By Garrett White, Recreation Coordinator.
The summer adult sports programs are coming to an end, but the fall sports leagues are now well underway! The Spring Softball league grew to 93 teams, and the Fall Softball league grew to 72 teams. When combining both leagues, the program grew 12 teams from the year before. All the games were played at Storey Park, Bear Creek Park, and Tully Park, Monday through Friday. Due to the large number of teams, 93 percent of the field availability was used for softball games on all five fields.
Earlier this year was the 1st Annual Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament in May. There were seven teams in the tournament with four of them being from out of state (one team from Montana and Washington; and two from Utah). This tournament is expected to expand into a 15- to 20-team tournament next year. Next year’s tournament will take place on May 21st and 22nd.
Dodgeball has begun! This program is going into its 3rd year and still going strong. There are 22 teams this year, and all games are played at Heritage Middle School. There is one coed division and two open divisions. This is a great sport that takes you back to your school days. Games are played anytime from Monday through Friday.
There is a new program being offered this year. The new Adult Flag Football league will start September 16th at Storey Park. There are seven teams this year in the league. All games will be played on Tuesday or Thursday until November 9th. This is a passing only league meant for adults to get some exercise and throw the football around at the same time. Game times range from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Volleyball is just around the corner. The last day to register for the Winter Volleyball league is September 24th. Last year there were 80 teams in the league, and we are expecting to grow again this year. The league will begin October 25th.
The Adult Basketball league follows close behind volleyball and will start November 1st. Last year there were 26 teams in the league. The last day to register is October 8th. All games are played at Meridian Middle School Monday through Friday.
For more information on any of these activities listed above or to get your name on an interest list, contact the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department by calling 888-3579 or emailing email@example.com.