Athletic Programs (Organized and Open)

Coronavirus Response Update:   All  Youth And Adult Sports Leagues ,Sporting Events  Ice Rinks and Rochester Community Sports Complex are currently closed due to the Orange Zone designation beginning November 25th,2020.  Please check-in periodically for updates.

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: The City hosts adult baseball leagues. Covid-19 restrictions regarding League play has been lifted and began play July 6th,2020.  For more information and registration instructions, call Nicholas D'Ambrosio  737-6872 or email:   or Athletics and Aquatics Manager John Picone at 428-7888.

NFL Flag Football (Youth only): The City hosts flag football each fall. Season begins September 21, 2020.  Stay tuned for more information, or call Don Corey at 428-7592.

Ice and Floor Hockey: Ice Hockey is played at the Genesee Valley Park Indoor Ice Arena; Floor Hockey is played at select R-Centers in the winter but due to CDC Guidelines league play has not begun in the 2020-21 season. For more information about Ice Hockey, call 428-7888 or visit Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex. For more information about Floor Hockey, contact your preferred R-Center to learn if that Center is fielding a team. 

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.  We are looking to adhere to the COVID 19 guidelines.  We are looking to cap each clinic at 25 players per session with 2-3 coaches/helpers.

RocSoftball:  (Adult)  plays at Cobbs Hill Park. Softball leagues are hugely popular in the City!  2020 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").  (Seasons Beginning TBA for 2021)   Registration Deadline TBA

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

- 10 games regular season followed by playoffs.

- League Fee $750

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

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

<<<Download 2020 Team Registration Form>>>

<<<Download 2020 Free Agent Registration Form>>>

 Summer Softball Registration Deadline is TBD. 

For more information and registration instructions, call: 278 - 0654 or email: Click here to download the Free Agent Registration Form or click here to register as a team. 
Cobb's Hill Adult Softball Standings are available on-line as follows: Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday; Friday.

 RocSports (Adult):  Men's Basketball League Played at Ryan R-Center Tuesday and Thursday nights starting January 2021 pending current Orange Level in Rochester and CDC Updated Guidelines.  For more information call: 278-0654 or email:  Click here for Free Agent Registration form; Click here for Team Registration form.  

 Youth Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition. Each fall, youth ages 6-15 are invited to participate  in a local competition. Competition begins Wednesday October 7th, 2020 at 5 p.m. at Rochester Community Sports Complex (at the downtown stadium) For more information, call 428-7592. 

Learn to Swim Lessons:  On hold due to Orange Level on November 25thThe Learn to Swim (Fall/Winter/Spring) offers free swim lessons for kids ages 6-18, at six different skill levels--from beginner to advanced. For more information or to register go to,   Learn to Swim Classes begins Friday October 9th, 2020/Saturday October 10th for Session 1 and ends on December 4th/5th, 2020.  Limited Capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Registration begins September 21st thru October 8th for Session 1.  Session 2 begins December 11th/12th,2020.  Registration begins November 23rd, 2020 until December 10th,2020 for Session 2.  Session 3 begins February 26th/27th,2021 and ends April 16th/17th,2021.  Registration begins February 8th,2021 until February 25th,2021.  Learn to Swim Class Locations:  Adams St. Pool and Trenton and Pamela Jackson R-Center Pool (Formerly Baden Pool.  For more information contact 428-7888. 

Swim Team- Rapids: 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 LessonsOn hold due to Orange Level Parents 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. The Session 1 begins October 10th thru December 5th from 9:45am-10:15 a.m. Session2 is December 12th thru February 13th,2021 and Session 3 is  February 27th-April 17th,2021.  Class size are limited and are free.   Call 428-7456 to register.

Pre-K Swim Lessons(Ages 4 and 5):  On hold due to Orange Level. Children are introduced to the rules and water safety while exploring the water thru fun and games.  The development of the class assist on youth focusing on what children will be comfortable doing in the water.  Use of flotation toy devices may be used in some instances during the course of the class.  Smaller class sizes are used to ensure instructor-child learning is maximized.  Call 428-7456 to register.  Classes are free.

Session 1  October 10th-November 14th,2020

Session 2  January 9th,2021-February 13th,2021

Session 3  March 6th,2021-April 10th,2021

Adult Swim Lessons:  On Hold due to orange Level. Adults ages 18 and over are being offered swim lessons for $20.00.  Swim Lessons sessions are from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday Nights and are at both Adams and Trenton & Pamela Jackson R-Center Pools;

Session 1  October 14th-November 18th,2020

Session 2  January 6th-February 10th,2021

Session 3  February 24th-March 31st,2021

Class size are limited

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 registering your child for the first session.
Tennis Lessons (Adult only).  Outdoor tennis lessons are offered in season in Rochester’s fabulous parks.  Due to Coronavirus Response not available in Summer 2020.   For more information, visit

Youth Tennis Lessons
The City of Rochester hosts the Maplewood YMCA’s Love 15 Summer Tennis Camp, where youth ages 8-16 learn tennis fundamentals. Due to Coronavirus program will not be available in the Summer 2020.  For more information, call Chuck Hazlett 277-1654, or visit Maplewood Family

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. Registration is TBA.  Practices are Monday & Wednesdays 6-8p.m. beginning December 2nd but currently CDC Guidelines do not allow for this activity to start.  For more information, call 428-7721 or Leo Rhodes 733-9693.


Rochester Community & Youth Sports Complex


The property at 460 Oak Street is now operated by the Department of Recreation & Youth Services as a youth sports leagues and community organizations will utilize the facility for year-round sports training.  The complex opened in spring 2019 with a variety of Sports Clinics such as lacrosse, football, baseball, soccer, conditioning and much more!  For more information about the Rochester Community Sports Complex and program schedule please call (585) 428-6841.

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