Athletic Programs (Organized and Open)

The Bureau of Recreation offers both organized and open sports programs and leagues at R-Centers.  Many R-Centers and Community Centers offer both organized and open sports for youth and adults. For more information, call or visit the R-Center of your choice. Go to for a list.

Citywide Programs and Leagues

Citywide offerings include both organized programs and leagues for youth and adults:  

Baseball: For more information and registration instructions, call Nicholas D'Ambrosio  737-6872 or email:   or Athletics and Aquatics Coordinator Michael Corey at 428-7564.

NFL Flag Football Tournament (Youth only): The City will host a flag football tournament this fall. 

Ice and Floor Hockey: Ice Hockey is played at the Genesee Valley Park Indoor Ice Arena; Floor Hockey will be played at select R-Centers in the winter.

Rochester City Soccer League: Rochester City Soccer School offers top-notch training programs tailored specifically for the soccer players who want to develop their skills in the off-season.  Rochester City Soccer offers recreation players (U 5-23) an opportunity to receive additional training from the professional technical staff to complement their regularly scheduled team practices and games.  Sessions are divided up by age groups.  Contact Nicole Hercules at 305-1136 or Don Corey 428-7592 for more information.

RocSoftball:  (Adult)  plays at Cobbs Hill Park. Softball leagues are hugely popular in the City! Summer Leagues offered for Men's and Co-Ed Leagues.  All Leagues have 3 distinct level of play offered; Competitive("A"), Recreational("B") and Social("C").  

 Men's and Co-Ed League Offerings-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

- 6 games regular season followed by playoffs.

- League Fee for Fall Season $525

- USSSA Umpire/Rules of play and USSSA new stamp bats.

- Don't have a team?  FREE AGENTS WELCOME!!! 

 Fall Softball Registration due September 3rd,2021.

For more information, call: 278 - 0654 or email: 

 RocSports (Adult):  Men's Basketball League Played at Ryan R-Center Tuesday and Thursday nights in the Winter.  For more information, call 278-0654 or email: 

 Youth Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition. Each fall, youth ages 6-15 are invited to participate  in a local competition. 

All winter long, and even into the spring, you can enjoy the fitness and fun of ice skating at the following venues:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park (formerly Manhattan Square Park): A beautiful outdoor facility in the heart of downtown! Cozy warming shelter, skate rentals available.  The skating rink will continue its operation hours through March 19  (Weather Permitting). Please call 428-7541 or click here for the current schedule.

Genesee Valley Park Indoor Ice Arena : Indoor rink offers an array of skating and sports programs and events; skate and facility rentals available.  The skating rink will continue its current operating hours through the end on the day on April 10. Click here for current schedules.

Learn to Swim Lessons:  The Learn to Swim (Fall/Winter/Spring) offers free swim lessons for kids ages 6-17, at six different skill levels--from beginner to advance. Learn to Swim Class Locations:  Adams St. Pool and Trenton and Pamela Jackson R-Center Pool (Formerly Baden Pool. 

Swim Team- Rapids: The Rochester Rapids Swim Team is committed to developing a culture of life-long involvement in swimming by providing youth in and around the City of Rochester the finest opportunities for competition and community involvement through the sport of swimming.  Click here for more information on dates and locations or contact  

 Baby and Me Swim LessonsParents or Guardians introduce their children to the water while learning how to teach them how to swim and learn about water safety.  One adult per child is required.  Swim diapers must be worn.  Sessions are six weeks. Class size are limited and are free.   

Adult Swim Lessons:  Adults ages 18 and over are being offered swim lessons for $24.00.  Swim Lessons sessions are from 7:15-8 p.m. on Wednesday Nights and are offered at both Adams and Trenton & Pamela Jackson R-Center Pools. Class size are limited and there are no classes on December 29th,2021 and February 23rd,2022.

Contact Adams St. Pool at 428-7456 or Brittany Bowman at or at the Trenton and Pamela Jackson Pool 428-6908 or Brittany Frank at  for more information.
Tennis Lessons (Adult only).  Outdoor tennis lessons are offered in season in Rochester’s fabulous parks.    For more information, visit  

Youth Tennis Lessons Love-15 is a FREE Tennis Camp for Rochester City youth ages 7-17. The program is designed to teach skills, etiquette, life skills, and positive values. Offered at Trenton and Pamela Jackson R-Center.  

Youth Wrestling. An introduction to wrestling sponsored by the City-Catholic Wrestling Association will be at the Thomas P. Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave.  


Click here to register  for all  free and paid programs and pay through R-Central online.