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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 2018 Session Dates:
      Aug. 22 – Sept. 26
    • Spring 2019 Session Dates:
      April 3 – May 8
    • Registration:
      Register Online Here

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    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:
      Wednesdays / 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
    • Fall 2018 Session Dates:
      Nov. 7 – Dec. 12
    • Winter 2019 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 2018 Session Dates:
      Sept. 18 – Oct. 23 (Tuesdays)
      Sept. 20 – Oct. 25 (Thursdays)
    • Spring 2019 Session Dates:
      March 12 – April 16 (Tuesdays)
      March 14 – April 18 (Thursdays)
    • Registration:
      Register Online Here

    Start Smart Golf

    Start Smart golf teaches children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized golf while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children skills 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:
      Bryan Regional Athletic Complex
    • Days / Times:
      Wednesdays / 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
    • Fall 2018 Session Dates:
      Sept. 19 – Oct. 24
    • 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 2019 Session Dates:
      April 3 – May 8
    • 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 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.

    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.

    Teen Room

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

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    Programs

    After School Program 2018-2019

    Neal Recreation Center staff provide supervised activities for children in grades K-5th 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.

    Boys and Girls Club of the Brazos Valley

    The NRC sponsors teams to participate in Boys and Girls Club Leagues. The league participated in is basketball. Participants must be NRC members. Call (979) 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 (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.

    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.

    Fall Carnival

    Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun and games! Activities include, face painting, costume and dance contest, ring toss and much more. Admission is free. This event is for all children under the age of 10.

    • Age Requirements:
      10 years old and under
    • Date / Time:
      Thursday, October 25 / 6:00 PM – 8 PM
    • Cost:
      Free

    Breakfast with Santa

    Pictures with Santa, breakfast and Christmas –themed games and crafts. A gift will be given to the children who attend the NRC after school program.

    • Dates / Times:
      Saturday, Dec. 15 / 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • Cost:
      Free

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    Camps

    Thanksgiving Break Camp

    This camp is designed to give the kids some fun during Thanksgiving Break. Activities in organized games, arts & crafts and field trips to the movies and much more.

    • Age Requirements:
      6-14 years old
    • Location:
      Neal Recreation Center
    • Dates / Times:
      Nov. 19-21 / 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    • Fees:
      Residents: $5 daily / Non-Residents: $7 daily

    Winter Break Camp

    Daily holiday themed crafts, organized and supervised activities, field trips. Each child must provide its own lunch, snacks maybe sold each day

    • Age Requirements:
      6-14 years old
    • Location:
      Neal Recreation Center
    • Dates / Times:
      Jan. 2-4 / 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    • Fees:
      Residents: $5 daily / Non-Residents: $7 daily

    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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