Sports Signups & League Play
Tavares Babe Ruth League
The City of Tavares offers youth baseball and softball for children ages 4-15 in both the spring and fall seasons. League play is held at both our Woodlea Sports Complex and Fred Stover Sports Complex; additional games are also held in neighboring communities.
REGISTRATION FEES:Fees for participation are $85 per child and birth certificates are required.
DATES FOR 2020 SPRING SEASON:
Registration for the 2020 spring season will begin on January 6, 2020 in the Tavares Recreation Department offices located at 123 N. St. Clair Abrams Avenue. You may also register on Saturday, January 25th from 9:00am - 12:00pm at Tavares City Hall located at 201 E. Main Street.
The season will conclude with a Spring Fling for all the kids and parents on Saturday, May 16th at Fred Stover Sports Complex.
For more information on league schedules and registration dates You may also call the Tavares Recreation Department at (352) 742-6181.
Wacky World of Sport
The City of Tavares Recreation is introducing a new program for kids between the ages of 5-12 years old. The Wacky World of Sports program will introduce kids to 6 different sports over a 12 week period. The sports will be Karate, Baseball/softball, Fishing, Shuffleboard, Tennis, and Basketball.
There will be 4 sessions of each sport over a 2 week period. The nights they will meet will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 7:30pm. This program is more of an introductory program for kids who do not know what they'd like to play.
Registration begins January 8th at the recreation office. The deadline for Registration is Friday, January 31st. The program will start February 18th and run through May 14th, excluding the week of spring break.
Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 3-5 years old. The program prepares children for organized tee ball, baseball and softball in a fun, non-threatening environment.
Start Smart Baseball prepares children and their parents for organized baseball and softball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® is used in teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility.
The City of Tavares is hosting their annual Father Daughter Dance at the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. An enchanting evening for any dad and daughter, this year's event is themed: "Under the Sea". It will feature music, dancing, picture cut-outs and plenty of good timing fun. Also included are photo opportunities, raffle prizes, light refreshments and plenty more. Please see the flyer attached for details.
Advanced tickets are required and available through the Tavares Recreation Department located at 123 N. St. Clair Abrams Avenue or by visiting the Tavares City Hall Utility Billing window.
- Early-Bird ticket sales through February 7th are only $15 per person
- Tickets after February 7th are $20 per person
For more information, please contact the Tavares Recreation offices at (352) 742-6370.
Tavares Senior Shakedown
Please join the City of Tavares and our senior citizen community as we offer a fun, entertaining and energetic afternoon of dancing, karaoke, games and more! Held on the first Monday of each month starting in October, this event is free to attend and sure to bring a smile to your face. The dates are below.
Try your hand with the karaoke machine, show off your favorite dance moves, or just congregate with your friends. Held at the Tavares Civic Center (located behind the Tavares Public Library) from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. For additional information, please call (352) 742-6370.
Tavares Senior Bingo
As part of its quest to deliver quality programming to the community, the Tavares Recreation Division is pleased
to offer a fun and tasty afternoon of
Bingo, Donuts, & Coffee, the 2nd Monday of the month beginning October 14, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Tavares Civic Center located at 100 E. Caroline Street.
Please share this notice with anyone that you feel would enjoy a
few hours of warm engagement, hot coffee, sweet donuts, and friendly competition.
Community Recreational Opportunities
The Big House Sports Complex
Located at 1544 Lane Park Cutoff Road in Tavares, the Big House offers a variety of competitive and recreational sports opportunities. From senior citizen days and adult nights, to before/after school care for your kids, there is something for everyone at the Big House.
The Big House features 9 maple wood basketball courts that convert into 16 volleyball courts for a variety of play. They offer youth and adult leagues, clinics, camps and open play for all ranges of skill level.
To find out more information, or to register for one of their programs, please at call (352) 562-7878.
Tavares Youth Football League
The Tavares Youth Football League is a private, volunteer-based organization offering a football and cheerleading program for children ages 7-14. They strive to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Tavares Youth Football (TYFL) programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives.
TYFL seeks to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success. Specifically, TYFL seeks to familiarize players and spirit participants with the fundamentals of football. TYFL strives to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin, to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness.
To learn more about the Tavares Youth Football League, please visit their website at http://www.tavaresfootball.com/ or call Kendall Vansant at (352) 638-7574.
Golden Triangle YMCA
The Golden Triangle YMCA is a local branch of the Central Florida YMCA. Located at 1465 David Walker Road in Tavares, their purpose is to improve lives of all in Central Florida by connecting individual, families and communities with opportunities based on Christian values that strengthen Spirit, Mind and Body.
Offering both youth and adult sports programs, group exercise classes, swimming facilities and open gym, the YMCA is the starting point for many youth to learn values like respect, honesty, caring, responsibility and faith, which make our leaders of tomorrow great. At the Y, sports and recreational activities have a way of encouraging us to take on challenges. Friendly competition, lots of variety and a supportive environment means team sports and recreation is fun, and it makes for a healthier lifestyle.
To learn more about joining the YMCA or to register for one of their programs, visit their website at http://ymcacentralflorida.com/y-locations/golden-triangle/ or call (352) 343-1144.