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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.

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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.

About the Sessions

  • Age Requirements:
    3-5 years old
  • Fees:
    Resident: $35 / Non-Resident: $45
  • Location:
    Bryan Regional Athletic Complex
  • Days / Times:
    Wednesdays / 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
  • Fall 2019 Session Dates:
    Aug. 28 – Oct. 2
  • Spring 2020 Session Dates:
  • April 8 – May 13
  • Registration:
    Register Online Here

baseball sitting in grass

Start Smart Basketball

Start Smart Basketball teaches children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children skills in dribbling, ball handling, passing, catching, shooting and running without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Parents are encouraged to actively participate with their children.

About the Sessions

  • Age Requirements:
    3-5 years old
  • Fees:
    Resident: $35 / Non-Resident: $45
  • Location:
    Neal Recreation Center
  • Days / Times:
    Mondays / 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
  • Fall 2019 Session Dates:
    Nov. 4 – Dec. 9
  • Winter 2020 Session Dates:
  • Jan. 23 – Feb. 27
  • Registration:
    Register Online Here

Start Smart Soccer

Start Smart Basketball teaches children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children skills in dribbling, ball handling, passing, catching, shooting and running without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Parents are encouraged to actively participate with their children.

About the Sessions

  • Age Requirements:
    3-5 years old
  • Fees:
    Resident: $35 / Non-Resident: $45
  • Location:
    Bryan Regional Athletic Complex
  • Days / Times:
    Tuesdays or Thursdays / 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
  • Fall 2019 Session Dates:
    Sept. 17 – Oct. 22 (Tuesdays)
    Sept. 19 – Oct. 24 (Thursdays)
  • Spring 2020 Session Dates:
  • March 17 – April 21
  • March 19 – April 23
  • Registration:
    Register Online Here

Start Smart Tennis

Start Smart tennis teaches children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized tennis while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children and without the threat of competition or getting hurt. Parents are encouraged to actively participate with their children.

About the Sessions

  • Age Requirements:
    5-7 years old
  • Fees:
    Resident: $35 / Non-Resident: $45
  • Location:
    Tiffany Park
  • Days / Times:
    Wednesdays / 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
  • Spring 2020 Session Dates:
    April 8 – May 13
  • Registration:
    Register Online Here

Neal Recreation Center Programs

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

Facilities

Gymnasium

The gym is designed for athletic programming and is equipped with a curtain, which allows it to divide in half. New game clock and recently installed wood floors.

Classrooms

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

Fitness Room

Equipped with updated cardio machines, weight –training circuit, single –station machines and a complete range of free weights, bench press and dumbbells as well as a pull up machine, leg strengthening machines, TV and Radio.

kids playing outside of neal recreation center

Programs

After School Program 2018-2019

Neal Recreation Center staff provide supervised activities for children in grades Pre-K – 6th grade. Activities include homework help and tutorials through the America Reads and Counts program, arts & crafts, organized games and open gym time. Children are placed in groups according to their grade level: Kindergarten & 1st, 2nd & 3rd, and 4th & 5th.

  • Days / Times:
    Monday – Friday / 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Program Duration:
    The program start the first day of school until school end. No transportation provided to the site.
  • Fees:
    Whole School Year: $55 / Semester: $27.50

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. Call (979) 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. Call (979) 209-5210 for more information.

Youth Basketball League

A fun recreation league, geared to provide kids with skills and playing time

  • Age Groups:
    3rd-4th Grade / 5th-6th Grade / 7th-8th Grade
  • Fees:
    $25 per child
  • Location:
    Neal Recreation Center
  • Days / Times:
    TBA
  • Registration: April 15 – May 3
    Register Online Here

Camps

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Camp HERO

  • Age Requirements:
    5-12 years old
  • Location:
    Sam Houston Elementary: 4501 Canterbury Dr., Bryan 77802
  • Dates / Times:
    Monday – Friday, May 28 – August 9
    Drop off – as early as 7:30 a.m. / Pick-up – required by 6 p.m.
  • Fees:
    Program Registration Fee (one-time fee to reserve your place for the summer): $20: one child / $30: family
    Session Fees: Daily: $25 per child / Weekly: $100 for one child, $90 for each additional child
WEEKSDATESTHEMES

WEEK 1 May 28 – May 31 Kickin’ off Summer
WEEK 2 June 3 – June 7 Get in the Game!
WEEK 3 June 10 – June 14 Superheroes
WEEK 4 June 17 – June 21 Around the World
WEEK 5 June 24 – June 28 Backyard Fun
WEEK 6 July 1 – July 3 Red, White, and Blue
WEEK 7 July 8 – July 12 Space is the Place
WEEK 8 July 15 – July 19 Hawaiian Hullabaloo
WEEK 9 July 22 – July 26 Disney Week
WEEK 10 July 29 – Aug 2 Carnival
WEEK 11 Aug 5 – Aug 9 HERO Games 2019
    • Registration: Register Here
      Or Register In Person: Bryan Parks and Recreation Office, Bryan Aquatic Center,
      Neal Recreation Center, or on-site during camp.

      Note: There are only 300 slots available in this program, so register early.

Neal Recreation Center Spring Break Camp

  • Age Requirements:
    K-6th Grade
  • Location:
    Neal Recreation Center
  • Dates / Times:
    March 11 – March 15
  • Fees:
    Resident: $5 per day / Non-resident: $7 per day

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Summer Parks Program

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 swim days to kickball tournaments and arts and crafts, your child will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of fun outdoor activities.

  • Age Requirements:
    5-12 years old
  • Locations:
    Bonham Park, Haswell Park, Henderson Park, Tanglewood Park, and Villa West Park
  • Dates / Times:
    June 3 – July 12 / 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fees:
    Free
  • Registration:
    Registration on your 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. Lunch provided by the Bryan ISD Summer Lunch Program.
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Neal Recreation Center Summer Session No. 1

A full day of camp, with organized games and supervised field trips. Breakfast and lunch is provided.

  • Age Requirements:
    5-14 years old
  • Location:
    Neal Recreation Center
  • Dates / Times:
    Monday – Friday, May 28 – June 28 / 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Fees:
    $40 individual / $35 for each additional family member

    Note: There are only 200 slots available in this program, so register early.

Neal Recreation Center Summer Session No. 2

A full day of camp, with organized games and supervised field trips. Breakfast and lunch is provided.

  • Age Requirements:
    5-14 years old
  • Location:
    Neal Recreation Center
  • Dates / Times:
    Monday – Friday, July 8 – Aug. 9 / 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Fees:
    $40 individual / $35 for each additional family member

    Note: There are only 200 slots available in this program, so register early.

*These programs and camps are not licensed child-care programs

Bryan ISD Summer Enrichment Program 2019

Bryan ISD is excited to offer students (including those who don’t go to Bryan ISD) the opportunity this summer to participate in enrichment camps June 3 – June 20.


Youth Sports Leagues and Clubs

Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club Hurdles

Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club

The Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club is a youth program for all levels of experience with track and field events and distance running. Athletes will be provided the opportunity to reach his/her full potential by developing speed, agility, strength and endurance.

  • Age Requirements: 6-18 years old
  • Fees: $35
  • Location: Merrill Green Stadium at Bryan High School
  • Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
  • Times: Ages 12 and under: 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. | Ages: 13-18: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | View PDF Calendar
  • Session Dates: June 10 – July 13 (All Athletes) | July 15 – July 28 (Athletes who qualify for Games of Texas)
  • For More Information: Raymond Bradley: (979) 209-5203
  • Registration: Register Online Here

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 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls

Dates and time: June 3 – July 18 (Off week of July 4)
(Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

Location: Stephen F. Austin Middle School Gymnasium
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 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls

Dates and time: June 3 – July 18 (Off week of July 4)
(Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

Location: Stephen F. Austin Middle School Gymnasium
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

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

Wrestling

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