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Youth Volunteer Coaches Needed

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is currently seeking volunteers to coach youth tackle and flag football, track and field, girls volleyball and cheerleading criminal history background checks are required. Interested persons should call the Sports Office at 703.746.5402 or e-mail mac.slover@alexandriava.gov or Tamika.coleman@alexandriava.gov.

Youth Tackle Football Registration

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Centers, Playgrounds and Youth Sports Division is now accepting registrations for the Alexandria Titans Youth Tackle Football program. Teams are formed in the following weight divisions and participate in the Fairfax County Youth Football League: Anklebiters, 80 lbs/ 90 lbs/ 100 lbs/ 115 lbs/ 130 lbs/ and 150 lbs. Participants will be weighed and assigned to teams according to their weight and age. This program is for participants ages 7 - 16.

Registration fee is $40. Online registration is available. All participants must have a Division of Motor Vehicles Identification Card upon registration. The Sportsmanship and Equipment Days will be held from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 (Anklebiters and 80 lbs.), Saturday, July 27 (90 lbs. and 100 lbs.) and Saturday, Aug. 3 (115 lbs., 130 lbs and 150 lbs.). The Alexandria Titans Football Camps (free for Titan players only) will be held July 29 – Aug. 1 from 6 – 8 p.m. at George Washington Middle School.

The Alexandria Titans Youth Football Booster Club is looking for sponsorships for the 2013 season. For more information or to register online, call the Sports Office at 703.746.5402 or go on the Recreation Department's web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Community Open Play Days and Nights

July is National Park and Recreation Month in Alexandria and throughout the U.S. The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is celebrating “Rock Your Park” by offering free Community Open Play Days and Nights throughout the summer at Ben Brenman Soccer and Softball Field, Four Mile Soccer Field and weekends only at Witter Recreation Park.

Beginning Saturday, June 29 through Aug. 18 the department will be providing the opportunities for families, friends and neighbors of all ages to come visit its fields to exercise, play soccer, lacrosse, touch football, rugby, Frisbee and more.

The dates and times for each location are:

  • Ben Brenman Field (4800 Ben Brenman Drive), Tuesday and Thursday, 6 - 9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Four Mile Soccer Field (3700 Commonwealth Ave.), Tuesday and Thursday 6 - 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Witter Recreational Fields (2700 Witter Drive), Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m.

Below are some guidelines for “Rock Your Park:”

  • For city residents only.
  • Show courtesy to all other field users.
  • No permits or registration will be required and use will be on a first come, first served basis.
  • No uniformed teams or structured games will be allowed.
  • Must provide your own equipment/balls.
  • Tennis shoes or turf athletic shoes must be worn on the field.
  • When more than two pick up teams are playing, a time limit will be enforced.
  • No pets, smoking, alcohol, music will be allowed at the fields.
  • All trash must be deposed of in the trash containers.
  • Youth must be accompanied by a parent or an adult chaperone.
  • Follow all field and park regulations.

Any questions, call 703-746-5402 or by e-mail at mac.slover@alexandriava.gov.

Hershey Track and Field State Meet

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Hershey Track and Field Team will send 25 participants to the Virginia State Hershey Track and Field Meet on Saturday, June 22 at West Albemarle High School in Crozet, Va.

First Place

Leslie Carr – Long Jump

John Colucci – 1600 Meter Run/800 Meter Run

Solange Naranyo – 50 Meter Dash/100 Meter Dash

Zoey Freeman – 100 Meter Dash

Ibrahim Bangura – 100 Meter Dash/200 Meter Dash

Erika Van Dyke – 800 Meter Run

Armani James, Aniya Sterling, Branae Modisett, Solange Naranyo – 4 x 100 Meter Relay

John Agwaze, William Opuku, Si’les Modisett, Joshua Hairston – 4 x 100 Meter Relay

Halle Walker, Alexa Boggan, Ciera Brown, Leslie Carr – 4 x 100 Meter Relay

Second Place

Courtney Holford – Softball Throw

Delonte Eason – Softball Throw

Mariah Matthews – Long Jump

Akiti Taylor – 100 Meter Dash/200 Meter Dash

Courtney Holford, Breyana Smith, Shakayla Farmer, Kendra Oguamena – 4 x 100 Meter relay

Khalil Williams, Akiti Taylor, Donovan Eason, Delonte Eason – 4 x 100 Meter relay

Lil' Titans Youth Flag Football

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Sports Section is now accepting registrations for the Lil' Titans Youth Flag Football program. This developmental program is for participants ages 5 - 6. League age is determined by the age of the participant as of Oct. 1, 2013. Teams are formed by recreation districts. Registration fee is $60. Online registration is available.

All participants must be resident of the City of Alexandria. Games will held on Saturday afternoons in September and October. For more information, call the Sports Office at 703-746-5402 or go on the Recreation Department's web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation for the registration forms or to register online.