Youth Programs

Rockingham County Parks & Recreation provides youth athletics, programs and special events. Check our current Activities Guide online or contact our office for registration information and dates.

Tackle Football

Practices will start in mid-August and are typically 3 days a week prior to game season and then 2 days a week once games begin in early-September. Season will end mid/late October. Games will be played at Rockingham County Park at the Crossroads or Smithland Fields. As we have partnered with Harrisonburg City Parks and Recreation for this upcoming season. Helmet and shoulder pads will be provided for the season but must be returned after last game or if a child decides not to play. Physicals and birth certificates are not required but guardian will need to verify age.
Fee $55 | Registration & Fittings July 6-23
Saturday Fitting July 17 9am-12pm
Season: Mid August-October | RCP
Ages 7-13 (Age as of 8/9/21)
Senior | Ages 11-13
Junior | Ages 9-10
Rookie | Ages 7-8

**See below for changes to Rookie Tackle!

Rookie Tackle-This year we have restructured our Rookie Tackle Football (C Squad ages 7-8). We will begin the season with a two-week clinic, led by RCPR staff and selected coaches. These sessions are designed to assist players in building a foundation to be a smart, safe and successful football player. These sessions will break down everything from putting on equipment to proper form tackling. After the two-week clinic, players will report to their local area coaches and locations for team practices. Each area will have 3 weeks of team practices and will begin games on September 11. Every team will play at least four games, with the season concluding on October 9.

RCPR NFL Flag Football

Our NFL Flag Football league is designed to introduce children (ages 5 to 13) to the fundamental elements of football in a fun, instructional and safe environment. From the moment your child steps on the field, our program is designed to assist each player with the advancement of their individual skill level and football knowledge while enhancing their level of play in a fun and structured environment. Our NFL Flag Football League is a proud member of the USA Football Association. Each participant will receive a NFL branded jersey, a flag belt and a USA Football Membership!
Fee $40 | Register By July 30
Ages 5-13 (Age as of 8/16/21)
Season August 16-October 2 | RPC


Practices will be held 1-2 week nights in your local areas and games will be on Saturday mornings (some week nights if needed). We have partnered with Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation this year to merge our football leagues. Most games will be held at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads and you may also have games at Smithland Fields in Harrisonburg. Cheer uniforms will not be worn this season. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and poms. You will be responsible with providing your own pants, shorts or skirt of matching area color.

Fee $35 | Register by July 23
Season: Mid August-October
Ages 5-13 (age as of 9/30/21) | RPC
A Squad | Ages 11-13
B Squad | Ages 9-10
C Squad | Ages 5-7

Girls Basketball

Due to covid-19, changes to our basketball program will be announced at a later date.


Due to COVID-19, Changes to our basketball program will be announced at a later date.