Athletics

The Athletic Department provides sports and athletic opportunities to youth and adults through competitive leagues, tournaments and sports instruction, which includes coaching, classes and clinics.

Youth:
RCRC offers instructional and recreational youth athletic programs beginning at age 3. In addition to living an active lifestyle, these programs give children an opportunity to learn lessons that can last a lifetime. The importance of teamwork, celebrating others, friendship and the value of practice are all lessons that can be found within each program the children participate in.

Adult:
If you work hard, you can play hard too! Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while being active and healthy. Kickball, softball and basketball leagues are available to adults who want to rewind the clock and stay fit. Being physically fit also increases your self-confidence, body image, energy level and helps to reduce stress.

Tennis:
Enjoy quality facilities, lighted courts and friendly, professional service year-round at both of our twelve court tennis centers. Our tennis professionals offer clinics, league and tournament play for all ages. They will also help participants to appreciate the healthy benefits of playing tennis along with instruction on how to play safely. Playing tennis on a regular basis can help maintain or improve balance, mobility, agility, strength and fitness. Individual and group lessons are also available.

Golf:
Combine championship quality, beauty, and affordability and you get LinRick Golf Course – 257 acres of picturesque terrain, eight ponds, and rolling hills. This Russell Breeden design provides a challenging game at 6,795 yards, par 73, 18-hole course and is excellent for players of all ages and abilities. Enjoy friendly, professional service from our PGA staff who are on hand to assist you in the pro shop.

Most of our youth sports leagues and events are always looking for local business sponsorships. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please call Bob Hickman, Director of Safety, Security, Recreation and Aquatics (803) 741-7272 ext. 188 for more information.

Ira Thomas, Athletics Coordinator, North Springs Park (803) 736-6070
Aaron Shaw, Athletics Coordinator, Caughman Road Tennis Center (803) 776-7657
John T. Howell, Athletics Coordinator, Meadowlake Park (803) 754-4463
Matthew Parker, Athletics Coordinator, Blythewood Park (803) 691-9786
Andy Hastings, Athletics Coordinators, Friarsgate Park (803) 732-3220

Upcoming Events

Summer Youth Basketball League

Early registration: December 15, 2016-April 30, 2017; late registration: May 1-3, 2017 (add $25 late fee), co-ed 4-15 Co-ed ages 4-6 will participate in an instructional basketball league where kids are taught the fundamentals of the game. Co-ed ages 7-15 will participate in a competitive basketball league where they are taught the fundamentals of the game along with the element of competition. The season is a 6 regular season games with a playoff tournament. Copy of birth certificate is required. Volunteer coaches are needed and the head coach’s child plays for free (1 child). For more information contact your local recreation facility. Online registration available. Co-ed ages 4-6, $35/child; co-ed ages 7-15, $50/child. Click here to register

Spring Co-ed Adult Kickball League

Registration: December 15, 2016-February 24, 2017 (add $25 late fee), co-ed ages 18+ Games played at Caughman Road Park on Mondays or Wednesdays between 6:00-9:00 pm. We’re calling all kickball players to the ball fields to have some fun. Become a kickball all-star and kick it up a notch. Play this retro elementary school game that competes on all skill levels. Games are officiated. 6 regular season games with a playoff tournament. Online registration available. $150/team. Click here to register

Spring Men’s Adult Basketball League

Registration: December 15, 2016-March 1, 2017 (add $25 late fee), males ages 18+ Games on Mondays or Thursdays between 6:00- 9:00 pm at Bluff Road Gymnasium. Compete to be King of the Court. Winner will receive the King of the Court trophy and 1/2 off registration fee for the next season. Season consists of an 8-game schedule & single elimination playoff tournament. For more information or to register call your local recreation facility. Online registration available. $250/team; $325/team with jerseys. Click here to register

Spring Shinkickers Soccer League

Early registration: December 15, 2016- February 24, 2017; late registration: February 25-26, 2017 (add $25 late fee), co-ed ages 3-5 and 6-10 Earn your goal in this fun and instructional soccer league. Volunteer coaches are needed and the head coach’s child plays for free (1 child). All participants need to have youth size shin guards and a water bottle at each practice and game. A free introductory clinic will be offered before the start of the season. For more information or to register call your local recreation facility. Fee covers jersey and trophy. Copy of birth certificate is required. Online registration available. $35/child. Click here to register

Spring Coaches Pitch League

Early registration: December 15, 2016-February 24, 2017; late registration: February 25-26, 2017 (add $25 late fee), co-ed ages 7-8 Batters up! Experience the benefits of team sports, fun, friends and fitness. Fee covers jersey, hat and trophy, but parents will have to purchase the pants and socks. Copy of birth certificate is required. Volunteer coaches are needed and the head coach’s child plays for free (1 child). Games will be played at Kelly Mill Sports Complex. A free introductory clinic will be offered before the start of the season. Games will be played at Kelly Mills Sports Complex. For more information contact your local recreation facility. Online registration available. $35/child. Click here to register