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Youth Programs

Start Smart (Pee Wee) Sports

Call 209-5528 for more information on the Start Smart Sports programs and registrations. Times are subject to change due to the number of participants.

baseball sitting in grass

Start Smart Baseball

Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 3-5 years old. The program prepares children for organized tee ball, baseball and softball in a fun non-threatening environment. Start Smart Baseball prepares children and their parents for organized baseball and softball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® and Hasbro® is used in teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility.

Spring 2018 Session:

Wednesdays: April 11 – May 16

  • Times: 6:30 P.M.
  • Cost: Resident: $35; Non-resident: $45
  • Location: Bryan Regional Athletic Complex
  • Parent’s Manual: Download Here
  • Registration: Register Online Here

Bryan Thunderbolts Hurdles

Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club

Bryan Track and Field Club logo This program is for youth 6-18 years of age.  This program is for all levels of experience with track and field events and distance running.  Athletes with all levels of experience with track and field events and distance running. Athletes will learn proper techniques and improve speed, agility, strength and endurance.

Bad Weather Contact Information

The Bryan Thunderbolts will make a decision regarding the cancellation of a practice or meet no later than 30 minutes before the practice or meet. In the event of bad or threatening weather, you can receive information about practice or meet cancellations the following ways:

Option A:
Call the Bryan Parks and Recreation rain cancellation number at (979) 209-5204.

Option B:
The Bryan Thunderbolts will send out a message via text message through Remind.com. To sign up for these messages, text the message @brynthblts to the number 81010 . To receive the same messages via e-mail instead of as a text, you can send a blank e-mail to brynthblts@mail.remind.com .

*To unsubscribe to text messages, reply with the message
unsubscribe @brynthblts‘ .

*To unsubscribe to e-mail messages, reply with ‘unsubscribe‘ in the subject line of the e-mail.

Program Dates: June 11 – July 7 all athletes; July 9 – July 29 for athletes that qualify for TAAF Games of Texas

Program Fee: $35

Practice days, dates and times:

  • June 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26; July 2, 3
  • 5:45pm – 7:15pm 8U, 10U & 12U
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm 14U, 16U & 18U

Additional practice days, dates and times (for those who qualify for TAAF Games of Texas):

  • July 9, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24
  • 5:45pm – 7:15pm 8U, 10U & 12U
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm 14U, 16U & 18U

Practice location: Merrill Green Stadium at Bryan High School

What to bring: Water bottle, tennis shoes, spikes(not required)

Uniform: A t-shirt will be provided for all registered participants.

Coaches: (Jane Long Middle School Track Coaches)

  • Nancy Kindig-Malone
    nancy.kindig-malone@bryanisd.org
  • Samuel Pittman II
    samuel.pittman@bryanisd.org
  • Area Coaches
  • Texas A&M Track athletes

 Meet Schedule:

  • Thursday, June 14     Thunderbolts, Bryan, TX
  • Thursday, June 21     Thunderbolts, Bryan, TX
  • Thursday, June 28     Thunderbolts, Bryan, TX
  • July 6-7                        TAAF Region 5, Waco, TX
  • July 26-29                   TAAF Games of Texas, College Station, TX

Registration Information

Click here to register for the Thunderbolts

In-Person or By Telephone

  • Bryan Parks and Recreation | 1309 E. Martin Luther King | 979-209-5528
  • Bryan Aquatic Center | 3101 Oakridge Drive | 979-209-5222
  • Neal Recreation Center | 600 N. Randolph | 979-209-5210

Middle School Sports Academy

By joining the Bryan Parks and Recreation Middle School Sports Academy, you are taking a huge step towards your future in athletics. This Academy will offer you one-on-one coaching with some of the most experienced coaches in the Brazos Valley.

Each day, camp will be split into 2 gyms by skill level. Learn what it takes to become a champion with team exercises, character development, specific position work, and conditioning. With this Academy we aim to provide a club-level experience without the hassle of traveling all over the state.

Do you play Volleyball or Basketball? Want to be a starter? It starts here in this Academy!

Volleyball

Ages: Incoming 7th and 8th grade girls

Dates and time: June 11 – July 19
(Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Location: Stephen F. Austin Middle School Gymnasiums
800 S. Coulter Dr., Bryan, TX 77803

Cost: $125

Register Online: Click Here to Register
Register in Person: Download Registration Form
Parks and Recreation Office
1309 E. Martin Luther King
(979)209-5528

Bryan Aquatic Center
3101 Oakridge Drive
(979) 209-5222

Neal Recreation Center
600 N. Randolph
(979) 209-5210

Basketball

Ages: Incoming 7th and 8th grade girls

Dates and time: June 11 – July 19
(Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Location: Stephen F. Austin Middle School Gymnasiums
800 S. Coulter Dr., Bryan, TX 77803

Cost: $125

Register Online: Click Here to Register
Register in Person: Download Registration Form
Parks and Recreation Office
1309 E. Martin Luther King
(979)209-5528

Bryan Aquatic Center
3101 Oakridge Drive
(979) 209-5222

Neal Recreation Center
600 N. Randolph
(979) 209-5210

*Academy classes will be limited to 30 participants in each sport.
**Academy will take the week of July 4th off.
***Save $25 when you sign up for both sports.

 Youth Basketball Clinic

This clinic is for youth ages 8-12.  The 3 day clinic is designed for the young basketball player.  The fundamentals of basketball, shooting, dribbling, passing and defense will be covered.  The philosophy of athletics as an educational tool will also be discussed.  The clinic will also include scrimmages, competitive skill games and awards.

Registration: May 1 – June 11

Registration location: Neal Recreation Center

Program dates and time: June 12 – 14, 9:30 am – 12 pm

Program fee: $20 or current NRC Summer Membership

Neal Recreation Center

Neal Recreation Center 
600 N. Randolph, Bryan, Texas 77803
Phone: (979) 209-5210

Facilities

Gymnasium:  The gym is designed for multi-use programming and is equipped with a curtain, which allows it to divide in half. The meeting rooms and gymnasium are available for rental.

Fitness Room: A state-of-the-art Fitness Room, with Cybex exercise equipment, is open to patrons 16 years and older throughout the day.

Teen Room: The Teen Room is available to individuals 13 years and up, featuring two foosball tables and two pool tables.

Classrooms: The Classrooms include an arts and crafts room, multi-media room, and multi-purpose room.

kids playing outside of neal recreation center

NRC Summer Membership Program

Daily activities include sports, educational programs, games, arts and crafts, and field trips.  Breakfast and lunch are provided by Bryan ISD Summer Food Service Program.

  • Registration: March 1 – Aug. 10
  • Registration Form: Click Here
  • Session 1: Monday – Friday, May 29 – June 29 : 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Session 2: Monday – Friday, July 9 – Aug. 10 : 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Ages: Ages 5-14
  • Fees (Per Membership Session): $30 for one child; $25 for each additional child in family

*Not a state licensed Child Care program

After School Program 2017-2018

  • When: Monday – Friday, Aug. 21 – May 24: 3:00 – 6 p.m.
  • Ages: 5 to 12 years
  • Fees:
  • Daily: Resident: $2 / Non-resident: $6
  • School Year Individual: Resident: $55 / Non-Resident: $66
  • School Year Family (up to 2): Resident: $82 / Non-Resident: $98
  • Additional Member: Resident: $20 / Non-Resident: $24

Boys and Girls of the Brazos Valley Athletics

The NRC sponsors teams to participate in Boys and Girls Club Leagues. The league participated in is basketball. Participants must be NRC members. Call 209-5210 for more information.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts meet at the Neal Recreation Center during the summer months only. The scouts participate in leadership activities, arts and crafts, games, camping, and field trips. Call 209-5210 for more information.

America Reads and Math Program

The Neal Recreation Center is host to the America Reads and Math Program that begins in September. This Program was developed to enhance children’s abilities in reading and math skills.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Texas A&M student mentors work with children on school work, lead games and activities and serve as positive role models for the children at the Neal Recreation Center.

Camps

5 reasons to go to Camp in Bryan

NRC Spring Break Camp 2018

Daily activities include games, arts and crafts, and themed activities.
Each child must bring a sack lunch.

  • When: Monday – Friday, March 12-16: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Ages: 5 – 12 or K-6th grade
  • Daily Fee: Resident: $5 / Non-Resident: $7

NRC Summer Membership Program

Daily activities include sports, educational programs, games, arts and crafts, and field trips.  Breakfast and lunch are provided by Bryan ISD Summer Food Service Program.

  • Registration: March 1 – Aug. 10
  • Registration Form: Click Here
  • Session 1: Monday – Friday, May 29 – June 29 : 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Session 2: Monday – Friday, July 9 – Aug. 10 : 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Ages: Ages 5-14
  • Fees (Per Membership Session): $30 for one child; $25 for each additional child in family

*Not a state licensed Child Care program

Camp H.E.R.O. 2018

This camp promotes health and self esteem, while keeping the children active through exciting games, field trips and swim days. A new theme will lay out the activities each week, as your child learns skills such as first-aid, leadership and fitness. Each child will have the opportunity to earn up to 12 badges by mastering certain skills and attitudes throughout the summer. With the help of our experienced staff Camp H.E.R.O. will show your child how to be a hero now.

Ages: 5 – 12

May 29 – August 10, 2018 – Camp H.E.R.O. (Day-Camp)

  • May 29 – June 1: Kickin’ Off Summer
  • June 4 – 8: Moovin’ & Groovin’
  • June 11 – 15: Decades of Fun
  • June 18 – 22: Camp HERO is Incredible
  • June 25 – 29: WILD about Camp HERO
  • July 2 – 6: Stars & Stripes
  • July 9 – 13: S’More Fun!
  • July 16 – 20: Surfin’ USA
  • July 23 – 27: Spooky Summer
  • July 30 – Aug. 3: Adventureland
  • Aug. 6 – 10: HERO Games 2018
  • Time: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Cost: $100/ week for the first child and $90/week for each additional child or $25/day per child.
  • Registration fee: $20 for one child or $30 for the family
  • Registration Dates: March 1 – August 10, 2018
  • Register Online: Click Here
  • Field Trip and Theme Schedule: Click here
  • Parent Handbook: Click here
  • Location: Bowen Elementary School

* Registration will take place at the Bryan Parks and Recreation office, Monday thru Friday from 8AM-5PM, online at parks.bryantx.gov or on site during camp.

*Not a state licensed Child Care program

Summer Parks Program 2018

Want a fun and safe way to spend your summer? Summer Parks Program offers a place for your child to come play, meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors. From exciting field trip and swim days, to kickball tournaments and arts and crafts, you child will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of fun outdoor activities.

Ages: 5 – 12

June 4 – July 13, 2018 – Summer Parks Program

  • Time: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Lunch: Lunch will be provided.
  • Park Locations: Bonham, Haswell, Henderson, Tanglewood and Villa West
  • Registration Form: Click Here
  • Rules and Standards of Care: Click here
  • Parent Agreement: Click here

* Registration will take place on the first day of camp at the park of your choice. If your child is a walker please send a completed registration form with your child.

*Not a state licensed Child Care program

Bricks 4 Kidz

bricks for kids lego building sessions logo

Are you ready to get LEGO!!! Our Bricks for Kidz events are just for you. Each session has a maximum number of spaces available, so sign up before they’re all gone!

*All Bricks 4 Kidz events will be held at Travis B. Bryan Municipal Park.

Bricks 4 Kidz – Miners and Crafters

Everybody loves mining and crafting and creating in Minecraft. This fun camp takes a whole lot of LEGO® Bricks, a background in STEM, children’s natural creativity, and some inspiration from the popular game to build on a whole week of learning fun — the Bricks 4 Kidz way! From Steve, swords and TNT to Pigs and Creepers, we’ll build a Mining and Crafting World! Have you hugged a Creeper today? Campers need to bring a snack and drink.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $100
  • Dates: June 4-8
  • Times: 1-5 p.m.
  • Register Here

Bricks 4 Kidz – Girls Club

Grab your friends and come hang out with us for a week of crafting and creating with LEGO® bricks. We will build and explore the many different Princess and heroine worlds such as Frozen and Moana! This week is all about girls! Campers need to bring a snack and drink.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $100
  • Dates: June 11-15
  • Times: 8-12 a.m.
  • Register Here

Bricks 4 Kidz – Super Heroes and Villains

Every great story needs a Super Hero and every Super Hero has to start his or her career somewhere. In our Academy, “Super Heroes in training” will learn about the world of heroes and villains, build LEGO® models representing their favorite characters such as The Incredibles, Wonder Woman, Iron Man and Captain America! Campers need to bring a snack and drink.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $100
  • Dates: June 18-22
  • Times: 1-5 p.m.
  • Register Here

Bricks 4 Kidz – Jedi Brick Academy

Whether it’s rogue spaceships, droids with an attitude, or strange looking aliens you’re into, we’ll have lots to build in a Jedi Brick Academy with this LEGO-filled Rogue Adventure. Inspired by your favorite scenes from Star Wars movies, we’ll learn about real science behind the fiction, develop our master-builder (and master Jedi) skills, make new friends, and, of course, try to save the galaxy! Campers need to bring a snack and drink.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $100
  • Dates: July 9-13
  • Times: 1-5 p.m.
  • Register Here

Bricks 4 Kidz – Simple Bots and Robotics

Making it move is the name of the game at this exciting camp! Design and build your own creations in this class aimed at controlling your motorized contraptions! We will use remote controls and Drag and Drop Coding to make your creations do tasks on its own! Campers need to bring a snack and drink.

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Cost: $120
  • Dates: July 16-20
  • Times: 8-12 a.m.
  • Register Here

Bricks 4 Kidz – Brick City Engineers

Let’s build a CITY! What would a city be without the architects and engineers who come up with the ideas, plans and building skills to make it all come together? Campers will put their engineering and architecture skills to work as they build city themed models using LEGO® Bricks. The sky’s the limit when campers are challenged to use their own ideas and skills to build – brick by brick! Campers need to bring a snack and drink.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $100
  • Dates: July 23-27
  • Times: 1-5 p.m.
  • Register Here

Bricks 4 Kidz – Pokemania

Get ready for an adventure in the world of Pokémon®! Capture wild Pokémon® creatures and train them for battle. Tap into your inner engineer as we build Dratini, Pikachu, Poké Balls, and more. Do you have what it takes to become a Pokémon® Master? Campers need to bring a snack and drink.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $100
  • Dates: July 30-Aug. 3
  • Times: 1-5 p.m.
  • Register Here

Bricks 4 Kidz – Brickapalooza

In our Brickapalooza camp, we have taken our favorite Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO models and themes from all summer and combined them into our week of camp. This fun camp takes a whole lot of LEGO Bricks, a background in STEM, children’s natural creativity to build on a week of learning fun! This will be a week packed with creativity, learning, fun and a great way to try out themes for later in the summer. Campers need to bring a snack and drink.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $100
  • Dates: Aug. 6-10
  • Times: 1-5 p.m.
  • Register Here

Youth Sports Leagues and Clubs

Baseball/Softball

Not sure which league is yours? Search by the player’s home or school address at littleleague.org.

(Click here for league boundaries map)

Football

Soccer

Basketball

Archery

USA Swim Teams

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