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Youth Athletics

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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.

Summer Co-ed Rip-a-Flag Rugby

Registration: May 17-28

Raleigh Parks is proud to be partnering with the North Raleigh RedHawks Youth and Men's Rugby Club to offer Coed Rip-a-Flag Rugby this Summer!  This program is for boys and girls ages 7-12 (as of 08/31/21) who are new to the sport and have a desire to learn and have fun. 

All practices and games will take place at Williams Stadium at Athens Drive Magnet High School. The cost is $40 (includes uniform and flag belt). Learn a new sport this summer with the best coaches in the game!

Register Online

Flag Football

Registration: February 1-19

Raleigh Parks is offering youth flag football for ages 5-13. Registration may be left open past Feb.12 if there are available spots. League age as of date is August 31, 2020. The fee is $40 for Raleigh residents and $55 for non-Raleigh residents.  

Practices will begin tentatively in April at designated parks within the registered districts. Practice times can be anytime Monday-Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Games will be played on Saturdays, tentatively, starting in late April at Lions Park.

Please review our Athletics Know Before You Go guide prior to registering. 

You can register online at RecLink using the barcode below.


Spring Baseball and Softball

Kid at plate hitting baseball with catcher behind him

Registration: February 1-19

Youth softball and baseball leagues are a great way for youth ages 5 to 17 to learn the fundamentals of the sport and to teach positive sportsmanship. Volunteer coaches are needed who enjoy baseball, want to teach youth, and to help develop league participants' skills and knowledge of baseball. League Age is determined by the participant's age on August 31, 2020.

Please review our Athletics Know Before You Go guide prior to registering. 

You can register online at RecLink using the barcode below.

Baseball Barcodes 

  District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 Citywide
T-Ball (Ages 5-6) 267275 267276 267277 267278 N/A
Pinto (Ages 7-8) 267261 267262 267263 267264 N/A
Mustang (Ages 9-10) 267212 267213 267214 267215 N/A
Bronco (Ages 11-12) 267202 267203 267204 267204 N/A
Pony (Ages 13-14) 267269 267270 267269 267270 N/A
Colt (Ages 15-17) N/A N/A N/A N/A 267211

Softball Barcodes

  • Mini Girls Softball (Ages 7-9) - 266982
  • Citywide Softball Slow/Modified Pitch (Ages 10-12) - 266612
  • Citywide Softball Fast Pitch (Ages 13-17) - 266613



The City of Raleigh considers the health and well-being of our participants and staff to be of the utmost importance. Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to cancel lacrosse leagues this spring. Thank you for continuing to support Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department athletics. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us at We appreciate your continued patience and we hope to see you on the field again soon.

Virtual Training

Find these helpful online videos as a resource for training:

See the Youth Athletics Digital Resources

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:

  1. Visit and enter your address in the box below "Find Your Services by Address" and click "Search".
  2. In the information that appears under "Recreation", your Youth Athletic District will be noted.
  3. Reference the list by district below to find your facilities. 

District 1
Brier Creek
Lake Lynn
Millbrook Exchange

District 2
Barwell Road
Green Road
Lions Park
Marsh Creek

District 3
Laurel Hills
Tarboro Road

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

Financial Assistance

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

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



Ryan Ryba - Youth Baseball & Youth Lacrosse
Jason Clemons - Youth Football & Youth Basketball
Raven Johnson - Youth Softball & Youth Cheerleading
Toni Moyer

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