Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

REGISTRATION EXTENDED!!!! Register now through November 19th for VLPRA's school-based youth basketball league!  It's open to K through 12th graders in Valdosta and Lowndes County.   Teams are split by grade, gender, and s...read more
Spaghetti with Santa, our famous Ugly Sweater 5K, free movies, and more!  We have a full week of fun holiday activities planned and hope you can join us for our annual VLPRA's Six Days of Christmas. On Monday, December 18th, the Azalea Wi...read more
Register your child now for VLPRA Youth WINTER Soccer!  Registration open until December 17th.  Click here to sign up. We are offering co-ed leagues for five different age groups: U-6 (3, 4, & 5 year olds) U-8 (6 &...read more
CURRENT COACHING NEEDS: -Volleyball -Soccer -Youth Baseball/Softball/Tball   Make a difference the in the life of a child- become a volunteer coach!  VLPRA is always looking for dedicated, patient, caring coaches.  We provide ...read more
Get your ugly on- it's time for our annual Ugly Sweater 5K!  We give out awards for top overall male and female, top finishers in each age group, and (of course) for the Ugliest Sweater!!!!! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ...read more

Youth Basketball registration has ended. Call us at 229-259-3507 to inquire about our waitlist.

  • Six Days of Christmas

  • Youth Winter Soccer Registration

  • Volunteer Coaches Needed

  • Ugly Sweater 5K

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REGISTRATION EXTENDED!!!!

Register now through November 19th for VLPRA's school-based youth basketball league!  It's open to K through 12th graders in Valdosta and Lowndes County.  

Teams are split by grade, gender, and school.  We anticipate each grade at each public school to have a boys team and a girls team.  Also open to private schools and Scintilla students!  

This is a recreational league where EVERYONE plays.  Practices and games will be held at local schools and at VLPRA gyms.  The one-time registration fee is $75.00 and includes uniforms, practices/games, awards, and equipment.  We are happy to announce that we have an Athletic All Star team as well as Academic All Stars to reward outstanding behavior both on and off the court.  

The season runs December through early March including a tournament.  ***Our middle school games will not begin until later in the season, immediately following the school system's basketball season.  

Games will be at area schools as well as at our gyms.  Games vary in days and times: there will be games on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings as well as Saturdays mornings but your team will play a max of two to three games per week.  Practice days and times are up to the individual coaches.  Typically once the season starts, teams only practice once per week. 

VLPRA reserves the right to combine schools and or grades as necessary.

****We will need several volunteer coaches!  Please contact us at 333-1853 if you are interested.
****Children who are currently participating in football, cheerleading, baseball, softball, tball, and volleyball will be able to play basketball as there is little to no overlap.  The only conflict is winter soccer- a child cannot play winter soccer and basketbal at the same time.

Spaghetti with Santa, our famous Ugly Sweater 5K, free movies, and more!  We have a full week of fun holiday activities planned and hope you can join us for our annual VLPRA's Six Days of Christmas.

On Monday, December 18th, the Azalea Winds Community Band will perform a FREE Christmas Symphony at the Senior Center.
On Tuesday, 12/19, it's a free movie in the park featuring "The Santa Clause" at Drexel Park. (FREE)
On Wednesday, 12/20, we'll host a dinner party with Kris Kringle himself at "Spaghetti with Santa".
On Thursday, 12/21, it's another free movie in the park featuring the live action version of "The Grinch" at Saunders Park. (FREE)
On Friday, 12/22, we will host our first ever "Gingerbread Workshop" where you can create a cookie masterpiece and visit with Santa.
On Saturday, 12/23, it's time for our second annual Ugly Sweater 5K and Fun Run at Freedom Park! ($15 for Fun Run, $25 for 5K; price goes up on raceday).

No registration is necessary for the symphony, the movies, or the Gingerbread Workshop. Check back soon to register for Spaghetti with Santa.
CLICK HERE to sign up for our Ugly Sweater 5K & Fun Run.

Register your child now for VLPRA Youth WINTER Soccer! 
Registration open until December 17th.  Click here to sign up.

We are offering co-ed leagues for five different age groups:

U-6 (3, 4, & 5 year olds)
U-8 (6 & 7 year olds)
U-10 ( 8 & 9 year olds)
U-12 (10 & 11 year olds)
U-14 (12 & 13 year olds)
 

Practices and games will be held at Vallotton Park on Woodlawn Drive in Valdosta and will start in January of 2018. It’s only $50 for U-6 and U-8 and $75 for U-10, U-12, and U-14.  We offer a $5.00 discount for each additional child.  There is an additional $10 fee for any child who lives outside Lowndes County.  Parents can sign their children up online at the link above or at the VLPRA Administration Office located at 1901 N. Forrest Street in Valdosta.  Office hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. 

VLPRA is also looking for volunteer coaches and team parents, as well as potential team sponsors.  For more information on those opportunities or to ask questions about the league in general, call us at 333-1853.

CURRENT COACHING NEEDS:
-Volleyball
-Soccer
-Youth Baseball/Softball/Tball

 

Make a difference the in the life of a child- become a volunteer coach!  VLPRA is always looking for dedicated, patient, caring coaches.  We provide a variety of youth sports which means there are a lot of teams that need leaders.  It doesn't matter if you played in the pros or if you just enjoy a little game of catch, there is a spot for you!

We have football, baseball, softball, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, and volleyball.  Coaching positions are easier to fill in some sports than in others.  If you have any knowledge of any of these sports and would like to volunteer, please call Jesse at 333-1853 for baseball/softball/tball and soccer.  Call Rachel at 259-3507 for volleyball.  Every volunteer coach must pass a background check and receive a badge before he or she is allowed to attend practices or games in a coaching capacity.  Your background check is good for one year, so you can coach several sports if you like.  If you already coach for us, please be aware of when your background check expires and come see us to re-up.  

Thanks for your interest in volunteering- local kids need you!

Get your ugly on- it's time for our annual Ugly Sweater 5K!  We give out awards for top overall male and female, top finishers in each age group, and (of course) for the Ugliest Sweater!!!!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER