Active Start Programs

Worcester County Recreation and Parks Department is once again launching its popular sport programs for your children to enjoy during the fall season. Active Start Youth Sport Development Programs are for children of all skill levels. These sport-specific programs prepare children for organized sports in a fun, non-threatening environment by teaching the fundamentals of play while encouraging an appreciation for being physically fit and healthy.

Active Start Volleyball will take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) on Wednesdays, September 15 through November 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for grades fourth to sixth or 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for grades sixth to eighth. Participants will teach players to love and play the sport of volleyball.

Active Start Disc Golf, is NEW this year. Will allow your child in second to eighth grade to grow and develop their disc golf skills in a fun environment. Participants will play in scrimmage games. The program will be held at WCRC, Mondays, September 13 through November 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information on either volleyball or disc golf, contract Trudy Gebhardt at 410-632-2144 x2514 or tgebhardt@marylandscoast.org.

            Active Start Dodgeball will be held at Pocomoke Middle School on Fridays, October 1 through November 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $10 per child. Participants in grades fourth through eighth will get to play various dodgeball games and perfect their skills of dodging, ducking and diving.

            Active Start Basketball will teach players how to dribble, pass, shoot and more. The program will be held at WCRC on Saturdays from September 11 to November 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Players in grades first through eighth are welcome to register. For more information on either dodgeball or basketball, contact Myro Small at 410-632-2144 x2512 or msmall@marylandscoast.org.

            Active Start Archery Tag, is also NEW this year. The program is open to grades fourth through eighth. Archery Tag is a combination of archery and laser tag. Participants will be taught how to shoot specialized bows and arrows. Don’t miss out on this upcoming sport. The program will meet at John Walter Smith Park on Mondays, September 13 through November 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

            Active Start Baseball will cover all aspects of the game. Participants in grades second through eighth will learn skills and play scrimmage games. The program will meet at John Walter Smith Park on Fridays, September 17 through November 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information on either archery tag or baseball, contact Hunter Nelson at 410-632-2144 x2506 or hnelson@marylandscoast.org.   

            Active Start Tennis will be held at Showell Park on Wednesdays, September 15 to November 3 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This program is open to students in grades kindergarten through fourth. Players will learn how to serve, keep score and play fun games to perfect their skills. For more information on tennis, contact Kelly Buchanan at 410-632-2144 x2503 or kbuchanan@marylandscoast.org.

            Active Start Lacrosse will be a fun introduction to the sport of lacrosse. Players will learn how to shoot, pass, and play the game. The program will meet at Northern Worcester Athletic Complex on Thursdays, September 23 through November 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Derek Jarmon at 410-632-2144 x2509 or djarmon@marylandscoast.org.

Transportation for all active start programs will be available from the school to designated park. The price per child is $35 and $30 for each additional child. Financial aid is available to those who show a demonstrated need. Proof of eligibility is required.

            To register online for any youth programs and view a full calendar of events, visit www.playmarylandscoast.org.

 

 

Date: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 11:45am