Athletics

The Department of Recreation and Parks offers a variety of sports programs for a wide range of ages and abilities.  Check out one of our sports programs today and have fun while staying active!
 
Recreation League Basketball
For ages 5-16. Basketball is an excellent way for young athletes to stay active while learning how to be successful in a team environment. Sportsmanship will be an emphasis of each league. Practices and games will be held on weekday evenings. Jerseys will be provided. Participants must provide their own black shorts.
 
Instructional (Ages 5-6)
Pee Wee (Ages 7-10)
Youth (Ages 11-13)
Juniors (Ages 14-16)
 
Practice Schedules and Locations
PeeWee Practice Schedule
Youth and Juniors Practice Schedule
 

Spring Soccer Registration is Now Open! 

For ages 3-13. Soccer is a great way for young athletes to stay   active while learning how to be successful in a team environment. Practice and game schedule will be determined at coaches meeting on Feb 17. Practices will be held on weekday evenings and games will be played on Saturdays. Jerseys and socks will be provided. Participants must provide their own shin guards and black shorts.
 
Competitive Divisions:
Ages 3 (Please see page 11)
Ages 4-5 (U6)
Ages 6-8 (U9)
Ages 9-12 (U13)
 
Mar 5-May 14.
Atwater Soccer Complex.
$20/resident. $25/non-resident.
Registration ends Mar 4.
 

Baseball/Softball Registration Opens February 1!

Hopewell Recreation and Parks is excited to announce that all youth baseball and softball programs are now part of the Dixie Youth Network. Being a part of the network provides additional resources for coaches and organizers, a well-organized approach to rules and policies, and increased opportunities for both recreational and competitive play. Check out all of the great opportunities for baseball and softball listed in this guide.
 
Parents and Coaches Information Meeting
Join the Department of Recreation and Parks and Dixie Baseball
representatives from the Dixie Youth Network to discuss upcoming changes for the 2016 baseball and softball season. Information on season schedules, rules, and post-season play will be provided. Please plan to attend if you have a child participating in the 2016 season.
 
Tue, Jan 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Hopewell Community Center.
 
Registration Information
Baseball/softball registration opens February 1. Registration will     remain open until all team spaces are filled or until the beginning of the season. Late registration will be granted, if possible, on a case-by-case basis. The Department of Recreation and Parks reserves the right to close registration at any time and for any reason. Please register early!

Baseball Age Divisions and Fees

  • Tee Ball (Ages 5-6, Coed) $15
  • Coach-Pitch (Ages 7-8) $30
  • Dixie Boys Minors (Ages 9-10) $30
  • Dixie Boys Majors (Ages 11-12) $30
  • Boys Babe Ruth (Ages 13-15) $30
Softball Age Divisions and Fees
  • Tee Ball (Ages 5-6, Coed) $15
  • Dixie Darlings Coach-Pitch (Ages 7-8) $30
  • Dixie Angels Fast Pitch (Ages 9-10) $30
  • Dixie Ponytails Fast Pitch (Ages 11-12) $30
  • Dixie Belles Fast Pitch (Ages 13-15) $30
 
Volunteer Coaches Needed
Youth sports programs benefit young athletes in a variety of ways. These programs are made possible by the countless volunteer coaches that give thier time and effort throughout the year. Give back to your community today by helping shape the future of young athletes. All volunteer coaches must pass a background check before participating in any league. Volunteer head coaches are entitled to a free annual membership at the Hopewell Community Center.

Criminal History Background Check Consent Form and Application

Background Check Consent and Application

Guidelines for Disqualification

 

Other Sports Programs

Pickleball

For ages 18+. The sport of pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. The game is played on a badminton-sized court with a paddle and plastic whiffle ball. Test your reflexes without the physical stress of traditional racquet sports. No previous experience necessary. Equipment will be provided.
 
Mon & Wed, 10 a.m.-noon.
HCC Gym. Free with membership (daily fees apply).
Click here to learn more about the sport of pickleball.

 

Concussion Policy

If you have a child participating in any of Hopewell Recreation and Parks’ athetlic programs, please take the time to review the concussion policy and tutorials to make sure you are prepared in the event of an injury.

Concussion Policy 

Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
 
*All volunteer coaches are required to complete one of the two concussion tutorials.
 

For additional sports program information, please call (804) 541-2353 or email recsports@hopewellva.gov.