Tackle and Flag Football

 

Tackle and Flag Football

 TACKLE FOOTBALL

REGISTRATION FOR 2014 IS JULY 21 - AUGUST 8TH!

REGISTRATION PERIOD: LAST WEEK OF JULY AND FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST EVERY YEAR

Children Ages 7-8, 9-10, & 11-12 can register for Tackle Football.

The child must be 7 by September 1st of the current year and not turn 13 by September 1st of the current year. No one is allowed to waive up to an older age group.

Weight requirements in these age groups are as follows:

The player who meets the regular weight requirement is allowed to run the ball. If they are over the regular weight limit then they are not allowed to run the ball.

7-8 up to 100 lbs..… over 100-125 lbs must be a down lineman

9-10 up to 125 lbs….. over 125-150 lbs must be a down lineman

11-12 up to 150 lbs…. over 150-180  lbs must be a down lineman

Tackle Football has CONDITIONING WEEK. Players who have not registered may not participate in the conditioning week. We will not allow the coaches to allow a child on the field without a receipt from Leisure Services or your name being on the computer printed roster for each age group. If the player is over the Down lineman weight limit for an age group they must speak with the Athletic Director about other possibilities to participate in the football league. NO EXCEPTIONS. The athletic department has to be aware of these players. Don’t wait to weigh a player at OPENING DAY. Conditioning week will usually be the week after registration ends. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND THIS CONDITIONING IN ORDER FOR THE COACHES TO KNOW THEY WANT TO PARTICIPATE AND PUT A FACE WITH A NAME.

Each city will condition at their football field site except Kingsland which will condition at HOWARD PEEPLES PARK on Gross Road . The conditioning consists of running and exercise for the football players without the players being dressed out in their football equipment. The coaches will run the players thru drills from 5:30pm to 7pm each evening. Then in August a coaches meeting is scheduled to draft teams. This is a blind draft and the coaches do not see the names of the children until after teams are chosen. You should hear from your coach within one week after this draft. There is a Mandatory Play rule and all players who register will play.

The Sites for conditioning are as follows: St. Mary’s players will condition at the St. Mary’s Rec Authority Park. 7-8’s at field 2, 9-10’s at field 3 and 11-12’s on field 1.

You’ll find all forms and downloadable documents on our downloads page.

FLAG FOOTBALL

 Children ages 5-6 year old can register for Flag Football. Flag football does not have weight requirements or conditioning week. Flag football also does not keep score during games, it’s just for fun.

The teams usually play on Saturday.

Children must be 5 years old by September 1st of the current year and not turn 7 by September 1st of the current year to be allowed to play. No one is allowed to waive up to an older age group (Tackle football).

The fee covers the officials for the sport and any equipment needed and other expenses associated with the sport. Uniforms are not included in the fee.

 Please note:  In response to Georgia House Bill 248, the Camden County Leisure Services has adopted the following return to play policy: “Any youth exhibiting symptoms of concussion will be removed from the game, competition, tryout, or practice and must be evaluated and cleared for return to play by a medical doctor.  Any youth athlete that has been deemed to have sustained a concussion by a health care professional will not be permitted to return to play until parents have presented proof of clearance to return to play from a medical doctor.” 

Baseball

 

Basebal

REGISTRATION DATES: LAST WEEK OF JANUARY AND FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY OF EVERY YEAR

Age groups for baseball are 7-8 Mighty Mites, 9-10 Mites, 11-12 Midgets, and 13-14 Juniors.  The fee will be $50.00 per child with a 10% discount for all children after the first one has registered.  Everyone who registers will play.

Age Control Date:  A child’s age as of May 1st of current year will determine the age group they will be eligible to play in.

MOVING-UP:  In all age groups there are parents who feel their child should play in an older age group.  This moveup process is only for children who already a participant in an age group. A child must be four by May 1st begin to play in our programs. When a parent wants to move their child up they must speak with the athletic staff before the move will be approved.  They must fill out an age waiver and speak with the staff so that the rule differences may be explained to them. 

Uniforms are not supplied in any age group.  The registration fee goes to help with the cost of field maintenance, lights for game nights, officials and scorekeepers, and the baseball/softball equipment.  Coaches try to find sponsors to cover the cost of the uniforms if a sponsor is not found the parents are responsible for the cost of the uniform.

7-8 Mighty Mites is our coach pitch league.  The coach does the pitching to his team in the game.  They will have no more than two games per week.  Practices will be scheduled by the head coach of the team and no earlier than 5:30pm.  The weather may cause us to have to run into the first week of June.  All players must attend the skill’s evaluation.  All skill’s evaluation dates will given to you once you register in the parents information letter.  Please be sure you receive this letter.  There is no post season play for all stars in this age group.


In the 9-10 Mites age group we play pitching machine baseball.  This means pitching is done by a pitching machine and not a player.  They will have no more than two games per week.   Practices will be scheduled by the head coach of the team and no earlier than 5:30pm.  The weather may cause us to have to run into the first week of June.  All stars will not end till the middle of July.  All players must attend the skills evaluation.  All skills evaluation dates will be given to you once you register in the parents information letter.  Please be sure you receive this letter.  There will be all star teams chosen for this age group to represent us in the GRPA District Tournaments during the beginning of July.

In the 11-12 Midget age group we play live pitch baseball. They will have no more than two games per week.   Practices will be scheduled by the head coach of the team and no earlier than 5:30pm.  The weather may cause us to have to run into the first week of June.  All stars will not end till the middle of July.   All players must attend the skill’s evaluation.  All skill’s evaluation dates will be given to you once you register in the parents information letter. Please be sure you receive this letter.  There will be all star teams chosen for this age group to represent us in the GRPA District Tournaments during the beginning of July.  We play by Georgia High School rules with modifications in all age groups from the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association.


In the 13-14 Junior age group does not begin play until the Middle School season has ended. We will take registration and if we have enough children to begin our season before the school season has concluded then we will determine the start date.  Please get your child registered early if you want him to play.  If people are not registered we can not determine the game schedule or a start date.  Once registered you will receive an information sheet with proposed dates for everything to begin.  Practices will be scheduled by the head coach of the team and no earlier than 5:30pm.  There will be all star teams chosen for this age group to represent us in the GRPA District Tournaments during the beginning of July.  We play by Georgia High School rules with modifications in all age groups from the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association.

T-Ball Information
T-Ball is for children ages 4-5-6 years old.  A child must turn 4 years old by May 1stof the current year to be eligible to register.  If a child turns 7 before May 1st of the current year, they must play in the coach pitch league for 7-8 year olds in baseball.  The fee to register will be $50.00 per child.  A second child discount of 10% is given to families registering more than one child in spring sports.
Uniforms are not supplied.  

The registration sites/areas are Kingsland, St. Mary’s, Woodbine/North Camden .  Sites are determined by where your child attends school.  If your child does not attend school then the site is determined by where you live.
REQUESTS must be written on the registration form when you register.  Please take all rules into consideration when making your request.  In T-Ball, requests will be honored as long as there is room on the roster of the team you are requesting.
T-Ball is a beginning program for participants with little or no baseball experience. Players will learn basic rules, hitting, catching, and throwing fundamentals.  Scores are not kept during the season.

Practices are set by the coaches and are usually scheduled in the evenings starting no earlier than 5:30pm.  The T-ball teams are made up of returning players from the previous year to start with (if anyone is returning).  Then new players are added to the teams by the athletic staff.  Everyone who registers will play.  There is not a skill’s evaluation in this age group.  Requests are honored until the team rosters have been given to the coaches.  Then no one is allowed to swap teams. Teams will play 8 to 10 games depending on when the season gets underway. Teams are limited to 10 players per team.  Make sure if you have a request that it is written on the registration form.  The weather could cause us to have to go through the first Saturday in June.

Volunteer coaches are always needed in this age group and all age groups.  Anyone who wishes to volunteer with a team in any capacity must submit a coaches application to the athletic department and pass a background check before they can begin their volunteer duties.

Please note:  In response to Georgia House Bill 248, the Camden County Leisure Services has adopted the following return to play policy: “Any youth exhibiting symptoms of concussion will be removed from the game, competition, tryout, or practice and must be evaluated and cleared for return to play by a medical doctor.  Any youth athlete that has been deemed to have sustained a concussion by a health care professional will not be permitted to return to play until parents have presented proof of clearance to return to play from a medical doctor.” 

Basketball

 

Basketball

AGE GROUPS : To enroll a child must be 5 years old by March 1st of the upcoming year to play and not turn 15 before January 1 of the upcoming year. Age divisions are: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 boys/coed leagues and 9-10 & 11-12 girls league. A child’s age as of January 1st of the coming year will determine their age group.  If we do not have enough participation for a girls only league, they will be combined with the boys.

SKILL’S EVALUATION
The skills evaluation will be for ALL players.Skills evaluations will be held at the REC CENTER Gym. All participants need to attend the skill’s evaluations. Boys and girls should attend. Times and dates are listed on the Parents Information letter you will receive upon registration.

COACHES INFORMATION: Everyone wanting to coach or help with a team in any capacity must fill out a coaching application, a background check form and provide a copy of your valid drivers license. You must be 18 years old to be considered a coach and attend the coaching certification clinic. You must submit to and pass a background check. All coaches must fill out a coaching application for every sport every year. The Coaches meetings will be posted on the information sheet that we give out with registration.

GAMES: The teams usually have two games per week. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are the days during the week they could be playing. Games are held at local schools and the REC Center.

PRACTICES: Practices will be held at the local schools and the rec center during the season. They usually start at 5:30pm or later. A coach is welcome to practice outside if he desires. The practices will be held in the city your child goes to school whenever possible. It will depend on what schools are available to us to use.

SEASON: We usually begin to play the first Saturday after Christmas Holidays.

TROPHIES: The team may elect to purchase end of season trophies. This is optional and the cost is the responsibility of the parents.

UNIFORMS: The team may acquire a sponsor to purchase uniforms. If a sponsor is not found the parents are responsible for the cost. The registration fee does not cover the cost of the uniform. Parents may help to find sponsors  

FEES: What does it cover? The fee covers the officials for the sport and any equipment needed and other expenses associated with the sport. Uniforms are not included in the fee.  

 

Please note:  In response to Georgia House Bill 248, the Camden County Leisure Services has adopted the following return to play policy: “Any youth exhibiting symptoms of concussion will be removed from the game, competition, tryout, or practice and must be evaluated and cleared for return to play by a medical doctor.  Any youth athlete that has been deemed to have sustained a concussion by a health care professional will not be permitted to return to play until parents have presented proof of clearance to return to play from a medical doctor.” 

 

 

Soccer

 

Soccer

We are the home field to all youth soccer in Camden County for children age 4-18 years of age.
The Camden Soccer Club provides programs for hundreds of Camden County children each year. The club strives to not only to build a strong soccer program but to teach children individual responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork and a strong work ethic. Programs are available for kids from age 4 through high school.

Upcoming events and news about the Club can be found on this website.

The club is a non-profit organization that functions with volunteer coaches and administrators who generously give of their time to the children of Camden County. The Camden Soccer Club is sanctioned by the Georgia Youth Soccer Association (GYSA).

Track and Field

 

Track & Field

 

REGISTRATION DATES ARE THE LAST WEEK OF JANUARY AND THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY EVERY YEAR

Ages 7-14 are eligible to participate in this sport.  A child’s age as of December 31st of the current year will determine their eligibility.  They must turn 7 by this date and can not turn 15 before this date. They will practice basic fundamentals and have one or two local meets to determine entrants to the District GRPA Track Tournament the third weekend in April.  Then 1st place finishers will advance to the State GRPA Track Meet the first week of May. 

This program needs parent participation.  There are many running & fielding events in track and to host a successful meet you need many volunteers.  Scoring, raking, measuring and timers are always needed.  Uniforms are not supplied.  You may have fund raisers to get uniforms.

Once the participants advance to the District Meet donations of water, food and fruit are needed for the Meet.  The meet is an all day affair usually in Hinesville or Douglas, Ga.  We will need parents help to keep the children rested and at their best for each of their events.

Volunteer coaches are always needed in TRACK.  Please consider being a youth coach. .  Being a youth coach involves teaching the sport, organizing practices, communicating with the parents about practice times and game times, finding a sponsor to cover the cost of uniforms, and appointing a team mom.  The team may want team pictures and end of season trophies, which is optional.  If the team does want these things, the parents are responsible for there cost.  To coach, you must fill out a coaching application each season and pass the background check. See the athletic staff for more information.

Please note:  In response to Georgia House Bill 248, the Camden County Leisure Services has adopted the following return to play policy: “Any youth exhibiting symptoms of concussion will be removed from the game, competition, tryout, or practice and must be evaluated and cleared for return to play by a medical doctor.  Any youth athlete that has been deemed to have sustained a concussion by a health care professional will not be permitted to return to play until parents have presented proof of clearance to return to play from a medical doctor.” 

Cheerleading

 

Cheerleading

REGISTRATION DATES ARE THE LAST WEEK OF JULY AND THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST EVERY YEAR.

Recreation League Cheerleading is a program for girls to cheer for the Recreation League Football Teams.  This is rec league cheerleading, not a competition squad. We obtain volunteer coaches and assign girls to squads for the season. They are to attend all games and cheer for the team they are assigned to.  Rain or shine. Football games are played in the rain.   The Cheerleading season is finished once the regular season games have been played.

AGE GROUPS : Cheerleading is divided into three age divisions 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 year old children. You may also enroll your daughter in Flag Football.  Flag Football is for ages 5 & 6 years.
A child must be 7 by September 1st of the current year and not turn 13 by September 1st of the current year.

MASCOTS:  All mascots are appointed by the head coaches of the squads.  We will take a list of mascots for the Head coaches but we do not appoint them.  You must fill out a registration form and have your child placed on the mascot list.  There is no guarantee that the child will be placed on a squad. The coaches are allowed up to four mascots per squad.  A mascot must be two years younger than the age division they are wanting to be placed with  ie: if you want to cheer with 11-12 year olds as a mascot then you cannot be any older than 9 years old.  The age control date is September 1st, of the current year. There is no fee for being a mascot.  All mascots are subject to the same charges and regulations as the cheerleaders. They must have a youth registration form on file in our office.

REGISTRATION DATES:  Cheerleading registration is always the last week of July and the first week of August.  It is very important to register during these times so you will be able to be placed on a squad and order your uniform on time.

AGE CONTROL DATES:  The date that determines what age group your child will participate is called the age control date.  This date is a state set rule and we must use it to place children in age groups.  The age control date for cheerleading is a child’s age as of September 1st, of the current year.  A child can not turn 13 before this date or they are not eligible to play.   A child must be 7 by September 1st of the current year to be eligible to register as a cheerleader.  Moving up:  A child may move up to an older age group once they have attained the eligible age to participate.  8 year olds may move up to 9-10s’, 10 year olds may move up to 11-12s’.

WHAT’S NEXT AFTER REGISTRATION?
You will wait to hear from a coach by the date listed on your parents information sheet you received at registration.  All registered participants will placed on a squad. 

GAMES:  The teams usually have two games per week.  Game days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  The games are played in Woodbine at the Woodbine Hwy 110 Community Park Football Field, in St. Mary’s at the St. Mary’s Rec Authority Park Football Field, and in Kingsland at Chris Gilman Stadium.

PRACTICES:  Practices will begin as soon as the rosters are finalized.  We must have all of the coaches before we can disperse the cheerleaders onto rosters.  So this means if we have trouble getting coaches, it will take longer for the practices to begin.   The coaches are asked to start at 5:30pm or later.  The practice days and times are scheduled by the head coach through the athletic staff.  You should always hold your practice at a PSA property.

SEASON:  We try to start the league by the first or second weekend of September.  The season will end by the second week of November with the allstar games usually played the first week of December. 

Please note:  In response to Georgia House Bill 248, the Camden County Leisure Services has adopted the following return to play policy: “Any youth exhibiting symptoms of concussion will be removed from the game, competition, tryout, or practice and must be evaluated and cleared for return to play by a medical doctor.  Any youth athlete that has been deemed to have sustained a concussion by a health care professional will not be permitted to return to play until parents have presented proof of clearance to return to play from a medical doctor.” 

Tennis

 

Tennis

For more information about tennis, please visit the Camden Area Tennis Association or  emailcamdenareatennis@gmail.com
 

 

Fast Pitch Softball

 

Fast Pitch Softball

REGISTRATION DATES ARE THE LAST WEEK OF JANUARY AND FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY EVERY YEAR

Age groups for softball are 9-10 Mites, 11-12 Midgets, 13-14 Juniors.  The fee will be $50.00 registration fee per child with a 10% discount for all children after the first one has registered.  A child’s age as of January 1st of the current year will determine the age group they will be eligible to play in.  Everyone who registers will play.  In all age groups, there are parents who feel their child should play in an older age group.  When a parent wants to move their child up, they must speak with the athletic staff before the move will be approved.  They must fill out an age waiver and speak with the staff so that the rule differences may be explained to them.  Uniforms are not supplied.  The registration fee goes to help with the cost of field maintenance, lights for game nights, officials and scorekeepers, and the baseball/softball equipment.  Coaches try to get sponsors for their team and if one is not found parents are responsible for the cost of their child’s uniform. The children will play in the city in which they live and go to school.

 Volunteer coaches are always needed in this age group and all age groups.  Please consider being a youth coach.  Being a youth coach involves teaching the sport, organizing practices, communicating with the parents about practice times and game times, finding a sponsor to cover the cost of uniforms, and appointing a team mom.  The team may want team pictures and end of season trophies, which is optional.  If the team does want these things the parents are responsible for their cost.  To coach you must fill out a coaching application each season and pass the background check.  See the athletic staff for more information. 

In all/each age group there will be a skill’s evaluation for all players, new and returning.  New Players are players who did not play last year or who are moving up to a new age group.  The skill’s evaluation is used to disperse the talent in each age group over all the teams to have more equality of play.  Players who return to the same age group will be considered returning players.  They will return to the same team they were on last year.  Please be sure to put down the team your child played with last year when filling out the registration form.  They must attend the skill’s evaluation.  Girls ages 7-8 are combined with the boys and they play coach pitch baseball.  All skill’s evaluation dates will given to you once you register, in the parents information letter.  Please be sure you receive this letter.  There is not post season play for allstars in this age group.  Practices will be scheduled by the head coach of the team and no earlier than 5:30pm. 

Please note:  In response to Georgia House Bill 248, the Camden County Leisure Services has adopted the following return to play policy: “Any youth exhibiting symptoms of concussion will be removed from the game, competition, tryout, or practice and must be evaluated and cleared for return to play by a medical doctor.  Any youth athlete that has been deemed to have sustained a concussion by a health care professional will not be permitted to return to play until parents have presented proof of clearance to return to play from a medical doctor.” 

Adult Softball

 

Adult Softball

Adult Softball — OPEN LEAGUE

Adult Men’s Softball Rules and Information (as of 9/21/07)

1. There will be a team entry fee. The entry fee with a roster of players must be in our office by 5:00pm on the deadline. A schedule will not be made up until there is at least six teams' entry fees & rosters in the athletic office. A team will not be placed on the schedule until the entry fee has been paid.  

2. All softballs will be furnished by the teams. Approved ASA 12” Softballs with a .44 core. Each team must supply two NEW game balls at the start of each game.

3. Uniforms. All players must have matching jersey’s with a number on the back. No one is allowed to wear steal spikes. No one is allowed to play bare footed.

4. The season: We propose to play each other twice.

5. The roster limit will be 25 players per team. No player may be on more than one roster.
a. Any team may pick up players at game time. These players must remain on the roster for the rest of the season. If a player moves or gets injured he may be removed. You must turn in a roster of your players with the entry fee.
b. Once a game has begun with borrowed players a protest for ineligible players will not be honored.

6. Eligible players. They must be 18 years old or older. They must live or work full time (30 hours) in Camden County. The age control date for adult softball is August 1st of current year.
Underage players: Each team is allowed two players who are 16 or 17 years old. These players must have a parent sign our athletic registration form with the waiver of liability. Which may be obtained at the front desk of the REC Center during normal business hours. Underage players are not allowed to play in the GRPA Adult Tournament. If an ineligible player is found on a team, all games the ineligible player played in will be forfeited.
a. Adding players: New Players: any team may pick up players at game time. You must report these players to the supervisor at the field before game time. These players must remain on your roster for the remainder of the season. If a player moves or gets hurt he may be removed from the roster to make room for another player. The roster will close at ½ point of the season. No other players may be added at that point unless approved by the athletic director.
b. Borrowing players: This is strongly discouraged. But in the event it does happen once a game has begun with borrowed players a protest for ineligible players will not be honored.

7. A team must have at least 8 players to start a game. If one team has 8 players and the other does not the game will be a forfeit. Once a team has forfeited the team may pick up players to play a scrimmage. The officials are not obligated to call a scrimmage. A scrimmage must be stopped when the next game time is ready. Teams having less than 10 players to play must take an out for any missing players.

8. Home team is the team listed second on the schedule. Team lineups must be given to the scorekeeper 10 minutes prior to game time. The line up must consist of first and last names with jersey numbers. Remember the scorebook is the official record of the game. If the information is not correctly recorded then we will not be able to judge a protest if one should arise. This is also proof someone played in the game. The scorekeeper is very important.

9. Scorekeepers: must be provided by the home team. In the event the home team does not have someone to keep score and the visiting team has a scorekeeper then the home team will be reversed. Whichever team is keeping score for the game will be considered HOME team.

10. A normal game will consist of seven innings. Game times will be 6:00p, 7:00p, 8:00p. Game days will be Mondays and Thursdays. In case of rain a complete game will consist of the completion of the losing teams at-bat in the 5th inning.

11. The game time limit is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

12. Run rule is 20 run lead after 4 innings, and 12 run lead after 5 innings. (ASA)

13. The first game of the day only has a ten (10) minute grace period.

14. Tie games: There will be two extra innings played at that time. After these two innings if no winner has been determined then the game will end in a tie with the score being recorded as ½ game won and ½ game lost for each team. USING the ASA tied game procedure. Each team should update themselves on this tied game procedure

15. Rainout games will be made up only if they have a bearing on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place standings.

16. Forfeiting games: after a team forfeits three times without giving the athletic staff 24 hours notice that team will be dropped from the league.

17. EJECTIONS: A coach or player who is ejected from a game must sit out the remainder of that game and the next scheduled game for their team. Any player or coach who gets two ejections will not be allowed to play the remainder of the year. They are done for the season. They are not eligible to represent Leisure Services on a tournament team.

18. Unruly behavior will not be tolerated. If there is a question or problem, the coach only should call time out and calmly discuss the issue with the umpire. The BOSS on the field is the umpire. If a player or coach so much as touches an official in anger or threatens to do him/her bodily harm, they will be banned from the league for an period of time to be set by Leisure Services. Team Managers/ Coaches are responsible for their players and their spectators.

19. No smoking of any kind is permitted in the dug outs or on the playing field before, during or after the game. No tobacco products of any kind, no alcoholic beverages of any kind are allowed at the ballpark before, during or after the games. No profanity at any time.

20. Home runs per game rule is as follows: Each team will be allowed one home run per game. All other home runs during the game will be treated as singles.

21. Equipment: ONLY ASA approved bats will be allowed. Make sure you have legal bats. No player can play without shoes (barefooted). No steel spikes or metal may be on the shoes.

22. Awards: A team trophy will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. The team with the best record will be the winner of the league. In case of ties winner will be determined by Head to Head play. If still tied there will be a one game playoff.

23. Protest must be done by the correct procedure or they will not be considered for deliberation. The umpire-in-chief must be told of the protest at the time of the infraction and noted in the official scorebook. (before the next pitch) ( please be aware of the correct times to protest different infractions.) The protesting team has by the end of the next business day 5:00pm to get a written protest stating the rule that was violated and a $50.00 protest fee to the athletic department. The protest will be acted upon within 72 hours. If the protest is found to be valid the protest fee will be returned. Any judgment call by an official may not be protested. It is the responsibility of the team and coach to know the rules. Any game that has had players borrowed from another team will not be allowed to lodge a protest on an ineligible player.

24. Governing rules Local League, then ASA rules

25. All practices must be scheduled with the Athletic Department. Fields are available but may not have the correct base length or fence length. Field Lights must be turned off by 10:00pm. There is a city curfew Monday thru Thursday of 10pm. Each team is allowed to practice one night a week under lights if the field is available.

26. Once schedules are finalized and given to the teams no games will be moved. Anyone needing to cancel must give us 48 hours notice.

27. To contact the athletic staff use your email please. Make sure we have an email for your team so that when changes or questions occur we can get the info to everyone. The Athletic office email is ccpsaathletics@yahoo.com

28. There is a Zero Tolerance policy in effect. Make sure you give a copy of it to all your team members. One slip of the tongue sends you home. You must have each player read the policy and sign the roster stating that they read the policy.

29. No special rules for women playing. They will play at their own risk.

30. Lights for practices: Each team is allowed one time a week with lights. You must fill out a park reservation sheet and have it with you when you practice or have a copy of an emailed permission from the athletic staff with you at your practice. A staff person will be checking teams that are practicing with lights to make sure they have reserved that practice time. If a team is caught practicing with lights without reserving the practice time they will be dropped from the league and their entry is forfeited.

31. Dugouts: the only people allowed in the dugouts are the team players, the coach or manager. No spectators.

32. GRPA TOURNAMENT Representation: With the Spring League Leisure Services will enter the winner of the League in the GRPA District tournament slated for the July 20th or 27th of current year. Once this team is enter in this tournament there is a $150 dollar forfeit fee if they do not show. So if we enter your team then they must participate. We can enter more than one team if others are interested. You must let us know if you want to be entered by May 29th of the current year. If you are interested you must have an official roster from Leisure Services to play. To get this roster you will have to provide us a roster with full name and date of birth on each player during the league play. Before the season has finished you must provide a copy of each players drivers license. We must have these to type the OFFICIAL Roster.

33. The rules and registration form may be obtained from the athletic office during normal business hours. A complete roster of players must be turned in at your first game.

Coaching Info

 

Coaching Info

Applying to Coach
Anyone 18 years old and over with a valid drivers license (state issued ID cards and other forms of identification are not acceptable)  may apply to be a volunteer coach for leisure services.  Coaches with an out of state license must produce a valid military ID.
New and returning coaches must submit a completed coaching application, which includes a criminal background check consent form and consent to a drug screen; and return it to the athletic department for every season you desire to coach.  You have to come into the office to pick up the application and fill it out because the background check form must be filled out in person and notorized before it is turned in.  We do have  a notary public on staff.
The athletic department approves all coaches for each sport season.
As part of the coaching application, each coach will be asked to list all previous experience in coaching a youth sports teams.
All prospective coaches will be expected to submit to and pass a criminal background check and drug screen.
All coaches must allow us to copy their driver’s license as part of the criminal background check.

All approved coaches will be issued a badge with their picture on it identifying them as an approved coach.  You must wear this badge any time you are with your team.

Responsibilities
All youth coaches are approved each season by the athletic department staff.  No one is guaranteed a returning coaching spot.  The athletic department reserves the right to approve or deny anyone applying for a coaching position in our youth program.
Each year we try to give the Head Coach the option of returning.  If he decides not to return then the assistant coaches of the previous year are offered that team.  If they choose not to be the head coach then the team is opened to coaches who are moving up to a new age group.  If there is not a coach moving up to take the team then we open the team to new coaches.  The PSA athletic staff reserves the right to reject any coaches’ application.
When moving up to a new age group or applying for any age group, there are a couple of things that have to happen before you are able to secure a team.  First, there must be enough registration to supply any coaches that are returning and any new team enough players.  Please remember that we have to have enough participants registered before we appoint you as a coach.  Second we must have a team that does not already have a coach.
Any conduct prejudicial to the best interest or objective of the league, or nonfeasance or malfeasance with CCPSA Leisure Services, NYSCA, and GRPA policies and procedures by a coach shall be cause for the removal of an individual from any coaching position.

Good sportsmanship is expected at all times.  Being a positive role model is very important. 

Smoking or tobacco products of any kind, foul language, drugs and alcohol will NOT be permitted during practices or games.  This means on or around the fields at a game or practice.  There is NO SMOKING in our parks.  This includes chewing and dipping.

As a Head coach you are responsible for the behavior of yourself, team players, and the parents at your games.  It is part of your responsibility to help keep parents/spectators under control and ask them to handle themselves in a calm manner.  If they will not listen to you, there is a supervisor at your game site and you need to make sure that person is aware of the problem so they can be on alert. Please note that anyone who wants to help with your team must also submit an application, have a valid drivers license, and consent to and pass a background check before they will be allowed to assist/volunteer with a team.

EJECTIONS: (first time) If a coach is ejected from a game they must sit out the remainder of that game and the next scheduled game for that team. That coach also loses his/her chance at being considered as a coach for the all-star team.
(Second time) A coach is ejected they must step down from their coaching position.  He will not be allowed to continue coaching that season.  The athletic department must evaluate the coach before he will be allowed to coach again in any youth program.
(NOTE:  If the next scheduled game is rained out or post-pone for any reason then the ejected coach must serve the very next game that is played.  
Any type of violent altercation with other coaches, officials, parents, etc… could result in a one-year suspension from coaching and the athletic staff must evaluate the coach before being permitted to represent leisure services as a coach again.
Each Head Coach is responsible for all communication between parents and coaching staff, including organizing all practices, issuing correct schedules with all essential information to parents (game times, sites, etc…), teaching proper fundamentals and sportsmanship of the sport they are coaching.  There are videotapes available at CCPSA Leisure Services for coaches to check out to help with new ideas on teaching the fundamentals and holding practices.  Along with these responsibilities there are a few we need to bring to your attention.  They are listed below.

CCPSA Leisure Services does not furnish regular season uniforms.
Securing a sponsor to cover the cost of the team’s uniforms.  You may check on the type of uniform you want to purchase before trying to recruit sponsors.

Team Pictures: If a team wants pictures, then the coach or his appointee can pick a photographer and set up a time to take pictures.  Any cost associated with pictures is the responsibility of the parents.

Individual trophies:  This is optional.  But most teams want to get each child a trophy.
End of the season party.  This is also optional. Sometimes sponsors will cover this expense.
Coaches may appoint a team mom to take care of the above items.  Team moms must fill out a coaching application and background check form.  All costs of these items fall as the responsibility of the parents or a sponsor if one can be obtained.

Team fundraisers are allowed:  The athletic department must be notified of any team fundraisers a team may be doing.  We often get phone calls confirming any team related fundraisers ongoing in the community so informing us is essential.

Lights for practice:  At any time you are using the lights on a field for practice you must make sure they are turned off.  The last team to practice on a field is responsible for turning off the lights.  Be sure you know where the power box for the lights is located.  If a team does not show up behind you for practice then you are to turn the lights off.  Please help us with turning off the lights.

Coaches Certification Class:  All coaches must attend the certification class in order to be certified as a coach.  This class is Mandatory for all first time and head coaches.  No coach will receive a certification without attending the class.  The NYSCA organization will send you a renewal notice each year.  You must return this notice to keep you certification current. This certification gives you $100,000.00 dollars of liability insurance in case you are sued due to any actions while acting as a youth coach in our program.  It teaches signs of child abuse and many other issues of coaching youth sports that you may not be aware can happen.  Remember no team may hold a practice without a certified coach present.  So you may want to certify several of your coaches.

Coaches Meetings Each season during the registration period CCPSA Leisure Services schedules a coaches meeting to go over rules and any changes.  We combine the certification class and the coaches meeting.  This meeting is for returning coaches and new coaches who are requesting to be approved as youth coaches.  The dates for each meeting will be listed on the information sheet that is given to the parents when they register their child.  This is a Mandatory meeting.  Not attending could jeopardize your coaching position.  Also an All-Star meeting will be held at some point in the season.  It will be listed on your schedule for the sport.  You owe it to your players to attend this meeting.  If you are not present your team may not receive the All-Star recognition it deserves.


Coaches Per Team: Each sport has a specific number of volunteers that will be allowed in the dugout or sidelines.  Starting in 2006 all coaches must have a picture ID taken at the coaches meeting.  Every Head Coach and Assistant Coach must have a valid coaching application on file in the athletic department.  Anyone helping with the team must have a coaching application on file as well as a background check.  If a person is on the sideline or field then they must have a coaching application filled out and in the athletic office. Basketball is allowed one head coach and two assistant coaches. Baseball/Softball is allowed on head coach and three assistant coaches.  T-ball is allowed one head coach and four assistant coaches.  Track is allowed one head coach per city and one coach per age division.  Football is allowed one head coach and three assistant coaches.  Cheerleading is allowed one head coach and one assistant coach.  You may have as many people helping you out at practices and games that you need.  But you are only allowed so many people on the field and in the dugouts per the rules.  So if you have more than you are allowed by the rules then they can take turns being on the field or in the dugouts.  But anyone who is helping out needs to have a coaches’ application on file along with a background check.

Coaches Protected Player:  The head coach and his first assistant coaches child will be considered the protected player.  The assistant coach must be named/assigned to your team before the skill’s evaluation.  Any coaches son’s who are not a head or 1st assistant’s child will have to be traded for if not already selected to the team in the blind draft.

Coaches Personal Liability: (Non-registered players) Head coaches are responsible to make sure all the players who show up to practices or games have signed the registration form at the recreational center.  If you allow a child to participate without the knowledge of the athletic department staff and the child being properly signed up you are taking upon yourself the liability if that child is hurt.  Please understand this.  Make sure the child has come in to our office and signed up.  You can very easily do this by contacting our athletic office.

Coaches Reporting to the Scorekeeper: In all sports contests that a lineup or roster of your team is required, you must fill out all the correct information and repot it to the scorekeeper 10 minutes before game time.  A correct lineup consists of first and last name of player with jersey number and position, coaches’ name and team name.  Scorekeepers will not accept lineups that do not have all of the correct information.

Coaches Reporting Substitutions: (know the rules of the sport you are coaching) All subs must be reported to the scorekeeper before they enter the game.  Not reporting them correctly can result in penalties being called.  When reporting your lineup list all your players on the lineup and write no show by the ones who are not present and as they show up let the scorekeeper know.  It is against the game rules to add players after a game has begun. So make sure all your players are listed.

Coaches Discipline Procedure: All complaints received in writing by the athletic department will be investigated.  As a volunteer with CCPSA Leisure Services, you are expected to follow all sportsmanship policies and mandatory play rules.  As a volunteer, you will need to learn to mediate problems with parents and spectators as the need arises.  The athletic staff is here to help with any problems that arise.  In the process of learning to coach, problems do arise to the point where a third party must intervene.  CCPSA Leisure Services understands that there are two sides to every story.  When a complaint is received the following is the process we plan to follow in investigating the matter.
When a complaint is reported, we will ask the complainant to identify himself/herself and put their complaint in writing.  If they do not, the complaint is not investigated. The exception is ineligible player complaints.
The first time a complaint is reported where the complainant is willing to identify himself/herself, the athletic staff will keep the complainants identity confidential. Someone from the athletic staff will give the coach a call and investigate the coaches’ side of the story and explain the complaint.  The athletic staff will then expect the coach to mediate the problem.
The second time the complainant calls, an athletic staff person will be assigned to watch your games or practices randomly to see if the complaint may be valid.  There will also be a meeting scheduled with the coach to discuss the complaint.
If a compromise has not been found in a reasonable amount of time, the athletic manager will schedule a meeting between the coach and the complainant to help both parties come to some kind of compromise.
Once a coach has received three warnings from CCPSA Leisure Services he/she will be removed as a coach for the rest for that season and will have to be reviewed before coaching again in any sport.
Infractions such as profanity, drug or alcohol use, physical altercations, ineligible players, mandatory play rules, and dangerous play are automatic grounds for removing a coach from coaching a team without the three warnings/meetings.

Sponsors & SponsorshipSponsors are required to meet some minimum requirements before being allowed to sponsor a team.  It is prohibited to advertise any business on your uniform that has any drug, alcohol, tobacco, profanity, and sexual content or language as a part of its logo or name.  For example: If a restaurant has a lounge or bar in the establishment you may advertise the restaurant only, not the lounge or the bar.  PLEASE make sure you are up front with your sponsors about this.  Some sponsors may still want to give donation but not advertise.
A team may ask for money to cover uniforms, end of season trophies, and the end of the season party.  A sponsor can do part or all of these items.  The minimum a sponsor may do to be considered a team sponsor is to pay for the jersey of each child on the team.  The athletic department must know who your sponsor or sponsors are for your team.  The team is allowed to make banners to advertise their sponsor at the game.  For your own protection, please keep very accurate records of any donations and expenditures.  This will be invaluable if your handling of any team monies should come into question.
The Director of the Camden County PSA Leisure Services reserves the right to decline at his or her discretion any sponsorship of a team that is deemed inappropriate for use in a youth activity.

Directions

 

Directions

Kingsland Lions Park:  From Saint Mary’s, take Hwy 40 west into Kingsland.  Turn left at the caution light onto South Grove Blvd at the Five Points Intersection (Times Union office on the right).  Continue past the Post Office and cross the railroad tracks.  The park will be on your left.

Saint Mary’s Rec Authority Park:  (Off Dilworth St.)  Hwy 40 to downtown Saint Mary’s, at red light before where the paper mill use to be, turn right (this is Dilworth St.).  Go straight until you cross two sets of railroad tracks, trun left onto Meeting Street (first left after the railroad tracks).  Go two blocks until street dead ends into the ballpark. 

Woodbine Hwy 110 Community Park:  Take Hwy 17 North to Woodbine.  Turn left at traffic light.  This will be Hwy 110.  Go three blocks on Hwy 110 and the park will be on your left.

Saint Mary’s Civic Park:  Take Hwy 40 East towards downtown; after going throught the last light there will be a library on the right hand side.  Turn in as if going to the library and follow the road until you see the fields in front of you.

Camden County Recreation Center/Phase II:  Take Colerain Road/Larrel Island Parkway to Wildcat Drive.  Turn left onto Wildcat Drive or if coming from the other end of the road, make a right.  Proceed straight ahead until you see ball fields on the right side.  You will pass the Rec Center (pool in back) then the next site should be the fields.

Maple Ford Park:  Take I-95 North to Dover Bluff Road exit #26.  Take a left from the exit onto Dover Bluff Road.  Go about 3 miles to Spring Bluff Road.  Take a left onto Spring Bluff Road.  Go straight about 2 miles and the park will be on the left hand side.

Mary B. Smart Park:  Take I-95 North to Woodbine exit #14.  Turn left onto spur 25 to US 17.  Turn right onto US 17.  Go north on US 17 over Satilla River Bridge.  Take a left on Refudge Road.  Refudge Road is the first road on the left after the bridge.  Follow Refudge Road until it ends at Hwy 252.  Take a right on Hwy 252.  Go 3/4 mile take the vear left road onto New Post Road.  The park is about 1/2 mile on the left hand side next to the fire station.

Howard Peeples Park:  From Hwy 40 you will turn onto Gross Road, (Winn Dixie red light) and follow till you see park on your right.  From Laurel Island Parkway you will turn onto Gross Road and follow till you see park on your left.

 

Rec Sports

 

Spring Sports Offered

Registration Dates:  Last week of January and first week of February every year.

Track  ... ages 7-14: child must be 7 by and not turn 15 before December 31st of the current year.

Tee Ball ... ages 4-6: child must be 4  and not turn 7 before May 1st of the current year.

Baseball ... ages 7-14: child must be 7 by and not turn 15 before May 1st of the current year.

Softball ... ages 9-16: child must be 9 by and not turn 16 before January 1st of the current year.

 

Fall Sports Offered

Registration Dates:  Last week of July and first week of August every year.

Cheerleading ... age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Child must be 7 by and not turn 13 before September 1st of the current year.

Flag Football ... ages: 5-6 Child must be 5 by and not turn 7 before September 1st of the current year.

 Tackle Football ... age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Child must be 7 by and not turn 13 before September 1st of the current year.

Winter Sports Offered

Registration Dates:  Last week of October and first week of November every year.

 Basketball  ... ages 5-14. Child must be 5 by and not turn 15 before January 1st .

 Girls Only League ... 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 age divisions. When necessary, these age groups may be combined to make enough teams to have a girls only league.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:  To register for each sport the following is required:

1.  A parent or legal guardian must fill out the registration form completely.

2.  You must provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate for age verification.  We will make a copy for you if you have the original.  We will keep the birth certificate on file.

3. You may make a request for a certain team or coach.  You may have a transportation request.  We cannot promise your request will be granted.  We will honor it if at all possible, but due to team roster rules the request may not be able to be granted.

4.  Pay the registration fee.

5.  Discounts are offered for two areas.  Families with more than one child in a program will receive a 10% discount off the second child and any child after that playing in the same season.  We also offer a 50% discount to low income families who provide the required proof.  See the office for more details.

6.  When you register, you will be given a parents information sheet giving you the details on WHAT TO DO NEXT.  The first thing you need to make note of is the MANDATORY parents meeting date for your child's age group.  You will need to attend this meeting to meet your coach and get information you will need for the season.  This sheet also has the skills evaluation dates and other information listed you need to know so be sure you receive your sheet.  Please remember that skills evaluation is also mandatory, even for players returning to the same age group.

7.  If at anytime you miss the registration date call us.  We start a waiting list for all age groups and we may still have room on some of the teams.

8.  We must be notified in writing by the first day of the season by the parent if a child is not playing in order for you to receive a refund. We will not give refunds after this date. It is the parent’s responsibility to let us know if your child is not playing, not the coach of their team. In all sports if there is not enough participation to make a league we will refund the registration fee only.