Athletics


The City of Ocean Springs Parks & Recreation Department offers youth athletic programs in Basketball, Football, and Kickball. Each program provides participants with challenging leisure experiences to improve physical fitness, encourage social interaction and stimulate the mind. It is our mission to provide exceptional community-based athletic programs for the youth of Ocean Springs by valuing integrity in our actions, providing quality service to all participants, and offering a safe and well-maintained environment where our customers can gather for a fun and enjoyable experience.

We practice the ideals of sportsmanship and physical fitness in accordance with the standards of the National Alliance for Youth Sports. The NAYS is a nationally-approved program. In addition to being a useful tool for beginning coaches, it helps to improve even the most knowledgeable of coaches. The NAYS certification program has been endorsed unanimously by the City of Ocean Springs.

Our youth athletic programs depend largely on volunteer coaches. Volunteers are not required to have a child enrolled in the program. NAYS certification and background check are required. If you are interested in joining our team, please call (228) 875-8665 and let us put you in the game!

Scheduling and Information regarding any of our athletic programs can be found by visiting www.quickscores.com/oceansprings

Basketball

This program is designed to introduce, teach, and advance basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and coordination for children ages 5-14. Your child will be physically and mentally challenged by drills and activities throughout the program. Our programs help each player appreciate the effects of a positive attitude, work ethic, self-discipline, and self-determination on and off the court.

  • Register online at www.quickscores.com/oceansprings or in person at the Rec Department located on 400 Alice Street.

Winter Basketball 

  • Registration opens September – November. Games Begin in January.
  • Games are played at Taconi Gym.
  • Cost: TBD (Additional $20 fee for all non-residents)

Spring Basketball

  • Registration opens January – March. Games Begin in April.
  • Games are played at Taconi Gym.
  • Cost: TBD (Additional $20 fee for all non-residents)

Adult Basketball

  • Registration opens March-May. Games Begin in June.
  • Games are played at Taconi Gym.
  • Cost: TBD

VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED! Please click the link below to fill out a coaching application. Please note: NAYS Certification and a background check are required!

For more information please contact the Ocean Springs Parks and Recreation Office at (228) 875-8665

For scheduling, registration, and information, please visit www.quickscores.com/oceansprings

Click here for printable Player Registration Form

Click here for printable Coaching Application

Football

The mission of the Ocean Springs Parks and Recreation Youth Football Program is to familiarize all youth with the fundamentals of football and to provide an opportunity to play the game in a supervised, organized, and safety-oriented manner.

Flag Football

  • Offered to youth ages 5-10 years old.
  • Games are played on Tuesday or Wednesday nights at the Ocean Springs Sports Complex on Hwy. 57 (Away games are played in Pascagoula, Moss Point, and Gautier)
  • Cost: $70 includes Jersey and Shorts. Parents are responsible for any other apparel required for the sport. Additional $20 fee applied to non-residents.

Tackle Football

  • Offered to youth ages 9-12 years old.
  • Members of the Jackson County Youth Football League
  • Games played on Tuesday or Wednesday nights at scheduled locations in Gautier, Moss Point and Pascagoula as well as the Ocean Springs Sports Complex on Hwy. 57. Game days might vary depending on location.
  • Cost: $90 includes game jersey, game pants, shoulder pads, and helmet. Parents are responsible for any other apparel required for the sport. (shoulder pads and helmet are returned at the end of the season). Additional $20 fee applied to non-residents.
  • Register online at www.quickscores.com/oceansprings or in person at the Rec Department. Registration is open June – August. Games begin in September.

VOLUNTEER FOOTBALL COACHES NEEDED! Please click the link below to fill out a coaching application. Please note: NYSCA Certification and a background check are required! For more information please contact the Ocean Springs Parks and Recreation Office at (228) 875-8665

For scheduling, registration, and information, please visit www.quickscores.com/oceansprings

Click here for printable Player Registration Form.

Click here for printable Coaching Application.

Kickball

  • The Parks and Recreation Department offers a beginner league for participants to develop skills and make new friends. Kickball is a game anyone can play — just kick the ball and run the bases, but watch out – you don’t want to get tagged out.
  • Program offered to youth ages 3-12.
  • Teams are divided up by age group.
  • Cost: $20 for ages 3-6 years old and $25 for ages 7-12 years old (includes game t-shirt). Additional $10 fee added for non-residents.
  • Games are held at Gaylemon  Complex on 1493 Deana Dr. on Saturday mornings.
  • Register online at www.quickscores.com/oceansprings or in person at the Rec Department. Registration opens January- March. Games begin in April.

VOLUNTEER KICKBALL COACHES NEEDED! Please click the link below to fill out a coaching application. Please note: a background check is required!

For more information please contact the Ocean Springs Parks and Recreation Office at 228.875.8665

For scheduling, registration, and information, please visit www.quickscores.com/oceansprings

Click here for printable Player Registration Form.

Click here for printable Coaching Application

Other Athletic Programs Including Those Offered Outside of OSPR

Soccer- www.coastsoccerclub.org

Baseball- www.osbaseball.org

Girls Softball- www.leaguelineup.com

Lacrosse- www.oslax.com

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800
Delivery Address: 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564