Youth Sports

The Spartanburg County Parks Department recognizes the value of youth sports to instill strong and positive character in young boys and girls. Sports can help a young person learn important life lessons, such as how to work hard, persevere, be a team player, set goals, and follow rules.

The Spartanburg County Parks Department does not sponsor any youth recreational athletic leagues. Instead, we are proud to partner with a number of volunteer Youth Athletic Associations to provide opportunities for the youth of Spartanburg County. The Youth Athletic Associations provide the organization of leagues and coaches for the leagues. The Spartanburg County Parks Department maintains sports fields and schedules use of the fields to maximize the utilization of the available field resources.

All Youth Athletic Associations sign an annual permit (available below) stating that they must abide by certain standards of conduct and responsible management of their programs. By agreeing to comply with the conditions of the permit and by involving large numbers of Spartanburg children, these groups are charged a low price per team and receive first priority in field assignments Mondays through Thursdays. Team fees and rental fees are set annually by the Spartanburg County Council as part of the County budget process and cannot be waived or reduced by the Spartanburg County Parks Department staff.

To get involved in recreational youth sports, please contact one of the fine organizations listed under the sport heading below:

2015 Youth Athletic Association Contacts

Baseball/Softball

Football

Soccer

Tennis

Youth Athletic Association Code of Conduct

Travel Teams

Other groups, whose purpose is to develop a higher level of skills among players in a particular sport—commonly known as travel teams—may use or rent fields for practice and play, but they must pay a per-hour rental fee, since their primary purpose is intense competition, as opposed to pay-to-play recreation leagues. Travel teams also have a lower priority for assignment of playing fields. Persons desiring to rent fields should contact Cymone Allen at cymone.allen@spartanburgparks.org or by phone at (864) 804-5558.

Athletic Fees

Team fees and rental fees are set annually by the Spartanburg County Council as part of the County budget process and cannot be waived or reduced by the Spartanburg County Parks Department staff.