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Youth Athletics Registration

Dates, Locations, Fees, Ages and Forms

Last updated Sep. 17, 2014 - 10:50 am

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

Boys Spring Lacrosse

Boys Lacrosse Game

Registration Dates: January 13 - 24 | Download Form

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers offers youth boys lacrosse for youth grades 2nd - 8th grade. Anyone interested in registering should complete the Youth Lacrosse registration form.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $48 city residents. $60 non-city residents
Grades: 2nd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th

Girls Spring Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse Game

Registration Dates: January 13 - 24 | Download Form

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers offers youth girls lacrosse for youth grades 2nd - 8th grade. Anyone interested in registering should complete the Youth Lacrosse registration form.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center Hours
Fees: $48 city residents. $60 non-city residents
Grades: 2nd-4th, 5th-8th

Spring Baseball and Softball

Youth Softball Players

Registration Dates: February 10-21 | Spring Baseball Form | Spring Softball Form

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

Baseball is offered for ages 5-18 while slow pitch softball is offered for ages 6-12 and fast pitch softball ages 13-17.

League age cutoff date August 31, 2013.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $36 City Resident. $48 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices and game schedules will vary according to age.

Hershey's Track and Field Games

Flyer

The Hershey Youth Program is designed to encourage physical fitness among youth and emphasizes participation and sportsmanship. You may participate in up to three different track and field events including:

  • Sprinting and distance running
  • Softball throw
  • Standing long jump

Boys and Girls ages 9-14 (age as of December 31, 2014)

Saturday, May 10th or Tuesday, June 17th

Fall Baseball

Youth Baseball Players

Registration Dates: July 7 - until filled | Download Form
(last day July 11, 2014 if space is available)

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers fall baseball for ages 10-16. 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, 2014

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $63 City Resident. $75 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices will begin late July with games being
played from August through October.

Fall Fast Pitch Softball

Youth Softball Player

Registration Dates: July 7 - until filled | Download Form
(last day July 11, 2014 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, 2014.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $48 City Resident. $60 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices will begin in July with games being played August-October

Tackle Football

Youth Football Players

Registration Dates: July 21 - until filled | Download Form
(last day July 25, 2014 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. 90 lbs.
Little League 9,10, & 11 yrs. Max 120 lbs.
Junior League 11, 12, & 13 yrs. Max 155 lbs.
Child's age as of August 31, 2014

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: $48 City Resident. $60 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices will begin mid-August with games being played from September through mid-November.

Cheerleading

Youth Cherleading

Registration Dates: July 21 - until filled | Download Form
(last day August 1, 2014 if space is available)

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers cheerleading for youth ages 7-13 with certain weight restrictions. This is a noncompetitive 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, 2014.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $48 City Resident. $60 Non-City Resident
Season: Practices will begin in August with games being played from September through mid-November.

Youth Basketball (Ages 5-18)

Youth Baskerball Players


Registration Dates: September 29 - October 10 | Download Form
(last day October 12, 2014 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, 15-16 boys, and 17-18 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, 2014.

Times: Local Community Center Hours
Location: Local Community Center
Fees: $36 City Resident. $51 Non-City Resident
Season: Varies depending on facility and league.

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

Raleigh Rockets Youth & Teen Track Team

Raleigh Rockets Track Team

Registration Dates: January 7th- until full| Download Flyer

Raleigh Rockets Track & Field Program was developed to introduce young athletes to the sport of track & field. This program combines technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! We want to inspire athletes to have a love for running and being active. Participants will put it all together for fun-filled track meets and competitions with other track club.

Track teams are available for Girls & Boys ages 9-17.
League age is determined by the child's age as of August 31st, 2013

Times: Local Community Center
Locations: Biltmore Hills, Carolina Pines, John Chavis, Sanderford Road, Ralph Campbell, Sgt. Courtney T. Johnson
Fees: $15
Season: Practices begin March 4th

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

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