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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Pre-Registration is Required for Most Programs. Watch for new programs and events throughout the year! Refer to our refund policy for information on class withdrawals and cancellations.

NEWS AND IMPORTANT UPDATES

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE ANNUAL INSPIRE 18 RANDALL COBB FOOTBALL CAMP!

Saturday, May 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Alcoa High School.  Open to Ages 6-12 (Blount County residents only! with a limited number of 250 being accepted.)

This camp introduces children to football by teaching basic skills in a FUN and energetic environment. Certified clinicians use a series of drills to show passing, catching, and running skills in a non-contact setting. All skills and drills selected are based on USA Football's Player Progression Development Model, ensuring children are learning in an age-appropriate manner and creating an ideal atmosphere for FUN!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

ADVANCED TUMBLING

& BACKHANDSPRINGS (Ages 6-12)

This class is designed to teach the more advanced skills of the back handspring, round-off back handsprings, and standing backtuck. 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, March 26 - April 30, 2018

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Time

5:00 - 5:45 PM

Cost

$85.00 for 6-week session

Instructor

Carl Gifford

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE

TUMBLING GYMNASTICS (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

Mondays, March 26 - April 30, 2018

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Time

4:00 - 4:45 PM

Cost

$85.00 for 6-week session

Instructor

Carl Gifford

REGISTER ONLINE

GYMNASTICS, MOVEMENT, MUSIC & MORE (Ages 3-5)

Children will learn gross motor skills needed for Kindergarten readiness and beginner gymnastics 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. Classes are taught by a qualified instructor, with over 20 years of teaching experience.

Dates

Mondays, March 26 - April 30, 2018

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Time

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Cost

$75.00 for 6-week session

Instructor

Carl Gifford

REGISTER ONLINE

BALLET CLASSES (Ages 2 - 5)

Dates

For Ages 2-4

Session 1: Wednesdays, August 15 – September 26

Theme: Ballerina

 

Session 2: Wednesdays, October 17 – November 28

Theme: Dream and Believe

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.

Time

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Dates

For Ages 3-5

Session 1: Tuesdays, August 14 – September 25

Theme: Ballerina

 

Session 2: Tuesdays, October 16 – November 27

Theme: Dream and Believe

Times

4:15 - 4:45 PM for Ages 3-5

5:00 - 5:30 PM for Experienced Beginners Only Ages 4-6

5:45 - 6:15 PM for Ages 3-5

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Costs

$75.00 for 7-week session

Instructors

Shelly Hall & Staff

BALLET/JAZZ DANCE (Ages 6 - 12)

Dates

Location

Times

Session 1: Tuesdays, August 14 – September 25

Session 2: Tuesdays, October 16 – November 27

Everett Recreation Center

6:30 - 7:15 PM

7:30 - 8:30 PM for Intermediate/Advanced Students Only Ages 7-12

This class offers a combination of ballet and jazz in a fun and exciting atmosphere! Students will learn a routine filled with ballet and jazz moves choreographed to a mix of music. There will be a fun performance at the end of each session with no extra fees or dance attire necessary.

Cost

$85.00 per 7-week session

Instructor

Shelly Hall & Staff

REGISTER ONLINE

JUMP ROPE (Ages 6 - 13)

This class is designed to teach the sport of jump rope while instilling positive character qualities in youth of all ages! Participants will receive high quality instruction in single rope, shared rope, long rope, double dutch and more. All classes are taught by a trained instructor, who will provide a fun, safe and inviting atmosphere! Jump rope is great for building hand eye coordination, foot work, cardiovascular health, and overall general fitness.

Dates

Wednesdays, March 28 – May 2, 2018

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Times

5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Cost

$65.00

Instructor

Learnin’ the Ropes Staff

Attire

Athletic clothing and tennis shoes

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.  For more information, visit the school’s website at https://maryvillekarateschool.wordpress.com/

Ages 7-12

Dates

Wednesdays - Classes on-going, new students accepted at any time.

Location

Springbrook Recreation Center

1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701

Time

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Cost

$60.00 per quarter (3 months) - family rates available

Registration

Taken on-site at the Springbrook Recreation Center.

For more information, please contact Scott DeWaard at 865-681-4798 or sdewaard@bellsouth.net

Instructors

Bruce Guillame, Bill McCarter, Pete Simmons, Scott Dewaard, Case Dewaard, and Al Hill

Ages 12 & up

Dates

Mondays & Thursdays - Classes on-going, new students accepted at anytime.

Location

Springbrook Recreation Center

1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701

Time

7:00-8:30 PM

Cost

$120.00 per quarter (3 months) - family rates available

Registration

Taken on-site at the Springbrook Recreation Center.

For more information, please contact Mike Lewis at 865-984-0413 or email at mlewis@renasant.com or Pete Simmons at 865-599-0452 or email at pete1701@aol.com.

Instructors

Adam Budnar, Jim Cobb, Bruce Guillaume, Kirk Harris, Angie Higginbotham, Shane Lenoir, Mike Lewis, Bill McCarter, Pete Simmons, Adam Tilley, Scott DeWaard, and Daniel Wilder

KIDS IN CLAY

POTTERY CLASSES (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, April 3-24, 2018

NEW!

Location

Studio 212, 934 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37804

Time

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Cost

$65.00 per 4-week session (includes all materials)

Leanne Moe

Instructor

REGISTER ONLINE

KIDS' ART CLASSES (Ages 8-12)

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, May 1-22, 2018

NEW!

Location

Studio 212, 934 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37804

Time

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Cost

$65.00 for 4-week session

Instructor

Leanne Moe

TENNIS INSTRUCTION (Ages 5-14)

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 canceled with the make-up date determined by the instructor.

 

Items needed for all tennis classes: Tennis racquet, athletic attire, water bottle, tennis shoes

Classes at John Sevier Park

Dates

Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 17, 19, 24, 26, May 1, 2018 (Rain Date: May 3)

Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 2018 (Rain Date: May 24)

Session 3: Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 2018 (Rain Date: July 26)

Location

Caroline Haynes Tennis Courts at John Sevier Park

Sessions

1 & 2 Times:

Session 3 Times:

  4:00-5:00 PM    Ages 6-10 (Beginner)

  5:00-6:00 PM    Ages 11-14 (Beginner & Intermediate)

  9:00-10:00 AM  Ages 6-10 (Beginner)

10:00-11:00 AM   Ages 11-14 (Beginner & Intermediate)

Cost

$60.00 per session  ($3 Discount for additional siblings)

Instructor

LuAnne Zelasko

REGISTER ONLINE

Classes at Sandy Springs Tennis Courts (will split into groups by experience)

Dates

Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 20, 27, 29, April 3, 2018 No class March 22 (Rain Date: April 5)

Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 10, 12, 17, 19, 2018 (Rain Date: April 24)

Session 3: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 1, 3, 8, 10, 2018 (Rain Date: May 15)

Location

Jack Murphy Tennis Courts at Sandy Springs Park

Time

4:15-5:30 PM  Ages 5-14

Cost

$60.00 per session ($3 Discount for additional siblings)

Instructor

Marty Durand

REGISTER ONLINE

SUMMER JUNIOR INTERCLUB TENNIS PROGRAM (Ages 8-18)

Parks & Rec. is offering a summer interclub tennis program for Ages 8-18. Teams will be formed based on age and ability. Tennis experience is required. Practices and home matches will be held at Sandy Springs Park Tennis Courts in Maryville.  Away matches will be held in the GKTA area against other participating teams.  Total cost will include GKTA membership fees, a team shirt for matches, balls, league fees, coaching administration and league administration fees, and end of season pool party.  All participants must be a USTA member for the year as well by visiting www.usta.com before match play begins.  A parent coach-captain is needed for each team to organize additional practices (if needed), complete and turn in team line-ups, collect USTA forms (if not done on-line), and enter information and tennis scores into Tennis Link. Anticipated teams as follows: 10 & Under Beginner, 12 & Under Beginner, 14 & Under Intermediate, 18 & Under Intermediate.

 

A Parent Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at the Everett Recreation Center (318 S. Everett High Road, Maryville) from 4 - 5:30 pm.  It will be a short drop-in meeting, so just arrive when you can during that time to turn in forms and get information from Coach D.

Registration Deadline:

Friday, May 4  Deadline is a must to meet regulations!

League Play Dates:

June & July

Cost

$125.00*   10% Discount for additional siblings. *Does not include camp practice time costs See Tennis Camp in Summer Day Camps section for more information.

Instructor

Marty Durand

Location:

Sandy Springs Park Tennis Courts

REGISTER ONLINE

TENNIS CAMPS

For Interclub or Intermediate Level Players

These weekly camps are designed to improve the level of play for experienced tennis players.  Those who have signed up for Interclub should choose the sessions that are best for them and pay accordingly.  The camps are also available to those who are not in Interclub but want to continue to improve their game.

Dates:         (Bonus day/Rain day on Fridays)

Session 1: May 29 – June 1 (Tues-Fri)

Session 2: June 4-7 (Mon-Thurs)

Session 3: June 11-14 (Mon-Thurs)

Session 4: June 18-21 (Mon-Thurs)

Session 5: June 25-28 (Mon-Thurs)

Session 6: July 9-12 (Mon-Thurs)

Session 7: July 16-19 (Mon-Thurs)

Times & Costs:

Ages 10 & Under

Ages 11-14

Ages 15-18

 8:00-9:00 AM      $50.00/week or $200 all 7 weeks

 9:00-10:30 AM     $70.00/week or $300 all 7 weeks

10:30 AM - Noon   $70.00/week or $300 all 7 weeks

10% Discount for additional siblings.

Registration Deadline: Payment must be received at Parks & Rec. or on-line at least one business day before each camp session begins.  No payments accepted at courts.

Location

Sandy Springs Park Tennis Courts

Instructor

Marty Durand, Janie Beswick- Session 2

YOUTH T-BALL, BASEBALL, & SOFTBALL

Parks & Rec. does not offer t-ball, baseball, or softball for youth, these sports are offered through area little leagues. Contacts and phone numbers for these organizations are listed below. Please watch for advertisements regarding registration in the Sports Section of The Daily Times.

 

  • Alcoa Youth Baseball for Ages 4-12 and Girls' Softball for Ages 5-8:  For more information, contact Dyran Bledsoe at 806-7091  or visit their website.
  • Eagleton Baseball and Softball for Boys and Girls Ages 4-18. For more information, visit their website or email questions to  smokymtnfields@gmail.com.
  • Maryville Little League for Boys and Girls Ages 4-16.  For more information, visit their website.
  • Outward Baseball and Softball for Boys and Girls Ages 4-13. Click here for more information or call 982-4960 (day) or 984-9712 (evening).

 

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 15 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), 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!

The Parks and Recreation Commission does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information or disabling condition in employment opportunities or in the provision of parks and recreation services.