The city is divided into 14 geographic areas for Parks and Recreation youth sports. Each area has a volunteer Area Chairperson and Community Recreation Association that organizes programs in conjunction with City-Wide Athletics. The city offers leagues for youth age 10 through 18. Most Recreation Associations also offer leagues for youth under age 10 (called "farm leagues"), and some also offer baseball.
Recreation Associations will charge a player registration fee. Fees charged and sports/age groups offered vary by area. Players must attend school (K-12) to be eligible. High school varsity and junior varsity players are not eligible for the same community league sport.
Recreation Association Steering Committee
The administration of the under age 10 "farm leagues" is currently being considered for transition to City-Wide Athletics. The Recreation Association Steering Committee (RASC) was formed to provide guidance and leadership to the Department of Parks and Recreation and youth athletic leagues during this transition. Members of the RASC are dedicated volunteers in our Community Recreation Associations. The goal is to establish a youth sports program based on child/youth development, using the National Standards for Youth Sports and Recommendations for Communities (from the National Alliance for Youth Sports) as the foundation. The RASC will establish a timeline for transition, a master implementation plan, and measures for success. Pertinent documents, such as meeting minutes, will be posted in the box at the right. An email box has also been created at firstname.lastname@example.org for anyone who may have questions for the committee.
Community Recreation Associations
A map of each area (linked below) and area listings by subdivision are provided to assist in determining what Recreation Association serves your neighborhood. Website links for each area are below. The City of Virginia Beach is not responsible for content on these sites. The map files below are large and recommended for viewing only (not printing).