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The Madison Recreation Dept. is hosting a bevy of recreational adult sports programs this spring and summer. Photo Contributed

Adult Sports Programs Coming This Spring And Summer

MADISON- It’s the middle of winter, but now is the time to prepare for the upcoming spring and summer months of athletic programs for adults within the Madison Recreation Dept.

On-line registration begins Jan. 2 for the four major recreation programs the department offers with the first season of play beginning in March. So, time is the essence to register and prepare for what hopes to be a banner 2020 year of play in the new decade of recreational sports in Madison. Registration is available at http://www.madisonal.gov/93/Parks-and-Recreation as the programs are for both men and woman ages 18 and older.

Volleyball, Pickleball and Basketball Leagues will be held at Dublin Memorial Park while the Softball League will be played at Palmer Park.

Spring Volleyball League:

The Co-Ed Volleyball League is divided into two divisions- Recreational Division for those looking to sharpen skills, learn the game and have fun; Competitive Division is for the highest level of players in a competitive atmosphere. Each team will play 12 regular season games and partake in a post-season double elimination tournament.

Season: March 10-May 12

Registration: Jan. 2-Feb. 29

Fee: $95 for new player needing a jersey; $80 for returning player

Play: Tuesdays for recreation league and Thursdays for competitive league

Teams: Maximum of eight players, but no less than six

Summer Pickleball Doubles League:

The summer indoor double pickleball league will feature a “Ladder System” to determine matchups and rankings. Each team will play 10 regular season games and a single elimination tournament will follow. Pickleball combines the elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis on an indoor court.

Season: June 1-July 13

Registration: Jan. 2-May 18

Fee: $20

Play: TBD

Teams: Doubles can have two players on each team and both must be present for game to begin and team players must sign up together as a team

Summer Men’s Basketball League:

A mostly competitive league will feature eight-player teams and will close at 64 players maximum making up eight squads. The regular season schedule will consist of eight games with the top four teams entered in a single elimination tournament. Players may sign up as a team or a free agent, who will be placed on a team.

Season: June 6-July 9

Registration: Jan. 2-May 22

Fee: $60

Play: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Teams: Maximum of eight players, but no less than five

Summer Co-Ed Softball League:

The league is designed for any adult looking to have fun and get into or stay in great physical shape. There will be eight teams maximum with each squad made up of 10-20 players. Each team must have at least two female players on the field at all times and will play eight regular season games and automatically entered into a post-season, single elimination tournament. Players may register on a team or as a free agent and placed on a team.

Season: July 21-Aug. 27

Registration: Jan. 2-May 29

Fee: $45

Play: Tuesdays and Thursdays on upper field No. 5

Teams: Maximum of 20 players, but no less than 10

For additional information on registration or the programs, call the Madison Recreation Dept. at 256-772-9300 or drop by Dublin Memorial Park located at 8324 Madison Pike.

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