In this article, we will continue with all the great offerings the Town of Knightdale has for the youngsters in town to enjoy. That being said, we would be remiss to not discuss the Knightdale Youth Athletics programs.
In our previous post, both Tennis and Volleyball were discussed as new offerings from the town. However, the Knightdale Youth Athletics do include baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer. These programs are all thriving and not only offer fun and active ways for the kids to get involved but are also some of the more successful in the area.
Whether Spring or Fall, the Knightdale Youth Athletics action is Hot on the Diamond.
With two full “seasons” of action each year, the youth baseball and softball programs in Knightdale keep the kids “on the bases” almost all year round. With a Spring session for the boys and girls starting practices in mid-March and running through early-June, you know the season has changed to Summer once the kids “take the field” in Knightdale.
Both the baseball and softball programs have a dedicated group of coaches and administration that stress safety, sportsmanship, and fair play. Consequently, that dedication has seen Knightdale ball teams of all ages compete both regionally and state-wide for championships on almost an annual basis.
In addition to “heating” up the Spring and Summer, the ball fields remain full of Knightdale Youth Athletics well into the next season as well. This is because of the town’s Fall Baseball and Softball schedules. Play starts up for this autumn tradition among Knightdale Youth Athletics in mid-August and games run until the middle of October.
For those interested in this years’ upcoming Spring baseball or softball seasons, registration is open until February 15.
“Kick Into the Fun” of the East Wake Soccer Association
Another of popular choice in Knightdale Youth Athletics offers both a Spring and Fall season for girls and boys. The local soccer programs offer fun for all ages. Like those above, however, they too are highly successful.
Much of the Spring and Fall soccer seasons are played right at Knightdale Station Park. The soccer programs are offered by the East Wake Soccer Association (EWSA). EWSA offers the sport for Knightdale, Wendell, and Zebulon residents ages 4-18. The EWSA lists their own mission statement on the official Town of Knightdale website and it is as follows.
“Children playing soccer in a positive atmosphere of sportsmanship and learning will always be our mission. 100% volunteer-driven since 1981, we remain devoted to the youth of our communities here in eastern Wake County. “
If Two Seasons Isn’t Enough, “Go to the Hoop” for Three with the Knightdale Youth Athletics Basketball Programs
The Knightdale Youth Athletics programs usually have a Summer and Fall season. But, the boys and girls basketball programs in Knightdale also have a Winter season. The longest of the three seasons is the Winter program. This runs from November – February.
Both the Fall and Summer Knightdale Youth Athletics basketball programs go for about two months. The Fall program runs from mid-September until mid-November, while Summer starts in May and ends in July.
Each of the Knightdale Youth Athletics basketball programs usually sees one or two practices and games per week. Occasionally, they also have a Saturday afternoon game on occasion.
The Knightdale Youth Athletic programs are a great way for the kids to stay active and have fun. For more information on the baseball, softball, and basketball programs, visit knightdalenc.gov. For more on the soccer programs, visit eastwakesoccer.org.
PHOTO CREDIT: TOWN OF KNIGHTDALE