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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.

Baseball Registration

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The City of Raleigh will be offering youth baseball for ages 5-17 (Age as of August 31, 2022). Registration is July 11-22.
Ages: 5-17
Fee: $63 for Raleigh residents and $78 for non-Raleigh residents.
Raleigh baseball leagues are a way for youth to learn the fundamentals of baseball and to teach positive sportsmanship. Kid pitch leagues keep score and record wins and losses. Practices will begin mid-August and games will begin in September. Specific days and times won’t be known until registration is over as we consider head coach preferences and the number of teams in the league. Volunteer coaches are needed who enjoy baseball, want to teach youth and help develop league participants' skills and knowledge of baseball. Registration can be done online using RecLink or at your local community center. 

Leagues & Locations
*Please note locations may change based on registration numbers*
TBall (Ages 5-6) – Kiwanis Park
Pinto League (Ages 7-8) – Millbrook Community Center
Mustang League (Ages 9-10) Baileywick Park & North Hills Park
Bronco League (Ages 11-12) – Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
Pony League (Ages 13-14) – Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
Colt League (Ages 15-17) – Buffaloe Road Athletic Park & Optimist Community Center

Youth Futsal

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The City of Raleigh will be offering youth futsal for ages 6-11 (Age as of August 31, 2022). Registration is July 11-22.
Ages: 6-11
Fee: $40 for Raleigh residents and $55 for non-Raleigh residents.
City of Raleigh Futsal is focused on offering a fun and inclusive experience for recreation level soccer and futsal players. The league is designed to offer basic knowledge, skill development, and a positive on field experience. The coaching staff will focus on fun, fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship; and best of all… everyone plays! Registration can be done online using RecLink or at your local community center. 
The vision of City of Raleigh Futsal is to help youth: 
• Build connection
• Learn and enjoy the game of Futsal. 
• Live a healthy and active lifestyle.
• Play in an inclusive league. 
Leagues: 
6-8 years old non-competitive
9-11 years old competitive
Locations:
Brentwood Park, Peach Road Community Center, Millbrook Community Center
*Please note locations may change based on registration numbers

Youth Flag Football

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The Athletics Division is offering youth flag football for ages 5-13. Open registration is February 7-18.  Registration may be left open pending number of available spots.  League age as of date is August 31, 2021. Practices will begin tentatively in March at designated parks within the registered districts. Practice times can be anytime Monday-Friday, 6pm-8pm, Saturday, 9am-3pm, and Sunday, 1pm-6pm.  Games will be played on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays mornings, tentatively, starting in mid-April at Lions Park.  Registration will be conducted at all local Raleigh Community Centers and online.
Ages: 5-13
Fee: $40 for Raleigh residents and $55 for non-Raleigh residents.

Flag Football Registration Form
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Cheerleading Registration

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Ages 5-13
Fee: $55 for Raleigh residents; $70 for non-Raleigh residents.
Age: 5-13 yrs. Youth cheerleading registration is February 7-18 (or until filled). The youth cheerleading program is a way for youth the learn the fundamentals of cheerleading and teach positive sportsmanship. Cheerleaders will cheer for teams in our youth football league. Teams will be determined by district. League age is determined by participants' age on August 31, 2021. The registration fee is $55 for residents and $70 for non-residents.
District 1: Brier Creek Park
District 2: Lions Park
District 3: Jaycee Park
District 4: John  Chavis Memorial Park
Registration form.

Softball Registration

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The City of Raleigh will be offering youth softball for ages 7-17 (Age as of August 31, 2021). Registration is February 7-25.
Ages: 7-17
Fee: $40 for Raleigh residents and $55 for non-Raleigh residents.
Raleigh softball leagues are a way for youth to learn the fundamentals of softball and to teach positive sportsmanship. Kid pitch leagues keep score and record wins and losses. Practices will begin mid-March and games will begin in April. Specific days and times won’t be known until registration is over as we consider head coach preferences and the number of teams in the league. Volunteer coaches are needed who enjoy softball, want to teach youth and help develop league participants' skills and knowledge of softball. Registration can be done online using RecLink or at your local community center. 
Leagues & Locations
Mini Girls (Ages 7-9): Lions Park
Modified Pitch (Ages 10-12): Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
Fast Pitch (Ages 13-17):  Buffaloe Road Athletic Park

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 raleighnc.gov/services 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
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

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 & Youth Lacrosse
Jason Clemons - Youth Football & Youth Basketball
Raven Johnson - Youth Softball & Youth Cheerleading

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

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