Sports & Leagues
Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District are proud to offer a wide variety of adult and youth sports programs. We pride ourselves on providing safe, fun, and memorable experiences bring people together in the spirit of the game. To view Athletics & Adventure Classes, click here.
The Jr. NFL Flag Football Program is the premier flag football league for boys and girls ages 6-14 years old. The program teaches youth the fundamentals of football, good sportsmanship, and teamwork through practices and games. The goal of the program is to educate its participants in the game of football as well as teach skills and lessons that help them succeed both on and off the field.
To provide youth an opportunity to play and grow in a family-friendly environment.
The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District believes that participation in youth sports and recreation builds positive self-esteem; promotes underlying values like sportsmanship, hard work, respect and camaraderie; and contributes to social, emotional, and physical development. We aim to provide programs to young people of all backgrounds that emphasize participation, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun, placing less emphasis on the competitive aspect of sports and focusing instead on the process of growing and learning together. We expect all participants, parents, and coaches to support this philosophy.
Divisions (All CO-ED)
- Ages 6-8
- Ages 9-11
- Ages 12-14
Practices & Games
- Practices are held two times a week (days & times coordinated by head coach)
- The majority of games are held on Saturday mornings starting at 9 a.m.
- Mouth guards required at all practices & games
- Each participant will receive a jersey of their NFL team
- Footballs provided by the league
Visit our Team Sideline page for game schedules and league-wide updates.
Important Dates (2023)
- Registration Deadline - TBA
- Mini Camp / Evaluation - TBA
- Scrimmages - TBA
- Opening Day Games - TBA
Coaches & Referees
Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District accepts applications for dedicated Volunteer Coaches and Referee’s to assist with our Jr. NFL Flag Football Program. As a coach, you will be responsible for teaching kids not only the game of football but also sportsmanship, teamwork, equality, and the fun of playing organized sports!
We are looking for coaches for the following age levels: 5-7 years, 8-10 years, and 11-14 years. In order to provide the best possible experience for our kids, your commitment to the program is essential.
As a referee, you will be responsible for ensuring the rules of the game are followed and the game play is fair for all of those involved.
You must be able to understand the rule book and be able to make snap judgments and be confident in your calls. You will be tested at times by the players and coaches and you should be able to explain your call and stand behind your rulings. You need to work well with the other referees and be able to relate well with the players.
Head coaches will receive a free registration for one child. One assistant coach per team will receive half off of registration for their child.
Training will be provided for these volunteer positions and no previous coaching experience is required. However, basic knowledge of football is required. Coaches and referees are required to meet the following criteria:
- Endure light to moderate physical activity, exposure to heat and inclement weather.
- Be committed to building positive relationships with parents, players, other coaches, and staff.
- Lift or carry 20 lbs.
- Hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person and over the phone.
- Vision adequate to monitor children and read the fine print.
- Be able to comprehend the rules of football and understand the complexity of the game.
- All coaches and referees will be required to pass a live scan fingerprinting and background check.
- Volunteers must be willing to commit to coaching the full season.
Grab your friends, coworkers, family members, or whoever you'd like and join us for Adult Sports Leagues!
Schedules, Deadlines & Standings
We play four (4) Adult Softball leagues during the year: Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, and Fall Double-Header. Divisions offered are Men’s C & D and Co-ed C & D. Games take place during the week (Monday-Thursday) from 6:20-9:20pm at Fair Oaks Park. Team schedules, registration deadlines, league standings, and important communications are managed on the District’s TeamSideline page. Please reference this website to stay up to date on all in-season league happenings.
We will communicate with registered teams the new guidelines and protocols that will be in effect this season to ensure the safest environment of play for all participants, umpires, and staff. A return-to-play handbook will be sent to all managers before the start of the season so that expectations are clearly outlined.
Location: Fair Oaks Park Softball Fields
Times: 6:20 p.m. - 9:20 p.m. (specific game times can be found on our TeamSideline page)
Fees: Your registration fee will cover your annual USA Softball fee.
Number of Games: Each team will receive a minimum of eight games.
Officials: The Sacramento Metropolitan Officials Association will assign one official to each game.
Roster: A minimum of ten players.
The Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (NCJLA) is the regional governing body and league in which the Fair Oaks Lacrosse Club participates. The Fair Oaks Lacrosse Club’s programs operate on volunteer efforts and are funded through participating families.
The Fair Oaks/Orangevale Little League is a not-for-profit organization providing Little League Baseball for the Fair Oaks and Orangevale areas. Registration is open for the Spring or Fall for the the Spring Baseball season.
The Fair Oaks Soccer Club is a non-profit, community-based youth soccer program that offers the children of NE Sacramento a quality opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive soccer leagues.
The American River Girls Softball Association (ARGSA) is a non-profit organization (#1848578 - formerly Orangevale and Fair Oaks Girls Softball Associations). It is supported solely by volunteers and self-funded through community support from local businesses and individuals.