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Sports & Athletics

Featured Programs

Coach ClinicCoaching the Whole Athlete Coaching Clinic

Join the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation and the Challace J. McMillin Center of Sport Psychology at James Madison University for this free educational clinic offered to all youth sport league coaches and parents on February 9 at the Plecker Athletic Performance Center. Topics include: Coaching mental skills to create a complete athlete, and a guide to transferring lessons in sports to life. The presentation will include a talk from the keynote speaker, Coach Everett Withers, along with presentations from other coaches and sports psychology professionals. For additional information contact Dr. Robert Harmison at sportpsych@jmu.edu.  






Youth Volleyball Clinic

This is a beginner clinic for players who want to learn and improve their skills. The skills introduced will include overhand/underhand serving, forearm passing, setting, hitting, digging, and diving.  There will also be instruction in serve receiving with transitions of offense and defense. This clinic will meet for seven sessions, but will not meet March 7. This is a free program open to grades 4-8. 

PDF[82KB] Volleyball Clinic Registration Form





Track and FieldHarrisonburg Flash Co-ed Track and Field Club

The sport of track and field has a place for everyone! This free club will offer middle-school aged kids a fun, exciting introduction to the sport. Each day of practice will focus on a different track or field event that athletes will explore together as they discover their own strengths.  

The Flash Track Club will welcome occasional guest speakers to discuss topics like dedication, injury-prevention, and nutrition. Each athlete will have a chance to compete in a local track meet in their events.

This is a free program open to grades 5-8. This program will be held March 8-March 17, on Sunday and Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm-8:15pm at the EMU Indoor Track. For additional information or to register contact Tommy Thomas at 540-433-9168 or Tommy.Thomas@harrisonburgva.gov.   



Additional Forms

PDF[268KB] Volunteer Form

PDF[345KB] Youth Coaching Application

PDF[488KB] Youth and Parent Code of Conduct

PDF[369KB] Youth Sports League Concussion Protocol

PDF[299KB] Youth Sports League Suspected Concussion Report


Associated Organizations:

  • Shenandoah Valley United Soccer Club - For information on local boy's and girl's soccer in the area check out the Shenandoah Valley United Soccer Club website.
  • Harrisonburg Little League Association - For more information contact 540-280-1976 or visit the Harrisonburg Little League Association website.
  • Massanutten District Lacrosse Club - The Massanutten District Lacrosse Club is an athletic program offered to the youth of the Rockingham/Harrisonburg area from ages 6-18. The Massanutten District Lacrosse Club promotes the sport of lacrosse to boys and girls by teaching the fundamental skills and strategies of the game through experienced, caring, fair coaches to result in a positive learning environment and rewarding experience for all involved.  Massanutten District Lacrosse Club website.
  • Harrisonburg Rugby Football Club - An adult men’s rugby team competing in the Virginia Rugby Union Division III. Harrisonburg Rugby Football Club website.





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