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Oak Grove Athletic Association

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Oak Grove Athletic Association?

In 1967, a group of youth-oriented parents in East Durham gathered together to form Oak Grove Athletic Association with the belief that the youth in their community should be afforded the opportunity to learn life less. That year, the OGAA introduced itself to the community and held its inaugural season with several spirited athletic programs for the youth. From this humble beginning grew the successful Athletic Association as we know it today, still proudly serving the youth of our community nearly 50 years later.

Is Oak Grove Athletic Association associated with the City of Durham's Parks and Recreation Department?

No, Oak Grove Athletic Association is a subsidiary of the Oak Grove Pirate Booster Club, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to encouraging the development of academic and athletic skills of our children in our community.

Is The Oak Grove Athletic Association intended to compete with other youth athletic programs in the area?

No. Oak Grove Athletic Association exists as a choice alternative to other youth athletic programs in the area. Oak Grove Athletic Association aims to provide a quality, competitive program that focuses on progressive skills development.

What are the age groups and weight limits for The Oak Grove Athletic Association youth teams?

Per American Youth Football League rules, OGAA will field a 7U (6 and 7 year old), 8U (7 and 8 year old), 10U (9 and 10 year old) 12U (11 and 12 year old) and 13U (13 year old) football teams. 

Our Basketball program consists of the following age breakouts:

Ø  Ages 5/6

Ø  Ages 7/8 (8 & U)

Ø  Ages 9/10 (10 & U)

Ø  Ages 13 & U (Middle School)

What time commitment can I expect if my child plays for Oak Grove Athletic Association?


Football will officially commence around the beginning of August with conditioning practices every day for 1 week.  

Once the season officially begins and conditioning has concluded, the program traditionally will require a two (2) hour practice on three (3) nights per week, Games are played on Saturdays.

The season consists of eight (8) games, with four (4) games each at home and away. All team 12U and under will play the same schedule per American Youth Football League format, ensuring that those team remain together as an organization on game day.

The 13U team schedule will be contingent upon how many 13U teams are in our  Greater Triangle Conference. In the event we don't have 5 or more teams within our conference we will make attempts to schedule games outside of our Greater Triangle Conference of the American Youth Football League.  

Basketball season follows after the completion of football season in November. Registration will take place in early December, with practices beginning by the start of the new year, typically in late December. The program traditionally requires practice on one night during the week. Games are played on Saturday.

When and where are home games played for Oak Grove Athletic Association youth football?

Home games will be played at Oak Grove’s very own facility located at 205 Stallings Road, Durham, NC 27703 and or Southern High School in Durham NC 27703.  Start times of games will be communicated at the beginning of the football season.

All basketball games are played at the Oak Grove gymnasium.

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