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.

YOUTH Activities


Come out for four consecutive weeks to enjoy the great game of kickball. All age groups will be played on Saturdays at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads. Players will be separated by ages 6-9 and 10-13 and teams will be selected each Saturday.
Fee $20 | Register By June 24
Season: July 9-July 30 | Saturdays
Ages 6-13 | RPC


Youth soccer will be returning to Rockingham County Recreation thanks to our partnership with Virginia Skyline Soccer! The program will be 8 weeks long, with practices being held twice a week either on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday. Weeks 1-3 will be clinic-style practices as teams are organized based on age and skill level. Games will start week 4 once all teams have been set, and will take place on Saturday mornings (subject to change depending on registration numbers). There is limited space available, so make sure you register early!
Fee $60 | Register By June 3
Ages 5-12 (Age as of 6/13/22)
Season: June 13-August 5 | RPC

princess camp

Start Do you have a little princess in your home? If you have a child that loves music, dress-up, crafts and story time, then this is a camp for your little one. Each day we will celebrate a different princess and learn how princesses are beautiful from the inside out. We will make a craft, dance to music, enjoy some pampering and eat a yummy snack together. Come enter a magical world of fun (children are welcome to come dressed up)!
Fee $45 | Register By June 10
June 20-22 | Monday-Wednesday | 9-11am
Ages 3-7 | JCMES


Let’s PLAY BALL! Does your little one love to bounce a ball, kick a ball, swing a bat, and learn about games that use a variety of balls? If you answered “yes” then this is the camp for him or her. We will learn about a variety of sports that use “a Ball” to play the game. Bowling, Basketball, Baseball, Kickball, Volleyball etc.. Games will be modified based on developmental level of play. This is just a fun camp to burn energy, play with all sizes of balls and learn good sportsmanship.
Fee $45 | Register By June 3
June 13-15 | Monday-Wednesday | 9-11m
Ages 5-9 | JCMES

girls basketball

Girls’ basketball seasons will return to regular team play in 2022! The season will begin with a minicamp hosted by your local high school coaches and players the week of September 26th. This will be a 4-day minicamp focused on drills and skills for them to take into the season. After the minicamp, players will be divided onto teams and will start practicing on October 3rd. Teams will have two practices per week, with two games on Saturdays. Games will begin on October 15th and run through November 5th with each team playing a double header on all the Saturdays except November 5th. Each player will receive an RCPR reversible jersey.
Fee $40 | Register By September 16
Grades: 2-3, 4-5 & 6-8 (grade as of 2022-2023 school year)
Season: September-October 

coed basketball clinic

Clinics will take place on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University (at Yoder Arena) and will be orchestrated by the EMU men’s and women’s basketball programs including their coaches and players. This will increase the quality of instruction, provide a much better player to coach ratio and a perfect facility to foster basketball skills development. This will be the only clinic for grades K-2nd, 2nd graders are also eligible to sign up in their respective recreation basketball league. All participants will receive a shirt.
Fee $40 | Register By August 19
Grades: K-2 (grade as of 2022-2023 school year) | Saturdays
Season: September-October | EMU
Specific Dates TBA 

YOUTH tackle football

Practices will start in early-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-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. Fittings can be done 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday during registration dates. RCPR staff will be set up at Dick's Sporting Goods July 29 to assist participants in finding the correct equipment and we'll also have COUPONS!
Fee $55 | Register By July 22
Registration & Fittings: June 27-July 22 | 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday Fitting: July 16 9am-12pm
Season: Mid-August-Mid-October
Grades: 3-6 (as of 2022-2023 school year)
Senior League | Grades 5-6
Junior League | Grades 3-4

1st Grade intro to football

Prepare your first grader with this 6-session introduction to football clinic. Participants will learn the very basics of football to prepare them for their first year into flag football. Each session will consist of various skill stations to focus on the primary fundamentals of football. There will be no official games played during this time. Clinics will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays starting at 9am and begin on August 2nd and running through August 11th.
Fee $20 | Register By July 22
Season: August 2-11 | Tuesdays-Thursdays | 9-10:30am | RPC
1st Graders (as of 2022-2023 school year)


Bring your 5 year old out to learn some basic cheerleading skills for leading a crowd and entertaining fans. From motion technique, sign work, crowd dances and more!
Fee $50 | Register By July 25
August 9 & 10 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 9am-12pm
Age 5 (ages as of 8/9/2022) | JMU

Youth cheerleading

Practices will be held 1-2 weeknights in your local areas and games will be on Saturday mornings (some week nights if needed). We will be partnering with Harrisonburg City Parks and Recreation so games will be held at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads and Smithland Park. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and poms. Other uniform pieces will not be available for purchase, but participants are welcome to buy or reuse skirts/shorts coordinating with their squad colors.
Fee $35 | Register By July 15
Season: Mid-August-Mid-October | Ages 6-13 (Age as of 8/15/2022)
Senior Squad | Ages 10-13
Junior Squad | Ages 6-9

nfl flag football

Our NFL Flag Football league is designed to introduce boys and girls 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. Each participant will receive a NFL branded jersey and a flag belt.
Fee $40 | Register By July 22
Season: August 15-October 8 | RPC
Grades 2, 3-4, 5-6 & 7-8 (based on 2022-2023 school year)