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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
    • Spring 2021 Session Dates:
    • April 14 – May 19

    Register Here

    Start Smart Soccer

    Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program that teaches children the fundamental skills of soccer to prepare them for competitive play. 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 / 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
    • Spring 2021 Session Dates:
    • March 23 – April 27

    Register Here

    Neal Recreation Center Programs

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



    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.


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

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    After School Program  Spring 2021

    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 Boys & Girls Club Basketball League and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  For ages K – 4.

    • Days / Times:
      January 8 – May 28, 2021   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:
      Monthly: $20


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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, June 1 – Aug. 6
        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: $100 per week for one child, $90 per week for each additional child

    Additional field trip fee will apply for all children attending weeks with a scheduled field trip,

    WEEK 1 June 1 – June 4 Soundtrack to Summer
    WEEK 2 June 7 – June 11 Mad Scientists
    WEEK 3 June 14 – June 18 Yeehaw Partner
    WEEK 4 June 21 – June 25 Jumpin’ through Summer
    WEEK 5 June 28 – July 2 Wacky Wildlife
    WEEK 6 July 5 – July 9 Party in the USA
    WEEK 7 July 12 – July 16 Mystery Week
    WEEK 8 July 19 – July 23 Hawaiian Luau
    WEEK 9 July 26 – July 30 Out of this World
    WEEK 10 Aug. 2 – Aug. 6 HERO Olympics

    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.

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    Summer Parks Program

    Want a fun and safe way to spend your summer? The 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. *Lunch will be provided from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. to all participants*

    • Age Requirements:
      5-12 years old
    • Locations:
      Bonham Park, Sue Haswell Park, Tanglewood Park, and Villa West Park
    • Days / Dates / Times:
      Monday – Friday / June 7 – July 16 / 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Fees:
    • Registration:
      Register onsite during the program.
    • Contact: Thomas Sanders : 979.209.5512

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    Neal Recreation Center Summer Camp

    Daily activities include sports, educational programs, games, arts and crafts and field trips. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Bryan ISD Summer Feeding Program.

    • Age Requirements:
      5-12 years old
    • Location:
      Neal Recreation Center
    • Dates:
      Session 1: June 1 – July 2 / Session 2: July 5 – Aug. 6
    • Days / Times:
      Monday – Friday / 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Fees:
      $40 Resident / $48 Non-Resident

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

    • Contact: Thomas Sanders : 979.209.5512
    • Registration now available 

    Register Here

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

    Youth Sports Leagues and Clubs

    Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club Hurdles

    Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club

    The Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club is a program for those interested in track and field and distance running. Athletes will learn proper techniques and improve speed, agility and endurance. This program is designed for all levels of experience.

    • Age Requirements: 5-18 years old
    • Fees: $35
    • Location: Merrill Green Stadium at Bryan High School
    • Times: Ages 12 and under: 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. | Ages: 13-18: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Session Dates: June 7 – July 10 (All Athletes) | July 19 – August 1 (Athletes who qualify for TAAF Games of Texas)
    • For More Information: L.R. Heffernan : (979) 209-5515
    • Registration Deadline: July 7

    Register Here


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

    (Click here for league boundaries map)





    USA Swim Teams


    American Red Cross Babysitter’s 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.

    • Age: Ages 11-15
    • Date: Session 2: May 8; Session 3: May 15
    • Time: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Where: Neal Recreation Center
    • Cost: $40
    • Contact: Thomas Sanders : 979.209.5512

    Register Here