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Youth Football
Ballet and Jazz Classes
Karate Hip Hop Dance
Youth T-Ball, Baseball & Softball
Policy for Reserving Practice Fields
Tumbling Gymnastics
Tennis Gymnastics, Movement, Music & More
Special Olympics Backhandsprings & More
Pottery Classes Youth Basketball
Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running
Swim Lessons
Duck Pond Fishing Derby
Day Camps
Youth Soccer
Kite Festival
Flying Dolphins Swim Team
New! Art Classes
"Tiny Tot" Triathlon Sewing Classes

Refund Policy for Programs

Refunds may be given up to five (5) working days prior to the beginning of each program. If your cancellation causes the program number to fall below the required minimum, the refund will be contingent upon the vacancy being filled. After classes begin, refunds will be made for the following reasons only: 1) Illness or Injury 2) Moving from the Blount County area 3) Cancellation of the program by Parks & Rec. Refunds will be prorated according to the number of classes already held. All refunds are subject to a $5.00 administrative cost charge, unless the program has been cancelled by Parks & Rec.

 

Pre-Registration is Required For Most Programs!

 

WATCH FOR NEW PROGRAMS AND EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!


Teen Tennis Program

For Ages 12-18

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This tennis program format will include 45 minutes of instruction and drills, and the remainder will be match play each day. Experience in middle or high school tennis is required unless approved otherwise by the instructor.

Dates:
Tues & Thurs, October 14-28
Times:
4:15-6:15 PM
Location:
Jack Murphy Tennis Courts at Sandy Springs Park
Cost:
$55.00 per session ($3 Discount for additional siblings)
Instructor:
Marty Durand

Tennis Lessons

Rain Policy:  All participants are responsible for calling Parks & Rec. at 983-9244 in the afternoon in the event of inclement weather.  Occasionally, decisions will need to be made at the courts. A make-up class will be held for each class cancelled with the make-up date determined by the instructor.

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Classes at John Sevier Park

Dates:
Tues & Thurs, Oct. 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 (Rain Date: Oct. 30)
Times:
4:00-5:00 PM Ages 6-11 (Beginner)
5:00-6:00 PM Ages 12-Adult (Beginner & Intermediate)
Location:
Caroline Haynes Tennis Courts at John Sevier Park
Cost:
$55.00 per session ($3 Discount for additional siblings)
Instructor: Kevin Lablanc

Classes at Springbrook Park

Dates:
Session 3: Mon & Wed, October 13-22 (Rain Date: Oct. 27)
Times:
4:15-5:30 PM Ages 5-12
5:30-7:00 PM Adults (Instruction and Doubles Play)
Location:
Jack Murphy Tennis Courts at Sandy Springs Park
Cost:
$55.00 per session ($3 Discount for additional siblings)
Instructor:
Marty Durand





Karate

Parks & Rec. has partnered with Maryville Isshinryu Karate School to offer the following classes to both youth and adults. They are the oldest martial arts school in Blount County and are accredited by the International Isshinryu Karate Association. Participants will learn self defense, sparring techniques, kata and much more. Benefits of Karate include confidence, flexibility, concentration, balance, discipline and respect.

Youth Classes - Ages 7-12

Dates:
Wednesdays - Classes are on-going with new students accepted at anytime.
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: Springbrook Recreation Center
1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701
Cost: $60.00 per quarter (3 months) - Family rates available.
Registration:
Taken on-site at the Springbrook Recreation Center
Instructors: Bruce Guillaume, Mike Lewis, Jim Cobb, Pete Simmons, Robbie Meisner, Scott DeWaard and Shane Lenoir

Adult Classes - Ages 12 & Up

Dates: Mondays & Thursdays - Classes are on-going with new students accepted at anytime.
Times: 7:30-9:00 PM
Location: Springbrook Recreation Center
1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701
Cost: $120.00 per quarter (3 months) - Family rates available.
Registration: Taken on-site at the Springbrook Recreation Center
Instructors: Bruce Guillaume, Mike Lewis, Jim Cobb, Pete Simmons, Shane Lenoir, Angie Higginbotham, Robbie Meisner, Scott DeWaard, Adam Tilley and Daniel Wilder


2014 Annual

Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running

Triple Crown Rules

This event consists of the Spring Sprint (April 12), the Scholars Run (Aug. 9) and the Reindeer Run (Dec. 7).  To be eligible for the Triple Crown cash awards and a special memento, participants must compete in all three races.  To be eligible to win door prizes valued at a minimum of $100, participation in two races is required. Both runners and walkers at each event are eligible for great door prizes.

Reindeer Run 5K Road Race & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

This run, which is the final leg of the Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running, is a 5K (3.1 miles) and a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to the Empty Pantry Fund. Awards will be given to the Overall and Masters winners and the top three finishers in each age division. Prizes will also be given to the best male and female Christmas costume. All Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a ribbon. The Triple Crown of Running award ceremony will take place at this event.

Date: Sunday, December 7
Location: Maryville Municipal Parking Garage
Time: Check-in: 12:45-1:30 PM
5K Race: 2:00 PM
1-Mile Fun Run/Walk: 2:30 PM
Registration: Entry forms may be obtained at Parks & Rec.
Mail form and fee to Scholar’s Run: P.O. Box 789, Alcoa, TN 37701-0789
On-line registration available at www.parksrec.com for an additional fee.
Cost:
If pre-registered at Parks & Rec. or online by 3PM Thursday, Dec. 4:
Adults $18.00 Students (18 & under) $15.00
Fee includes a race T-shirt. Add $1.50 for XXL shirt.
Day of race: Adults $25.00 Students $20.00
Cost includes a T-shirt and great giveaways.



Sewing Classes For Kids

New! Sewing 201

For Ages 7-15

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This class will build on the skills introduced in Sewing 101. We will quickly review basic hand sewing techniques and then move into machine sewing. We will learn how to cut out a pattern and follow basic pattern instructions while making a pillow case, a tote bag and much more. All materials are included in the class fee. Note: Due to purchase of materials, registration ends Monday, October 13. Minimum registration of 4.

Dates: Thursdays, October 16 – November 20 (Registration deadline: Oct. 13)
Time: 3:30-4:45 PM
Location: Springbrook Recreation Center – Room 102
Cost: $140.00 for 6-week session (includes all materials)
Instructor:
Aimee Davis



Pottery Classes

Kids In Clay

For Ages 6-10

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Students will create fun projects as well as learn hand-building techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab work. Each class is unique and small in size. Students receive personal attention from instructor through the step-by-step process of making a pot, decorating, glazing and firing. Each class is project based and students will make a variety of bowls, dishes and sculptural art pieces. All work goes through two kiln firings; the second firing will make the pottery safe for food and drink, as well as use in the microwave and dishwasher. We use only health-approved clays and glaze-materials. Class includes clay and all firing and glaze materials.

Dates: Tuesdays, November 4-25
Times: 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: Studio 212, 217 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37804
Cost: $65.00 per 4-week session (includes all materials)
Instructor:
Leanne Moe

New! Youth Art Classes

Kids Art

For Ages 8-12

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No cotton balls or Popsicle sticks here, this class is geared towards teaching children the fundamentals of art. From color theory, composition, line and shading, this class will develop skills in art and encourage creative problem solving. From painting to printmaking, this class will explore different medias.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 7-28
Times: 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: Studio 212, 217 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37804
Cost: $65.00 per 4-week session (includes all materials)
Instructor:
Leanne Moe




Ballet/Jazz Classes

For Ages 3-7

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Click Here to Register for Jazz

These classes are taught in a relaxed and non-competitive environment. Children will grow with grace and rhythm as they are taught proper placement techniques along with a fun, choreographed routine. Dances are taught to fun edited music that kids love! There will be an end-of-session performance to highlight what they have learned with no extra fees or dance attire necessary.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 14 – November 25
Times: 4:15-4:45 PM for Ages 3-5 Ballet
5:00-5:45 PM for Ages 4-7 Jazz
6:00-6:30 PM for Ages 3-5 Ballet
Location: Everett Recreation Center
Cost: $70.00 for 30-minute class per 7-week session
$80.00 for 45-minute class per 7-week session
Instructor: Skyla Popwell

Hip Hop Dance

For Ages 8-12

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This class offers a great exercise work-out in a fun and exciting atmosphere! Students will learn a routine filled with new hip hop moves choreographed to a clean and edited music mix. There will be a fun performance at the end of each session with no extra fees or dance attire necessary.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 14 – November 25
Time: 6:45-7:30 PM
Location: Everett Recreation Center
Cost: $80.00 per 7-week session
Instructor: Skyla Popwell


 

    Gymnastics, Movement, Music & More

    For Ages 2-5 Years

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    These classes include fun, monthly themes that let your child learn the fun sport of gymnastics while expanding their imaginations. Music is used to expand on each month’s theme with dancing, singing, rhythm sticks, and musical instruments. Brain Power and brain building exercises are incorporated each month to stimulate left and right brain activity, sensory awareness, fine motor skills, and kindergarten readiness skills. Gymnastic Skills are taught in proper progressions on bright, colorful preschool equipment with all equipment designed and sized for young hands and feet. Participants will learn beginner through intermediate skills on bars, beams, trampolines, and vaulting, as well as learn and enhance many of the gross motor skills needed. Classes are taught by qualified adult instructors, each with over 20 years of teaching experience.

    Ages 2-3 years "Mom & Me"

    9:30-10:00 AM

    30-minute class
    Ages 3-5 years
    10:00-10:45 AM
    45-minute class
    Dates: Mondays, October 13 – November 24
     
    Location: Everett Recreation Center  
    Cost: $70.00 per 7-wk. session for 30-min. class
    $80.00 per 7-wk. session for 45-min. class
     
    Instructor: Carl Gifford

    Tumbling Gymnastics

    Beginner and Intermediate

    For Ages 5-10

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    This class will teach and enhance skills involving handstands, cartwheels, one-arm cartwheels and bridges for both the very beginner and intermediate students. Intermediate students will also work on round-offs, backbend kick-overs, and front and back handsprings. Classes are taught with proper skill progression for the safety of the child and with enthusiasm and motivation – never intimidation. Children that are 5 years old must have started Kindergarten.

    Dates: Mondays, October 13 – November 24
    Times: 5:00-6:00 PM
    Location: Everett Recreation Center
    Cost: $80.00 per 7-week session
    Instructor: Carl & Rene Gifford



    Back Handsprings & More

    For Ages 5-10

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    This class is designed to teach the more advanced skills of the back handspring, round-off back handsprings, standing backtuck and front handsprings. Students in this class should have a good round-off and be able to do a back walk-over with a spot. Drills such as handstands, bridge kick-overs and jump backs will be repeated in this class to help students become a stronger tumbler.

    Dates: Mondays, October 13 – November 24
    Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
    Location: Everett Recreation Center
    Cost: $80.00 per 7-week session
    Instructor: Carl & Rene Gifford




    Youth Basketball


    Basketball For Fun

    For 5-Year Olds

    Basketball for Fun is a low-key, non-competitive approach to the game of basketball. Available to boys and girls 5 years old, this is a great introductory approach to learn the fundamentals of the game. The program meets for one hour on Saturdays for six (6) weeks.

    Registration:
    September 29 – October 31 (first come/first serve until full)
    Beginning Date:
    December 6
    Location:
    Everett Recreation Center
    Time:
    9:00-10:00 AM
    Cost:
    $60.00 per child, includes game jersey and a basketball
    An optional picture package is available for $15.00 extra if purchased at time of registration, $18.00 if purchased day of.
    **Late registration is $5.00 extra and on a space available basis**
    Instructors:
    Alcoa High School Girls Basketball Team

    Youth Basketball

    For Ages 6-17

    Every effort is made to educate participants in the game of basketball while having fun.

    Registration:
    September 29 – October 31 (first come/first serve until full)
    Beginning Date:
    December 6
    Location:
    Everett and Springbrook Recreation Centers and Coulter Grove Intermediate School
    Time:
    Game times will vary.
    Cost:
    $60.00 per child, includes game jersey
    An optional picture package is available for $15.00 extra if purchased at time of registration, $18.00 if purchased day of.
    **Late registration is $5.00 extra and on a space available basis**
    • Teams will play an 8–game season with games being played on Saturdays.
    • Children will practice 1 time per week on a rotating schedule, which tentatively begins several weeks prior to the season.
    • Children are placed on teams through a draft.
    • Children Ages 6-12 will be placed on an all-boys/all-girls team. Ages 13-16 play co-ed.
    • Youth T-Ball, Baseball & Softball

      Parks & Rec. does not offer t-ball or baseball for youth, these sports are offered through area little leagues. Contacts and phone numbers for these organizations are listed below:
      Alcoa Youth Baseball for Ages 4-12 and Girls' Softball for Ages 5-8.  Sign-ups taken Saturday, July 19 from 10AM - 1PM at Alcoa Little League fields.  For more information, contact Dyran Bledsoe 865-806-7091 or dyranbledsoe@gmail.com
      Eagleton Baseball and Softball for Boys and Girls Ages 4-18.  Fall registration taken Saturdays, July 19 & 26 and August 2 from 10AM - 1PM at Eagleton Ball Park Board Room or sign-up NOW on-line at www.eagletonbp.com  Cost: $70.00 for individuals, $500.00 per team.  For more information, visit their web site at www.eagletonbp.com
      Outward Baseball and Softball for Boys and Girls Ages 4-13.  For more information, contact Don or Gina Talbott 865-984-9712 or Tim Russell 977-1216.
      Greenback T-Ball, Baseball and Softball
      for Boys and Girls Ages 4-12.  For more information, contact Chad Allison 865-742-9885 or Jeff Cullen 865-789-2528.

    Policy for Reserving Practice Fields

    This policy pertains to Little League teams and all other teams not participating in the Parks & Rec Adult Softball League. Click here for Parks & Rec teams' policy.

      Reservations for practice fields are taken every Thursday, beginning March 13 through late August.  Otherwise, fields are first come, first served unless being used by Parks & Rec programs such football and soccer. Teams should call at 10:00 a.m. so that everyone has the same opportunity.  If you call before 10:00 a.m., you will be asked to call back, so please synchronize your watch with Parks & Rec's!  Please note that field reservations are taken by phone only. No walk-ins please. Our phone lines will be very busy, so if you don't get through, please try again.  When you call on Thursday, you will be reserving times for the following week (beginning the next day Friday through the following Thursday). Teams can reserve 1 field per week for 1 1/2 hours (M-F) or 2 hours (Sat. & Sun.) according to availability. Reservations are taken for the following fields: two at Everett Park, three at Sandy Springs Park (one being a small baseball field), two at Pole Climbers, one at Springbrook Park, and two at Pearson Springs Park (available week-ends only) for Ages 12 & under. Teams are encouraged to pick-up a Field Permit from the Parks & Rec Admin. Office to take with you to practice which shows you have the field reserved.  Without your permit, you have no proof you have the field reserved!