Summer Jr. Suns/ Jr. Mercury Basketball League

Lace up those sneakers, season begins June 10th!

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, two tickets to a Phoenix Mercury home game, and a special program gift.  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.

*No games 7/1

Don’t miss out! Register online now (account login required) or at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center– 1003 E. Eason Ave. Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm (Closed Holidays).

Division Season Game Location Schedule
Mini 4 Odyssey High School TBA
Pee Wee 5-6 Odyssey High School TBA
Midget 7-8 Odyssey High School TBA
Rookie 9-10 Odyssey High School TBA
Junior 11-12 Odyssey High School TBA
Elite 13-14 Odyssey High School TBA

Walk in Registration

Dr. Saide Recreation Center
(1003 E. Eason Ave.)
M-F / 9am-7pm

For more information please contact (623) 349-6350 or

British Soccer Camp (Coed)

Now Accepting Registrations!

IMPROVE YOUR GAME! The City of Buckeye, Recreation Division is pleased to announce a partnership with Challenger Sports to offer one the most popular youth soccer camps in the U.S. called British Soccer Camp!

Their experienced international staff have studied all levels of the game and developed one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer. Daily practices include: individual foot skills, technical drills, technical practices, juggling and freestyle soccer, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a daily World Cup Tournament. This program for youth of all skill levels, identifies the key techniques players need to reach their true potential.

Don’t miss out! Register online now (account login required) or at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center – 1003 E. Eason Ave. Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm (Closed Holidays).

Participants will receive a ball and camp shirts at the camp!  If you register 45 days before the camp start date the shirt will be upgraded to a replica jersey!

$40.00 Cancellation Fee at least 10 days prior to camp.  No refunds for cancellation within 10 days of camp.

$10 late registration fee applied after 6/9 for June camp and 7/7 for July camp.

Division Age Season Price (Resident/Non-Resident) Location Registration Code
1st Kicks Soccer Camp 2-3 6/19 – 6/23 $83 / $93 Sundance Park 301001
Mini Soccer Camp 4-5 6/19 – 6/23 $105 / $115 Sundance Park 301001
Half Day Soccer Camp 6-16 6/19 – 6/23 $130 / $140 Sundance Park 301001
1st Kicks Soccer Camp 2-3 7/17 – 7/21 $83 / $93 Sundance Park 301001
Mini Soccer Camp 4-5 7/17 – 7/21 $105 / $115 Sundance Park 301001
Half Day Soccer Camp 6-16 7/17 – 7/21 $130 / $140 Sundance Park 301001


They NEED you!  VOLUNTEER COACHES are the backbone to you youth sports and make our youth sport 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! To continue serving our community we need your help and support. Come join us in this fun, rewarding experience!

Youth Sports Coach Application

Contact Info

Dr. Saide Recreation Center

1003 E. Eason Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326
(623) 349-6350
Fax: (623) 349-6355

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 7 :00pm
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
The Rec Center is on facebook.

Miranda Gomez, Recreation Manager
(623) 349-6353

Jessica Thompson, Recreation Supervisor
(623) 349-6613

Erin Fort, Recreation Coordinator
(623) 349-6357

Christa Lancaster, Recreation Coordinator
(623) 349-6318

Adam Melle, Recreation Coordinator
(623) 349-6330

Shandiz Rashedi, Recreation Programmer
(623) 349-6606

Sheena Valdez, Office Assistant
(623) 349-6350

Dyanna Perez, Recreation Specialist
Teen Programs
(623) 349-6350

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