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Youth & Adult Sports
The City of Buckeye offers a variety of Youth and Adult Athletics ranging from Soccer, Baseball, Girls Fast Pitch, Football, Cheerleading, Adult Softball, Adult Volleyball, Golden Glovers Softball and Family Tournaments to list a few. Apart from being a fun activity, sports offer several health benefits, thus contributing to one's physical and mental well-being. Sports play a vital role in the enhancement of one's personality by being a source of exercise and entertainment. Sports can also teach children teamwork and give them a sense of pride and accomplishment.
For more information on youth and adult athletics please contact 623-349-6350



The City of Buckeye has partnered with the Jr. Suns and Jr. Mercury program to offer this Summer’s Youth Basketball league. An emphasis is placed on fundamental skill development, the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, positive adult participation and community involvement. Registration includes a 7-week game schedule, practices, an official Jr. Suns/Jr. Mercury jersey, one ticket to a Phoenix Suns or Phoenix Mercury home game, and a special program gift (t-shirt, hat, basketball, backpack, etc.). Team formulation is created on a first come, first serve basis, according to closest school and age. Practice times, days, and locations are determined by the volunteer coach. Games are held each Saturday.

Basketball Age Divisions:
AGE Gender Locations Game Schedules
4-6 years old Coed BUHS, YHS, BES Schools  Schedule
7-8 years old Coed BUHS, YHS, BES Schools  Schedule
9-11 years old Coed BUHS, YHS, BES Schools  Schedule
12-14 years old Coed BUHS, YHS, BES Schools  Schedule

Registrations are accepted online or at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center. The division of play is determined by player’s age as of last day of game schedule. Games are each Saturday.
Dr. Saide Recreation Center
– 1003 E. Eason Ave. Monday – Friday 9a.m. – 7p.m. (closed holidays).

Refund Policy: The City of Buckeye Community Services Department does not offer refunds
for summer programs unless requested before May 15, 2014. A $2 processing fee will be applied to all refunds.


Recreation Leagues: Soccer, Baseball & Girls Softball
Register Early!  Participation in youth sports has proven to build self-esteem, promote teamwork, and develop the body as well as the mind.  Therefore, the goal of the City of Buckeye youth sports program is to provide a FUN athletic opportunity for the youth,  while learning basic skill development, teamwork and sportsmanship through the sport of soccer. This program emphasizes FUN and de-emphasizes winning at all costs.  Every child is guaranteed playing time and the game is taught in a fun, enjoyable atmosphere.  Registration includes a 7-week game schedule, practices, team shirt and a participation award.  Team formulation is created according to closest school, age and the coach’s “Save 4” players list. Practice times, days, and locations are determined by the volunteer coach.  Games are usually held each Saturday.

Don’t miss out! Registrations are currently being accepted online @ and at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center (1003 E. Eason Ave.).  Registration DEADLINE is August 16thThe division of play is determined by player’s age as of September 20th. Games are usually every Saturday, September 20th - November 1st; schedules are subject to change as needed.


Volunteer Coaches Are the Key to SUCCESS!
The Kids NEED you! VOLUNTEER COACHES are the backbone for youth sports and make our athletic programs possible. Please join us in providing a positive and fun-filled sports experience for the children in our community. Each team needs a coach to conduct practices and direct players during games. Assistant coaches and team parents provide valuable support teaching skills, monitoring players, organizing activities and much more. All volunteers who provide direct service to children must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. Upon completion of a successful season, volunteer coaches will receive a $40.00 credit to use towards future City of Buckeye programs. So don't wait, fill out your volunteer application now so you are ready to start right along with the team! Join us in this fun, rewarding experience!

We are currently recruiting coaches for the SUMMER Leagues (Basketball).


Adult Sports Programs

The adult softball program offers men’s and coed “rec” slow pitch leagues.  Summer season includes a (6) six week season with a double-header round robin league play with a post season single-elimination tournament.   Teams generally play two games per night with no new inning started after 55 minutes of accelerated play (each batter starts with a one and one count).  Teams may have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 18 players on their roster. Rosters must be complete at time of registration.  Leagues are filled on a first-come, first served basis; early registration is encouraged. Maximum of 6 teams per league! Managers Meeting Wednesday, June 11th 6pm at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center (1003 E. Eason Ave.)

Open Team Registration begins Tuesday, May 27th:
Residents* $325 / Non-Residents $350
(Teams must consist of 60% Buckeye residents must have proof of residency such as valid ID or utility bill at time of registration for 60% of team members to receive rate).

 REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Tuesday, June 10th 7pm

Registrations are accepted online at the Recreation Center 1003 E. Eason Ave.






League Begins

Men’s League


Sundance Park 
22865 W. Lower Buckeye Rd. 


6-10 p.m.

June 23


Coed “REC” League


Sundance Park 
22865 W. Lower Buckeye Rd.


6-10 p.m.

June 22 
No games 7/6


Minimum of 4 teams required to run league.           


DOWNLOAD ADD/DROP FORM. Players may be added/or deleted from the orginal roster up to the 6th schedule game. All rosters are frozen after the 3rd week of play.

FREE AGENT LIST - Are you looking to get active and play some ball? Call 623-349-6350

All Forms and Downloads are recommend for use with Internet Explorer 7 and Adobe Reader 9.

It is the City of Buckeye Community Services policy that no refunds will be issued after the specific date for the sport,league or tournament. A $2 processing fee will be added to each request for refund.

City of Buckeye • 530 East Monroe Avenue • Buckeye, AZ 85326 • Phone: 623-349-6000
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