Adult and Youth Sports

Adult Softball Leagues

Administrator:  Jason Brown 904-310-3353
Office: Peck Gym, 510 South 10th Street
Seasons: Spring (February - May), Summer (June - July), and Fall (August - November)
Game/practice site: Ybor Alvarez Softball Fields at the Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex - 3243 Bailey Road
Leagues (all leagues are ages 18 and up):
NOTE:  A league(s) might not be offered during seasons specified below.  Email Jason Brown for league(s) that will be offered for spring, summer, or fall seasons.

  • Co-ed Recreational (spring and fall):  USA Softball rules; 6 men/4 women minimum; single wall, one-piece aluminum/alloy or wood bat rule for men; women may use any USA Softball/ASA-approved bats (single wall aluminum/alloy, multi-wall aluminum/alloy, composite, and wood) not listed on the USA Softball Non-Approved bats list ( ; games on Mondays.
  • Co-ed Open (spring, summer, fall):  USA Softball rules; 6 men/4 women minimum; men and women may use any USA Softball/ASA-approved bats not listed on the USA Softball Non-Approved bats list (; games on Mondays
  • Co-ed 1-Pitch (summer only):  USA Softball and USSSA rules; 6 men/4 women minimum; men and women may use any USA Softball/ASA-approved bats not listed on the USA Softball Non-Approved bats list (; women may also use current USSSA-approved bats; games on Mondays.
  • Men’s Open (spring and fall):  USA Softball rules; USA Softball/ASA-approved bats allowed (composite, single and multi-wall aluminum/alloy, and wood); games on Thursdays.

For more information on the adult softball leagues, or to have your name and contact information placed on an Individual Players’ List in an effort to be recruited by a team (Individual Players’ Lists are on the Adult Softball Leagues’ website home page), call/email Jason. 

Adult Basketball League

Administrator:  John Coverdell (904-310-3351;
Office: MLK, Jr. Recreation Center, 1200 Elm Street
Season: Summer (May - July).
Games: Mondays and Thursdays
Game site:  Peck Gym - 510 South 10th Street   

Summer 2023 Adult Basketball League

League information:

  • 12 teams are registered.
  • All teams play 8 games in the regular season and single elimination tournament.
  • Opening night of season at Peck Gym:  May 15th.  Game times on Mondays and Thursdays:  6:30pm; 7:30pm; 8:30pm.
  • View the Summer Adult Basketball League schedule here:  Summer 2023 Adult Basketball League schedule

Soccer Made in America Training Camp

June 19th - 23rd at Hickory Street Park
9:00am-12:00pm each day
Boys and girls ages 4 - 17
$225 per player
Participants should bring:  soccer balls; drink containers; and shin guards.

The Soccer Made in America summer soccer training camp is back for its 22nd year in Fernandina Beach!  The SMIA camp provides professional soccer training covering technical and tactical training.  The training program emphasizes psychological dimensions, such as motivation, confidence, leadership, and game smarts.

All participants receive camp t-shirts.  An awards ceremony is held on Friday of the camp, with awards for "Most Creative Player" and juggling contests.

Register through June 16th at the Atlantic Recreation Center.  Download a flyer/registration form here:  SMIA Summer Camp 2023

Drop-In Roller Hockey

Main Beach Multi-Purpose Court - one block north of Atlantic Avenue on Tarpon Avenue, across from the Fernandina Beach Skate Park

Older teens’ games, adult games, and instruction for kids

  • Tuesdays:  5:00 - 6:00pm (Beginners)
  • Saturdays:  4:15 - 4:45pm (Easy)
  • Saturdays:  4:45 - 6:00pm (Advanced)

Family skate

  • Tuesdays:  4:00 - 5:00pm
  • Saturdays:  3:00 - 4:00pm

For more information, call Ray Matz:  215-852-7038

Open Adult Ping Pong

Tuesdays from 9:00am - Noon and Thursdays from 4:30 - 7:00pm at the Atlantic Recreation Center Auditorium.  

The Open Adult Ping Pong program is an open recreational format and does not require a membership.

  • All skill levels welcomed.  
  • Loaner paddles and ping pong balls provided.  
  • 6 tables; serving machine.
  • For more information, contact Richard Stratton (; 904-321-2239) or Don Hughes (; 904-415-0667)
  • Check Facebook at "Fernandina Beach Ping Pong" for weekly updates/photos and any schedule changes.

Rules of play

  • All players must sign in each day they participate.
  • Official ping pong rules and scoring rules shall be followed.  A full set of rules will be at the sign-in table. 
  • Matches consist of best 2 out of 3 games to 11 points.  Players shall determine who serves first.  After a player serves twice, the other player gets 2 serves.  This rotation continues until one player has 11 points.  If the score is tied at 10 apiece, then the serve alternates after every point until one player wins the game by having 2 points or more than his/her opponent.
  • Warm-up time is limited to 3 minutes.  Players can choose whether to play or practice.  If they choose to practice, then they can practice for 20 minutes.  The players will then vacate the table if others are waiting to play.
  • Any player can challenge any table by placing his/her paddle next to a table.  This shall not be done in the middle of a point.
  • If multiple players have their paddles waiting for a table, the order will be in the order that the paddles were placed.
  • An individual may only place a challenge paddle at 1 table at a time.
  • If, at the conclusion of a match or practice session, there are 2 paddles waiting to play at the table, and the winning player has won at least 2 matches in a row, then both the winner AND the loser should leave the table, allowing 2 new players to come play.  This ensures that play cycles through more players during busy days.


  • All players are responsible for set-up, break-down, and clean-up in the Atlantic Auditorium.  
  • Please be courteous by not obstructing, interrupting, or getting in the way of an active match.  This includes being overly loud, unwanted heckling, or putting a paddle down in the middle of a point.
  • Wait until a point has concluded before placing a paddle or fetching an errant ball.
  • Inappropriate language and actions are not acceptable.  Violators will be cautioned, and continuous violations may result in forfeiting the right to play at the Atlantic Recreation Center.

Playing at the Atlantic Recreation Center is a privilege, and everyone is expected to be respectful of others and exhibit good sportsmanship.

The Parks & Recreation Department is offering two (2) ping pong tournaments in the summer of 2023.  Download an informational flyer here:  Summer Ping Pong Tournaments

Co-sponsored Youth Sports Associations

The City of Fernandina Beach co-sponsors several youth sports associations.  All of these non-profit associations utilize City facilities for their particular activities, under the conditions of City Facilities Use Agreements for Sport Leagues, and they conduct their own registrations throughout the year.  Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are abundant and welcomed.

Amelia Island Nassau County Youth Lacrosse (Hammerhead Lacrosse)
Activity: Lacrosse
Season: Spring (January - May)
President: Robert Allen (
Main facilities:  Buccaneer Field - 1101 Beech Street; Hickory Street Park - 1700 Hickory Street

Amelia Island Youth Soccer Club
Activity: Soccer
Seasons: Spring (March - May) and Fall (September - November)
President: Justin Kimball (; 904-716-1191)
Website; Facebook page:,
Main facility: Ybor Alvarez Athletic Complex - 3243 Bailey Road
Summer 2023 camps:  For information on summer soccer camps offered by AIYSC, open the following link:  Summer soccer camps

Elm Street Little League
Activities: Girls’ fastpitch softball
Season: Spring (March - June) and Fall (October - November)
President: Alisha Brown (  
Main Facility: Charles Albert Field at the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center - 1200 Elm Street

Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth League
Activities: Baseball and t-ball
Seasons: Spring (March - May) and Fall (September - November)
President: Henry Pertkiewicz (; 904-762-7553)
Main Facility: Buccaneer Field - 1201 Beech Street

Fernandina Beach Youth Football Association
Activities: Flag football and tackle football
Seasons: Spring (flag football: February - April) and Fall (tackle football: August - October)
President: Jeff Blackard (
Facebook page:
Main Facility: Buccaneer Field-Football Fieldhouse - 1201 Beech Street

Team Fernandina Stingrays
Activity: Swimming
Season: Summer (April - July)
President: Paul Martinez 323-610-1080
Main Facility:  Atlantic Center Pool - 2500 Atlantic Avenue

Coach Nelson P. Williams, Jr./Peck Gym Activities

Peck Gym address is 510 South 10th Street.  Entrance is at the corner of Elm Street and South 11th Street.  Days/hours:  Monday - Friday from 11:00am-7:00pm (open later for evening activities; see activity schedules below).  Closed on weekends.  Phone:  904-310-3354

***Please note: Persons under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult of the age of 18 or older to enter Peck Gym.
All patrons of the proper age must present photo identification and be checked in by the Gym attendant in order to use Peck Gym.
Lockers are available for personal items. Bring your own lock.

Peck Gym basketball-2

Open Basketball

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00am - 7:00pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am - 3:00pm (extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during the months May - August).


NOTE:  Open basketball times may vary due to other programs (November - March), league play (May - July), school or club teams’ practices (August - May), or rentals.

Youth Team Volleyball
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 - 7:00pm.  For school and club teams.  Players must have coach or adult supervision.  Two courts available.  Please call at least 24 hours in advance to reserve courts:  904-310-3353.

$3/player City residents, $5 Non-City

NOTE:  Youth Team Volleyball may be held additionally on Mondays and Wednesdays during the months November - May*.

*One court is reserved from 3:00-4:30pm on Wednesdays through March 8th, 2023; and both courts are reserved from 5:00-7:00pm Monday - Thursday through the second week of May.

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Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:00pm.  Informal team games on two courts.  Teams selected each night.  Ages 16 and up (ages 16 and 17 must have Parental Consent Form signed before participating).  Forms available at Peck Gym and the Atlantic Recreation Center or download a form here:  Adult Volleyball - consent form for minor

NOTE:  Thursday night Open Adult Co-ed Volleyball will be halted from May 18th - August 3rd due to Summer Adult Basketball League games on Thursday nights.  Tuesday night Adult Volleyball will continue through the summer.

$3/player City residents, $5 Non-City
Cash only

Open Adult Indoor Soccer
Fridays from 6:00 - 8:00pm during the months November - March (Daylight Savings).  Informal team games.  Teams selected each night.  Ages 16 and up (ages 16 and 17 must have Parental Consent Form signed before participating).  Forms available at Peck gym and the Atlantic Recreation Center or download a form here:  Adult Indoor Soccer - consent form for minor

$3/player City residents, $5 Non-City
Cash only

Peck Gym Soccer-1Indoor Soccer set-up at Peck Gym.