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 of the youth sport league goals.

We pride ourselves in 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.

CHANGE IN YOUTH ATHLETICS FOR FALL 2020!

Hi Harrisburg Community - Please review the following in detail, as it pertains to the Harrisburg Parks and Recreation Fall 2020 Youth Athletic Sports Season. We regret to inform you that we will not be able to host a traditional youth or adult sports program Fall 2020 as a result of the continued COVID-19 restrictions. Due to continued extensions to Governor Coopers Executive Orders, we are unable to navigate a traditional sports season while remaining compliant with those restrictions across all sports offerings. However, in response to this, we have exciting news! Our Fall 2020 Athletic Season is still a GO but just in a modified format. Our NEW Youth Athletic Camps are the key to excelling your child in their sport through conditioning and skill building! 

  • Already Registered for a Fall Sport? No problem! We will be reaching out to each family to talk through our camp format and how you can seamlessly transfer into our Fall Camps!
  • Were you hesitant to register for a Fall Sport due to COVID related reasons? This is the PERFECT opportunity for you to improve your skills all the while staying safe and healthy!
  • Are you registered for a Fall Sport but no longer want to participate in our Fall Camps? Not a problem! We will be reaching out to each individual family so we can figure out the best plan for you. We will be able to issue a refund if you do not wish to participate this Fall.

Please review our plan for our Fall Athletic Camps and read through all the exciting things we have in store for this season. If you have any questions, please reach out to Harrisburg Parks and Recreation directly via social media or by phone (704.455.7275).

We truly appreciate your support and patience during this time. We are excited for this new format and believe it will create the best and safest outlet that our youth community needs!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE CAMP SERIES! 

August 24 - October 31

The Key to Excelling in your Sport through Conditioning and Skill Building


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Traditional Leagues

Spring

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

Fall

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

Winter

  • Basketball - ages 5 to 16

Registration

Registration is available online. 

Registration for Fall 2020 youth athletics begins June 1, 2020!

For specific dates and how to register, please visit the sport-specific page by clicking on the link in the green column on the left-hand side of this page. Sports offered in the fall are softball, baseball, soccer, flag football, Pop Warner football and Pop Warner cheerleading.

**Fall 2020 registrants will need to create an account with CivicRec and be logged in before registering, if you have not already done so. Harrisburg Parks and Recreation has transitioned from ActiveNet to CivicRec for all our program, class, and athletic needs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. However, we thank you for your patience and understanding.**

Additional Information

Please view each league page for more detailed information on each specific sport, including:

  • Blackout dates
  • Games schedules
  • Practice schedules
  • Registration information and dates
  • Tournament brackets

Sponsorship Opportunities

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