Youth Sports

The Harrisburg Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of year-round opportunities for children interested in youth sports.

Sports are offered in a supportive, family-friendly environment that focuses on sportsman-like conduct and fun. We put the children’s experience and education of the sport at the forefront of all youth sport league goals.

We pride ourselves on having the best volunteers in the area that coach our youth sports teams. Our volunteers understand player education and that experience far outweighs the numbers in the win/loss column. The sign of a great coach and great league is the number of children that return year after year to the program.

NOTE: Youth players are only allowed to be registered for ONE sport per season. This policy is enforced for the player's safety and in consideration of their teammates and coaches.

Traditional Leagues 

SPRING - registration typically begins in January

  • Baseball - ages 3 to 15
  • Soccer - ages 3 to 17
  • Softball - ages 7 to 15

FALL - registration typically begins in May/June

  • Baseball - ages 3 to 15
  • Soccer - ages 3 to 17
  • Softball - ages 7 to 15
  • Flag Football - ages 5 to 6
  • Pop Warner Cheer - ages 7 to 13
  • Pop Warner Football - ages 7 to 12

WINTER - registration typically begins in September

  • Basketball - ages 5 to 16


For specific dates and detailed information for each sport and season, please visit the sport-specific page by clicking on the link in the green column on the left-hand side of this page. Due to the amount of time needed to organize and prepare for our sports programs, registration takes place approximately 2-3 months prior to the beginning of the sports season. 

Please read through the season's information sheet for important details, requirements, and answers to frequently asked questions PRIOR to registering a child.  

IMPORTANT TOWN OF HARRISBURG POLICY CHANGE: For all Parks & Recreation fees, “Resident"/"Town of Harrisburg Taxpayer” refers to participants who reside within Town of Harrisburg city limits and pay Harrisburg City Taxes to the Town of Harrisburg. Fees and residency are no longer based on a Harrisburg address or county residence. This policy change may make the registration cost for your participant different from previous seasons (prior to winter 2022).  

Where/How to Register (and add a child to waiting list):

Registration is available online or in-person at the Harrisburg Parks and Recreation Office. All registrations are processed through the CivicRec program, so an active member account is required. Individual household members, such as children and spouse, need to be added to the main member account in order to be able to register them for an activity. Please keep all household members under one main account for easier tracking of activities, payments, etc., and be careful to not create multiple accounts. 

  • Online:
    • If you need assistance with online registration, please CLICK HERE to watch a video for step-by-step instructions. You may also call the office at 704-455-7275.
  • The Harrisburg Parks and Recreation Office is located in Harrisburg Town Hall (4100 Main Street Harrisburg, NC 28075) and is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. 

Inclement Weather: Updated information regarding inclement weather can be found using one or more of the following options:  

Coaching Information: Please visit the coaching page by clicking the link on the left-hand side of this page or the link provided here for additional coaching information and required documents to be submitted.

Policies and Waivers: 

Sponsorship Opportunities

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