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    The Athletics Division offers a variety of team and individual sports programs, leagues, and events for youth and adults, in both traditional and contemporary athletic venues. These programs enhance the health and well being of the participants involved, as well as impacting the social and economic wellness of the community.

     

    Adult Sports
    Youth Sports
    League Information

       
    Contact Information
    Kim Turner, Asst. Athletic Director
    232-4526 or kturner@ashevillenc.gov
    Bryan Fish, Asst. Program Supervisor-Adult Athletics
    828-251-4026 or bfish@ashevillenc.gov

      


    Adult Sports

    Contact for Adult Sports is Bryan Fish (828)251-4026 / bfish@ashevillenc.gov

    Volleyball

    Organizational Meeting Dates:

    Winter Volleyball 2014 (January-March)
    Registration: Thursday, January 9th, 6:30pm at the Athletics Office, 72 Gashes Creek Rd.
    Fee: $200 per team plus $25 non-Asheville resident.
    Contact Bryan Fish at 251-4026 or bfish@ashevillenc.gov

    Summer Outdoor 2014 (May – August)
    Registration: Thursday, May 15th, 6:30pm at the Athletics Office, 72 Gashes Creek Rd.
    Fee:   $100 per team plus $25 per non-Asheville resident.

    Fall Indoor 2014 (Sept.-Dec.)
    Registration:  Thursday, September 4th, 6:30pm at the Athletics Office, 72 Gashes Creek Rd.
    Fee:   $200 per team plus $25 per non-Asheville resident.

     

    Softball
    We offer a number of different leagues for men, women and coed with varying degrees of skill levels over 2 seasons of play. 

    Organizational meeting dates:

    Spring/Summer 2014
    Men & Church - Thursday, March 20th at 6:30; Stephens-Lee Center, 30 George Washington Carver St.
    Women & Hospitality - Thursday, March 20th at 8:00; Stephens-Lee Center, 30 George Washington Carver St.
    Fee: $600 per team plus $25 per non-Asheville resident.

    Fall 2014
    Men - Thursday, July 24th at 6:30; Stephens-Lee Center, 30 George Washington Carver St.
    Coed - Thursday, July 24th at 8:00; Stephens-Lee Center, 30 George Washington Carver St.
    Fee: $600 per team plus $25 per non-Asheville resident.

    Flag Football 2014

    This season is for the true football enthusiast. The season is played October-February and is for both men and women.
    Contact Bryan Fish at 251-4026 or bfish@ashevillenc.gov

    Flag Football Organizational Meeting- September 25th at 6:30pm at the Recreation Office (72 Gashes Creek Rd). 

    Basketball

    We offer divisions for players of great skills to players who just love to be on the court. Both men and women may participate.  Contact Bryan Fish at 251-4026 or bfish@ashevillenc.gov

    Basketball Organizational Meeting
    Thursday, October 30th at 6:30pm at the Recreation Office (72 Gashes Creek Road)

    Hockey
    Asheville Parks & Recreation offers In-Line and Ice hockey through the Asheville Hockey League  www.ashevillehockey.org. In-line hockey plays games at Carrier Park and Ice hockey plays at the Asheville Civic Center. We have 3 divisions of play in the adult leagues.
    Contact: Mark Halstead at 251-4024 or mhalstead@ashevillenc.gov

    Spring Season (In-line) – Registration TBA

    Fall Season (In-line) – RegistrationTBA

    League Web page: www.ashevillehockey.org

    Ultimate
    We offer Ultimate through the Asheville Ultimate Club (www.ashevilleultimate.org). Play is every Wednesday night throughout the year at Memorial Stadium.
    Contact Mark Halstead at 251-4024 or mhalstead@ashevillenc.gov

    Soccer

    Asheville Parks & Recreation co-sponsors adult soccer with the Asheville Buncombe Adult Soccer Association (ABASA). ABASA offers recreational leagues for varying skill levels. Registration and league information is on-line at www.abasa.info or you may call 299-7277.
    Contact Mark Halstead at 251-4024 or mhalstead@ashevillenc.gov

    Cycling
    “Rumble on the River” is geared bike racing designed as a training series for all ages and skill levels. Novice or inexperienced riders are welcome. The series takes place on Wednesday nights at Carrier Park from May through September.
    Contact Mark Halstead at 251-4024 or mhalstead@ashevillenc.gov

    Rugby
    Asheville Parks & Recreation offers rugby as a club sport with men and women teams through the Asheville Rugby Football Club. For more information visit www.ashevillerugby.comContact Mark Halstead at 251-4024 or mhalstead@ashevillenc.gov

    Lacrosse
    Asheville Parks & Recreation offers lacrosse as a club sport for men and women through the Asheville Lacrosse Club. For more information visit  ashevillelacrosse@charter.net 
    Contact Mark Halstead at 251-4024 or mhalstead@ashevillenc.gov

    Disc Golf
    Asheville Parks & Recreation offers one of the finest disc golf courses in the southeast at Richmond Hill Park. Leagues and competitions are offered through the Western North Carolina Disc Golf Club. For more information visit www.wncdiscgolf.com 
    Contact Mark Halstead at 251-4024 or mhalstead@ashevillenc.gov

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    Youth Sports

    Kim Turner, Asst. Athletic Director 
    (828)232-4526 or kturner@ashevillenc.gov


    Asheville Parks and Recreation offers a variety of youth athletic programs.
    The philosophy of youth athletic programs in the City of Asheville is based on three main goals:

    1. Safety
    2. Fun
    3. Participation development based on the following:
    Everyone Plays - Providing opportunities to learn skills and improve conditioning by minimizing roster sizes and ensuring that players play at least half of every game.
    Positive Coaching - Providing training and education for coaches to assist in the development of the player's self-worth and confidence.
    Sportsmanship - Creating a positive environment that fosters mutual respect.



    Youth Basketball 
    For ages 4-8th Grade, the league is offered in partnership with the YMCA. 
    To register please drop by our partner program the YMCA @30 Woodfin Street.  
    League play:  December – March 
    Contact Kim Turner at 232-4526 or
    kturner@ashevillenc.gov


    Youth Baseball and Softball 
    Baseball and softball players age 4-18 may choose from 5 youth programs in the Asheville area.   Please visit the website for the league you are interested in.  The website provides information on registration and how to contact league representatives.  

    East Asheville Youth Activities – Plays at East Asheville Ball Fields on New Haw Creek Rd. 
    Registration: TBA
    League Web Page:
    www.eayouthsports.org  

    South Asheville Little League – Plays at RL Kisiah Park on W. Chapel Rd. 
    Registration:  TBA 
    League Web Page:  
    www.salittleleague.net 

    South Buncombe Recreation and Athletic Association – Plays at Valley Springs Park on Long Shoals Rd. 
    Registration: TBA
    League web Page:
    www.sbraa.baberuthonline.com  

    West Asheville Little League – Plays at Farmer Park on Deaverview Rd. & Gassaway Field 
    Registration: TBA 
    League Webpage:
    www.wavlball.com

    North Asheville Little League – Plays at Weaver Park on Merrimon Ave. & Jones Park 
    Registration: TBA
    League Web Page:
    wwworthashevillelittleleague.com

    WNC Fall Baseball – Plays at RLK Park, Oakley Park, Charlie Bullman Park 
    Ages 4-16. Registration is August 3 & 10am from 10-1pm at Oakley Recreation Center       
    League Web Page: www.wncfallball.com



    Youth Lacrosse 
    Lacrosse is offered for boys and girls age 8-17 through the Asheville Lacrosse Club.
    Contact the Asheville Lacrosse Club for more information at:
    ashevillelacrosse@charter.net


    Youth Soccer 
    Asheville Parks & Recreation co-sponsors youth soccer with the Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association (ABYSA). ABYSA offers recreational, competitive, and camp programming for children ages 4-18.  Registration and program information can be found online at  www.abysa.org or you may call the ABYSA office at 299-7277.


    Flag Football 
    The NFL youth flag football program is being offered for boys and girls in 2nd - 8th grades.  This program is coed and will be broken up into age groups depending on the number of participants.  Teams will be based out of the recreation centers so choose the facility that is most convenient for your family for practice purposes.  Teams practice once a week and have one game per week.   The program will run from September- October.  
    Registration:  Through August 29th.
    Cost: $15, City Residents receive a $5 discount.
    To register please stop by one of the following recreation centers:
    Shiloh- 274-7739 (121 Shiloh Rd), Grant Center 259-5483 (285 Livingston St.), Burton St. Center 254-1942 (34 Burton St), Montford Center 253-3714 (34 Pearson Dr.), Stephens Lee 350-2058 (30 George Washington Carver Ave.) 


    Volleyball 
    Asheville Parks and Recreation is offering its first youth volleyball program for boys and girls in grades 2-8.  This program is coed and will be broken up into age groups depending on the number of participants.  Teams will be based out of the recreation centers so choose the facility that is most convenient for your family for practice purposes.  Teams will practice once a week and have one game per week.   The program will run from September- October.  
    Registration:  Through August 29th.
    Cost: $15, City Residents receive a $5 discount.
    To register please stop by one of the following recreation centers:
    Shiloh- 274-7739 (121 Shiloh Rd), Grant Center 259-5483 (285 Livingston St.), Burton St. Center 254-1942 (34 Burton St), Montford Center 253-3714 (34 Pearson Dr.), Stephens Lee 350-2058 (30 George Washington Carver Ave.) 


    Youth Basketball 
    Youth Basketball program for boys and girls in grades 3-6th grade  Teams will be based out of the recreation centers so choose the facility that is most convenient for your family for practice purposes.  Teams will practice once a week and have one game per week.  Games will be held on Saturday mornings. The program will run November through mid- February.
    Registration:  September 8th- October 10th
    Cost: $15, City Residents receive a $5 discount.
    To register please stop by one of the following recreation centers:
    Shiloh- 274-7739 (121 Shiloh Rd), Grant Center 259-5483 (285 Livingston St.), Burton St. Center 254-1942 (34 Burton St), Montford Center 253-3714 (34 Pearson Dr.), Stephens Lee 350-2058 (30 George Washington Carver Ave.) 


    Indoor Soccer
    This year Asheville Parks and Recreation will offer indoor soccer for boys in girls grades K-8th.  Teams will be based out of the recreation centers so choose the facility that is most convenient for your family for practice purposes.  Teams will practice once a week and have one game per week.  Games will be held on Saturday mornings. The program will run January-March
    Registration:  October 27th-December 1st
    Cost: $15, City Residents receive a $5 discount.
    To register please stop by one of the following recreation centers:
    Shiloh- 274-7739 (121 Shiloh Rd), Grant Center 259-5483 (285 Livingston St.), Burton St. Center 254-1942 (34 Burton St), Montford Center 253-3714 (34 Pearson Dr.), Stephens Lee 350-2058 (30 George Washington Carver Ave.) 


    Youth Golf Program
    Introducing our new 6-week youth golf program!  This program will begin in September and will be taught by a PGA golf professional from the Asheville Municipal golf Course.  The program will teach the basics of golf and is designed to introduce youth ages 10 to 14 to the sport.  Topics will include driving, chipping, golf etiquette and technique.  Class will meet on Thursdays from 4-5pm for the 6 week period.  For more information or to register please contact Kim Turner at 828-232-4526 or kturner@ashevillenc.gov.
    You can also register for any of the above programs at ashevillenc.gov/parks


    Youth Baseball and Softball 
    Baseball and softball players age 4-18 may choose from 5 youth programs in the Asheville area.   Please visit the website for the league you are interested in.  The website provides information on registration and how to contact league representatives.  

    East Asheville Youth Activities – Plays at East Asheville Ball Fields on New Haw Creek Rd. 
    League Web Page:www.eayouthsports.org  

    South Asheville Little League – Plays at RL Kisiah Park on W. Chapel Rd. 
    League Web Page:  www.salittleleague.net 

    South Buncombe Recreation and Athletic Association – Plays at Valley Springs Park on Long Shoals Rd. 
    League web Page: www.southbuncombeyouthsports.com

    West Asheville Little League – Plays at Farmer Park on Deaverview Rd. & Gassaway Field 
    League Webpage: http://www.eteamz.com/westashevillelittleleague2/

    North Asheville Little League – Plays at Weaver Park on Merrimon Ave. & Jones Park 
    League Web Page: http://www.eteamz.com/northashevillelittleleague/

    WNC Fall Baseball – Plays at RLK Park, Oakley Park, Charlie Bullman Park 
    Ages 4-16.  League Web Page: www.wncfallball.com


    Youth Lacrosse 
    Lacrosse is offered for boys and girls age 8-17 through the Asheville Lacrosse Club.
    Contact the Asheville Lacrosse Club for more information at: www.ashevillelacrosse.net


    Youth Soccer 
    Asheville Parks & Recreation co-sponsors youth soccer with the Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association (ABYSA). ABYSA offers recreational, competitive, and camp programming for children ages 4-18.  Registration and program information can be found online at  www.abysa.org or you may call the ABYSA office at 299-7277.


    Youth Football and Cheerleading 
    TC Roberson Youth Football and Cheerleading – Plays games at TC Roberson H.S. and practices at Valley Springs Middle School. 
    League Web Page: www.ramsyouth.org 
    Contact Janice Boyd at janiceboyd@getelite.net for more info about program and registration.

    Asheville Youth Football & Cheerleading – Plays games at Memorial Stadium and practices at Roger Farmer Field.  
    Contact Antonio Folston at Afthebizman@gmail.com for more info about program and registration.  


    Youth Hockey 
    Inline Hockey offered through Asheville Hockey League. In-line hockey plays games at Carrier Park on Amboy Rd.  For more information visit the league webpage.  
    League Web Page: www.ashevillehockey.org


    Youth Ultimate 
    Ultimate league for youth are offered through the Asheville Ultimate Club. 
    Leagues for elementary, middle school and high school students. 
    For more information: www.ashevilleultimate.org 


    Hershey’s Track and Field
    Hershey's Track and Field Meet for kids ages 9-14.  This event will be held in May 2014.  Events include 50M, 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1600M runs as well as standing long jump and softball throw. 
    For more information contact Kim Turner at 232-4526 or kturner@ashevillenc.gov.

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     League Information, Schedules & Brackets

    Basketball Regular Season Basketball Brackets


    Flag Football Season Schedules

    Flag Football Tournament Brackcets


    Softball Regular Season Schedules

    Softball Tournament Brackcets

       
    Softball Fall Season Schedules  

     All 2014 Fall Season Softball Schedules

       

    Volleyball Summer Schedules

    Volleyball Tournament Brackets

    Summer_VB_Mon.pdf
    Summer_VB_Tus.pdf
    Summer_VB_Thr.pdf
     
     
       

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    Kim Turner, Asst. Athletic Director 
    (828)232-4526 or kturner@ashevillenc.gov

    Asheville Parks and Recreation offers a variety of youth athletic programs. The philosophy of youth athletic programs in the City of Asheville is based on three main goals:
    1. Safety
    2. Fun
    3. Participation development based on the following:
    Everyone Plays - Providing opportunities to learn skills and improve conditioning by minimizing roster sizes and ensuring that players play at least half of every game.
    Positive Coaching - Providing training and education for coaches to assist in the development of the player's self-worth and confidence.
    Sportsmanship - Creating a positive environment that fosters mutual respect.
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