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Youth Athletics Registration

Last updated Oct. 21, 2019 - 10:12 am

The Youth Athletics Program caters to children between ages 5 and 17 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.

Financial Assistance

Play It Forward Raleigh

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department strives to provide athletics programs to all. Thanks to generous donations and support, we are able to provide financial assistance to those in need.

Learn more about financial assistance options here.

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 personal verbal abuse upon any League Officials, participant or spectator, for any real or imaginary wrong decision or judgment.
  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 using unnecessary rough tactics in the play of the game.
  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).

Winter Youth Basketball

Youth Basketball Players

Registration Dates: Sept. 30 to Oct. 20 | Download Registration Form

The athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers basketball for boys and girls between the ages of five and 18. The program is divided into leagues according to ages five to six coed, seven to eight coed, nine to 10 boys, nine to 10 girls, 11 to 12 boys, 11 to 12 girls, 13 to 14 boys, 13 to 16 girls, and 15 to 17 boys. Ages five to six, seven to eight are coed leagues. Anyone interested in registering should complete the youth basketball registration form.

Register online via RecLink using the barcodes listed at the league location information below.

League Locations and Ages Information - Website / PDF

Youth Basketball Parent Manual

Youth Basketball Rulebook

League age is determined by the child's age as of Aug. 31, 2018.

Fees: $40 City resident. $55 non-City resident

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

Fall Baseball

Youth Baseball Players

Registration Dates: July 1 - 12 | Download Registration Form

The Athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers fall baseball for ages 5-17. Anyone interested in participating should complete the youth fall baseball registration form and take it to your local community center or register online!

League age is determined by the child's age as of Aug. 31, 2019

Times: Local community center hours
Location: Local community centers
Fees: $63 City resident. $78 non-City resident
Season: Practices will begin late July with games being played from August through November.

**For the Fall Season will no longer register in districts, all leagues will be citywide.**

Baseball League Ages:
5-6yo #240062
7-8yo #240063
9-10yo #240299
11-12yo #240302
13-14yo #240303
15-17yo #240306

To register online, click the link below and use the corresponding barcode number above.

RecLink Online Registration

City of Raleigh Youth Baseball Parent Manual

City of Raleigh Youth Baseball Rulebook

Fall Softball

Youth Softball Player

Registration Dates: July 1 - 12 | Download Registration Form

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

League age is determined by the child's age as of Aug. 31, 2019.

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 Park. Practices can be utilized at fields throughout the City.

Softball League Ages:
7-9yo #247645
10-12yo #239753
13-17yo #239754

To register online, click the link below and use the corresponding barcode number above.

RecLink Online Registration

Youth Softball Parent Manual

Youth Softball Rulebook

Fall Youth Football

Youth Football Players

Registration Dates: July 1 to July 26

Download Flag Football Registration Form| Download Tackle Football Registration Form

The athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers flag and tackle football for youth between the age of 5 to 13 with certain weight restrictions. Anyone interested in registering should complete the Youth flag or tackle football registration forms.

Football League Ages & Weight Categories:

Citywide Flag Football, 5, 6, and 7 years- no weight restriction
Flag Football, 8, 9, 10, 11,12,13- no weight restriction (Hosted by Lake Lynn)

Citywide Mitey Mite Rookie Tackle Football, 7, 8, and 9 years - max 100 pounds
Citywide Little League Tackle Football, 9,10, and 11 years - max 130 pounds.
Citywide Junior League Tackle Football 11, 12, and 13 years - max 160 pounds.

Child's age as of Aug. 31, 2019

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.

View USA Football for more information on safety.

Times: Local community center hours
Location: Local community center
Flag Football Fees: $40 City resident, $55 non-City resident
Tackle Football Fees: $55 City resident. $70 non-City resident
Season: Practices will begin mid-August with games being played from September through mid-November primarily on Saturdays.
Parent Resources: Youth Football Parent Manual

Rulebooks: Rookie Tackle, Little & Junior League Tackle

To register online, use the link and cooresponding barcodes below.

RecLink Online Registration

Flag Football (5-7yo):
Brier Creek #239862
Millbrook #239863
Green Road #239865
Worthdale #239866
Chavis #239868
Courtney T #239873

Flag Football (8-10yo):
Lake Lynn #239841

Flag Football (11-13yo):
Lake Lynn #239842

Mitey Mite Tackle (7-9yo):
Brier Creek #239586
Millbrook #239587
Lake Lynn #239591
Green Road #239589
Marsh Creek #239596
Worthdale #239595
Lions Park #239593
Jaycee #239605
Laurel Hills #239594
Biltmore Hills #239592
Chavis #239588
Courtney T #239585

Little League Tackle (9-11yo):
Brier Creek #239601
Millbrook #239602
Lake Lynn #239606
Optimist #239608
Green Road #239604
Marsh Creek #239611
Worthdale #239610
Lions Park #239609
Jaycee #239605
Laurel Hills #239607
Biltmore Hills #247188
Chavis #239603
Courtney T #239600

Junior League Tackle (11-13yo):
Brier Creek #239617
Millbrook #239614
Optimist #239621
Green Road #239620
Marsh Creek #239618
Worthdale #239619
Jaycee #239616
Chavis #239603
Courtney T #239600

Youth Cheerleading

Youth Cherleading

Registration Dates: July 15 - 26 | Download Registration Form

The athletic department in coordination with the community centers throughout Raleigh offers cheerleading for youth between the ages of seven and 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 Aug. 31, 2019.

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 primarily on Saturdays.

To register online, use the link and cooresponding barcodes below.

RecLink Online Registration

Cheerleading:
Brier Creek #239995
Millbrook #239998
Lake Lynn #239994
Optimist #240003
Green Road #239996
Marsh Creek #239999
Worthdale #240002
Lions Park #239997
Laurel Hills #240000
Chavis #240004
Courtney T #240001

Youth Cheerleading Parent Manual

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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