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Youth Sports


General Information

Registration forms for sports programs and leagues may be obtained through Alexandria Schools, Libraries, Recreation Centers, and the Youth Sports Office at 1108 Jefferson St. Fees and programs are subject to change. Teams are formed through Recreation Center Districts, not school boundaries. After the league registration deadline, players will be assessed a late fee and will be placed on teams based on space availability. Registration for all Youth Sports leagues and activiies must be accompanied by a birth certificate unless one is already on file in the Sports Office.

Registration forms can be downloaded from this page, completed and mailed in with required fees and information to the Youth Sports Division at 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria Virginia 22314-3999. For additional information call 703.746.5402.

Online registration is available for some Youth Sports Programs, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation 

Only City of Alexandria residents are eligible to participate in the youth sports programs listed below.

For around-the-clock information about game cancellations, call the Youth Sports Hotline at 703.746.5597.

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Athletic Field and Outdoor Court Request Form

City Announces New Fees for Youth Sport Participants (released October 31, 2008)
Effective January 1, 2009, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will be increasing fees as planned in Fee Resolution No. 2276, adopted by City Council on May 13, 2008. More information…. 

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Youth Sports’ Leagues & Programs

Fall 

Winter 

Spring 

Summer 

  • Alexandria Boxing Club
  • Alexandria Little League Baseball
  • Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA)
  • Alexandria Titans Tackle Football
  • Lil' Titans Flag Football
  • Lil' Slammers Basketball
  • Basketball Fundamentals School
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball
     
 
  • Alexandria Boxing Club
  • Boys & Girl's Basketball League
 
  • Alexandria Boxing Club
  • Alexandria Little League Baseball
  • Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA)
  • Cheerleading
  • Hershey Track & Field Meet
  • Lacrosse Program
  • Softball League (Rookie, National & American Divisions)
  • Tee-Ball & Rookie Baseball Leagues
  • Titan Track Club
     
 
  • Alexandria Boxing Club
  • National Junior Tennis League (NJTL)
  • Rugby
  • Basketball League
  • Summer Instructional Baseball League
  • Track Club
  • Wahoos Swim Program
  • Field Hockey
     
 

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Volunteers Needed

The Youth Sports Office is currently seeking volunteers to coach youth baseball, softball, swimming, track and field, tackle football, flag football, field hockey, rugby, basketball, cheerleading and volleyball. Criminal background checks are required by all volunteer coaches. Coaches are provided training opportunities. For additional information on volunteer opportunities and the leagues, call the Youth Sports Office at 703.746.5402, or email mac.slover@alexandriava.gov or tamika.coleman@alexandriava.gov.

Volunteer coaches are required to attend the National Youth Sports Coaches Alliance (NYSCA) certification clinic.

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NYSCA LogoNational Youth Sports Coaches Alliance (NYSCA) 

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities sponsors the National Youth Sports Alliance coaches certification program. NYSCA provides volunteer youth coaches with valuable information on the psychology of coaching children, first aid, safety, how to organize fun and interesting practices, maximizing athletic performance, tips on teaching sports techniques, how to help children to avoid drugs as well as many other important areas.

To become an NYSCA member, coaches must pass a written test on the material presented during the clinic and sign the Coaches’ Code of Ethics pledge, which stresses the importance of placing the emotional and physical well-being of players ahead of personal desire to win. For additional information regarding coaching certification programs, please call 703.746.5402.

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Sportsmanship

Mid Atlantic Sports LogoMid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance (MARPSA)
The City of Alexandria along with a number of other local jurisdictions is a proud member of the MARPSA organization. The purpose of the MARPSA is to develop and communicate a consistent message that organizations and their players, coaches and spectators will be held accountable to a code of conduct that promotes sportsmanship and keeps recreational competitive and non-competitive sporting activities in proper prospective. For more information, visit their website  www.marpsa.org  

Players, coaches and parents are required to complete a Code of Conduct Form before participating in the any youth sports program in Alexandria.

 

Pursuing Victory With Honor Sportsmanship CampaignVictory with Honor Logo
The City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and the Alexandria Chapter of 4-H has implemented a Character Counts/Pursuing Victory With Honor Program. The purpose of the program is for students-athletes to increase their knowledge and skills in character education, including trust, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship, both on and off the playing field.



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Sport Advisory Boards & Collaboratives

Youth Sports Advisory Board
The advisory board is made of representatives from each of the youth sports organizations and high schools within the City of Alexandria who meet on a regular basis to discuss common issues surrounding youth sports and make recommendations to improve the youth sports programs, facilities and fields within the City of Alexandria. Note: Minutes are approved at the next scheduled meeting.

  • Meeting Information 
  • 2013

 Baseball/Softball Fields Collaborative Group
The collaborative group is made of a representative from each the sports organizations and high schools within the City of Alexandria that meet to discuss the diamond field issues and provide input on what fields will be renovated and constructed in future years. Note: Minutes are approved at the next scheduled meeting. 

  • Meeting Information  

Rectangular Fields Collaborative Group
The collaborative group is made of representative from each the sports organizations and high schools within the City of Alexandria that meet to discuss the rectangular field issues and provide input on what fields will be renovated and constructed in future years. Note: Minutes are approved at the next scheduled meeting.

  • Meeting Information  

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Miracle Baseball League Of Alexandria (Ages 6 - Young Adults)  -  2014 Spring Season

Mission of Program: The Miracle Baseball League of Alexandria provides opportunities for children and young adults with mental and/or physical challenges to play baseball regardless of their ability.  The participants will have the opportunity to hit, run the bases and score a run. Our mission is to provide children between the ages of 6 -17 and young adults 18 years & up access to sports programs for kids of all abilities and levels. Major League 1 - for participants with moderate to severe disabilities. Major League 2 - for participants wanting a “less intense, less competitive and more relaxed" atmosphere where they can be successful and enjoy the game just for its own sake without the pressure of the competitive and more intense league play in Little League. Each participant will have a “Angels in the Outfield” volunteer buddy to assist them in hitting and running the bases.  Players will receive a major league baseball replica jersey and a hat. For additional information, call the Sports Office at 703.746.5402 or Therapeutic Recreation at 703.746.5422.

Registration Information:  The Miracle League of Alexandria is open for any child or young adult who resides in the City of Alexandria.  Children who participate in any Recreation Department Therapeutic Recreation program, Alexandria City Public School System program or any agency/organization in the City are eligible to participate. Youth games will be played on Friday evening at 6 p.m. Adult games will be played on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. All games will be played at Kelley Cares Miracle Field located at 1108 Jefferson Street.  Age is determined by the age of the participant as of April 30, 2014

Miracle Baseball League of Alexandria - Donations Accepted: Want to donate to the construction of the new Miracle Baseball Field in Alexandria or sponsor a child to play in the league?  Go to Miracle Baseball League of Alexandria’s (MBLA) website at miracleleagueofalexandria.com. For more information on the National Miracle League program, visit miracleleaguebaseball.com   

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Community Open Play

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities sponsors "Rock Your Park" by offering free Community Open Play Days and Nights throughout the year. See the locations and schedule below:
 
Spring Rock Your Park Open Play Schedule (March 17 - June 20)

  • Witter Recreational Fields (2700 Witter Drive) will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Ben Brenman Soccer Field (4800 Ben Brenman Drive) will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Simpson Soccer Fields (426 E. Monroe Avenue) will be open Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Below are some guidelines to follow as you participate:  

• For City residents only.
• Show courtesy to all other field users.
• No permits or registration will be required and use will be on a first come, first served basis.
• No uniformed teams or structured games will be allowed.
• Must provide your own equipment/balls.
• Tennis shoes or turf athletic shoes must be worn on the field.
• When more than two pick up teams are playing, a time limit will be enforced.
• No pets, smoking, alcohol, music will be allowed at the fields.
• All trash must be deposed of in the trash containers.
• Youth must be accompanied by a parent or an adult chaperone.
• Please follow all field and park regulations.
• HAVE FUN!!!!

We look forward to seeing you in our parks and at our fields. If you have any questions, please call  703.746.5402 or email  mac.slover@alexandriava.gov. 
 


Spring Baseball League (Ages 5 - 8)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of April 30, 2014.Teams are formed in the Tee-Ball Division (ages 5 & 6) and the Rookie (Coach Pitch) Division (ages 7 & 8). Practices will begin in April and the season will end in June. Teams are formed by recreation districts. Teams will practice once or twice a week (practice days vary from team to team).There will be one league game during the week and a game on Saturday afternoon. Participants will need to have their own glove. For additional information, call the Sports Office at 703.746.5402. 


Girls Softball League (Ages 6 - 16)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of April 30, 2014.Teams are formed in the Rookie (Coach Pitch) Division (ages 6 - 8); National Division (ages 9 - 11); American Divison (ages 12 - 16). Practices will begin early April and the season will end in June. Teams are formed by recreation districts. Teams will practice once or twice a week (practice days vary from team to team).There will be one league game during the week and a game on Saturday afternoon. Participants will need to have their own glove. For additional information, call the Sports Office at 703.746.5402.


Wahoo Swim Team (Ages 6 - 16)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of June 15, 2014. Youth of all abilities will have the opportunity to develop their own unique potential. The program promotes individual and team camaraderie in an atmosphere of competition. Developing and experienced swimmers alike refine their freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke, turns and starts with an experienced coaching staff.  Practice will begin on May 27 at the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility (3210 King Street). Practices times will run Monday - Thursday, 5:15-6:15 pm. Beginning June 23, practices will occur Monday - Friday at the Old Town Pool (1605 Cameron Street). Parents are asked not to drop their child off until practice time. Please pick up your child immediately at the end of practice. Team socials will be held on Fridays. The Wahoo Swim Team will compete in the Colonial Swim League - meets beginning in mid-June and go through July. The dates, times and locations will be announced. The Recreation Department will host swim meets at the Old Town Pool. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to practices and meets. 

  • Registration Period: March 15 - May 27
  • Registration Fees: Residents -  $175 for first child and $150 for each additional child
  • Registration Fees: Nonresident - $375
  • Register before May 1 and save $25 per participant.
  • Register online at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation (Activity #130150-01) or download registration form here.
     

Alexandria Titans Tackle Football (Ages 7 - 16)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of October 1, 2014. The Alexandria Titans are a member of the Fairfax County Youth Football League (FCYFL). For more information on FCYFL visit the website at www.fcyfl.org. The FCYFL is a full contact tackle football league. Teams are formed based on ability as well as by the age/weight chart below. Teams are formed in the following divisions: Anklebiter (AB), 80, 90, 100, 115, 130 and 155 pounds.  Practices will begin in August with league play beginning in September. Each participant is required to have their own current Department of Motor Vehicle Identification Card in order to play in the league and receive equipment. For more information on how to obtain a D.M.V. ID visit their website at www.virginia.dmv.org.

Preseason Camp will be held July 28 – July 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at George Washington Middle School. Participants should wear t-shirts, shorts and cleats and bring water. Alexandria Titans coaches will facilitate the camp. Participants will learn the proper techniques of passing, catching, blocking, and other fundamentals of football. Participants must be registered for the 2014 season to attend the camp. Practice will begin Monday, August 4 from 6 – 8 pm at the Braddock Road Field, located next to George Washington Middle School at 1005 Mt. Vernon Avenue. The first three days of practice are conditioning days, participants should wear shorts, t-shirts and helmets. Participants can not wear full equipment until they have completed their three conditioning days.

Equipment is supplied by the Alexandria Department of Recreation. Each player will receive a helmet (with approved face guard and chin strap), shoulder pads, practice pants (with thigh pads, knee pads, hip pads and tail pad), game pants and mouth piece. Players are required to provide their own cleats, protective cups and extra mouthpieces. Participants are required to turn the D.M.V. ID into the Sports Office before equipment will be issued. The Sports Office will return the ID when all of the equipment is returned at the end of the season. Equipment will be issued on the following dates: Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon for players in the anklebiter and 80 pound weight divisions; Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon for players in the 90 and 100 pound weight divisions and Saturday, August 2 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon for players in the 115, 130 and 155 pound weight divisions. Equipment will be distributed from the Youth Sports Equipment Room located at 1108 Jefferson Street. A parent/guardian must be present with the player to receive equipment.  For additional information, call the Sports Office at 703.746.5402.


Hershey Track and Field Meet (Ages 7 - 14)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of December 31, 2014.  Each spring the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities host a local track meet as part of the Hershey Track and Field Games. The mission of the Hershey Track and Field Games is to provide a quality recreation and school program where children have fun and are introduced to physical fitness through basic track and field events such as running, jumping and throwing. This year the track meet will be held on Saturday, May 17 at T.C. Williams High School at 9 a.m. The Youth Sports Hotline (703.746.5597) will be updated the morning of the track meet if there is inclement weather. The rain date is Sunday, May 18. Registration is easy, just complete registration online and list the events in the note section. There is not a fee to register for the track meet. Ages 7 & 8 can participate in the 50 meter dash, standing long jump and the softball throw only. Ages 7 & 8 will not advance to the district or state meet. Participants can enter either two track and one field or two field and one track event. For 9-10 and 11-12 age groups, the relay does not count as a running event. For additional information, call the Sports Office at 703.746.5402.

  • Registration Period: March 15 to May 1
  • Registration Fee: $0
  • Register online at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation (Activity # 510304-14)
  • Download registration form for ages 9 - 14 here.
  • Download registration form for ages 7 & 8 here.

Titans Track and Field Club (Ages 7 - 14)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of August 30, 2014. The Titans Track & Field Club will represent the City of Alexandria and compete in local track meets held around the metropolitan area June - August.  Club members will receive the basic skills and techniques of track and field with the emphasis placed on teamwork, sportsmanship, commitment and healthy competition.   Limited space is available. The club will practice on Tuesday & Thursday from 6 - 8 pm at T.C. Williams High School and compete in track meets on the weekend at Edison High School.   


Girls Field Hockey League (Ages 9 - 14)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of July 31, 2014. Registration Period: March 15 - May 31. The field hockey program is designed to expose girls to the sport of field hockey. The season will run June 9 - July 31. The league will be divided into two age divisions, ages 9 - 11 and ages 12 - 14. Program age is determined by the age of the participant as of July 31, 2014 for both divisions. Participants must provide their own field hockey sticks, shin guards, goggles and mouthpieces. For additional information, call the Sports Office at 703.746.5402.

  • Registration Period: March 15 - May 31
  • Registration Fee: $60
  • Register online at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation (Activity # 510412-14) or download registration form here.
     

 Alexandria Rugby Club (Ages 5 - 15)

 


Alexandria Little League Baseball (Ages 9-15)

AA, AAA, Majors and Junior Leagues 

  • For registration information, please call Alexandria Little League (ALL) at 703.739.4444 or visit alexandriabaseball.com 

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Alexandria Lacrosse Club for Boys (Grades 1-8) & Girls (Grades 3-8)

  • For registration information, please call the Alexandria Lacrosse Club at 703.461.6198 or visit alexandrialacrosse.com 

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Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA)

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Youth Boxing Program (Ages 8-17)

Alexandria Boxing Club, Inc. Learn basic boxing skills. The boxing program consists of training in eight disciplines, and all necessary equipment is provided. Registrations are accepted Mon Fri, 6 8 pm at the Fred Smith Boxing Center, 901 Wythe St. Parental permission required. For information about the boxing program and our new kick boxing class call 703.746.5552.

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1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4343
Fax: 703.838.6344
E-Mail

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler
Director
703.746.5500