eligible to participate in most of these sports. The age at which your child may participate depends on the sport of interest. In order to better serve the area, we hold registration for an entire month preceding the sport.

Player Participation

Each player is guaranteed playing time in each game; However, players MUST attend practices to remain eligible to play. If three practices in a row are missed without an explanation a player may be benched for one game. Please keep the coaches informed of problems which might keep a player from regularly attending practices or games. 

Conduct Policy

I understand that in extreme cases of rowdy or disruptive behavior on the part of my child, myself, family, group or team we may be subject to being barred from further participation in the organized recreation program and Recreation Department property. Rules governing organized recreation activities will be made available upon request. The following policy applies for fans, coaches and players. Unsportsmanlike conduct or any other unfair or dishonorable conduct WILL result in ejection from the game and the park. Upon further review, additional action may be taken. In the event a player or coach is ejected from the game he/she must leave the bench or bleacher area and sit out that game and the next scheduled game. Coach MUST leave the building or field.

Team Placement

Your child will be placed on their team based upon age, previous year's team or through the draft. The only exception to this system will be in a case where health is a consideration. The transportation of your child to practices and games is your responsibility. There will be no special requests

Football 

Welcome! we are ready to begin another season of Football. Regular season Football games will begin Aug. 29th. Not all teams will play on this date. Each team is guaranteed a ten game season. Registration date are May  - June 30, 2017.

League Ages

League age is age attained prior to September 1, 2018

  • Pee Wee 1, 7-9 year old
  • Pee Wee 2, 10-12 year old

 Draft Schedule

The draft will occur at Twin Hills park on the dates and times listed below. In the event of inclement weather, the draft will be held inside the gym.

Football Draft Dates

  • Pee Wee 1, July 8 at 3:30 PM
  • Pee Wee 2, July 8 at 6:00 PM

Policy Change

Coach Exclusion Form will not be allowed the day of the draft. The form must be completed and returned to the Parks & Recreation main office by close of business day prior to the draft. You may not re-enter the draft and file and exclusion form, if your child is returning to the previous year division.

Equipment & Uniform Policy

Uniforms shall be worn as issued. The only exceptions to this policy will be in the case of a sizing issue, loss or damage. The replacement shirt/jersey or shorts shall be comparable in style and color to the originally issued uniform item. For example, shirts/jerseys shall be of like style and color. If the replacement item is questionable, please contact the Recreation office for approval. All football equipment sizing must be accomplished prior to Monday July 10, 2018. Football equipment sizing will be held every Saturday at 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, players will purchase their own solid black pants. Shoulder pad and helmet fitting will be done on a scheduling basis. TBD.

Basketball 

Welcome! We are ready to begin another season of Basketball. We anticipate a greater number of players this year than ever before! The season will begin Tuesday January 2, 2018. Not all teams will play on this date. Each team is guaranteed a ten game season. The registration fee will include the cost of a jersey and shorts which players will keep at the end of the season. Please be very careful as you select sizes. The uniform will be ordered in accordance with your instructions. Lost or damaged uniforms will be the responsibility of the player. Registration dates are September 17 - November 3, 2017

League Ages

Ages attained prior to January 1, 2018

  • Pee Wee League Co-Ed, 5 & 6 year olds
  • Training League Girls, 7, 8 & 9 year olds
  • Training League Boys, 7, 8 & 9 year olds
  • Jr. Varsity Girls League, 10, 11 & 12 year olds
  • Jr. Varsity Boys League, 10, 11 & 12 year olds
  • Varsity League Girls, 13, 14 & 15 year olds
  • Varsity League Boys, 13, 14 & 15 year olds

Draft Schedule 

The draft will occur on the below dates at the times listed. If your child is not returning to a previous year's team they should attend the draft to be held at Twin Hills Gym. Every child will be assigned to a team through the draft. If a player isn't present to the draft his/her name will be drawn out of a hat. There is no draft for the Pee Wee league.

Basketball Draft Dates

Tuesday November 14th

  • Training League Boys at 6:00 PM
  • Training League Girls at 6:00 PM
  • Varsity Boys at 7:30 PM

Thursday November 16th

  • Jr. Varsity Boys at 6:00 PM
  • Jr. Varsity Girls at 6:00 PM
  • Varsity Girls TBD

Coaches

The selection of coaches for teams is one of the most important duties of the league. Our coaches work on a volunteer basis and receive no payment for their efforts. Your support will be welcomed and appreciated during the season. Keep in mind that the only difference between you and your child's coach is that they are able to make the time available to conduct practices and coach during games. A meeting will be held Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM at Warriors Hall (inside Crestview's police department building.)




Baseball & Softball

Welcome! We are ready to begin another season of Baseball & Softball! We will begin the season in March. It is our goal to end the season as close as possible to the end of the school year. Games will begin on Monday, March 27, 2018. Not all teams will play on this date. The registration fee will include the cost of the shirt and the cap which the player will keep at the end of the season. Please be very careful as you select sizes. The shirts will be ordered in accordance with your instructions. Lost or damaged shirts or hats will be the responsibility of the player.

League Ages

Age attained prior to May 1, 2018

Baseball

  • T-Ball, 5-6 years old
  • Coach Pitch, 7-8 years old
  • Minor Majors, 9-10 years old
  • Little Majors, 11-12 years old
  • Junior Majors, 13-15 years old

Girls' Softball

  • Coach Pitch, 7-9 years old
  • Juniors Softball, 10-12 years old
  • Senior Softball, 13-15 years old

Draft Schedule 

The draft will occur at Durell Lee Fields on the dates and times listed below.

Baseball Drafts on March 4, 2018

  • Coach Pitch, 8:00 AM
  • Minor Majors, 12:30 PM
  • Little Majors, 3:00 PM
  • Junior Majors, 1:00 PM

Softball Drafts on March 4, 2018

  • Coach Pitch, 8:00 AM
  • Jr. Softball, 10:30 AM
  • Sr. Softball, TBD

Player Participation 

Each player is guaranteed playing time in each game. As a normal rule an eligible player is to play 3 innings or 45 minutes. However, players must attend practices to remain eligible to play. If three practices in a row are missed without an explanation a player may be benched for one game. Please keep the coaches informed of problems which might keep a player from regularly attending practices or games. 

Uniform & Equipment Policy

Each player will purchase their own solid gray pants for baseball and solid black pants for softball. uniforms shall be worn as issued. The only exceptions to this policy will be in the case of a sizing issue, loss or damage. The replacement hat or shirt shall be comparable in style and color to the originally issued uniform item. If the replacement item is questionable please contact the Parks & recreation office for approval. Issued equipment must be returned following the last game of the season.

Coaches 

A coach's meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 1, 2018 at warriors Hall on Stillwell Blvd. All information needed for the draft will be available as well as discussion regarding rules and league policies.

Soccer

Welcome! We are ready to begin another season of Soccer! Soccer games will begin on Aug. 28th. Not all teams will play on this date. Each team is guaranteed a ten game season. The registration fee will include the cost of a shirt and shorts for all soccer players. The players will keep these items at the seasons end. 

League Ages

League age is age attained prior to September 1, 2018.

  • U-6, 4-5 year olds
  • U-8, 6-7 year olds
  • U-10, 8-9 year olds
  • U-12, 10-11 year olds
  • U-15, 12-14 year olds

Draft Schedule

The draft will occur at Twin Hills Park on the dates and times listed below. In the event of inclement weather, the draft will be held inside the gym.

July 8

  • U6, No draft
  • U8, 8:00 AM
  • U10, 10:00 AM
  • U12, 12:00 PM
  • U15, 2:00 PM

Uniform Policy 

Uniforms shall be worn as issued. The only exceptions to this policy will be in the case of sizing issue, loss or damage. The replacement shirt or shorts shall be comparable in style and color to the originally issued item. Solid black shorts with no logos. If the replacement item is questionable please contact the Recreation office for approval. 

Coaches

A soccer meeting will be held at 6 PM on Wednesday, July 5th, at Warriors Hall. All information needed for the draft will be available as well as other information discussed regarding rules and league policies.

Cheerleading

Welcome! We are ready to begin another season of cheerleading! Registration cost for all cheerleaders is $65! The age group for cheerleading is 4-12 years old. Uniforms will be furnished for each cheerleader. Cheerleaders will be assigned to squads. First priority will be returners and sibling relationships between football players. Specific requests will then be considered until the squad rosters have been filled. The date of registrations will determine the order of placement. The balance of registered cheerleaders will then be placed in teams until parity has been reached. Squad assignments will not be complete until after the football drafts have occurred. Uniform fitting will be scheduled after the squads have been created.

  1. George Hillsman

    Supervisor

  2. Parks & Recreation

    Physical Address
    100 Hathaway Street South
    Crestview, FL 32539


    Directions

    Phone: 850-682-4715 / 850- 682-9685
    Fax: 850-682-7359

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Gym Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 7p.m.
    Saturday
    8 a.m. - 3p.m.