His mother played hockey in a women's recreation league, as well as softball.
Some are simply hoping to improve their skills so they'll be better high school, recreation league or even Little League umpires.
Mike Sanders, who last month was imported from a health-club recreation league, plays it cool as the starting small forward.
One thing he will not do is waste time in recreation leagues.
This is used almost exclusively in recreation leagues.
One of those dimensions was an occasional visit to schoolyards and recreation leagues.
While he didn't move up to the Eagles varsity, he continued to play fall ball in a recreation league.
At age six, he began playing soccer in local recreation leagues, but never joined a club team.
"I could have taken a loss in six games," said Prokes, who plays and coaches hockey in a recreation league.
One involves the hidden-ball trick, which is rarely used except in recreation leagues anymore.