Parish Athletics is a non-profit corporation established in 2003 to provide youth sports programs in Wake County. In 2011, over 3000 kids participated in our soccer, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, and flag football programs at our Raleigh, Cary, and Apex sites.
We are currently expanding our soccer league to include middle school age kids, made up of teams from either a school or a church or a neighborhood. Many kids do not try out for their school team or tryout and don’t make their school team, but would like to play with their class mates. As well, some kids would like to play with friends on a team from their church or neighborhood.
Teams will practice and play games at the current fields that we utilize in Apex (St. Mary Magdalene Parish), Cary (West Cary Middle School & St. Michael Parish), and North Raleigh (St. Francis Parish & Jewish Community Center). Practices will be close to team’s school/church/neighborhood, but games can be at any of our sites.
When starting up the older age group, it is hard to have separate divisions for girls and boys, we plan to start with coed division, but if we get enough girl teams we will have a Girls Division and a Coed Division.
Middle School Aged Kids League
Grades: Coed; 6th to 8th.
Dates: August — October.
Practice Locations: Apex/Cary/North Raleigh, you pick.
Game Locations: Apex/Cary/North Raleigh.
Cost: 6th - 8th Grades - $70; includes medal, shirt, and picnic.
Note: There will one practice per week with games on Friday night, Saturdays, and possible Sundays.
Format: 7 vs 7 including goalie.
Please go to ParishAthleticsNC.org to register; when registering, the league name is “Middle School Aged Kids”; current teams listed under “Divisions” are: Apex Teams; Cary Teams; North Raleigh (St. Francis Teams/Lourdes Teams/St. Raphael Teams/JCC Teams).
Schools or Churches that want to have their own team should send an email to [email protected] to request and we will add the team to the online registration. Note: Not all players on a school team have to be students at the school, also not all players on a church team need to be church members.
Parish Athletics is proud to announce our new middle school flag football league. This league is open to all skill levels. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the great game of football, make new friends, and stay active. Spaces are limited, so sign up today. For more information, please contact Joe at [email protected]
Location: St. Mary Magadelene.
Day of the week: Sunday afternoons-Combined practice / game.