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6 Raleigh Youth Sports That Build Friendships and Skills!

Sports can create a fun and safe space for your children, and creating healthy habits and teamwork is beneficial for kids of all ages. With various sports, from archery to flag football, your child can find a Raleigh youth sports experience to enjoy and make new friends. 

6 Raleigh Youth Sports Programs to Keep Your Kids Active & Passionate

Crossroads Sports

Crossroads Sports is a Christian youth sports program focusing on connecting people to God and each other through sports. Their seasonal sports include archery, basketball, baseball, football, t-ball, soccer, volleyball, and track and field. Summer camps include golf, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and soccer. They outline their detailed weather policy  on their website to keep all children safe during play. 

Youth Athletics | Raleigh

Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources sponsor youth sports. Children aged 5-17 can benefit from playing organized sports through the positive environment created by the City of Raleigh. Fall sports include softball, flag football, cheerleading, and baseball. Register online or at one of Raleigh’s Community Centers. You can find complete practice information and location on their website. 

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Youth Leagues | Town of Wake Forest

Wake Forest Parks and Recreation offers a variety of fall and spring youth sports in Raleigh. You can complete online registration for basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and tennis. All teams are supported through volunteers, so check out the volunteer coach information. They also have a Dream League Baseball available for children aged 5-21 with special needs. 

Capital City Steelers

Capital City Steelers allow youth to participate in cheerleading and tackle football. You can easily find team forms and registration information on their site. Registration typically begins in the Spring for the Fall season. No experience is necessary, and children aged 5-14 can register. Spaces are limited and are first come, first served.

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Upward Sports

Upward Sports has dedicated over twenty years to connecting churches to the community through youth sports. Locate a program near you to register for basketball, soccer, cheerleading, flag football, volleyball, baseball, and softball. Coaches and volunteers make the program run and consider supporting youth to learn a sport in a safe environment.

FBC Carolina Elite Basketball

FBC Caroline Elite Basketball is a Christian youth sports outreach program in Raleigh. Players are required to participate in two community service events a year. Teams practice 2-3 times a week, intending to play 40-60 games annually. For club or travel team information, contact Coach Mark Simmermon by phone, email, or on the FBC site.

Raleigh Youth Sports

With so many options for Raleigh youth sports, your kids will surely find a new sport to love or start a new one! Organized sports can create many positive life lessons for kids, including leadership, competition, and dedication. 

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