There are approximately over 100 Recreation Councils and Athletic Associations throughout Anne Arundel County, which organize teams to enter participants in the Department's organized sports leagues.
Contact your community’s Recreation Councils or Athletic Association to register for youth league sports.
With the exception of a few sports, the Department does not register or assign individual players to teams. Established teams register with the Department at our organizational team meetings.
As a prerequisite for any personal involvement with children, all adults who have care, custody or control of youth participants in any program or activity are required to successfully complete a criminal history records check as described in the Background Check process in the Guidelines and Reference Manual.
If you need to complete a background check please click here to complete one A.A. County Background Check.
Coaches are entrusted with the important responsibility of providing an enjoyable, healthy youth sports experience. Coaches are role models and held accountable to a code of behavior that ensures youth sports remain in proper perspective. ALL coaches in Anne Arundel County are required to complete the free training courses below.
Please go to the Coaches Certifications page of the website and click on the NAYS Free Coaches Training to complete all of the required training courses.
- Bullying Prevention Training Certification
- Concussion Training Certification
- Maryland Resource for Mandated Reporters - Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Certification
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training Certificate
TEAM SPORTS COACHES PORTAL
Recreation and Parks has a new sports registration system. This database allows us to verify backgrounds and certifications of all coaches as well as create team schedules etc. Once you have completed your background you can go into this portal and upload the certificates from your certifications.
Portal link: Team Sports Portal
LogOn = email address associated with your background check
Password = first time logging in select the forgot/reset password option. An email will be sent to you.
Click My Info at the top of the page.