Botetourt County Athletics
The mission of the Botetourt County Department of Parks and Recreation is to provide professionally managed, safe and healthy recreational programs tailored to the needs of the community. These services are offered to enrich the quality of life for all citizens, and to encourage long-term lifestyle pursuits to all participants.
Contact the office with questions or comments: (540) 928-2130, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sport Leagues Offered
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- Youth Sports Manual (rev. January 2014)
- VIEW facility availability
- Officials, Timekeepers and Scorekeepers Assignments
- Concussion Policy
- Lightning Policy
- Cancellation Lines for Athletics:
- Botetourt County – (540) 992-0012
- Roanoke County – (540) 387-6455 ext. 6
- Roanoke City – (540) 853-1196
- Alleghany County – (540) 863-6500
- Rockbridge County – (540) 461-1651
There are 7 booster clubs in Botetourt County, geographically located within the County school districts. The booster clubs, comprised of volunteers, help with player sign-ups, form teams according to Botetourt County Draft Procedures and locate coaches for each sport with the exception of football and cheerleading. Typically a child will play for the club corresponding to the elementary school he or she would attend. Please visit each sport’s individual website above for a full list of contacts and season information.
Note: Youth Football and Cheerleading are administered solely by the Recreation Department.
Complete Rosters Online
All youth sport rosters can be completed and submitted online to the Parks and Recreation Department with the click of a button. Complete your Youth Roster now.
Coaches’ Background Screenings
Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is committed to providing a safe environment for the children in our sports programs. We do this by conducting background screenings on all volunteers who coach in our programs.
- Parent’s Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics encourages good sportsmanship, positive participation and keeping youth sports in its proper perspective. The signed Code of Ethics is a reminder to parentâ€™s that motivation and positive reinforcement is essential to making the child’s experience a positive one to remember. At the beginning of each sports season parents are required to read and initial each section, sign the document and return it to their coach, or the recreation department before his/her child will be allowed to play recreational sports in Botetourt County. Please click here to see the Parent’s Code of Ethics.
- NYSCA: National Youth Sport Coaches Association
The NYSCA volunteer coaches training program is designed to inform coaches of their responsibilities while working with youth athletic teams. Topics covered within the training include, the emotional and physical well being of players, teaching fairplay and good sportsmanship, coaching techniques for appropriate age groups and offering well-organized and fun practices. Coaches are required to attend a training session and pay the annual $25 membership fee before he/she will be allowed to coach a youth sports team in Botetourt County. Certifications are available online at www.nays.org