JUST FOR KIDS

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
Golf Lessons
Flying Dolphins Swim Team
Start Smart New! Photography 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!


Flag Football for Ages 6-10 coming in early Fall. 

Watch for more details!


TENNIS

For Ages 4 through Adult

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.

Tennis Lessons

Classes at John Sevier Park
Dates:
Session 1: Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 25
Session 2: Tuesdays, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 (Rain Date: Fri., May 30)
Session 3: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 10-24 (Rain Date: June 26)
Session 4: Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8-22 (Rain Date: July 24)
Sessions
1 & 2
Times:


4:15-5:15 PM Ages 6-12 (Beginner)
5:15-6:15 PM Ages 13-Adult (Beginner & Intermediate)
Sessions
3 & 4
Times:
 
  9:00-10:00 AM Ages 6-12 (Beginner)
10:00-11:00 AM Ages 13-Adult (Beginner & Intermediate)
Location:
Caroline Haynes Tennis Courts at John Sevier Park
Cost:
$55.00 per session ($3 Discount for additional siblings)
Instructors: Wesley McNeillie (Sessions 1 & 2)
Bryn Barrett (Sessions 3 & 4)

Classes at Sandy Springs Park
*Space Limited to 12 per class
Dates:
Session 2A: Mon & Wed, March 31, April 2, 7, 9 (Rain Date: April 14)
Session 2B: Tues & Thurs, April 1, 3, 8, 10 (Rain Date: April 15)
Session 3A: Mon & Wed, April 21, 23, 28, 30 (Rain Date: May 5)
Session 3B: Tues & Thurs, April 22, 24, 29, May 1 (Rain Date: May 6)
May & June dates & times to be announced. Check web site as details emerge.
Times:
4:00-5:15 PM Ages 5-10 (Mon & Wed)
4:00-5:15 PM Ages 11-14 (Tues & Thurs)
5:30-6:45 PM Ages 15-Adult (Mon & Wed)
Location:
Jack Murphy Tennis Courts at Sandy Springs Park
Cost:
$55.00 per session ($3 Discount for additional siblings)
Instructor:
Marty Durand

Classes at Springbrook Park
*Space Limited to 12 per class
Dates &
Times:
May & June – Dates & times to be announced. Check web site as details emerge.
Location:
Springbrook Park Tennis Courts
Cost:
55.00 per session ($3 Discount for additional siblings)
Instructor:
Marty Durand

Summer Junior Interclub Tennis

Parks & Rec. is offering a six-week Summer Youth Tennis League for tennis players Ages 5-18 beginning in mid-May. Tennis experience is required, and teams will be formed based on ages and abilities. For those interested in learning more about how the league will run, please plan on attending a meeting on Monday, April 14th at 5:30PM at the Sandy Springs Tennis Courts.  Please note that this meeting has been postponed until Wednesday, April 16th due to forecasted weather at 5:30PM at Springbrook Tennis Courts (please note change in location also).

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Registration can be done on-line or at the Parks & Rec. office between Monday, April 14 - Monday, April 21Please plan to sign-up during this time so that we can see how many people we have in each age group in order to organize teamsAlso, please note that space is limited and therefore early registration is recommended.

Dates:
Will begin mid-May and continue for 6 weeks – Dates to be announced.
Times: Practices are tentatively scheduled to start at the end of the school year and will be held Monday through Thursday as follows:
8:30-9:30 AM for Ages 5-8
9:00-10:30 AM for Ages 9-12
4:00-5:30 PM for Ages 13-18
Location:
Springbrook Park Tennis Courts
Cost:
$100.00 for Ages 5-8
$150.00 for Ages 9-18
Cost covers up to 4 practices a week with coaches (if you choose to attend that many), matches, GKTA and USTA fees, two T-shirts, and supplies.
Instructor:
Marty Durand




KARATE

Parks & Rec. has partnered with the Maryville Isshinryu School to offer the following classes to youth and adults. The school is the oldest martial arts school in Blount County, and is the only school accredited by the International Isshinryu Karate Association. Benefits of Karate include self-defense, as well as increased flexibility, concentration, balance, self-discipline and self-respect.  

Youth Classes - Ages 7-12

Dates:
Wednesdays - Classes are on-going with new students accepted the first of each month.
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 first of each month.
Instructors: Bruce Guillaume, Mike Lewis, Jim Cobb, Pete Simmons,  Robbie Meisner and Scott DeWaard

Adult Classes - Ages 12 & Up

Dates: Mondays & Thursdays - Classes are on-going with new students accepted the first of each month.
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 first of each month.
Instructors: Bruce Guillaume, Mike Lewis, Jim Cobb, Pete Simmons, Shane Lenoir, Angie Higginbotham, Robbie Meisner, Scott DeWaard, Adam Tilley, Daniel Wilder and Jeff Grindstaff



    New! PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

    For Ages 15 & Up

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    Photography for Beginners

    Using Your Camera, Cell Phone or Tablet

    Do you enjoy taking digital pictures with your cell phone or tablet, but are not satisfied with the results? Bring your camera, cell phone, or tablet for a fun introduction to "Taking Better Photos" with Jim Eastin. Jim specializes in making complex concepts easy to understand and remember, and will help you learn how to take better pictures with whatever device you have on hand. Jim is a featured lecturer at Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, teaches classes for all ages, and conducts photo tours of the Smokies.

    Date: Thursday, May 8
    Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
    Location: Everett Senior Center – Computer Room
    Cost: $20.00
    Instructor:
    Jim Eastin


    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.




    POTTERY CLASSES

    “Kids In Clay”

    For Ages 6-10


    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, May 6-27
    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

    Introduction to Throwing

    For Ages 10 & Over

    This class is a fun and total hands-on foundation course on throwing on the wheel. Students are guided in a step-by-step process and will learn how to center, pull a pot, and trim. Students will learn to throw various shapes leading to successful bowls, mugs, cups, vessels, etc. to take home to their families to enjoy. 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, May 6-27
    Times: 5:00-6:15 PM
    Location: Studio 212, 217 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37804
    Cost: $75.00 per 4-week session (includes all materials)
    Instructor:
    Leanne Moe

    Start Smart

    For Ages 3-5

    This program prepares children Ages 3-5 for organized sports without the threat of competition, as well as teaches them motor skill tasks that gradually build confidence. The focus will be on throwing, kicking, catching, and batting in fun stations. Each child must be accompanied by an adult who is able to participate and assist child in class activities. Register now due to the limited space available.

    Dates: Classes will resume in August.  New class dates will be posted as soon as determined.
    Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
    Location: Everett Recreation Center
    Cost: $55.00 for 6-week session and includes a T-shirt
    Instructor:
    Hollie Malin

    Ballet/Jazz Classes

    For Ages 3-7

    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: Classes will resume in August.  New class dates will be posted as soon as determined.
    Times: 4:30-5:00 PM for Ages 3-5 Ballet
    5:00-5:45 PM for Ages 4-7 Jazz
    5:45-6:15 PM for Ages 3-5 Ballet
    Location: Everett Recreation Center
    Cost: $75.00 for 30-minute class per 8-week session
    $85.00 for 45-minute class per 8-week session
    Instructor: Katelyn Simerly

     

    Hip Hop Dance Classes 

    For Ages 8-12

    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: Classes will resume in August.  New class dates will be posted as soon as determined.
    Time: 6:15-7:00 PM
    Location: Everett Recreation Center
    Cost: $85.00 per 8-week session
    Instructor: Katelyn Simerly

     Gymnastics

    Movement, Music & More

    For Ages 18 Months - 5 Years

    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 18 months - 3 years "Mom & Me"
    Fridays,
    9:30-10:00 AM

    30-minute class
    Ages 3-5 years
    Fridays,
    10:00-10:45 or 10:45-11:30 AM

    45-minute class
    Dates: Classes will resume in August.  New class dates will be posted as soon as determined.
     
    Location: Everett Recreation Center  
    Cost:
    $70 per 7-wk. session for 30-min. class
    $80 per 7-wk. session for 45-min. class
     
    Instructor: Rene Gifford




    Tumbling Gymnastics

    Beginner and Intermediate

    For Ages 5-10

    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: Classes will resume in August.  New class dates will be posted as soon as determined.
    Times: 5:00-6:00 PM
    Location: Everett Recreation Center
    Cost: $80.00 per 7-week session
    Instructor: Carl Gifford



    Back Handsprings & More

    For Ages 5-10

    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: Classes will resume in August.  New class dates will be posted as soon as determined.
    Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
    Location: Everett Recreation Center
    Cost: $80.00 per 7-week session
    Instructor: Carl Gifford


    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  Registration taken February 1 and February 8 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Alcoa Middle School.  For more information, contact Dyran Bledsoe 865-806-7091, dyranbledsoe@gmail.com
  • Eagleton Baseball & Softball for Boys and Girls Ages 4-18  Costs: 4 Year-old Co-ed $75.00, Ages 5 & up $95.00 Shirt & Hat included, full or partial teams are welcome with a $200.00 team fee to start the season. Registration available on-line at www.eagletonbp.com or Saturdays, February 22 & March 8 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Eagleton Ball Park.  Umpires may apply on-line also.  For more information, visit their web site at www.eagletonbp.com
  • Maryville Little League for Boys and Girls Ages 5-16  Online Registration: January 20 - February 16 at www.MaryvilleLittleLeague.com   Onsite Registration: Saturday, January 25 at Maryville High School Gym from 9:00 AM - 12 Noon.  For more information, visit their web site at www.MaryvilleLittleLeague.com
  • Outward Baseball and Softball Programs 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 & 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. on the dot! 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. 
  • Teams should appoint one person to call for reservations each week.
  • 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!


Flying Dolphins Swim Team

2013 Flying Dolphins Handbook

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GKAISA Form

The GKAISA Form must be completed in order to participate.

Print off, fill-out and give to your swim coach the first day of practice.

The Maryville-Alcoa Flying Dolphins is a competitive swim team for Ages 6-18. Interested swimmers must be able to swim at least 25 yards without stopping in order to participate.  Cost is $95 per swimmer, and $80 for each additional. Members of the Flying Dolphins also receive a 15% discount on season family pool passes.  Registration will begin in late February and all participants must be registered by the first of June.  More information about the Flying Dolphins, including evaluation details for new swimmers, can be found on the team website at www.flyingdolphins.org.

GOLF CLASSES

For Ages 7-17

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The focus for this age participant will be the basic fundamentals of golf with some in-swing instruction.

  Ages 7-9
Dates:
May 13, 15, 20, 22
Time:
5:30-6:15 PM
Location:
Green Meadow Pro Shop, 1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa
Cost:
$60.00
Instructor:
Justin Myers, PGA Apprentice

Get Golf Ready – This program is designed to provide participants with a complete overview of the game of golf. Including the history of the sport, an introduction to the fundamentals including how to dress and act on the course, the purpose of each club, the art of chipping, pitching and hitting out of the green-side bunkers. You will be introduced to the fairway and how to use your irons, making and repairing divots, how to tee off, which metal-woods to use, scorekeeping, basic rules, and much more.

  Ages 10-17
Dates:
June 17, 19, 24, 26
Time:
5:30-6:30 PM
Location:
Green Meadow Pro Shop, 1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa
Cost:
$75.00
Instructor:
Scott Wilson, Class A-PGA Professional and Staff




Duck Pond Fishing Derby For Kids

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This event for Ages 3-15 is held in sponsorship with Wal-Mart and other area organizations. Trophies are awarded in each age division for the largest fish and the most fish caught. Overall event winner for each category will receive a trophy as well. All participants receive a ribbon and are eligible to win door prizes including a grand prize. A waterplay area and other games will also be available after weigh-in.

Date: Saturday, June 7
(Rain Date: June 8 1:00-4:30 PM)
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Alcoa Duck Pond
Registration: Pre-register on-line at www.parksrec.com or at the Parks & Rec. office through 4:30 PM Friday before the event, June 6.
Registration also taken on-site the day of the event from 7:00-8:00 AM.

Everyone must check-in at the Registration Tent the morning of the event.

Cost:
$7.00 pre-registration
$10.00 day of the event