Rec Center Briefs, May 22, 2015

Splash Pad at the Sports and Events Complex Open

For those that want to get wet, stay cool and play at the park at the same time, the City’s Splash Pad located at the Sports and Events Complex is open for use to the general public on May 1, 2015, just in time for Summer fun.

Water cannons and waterfalls all provide great ways to enjoy the summer. Best of all, they’re free! Our splash pad is surfaced with recycled rubber for traction and to keep the surface cool. Children must be supervised at all times.

The splash pad is available form 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday – Sunday, (seasonal) May 1, 2015 – September 4, 2015. The Splash Pad is located 1635 World Champion Way.

Free Swim Lessons Being Offered

“FREE” Swimming Lessons from the Southern Nevada Chapter of the International Code Council (SNICC), this committee serves the Las Vegas Metropolitan area along with Mesquite, Pahrump and other surrounding areas. The SNICC has graciously given the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services a grant to provide free swimming lessons to children 4 years old and under.  This grant has been provided in the hopes of reducing the number of toddler drowning accidents in Southern Nevada.  Since the inception of this program the statistics of drownings have dropped over the years.

Classes will run from 10:15 A.M. – 10:45 A.M. Monday – Friday, June 08 – June 12, 2015

Mom & Me     0 – 18 Months

Level 1            18 – 2 years old

Level 1              3 – 4 years old

Level 2              3 – 4 years old

Classes will run from 11:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Monday – Friday, June 09 – June 12, 2015

Mom & Me     0 – 18 Months

Level 1            18 – 2 years old

Level 1              3 – 4 years old

Level 2              3 – 4 years old

The Department will be offering free swimming lessons for the first 50 toddlers 4 and under who sign up.  The classes will be a combination of Level 1, 2 and/or a “mommy and me” type class.  These free classes will be held June 8 through the 12 (Mon – Fri) and will be a 30 minute class for each of the five days. Parents will be required to stay within the swimming area for assistance of their child if needed and parents of the mommy and me class will be required to be in the pool during the lessons with their child. Please be aware these classes will fill up very fast, we are taking the first 50 toddlers for this program.

 

Fundamental Basketball Skills Camp

Come join Kasey Winters, former VVHS standout and current Dixie State University Assistant Coach for an enjoyable basketball experience. Camp will be held July 7th – July 9th at the Mesquite Recreation Center. The Fundamental Skills Camp provides campers with age specific group and individual instruction that will aide in the improvement of fundamental basketball skills. Camp will include skill development sessions focused on making each camper a well-rounded basketball player.  Our goal is to help each athlete on their journey to reaching their full potential on the court.

Campers will benefit from 3 days of detailed instruction; fundamental skills will be taught and practiced so that good habits are created. Camp will also include scrimmages, competitions and challenges. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to receive instruction that is guaranteed to make you a better basketball player. Registration and camp fees include all instruction and a camp shirt; please inquire with the Mesquite Recreation Center.

The Schedule will go as follows Tuesday – Thursday: K-5th Grade will go from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6th -12th Grade will go from 1-4 p.m.

 

Adult Summer Softball Composite Bat League

The City of Mesquite is currently taking team registration for all adult leagues. Registrations must be made in person at the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services Administrative Offices, located at 100 West Old Mill Road. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be aware that you may only register one team and that no spots will be held over the phone. We cannot hold checks or cash for any reason, so please have your sponsor’s or personal check when registering.

  • Adult Co-ed Softball Spring League begins June 2, 2015. (Games played on Tuesday Nights) League includes a 10-14 games schedule (depending on the amount of teams signed up), and a post-season tournament. Modified USSSA co-ed rules apply; players must be 16 or older to participate. Deadline to register a team is May 22, 2015 (Men and Women will use sanctioned composites bats).
  • Adult Men’s Softball Spring League begins June 3, 2015. (Games played on Wednesday Nights). League includes a 10-14 games schedule (depending on the amount of teams signed up), and a post-season tournament.  Modified USSSA rules apply; players must be 16 or older to participate. Deadline to register a team is May 22, 2015.

Late sign-ups will not be accepted for any of these sports and there will be no exceptions made after the deadline.

A sport application/team registration form must be filled out by all team sponsor and/or coach before the deadline in order for your team to acquire a spot or position in any of the adult sports league ran by the City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services.

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.

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