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 Youth Sports


General Information

Registration forms for sports programs and leagues may be obtained through recreation centers, and the Registration and Reservation Office located at the Lee Center 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 Registration and Reservation Office at 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3999. Online registration is also available, please visit www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation.  

For information on youth sports leagues and programs call 703.746.5402. For around-the-clock information about game cancellations, call the Youth Sports Hotline at 703.746.5597.


Athletic Field and Outdoor Court Request Form

  •  All City of Alexandria Athletic Fields are by permit only and available for rental on a first come, first serve basis.  You must complete the Field and Court Request Form and receive approval before a permit will be issued. 
  •  Athletic Field Hotline: For field closure information, call 703.746.5597.
  • Athletic Fields and Outdoor Courts may be reserved, and appropriate fees will be charged. To make a request to reserve a field or outdoor court, complete an Athletic Field and Outdoor Court Request Form.
  • To view the current Fee Scheduleclick here.
  •  Athletic Facility Allocation Policy  

 

Youth Sports’ Leagues & Programs 

Fall 

Winter 

Spring 

Summer 

  • Alexandria Little League Baseball
  • Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA)
  • Alexandria Titans Tackle Football
  • Lil' Titans Flag Football
  • Lil' Pro Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball
  • Miracle League Baseball
     
 
  • Boys & Girls Basketball League
  • Lil' Slammers Basketball
  • Alexandria Little League Baseball
  • Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA)
  • Alexandria Lacrosse Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Hershey Track & Field Meet
  • Softball League (Rookie, National & American Divisions)
  • Tee-Ball & Rookie Baseball Leagues
  • Miracle League Baseball
     
 
  • National Junior Tennis League (NJTL)
  • Alexandria Rugby Club
  • Basketball League
  • Titans Track Club
  • Wahoos Swim Team
  • Field Hockey
     
 

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Volunteer Coach Information

The Sports Office is currently seeking volunteers to coach baseball, basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, football (flag & tackle), softball, track & field 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 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. Clinic dates are scheduled before each sports season.

 


National 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.


 


Sportsmanship

Mid-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. The annual Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance GoodSport Awards Ceremony is held in February each year at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The event includes a reception co-hosted by the Alliance and the Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, followed by recognition of all recipients at the evenings General Assembly session.

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

Past Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance Winners:

  • 2004 - Louis Robertson - Coach, Danielle Thorne - Athlete
  • 2005 - Chick Armstrong - Coach, Jalen Bailey - Athlete
  • 2006 - David Bledsoe - Coach, Julian Brickey - Athlete
  • 2007 - Lamont Whiteside - Coach, Debra Hisey - Athlete
  • 2008 - Rob Richardson - Coach, Soraya Diggins - Athlete
  • 2009 - Walter Coleman Jr. - Coach, Alex Duke - Athlete
  • 2011 - Dave Curtis - Coach, Alexus Foreman - Athlete
  • 2012 - Nat Thomas - Coach, Jackson Lewis - Athlete, Jeff Murphy - Administrator
  • 2013 - Julius Doc Moultrie - Coach, Cade Linehan - Athlete, Jim Gibson - Administrator, Curtis Smith - Official
  • 2014 - Gordon Shelly - Coach, Erika Harwood - Athlete, Kenny Robinson - Official, Omega Psi Phi - Volunteer

 


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.

 


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

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.

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 www.miracleleagueofalexandria.com. For more information on the National Miracle League program, visit www.miracleleague.com.   


Community Open Play

The City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is celebrating National Park and Recreation Month by offering free Community Open Play throughout the summer at Ben Brenman Park, Witter Recreational Park, Francis Hammond Middle School, Simpson Park and Four Mile Run Park. Beginning March 16 - June 19, families, friends and neighbors of all ages are encouraged to visit our fields to exercise, play soccer, lacrosse, touch football, rugby, frisbee and much more. The schedule for each location is listed below:

Ben Brenman Park Soccer Field, 4800 Brenman Park Dr.  (March 16 - June 19 excluding City holidays)
Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Witter Recreational Fields, 2700 Witter Dr. (March 16 - June 19 excluding City holidays)
Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eugene Simpson Soccer Fields, 426 E. Monroe Ave.  (March 16 - June 19 excluding City holidays)
Saturday and Sunday from 4 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 our fields. If you have any questions, please call 703.746.5402 or email mac.slover@alexandriava.gov


Alexandria City Track and Field Meet (Saturday, May 16)

City of Alexandria residents only. Ages 7 - 14, age as of April 1, 2015.  The top two place winners in each group event will advance to the MARPSA Track & Field Regional Meet on Saturday, June 20 at Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Cost for winners advancing will be $10 per participant. Each participant that finished in first or second place will receive a letter with the information for the regional meet.


Girls Fastpich Softball League (Ages 5 - 16)

Ages 5 - 16 as of April 30, 2015. Teams are formed in the Rookie (Coach Pitch) Division (ages 6 - 8); National Division (ages 9 - 11); American Division (ages 12 - 16). 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. City of Alexandria residents only. 


T-Ball & Coach Pitch Baseball (Ages 5 - 8)

Ages 5 - 8 as of April 30, 2015. Teams are formed in the Tee-Ball Division (ages 5 & 6) and the Rookie (Coach Pitch) Division (ages 6 - 8). 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.  City of Alexandria residents only. 


    Alexandria Titans Tackle Football (Ages 7 - 16)

    Ages 7 - 16 as of October 1, 2015. The Alexandria Titans are a member of the Fairfax County Youth Football League (FCYFL). 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. City of Alexandria residents only.


    Alexandria Titans Track Club (Ages 7 - 14)

    Ages 7 - 14 as of Aug. 30, 2015. The track club competes in local track meets held around the metropolitan area on Saturdays/Sundays. Participants will receive the basic skills and techniques of track and field with an emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, commitment and healthy competition. City of Alexandria residents only.


    Girls' Field Hockey League (Ages 9 - 14)

    Ages 9 - 14 as of July 31, 2015. Join us for a fun introduction to the rapidly growing sport of field hockey. Players are required to provide their own field hockey sticks, shin guards, goggles and mouthpieces. City of Alexandria residents only.


    Summer Basketball League (Ages 11 - 15)

    Ages 11 - 15 as of June 1, 2015. Boys and girls teams will be formed in two divisions (Ages 11 - 12 and Ages 13 - 15). Boys teams are formed by a player skill assessment and draft. Girls teams are formed by recreation districts. The skills assessment will take place on Tuesday, June 9 at Francis Hammond Middle School. All team practices and league games will be played during the week. City of Alexandria residents only.


    National Junior Tennis & Learning Program (Ages 8 - 16)

    Ages 8 - 16 as of June 15, 2015. Learn the basic skills and techniques of tennis. Join in some friendly competition and matches with your friends of your same skill level. Locations: George Mason Tennis Courts & Armistead Boothe Park Tennis Courts. City of Alexandria residents only.


    Lil Kickers Kickball (Ages 4 - 5)

    Ages 4 - 5 as of June 1, 2015. Come have fun, meet new friends and learn the fundamentals of kickball. Games will be played at the Miracle Field. City of Alexandria residents only.


    Alexandria Rugby Club (Ages 5 - 15)

    For program and registration information, please visit www.alexandriarugby.org.

     


    Alexandria Little League Baseball (Ages 8 - 15)

    For program and registration information, please visit www.alexandriabaseball.com.

     


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

    For program and registration information, please visit www.alexandrialacrosse.com.

     


    Alexandria Soccer Association (Ages 5 - 19)

    For program and registration information, please visit www.alexandria-soccer.org or call 703.684.5425.

     

    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.

     

    1108 Jefferson St.
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    703.746.4343
    Fax: 703.838.6344
    Email: Information

    Office Hours
    Monday-Friday
    8 am - 5 pm

    James B. Spengler
    Director
    703.746.5500
    james.spengler@alexandriava.gov