Siler City Parks & Recreation offers a variety of youth athletic programs. We offer Baseball, Softball, & T-Ball
, and Football
for children. For more information please check out the sport specific webpage, call us at (919) 742-2699, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philosophy of Youth Sports
Siler City’s Youth Sports Philosophy is to offer youth sports programs in the community that emphasize recreational play, skill development, fun, life skills and participation for all.
Siler City has embraced the philosophies set forth in the “National Standards for Youth Sports,” a publication compiled by the National Alliance for Youth Sports based on an assembly of 48 of the nation’s leading experts representing a vast variety of disciplines affecting youth sports. Over 200 agencies and organizations have by resolution endorsed the National Standards for Youth Sports. The following Standards were established:
Standard #1 – Proper Sports Environment
Parents must consider and carefully choose the proper environment for their child. This includes: the appropriate age and development for participation, the type of sport, the rules in the sport, the age range of the participants, and the proper level of physical and emotional stress.
Standard #2 – Programs Based on Well-Being of Child
Parents must select youth sport programs that are developed and organized to enhance the emotional, physical, social, and educational well-being of children.
Standard #3 – Drug, Tobacco, and Alcohol-Free Environment
Parents must encourage a drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free environment for their children.
Standard #4 – Part of A Child’s Life
Parents must recognize that youth sports are only a small part of a child’s life.
Standard #5 - Training
Parents should insist that coaches are trained and certified.
Standard #6 – Parents Active Role
Parents must make a serious effort to take an active role in the youth sports experience of their child, providing positive support as a spectator, coach, and league administrator and/or caring parent.
Standard #7 – Positive Role Models
Parents must be a positive role model exhibiting sportsmanlike behavior at games, practices, and home while giving positive reinforcement to their child and supporting their child’s coaches.
Standard #8 – Parental Commitment
Parents must demonstrate their commitment to their child’s youth sports experience by annually signing a parental code of ethics.
Standard #9 – Safe Playing Situations
Parents must insist on safe playing facilities, healthful playing situations, and the application of proper first aid, should the need arise.
Standard #10 – Equal Play Opportunity
Standard #11 – Drug, Tobacco & Alcohol-Free AdultsParents as coaches, fans, and league administrators must be drug, tobacco and alcohol-free at youth sports activities.
Parents, coaches, and league administrators must provide equal sports play opportunity for all youth regardless of race, creed, sex, economic status or ability.
Goals and Objectives
Siler City Parks & Recreation youth athletics programs are designed to provide healthy activities and develop athletic, social, and life skills under good leadership. This policy is aimed at meeting the spirit and intent of this goal.
The Goals & Objectives for Siler City Parks & Recreation youth athletics are as follows:
- To ensure the safety of our participants.
- Complete routine and preventative maintenance of facilities and equipment
- Provide quality equipment
- Provide proper training to coaches through NYSCA (National Youth Sports Coaching Association) and parents through Parents Code of Conduct
- To offer participation opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, religion or socio-economic status.
- Provide reasonable accommodations
- To teach basic fundamentals, skills and rules.
- Provide qualified volunteer coaching
- Provide accessible rulebooks, training manuals, and videos upon request
- To demand professionalism from staff and volunteers.
- Provide access to continued educational opportunities
- To expect that sportsmanship and fair play is the standard.
- Recognize and enforce the National Alliance for Youth Sports Parents and Coaches Code of Conduct