Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

Join us for the 5K and Fun Run that kicks off the Azalea Festival!  Click at the link above to register.  Thanks to our title sponsor, Smoothie King, and our presentation partner: the Valdosta-Lowndes County Azalea Festival.  It's ...read more
Our softball league operates out of Freedom Park and offers several options: Co-Ed league, Men's league, Women's league, and a Church league.  It's only $515 per team.  All games are at Freedom Park.  Click the link above t...read more
Hundreds of local children will get a chance to learn baseball with some of the most knowledgeable youth coaches in the country – at no cost.  Prince Automotive in Valdosta is partnering with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreatio...read more
Register now for our Men's Basketball League!  Bring your team and your A-game.   It's open to men 17 and up.  The league is designed for anyone who loves basketball.  It's only $495 per team and that incl...read more
Register now for text message alerts!  VLPRA has text alerts for all of our outdoor sports.  The instructions to sign up for alerts are posted below.   We encourage every parent and/or participant to sign up for these alerts, as the...read more
  • Sign up for Adult Softball

  • Free Ripken Baseball Youth Clinic

  • Sign up for Men's Basketball

  • Text Alerts for Rainouts

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Join us for the 5K and Fun Run that kicks off the Azalea Festival!  Click at the link above to register.  Thanks to our title sponsor, Smoothie King, and our presentation partner: the Valdosta-Lowndes County Azalea Festival.  It's too late to register online, but you can definitely register in person at the race!  Registration/check in starts at 7:00 AM and the 5K starts at 8:00 AM.
CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF THE RACE ROUTE

Our softball league operates out of Freedom Park and offers several options: Co-Ed league, Men's league, Women's league, and a Church league.  It's only $515 per team.  All games are at Freedom Park.  Click the link above to sign your team up now!

 

 

Hundreds of local children will get a chance to learn baseball with some of the most knowledgeable youth coaches in the country – at no cost.  Prince Automotive in Valdosta is partnering with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority to offer the Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic on Saturday, March 11th at Vallotton Youth Complex.  It’s one of three such clinics in South Georgia and North Florida.

Coaches from Ripken Baseball will be running the half-day clinic.  The program is derived from the wisdom and skills of baseball’s legendary Ripken family: Cal Ripken, Sr.; Cal Ripken, Jr.; and Bill Ripken.  The staff uses the unique program to teach young players the fundamentals of the game while providing them a memorable learning experience.

Players will break out into age groups and rotate through stations to learn the essentials of hitting, fielding, throwing and more!   CLICK HERE to watch a video and see what the clinic is all about.
*Special Needs participants of all ages are welcome to attend.

The clinic is open to children ages 6-14 and is free to all.  The clinic is open to the first 200 registrants.

 Spots will fill on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration will close TWO DAYS before the clinic date.

Here's how you sign up:

Online Registration is Easy
1.      Go to www.youthsportsclinics.com
2.      Click the blue “Register Now” button
3.      Select “Tallahassee-Panama City” in the drop-down menu
4.      Enter the password “playball” (all lowercase, no spaces) and click “Submit”
5.      Click “Register Now” for desired session and enter registration information. Click “Add Attendee” on the next screen to add players.
6.      Click the blue “Complete Registration” button at the end of the page to submit your registration!
7.      Don’t forget to download the waiver (from the website OR your confirmation e-mail!). Each child must have a completed waiver to participate!

WHO: PRINCE AUTOMOTIVE and VLPRA
WHAT: FREE CHEVY YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC, POWERED BY RIPKEN BASEBALL
WHERE: VALLOTTON YOUTH COMPLEX (700 Woodlawn Dr. Valdosta GA 31602)
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 11th 
            9:00 AM - NOON

 

Check out what parents and coaches have to say about Chevy Youth Baseball clinics! 

·          "It was a one-of-a-kind experience! The instructors were very informative and my participant felt valued." – Los Angeles, CA Parent  

·          "I enjoyed my child being able to experience baseball training/practice on a one time trial basis without having to be on a team. This was his first exposure to baseball and the length of the event and the structure of the event was a great way to get his feet wet." – Tallahassee-Panama City, FL Parent  

·          “The event kept the kids busy.  As a coach, I enjoyed seeing the drills and having the things we teach the kids reinforced.” – Cleveland, OH Coach  

·          "I enjoyed the hands on learning exercises. My husband is the assistant coach on our son’s little league team and he was excited to see some really neat ideas and drills that he never would have thought of."- Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Parent  

Register now for our Men's Basketball League!  Bring your team and your A-game.  

It's open to men 17 and up.  The league is designed for anyone who loves basketball.  It's only $495 per team and that includes a shirt, games, postseason, and championship trophies.  For more information, contact the Mildred Hunter Community Center at 229-259-5407.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register now for text message alerts!  VLPRA has text alerts for all of our outdoor sports.  The instructions to sign up for alerts are posted below.  

We encourage every parent and/or participant to sign up for these alerts, as they are the fastest way to find out if we are cancelling games or events based on bad weather or other emergencies.  We will only send alerts if it affects a large number of people.  For instance, we will send alerts when games are cancelled or when practices for an entire league or an entire park are cancelled. We will not send text alerts for individual team announcements or cancellations.  If a coach cancels practice, it is up to him or her to alert his/her players.

We do not charge for text alerts and they are optional, but recommended. (Standard text messaging rates do apply, so please check with your carrier to make sure you will not receive charges from your cell phone provider).

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Go to www.rainedout.com and search for VLPRA. Click on the blue underlined VLPRA link.
    a. Enter your phone number, click the box for “Agree to terms of service”, then click “Start Signup”
    b. Check your phone.  You should get a text message from 844-83.  Inside this text, you will find your validation code.  Enter that code into   
        the space on the rainedout.com website and click “Validate Code”.
    c. The site will then take you to the “Receive Alerts” section.  We have alerts for all of our sports and they are broken down by season.        
    d. Please click “Subscribe” for every set of alerts that applies to you.  For instance, if your child plays spring softball and you attend our
        tennis clinics, you will want to click both “2017 Spring Youth Baseball & Softball” and “VLPRA Tennis”.  Most of our alerts are seasonal,
         meaning you will only get alerts for the season listed.  If you sign up for alerts for 2016 Spring Youth Baseball & Softball, you will
        only get those alerts until the season ends.  If your child plays in the fall or next spring, you will have to sign up again for those season. 
        This prevents parents from receiving unwanted texts season after season.
    e. You can cancel text alerts at any time by replying STOP to the alert.  This only stops the alert for that subscription.  For example, if you
        reply STOP to a youth baseball alert, that will remove you from the youth baseball list.  But if you are still subscribed to tennis alerts, you
         will receive them until you reply STOP to a tennis alert text.

2. If you would like to also register your email address, please go back to the main page (www.rainedout.com) and follow the same instructions
    as above, using your email address instead of your cell phone number.

Another way to find us on RainedOut: www.rainedout.com ---> search VLPRA ----> click on the link ----> register for alerts!