Athletics

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The City of Spartanburg youth sports programs exist to help children in the development of positive life skills and self-concepts. Our mission is to provide safe, enjoyable recreation opportunities for all participants.

It is our mission to teach the basic skills and fundamentals of the sport, which young people need to be able to play in a safe and nurturing environment, where all children will have the opportunity to play regardless of skill level.

Finally, it is our mission to ensure that each child has a positive, rewarding experience while participating in the programs, and that each child will learn the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, honor, and integrity while sharing with their coaches and teammates the emotions of success and failure.

 

Youth Football is Back!

The City of Spartanburg and District Seven are committed to providing a safe and fun environment for youth sports.  We strive to make sure all kids are treated equally regardless of their skill set so that each of them feel appreciated and part of the team.  Our focus is on demonstrating how to live and play the game the right way while ensuring players are prepared for the next stage. To that end, the Viking youth football program will focus on teaching youth proper football fundamentals, including proper blocking and tackling techniques. 

We are looking for volunteers with high character, a passion for working with youth, and understand coaching is a privilege and not a right.  Your time as a potential volunteer coach is very important to the success of the league and bridges the gap between players, parents and the community as a whole. 

If you are willing to accept this challenge, we are looking for You!!.  All youth coaches will be provided quality education and training through the USA Football Program which leads to “certification” for coaches. 

Additionally, while serving both boys and girls,  youth ages 6 –8 will play “flag” football – not tackle football.  We believe these youth will benefit by being physically active through “non-contact,” continuous action, while learning the importance of maintaining good form and footwork.  Finally, youth ages 9 –10 and 11- 12 will play tackle football.

Registration for the Viking Youth Football league is now open to all District Seven students and private/home schools students who meet registration requirements.  Please sign up before all roster spots filled. Register through September 1st.  

 For more information about the program or to inquire about volunteer coaching, please contact James Rice, Athletic Supervisor for the City of Spartanburg at 864.562.4387 or e-mail jrice@cityofspartanburg.org.  You may also contact LaQaun Priest, Athletic Assistant at 864.596.3711 or email lpriest@cityofspartanburg.org

Who To Know

Adult Sports

Open League Basketball

City of Spartanburg Open League basketball offers a highly competitive recreational basketball league for ages 18 and up. The league features many former high school, college, and professional players but is open to all skill levels. Our season typically runs from April to June and consists of a regular season and a post season tournament. Trophies are awarded to the regular season league champion as well as to the tournament champion and tournament runner-up. There is a $125.00 registration to participate.

Industrial League Basketball

City of Spartanburg Industrial League basketball is designed to give employees of companies in Spartanburg County health and wellness opportunities, fun and recreation. This league is co-ed, the season typically runs from January to March and consists of a regular season and a post season tournament. Trophies are awarded to the regular season league champion as well as to the tournament champion and tournament runner-up. there is a $300.00 registration fee to participate.