Athletics

Our Philosophy. . .We believe that. . .

  • Every child should have an opportunity to take part in activities offered, regardless of skill or ability.
  • Under any circumstances, the individual participant is more important than winning.

Therefore, we offer programs where individuals are encouraged to achieve at their own level of interest or ability.

Youth Sports

We offer the following seasonal sports programs for youth Ages 4-12 (ages vary for each sport)

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag Football
  • Tackle Football
  • Girls Volleyball

Please click the appropriate sports link to register for that sport.

Baseball/Softball in Barnwell is offered through the Barnwell Baseball Association and Soccer is offered through the Barnwell Soccer Association.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING KIDS GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

Barnwell Parks & Recreation believes youth sports should be about more than skills and scores. While teaching kids to play the sport is important, we also develop player character by teaching sportsmanship values and celebrating players who demonstrate good sportsmanship. Not only do we want to help kids become better athletes, we want to help them become better people too. 

 

Playing a sport isn’t just important for a child’s physical development. When kids participate in sports, they learn valuable life lessons that are remembered long after the final whistle blows. Each week we integrate sportsmanship values into practice and game play across all age groups. When a coach teaches kids about sports or teamwork, those lessons positively impact their attitude in the classroom and at home. When we teach about enthusiasm or integrity, kids learn that encouraging others and doing the right thing is just as important as scoring a goal or winning the game.