Athletics & Recreation Sports

Athletic Leagues & Sports Instruction for All Ages

The Parks & Recreation Division of Athletics and Recreational Sports is currently operating inside the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Avenue. Athletic leagues and sports instruction for youth and adults are offered in partnership with private athletic associations. Offerings vary by season, so check this website regularly.

Youth Sports


  • Children can play on only one team, per sport, per season.
  • Must be a Norfolk resident.
  • Must meet all age and weight requirements (if applicable) as specified for the sport.
  • Must possess a current  Recreation Card issued by the City of Norfolk.

Additional registration fees as well as equipment and supply costs may apply and are determined by the team's affiliate athletic association. For contact information for individual athletic associations or additional information about youth sports leagues, call 757-823-4304.

Adult Sports

Enjoy fun, yet competitive sports play designed for the athlete, former athlete, aspiring athlete, or the not-so-athletic. Different leagues offer varying levels of competition. All leagues are open to ages 18 and older.

For more information, contact the Norfolk Athletics Office at 823-4304 or email


The Division of Athletics and Recreational Sports is located at Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center. Hours of operations are Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm. Call 757-823-4304 for more information.

Volunteer Coaches 

Norfolk Parks & Recreation wants YOU to Get In the Game and become a volunteer coach today. Various opportunities to volunteer during our recreation youth sports program. All volunteer coaches must perform annual background checks and other prerequisites under the enforcement of the Norfolk Athletics Office. Registering does not guarantee a position as a coach, but individuals will be contacted to perform the clearing process that starts with the background check. Coaches must adhere to all department guidelines and league regulations. Coaching badges are required at all practices and games.  Contact us today at 757-823-4304.

Weather Hotline

Call 757-664-6814 or text to 84483 for weather updates for the below sports:

  • Adult Softball "ADUSOFTBALL"
  • RBI Baseball and Softball "RBIBALL"
  • Youth Basketball "YTHBBALL"
  • Youth Football "YTHFOOTBALL"
  • Youth Soccer "YTHSOC"