Smithfield: Sports

Parks and Recreation Notes: July 20


Contact: 919-934-2148;

Pickleball in Smithfield

Pickleball is now be offered at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Play is free for SRAC members, $2 for others. Equipment will be provided. Info: Tiffany at 919-934-2148, extension 107.

Fall Youth Soccer

Registration for fall youth soccer with the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department is open until Aug. 12 for ages 5-12 (as of Aug. 1). The fee is $35-77.

Fall Men’s Open Softball League

Sign-ups for a men’s open softball league with the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will be open until Aug. 12. The fee is $475 per team with 12 teams in the league. Fees must be paid before the season, which begins after Labor Day.

Kinder Soccer

Kinder Soccer registration in Smithfield will be open Aug. 1-19 with games in September. The program is for ages 3-4. The cost is $20-44.

SRAC Summer Camp

Art, swimming, sports and outdoor fun are some of the activities children ages 5-12 will take part in during the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center Summer Camp beginning now until Aug. 12. Camp weeks are July 25-29, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12. Camp is from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily. Campers need to bring their lunch, two snacks, a towel and a swimsuit daily. The fee is $100 to $137.50 per camper, per week. Early drop off or late pick up is an additional $25 a week. Contact the SRAC for more information or to register.

Networks Basketball Boot Camp

Networks Basketball Boot Camp will be held on Tuesday nights for elementary (entering grades 2-5), middle school (entering grades 6-8) and high school (entering grades 9-12) students until Aug. 9 at Smithfield Middle School. The fee is $150. To register or for more info, visit

Youth Football

Sign-ups for youth football with the Smithfield Red Devils are open. Teams play in the Johnston County Youth Football League with age groups 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 (as of Aug. 1). The cost is $40-88. Games are on Saturdays and some weeknights. Practices begin in August; games start in September.

Red Devil Cheerleading

Cheerleading sign-ups for ages 5-12 with the Smithfield Red Devils football team are now open. Practices will begin in August. The uniform cost is $50; participants purchase and keep their uniform. The fee is $25-55.

Soccer Referee Clinic

Anyone age 15 or older and interested in refereeing recreational soccer for the Johnston County Athletic Association soccer league is invited to a clinic on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. The clinic will be held at 2 p.m. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

Youth Fall Basketball

Registration for youth fall basketball with the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will be held Sept. 12 until Oct. 21 for girls ages 5-12 and boys ages 5-15 (as of Dec. 31). The cost is $40-88.

Swim Lessons

The Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center offers swim lessons for individuals with plans catered to the swimmer’s needs. The cost is $45-71.50 for three lessons or $85-121 for five lessons. Forms are available at the SRAC front desk. Info: Laura Crumpler at or 919-934-1408.

Group Fitness Classes at the SRAC

Free fitness classes are offered to Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center members throughout the week. Classes include water aerobics, cycling, hybrid fitness, Tai Chi, yoga and Zumba. Schedules are available at the SRAC or online at Day passes are available for purchase for non-SRAC members.


Contact: 919-975-1411;

Youth Basketball Open Gym

The Selma Parks and Recreation Department is offering open gym for boys and girls (grades K-12) at Selma Elementary. The program will focus on skill development and conditioning in all areas of the game of basketball. Grades K-5 will meet from 3-4 p.m., grades 6-8 from 4-5, grades 9-12 from 5-6. Contact the office for more info.


The Selma Parks and Recreation Dept. offers Zumba classes, which fuses Latin and International rhythms with a dynamic workout session that is fun and easy to do. Classes are at the Harrison Center for Active Aging weekly on Thursdays from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person.


Contact: 919-553-1551;

Exercise classes

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and costs visit online.

Tae Kwon Do

This Tae Kwon Do program for ages 7 and up focuses on self-confidence, discipline and physical fitness. The instructor, Joey Reeder, is an International Tae Kwon Do Federation certified black belt. Regulation uniforms are not mandatory. Testing to advance in belt rank is done for an additional fee. Classes start on the first Tuesday of each month and run from 6-8 p.m. Fees are $25-40.

Clayton Community Center Memberships

Memberships for use of the Clayton Community Center are available through the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department for residents of the Town of Clayton and non-residents. Non-residents rates vary from $50-160 yearly (depending on ages/numbers of family members), $8-20 monthly or $6-10 monthly. Residents fees are only $5 per year.

Volunteers needed

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers. Opportunities include park beautification, special events and work in the community garden.

If you are interested or know a group that is looking for community service opportunities, call 919-553-1550 or come by the Clayton Community Center (715 Amelia Church Road).