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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

 

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

Session: Mondays, January 27 – March 2, 2020  (Inclement Weather Date: March 9)

Session: Mondays, March 23 – April 27, 2020

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Time

5:00-5:45 PM

Cost

$90.00 for 6-week session

Instructor

Carl Gifford

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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 student. 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

Session: Mondays, January 27 – March 2, 2020  (Inclement Weather Date: March 9)

Session: Mondays, March 23 – April 27, 2020

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Time

4:00-4:45 PM

Cost

$90.00 for 6-week session

Instructor

Carl Gifford

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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

Session: Mondays, January 27 – March 2, 2020  (Inclement Weather Date: March 9)

Session: Mondays, March 23 – April 27, 2020

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Times

10:00-10:30 AM or

  3:00-3:30 PM

Cost

$80.00 for 6-week session

Instructor

Carl Gifford

BALLET CLASSES (For Experienced Beginners Ages 4-6)

Tuesdays, November 12 – December 3, 2019

Everett Recreation Center

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 necessary.

Dates

Location

Time

5:45-6:15 PM

Cost

$40.00 for 4-week session

Samantha Bell has over 10 years of dance experience & specializes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, & acro.

Instructor

BALLET/JAZZ DANCE CLASSES (Ages 6-13)

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 necessary.

Dates

For Ages 6-9

Thursdays, September 26 – November 7, 2019 (no class on Oct. 31)

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Time

6:00–6:40 PM

Cost

$85.00

Instructor

Jillian Paciello has over 30 years of dance experience, having studied all forms of dance in addition to experience in musical theatre, cheerleading, character performing & figure skating.

Dates

For Ages 10-13 Intermediate/Advanced Students

Session 1: Tuesdays, January 28 – March 10, 2020

Session 2: Tuesdays, March 24 – May 5, 2020

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Time

6:15–7:15 PM

Cost

$75.00 for 7-week session

Instructor

Samantha Bell has over 10 years of dance experience & specializes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, & acro.

Dates

For Ages 10-13 Intermediate/Advanced Students

Thursdays, September 26 – November 7 (no class on Oct. 31)

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Time

6:45–7:25 PM

Cost

$85.00

Instructor

Jillian Paciello has over 30 years of dance experience, having studied all forms of dance in addition to experience in musical theatre, cheerleading, character performing & figure skating.

GOLF LESSONS FOR BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS (Ages 5-15)

Come learn how to start with the basics (or improve upon) chipping, putting, and your long and short game.  Instructor, Alexander Feliciano, has over 10 years experience in the golf business and is currently in the PGA PGM program.  This program is designed for beginner to beginner-intermediate players.

Dates

Wednesdays, August 21 – September 25, 2019 (No class Sept. 4 & 11) Note revised dates!  Rain date:  Fri., Sept. 13

Location

Egwani Golf Course, 3920 S. Singleton Station Road, Rockford, TN 37853

Times

 5:30-6:30 PM (Aug/Sept)

Cost

$70.00 for 4 lessons or $20.00/lesson

Equipment

Bring appropriate size golf clubs for youth or notify us if you need to borrow clubs from the instructor for the lesson.

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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, November 13 – December 11, 2019 (No class Nov. 27)

Location

Everett Recreation Center

Time

5:00-6:00 PM

Cost

$45.00 per 4-week session

Instructor

Learnin’ the Ropes Staff

Attire

Athletic clothing and tennis shoes

KARATE

Parks & Rec has partnered with Maryville Isshin-Ryu Karate School to offer the following classes to both youth and adults. MIKS was established in 1967, and is the oldest martial arts school in Blount County. It is accredited by the International Isshin-Ryu Karate Association. There are no contracts or hidden fees. Participants will learn effective self-defense, street fighting techniques, traditional kata, and much more.  Benefits include great workouts, stress management techniques, increased concentration, boosted confidence, flexibility, balance, discipline and respect. For more information, visit the school’s website at maryvilleisshinryu.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

For more information, call 865-980-8109 or email Scott DeWaard at sdewaard@bellsouth.net

Instructors

Bruce Guillaume, Mike Lewis, Pete Simmons, Scott DeWaard, Bill McCarter

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

For more information, call 865-980-8109 or email Mike Lewis at mlewis@renasant.com or Pete Simmons at pete.simmons@charter.net

Instructors

Bruce Guillaume, Mike Lewis, Angie Higginbotham, Shane Lenoir, Bill McCarter, Pete Simmons, Adam Tilley, Scott DeWaard, Adam Budnar

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

Session 1: Tuesdays, February 4-25, 2020

Session 2: Tuesdays, April 7-28, 2020

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

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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, March 3-31, 2020 (No class March 17)

Location

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

Time

4:00-5:00 PM

Cost

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

Instructor

Leanne Moe

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INTRODUCTION TO METAL DETECTING

(Ages 8 & up)

Interested in exploring the world around you for hidden treasures? In this class, participants will learn about the hobby of metal detecting including how to properly use equipment, techniques to help you become a successful detectorist, the proper and respectful way to dig and recover targets, geological clues and areas to concentrate on to maximize finds, how to research areas with historical significance, and state metal detecting laws.

Dates

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Location

Springbrook Park, 1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701

Time

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Cost

$40.00

Ed Huffman

Instructor

TENNIS INSTRUCTION (Ages 5-16)

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.  *Class space is limited!

 

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 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 2020  (Rain Date: April 23)

Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 28, 30, May 5, 7, 12, 2020  (Rain Date: May 14)

Session 3: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 2020  (Rain Date: June 25)

Location

Caroline Haynes Tennis Courts at John Sevier

Times for April & May

 

Times for

June

  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

$65.00 per 5-hour session ($3 Discount for additional siblings)

Instructor

LuAnne Zelasko

Classes at Sandy Springs Park

Dates

Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 24, 26, 31, April 2, 2020  (Rain Date: April 7)

Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 14, 16, 21, 23, 2020  (Rain Date: April 28)

Session 3: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 5, 7, 12, 14, 2020  (Rain Date: May 19)

Location

Jack Murphy Tennis Courts at Sandy Springs Park

Time

4:00-5:30 PM  Ages 5-16 (will split into groups by experience)

Cost

$75.00 per 6-hour session ($3 Discount for additional siblings)

Instructor

Marty Durand

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SUMMER JUNIOR INTERCLUB TENNIS PROGRAM

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: 12 & Under Beginner, 14 & Under Intermediate, 18 & Under Intermediate.

Dates

League Play Dates:  June & July, 2020

Registration Deadline: May 8  Deadline is a must to meet regulations!

Location

Jack Murphy Tennis Courts at Sandy Springs Park

Cost

$175.00*

*Does not include cost of practice time clinics – See below.

Instructor

Marty Durand

Team Matches

12 & Under Beginner: To be announced.

14 & Under intermediate: To be announced.

18 & Under Intermediate:  To be announced.

14 & Under and 18 & Under State Tournament Team: To be announced.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

INTERCLUB MATCH SCHEDULE

SUMMER CLINICS

For Interclub or Intermediate Level Players

 

These weekly clinics are designed to improve the level of play for experienced tennis players.  Those in interclub or those who just want to improve their game are welcome to sign-up.

(Bonus day/Rain day on Fridays)

Dates

To be announced.

Times & Costs

To be announced.

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

Jack Murphy Tennis Courts at Sandy Springs Park

Instructor

Marty Durand

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.

 

 

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 12 through late August. Otherwise, fields are first come, first served unless being used by Parks & Rec programs such as football and soccer.
  • Teams should call 865-983-9244 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, two at Pearson Springs Park (available week-ends only) for Ages 12 & under, and two at Amerine Park.
  • 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.