The Athletics Division offers athletic programming for ages 5 to 14 years of age. We also offer seasonal adult basketball and adult softball athletic programs.
- Athletic Fee Chart
- Adult Application
- Youth Female Application
- Youth Male Application
- Sportsmanlike Conduct Policy
- Pool Schedule
- Family Swim Pass Information
Registration is easy - either stop by our office or click below on online registration to register online!
We need your help by sponsoring a team or teams in our youth baseball and softball league program. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our youth programs, please click below.
Douglas Coffee County Parks and Recreation relies on volunteer coaches to help with all our sports activities. All volunteer coaches must have their criminal history checked once a year. There is no cost to the coach. A staff person must be the witness and we must have a copy of their drivers license.
Sports Schedules - (schedules will be posted as they are completed.) If you have not been contacted by a coach, please call 912-384-5978 for coach information.
Georgia Recreation & Parks Association Changes Age Control Date for Some Youth Sports
Sports effected will be 2019 Baseball, Softball, Football/Cheer and Soccer
Douglas Coffee County Parks and Recreation Department has been notified by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) that a new age control date for 2019 Baseball, Softball, Football/Cheerleading, and Soccer youth sports will be effective beginning with basketball registration which begins September 17, 2018.
GRPA is the governing body for most recreation level sports programs in Georgia and DCCPRD follows the guidelines set forth by the GRPA for Douglas-Coffee County Parks and Recreation sports programs. A recent rule change made by GRPA will establish a universal age control date of September 1 for all sports programs starting in 2019. This new date will be consistent with the age control date for school, and will allow for children in the same grade to be in the same age division in sports programs. It will also eliminate the current system of different age control dates for each sport, allowing a child to be in the same age division for each sport during the same year.
"Please understand that this change was made on the state level and we deeply regret that any children will be adversely affected by the implementation of this rule," says Stevie Young, Parks and Recreation Director. "However, we have to follow the rule that will be in effect for the basketball season. In the long run, this will be a good change and will simplify the age control date and make the ages for different programs more consistent."
Many baseball and softball players will be adversely affected. Any baseball player with a date of birth between May 1 (the current age control date) and September 1 (the 2019 age control date), will be one year older by this rule and will lose a year of eligibility. For example, a player that turns 13 years old on May 2, 2018, will be a 12 year old under the current May 1 age control date, but will turn 14 years old prior to the new age control date of September 1 in 2019 and will be a 14 year old, skipping his 13 year old season. It will be the same for softball players born between January 1 (the current age control date) and September 1 in 2019. Those players will also lose a year of eligibility under the new age control date. On a positive note, the new age control date will also make some children eligible to participate a year sooner than under the current age control dates.
For additional information, please contact the Recreation Department at (912) 384-5978 or email Stevie Young.
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Heads up Concussion Information
Douglas Coffee County Parks and Recreation Department strives to have safe activities for our sports participants. In youth sports and physical activities, preventing a concussion and the recognition of a concussion may be the difference in life and death of a sports player. To educate and raise awareness of concussion, DCCPRD is requiring all youth coaches to participate in the CDC's Heads Up Concussion Training for Coaches.
Heads Up Concussion Training
For full information about the Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports program, please visit the CDC's website.
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