Locust Parks and Recreation Sports
Spring baseball serves boys in the Locust area ages 4-12. Our season begins in March and ends in June. Registration opens January 1st and ends February 22nd. Registration must be done online at www.locustnc.siplay.com.
The City of Locust Babe Ruth baseball league is for boys ages 13-15 in Locust and surrounding communities. Registration will open in February and will end the first of April. Register online.
Fall Baseball serves boys in the Locust area from teeball to Ozone. Our season begins in August and ends in November. Registration opens in June and ends July 31st. Registration must be completed online at www.locustnc.siplay.com. All divisions will play with teams from South Stanly, North Stanly, and Mt. Pleasant, so travel to Norwood, Richfield, and Mt. Pleasant will be necessary for some games.
K-5th grade Basketball
The City of Locust basketball program serves boys and girls, grades K-5 in the Locust area. Our season begins in November and ends in the first week of March.
Registration opens September 24th and ends November 7th, 2018. The fee is $95.00 and includes uniform. Register online at www.locustnc.siplay.com.
Middle School Basketball
The West Stanly Youth Basketball Organization now organizes all West Stanly 6-8th grade basketball. This is a separate organization from the City of Locust. You MUST register through their organization. Please direct all inquires to the West Stanly Youth Basketball Organization.
Director: Brandon Morton
Spring Soccer: This season we will participate in its second year in the new league made up of teams from Locust, Oakboro, and Midland. This league will serve boys and girls ages 3-18 years old. The $75 fee includes a uniform shirt.
Players in the U6 (under 6) division will have practice once during the week and a game once during the week. The U8-U18 divisions will have one practice during the week and four weekends of tournament style play. The weekends for tournament style play is TBD.
All practices and games will be at the Locust Athletic Complex soccer fields. Practice days will be Tuesday and Thursday. Practices times will be determined when registration closes and teams are made, but are usually in the evening between 5:30 and 7:30. We rely on volunteer coaches.
Summer Camp: The 2018 Challenger Sports Locust summer camp for kids ages 3-16, will be July 16-20th. Sign up early to get a free jersey! Visit the Challenger Sports website to sign up online.
Fall Soccer: Locust will join Parks and Recreation Departments from Albemarle, Oakboro, South Stanly, and Park Ridge in a soccer league this fall. Registration will be open June 1st through July 31st. Practices begin will begin the following week. Games typically start after Labor Day week, and continue through the end of October/early November. Practices will be on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday nights at the Locust Athletic Complex. Games will on Saturday mornings, either in Locust or at the Albemarle Soccer Complex. Sign up at www.locustnc.siplay.com.
Spring softball serves girls in the Locust area ages 4-15. Our season begins in March and ends in June. Registration opens January 1st through
February 16th, 2018 extended through February 23rd.. Registration must be done online at www.locustnc.siplay.com.
Fall Softball Please contact Diane Furr for information about fall softball. To register, email Diane with your daughters name, age, date of birth, and shirt size.
Diane Furr: 704-438-6069
There is currently not a T.A.C. Course Camp scheduled. We hope to host another camp in the summer of 2019.
What is the T.A.C. Course?
1) T.A.C. is a new, thrilling sporting event in which every participant enters a high-energy competition to see who can claim that they are the Total Athlete.
2) T.A.C. is a sport-based obstacle course that is designed to offset the harmful effects of early-age sport specialization. This is done by featuring obstacles that promote total athleticism and multi-sport skills.
The three main goals of T.A.C. are:
1.) Provide a competitive event that features a variety of functional and athletic movements
2.) Provide one sporting event that combines the skills found in most traditional American sports
3.) Provide an activity that makes physical fitness and athletic development fun
This City of Locust Parks and Recreation will host tennis lessons every Saturday morning September through the first of November.
8-9 AM: 8 & under
9-10 AM: 9 & over
Coached by Jerry Crowder, head tennis coach for Sun Valley High School.
Spots are limited to 6 athletes per age division each week. Lessons are $10 each, with a one time $2.50 registration fee.
Lessons are located at the tennis courts in the Locust City Park Athletic Complex, most easily accessed from Lions Club Drive off of HWY 200.
Participants will need a tennis racket and comfortable tennis/athletic shoes. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable athletic clothing and bring a water bottle.
5th-8th grade fall volleyball registration will open in June and close on September 6th, 2017. Practices begin the following week, on week nights at Locust Elementary School’s Gym. Games will begin in October take place of practices, continuing though November. Register online at www.locustnc.siplay.com
The 3-4th grade volleyball clinic is 6 week clinic, teaching players the basic skills and game rules of volleyball. The clinic well prepares girls for the 5-8th grade league. The clinic is coached by a West Stanly Volleyball Graduate. For fall 2018, the clinic will take place on Monday evenings from 6-7 pm, September 10th- October 15th. Please visit www.locustnc.siplay.com to register.
The West Stanly Youth Football Organization now organizes all West Stanly youth football & cheerleading sign ups, games, etc. Please visit www.weststanlyyouthfootball.com for more information.
This is a separate organization from the City of Locust. You MUST register through their organization. Please direct all inquires to the West Stanly Youth Football Organization.