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Youth Athletics Registration

Dates, Locations, Fees, Ages and Forms

Last updated Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:26 pm

The Youth Athletics Program caters to children ages 5-18 that offer numerous benefits from playing in organized sports. Youth sports, sponsored by the Raleigh Parks Recreation and Cultural Resources, provide the opportunity for boys and girls to learn good sportsmanship and progressively develop skills. The Youth Athletics Program caters to children ages 5-18 that offer numerous benefits from playing in organized sports. Youth sports, sponsored by the Raleigh Parks Recreation and Cultural Resources, provide the opportunity for boys and girls to learn good sportsmanship and progressively develop skills.

Take the Pledge to Keep Youth Sports Positive!

Take the Sports Parent Pledge

The City of Raleigh has teamed up with the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS) to train all of our head coaches involved in our youth sports leagues. In partnership with NAYS, we are supporting their Parents Association for Youth Sports (PAYS) by promoting their sports parent pledge.

“Similar to how a drop of water ripples throughout a puddle, acts of positivity in youth sports can affect a team's environment and spread throughout the league - and even the whole community! It only needs one person to start. Will that person be you? Sign up for the Sports Parent Pledge for a free six-part email series packed with resources and tips you can use to be a positive change in youth sports!”

Please enter City of Raleigh as the League Name

There is no cost associated with taking the pledge, however there is a fee to become a PAYS member.

Take the Sports Parent Pledge

Code of Conduct

City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department expects good sportsmanship from its coaches, participants, parents, and spectators as outlined below in the Code of Conduct.

  1. No individual shall refuse to abide by any League Official's Decision.
  2. No Individual shall be guilty of objectionable demonstrations of dissent at any League Officials, participant or spectator decision.
  3. No individual other than the Coach/Manager shall discuss with any League Official in any manner the decisions reached by any League Officials.
  4. No individual shall be guilty of using unnecessary rough tactics in the play of the game.
  5. No individual shall at any time lay a hand on, push, shove, strike or threaten to strike ANY League Official, participant, or spectator.
  6. No individual shall be guilty of personal verbal abuse upon any League Officials, participant or spectator, for any real or imaginary wrong decision or judgment.
  7. No individual shall be guilty of physical attack as an aggressor upon any other individual or League Official.

Code of Conduct Definitions:

Property: All facilities and parklands used by City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department Programs.

League Official: Includes any scorekeeper, game official, and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department Staff.

Individual: All Coaches, Players, Spectators, and Staff.

Suspension Rules: Any suspension, regardless of broken rule and penalty, includes suspension from all property (defined above).

Boys Spring Lacrosse

Boys Lacrosse Game

Registration Dates: January 11-22 | Download Registration Form
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Dept. in coordination with the North Carolina Lacrosse Academy will offer Youth Lacrosse for boys grades 2nd-4th and 5th-6th. Interested participants should complete and return the Youth Sports Registration Form to any Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Community Center.

Fees: $75 City Resident/ $90 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices will begin mid-February with games scheduled through mid-May primarily at Kiwanis, Halifax and Buffaloe Road parks.

Spring Baseball and Softball

Youth Softball Players

Registration Dates: February 8-19 | Download Registration Form

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers youth baseball and softball.

Baseball is offered for ages 5-17

Softball is offered for ages:

Machine Pitch Ages:6-9

Modified Pitch Ages: 10-12

Fast Pitch Ages: 13-17

League age cutoff date August 31, 2015

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $40 City Resident. $55 Non-City Resident
Season: Practice and Game schedules will depend on Site and age, however, most league practices typically start in March with games starting in April and running through late May, early June.

RPD Summer Basketball League

Registration Dates: March 28-April 8 |

Method Community Center and Raleigh Police Department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers youth basketball for ages 13.16. Each participant must proved a copy of birth verification before registering and must have insurance..

League age cutoff date July 31, 2016.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $45 City Resident. $57 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices and game schedules will vary according to age group.

Centers:

  • Barwell Road
  • Biltmore Hills
  • Brier Creek
  • Campbell
  • Carolina Pines
  • Green Road
  • Halifax
  • Jaycee
  • Lake Lynn
  • Laurel Hills
  • Lions Park
  • Marsh Creek
  • Method Park
  • Millbrook
  • Optimist
  • Roberts
  • Tarboro

For more information contact Method Community Center 919-996-6066

Fall Baseball

Youth Baseball Players

Registration Dates: July 1 - until filled |
(last day July 8, 2016 if space is available)

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers fall baseball for ages 11-17. Anyone interested in participating should complete the Youth fall baseball registration form.

Baseball League Ages: 11-12, 13-14 & 15-17
League age is determined by the child's age as of August 31, 2016

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $63 City Resident. $78 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices will begin late July with games being
played from August through October.

* Games will be played primarily at Buffaloe Road Athletic Parks, practices can be utilized at fields throughout the City.

**We will no longer be registering in districts, all leagues will be citywide.**

Fall Fast Pitch Softball

Youth Softball Player

Registration Dates: July 1 - until filled |
(last day July 8, 2016 if space is available)

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers offers fast pitch softball in the fall for youth. The leagues are divided into two age groups.

Softball League Ages: 11-13 and 14-17
League age is determined by the child's age as of August 31, 2016.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $55 City Resident. $70 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices will begin in July with games being played August-October

* Games will be played primarily at Buffaloe Road Athletic Parks, practices can be utilized at fields throughout the City.

Tackle Football

Youth Football Players

Registration Dates: July 1 - until filled |
(last day July 29, 2016 if space is available)

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers tackle football for youth ages 7-13 with certain weight restrictions. Anyone interested in registering should complete the Youth football registration form.

Football League Ages & Weight Categories:
Mitey Mite 7, 8, & 9 yrs. Max. 95 lbs.
Little League 9,10, & 11 yrs. Max 125 lbs.
Junior League 11, 12, & 13 yrs. Max 165 lbs.
Child's age as of August 31, 2016

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is committed to ensuring a positive youth football experience and advancing player safety this fall by providing league-wide coaching education and teaching resources that benefit players, parents and coaches through USA Football’s Heads Up Football program.

USA Football is the official youth development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams. All Raleigh PRCR coaches will be trained in Heads Up Football techniques before leading their teams this season. Raleigh PRCR head coaches and assistant coaches will complete USA Football’s accredited Level 1 Coach Certification Course, which includes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response protocols; proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting; heat and hydration information; and Heads Up Tackling techniques, which aim to take the head out of the line of contact.

Adopted in 2014 by Raleigh PRCR and by youth leagues on a national level, Heads Up Football requires six primary elements: Heads Up Tackling, Concussion Recognition and Response, Coaching Education, Equipment Fitting, Heat and Hydration and Player Safety Coach.

Visit the USA Football website for more information on football safety.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $55 City Resident. $70 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices will begin mid-August with games being played from September through mid-November.

Cheerleading

Youth Cherleading

Registration Dates: July 1 - until filled |
(last day July 29, 2016 if space is available)

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers cheerleading for youth ages 7-13. This is a noncompetitive, non stunting cheerleading program that offers an opportunity for young ladies to learn basic cheerleading motions, jumps, cheers, and dances. This program is led by volunteer coaches.

League age date determined as of August 31, 2016.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $55 City Resident. $70 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices will begin in August with games being played from September through mid-November.

**Practices are held at local community centers and games are held at Lions Park and Buffaloe Road Athletic Park

Youth Basketball (Ages 5-18)

Youth Basketball Players

Registration Dates: September 26 - October 7
(last day October 9, 2016 if space is available)

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers basketball for boys and girls ages 5-18. The program is divided into leagues according to ages 5-6 coed, 7-8 coed, 9-10 boys, 9-10 girls, 11-12 boys, 11-12 girls,13-14 boys, 13-16 girls, and 15-17 boys. Ages 5-6, 7-8 are coed leagues. Anyone interested in registering should complete the Youth basketball registration form.

League age is determined by the child's age as of August 31, 2016.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $40 City Resident. $55 Non-City Resident
Season: Varies depending on facility and league.

**Volunteer coaches needed! Please contact the Athletics Office.**

Youth Athletic Districts

Map of districts

Recreation facilities have been divided into four geographical districts to maximize program resources with a focus on community quality. You are requested to play in the district where you reside.

District 1
Brier Creek
Greystone
Lake Lynn
Millbrook Exchange
Optimist

District 2
Barwell Road
Green Road
Lions Park
Marsh Creek
Worthdale

District 3
Halifax
Jaycee
Laurel Hills
Method
Pullen
Roberts
Tarboro Road

District 4
Biltmore Hills
Carolina Pines
John Chavis
Peach Road
Ralph Campbell
Sanderford Road
Sgt. Courtney Johnson
Top Greene

Please enter your address to find your Athletic District.

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