Fees for participation in all youth sports are the same: $45.00, with an available $25 discount for City of Orangeburg residents providing valid proof of their physical address. A two week registration period takes place prior to each season. View our Calendar for upcoming registration dates. The registration process may be completed at our office location (367 Green Street) A Program Release Form may be obtained online. A birth certificate for each participant should be submitted at the time of registration. Practices and games for all sports generally take place on weekday evenings after 5:30 p.m., however some weekend events may occur occasionally. Team placement information will be provided at the time of your registration. Call 533-6020 for information regarding baseball, soccer, girls softball, basketball, football, or cheerleading.
Baseball is offered for youth ages 3-14, and takes place annually from March-July. Six different baseball fields throughout the City are used to accommodate approximately 30 teams each summer. The leagues offered are: Wee Ball (ages 3-4, co-ed), Dixie A Tee Ball (ages 5-6), Dixie AA Instructional League/Coaches Pitch (Ages 7-8), Dixie AAA Minor League (Ages 9-10), Dixie Youth Major League (Ages 11-12), and Dixie Boys (Ages 13-14). Baseball is our sport with the largest participation.
The City of Orangeburg offers Soccer in the Fall (August-November). All games are played at the Hillcrest Soccer Complex, which boasts four soccer/football fields, along with additional tennis courts and baseball diamonds. The four soccer leagues offered are: Wee League (Ages 3-4), Fun League (Ages 5-7), Small Fry (Ages 8-10), and Mite (ages 11-12). All soccer teams are co-ed, and we generally have between 15-18 teams per season.
Girls Softball is offered simultaneously with baseball in March-July, and is available for youth ages 5-12. Girls ages 5-8 play in the Dixie Darlings League, Dixie Angels (ages 9-10), and Dixie Ponytails (ages 11-12). All leagues above age 8 feature the fast pitch format.
Youth Basketball takes place twice annually from November-March and July-August for boys and girls ages 4-17. Games are played in the City Gymnasium on Broughton Street and other gyms in the area. The leagues offered include: Jump Start (ages 4-5), Fun League (ages 6-7), Small Fry (ages 8-10), Mite League (ages 11-12), Midget League (ages 13-14), and Junior League (ages 15-17). The department has 15-20 teams each season.
Participation in our Football program continues to grow each autumn. Boys ages 4-5 (Wee Ball) and 6-7 (Flag Football) play non-contact football, while 8-10 year olds (Small Fry) and 11-12 year olds (Mite League) play tackle. Approximately 15 football teams participate each year between August and November. Football games are held in Orangeburg at the Hillcrest Football/Soccer Complex.
Cheerleading is offered for girls ages 7-12, and takes place during each fall. Participants are divided into cheering team according to their age, and cheer at the City's youth football games, which primarily take place on weekday evenings.
Adult Softball Tournaments are held in the spring and fall each year. Adult Rosters must be completed and turned in, along with all funds, by their specified dates. Any individual who competes must be listed on the official roster that is turned in. Adult sports are for those who are 18 years of age or above. Call 533-6020 for further details.