Youth Sports

Coming in the Fall of 2019!

Youth Athletics are provided for North Charleston residents. Participants must play in the area in which they reside. However, non-residents may register provided neither state nor national affiliations have rules prohibiting non-resident participation. The NCRD Staff assigns non-residents to an area for participation and an additional $30 registration fee is charged. This applies to all Youth Athletic programs.

A parent or legal guardian is required at registration and must provide the child’s birth certificate, proof of accident insurance, proof of residence and payment of all fees. Cash is not accepted at registration; only checks, money orders or cashier checks are accepted.

For more information on youth sports, contact Jimmy Brown at (843) 740-5804 or Mike Maksim at (843) 740-5808; e-mail jbrown@northcharleston.org or mmaksim@northcharleston.org.

Registration Locations

Perry-Webb Community Center (formerly Accabee Community Center) (843) 308-4735, Armory Park (842) 745-1032, Gethsemani (843) 308-4733, Northwoods Park (843) 572-5410, Felix C. Davis Community Center (Park Circle) (843) 745-1028,  Jeanene Batten Community Center (843) 308-4731, Thomas M. Evans, Sr. Community Center (843) 760-4289, and Wescott Park (843) 767-0782, North Charleston City Hall
(843) 740-5809.

Registration is not available on the following holidays observed by the city: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day & Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Programs Offered

  • Baseball Spring/Fall
  • Basketball Winter/Summer
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Pitch, Hit & Run
  • Soccer
  • Softball Spring/Fall

SUMMER BASKETBALL

Ages: 9–10 Boys & Girls, 11–12 Boys & Girls, 13–14 Boys & Girls, 15–17 Boys & Girls as of August 1, 2019
Registration: Month of April
Registration fee: Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $60 (Late Fee will apply, if registration is extended)
Location(s): Danny Jones Gym, Ferndale Gym, Northwoods Gym, River Oaks Gym, and neighboring recreation departments.

Games begin in early June and are played on weeknights. The Recreation Department provides each participant with a game shirt.

WINTER BASKETBALL

Ages: 4–6 Co-Ed, 7–8 Co-Ed, 9–10 Boys & Girls, 11–12 Boys & Girls, 13–14 Boys & Girls, 15–17 Boys & Girls as of September 1, 2019
Registration: Month of October
Registration fee: Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $60 (Late Fee will apply, if registration is extended)
Location(s): Danny Jones Gym, Ferndale Gym, Northwoods Gym, River Oaks Gym

Practices are held during the month of December and the season begins in early January. Games are played on weeknights and Saturdays and each participant will receive a pair of shorts and a shirt.

SPRING BASEBALL

Ages: 4–5 T-Ball, 6–8 Machine Pitch, 9–10 Dixie Minors, 11–12 Dixie Youth, 13–14 Dixie Boys, and 15–19 Dixie Majors as of May 1, 2019
Registration: Month of January
Registration fee: Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $60 (Late Fee will apply, if registration is extended)
Location(s): Ages 4–12 Northwoods Park, Park Circle, Pepperhill Park, Wescott Park;  Ages 13–14 KapStone Park; Ages 15–19 Collins Park,

The season begins the 2nd week of April. Each participant receives a uniform that includes a pair of pants, socks, a shirt and a hat. All participants must provide their own glove, cleats and batting helmet with face mask and chinstrap.

CHEERLEADING

Ages: 6–13 as of September 1, 2019
Registration: Month of July
Registration fee: Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $60; (Late Fee will apply, if registration is extended)
Uniform cost is in addition to the registration fee
Location(s): Doc Hursey Field at Danny Jones , Pepperhill Park

Cheerleading teams represent their neighborhoods and cheer for the football teams that represent the same area. This is neither a traveling nor a competitive cheerleading program. All games are played on weeknights and on Saturdays.

FALL BASEBALL

Ages: 4-5 T-Ball, 6-8 Machine Pitch, 9–10 Dixie Minors, 11–12 Dixie Youth, 13–14 Dixie Boys, 15–19 Dixie Majors as of May 1, 2020
Registration: Month of July
Registration fee: Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $60 (Late Fee will apply, if registration is extended)
Location(s): KapStone Park, Park Circle, Wescott Park and competing recreation departments’ fields

The Lowcountry Fall League is designed for players who want to improve their skills or explore the league they wish to play in next spring. Players will receive a shirt, socks, pants, and hat.  Teams are made up city-wide and not at the individual parks as in the spring, due to the lower participant numbers in the fall season.  No Fall travel players are allowed to play according to Lowcountry League by-laws.

FLAG FOOTBALL

Ages: 5 and 6 as of September 1, 2019
Registration: Month of July
Registration fee: Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $60 (Late Fee will apply, if registration is extended)
Location(s): Doc Hursey Field at Danny Jones ,Pepperhill Park

This program is designed to introduce youth to the game of football. The games will be conducted on abbreviated fields. The Recreation Department will provide a game jersey, shorts and socks.

TACKLE FOOTBALL

Ages/weight limits: 7–14 as of September 1, 2019
There is no weight limit for participation, but there is a weight limit for positions that can handle the football. They include: 7-8 (85 lbs), 9-10 (135 lbs), 11-12 (150 lbs), 13-14 (no limit)
Registration: Month of July
Registration fee: Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $60 (Late Fee will apply, if registration is extended)
Location(s): Doc Hursey Field at Danny Jones and Pepperhill Park

Participants must provide their own equipment including all pads, pants, cleats, and a helmet; however, each player does receive a game jersey and socks. All games are played on weeknights and on Saturdays. Each player must play in their age classification.

SOCCER

ages: U-6, U-8, U-10, U-12, U-15 as of September 1, 2019
registration: Month of July
registration fee: Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $60 (Late Fee will apply, if registration is extended)
location(s): All games at Danny Jones, Northwoods and River Oaks

The Soccer League begins in late September. The NCRD staff is responsible for assigning players to teams within the area that they reside. Players receive a pair of shorts, socks and a game jersey, and are responsible for providing their own shin guards and cleats. Soccer games are played on weeknights and Saturdays.

SPRING SOFTBALL

Ages: 6–8 Coach Pitch, 9–10 Fast Pitch, 11–12 Fast Pitch, 13–15 Fast Pitch as of August 31, 2019
Registration: Month of January
Registration fee: Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $60 (Late Fee will apply, if registration is extended)
Location(s): Lents Field & Exchange Field at Danny Jones, Pepperhill Park, Northwoods Park and Wescott Park

Games begin the second week of April. Each participant receives a pair of shorts, socks, a shirt, and a visor. Players must provide their own glove, cleats and batting helmet with face mask and chinstrap.

FALL SOFTBALL

Ages: 6-8 Coach-Pitch,9–10 Fast Pitch, 11–12 Fast Pitch, 13–15 Fast Pitch as of August 31, 2020
Registration: Month of July
Registration fee: Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $60 (Late Fee will apply, if registration is extended)
Location(s): Lents Field & Exchange Field at Danny Jones, Wescott Park and competing recreation departments’ fields

The Fall Softball League serves as a platform for the players who want to improve their skills or explore the league they wish to play in next spring. Teams are made up city-wide and not at the individual parks as in the spring, due to the lower participant numbers in the fall season. Players will receive a shirt, socks pants and visor.

PITCH, HIT & RUN

Ages: 7-14
Location(s): TBD
Registration fee: TBD

This competition, held in April, encourages participation and emphasizes the fun of baseball with a focus on skills. Each local winner advances to sectional competition with the opportunity to move onto Regional’s and onto MLB All-Star game to compete in finals.