1. Where can I find a list of parks and their locations?
To see a complete list of all facilities used by the Mooresville Recreation Department, click on the "Recreation Map" link on the right side of the page.
2. How do I register my child for Recreation Department sports?
A parent may register their child(ren) online by clicking here and creating a profile to manage their online registrations. Online registrations require credit card payment. Or a parent may visit the Mooresville Recreation Department office, 418 Carpenter Avenue. Cash, checks and credit card payments can be taken in our office. First time participants must verify age before being allowed to participate.
Please Note: Registrations (online or in-office) will only be taken during specified enrollment periods. All participants who register during specified enrollment periods will be guaranteed a spot in the league. Late registrations will go to a waiting list and will be filled if teams lose players.
3. How are athletic teams selected?
The Recreation Department administers a “Skills Day” for all participants ages 9 and up. At skills day, each participant completes various sports-related drills and is assessed by impartial evaluators. A head coach will receive his/her own son/daughter on their team plus one additional “pick” that can be taken for any reason (competitive player, neighbor, carpool, assistant coach’s child, etc…). The remainder of the team will be filled by a blind draw based on results from skills day in an effort to balance out all teams. Siblings in the same league will go together unless a parent requests otherwise.
4. Can I request a specific coach or team for my child?
No. Because of the team selection process listed above, we can’t guarantee any special requests.
5. Can I move my child up to the next age group early?
Yes, but there are some limits. A player is not allowed to skip an entire age group. Only players in their last year of a division may move up early to the next. (For example, a 10 year old may move up early to the 11-12 division.) If a player moves up early, he/she must do so when initially registered and not mid-season. Once a player decides to move up early, he or she is not allowed to move back down mid-season.
6. Can I move my child to a different team during the season?
No. Efforts are made to ensure balanced teams through the administration of skills day. Adjusting teams after they are selected will impact the balance of the league.
7. I want to volunteer to coach. What do I need to do?
The Recreation Department relies solely on volunteer coaches for its athletic leagues. Interested individuals must complete a coaching application that will be reviewed by the Mooresville Police Department. Once approved, coaches are assigned to teams based on need in each age group.
8. What youth sports are offered by the Recreation Department?
∙ Youth Basketball (boys ages 5-17 and girls ages 5-16) November – February
∙ Youth T-Ball (boys and girls ages 5-6) February – May
∙ Youth Baseball (boys ages 7-17) February – May & July – October
∙ Youth Softball (girls ages 7-17) February – May & July – October
∙ Youth Flag Football (boys and girls ages 5-7) July – October
∙ Youth Wrestling (boys and girls ages 5-13) November – February
∙ Youth Girls Volleyball (girls ages 8-15) October – December
9. What adult sports are offered by the Recreation Department?
∙ Adult Baseball (spring)
∙ Adult Softball (Open, Industrial, Church Competitive, Church Recreation, Women’s Church & Co-Ed) (spring & fall)
∙ Adult Basketball (Competitive & Recreation) (spring, fall & winter)
∙ Adult Kickball (spring & fall)
10. How do I reserve a shelter or ball field?
All shelter and field reservations must be taken at the Recreation Department’s office, 418 Carpenter Avenue. Paperwork must be completed and fees must be collected before a reservation is official. Applicable fees are:
∙ Field Reservation Fee - $15 per hour
∙ Light Fee - $10 per hour (in addition to field reservation fees, if needed)
∙ Shelter Reservation Fee - $5 per hour
For more information, please review the Recreation Reservation Policies. (link to reservation policy)
11. Is alcohol allowed at the shelter or pool?
NO! Alcohol is prohibited at any recreation facility.
12. Can I reserve the War Memorial Swimming Pool?
Yes. The swimming pool located at the War Memorial Building can be reserved for private parties on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Reservations must be made in person at the MRD office. Mailed forms will not be accepted.
Fees include a refundable security deposit (due at time of reservation) of $50, Pool Reservation Fee of $60 per hour (minimum 2 hours) due one week after receipt of deposit, and Lifeguard Fee of $10 per hour per lifeguard (minimum of two lifeguards required) paid in cash at the event.