Near West Recreation Baseball, Tee Ball, Softball and Lacrosse Registration Open!

  Near West Recreation is the best addition to our neighborhoods for families in the past decade.  The league is a partnership of four west side community development corporations:  Detroit Shoreway Development Organization, Metro West, Ohio City Inc. and Tremont West.  Keri Palma has been in charge of the league for a few years and now serves the youth of our neighborhoods with many recreation activities including: Basketball, Lacrosse, Baseball, Tee Ball, Softball, Soccer, Track, Bowling, Lego Leagues and many other opportunities throughout the year.  

  The league depends on many sponsors, volunteer coaches, partnerships for practice space, and participation of the athletes and their parents getting them to the practices and games.  If you are interested in volunteer coaching, sponsoring a team or can donate practice space, please contact Keri Palma at 216-781-3222 x 108.

NWR Lacrosse League

  Near West Recreation is sponsoring its first ever Lacrosse League for kids in the City of Cleveland! The league is open to kids ages 8-15 and runs every Thursday from April 12th - May 24th at Urban Community School, 4909 Lorain Ave.  

  There will be three divisions: U10 (ages 8-10), U12 (ages 11-12), U15 (ages 13-15) - ages as of May 1st of 2018.  Teams will focus on practice and skill development for the first 5 weeks, with games being played the last 2 weeks. Practices will take place between 6:00 - 8:30 PM depending on age group. Cost: $25 per child. Financial assistance is available. Deadline to register is Monday, April 2nd. Please contact Matt Burke at (216)-781-3222 x101/ with any questions, for the link to register, or if you would like to become a volunteer coach.

2018 Baseball & Softball Registration

  Near West Recreation Baseball registration is now open! Deadline to sign up is Friday, April 20.  Near West Recreation offers five divisions: coed tee-ball (ages 4-6), coach pitch (ages 7-8), minor league-machine/kid pitch (ages 9-11), collaborative major league baseball (ages 12-14), collaborative girls fastpitch softball (ages 11-14). Season starts early May and ends in late-July.  

  Our tee-ball, coach pitch and minor league teams will practice once a week and play games on Saturdays. Our major league baseball and fastpitch softball teams will be in the West Denison, OBALL, and Tri-League collaborative league.  They will practice and play games 2-3 times during the week.  There will be no games on Saturday unless it’s a makeup game.

  Cost is $25 per child for tee-ball and coach pitch.  Cost is $40 for minor league, major league and fastpitch softball.  Financial assistance is available. To register, fill out the online form here ( or call 216-781-3222 x 108.

  Coaches are needed for all divisions! If you or someone you know is interested, please fill out the online coach’s form here.

Baseball and Softball Important Dates:

Friday, April 20 - Registration Deadline
Week of April 30 - Parent’s and Coach’s Meeting
Week of May 7 - Practices Start
Week of May 28 - Games start for our major league and fastpitch teams
Friday, June 1 - Opening Day/Picture Day
Saturday, June 2 - First games for tee-ball, coach pitch and minor league
Friday, July 6 - Regular season ends for major league and fastpitch teams.  Playoffs start after
Saturday, July 21 - Last Saturday of games and end of season celebration.