Athletic Programs

Parks and Recreation Athletic ProgramsImportant Athletic Programs Phone Numbers

Athletic Programs (Main 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays) – 291-8362
Frank Wittenberg, Athletic Programs Supervisor – 291-8375
Bill Verret, Recreation Coordinator – 291-8368
Danny Cook, Recreation Coordinator -- 291-8380

Neighborhood Youth Associations

One of the most important components of the Department’s program is the role of volunteers. These dedicated people recognize that by participating in their community, they help to make it stronger. They understand that even if they do not have a direct connection with a segment of the community (a child, disabled person, etc.), by improving that segment’s quality of life, theirs is improved as well. Without these hundreds of men, women and young adults, the variety of programs offered in Lafayette Parish would be much more limited. These volunteers assist with athletic teams, recreational programs, leisure activities and much more.

The seven Neighborhood Youth Associations (all volunteer-driven) are responsible for all aspects – organization, coordination and financial – of the various youth athletic programs. The rules and regulations of the Associations, while decided upon by the Associations, are approved by both the Parks and Recreation Department and the Recreation Advisory Commission.

2015 Neighborhood Youth Association Annual Meetings:

  • Broussard/Youngsville Youth Association (BYYA);  Pending, Arceneaux Park
  • South West Athletics (SWA); Pending, Judice Park
  • Brown Park Athletics (BPA); Pending, Dupuis Center
  • Cajun Sports Association (CSA); Pending, Comeaux Center
  • Carencro Area Youth Sports, Inc. (CAYSI); Pending, Carencro City Hall
  • Scott Area Team Sports (SATS); Pending, Scott Park conference room
  • South Lafayette Youth Sports, Inc. (SLYSI); Pending, Robicheaux Center

Clark Field Renovations

A brand new, state of the art, artificial turf has been installed at Clark Field and new field lights. Thanks to the involvement of the Lafayette Area Kiwanis Organizations this project was possible. See images below of the new field:

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  • Brown Park Athletics (BPA); Darrell Duffy, President
  • Broussard/Youngsville Youth Association (BYYA); Dawn Durke, President
  • Cajun Sports Association (CSA); Chuck Schaub, President
  • Carencro Area Youth Sports, Inc. (CAYSI); Bertha Hebert Van-Dyke, President
  • Scott Area Team Sports (SATS); Tony Napolitano, President
  • South Lafayette Youth Sports, Inc. (SLYSI); Kevin Breaux, President
  • South West Athletics (SWA); Calyn Citrano, President


Youth Athletics

Sports Information

 LCG Parks and Recreation Soccer/Youth Athletics Zones Map

Lafayette Youth Soccer Association

The LYSA handles all of the Soccer duties and responsibilities inside Lafayette Parish. They are responsible for the registration, scheduling, planning and financial obligations of this program. Deanna Bostick coordinates all Soccer activities through the LYSA offices in Moore Park. For more information please visit their website:


The LRPD Tennis program is coordinated by Chris Mayer at the Beaver Park Tennis Center. For more information please contact the Beaver Park Tennis Center at 291-5564.


The LRPD Swimming program is coordinated through Mike Gurzi at the Earl J. Chris Swimming Pool. For more information please contact the Earl J. Chris Swimming Pool at 291-8827 or the Administrative Offices at 291-8362.

2014 Summer Swimming SchedulePDF Icon

2014 Water Aerobics Classes PDF Icon

2014 Destiny Swim Camp PDF Icon

Therapeutic Recreation

Please contact Denise Ferguson at 291-8127 for more information on our Therapeutic Recreation activities.