Wicomico Recreation: Sign up now for spring programs

February plays host to lots of activities suitable for people of all ages in Wicomico County. Our annual basketball programs continue to run and in addition we’ve announced a new WYBL Spring League. Some of our spring softball programs are now open for registration and the adult and youth chess tournaments are happening later this week.

To register for recreation programs or learn more about programs and events, visit WicomicoRecandParks.org. Registration is also available at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center box office, located at 500 Glen Ave. in Salisbury. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays.

WYBL Spring League

This new spring session of the Wicomico Youth Basketball League is a team-entry-only league for athletes ages 14 and under. This session of WYBL aims to provide players with an opportunity to develop their skills while still having the freedom to participate with their travel teams on the weekends.

Registration is open until March 23 and fees are $350 per team. No individual registration. The season will run April 6 through May 13.

Adult & Youth Chess Tournaments

The adult and youth chess tournaments will take place at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center this week. The youth tournament is Friday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. and the adult tournament will follow on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 a.m.

Participants can register in advance prior to 3 p.m. Feb. 7. Youth participation fees are $7 in advance and $12 at the door. Adult participation fees are $12 in advance and $17 at the door.

Youth Drop-In Basketball

Youth drop-in basketball will continue through March 12. Middle through high school students have an opportunity to get in the gym at Salisbury Middle School and work on their skills Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.

The program is free. Tuesdays are designated for students in grades 6-8 and Thursdays are for students in grades 9-12. Students should bring their student IDs.

Junior Girls Softball

Junior Girls Softball offers five different leagues for female athletes ages 4-16. From Li’l Miss T-Ball to Major I League there are opportunities for girls of all skill levels and experience to take part and work on their skills. Li’l Miss T-Ball is for girls ages 4-6, Ponytail is for athletes 8 and under, Pre-Minor is for players ages 10 and under, Minor is for girls 12 and under and Major I is for athletes 16 and under.

The season runs May 4 through late June. Registration is open now through March 16. Li’l Miss T-Ball is $30 per player, Ponytail and Pre-Minor are $50 per player and Minor and Major I are $55 per player. Late fees apply after March 16.

Men’s and Coed Softball

Two out of four of our adult softball leagues are open for registration. Men’s slow pitch softball and coed softball are leagues for adults age 16 and up. These programs consist of multiple divisions to accommodate various skill levels.

Men’s softball is played Monday-Thursday nights beginning in March and continuing through June. There are two entry options for this league. Team entry fees are $950 and league entry fees are $435 per team plus $40 per individual player. Late fees begin March 7.

Coed softball is played on Wednesday nights from April-June. Both team entry and league/individual entry options are available. Fees for team entry are $755 per team. League/individual entry fees are $325 per team plus $33 per player. Late fees begin March 24.

Adult Drop-In Sports

The Westside Community Center offers opportunities for adults to participate in three different drop-in sports Monday-Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m.

Volleyball is on Mondays, pickleball is on Tuesdays and basketball is on Wednesdays. Programs are free for members and $3 per night for nonmembers. These programs will run until April 29.

James Simmons is the Recreation Superintendent for Wicomico County’s Parks & Recreation Department.

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