Youth Sports Program: Team and Individual Sports
The MWR Youth Sports Program offers a variety of organized sports and activities that promote the psychological, social and physical well being of Rota's youth. The program offers recreational activities that enhance physical fitness, self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills. MWR provides the staff, equipment and playing areas necessary for the athletic and recreational development of children. There are team sports such as baseball, softball, soccer, basketball and flag football offered at different times during the year. There are also individual participation challenges such as 1k-3k fun runs, mini-triathlons, swimming events and fitness clinics throughout the year.
Registration is advertised for three weeks prior to the start of each new sports season. Following a skills assessment, players are evenly distributed into teams, based on age and skill level.
Parental involvement and volunteerism are key aspects of the Youth Sports Program. Clinics are held to train coaches and officials. Besides the need for volunteer coaches, there is also a need for team parents and other important roles.
Please Note: For each child participating in any Navy CYP Youth Sports Program, a minimum of 1 parent per household is required to enroll in PAYS and complete the required training. Please click here to get started!
YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE - Ages 6 -14; $50.00 fee
The Youth Flag Football Program is approximately a nine game season, weather permitting. The season starts with a mandatory skills assessment for all players ages 6 -14. The Youth Sports Coordinator will develop teams based on the results of the assessment scores from each player. This is to ensure every team has similar combined team skill sets. This program will enhance social skills, team building and interaction as the result of positive mentorship from the volunteer coaches. All players will play at least one half of each game depending on team numbers and practice attendance of the players. All games and practices are Monday through Thursday at the Liberty Softball fields next to Community Recreation and La Plaza. Practice times on Monday and Wednesday will vary due to coaches' preferences and work schedules, but game times are 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm respectively. They play 5 or 7 player football depending on team and league size. Each player will receive a jersey and end of season award or certificate. Parents need to provide pocketless shorts or pocketless sweatpants and athletic footwear (cleats preferred).
Please contact the Youth Sports Coordinator if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to coach or officiate any of our Youth Sports.
Motor Skill Development: Start Smart - 3-5 Years old. Free with limited space
Youth Sports and Fitness also provides a Motor Skill Development program known as Start Smart for children 3-5 years of age. We attempt to coordinate with the theme of the current sports season but the priority is motor skills development. Basic sports skills such as throwing, catching, and kicking will be introduced with light conditioning and strength building which are the program's core teachings. This program will enhance alertness, coordination and the overall fitness of your child. This program is once a week, usually before recreation league games. This activity will require active parent involvement in activities due to the young ages of the participants. Please contact Youth Sports if you have more questions.
For more information on our Youth Sports and Fitness program, please download our YSF Sports Handbook found on the right-hand side of this page.
PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ONLINE PARENT TRAINING (https://www.nays.org/parents/ ) and ALL REGISTRATION PAPERWORK INCLUDING MEDICAL CONCERNS PRIOR TO REGISTERING CHILD FOR THE ACTIVITY.
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