Registration Zones/Guidelines

Click here for the residents street index (updated 01/18/17) to determine which registration ZONE you are in.
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REGISTRATION ZONES

Zone 1

Kiwanis Recreation Center: 433-1568
Massey Hill Recreation Center: 433-1569 
Myers Recreation Center: 433-1570 
Spivey Recreation Center: 433-1572

 

Zone 2

Stoney Point Recreation Center: 433-1435

 

Zone 3

Cliffdale Recreation Center: 433-1127 
E.E. Miller Recreation Center: 433-1220 
Lake Rim Recreation Center: 433-1175
Westover Recreation Center: 433-1088

 

Zone 4

College Lakes Recreation Center: 433-1564 
Pine Forest Recreation Center: 433-1196
Smith Recreation Center: 433-1571

 

Zone 5

Eastover-Central Recreation Center: 433-1226

 

Zone 6

Stedman Recreation Center: 433-1440

 

Zone 7

Grays Creek Recreation Center: 433-1015

 

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES - YOUTH TEAM SPORTS

TRADITIONAL team sports, defined as winter basketball, spring baseball, spring softball, fall soccer, football, and volleyball. These programs are governed by strict registration zone enforcement and residency requirements, player drafts, no pre-formed teams and a minimum play rule for each player. 

NON-TRADITIONAL sports are also offered - indoor soccer, summer basketball, sumer volleyball, fall baseball, fall softball, lacrosse, rugby. These programs are similar with the exception that scores and won-loss records are not kept, drafts are not conducted, pre-formed teams are allowed and registration zones are not enforced.

These guidelines apply to both unless otherwise denoted.

  1. The registration period will be held for 2 months for each sport. 
  2. Residents will be given a 2 week advance registration period. 
  3. Non-resident registration will begin after the 2 week advance registration period for residents.
  4. For all recreation programs, the Non-Resident fee shall be a flat percentage increase of the Resident Fee. (the Non-Resident fee will be double the Resident fee)
  5. For registration purposes, those individuals or families that contribute to the tax base which supports Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation programming are considered "Residents." (Participants from Hope Mills, Spring Lake, Hoke County, Robeson County, Bladen County, Sampson County and Harnett County are "Non-Residents") 
  6. Residents and Non-residents will register in the zone determined by their street address.
  7. Non-Resident registration locations for traditional team sports

    NON-RESIDENT LOCATION

    REGISTRATION LOCATION

    Hoke County

    Zone 2 / Zone 3

    Robeson County

    Zone 7 / Zone 2

    Bladen County

    Zone 7 / Zone 6

    Sampson County

    Zone 5 / Zone 6

    Harnett County

    Zone 4 / Zone 5

    Moore County

    Zone 4

    Hope Mills

    Zone 2 / Zone 7

    Spring Lake

    Zone 4

  8. Residents of Fort Bragg are City of Fayetteville residents and register in Zone 3 or 4.
  9. Three (3) proofs of residence will be required at the time of initial registration. It is recommended that one of the proofs of residence be a school document. Proofs of residence will be required the first time a child is registered, every 2 years as the child ages and when there is a change of address. Copies of the proofs of residence will be kept in the recreation center. See below for acceptable proofs of residence.
    • School records 
    • Drivers license
    • Voters registration
    • Welfare/childcare records
    • Federal records
    • State records
    • Municipal records
    • Support payment records
    • Homeowner or tenant records
    • Utility bills (gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, heating, waste disposal)
    • Financial (loan, credit, investments) records
    • Insurance documents
    • Medical records
    • Military records
    • Internet, cable, satellite records
    • Vehicle records
    • Employment records 
  10. Proof of age will be required at the time of initial registration. Acceptable documents are: birth certificate / military ID / passport. A photocopy will be kept on file for future reference.
  11. Player will not be placed on a team until their picture is captured in Rectrac. 
  12. Each player must have a registration form on file. Staff is to make sure the form is filled out completely - no blank areas. The parent or legal guardian of the player must complete/sign the registration form. If staff receives a registration form from a non-parent/legal guardian, staff will call the parent/legal guardian to verify that the information on the form is correct. Failure to do so will invalidate the registration.
  13. (TRADITIONAL) Zones enforced: participant's physical address determines which zone they will play in. 
  14. (TRADITIONAL) Recreation centers will be divided into 7 registration zones.
  15. (TRADITIONAL) If a participant is found to be out of zone improperly, they will be removed from that roster but permitted to play on a team in their home zone. 
  16. (TRADITIONAL) Drafting options for zones with multiple centers: 
    a. Option 1: all centers within the same zone are allowed to conduct a zone draft that includes all players registered within their zone. 
    b. Option 2: each center will be allowed to form their own teams if they have the minimum # of players
    c. If a center does not have enough players to form their own teams, their players will be placed into a draft with the other centers in their zone or placed on teams at another center in their zone. Unique circumstances will be addressed in writing through the lead athletic coordinator and athletic director.
  17.  A late registration period will be held up until the date of the player draft. $5 late fee will be charged.
  18.  After the player draft, late registration (on a space available basis) will last until the close of business on the day prior to the first game. $5 late fee will be charged.
  19. A player will be allowed to play up in age 1 year with a written letter of request. The play-up request must be received prior to the draft or at the time of registration. Exception: football - no play up is allowed.
  20. (TRADITIONAL) New legal players will be assigned to a team using the FCPR draft.
  21. (TRADITIONAL) Returning legal players who register prior to the draft will be placed on their previous team roster.
  22. (TRADITIONAL) New or returning legal players that register after the draft will be placed on a team according to program needs, if a roster spot is available. RETURNING LEGAL PLAYERS WHO REGISTER LATE ARE NOT GUARANTEED A SPOT ON A TEAM ROSTER.
  23. (TRADITIONAL) A player draft will be held if there are enough players for more than 1 team
  24. (TRADITIONAL) Players register at a center in their zone of eligibility. If a zone is full after conducting their player draft, additional late registrations can be transferred to a neighboring zone under the following conditions:
    a. Only full time center staff can transfer players.
    b. Full time center staff must verify that the home zone is full via email correspondence
    c. Staff must print the email verification and staple to the registration form/receipt that is kept on file.
    d. Lead athletic coordinator is to be made aware at time of transfer.
    e. In the "comments" section on the Rectrac receipt, staff must denote that the players home zone was full
  25. (TRADITIONAL) Once a player has been assigned to a team, their eligibility remains with that team and recreation center for the duration of that age group. Exceptions:
    a. Change in residence.
    b. Legal transfer (from the previous year )
    c. Extreme circumstances.(supporting documentation requesting and supporting the circumstance must be submitted to district supervisor and athletic coordinator for approval)
    d. Play-up approved.
  26. Summer basketball, summer volleyball, indoor soccer, cheer, fall baseball, fall softball , lacrosse, rugby and 6U sports are allowed pre-formed teams. Otherwise, players in these programs will be assigned to teams by center staff.
  27. Summer basketball, summer volleyball indoor soccer, fall baseball, fall softball, lacrosse, rugby: Zones not enforced- participants in these programs can play at any recreation center.

SPORTS COMPARISONS

 TRADITIONAL SPORTS

 

Zones Enforced?

Drafts?

Pre-formed teams?

Winter Basketball

 

YES

YES

NO

Spring Baseball

 

YES

YES

NO

Spring Softball

 

YES

YES

NO

Football

 

YES

YES

NO

Fall Soccer

 

YES

YES

NO

Volleyball

 

YES

YES

NO

Cheer

 

YES

YES

NO

 

 

 

 

 

NON-TRADITIONAL SPORTS

 

Zones Enforced?

 Drafts?

Pre-formed Teams?

Summer Basketball

 

NO

NO

YES

Fall Baseball

 

NO

NO

YES

Fall Softball

 

NO

NO

YES

Indoor Soccer

 

NO

NO

YES

Summer Volleyball

 

NO

NO

YES

Lacrosse

 

NO

NO

YES

Rugby

 

NO

NO

YES


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