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Spring Youth NFL Flag Football and Cheerleading Youth Spring Baseball Youth Spring Softball Virtual Training Financial Assistance Take the Pledge to Keep Youth Sports Positive

The Youth Athletics Program caters to children between ages 5 and 17, offering them numerous benefits from playing 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.

Registration Dates for Youth Leagues

Register for Current Youth Leagues
Season League Registration Dates
Spring Baseball
Softball
Flag Football
Cheerleading
Just Kick It Soccer
February 1-14
Summer Basketball (ages 9-12) April 1-14
Fall Baseball
Softball
Flag Football
Cheerleading
Just Kick It Soccer
July 1-14
Winter Basketball
South East Raleigh Wrestling Club
October 1-14

Spring Youth NFL Flag Football and Cheerleading

Youth Flag Football Coach talking to the team

The Athletics Division is offering youth flag football and cheerleading for ages 5-13. Open registration is Feb. 1-14. The program age as of date is August 31, 2023. The league fees are $51 for Raleigh residents and $66 for non-Raleigh residents.  Interested athletes may register for their choice of the following league and program locations:  Baileywick Park or Lions Park.  Practices will begin in March.  Possible practice times can be anytime Monday-Friday, between 6 -8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., or Sunday, 1 - 6 p.m., and will be held primarily at the registered league Park location.  All practices will be scheduled by the team’s head coach after team placements have occurred. Games will be played starting in April and will also be held at the designated league Park location.  Registration will be conducted at all local Raleigh Community Centers and online.

League Age and Locations

Register for Youth Spring NFL Flag Football and Cheerleading on RecLink
Download the Registration Form
Age League Game & Primary Practice Location
5-7 Mini-Mite Baileywick Park
Lions Park
8-10 Mitey-Mite Baileywick Park
Lions Park
11-13 Little League Baileywick Park
Lions Park

Youth Spring Baseball

Youth baseball player pitching to batter

Youth Spring Baseball (Ages 5-17) registration is Feb. 1-14. The Baseball League is a way for youth to learn the fundamentals of baseball and to teach positive sportsmanship. Volunteer coaches are needed who enjoy baseball, want to teach youth, and help develop league participants' skills and knowledge of softball. League Age is determined by the participant's age on August 31, 2023.

League Age and Locations

Register for Youth Spring Baseball on RecLink
Download the Registration Form
Age League Location
5-6 TBall Kiwanis
Optimist Park
Roberts Park
7-8 Pinto Lions Park
Method Road
Millbrook Exchange
9-10 Mustang Biltmore Hills
Lake Lynn
Marsh Creek
North Hills
11-12 Bronco Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
Cedar Hills
Jaycee Park
13-14 Pony Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
15-17 Colt Cedar Hills & Optimist Park
Played May-August

Youth Spring Softball

softball pitcher pitching fast pitch

Youth Spring Softball (Ages 7-17) registration is Feb.1-14. The Softball League is a way for youth to learn the fundamentals of softball and to teach positive sportsmanship. Volunteer coaches are needed who enjoy softball, want to teach youth, and to help develop league participants' skills and knowledge of softball. League Age is determined by the participant's age on August 31, 2023.

League Age and Locations

Register for Youth Spring Softball on RecLink
Download the Registration Form
Age League Location
7-9 Mini Softball Buffaloe Road Athletic Complex
10-12 Modified Fast-Pitch Walnut Creek Athletic Complex
13-17 Fast Pitch Walnut Creek Athletic Complex

Virtual Training

Find these helpful online videos as a resource for training:

See the Youth Athletics Digital Resources

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

Contact

 

Ryan Ryba - Youth Baseball
Jason Clemons - Youth Football & Youth Basketball
Zeb Alford - Youth Softball

Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Categories:
Parks Programs
Related Services:
Athletics Program

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