Rules & Regulations

Forms / Information


The following procedure will be used when drafting any team co-sponsored by Roanoke Parks and Recreation: 

Youth Athletics Draft Procedure


The following forms must be completed by both coaches and parents if a game is taking place in a Roanoke City Public School Gymnasium:

Gym Use Policies: Coach

Gym Use Policies: Parent


A player may not begin participating with his or her new club until a Release Form has been completed and Roanoke Parks and Recreation has been notified. Releases are only valid for one athletic season (i.e. Fall, Spring, Winter) – not the entire year. Please note: A release is not permanent.

Player Release Form


Background Screenings

The background screening policy is intended to establish certain guidelines wherein the City of Roanoke Department of Parks and Recreation and its affiliated recreation clubs can seek to protect our children by investigating the background of volunteers who will be coaching children involved in athletic programs approved by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Background Screening Form

Background Screening Policy

Weather Cancellation Policy

In the event of inclement weather:

The Athletics section will decide by 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 7:30 a.m. on weekends, whether the inclement weather will cause a cancellation of league games. 

Coaches and parents may call the Game Cancellation Hotline at (540) 853-1196 [Option #1] and information will be given as to the status of the games that day/night. The hotline will be updated by 4:00 p.m. on weekdays or 7:30 a.m. on weekends.

If there is no update on the hotline by this deadline, playability of the games will be determined by the officials at the field or facility. If the officials cancel a game at the field/facility, all subsequent games will also be postponed. The decision of the officiating crew will be final.