Youth Sports


2024 Youth Fall Flag Football League
2024  Youth Fall Flag Football League

The Town of Archer Lodge fall football program offers an exciting and inclusive way to enjoy the sport of football without the physical contact associated with traditional tackle football. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the game, our program provides a fun and safe environment for players of all ages and skill levels.

Participants will learn the fundamental skills of football, including passing, catching, running, and flag-pulling techniques. Coaches will focus on developing teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play, creating an atmosphere that promotes both individual growth and camaraderie among team members.

Our program emphasizes the importance of safety by replacing tackling with the use of flags worn by each player. When an offensive player with the ball has their flag pulled by a defender, the play is considered down. This rule eliminates unnecessary physical contact, making flag football a great option for those who prefer a non-contact sport.

Teams will compete in an organized leagues and post season tournament, providing players with the opportunity to showcase their skills and engage in friendly competition. The games are fast-paced, high-scoring, and filled with exciting plays, ensuring an entertaining experience for both players and spectators.

Whether you're looking to stay active, learn new skills, or simply have fun with friends, our flag football program offers an excellent opportunity to engage in a thrilling sport that combines strategy, athleticism, and camaraderie. Join us today and be a part of the flag football excitement!

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Fall 2024 Ages 7-9 08/10/2024–11/30/2024
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Archer Lodge Community Center 7–9 Years 2/60
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Fall 2024 Ages 10 - 12 08/10/2024–11/30/2024
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Archer Lodge Community Center 10–12 Years 1/60
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2024 Fall Little League Baseball
2024 Fall Little League Baseball

The Johnston County Little League in partnership with the Town of Archer Lodge will offer Little League fall baseball for youth ages 7 - 12.  The Little League program is a youth sports organization that focuses on providing children with the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball in a structured and supportive environment. 

The program aims to teach the fundamental skills of baseball, including hitting, throwing, fielding, and base running. It also emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play, fostering positive values and character development among the participants.

The program is typically organized into divisions based on age groups, allowing children to compete against others of similar abilities and developmental stages. Teams are usually coached by parent volunteers or dedicated community members who promote skill development, sportsmanship, and a love for the game. League will consist of Machine Pitch (7-8) and player pitch (9-12).

Overall, the Little League baseball program offers children an opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun while playing the game of baseball. It instills values, teaches important life skills, and creates a positive and memorable experience that can have a lasting impact on their lives.

Age Groups are subject to change due to number of participants. 

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Fall 2024 Machine Pitch Ages 7-8 08/01/2024–11/01/2024
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Fall 2024 Player Pitch 9-10 08/01/2024–11/01/2024
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Varies 9–10.5 Years 23/100
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Fall 2024 Player Pitch 11-12 08/01/2024–11/01/2024
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2024 Fall Little League Softball
2024 Fall Little League Softball

The Johnston County Little League in partnership with the Town of Archer Lodge will offer Little League fall softball for youth ages 7- 12.  The Little League program is a youth sports organization that focuses on providing children with the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of softball in a structured and supportive environment. 

The program aims to teach the fundamental skills of softball, including hitting, throwing, fielding, and base running. It also emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play, fostering positive values and character development among the participants.

The program is typically organized into divisions based on age groups, allowing children to compete against others of similar abilities and developmental stages. Teams are usually coached by parent volunteers or dedicated community members who promote skill development, sportsmanship, and a love for the game. League will consist of Coach Pitch (7-8) and Player Pitch (9-12).

Overall, the Little League softball program offers children an opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun while playing the game of softball. It instills values, teaches important life skills, and creates a positive and memorable experience that can have a lasting impact on their lives.

Age Groups are subject to change due to number of participants. 

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Fall 2024 Coach Pitch 7-8 08/01/2024–11/01/2024
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Fall 2024 Player Pitch 9-10 08/01/2024–11/01/2024
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Fall 2024 Player Pitch 11-12 08/01/2024–11/01/2024
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2024 Fall Senior Baseball 13 - 15
2024 Fall Senior Baseball 13 - 15

The Town of Archer Lodge will offer Tarheel baseball for youth ages 13- 15.  Our baseball program is a youth sports organization that focuses on providing children with the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball in a structured and supportive environment. 

The program aims to teach the fundamental skills of baseball, including hitting, throwing, fielding, and base running. It also emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play, fostering positive values and character development among the participants.

The program is typically organized into divisions based on age groups, allowing children to compete against others of similar abilities and developmental stages. Teams will travel to neighboring towns to compete, due to number of participants that are expected to sign up.

Overall, our program offers children an opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun while playing the game of baseball. It instills values, teaches important life skills, and creates a positive and memorable experience that can have a lasting impact on their lives.

Session Session Dates Days of Week Location(s) Grade/Age Filled  
2024 Fall Senior Baseball 13 - 15 08/01/2024–11/02/2024
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2024 Senior Fall Softball Ages 13 - 15
2024 Senior Fall Softball Ages 13 - 15

The Town of Archer Lodge will offer Tarheel softball for youth ages 13- 15.  Our softball program is a youth sports organization that focuses on providing children with the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of softball in a structured and supportive environment. 

The program aims to teach the fundamental skills of baseball, including hitting, throwing, fielding, and base running. It also emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play, fostering positive values and character development among the participants.

The program is typically organized into divisions based on age groups, allowing children to compete against others of similar abilities and developmental stages. Teams will travel to neighboring towns to compete, due to number of participants that are expected to sign up.

Overall, our program offers children an opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun while playing the game of baseball. It instills values, teaches important life skills, and creates a positive and memorable experience that can have a lasting impact on their lives.

Session Session Dates Days of Week Location(s) Grade/Age Filled  
2024 Senior Fall Softball Ages 13 - 15 08/01/2024–10/31/2024
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2024 Youth Softball Clinic
2024 Youth Softball Clinic
Welcome to our exciting softball clinics! Our clinics are designed to provide participants of all skill levels with a fun and educational experience in the game of softball. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, our clinic offers something for everyone.

During the clinic, participants will have the opportunity to learn and develop fundamental softball skills, including throwing, catching, fielding, base running, and hitting. Our experienced and knowledgeable coaches will provide expert instruction and guidance to help players improve their techniques and overall game performance.

Our clinics will be structured in a dynamic and interactive format, combining skill-building drills, individual and team-based exercises, and friendly scrimmages. Participants will also have the chance to engage in strategic discussions, learning how to read the game, make smart decisions, and work effectively as part of a team.

In addition to skill development, we prioritize the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, and character building. Our clinic promotes a positive and supportive environment, encouraging players to develop confidence, resilience, and a love for the game.

Key features of our softball clinic include:

Skill Development: Participants will receive focused instruction on various aspects of the game, allowing them to improve their softball skills and gain a deeper understanding of the sport.

Fun and Engaging Atmosphere: We believe in creating a positive and enjoyable environment for all participants. The clinic will incorporate friendly competitions, team-building activities, and opportunities to make new friends who share a passion for softball.

Q&A Sessions: We value open communication and encourage participants to ask questions. Coaches will be available for Q&A sessions to provide additional insights, clarifications, and guidance.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own softball gear, including gloves, bats, and helmets. Comfortable athletic attire and appropriate footwear are recommended.

Join us at our softball clinic and embark on a journey of skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics or an advanced player aiming to refine your techniques, our clinic is the perfect opportunity to take your softball game to the next level. Let's play ball!
Session Session Dates Days of Week Location(s) Grade/Age Filled  
Session II 07/29/2024–07/31/2024
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Archer Lodge Middle School 8–14 Years 27/32
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Fall 2024 Co-ed Tee Ball Ages 4-6
Fall 2024 Co-ed Tee Ball Ages 4-6

The Johnston County Little League in partnership with the Town of Archer Lodge will offer Little League fall baseball for youth ages 4 - 12.  The Little League program is a youth sports organization that focuses on providing children with the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball in a structured and supportive environment. 

The program aims to teach the fundamental skills of baseball, including hitting, throwing, fielding, and base running. It also emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play, fostering positive values and character development among the participants.

The program is typically organized into divisions based on age groups, allowing children to compete against others of similar abilities and developmental stages. Teams are usually coached by parent volunteers or dedicated community members who promote skill development, sportsmanship, and a love for the game. League will consist of Tee Ball (4-6).

Overall, the Little League baseball program offers children an opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun while playing the game of baseball. It instills values, teaches important life skills, and creates a positive and memorable experience that can have a lasting impact on their lives.

Age Groups are subject to change due to number of participants. 

Session Session Dates Days of Week Location(s) Grade/Age Filled  
Fall 2024 Co-ed Tee Ball Ages 4-6 08/01/2024–11/01/2024
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Spike Into Summer - Youth Volleyball Camp
Spike Into Summer - Youth Volleyball Camp
Join us for an exhilarating 3 day of volleyball action at Spike into Summer Youth Volleyball Camp! Our program is designed for players of all skill levels, from beginners looking to learn the fundamentals to experienced athletes aiming to refine their techniques. Led by Archer Lodge Middle School volleyball coach Alli Noteboom, participants will engage in a dynamic blend of skill development drills, game strategies, and friendly competitions, all in a supportive and fun environment. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the sport, this camp promises to elevate your game while fostering teamwork, sportsmanship, and a love for volleyball.

Program Highlights:

  1. Skill Development Sessions: Our expert coach will lead daily skill development sessions focusing on essential techniques such as serving, passing, setting, hitting, and blocking. Through personalized instruction and feedback, players will enhance their skills and confidence on the court.

  2. Game Strategy Workshops: Participants will learn the intricacies of game strategy, including rotations, positioning, defensive formations, and offensive plays. Through interactive workshops and game simulations, players will gain a deeper understanding of the tactical aspects of volleyball.

  3. Team Building Activities: Beyond the court, campers will engage in team-building activities and exercises designed to promote communication, collaboration, and camaraderie. From team challenges to leadership workshops, participants will forge lasting bonds with their fellow teammates.

Dates & Location:

  • Dates: Monday, August 5, 2024 - Thursday, August 8, 2024, 9:00a - 12:00p
  • Location: Archer Lodge Middle School Gymnasium, 762 Wendell Rd, Wendell, NC 27591

Age Group:

  • Open to boys and girls ages 9 - 13

How to Register:

  • Online registration available at parksrec.egov.basgov.com/archerlodgenc
  • For inquiries, contact Chris Allen, Parks and Recreation Director at 984.400.7519 or chris.allen@archerlodgenc.gov 

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your volleyball game and make memories that will last a lifetime! Sign up for Spike into Summer Youth Volleyball Camp today!

Session Session Dates Days of Week Location(s) Grade/Age Filled  
Summer 2024 08/05/2024–08/08/2024
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Archer Lodge Middle School 8–13.5 Years 22/50
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Sport Coach/Event Volunteer
Sport Coach/Event Volunteer

Volunteering as a youth sports coach or special event volunteer can be a rewarding experience that positively impacts the lives of young athletes and the community as a whole. The process for becoming a youth sports coach volunteer can vary based on the organization, sport, and local regulations. If you are interested in going through the volunteer process, please visit our website at Town of Archer Lodge, North Carolina - Home Page (archerlodgenc.gov) and click under HOW DO I.
 

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2024 Youth Sports Coach 01/01/2024–08/09/2024
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Multiple Sites 18–99 Years 111/500