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The Parks, Recreation, and Culture Athletics unit is responsible for developing and implementing youth and adult athletic programs, coordinating tournaments and competitions, and serving as a liaison with area youth sports leagues.

Adult Leagues & Activities

Adult Softball League

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. League fees are due at registration. Call Athletics for more information.

  • Location: Diamond Plex
  • League Fees: $450 per team (10 game season)
  • Divisions: Men’s Church, Lower and Upper Men’s, and Lower Co-ed

Senior Softball

Senior softball is played throughout the year on Tuesdays and Fridays. Players need to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

  • Location: Diamond Plex
  • Contact Name: Don Witmer
  • Contact Number: (863) 860-5381
  • Fee: $40 annually
  • Ages: 55 and older

Adult Kickball

Kickball is offered throughout the year. Call for more information Athletics for more information.

  • Location: Diamond Plex
  • Fee: $250 per team

Winter Haven Horseshoe Club

  • Location: Rotary Park
  • Contact Name: Joe West
  • Contact Number: (863) 422-2053

Outdoor – Youth Sports Leagues

Greater Winter Haven Youth Baseball (GWHYB)

GWHYB has a Fall and Spring season each year. Therefore, onsite registration assistance is available by appointment only. Please email us to make an appointment.

Miss Winter Haven Softball

  • Location: Jan Phyl Village Park
  • Contact Name: John Surrency
  • Contact Number: (863) 258-5179
  • WebsiteMiss WH Softball

WH Wolverines Dixie Youth Baseball / Softball League

  • Location: Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center
  • Contact Name: Bernita Riley

Youth Soccer “WHYSA”

Winter Haven Youth Soccer Association (WHYSA) offers multiple soccer seasons at various skill levels, from recreational to competitive.

  • Location: Simmers-Young Park
  • Contact Email:
  • Ages: U5 – U14
  • Fee: $80 (includes jersey, shorts, and socks)
  • WebsiteWHYSA

Winter Haven Youth Football

Football registration begins in early March and continues through late July. Spaces are limited, first come, first serve.

  • Location: Sertoma Park
  • Contact Name: John Livingston
  • Contact Number: (863) 299-8900

Winter Haven Wolverines Mid Fla Football

  • Location: Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center
  • Contact Name: Bernita Riley
  • Contact Number: (863) 287-3122

Indoor – Youth Sports Leagues

Youth Basketball “Hoops Haven”

  • Location: AdventHealth Fieldhouse “East Entry 3” (210 Cypress Gardens Blvd.)
  • Contact Name: Frances Woodside
  • Contact Number: (863) 667-8736
  • Ages: Boys and girls 6 – 14
  • Fee: $70
  • Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Youth Volleyball Coming Soon….