Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority

Register NOW for our school-based Youth Football & Cheerleading League!   All equipment is provided in the VLPRA Youth Football League.  Helmets, pads, jerseys, pants, and even socks are provided- the only thing you bring is cleats. ...read more
Registration is open now for our first-ever Girls Youth Volleyball League!  We've previously put on clinics, but now it's time to go for the real deal.  Please see the flyer for details and click the link above to register onli...read more
Registration is happening NOW for Fall Youth Baseball and Softball!  Please check out the flyer below for more details.    ...read more
Register now for text message alerts!  VLPRA is introducing text alerts for all of our 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 ...read more
Registration is open now for our fall youth soccer league.  It's a co-ed league available for children as young as three years old!  Sign up now through August 21st.  The season runs September through November.   &nb...read more
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  • Fall sports are here! Time to register for youth baseball (3-12 years old), youth football & cheerleading (K-5th grades), youth soccer (3-13 years old), and our first-ever girls youth volleyball leag...
  • Our first girls volleyball league is here! Girls play for their own school and it's open to 4th-8th grades. Uniform included! Register online at www.vlpra.com...

Register NOW for our school-based Youth Football & Cheerleading League!  

All equipment is provided in the VLPRA Youth Football League.  Helmets, pads, jerseys, pants, and even socks are provided- the only thing you bring is cleats.   Cheerleading uniforms are provided, too!  The program runs through the fall with about 10 games and a post season tournament.  We also have Athletic AND Academic All Star Teams!

Teams are based on school district, so whichever middle school your child is districted for will be the district your child plays in.  For instance, if you have a first-grader at Lake Park Elementary, then he or she will be on the Lowndes Middle Team since that is where he or she will eventually attend middle school.  Same thing goes for the city.  Scroll down past the flyers for the school breakdown and more info.

 

The breakdown is this:
Westside Elementary & Hahira Elementary---> Register for Hahira Middle Team
Clyattville, Lake Park, & Moulton Branch Elementary----> Register for Lowndes Middle Team
Pine Grove & Dewar Elementary----> Register for Pine Grove Middle Team
WG Nunn, Pinevale, & JL Lomax----> Register for JL Newbern Middle Team
Sallas Mahone & SL Mason Elementary----> Register for Valdosta Middle Team.

Is your child enrolled in a different private school or home-schooled?  Call us and we will be happy to talk to you about your options!

We will do an evaluation and draft if necessary.  Practices will be held at North Lowndes Park in Hahira, South Lowndes in Lake Park, Freedom Park, and Scott Park.  Games run September to November, with play finishing up before Thanksgiving.  Our All-Star program runs through December.  Games will be held at the parks mentioned above and of course at Bazemore-Hyder and Martin Stadiums!

Football and cheerleading uniforms as well as helmets and pads are included in the registration fees.   It’s $65 for tackle football and $45 for flag football and cheerleading. Parents can register their children online at www.vlpra.com or at VLPRA’s main office at 1901 North Forrest Street in Valdosta.  The league is solely run by VLPRA.  Please do not contact the schools with questions.

 

***We will need coaches!!!!  All coaches must go through a background check prior to holding practice.  The background check is free.  
Click here to go to the background check portal.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUTH FOOTBALL OR YOUTH CHEERLEADING
 

Registration is open now for our first-ever Girls Youth Volleyball League!  We've previously put on clinics, but now it's time to go for the real deal.  Please see the flyer for details and click the link above to register online.

 

Registration is happening NOW for Fall Youth Baseball and Softball!  Please check out the flyer below for more details. 

 

Register now for text message alerts!  VLPRA is introducing text alerts for all of our 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. Click here to go to our VLPRA page on www.rainedout.com
    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 summer soccer and you attend our
        tennis clinics, you will want to click both “2015 Summer Youth Soccer” 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 2015 Summer Youth Soccer, 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!

Registration is open now for our fall youth soccer league.  It's a co-ed league available for children as young as three years old!  Sign up now through August 21st.  The season runs September through November.