Alpha Elite Youth Development Program

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the launch of a new youth development program at the city's downtown area resource centers called Alpha Elite Athletics and Academics. 

This coaching and mentoring program for ages 7 and up will prepare champion athletes and scholars through skills preparation and competitions representing a variety of interests including basketball, spelling bees, and knowledge bowls as the program begins this fall and winter. Eventual program offerings may also include track and field, volleyball, and cheer leading based on interest level and participation. 

The program will be based at Fricker Resource Center, 900 North F Street, with activities and training also taking place at E.S. Cobb and Woodland Heights Resource Centers.

Programs offered for the fall season include basketball boot camps at each center starting in October and a youth recreational basketball program scheduled to begin the Monday after Thanksgiving.

“The Alpha Elite program has been designed to leverage existing community resources while introducing new concepts and ideas regarding mentoring and youth development. Sports, social recreational activities, career shadowing, and exposure to higher education are the pillars of this one of a kind program,” said Michael Mims, Recreation Supervisor at Fricker Resource Center.

The Alpha Elite program is looking for sponsors to help cover costs of participants’ jerseys, coaches’ shirts, refreshments, and other program giveaways.  They are also in need of volunteers for coaching and mentors.

For more information, please contact Michael Mims at the Fricker Resource Center at 850-436-5195 or email him at  

Alpha Elite Basketball


Come join in the fun with our annual Recreational Basketball League! This youth recreational league will focus on fun and teach your child about sportsmanship, and teamwork in addition to their fundamental age-appropriate basketball skills.


* Team Entry $350, Multiple team discount available. 

Classifications based on player's age on September 1, 2018. 

Teams will be formed at Fricker, Cobb and Woodland Heights Centers. All games will be played at Fricker Center.

Registration open October 1-November 2, 2018. 

Call 850-436-5195 for details.

Download and print the Alpha Elite Basketball Program Flyer (PDF) 

For more information about the Alpha Elite Sports Program please call 850-436-5195.

Basketball Camps

We have three Basketball camps to get your child ready for the courts this fall! You can register in person at these locations. 

Youth Basketball Camp at Cobb Resource Center

Address: 601 East Mallory Lane

Call: 436-5192 or email

Camp Dates: October 2-30

Schedule: Tues & Thurs 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 5-12 Cost: $20

Basketball Bootcamp at Fricker Resource Center

Address: 900 North F Street

Call: 436-5195 or email

Camp Dates: October 1-November 6

Schedule: Mon 6:00-7:00 p.m. Ages 4-7 Co-ed

Mon 7:00-8:00 p.m. Ages 8-10 Co-ed

Tues 6:00-7:00 p.m. Ages 11-14 Girls

Tues 7:00-8:00 p.m. Ages 11-14 Boys

Cost: $10 City residents, $20 Non-residents

Basketball Bootcamp at Woodland Heights Resource Center

Address: 111 Berkley Drive

Call: 435-1750 or email

Camp Dates: October 2-November 7

Schedule: Tues-Thurs 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Ages: 5-14 Cost: $15