Registration is Open for Youth Active Start Sports with Worcester County Recreation and Parks

Worcester County Recreation and Parks is launching its ever-popular Active Start Youth Sport Development Programs this winter 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 Bowling will take place at Eastern Shore Lanes in Pocomoke City on Thursdays, January 12 to February 16, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The program is open to grades fourth to eighth. Participants will receive two games of bowling, shoe rental, and pizza, drink, and ice cream each day. For more info, contact Tyler Keiser at 410-632-2144 x2505 or

Active Start Track will take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill on Thursdays, January 12 to March 2, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. The program is open to grades third through eighth. Students will learn to sprint, hurdle, long jump, and more through drills and games. For more info, contact Myro Small at 410-632-2144 x2512 or

            Active Start Volleyball will take place at Pocomoke Middle School on Fridays, January 13 to February 24, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The program, which is open to grades fourth through eighth, will help elevate each child’s volleyball skills to the next level and inspire a love for the game. Active Start Volleyball is sponsored by the Worcester County Recreation Boosters and available at the discounted price of $10 per child. For more info, contact Trudy Gebhardt at 410-632-2144 x2514 or

Transportation for all active start programs will be available from the school to the designated facility. The price per child is $35 and $30 for each additional child for either bowling or track. 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