The Roanoke Rapids Parks & Recreation Department runs the Youth Basketball and Flag Football leagues, as well as Adult Basketball and Softball. Other youth sports such as baseball, softball, soccer, swim team, and tackle football are run by volunteer organizations in Roanoke Rapids.
Registration for youth basketball and flag football is held at the TJ Davis Recreation Center. A copy of the child's birth certificate is required to register for any youth sport.
Forms for other youth sports will be available at the TJ Davis Recreation Center as soon as the leagues provide the information.
For more information on how you can help coach or sponsor a team, call 533-2847.
Adult Basketball Leagues
Adult Basketball Coaches Meeting held in January.
$300 entry fee plus $25 for each non-resident will be due when signing up a team.
Contact Thomas Goble 533-2847
Adult Softball Leagues
Adult Softball Coaches meeting held June 11th, 2015 for persons interested in placing a softball team in one of the following leagues: Men's Industrial, Women's Open, Co-Ed, and Church. For all leagues you must work or live in Northampton or Halifax County. $300 for each league, plus $25 non-resident fee.
Industrial League: Players must be a full-time employee for team company. Must live or work within a ten (10) mile radius of the city limits of Roanoke Rapids.
Church League: Players must attend a local church at least twice a month in order to play. Must be a current permanent resident of either Halifax or Northampton Counties.
Contact Thomas Goble 533-2847
Youth Athletics Information
Roanoke Valley Girls Softball League
Age divisions: 16 & under, 14 & under, 12 & under, 10 & under, and 8 & under. Age determined as of January 1st, Contact Jen Ott 578-3298. Registration forms will be available at the TJ Davis Recreation Center in January.
RR Youth Baseball Association
Senior – ages 13-15*
Major – ages 11-12*
Minor – ages 9-10*
*Age determined as of April 30th. Contact Todd Lockamon 537-3906. Registration forms will be available at the TJ Davis Recreation Center in February.
Optimist Club Athletics
T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Pitching Machine Leagues. Contact Dan Durham 203-1602. Registration forms will be available at the TJ Davis Recreation Center in February.
*Age determined as of August 1st
Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Association
Ages 5-17. Registration forms will be available online at www.RVYSA.org. Forms are also available at the TJ Davis Recreation Center.
Youth Basketball Registration in September and October at the TJ Davis Recreation Center. Contact Thomas Goble 533-2847. Residents $15 Non- Residents $45. For girls and boys ages 8-18. Must be 8 by December 31 of present year and cannot be 19 before December 31 of present year.
Flag Football Registration in August at the TJ Davis Recreation Center. Contact Thomas Goble 533-2847. Residents $15 Non- Residents $45. For girls and boys ages 7-10. Must be 7 by October 15 of present year and cannot be 10 by October 15 of present year.
Midget Tackle Football
10 –12 year olds. Players must be 10 before October 15th and cannot be 12 until after October 15th. Registration forms will be available at TJ Davis Recreation Center in July. Registration deadline is mid August. Contact Troy McNair 673-0594
Youth Sports FAQs
We often get asked about youth sports. The two most popular questions are:
Why is there a user fee?
The independent youth sports organizations, such as soccer, t-ball, baseball, softball, swimming, and tackle football, collect registration fees from each participant.In turn they provide the participants with proper equipment, practices, games, and officials. These funds are not contributed to the maintenance and utilities on the fields/facilities that are involved with each sport. The athletic user fee of $5 per city resident and $10 per non-city resident is charged per participant. These funds collected are used to maintain and upgrade fields/facilities. One user fee is collected per participant per sport. If a participant participates in a league and is on a travel team, that participant is only required to pay the user fee once.These fees are collected annually.
Who opens the park restrooms?
Each independent youth sports organization is in charge of opening and closing bathrooms for their leagues. While the restrooms are open we ask each organization to be accountable and responsible for these restrooms. This includes, monitoring, clean up, and reporting all maintenance issues concerning the restrooms. Each organization is given keys to restrooms and lights. Should anyone see that the restrooms are not open during league play please call your organizations. If there are maintenance issues please call our administrative offices 533-2847 and ask for Park Supervisor Garry Moore.