Athletic Programs

All information is subject to change.Please contact the main office at 706-344-3646 or by email for updates.

Baseball  
Basketball  
Cheerleading  
Football  
Soccer  
Softball  
Swim Team  
T-Ball  
Tennis League Play  
Track & Field  
Travel Teams  
Volleyball  
Wrestling  

Important Safety Information!!!  Safe Kids Worldwide has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson to release new info about how to keep kids safe and in the game. Here's the big news:  Each year, 1.35 million children are seen in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries. That's one child every 25 seconds. Their new research report looks at injuries in 14 popular youth sports and focuses on issues like concussions and knee injuries and how to prevent them. Female athletes are eight times more likely to have ACL (knee) injuries than male athletes.

Help Get the Message Out!!  Below are a few links with helpful information.

Sports Safety Information Sports Safety Study

Concussion Fact Sheet

The Georgia Legislature has approved House Bill 48, which shall be known as the "Georgia Return to Play Act of 2013". Effective January 1, 2014, all schools and organizations that offer youth athletic programs will be required to educate youth athletes and their parents to understand the dangers of concussions in sports competitions and to better recognize when an athlete may have sustained a concussion. Parents must agree to an acknowledgment of receipt of the Georgia Return to Pla Act of 2013:  "Heads Up - Concussions in Youth Sports" information in order for the child to participate in the activity. The Parent Athlete Info Sheet will be available during all youth sports registrations, as well as online at all times. Please visit the CDC website for additional information and helpful tools on prevention and preparation.  Two things to keep in mind in regards to concussions are:  "When in doubt, sit it out." and "It’s better to miss one game than the whole season."

Out of County Travel  Occasional out-of-county travel is sometimes necessary for Dawson County Parks & Recreation youth sports activities.  Siblings playing on different teams, in different age groups, or in different sports may be subject to travel to different locations/counties at the same or overlapping times.  Households with multiple children participating in Dawson County Parks & Recreation youth sports may be subject to playing at different locations on the same day and at the same time.  Admission fees are sometimes required for some activities (i.e. football games, all-star tournament games, etc).  By completing the registration process, you agree that you have read and understand these potential scenarios.

Officials  Please visit the Amicalola Officials Association website for information on becoming an official for Dawson County Parks & Recreation athletic programs.  Current officials may also view their schedules at this site.

Registration Information Please visit our Registration Information page for additional details on registering for youth sports.

 

Baseball

Spring Youth Baseball  
Fall Youth Baseball  

 

Spring Youth Baseball

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

PLEASE NOTE:  Depending on the number of teams per age group, some traveling outside Dawson County may be necessary.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age but may never play down an age group.

 

Fall Youth Baseball

  • Ages 7-14
  • Fee: $60 resident / $80 non-resident
  • Fee includes jersey, hat, socks, and belt (Fee does not include pants)
  • Online Registration begins early July / Walk-in Registration in August (Check online calendar for specific registration dates)  - Weekday Walk-in:  8am-5pm (Final day open until 8pm)  |  Saturday Walk-in:  9am-12pm  |  No Walk-in on Sunday/holidays  |  Online:  24 hours/day through midnight of final day
  • Evaluations/Drafts in August
  • Practices begin in August
  • Pictures in September
  • Games begin in September

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

PLEASE NOTE:  Depending on the number of teams per age group, some traveling outside Dawson County may be necessary.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age but may never play down an age group.

 

Basketball

Instructional League Basketball  

Youth Basketball

 

Instructional League Basketball

  • Ages 5-6
  • Fee: $10 resident / $30 non-resident

    Fee includes t-shirt

  • Online Registration begins mid-September / Walk-in Registration in September/October (Check online calendar for specific registration dates)  - Weekday Walk-in:  8am-5pm (Final day open until 8pm)  |  Saturday Walk-in:  9am-12pm  |  No Walk-in on Sunday/holidays  |  Online:  24 hours/day through midnight of final day
  • Practices begin in October
  • Games begin in November

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration and sessions.

PLEASE NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants of each gender, groups may be combined as co-ed groups.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is January 1st of the year the season ends. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age but may never play down an age group.

 

Youth Basketball

  • Ages 7-14
  • Fee: $50 resident / $70 non-resident
    Fee includes jersey and shorts 
  • Online Registration begins mid-September / Walk-in Registration in September/October (Check online calendar for specific registration dates)  - Weekday Walk-in:  8am-5pm (Final day open until 8pm)  |  Saturday Walk-in:  9am-12pm  |  No Walk-in on Sunday/holidays  |  Online:  24 hours/day through midnight of final day
  • Evaluation/Drafts in October
  • Practices begin in October
  • Pictures in November
  • Games begin late-November

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

PLEASE NOTE:  Depending on the number of teams per age group, some traveling outside Dawson County may be necessary.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is January 1st of the year the season ends. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age group but may never play down an age group.

Trying out for a school basketball team?  Please call the main office at 706-344-3646 for instructions on how to register if your child is also trying out for a school team.  Arrangements must be made during the designated registration period in order to reserve a place on a team.

 

Cheerleading

The Dawson County Parks & Recreation youth cheerleading program is governed by the Mountain Football League.  More information on this association can be found at www.mtnfootball.org.

  • Ages 5-13 (13 year olds must be rising 7th graders or below)
  • Fee:  $125*                            
  • Fee includes shell, skirt, briefs, and poms 
  • Walk-in Registration in May (Check online calendar for specific registration dates)  - Weekday Walk-in:  8am-5pm (Final day open until 8pm)  |  Saturday Walk-in:  9am-12pm  |  No Walk-in on Sunday/holidays  |  Online registration is not available for this activity
  • For uniform sizing purposes, online registration will not be available for this activity. 
  • Uniform Measurement Day:  Friday, May 5th 3:00-7:00pm at Rock Creek The uniform company representative will be present on this day to provide expert advice on sizes; however, cheerleaders can be measured by park staff at any time during the walk-in registration period.
  • Practices begin in late-July/early-August
  • Pictures in August              
  • Football games begin in August

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

All Dawson County cheerleading participants must provide all of the following documents in order to be eligible to participate in the Dawson County league: birth certificate, proof of current public school registration in Dawson County OR proof of residency in Dawson County, and a photo ID of the participant.  Acceptable proofs of residency are the following: power/water bill, voter registration card, phone/cable/internet service provider bill, and property tax bill.  These documents must show the name and physical address of the custodial parent/guardian. These requirements must be met in order for the child to participate in this activity. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Traveling outside Dawson County will be necessary for this activity.  Admission fees will be charged at events associated with this activity.

The age control date for this activity is May 1st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines eligibility of participation. 

 

Football

The Dawson County Parks & Recreation youth football program is governed by the Mountain Football League.  More information on this association can be found at www.mtnfootball.org.

  • Ages 5-13 (13 year olds must be rising 7th graders or below) 
  • Fee: $160 resident 
    Fee includes full pads, helmet, practice pants, game jersey & pants
    Fee does not include required sports physical
  • Online Registration begins in April / Walk-in Registration in May (Check online calendar for specific registration dates)  - Weekday Walk-in:  8am-5pm (Final day open until 8pm)  |  Saturday Walk-in:  9am-12pm  |  No Walk-in on Sunday/holidays  |  Online:  24 hours/day through midnight of final day
  • Equipment Distribution in July
  • Evaluations/Drafts in July
  • Practices begin in July
  • Pictures in August
  • Games begin in August

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

All Dawson County football participants must provide all of the following documents in order to be eligible to participate in the Dawson County league: sports physical, birth certificate, proof of current public school registration in Dawson County OR proof of residency in Dawson County, and a photo ID of the participant.  Acceptable proofs of residency are the following: power/water bill, voter registration card, phone/cable/internet service provider bill, and property tax bill.  These documents must show the name and physical address of the custodial parent/guardian. These requirements must be met in order for the child to participate in this activity. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Traveling outside Dawson County will be necessary for this activity.  Admission fees will be charged at events associated with this activity.

The age control date for this activity is May 1st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate.  Participant must play in the age group determined by the age control date and may never play up or down an age group.  A birth certificate for each player is required in order to participate in this activity.

Each participant must complete and pass a current sports physical prior to participating in this activity.  If your regular primary care physician does not have a sports physical form to use, please print the Sports Physical Form and take it with you to your appointment and return the completed forms to the Parks & Recreation office.

 

 

Soccer

The Dawson County Parks & Recreation Department and United Futbol Academy are partners in providing Dawson County residents with a quality soccer program for beginners through advanced players, based out of Rock Creek Sports Complex in Dawsonville.  United FA is a 501(c)3 non-profit soccer organization focusing on "Skills for Soccer alongside Skills for Life."

United FA offers Recreational soccer, Academy soccer, Select soccer, and Adult soccer.

Please visit Mountains.UnitedFA.Org for additional information and to register.

Information: United Futbol Academy / Contact:  William Mostelllar
Phone: (706) 429-4446 
Email:  Mountains@UnitedFA.Org
Website:  Mountains.UnitedFA.Org

 

Softball

Spring Youth Fast-Pitch Softball  
Fall Youth Fast-Pitch Softball  
Spring Adult Slow-Pitch Softball  
Fall Adult Slow-Pitch Softball

 

Spring Youth Fast-Pitch Softball

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

PLEASE NOTE:  Depending on the number of teams per age group, some traveling outside Dawson County may be necessary.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is January 1st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age but may never play down an age group.

 

Fall Youth Fast-Pitch Softball

  • Ages 7-14
  • Fee: $60 resident / $80 non-resident
  • Fee includes jersey, visor, socks, and belt (Fee does not include pants)
  • Online Registration begins in July / Walk-in Registration in August (Check online calendar for specific registration dates)  - Weekday Walk-in:  8am-5pm (Final day open until 8pm)  |  Saturday Walk-in:  9am-12pm  |  No Walk-in on Sunday/holidays  |  Online:  24 hours/day through midnight of final day
  • Evaluations/Drafts in August
  • Practices begin in August
  • Pictures in September
  • Games begin in September

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

PLEASE NOTE:  Depending on the number of teams per age group, some traveling outside Dawson County may be necessary.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is January 1st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age but may never play down an age group.

 

Spring Adult Slow-Pitch Softball

  • Offering Men's, Women's, Open Co-ed, and Church Co-ed
  • Ages 16+
  • Fee: $475 per team (late fee of $50 applies to any team accepted after the advertised deadline)
  • Fee includes 10-game season, 12 game balls
  • Entire month of March:  Online Registration through midnight of final day / Walk-in Registration weekdays 8am-5pm)
  • Games begin in May

*Men's (Mondays), Women's (Wednesdays), Open Co-ed (Thursdays), Church Co-ed (Tuesdays) - Days of the week that each league will play are tentative and subject to change depending on field availability and number of teams per league.

PLEASE NOTE:  A minimum of 4 teams per league is required.  Leagues not reaching the minimum will be subject to cancellation and full refund of registration fees.  Open Co-ed and Church Co-ed leagues will be separate if minimum of 4 teams per league is met; otherwise, leagues may be combined for teams wishing to do so. All others will be given a refund.

 

Fall Adult Slow-Pitch Softball

  • Offering Men's, Women's, Open Co-ed, and Church Co-ed
  • Ages 16+
  • Fee: $475 per team (late fee of $50 applies to any team accepted after the advertised deadline)
  • Fee includes 10-game season, 12 game balls
  • Entire month of June:  Online Registration through midnight of final day / Walk-in Registration weekdays 8am-5pm)
  • Games begin late August/early September

*Men's (Mondays), Women's (Wednesdays), Open Co-ed (Thursdays), Church Co-ed (Tuesdays) - Days of the week that each league will play are tentative and subject to change depending on field availability and number of teams per league.

PLEASE NOTE:  A minimum of 4 teams per league is required.  Leagues not reaching the minimum will be subject to cancellation and full refund of registration fees.  Open Co-ed and Church Co-ed leagues will be separate if minimum of 4 teams per league is met; otherwise, leagues may be combined for teams wishing to do so. All others will be given a refund.

 

Swim Team

The Parks & Recreation swim team in Dawson County is an outsourced program, coordinated and operated by Dawsonville Racers Swim Team.  The Dawsonville Racers' purpose is to provide a structured summer athletic activity for the children of our community.  The Racers provide opportunities for each participant to develop a positive self-image.  Opportunities are provided to participate in competitive swimming through venues of Dual meets, North Georgia Swim League (NGSL) meets, and Divisional/State meets.

  • Ages 5-18
  • Early-bird Registration in February (discounted rate)
  • Regular Registration in May
  • Practices begin in May:  Monday-Thursday mornings
  • Meets begin in June:  Saturdays and 1 weekday meet
  • District Meet is 1st week of July
  • State Meet is 3rd weekend of July

Please contact Dawsonville Racers for more information and registration.

Contact:  Stephanie Morgan, Coach
Phone: (770) 654-6793
Email:  tstmorgan@gmail.com 
 

T-Ball

Spring Instructional League T-Ball  
Spring T-Ball  

Fall T-Ball

 

Spring Instructional League T-Ball

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age but may never play down an age group.

 

Spring T-Ball

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

PLEASE NOTE:  Depending on the number of registered players of each gender, the league may be co-ed.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age but may never play down an age group.

 

Fall T-Ball

  • Ages 5-6
  • Fee: $60 resident / $80 non-resident
  • Fee includes jersey, hat/visor, socks, and belt.  Fee does not include pants; however, pants are available for purchase for $10 each, upon availability of size.
  • Online Registration begins in July / Walk-in Registration in August (Check online calendar for specific registration dates)  - Weekday Walk-in:  8am-5pm (Final day open until 8pm)  |  Saturday Walk-in:  9am-12pm  |  No Walk-in on Sunday/holidays  |  Online:  24 hours/day through midnight of final day
  • Evaluations/Drafts in August
  • Practices begin in August
  • Pictures in September
  • Games begin in September

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

PLEASE NOTE:  Depending on the number of registered players of each gender, the league may be co-ed.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age but may never play down an age group.

 

Tennis League Play

The Northeast Georgia Tennis Association is a USTA community tennis association offering activities in all seasons.  NEGTA is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote, grow, and support the sport of tennis.  NEGTA also serves Hall, Habersham, Banks, White, Lumpkin, and Stephens.  If you are looking for a fun, competitive tennis environment in a team atmosphere, NEGTA League Tennis is for you.  Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, we have a team for you.  All league levels are based on your NTRP level.

Got a team?  Want to join one?  Interested in a local tennis clinic?  To join NEGTA or USTA, go to ustanegta.com or contact NEGTA.

Contact:  Marie Bartlett, NEGTA volunteer
Email:  roymariebartlett@bellsouth.net
Phone:  (770) 380-1848

 

Track & Field

  • Ages 6-14
  • Fee: $50 resident / $70 non-resident   
  • Fee includes tank and shorts  * * Beginning with the 2016 season, the registration fee will not include the regular season track meet fees; this will be the responsibility of the athlete (average of $8-$10 per meet per athlete).  Dawson County Parks & Recreation will cover the District and State meet fees for qualifying athletes. * *
  • Online Registration begins in January / Walk-in Registration in February (Check online calendar for specific registration dates)  - Weekday Walk-in:  8am-5pm (Final day open until 8pm)  |  Saturday Walk-in:  9am-12pm  |  No Walk-in on Sunday/holidays  |  Online:  24 hours/day through midnight of final day
  • Practices begin in February
  • Pictures in March:   Volleyball Picture Schedule
  • Meets begin in March/April

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

PLEASE NOTE:  Traveling will be necessary for this activity.  Admission fees may be charged at events associated with this activity.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is December 31st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age but may never play down an age group.

 

Travel Teams

Dawson County Parks & Recreation accepts registration for travel teams to utilize facilities at Veterans Memorial Park and Rock Creek Sports Complex for practice and game purposes.  Dawson County Parks & Recreation accepts team registration only and does not play any role in the actual formation of teams, selection of coaches, or any other operations of the team.  Practices and games for travel teams will be scheduled around regular Parks & Recreation activities and events.

  • Team Registration:  July 1-15
  • To register/apply for facility use, please complete Page 3 (Notice of Intent) & Page 4 (team roster) of the Travel Team Information Packet and submit to Buffie Hamil at bhamil@dawsoncounty.org or via fax to 706-344-3647.  Submitting these forms acts as your official request and does not guarantee facility usage.  Payment will not be collected until facility use request has been approved.
  • Park administration will evaluate all teams applying for facility use and will make final decisions to award and assign teams by July 31st.  Teams who apply after July 15th will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on availability.  If awarded facility usage, the team's Notice of Intent will act as the official registration form for that team and fees will be due.
  • Term:  August 1 - July 31 (regardless of when team is registered)
  • Practice Only Season:  $350 
  • Practice + Game Season:  $800
  • A $20 non-resident fee will apply to all non-residents on the team's roster.
  • More information is available in the Travel Team Information Packet

 

Volleyball

Focus will be on instruction and development of the fundamentals of volleyball: passing, setting, blocking, hitting, serving and defense, as well as team concepts through instruction and game play. No experience needed. Great for Beginners!  

Players will be drafted onto teams by grade level.  All practices will be held at Rock Creek Sports Complex. Travelling will be necessary for this activity. Admission fees may be charged at events associated with this activity.

  • Ages:  Kindergarten-8th grade girls
  • Fee:  $50 resident / $70 non-resident
  • Fee includes game t-shirt
  • Online Registration begins in January / Walk-in Registration in February (Check online calendar for specific registration dates)  - Weekday Walk-in:  8am-5pm (Final day open until 8pm)  |  Saturday Walk-in:  9am-12pm  |  No Walk-in on Sunday/holidays  |  Online:  24 hours/day through midnight of final day
  • Practices begin early-March
  • Pictures in March :   Volleyball Picture Schedule
  • Games begin mid-March:   Volleyball Game Schedule

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

PLEASE NOTE:  Traveling will be necessary for this activity.  Admission fees may be charged at events associated with this activity.

There will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.



Wrestling

  • Ages 5-14
  • Fee: $50 resident / $70 non-resident  
  • Fee includes singlet. Fee does not include required headgear, wrestling shoes or USA Wrestling Membership.

* * Beginning with the 2015-2016 season, the registration fee will not include the required USA Wrestling membership fees; this will be the responsibility of the athlete. USA Wrestling Membership fees are currently available at $35 and will remain this price until 12/31/15.  The rate will increase to $46 on 1/1/16.  Please visit Team Georgia Wrestling to purchase or renew a USA Wrestling membership. * *

  • Online Registration begins mid-September / Walk-in Registration in September/October (Check online calendar for specific registration dates)  - Weekday Walk-in:  8am-5pm (Final day open until 8pm)  |  Saturday Walk-in:  9am-12pm  |  No Walk-in on Sunday/holidays  |  Online:  24 hours/day through midnight of final day
  • Practices begin in October/November
  • Pictures in November

Interested in coaching this activity? Complete the Coach Application and submit it to the Athletic Coordinator during the designated registration period for this activity.

Please visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar for specific information and dates for registration, evaluations, practices, and games.

PLEASE NOTE:  Traveling will be necessary for this activity.  Admission fees may be charged at events associated with this activity.

Effective January 2009, there will be an additional fee for replacement uniforms.

The age control date for this activity is January 1st of the year the season ends. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she may participate. A player may move up one age but may never play down an age group.

 

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