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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 Sports Office at 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3999. For additional information call 703.746.5402. Online registration is also available, please visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.  

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

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
  • Summer Instructional Baseball 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

 


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.

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 at 5:30 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, 2015.

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 September 2 through November 26, 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.  (September 2 - November 26 excluding City holidays)
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Witter Recreational Fields, 2700 Witter Dr. (September 2 - November 26 excluding City holidays)
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Simpson Soccer Fields, 426 East Monroe Ave.  (September 6 through November 15)
Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 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 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. 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 additional information, call the Sports Office at 703.746.5402.

Alexandria Titans Youth Football Booster Club (ATYFBC)

The purpose of the ATYFBC is to help our Titans Football Program impart the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, pride, and fair play to the children of our community so that they may use these values in becoming good citizens. The Booster Club is made up of parents and volunteers from within the program.  


Lil Pro Sports (Ages 3 & 4)

Have fun and learn the basics of basketball, baseball, tennis and volleyball in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of sports. Come have fun and meet new friends.The class will take place on Wednesday from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center beginning September 10. Participant's age as of September 1, 2014.

  • Class Dates: September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12 and 19.
  • Registration Fee: $143
  • Register online at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation (Activity #222706)

Lil Titans Flag Football (Ages 5 & 6)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of October 1, 2014. The flag football league is a developmental program that will introduce participants to the sport. The program will begin with a clinic on Tuesday, September 9 at the field behind George Washington Middle School located at 1005 Mt. Vernon Avenue. The clinic will take place from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm on September 9 and September 11. Team practices will begin the week of September 15. Once teams are formed, the head coach of each team will set the specific days and times for practice for their team. Teams will be formed by recreation districts. League games will begin Saturday, September 27. League games will be played at Braddock Road Field or George Washington Middle School. Games will be played on Saturday and each team will play five league games.


Cheerleading (Ages 5 - 16)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of April 30, 2015.Learn the basic cheerleading skills and techniques. Teams are formed at the neighborhood recreation centers: Charles Barrett, Charles Houston, Cora Kelly, Mt. Vernon, Nannie J. Lee, Patrick Henry and William Ramsay. Participants that register online will be assigned to their local recreation center by the Sports Office. Teams will compete in two local competitions and other recreation center programs. There are three divisions: Pee Wee (ages 8 & under); Youth (ages 12 & under) and Junior (ages 16 & under). Practices will take place in the evening at the recreation center, practice days vary depending on locations. There is not a registration fee, but there will be competition and uniform fees. Participants must be enrolled in school to participate. For additional information, call the Sports Office at 703.746.5402. 


Girls Volleyball League (Ages 9 - 14)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of December 31, 2014. Registration deadline is September 15. The league is designed to develop the basic fundamentals of volleyball. Teams will be formed by recreation districts. There will be two divisions: National (ages 9 - 11) and American (ages 12 - 14). Team practices will begin the week of September 16. Practices will take place at Jefferson - Houston, James K. Polk and Minnie Howard. Once games begin, practices will take place on Sunday afternoon. League games will begin October 2 & 3. League games will be played at Jefferson -Houston and Minnie Howard. Games will be played on Thursday & Friday evening. The season will be complete by the middle of December. 


Alexandria Holiday Invitational Cheer Competition

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will host the Alexandria Holiday Invitational for recreation level cheerleading teams on Saturday, December 13 at T.C. Williams High School at 11 a.m. The school is located at 3330 King Street, Alexandria, VA.  We would love for your team to participate in the competition. The entry fee is $10 per cheerleader. The competition will follow the safety and cheer level rules established by the U.S. All Star Federation. The competition will feature three age divisions; Pee Wee (ages 8 & under), Youth (12 & under) and Junior  (16 & under). Crossovers can be included for $10 for each crossover. Each team will receive a team trophy at the awards presentation after the competition. The time limit for team performances is 2:30.

If your team is interested in competing, please return the registration packet and payment by November 7 to the following address: ATTN: Alexandria Invitational/Recreation Services Division, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314. The check or money order should be made payable to the City of Alexandria. Teams will receive a confirmation once we receive team registration information and payment. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $10 (ages 13 & older) and $5 (ages 5 – 12). Children ages 4 and under will be admitted free of charge. For more information, contact the Sports Office at 703.746.5402 or email tamika.coleman@alexandriava.gov.  
 


Winter Basketball League (Ages 7 - 17)

Participant's age is determined by their age as of March 31, 2015. Teams are formed in the 8, 10, 12, 14 and 17 and under leagues. Teams will be formed by recreation districts. Boys ages 14 - 17 will be formed by skill assessment and draft system. Teams will practice once or twice a week for one hour. Practice days and times will vary by team. Practices will begin in December. League games will begin in January. Games are played on the weekend. For more information, contact the Sports Office at 703.746.5402.

 


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
E-Mail

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler
Director
703.746.5500