Youth Programs


Tavares Recreation offers youth baseball and softball for children ages 4-15 in both the spring and fall seasons. League play is held at Woodlea Sports Complex and Fred Stover Sports Complex; additional games are also held in neighboring communities. Registration fee is $85.

2023 Spring Babe Ruth Season » Jan 30-May 18, 2023. League complete

2023 Fall Babe Ruth Season » Sep 1-Nov 18, 2023. REGISTER NOW

  • Skills Display Night, Aug 29
  • Coaches Meeting & Draft, Aug 31
  • Opening Day Jamboree, Sep 23


During the spring season Babe Ruth players have the special opportunity of being selected to represent the City of Tavares on the official Tavares Babe Ruth All-Star team in their age division. Players interested in being considered for the all-star team must participate in a basic skills evaluation, but selections are based mainly on season play and the values of INTEGRITY, TEAMWORK, DISCIPLINE and SPORTSMANSHIP.

2023 Tavares Babe Ruth All-Star Information Packet

  • For 2023 all-stars, we are very excited to field teams in 8u baseball, 10u baseball and 15u baseball.
  • 2023 all-star tournament dates


The Tavares NFL Flag Football League is a 5 on 5 co-ed league with teams consisting of 7-9 players per team, with practice/games on the same night each week. Practice and games held at Woodlea Sports Complex  Registration fee is $85. NFL Flag Rule Book

2023 NFL Flag Youth Football » Jun 5-Aug 3, 2023. Register now and more info. CLICK HERE

  • Age 5-7 / Mondays 6p-8p
  • Age 8-10 / Tuesdays 6p-8p. 
  • Age 11-14 / Thursdays 6p-8p 


Start Smart programs are developmentally appropriate introductory sports programs for children 3-5 years old. These programs prepare children for sports in a fun and organized environment. Parents will be required to participate and monitor their children at all times, building an interactive bond between parent/child. $40 registration fee for each Start Smart program.

2023 Start Smart Soccer » Jan 23-Mar 6, 2023. Program complete

2023 Spring Start Smart Baseball » Mar 20-May 10, 2023. Program complete

2023 Spring Start Smart Flag Football » June 12-July 31, 2023.SOLD OUT

2023 Start Smart Sports Development » Aug 21-Oct 2, 2023

2023 Fall Start Smart Baseball » Oct 9-Nov 13, 2023.  


Our Wacky World Programs are for kids between the ages of 6-12 years old. These programs introduce kids to 6 different topics/sports over a 6 week period. Registration fee is $50 per 6 week program. Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM at various locations throughout the City of Tavares. 

2023 Wacky World of SPORTS » Feb 28-Apr 13, 2023Kids are introduced to 6 different sports (traditional and non-traditional) over a 6 week period. Sessions sports include; soccer, kickball, capture the flag, shuffleboard, tennis, volleyball. Program in progress.

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