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    All Parks and Recreation Adult Athletics programs are established to provide wholesome recreational opportunities for residents of the community of all skill levels and ages.  Emphasis is placed on fair play and sportsmanship.

    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

    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.
     
    Form your team and have a team representative attend the informational meeting to receive registration instructions. 


    Adult Sports

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

    Winter & Summer Volleyball, Dual-Gendered
    Informational Meetings: 
    Winter: January 8, 6:30pm; Season: January-April, Monday-Thursday
    Summer: May 14, 6:30pm; Season: June-July, Monday-Thursday
    Recreation Office, 72 Gashes Creek Road
    Ages: 18+ (16 & 17 year olds may play with parental permission)
    Fee: $200 entry fee/team plus $25 non-Asheville resident fee

    Spring/Summer Softball, Men and Coed
    We offer a number of different leagues for men, women and Coed with varying degrees of skill levels over 2 seasons of play. 
    Informational Meeting: 
    March 19, 6:30pm for Men and 8pm for Coed 
    Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex, 121 Shiloh Road

    Season: Apri-July, Monday-Thursday & Sunday
    Ages: 18+ (16 & 17 year olds may play with parental permission)
    Fee: $600 entry fee/team plus $25 non-Asheville resident fee


    Ultimate
    We offer Ultimate through the Asheville Ultimate Club. Play is every Wednesday night throughout the year at Memorial Stadium.  For more information, visit www.ashevilleultimate.org. 

    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 828-299-7277.

    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.

    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.com 

    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
     
    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 
     

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    Youth Sports

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


    Youth Athletic Programs   
    Asheville Parks and Recreation offers a variety of youth athletic programs, with a focus 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.

      
    Flag Football 
    April-Beginning of June
    An NFL youth flag football program for boys and girls ages 8-12.   This program is coed and will be divided 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 per week and have one game per week.   
    Registration: March 2-27 
    Fee: $15 (Asheville City residents receive a $5 discount!)
    To register for flag football:  Contact your local recreation center by phone or in person.  
    You can also register online 24 hours a day at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks.

    Track and Field 
    April-May
    For boys and girls 9-14.  This 6 week introductory track and 
    field program focuses on starts, acceleration, finishes, pacing, etc.  At the end of the program, there will be a local track and field meet for all participants.   
    Registration: March 2-27
    Fee: $40 (Asheville City residents receive a $5 discount!)
       
    Youth Golf Program
    Spring 
    Introducing our new 6-week youth golf program for ages 10-14!  This program is taught by a PGA golf professional from the Asheville Municipal Golf Course and teaches the basics of golf  including driving, chipping, putting, and golf etiquette.  
    Registration: March 2-27
    Fee: $75  

    To register for golf or track and field:  
    Contact Kim Turner @ 232-4526 or kturner@ashevillenc.gov
    You can also register online 24 hours a day at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks.



    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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