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 Lisa W. Lewis-Hutcherson, Development Director (803) 741-7272 ext. 102 for more information.

Matthew Parker, Athletics Director, (803) 741-7272 ext. 107
Sheri Barnes, 
Recreation Administrative Coordinator, (803) 741-7272 ext. 105
Rene Franks,
Athletics Specialist, (803) 741-7272 ext. 119
Ira Thomas, Athletics Coordinator, (803) 783-0400
Aaron Shaw, Athletics Coordinator, (803) 754-4463
John T. Howell, Athletics Coordinator, (803) 736-6070
Andy Hastings, Athletics Coordinator, (803) 732-3220

Upcoming Events

2019 Summer Youth Basketball League

Register by May 3, 2019
Late registration: May 4-5, 2019 (Add $15 late fee after May 3, 2019)
Co-ed ages 4-6, $35/child ($50/child after May 3); Co-ed ages 7-15, $50/child ($65/child after May 3)
$15 late fee will be added after May 3, 2019

Ages 4-6 will participate in an instructional basketball league where kids are taught the fundamentals of the game. 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 6 regular season games with a playoff tournament. Volunteer coaches are needed and appreciated. For more information contact your local recreation facility or click here to register online.

2019 Youth Track Program

Register by February 28, 2019
Late registration: March 1-3, 2019
Co-ed ages 7-14, $60/child (add $15 late fee after February 28)
Location: TBA

Club runs from March-May. Teams will have two practices per week, and track meets will take place on Saturdays. Registration fee covers t-shirt, insurance, trophy and an end of the year cookout. Volunteer coaches are needed. A $5 discount will be issued per additional child from same household. For more information about signing up, call your local recreation facility or click here to register online.

2019 Spring Men’s 40 and Over Adult Basketball League

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00-8:45 pm
Locations: Killian Park • 1424 Marthan Road, Columbia, SC 29016
North Springs Park • 1320 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229
Polo Road Park • 800 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
Ages: Men ages 40+
Fee: $200/team

Join and compete amongst the best talent in the area! The season will consists of a 6 game schedule and single elimination playoff tournament. Season will start on March 5. For more information or to register, call your local recreation facility.

2019 Spring NFL Youth Flag Football League

Register by February 28, 2019
Date:
Mondays and Thursdays
Late registration: March 1-3, 2019
Ages: Co-ed ages 5-13, $50/child (add $15 late fee after February 28)

Experience the benefits of team sports, fun, friends and fitness. Volunteer head coaches are always needed and appreciated. Participants will have a 6 game schedule and single elimination playoffs. Teams will practice and play games on Mondays and Thursdays. For more registration information please contact Rene Franks at (803) 741-7272  ext. 119 or click here to register online.

2019 Spring Adult Softball League

Date: Mondays and Tuesdays
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Killian Park • 1424 Marthan Road, Blythewood, SC 29016
Ages: Co-ed ages 18+
Fee: $300/team; Register by March 22, 2019

RCRC will be offering a Co-ed League on Monday nights and a Men’s League on Tuesday nights. The season will be 8 weeks with  single game elimination playoff. Teams will play by USSA rules. We encourage corporate, church and any groups of friends who would like to come out for fellowship, fun and exercise. If you are interested, or have any questions please contact Rene Franks at (803) 741-7272 ext. 119 or click here to register online.

2019 Spring Shinkickers Youth Soccer League

Register by February 28, 2019
Late registration:
March 1-3, 2019
Ages: Co-ed ages 3-5; 6-10
Fee: $40/child (add $15 late fee after February 28)

Earn your goal in this fun and instructional soccer league. Volunteer head coaches are always needed and appreciated. All participants need to have youth size shinguards and a water bottle at each practice and game. Fee covers jersey, trophy and banquet.  Home games will be held at your registered site. For more information about signing up, call your local recreation facility or click here to register online.

2019 Spring Adult Co-Ed Kickball League

Register by February 28, 2019
Late registration: March 1-3, 2019
Ages: Co-ed ages 18+
Fee: $150/team (Add $15 late fee after February 28)

We’re calling all kickball players to the ballfields to have some fun! Games will be officiated. Become a kickball superstar and kick it up a notch!  Play this retro elementary school game that competes on all skill levels. No more than 15 players on a roster. Teams must start each game with 4 males and 4 females on the field. Teams will play 6 regular season games and an end of season single elimination playoff tournament. Games will start on the second week of March. For more information about signing up, call your local recreation facility or click here to register online.

2019 Spring Lower Richland Shinkickers Youth Soccer League

Register by February 28, 2019
Late registration:
March 1-3, 2019
Ages: Co-ed ages 5-10
Fee: $35/child (add $15 late fee after February 28)

Earn your goal in this fun and instructional soccer league. Volunteer head coaches are always needed and appreciated. All participants need to have youth size shinguards and a water bottle at each practice and game. Fee covers jersey, trophy and banquet.  Home games will be held at your registered site. For more information about signing up, call your local recreation facility or click here to register online.

2019 Spring Women’s Kickball League

Date: Sundays
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: North Springs Park • 1320 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229
Ages: Female ages 18+
Fee: $200/team; Register by March 10, 2019

Calling all ladies to the ballfields! Round up the girls and compete in our all-female kickball league. Become a kickball superstar and kick it up a notch! Play like the elementary school game that is open to all skill levels. Enjoy fun and fellowship with friends and family while getting in shape. Games will be officiated and season will start March 24. For more information call John Howell at (803) 754-4463 or North Springs Park at (803) 736-6070.