Basketball Virtual Training Find Your District Financial Assistance Take the Pledge to Keep Youth Sports Positive
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.
Raleigh Parks is offering youth basketball for ages 5-17!
Registration: Sept. 27-Oct. 8 (Registration may be left open pending the number of available spots)
Ages: 5 to 17 years old (League age as of date is August 31, 2021)
Fee: $40 for Raleigh residents and $55 for non-Raleigh residents
Practices will begin in November at each league’s operating community center gym. Practice times can be anytime Monday-Friday (6 to 9 p.m.), Saturdays (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or Sunday afternoons (1 to 6 p.m.). Games will be played on weeknights, and possibly Saturdays, starting in January. Please note that the number of teams and the head coach you are assigned will determine actual the practice and game schedule. Registration will be conducted at all community centers and online using RecLink.
Please note that masks are required for all participants, coaches, officials, and spectators. View all Parks COVID-19 information here.
Find these helpful online videos as a resource for training:
Find Your District
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.
To find your district and facilities:
- Visit raleighnc.gov/services and enter your address in the box below "Find Your Services by Address" and click "Search".
- In the information that appears under "Recreation", your Youth Athletic District will be noted.
- Reference the list by district below to find your facilities.
Sgt. Courtney Johnson
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.
Take the Pledge to Keep Youth Sports Positive
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.