Worcester County Recreation and Parks kicks off after school youth sports programs this spring

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) is launching its popular after school sports programs for youth this spring. The lineup of programs includes new sports, pickleball, flag football, and fitness and fun.

Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in America, will teach participants the fundamentals of this paddle sport that combines skills from ping pong, tennis, and badminton. This program will meet on Fridays, March 8 to April 12, 2019. For more information, contact Trudy Porch at 410-632-2144, ext. 2520 or tporch@co.worcester.md.us.

Flag football will take place at John Walter Smith Park on Wednesdays, March 20 to April 24, 2019. Participants will combine drills, just like the pros. Exercises will focus on agility, acceleration, and football specific footwork, and, of course, football. For more information, contact Mike Hedlesky at 410-632-2144, ext. 2509 or mhedlesky@co.worcester.md.us

Fitness and fun will take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) on Wednesdays, May 1 to June 5. Participants will be introduced to various aspects of training for aerobics, intervals, resistance, bodyweight calisthenics, fitness, and general athletics movements. Team building and movement games will also be played. The main goal with this program is to promote healthy active lifestyles for sport and non sport kids. For more information, contact Mike Hedlesky at 410-632-2144 x2509 or mhedlesky@co.worcester.md.us

All listed after school sports programs will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on their respective days and are open to students in grades fourth through eighth. Transportation from Snow Hill Middle School to the WCRC will be provided. Parents and guardians will pick up their children from the WCRC. 

The cost for each program is $35 per person and $30 for each additional child. Registrations received after the deadlines will be incur an additional $5 fee. For more information on other offered programs and to register, visit www.worcesterrecandparks.org.  While there, be sure to click the links to follow WCRP on social media.