City of Prescott, Recreation Service Sports Division
The Recreation Services Programming Division not only serves our Quad-City residents with adult softball and basketball leagues during the summer months, but also hosts tournaments that attract participants from all over the country.
In 2016, the estimated economic impact to our community was more than $2.3 million in estimated direct spending, and we expect that number to continue to rise.
Along with youth soccer events, our department is always searching for additional youth tournaments that increase visitation to our city as these athletes bring parents, grandparents and siblings to our community throughout the weekend. Examples of these events include youth baseball tournaments, girls youth fast-pitch softball tournaments, a youth football jamboree and a variety of youth sports camps. We also host many adult tournaments including senior baseball, volleyball, golf and many softball tournaments throughout the summer.
Not to be outdone by the many visitors who come to Prescott to enjoy the tournaments we offer, our local residents participate in the biggest sports leagues per capita in the state during the summer. The annual summer softball program consists of 140 adult teams that play from early May through August. There are a variety of softball leagues offered including, men’s, women’s, coed, senior and men’s fast-pitch. We also offer a summer basketball program with more than two dozen men’s teams competing.
On average, there are more than 150 teams and over 2,000 participants coming from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey as well as Paulden to enjoy some quality of life in the summer’s evenings.
Along with the adult leagues, Prescott Little League and the Prescott Girls Softball Association enjoys time on the fields playing baseball and softball during the summer months, paving the way for the fall youth soccer and football programs to take over the fields in September.
As summer comes to a close and the season changes to fall, the Recreation Services Department shifts its focus to youth soccer, football and adult indoor volleyball leagues. We also become busier in the Grace Sparkes Activity Center as the athletes come to participate in open gym basketball and volleyball during the hours of operation and charter schools rent the volleyball courts for practice.
The City of Prescott Recreation Service Sports Division remains busy year-round. As the summer comes to a close and the tournament calendar winds down, the fall and winter months still buzz with many sports opportunities available to our youth and adult athletes. For more information please contact the Recreation Services Department via the website www.prescott-az.gov or 928-777-1122.
2017 Calendar of Sporting Events
Dates – Event – Contact – Sites
July 8-9 – USSSA Baseball – Mike Breganti – PP/ Kuebler/Ziegler
July 14-16 – NSA Best of the West – Rick Hormann – Various Fields
July 16-20 – Nike Baseball Camp – Mike Duserville – Kuebler/Ziegler Fields
July 19-23 – SSUSA Men’s Sr. Slow-Pitch Western St. Championships – Rick Seifman – Pioneer/Heritage
July 22-27 – Catalina Foothills Band – Renee Shane Boyd – Heritage 3 & 4
July 26-30 – NSA Southwest World Series – Rick Hormann – Various Fields
Aug 4-6 – Antique Auto Club Car Show – Pct Antique Auto Club – Watson Lake
August 4-6 – Women’s Senior Summer Softball Smash – Michelle Stacy-Schroeder – Pioneer / Heritage
August 12-13 – NSA Sanctioning Invitational – Rick Hormann – Pioneer 4 Plex
August 19-20 – Senior Volleyball Tournament – Patti Enders – Various Gyms
August 19-20 – Alliance Youth Football Jamboree – Kenny King – Pioneer 4 Plex
August 26-27 – Kathy Jones Coed Tournament – Kathy Jones – Pioneer/Heritage
Sept. 1-3 – SSUSA Labor Day SP State Champ. – Men, Wmn, Coed – Rick Seifman – Pioneer/Heritage
Sept. 9 – AYSO Soccer Games Begin (Saturdays Sept. 10- Nov. 19) – Janelle Reidl – Pioneer
October 14 – Over-The-Line Tournament – Michael Lugo – Heritage Park