Pelham Parks and Recreation offers youth athletic programs that stress high participation, recreation, and sportsmanship. These programs are provided through a variety of structured leagues, with all Pelham teams run by the Parks & Rec staff. Each league is run according to established rules and regulations. The City also has rules specific to each sport and a Code of Conduct for each sport. Athletic participants, volunteer coaches, and parents are subject to basic rules, which emphasize sportsmanlike behavior and the recreational nature of city leagues.