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Youth Programs

Start Smart (Pee Wee) Sports

Start Smart Sports is a six-week instructional program that helps parents work one-on-one with their children while teaching them the fundamentals of the game. The program helps prepare children for organized youth sports by using safe and fun equipment to teach them the basic motor skills needed to compete. For more information about the program, please call 979.209.5528.

baseball sitting in grass

Start Smart Baseball

  • Age Requirements:
    3-5 years old
  • Fees:
    Resident: $35 / Non-Resident: $45
  • Location:
    Travis Fields at Midtown Park
  • Days / Times:
    Tuesdays / 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Fall 2023 Session Dates:
    Sept. 12 – Oct. 17

Register for Baseball

soccer ball in goal

Start Smart Soccer

  • Age Requirements:
    3-5 years old
  • Fees:
    Resident: $35 / Non-Resident: $45
  • Location:
    Bryan Regional Athletic Complex
  • Days / Times:
    Thursdays / 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Fall 2023 Session Dates
    Sept. 14 – Oct. 19

Register for Soccer

Photo of a basketball on the floor of a gym

Start Smart Basketball

  • Age Requirements:
    3-5 years old
  • Fees:
    Resident: $35 / Non-Resident: $45
  • Location:
    Neal Recreation Center Gymnasium
  • Days / Times:
    Wednesdays / 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Fall 2023 Session Dates:
    Oct. 11 – Nov. 15

Register for Basketball

American Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course

Our in-person babysitter class gives you access to the best-in-class instructors who will share the latest information on child care, offer tips, and can answer all of your questions so that you’re ready to start your own babysitting business. With lecture and class activities, these courses are engaging, informative and fun.

  • Ages: 11-15
  • Dates: Oct. 17 – 19 (three classes available)
  • Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • Where: Neal Recreation Center
  • Cost: $60 (includes first aid/CPR certificate)
  • Registration Deadline: Oct. 6
  • Contact: 979-209-5528

Register Here

Although every situation is unique, there are some universal babysitting skills and techniques that every babysitter should have. Our courses were designed with this principle in mind and can help you deliver the care that families need. Just a few of the things our babysitting classes cover include:

  • Basic Care for Infants and Children
  • Basic First Aid
  • Child Behavior
  • Age-Appropriate Activities
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership

Neal Recreation Center Programs

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

Many children climb onto a playground merry-go-round at Neal Recreation Center in Bryan. They kids are spinning so fast that the photo is blurred with their motion.

After-School Program 2023-2024

Affordable after-school program that provides organized games and activities as well as homework assistance led by Neal Recreation Center staff and volunteers. Additional opportunities are available to participate in Girl Scouts and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. For ages 5 – 12.

  • Days / Times:
    Monday – Friday, Aug. 14 – May 17, 2024
    3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Program Duration:
    The program occurs Monday – Friday from the start of school and ends the week before the school year ends. Early release days are included. Student Holidays are not included. *Not a state licensed child care program.
  • Fees:
    One-Time Registration Fee: $20;
    Monthly Fees: $30

Register Here

Exterior photo of the front entrance of Neal Recreation Center at 600 N. Randolph Street in Bryan.

Children swing on a playground swing set at Neal Recreation Center in Bryan.

Youth Sports Leagues and Clubs

Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club Hurdles

Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club

The Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club is for all levels of experience with track and field events and distance running. Athletes will learn the proper techniques of running and individual track and field events, which will improve speed, agility, strength and endurance.

This is a summer only program and the season traditionally starts in June and ends in early August.

  • Age Requirements: 5-18 years old
  • Fees: $45
  • Location: Merrill Green Stadium at Bryan High School
  • Coaches: Samuel Pittman II; area coaches; Texas A&M University Track and Field Athletes
  • Uniforms: T-shirt provided (Additional shirts are available for purchase)
  • What to bring to practice: Water bottle, tennis shoes, and spikes (not required)
  • For More Information: L.R. Heffernan : 979.209.5515


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For information about other youth sports leagues in Bryan, including football, soccer, basketball, archery, swimming and wrestling, please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 979.209.5528.