Summer / Fall Programs

            
MAY - OCTOBER 2020 ACTIVITY GUIDE


City of Leesburg Recreation Department

1851 Griffin Road
Leesburg, FL 34748

Phone: (352)728-9885
Fax: (352)326-6625

Email:  recreation.dept@leesburgflorida.gov
Website: www.leesburgflorida.gov/recreation

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

For non-Leesburg city limit residents or Leesburg utility users, a $15 fee will apply.



• START SMART •

Start Smart Move and Play: Ages 2-3
Start Smart Move & Play is an age appropriate introductory fine and gross motor skills program designed to help children develop basic skills they need for school, athletics and arts in a safe and fun environment.  The program will help the children exercise and be active as well as prepare them for more complex tasks they may need in the future.
Location: Cultural Arts Building
Registration: June 29 - July 31
Program Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays,3:00pm-4:00pm (8/4-8/27)
Fee: $30 resident / $45 non-resident

Start Smart Basketball: Ages 3-5
Start Smart Basketball is an introductory basketball program designed to prepare children and parents for organized basketball competition.  The program uses fun, age appropriate equipment to teach basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, & shooting.
Location: Leesburg Recreation Complex (Gym)
Registration:
 August – October
Parent Meeting: Wednesday, October 14 at 6pm
Program Dates: Wednesday, 6pm-7pm (10/21-11/25) for 6 weeks
Fee: $30 resident / $45 non-resident

Start Smart Soccer: Ages 3-5 
Start Smart Soccer is an introductory soccer program designed to prepare children and parents for organized soccer competition.  The program uses fun, age appropriate equipment to teach basic soccer techniques such as kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins, and agility. Leesburg Recreation will offer 2 different sessions held weekly.
Location: Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex
Registration:
 July 27 – September 4
Parent Meeting For Both Classes: September 9 at 6pm
Monday Class Date: Mondays, 6pm-7pm (9/14-10/19) for 6 weeks
Wednesday Class Date: Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm (9/16-10/21) for 6 weeks
Fee: $30 resident / $45 non-resident

Start Smart Football: Ages 3-5
Start Smart Football is an introductory football program designed to prepare children and parents for organized football competition.  The program uses fun, age appropriate equipment to teach basic football techniques such as throwing, catching, kicking, punting, & running.
Location: Susan Street Sports Complex
Registration:
 June 29 - July 24
Parent Meeting: Thursday, July 30 at 6pm
Program Dates: Thursdays, 6pm-7pm (8/6-9/10) for 6 weeks
Fee: $30 resident / $45 non-resident

Start Smart Golf: Ages 5-9
Start Smart Golf is an introductory golf parent participation program for children who have never played golf.  Start Smart Golf teaches parents how to coach their child using fun, age appropriate equipment. This program will cover basic golf techniques such as how to hold the golf club, chipping, and putting.
Location: Leesburg Recreation Complex (Gym)
Registration:
 June 29 – July 24
Parent Meeting: Wednesday, August 5 at 6pm
Program Dates: Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm (8/12-9/16) for 6 weeks
Fee: $30 resident / $45 non-resident

 

• YOUTH SOCCER •
Aging date for Soccer is the participants' age on  October 1.

Registration: August 3 – September 25
Practice: Starts in October.
Location: Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex
Cost: $25 resident / $40 non-resident– Pee Wee; $35 resident / $50 non-resident– Junior, Senior and Super Senior 

Pee Wee soccer: Ages 5-6
This program is designed to teach boys and girls the basics of playing soccer.  Competition is NOT emphasized. Players will learn the basics of passing, shooting, and dribbling. During the games players will play on small-sided 5 player teams to ensure everyone is part of the game. Practices and games will be on Mondays & Wednesdays.

Junior Soccer: Ages 7-9
This league is the next step in our soccer program which boys and girls will begin playing games on a modified field. Teams will be set up with 8 players per team and fields are reduced to keep everyone involved in the game. Players in this league will have a chance to improve upon their skills learned in Pee Wee as well as begin to play the game as a team. There will be a draft for new players. You will receive a call from your coach on practice times. Uniform needed cleats and shin guards. Practices and games will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Senior Soccer: Ages 10-12
Senior soccer is designed to show off all of the skills learned from Junior and Pee Wee. Players will play two 25-minute halves each game.  Teams play on scaled down fields with 9 per side teams. This is still a Recreational league promoting sportsmanship. All skill levels are encouraged to participate and everyone will learn a little more about soccer. There will be a draft for new players. Practices and games will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Super Senior Soccer: Ages 13-15
Super Senior soccer is designed to show off all of the skills learned from Junior and Senior. Players will play two 35-minute halves each game.  Teams play on scaled down fields with   9 per side teams. This is still a Recreational league promoting sportsmanship. All skill levels are encouraged to participate and everyone will learn a little more about soccer. Practices and games will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be a draft for new players.



• YOUTH FOOTBALL •

Pop Warner Football: Ages 5-14
FEES: $100.00 per player (includes t-shirt, shorts)

Pop Warner Cheerleading: Ages 5-14
FEES: $70.00 per cheerleader PLUS $50.00 spirit pack
(includes required competition accessory gear)

NO REFUNDS AFTER AUGUST 1!
Players will need to have their own practice pants, 7 piece pads, and cleats!
Between 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
REGISTRATION: January – July
PRACTICE & GAMES: Practice will begin August 1st (M, T, & TH) & Games will be played on Saturdays (travel will be required for some games)

Flag Football: Ages 5-15
All boys and girls currently ages 5-15 are welcome! You do not need to be a City of Leesburg resident to play in this league!

Divisions: Bitty ages 5-6, Juniors ages 7-9, Hot Shots ages 10-12 and Prep ages 13-15.

When and Where: Drafts will be the first Tuesday in June 4 at 6:00pm at the Susan Street Complex.

Practices & Games: Practices will be held twice a week at the Susan Street Complex (specific days and times will be determined by the number of teams we can fill). Games will begin in June; Bitty and Juniors at 6pm and Hot Shots and Prep at 7pm; either Tues & Thurs.

The Basics: The City of Leesburg NFL Youth Football League will be the ultimate youth flag football league in the area for boys and girls. The program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in thrilling action while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. It is played in a co-ed 5 on 5, non-contact format and all players get involved in the action.

Registration: January – May
Fees: $35 resident / $50 non-resident (fee includes an NFL team affiliated t-shirt.
Teams Sponsor: Register early as a sponsor to improve the likelihood of your NFL team name.


• YOUTH BASKETBALL •

Prep Basketball: Ages 13-17 
C
hild must be at least 13 years old and no older than 17 years, on season start date.
REGISTRATION: January – May
TEAM PLACEMENT: last Wednesday in May at 5:00pm
FEES: $35.00 resident / $50.00 non-resident
PRACTICES: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Leesburg Recreational Complex
GAMES: Start in June at 5:00pm (some games will be played outside)


• INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM •

Dog Obedience Classes
The Leesburg Recreation Department and Sit and Stay LLC have partnered to offer dog obedience classes. We will be offering 3 types of Dog training. Better Manners I - basic training, Basic Manners II – helps reinforce training from Better Manners I and adds some more commands, Advanced Obedience classes. Our next series may include a puppy class if we get enough interest. Dogs must be 6 months of age and have proper shot records. Call for next class.
Location: The Boys Scout Building (610 S 9th Street, Leesburg FL)
Days and Time: Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am
Cost: Beginners - $125 (runs 8 weeks), Advanced - $100 (runs 7 weeks)`

Mobile Art Studio
Get creative and Create ART on every Wednesday during school months, from 3 to 5pm at the Leesburg Recreation Complex (City Gym).

The Leesburg Center for the Arts will lead participants in art related projects. Learn fun facts about famous artists and the how to in art techniques while creating your very own piece of art.

Indoor Pickleball: All Ages
This is your chance to come inside and play   pickleball without the outside elements. 3 indoor courts are set up for open play. Indoor balls and loaner paddles are available. All skill levels are   welcome to participate.
Registration: Anytime
Program Date:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Leesburg Recreation Gymnasium
Fee: $20 for a year pass or $2 per visit


• ADULT PROGRAMS •

Adult Kickball (Coed) – Ages 18+
This exciting program is offered for ages 18 & up. Teams must be pre-formed and a team roster needs to before the season starts. We will take an interest list for players without a team. Roster MUST include at least 3 female players. Minimum 10 players/Maximum 15 players per team. SPACE IS LIMITED so register early.
LOCATION: Sleepy Hollow Complex
REGISTRATION: June 1 – June 26
COST: $200 per team / $20 per player – after 10 players
PROGRAM DATES:  Mondays @ 6:00pm

Adult Soccer (Coed) – Ages 18+
The City off Leesburg offers both small sided and full sided leagues for men and women. All practices and games are on Wednesday evenings.
LOCATION: Sleepy Hollow Complex
REGISTRATION: August 3 – September 25
COST: $30 per player
PROGRAM DATES: Wednesdays @ 6:00pm

Adult Flag Football (Coed) – Ages 16+
City of Leesburg Recreation is offering Men’s Leagues on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The first 10 Teams to register and pay the full registration fee will play on our league. Games will begin in June. Mandatory coaches meeting on June 2 @ 7:00pm.
LOCATION: Susan Street Complex
REGISTRATION: May 1 – May 31
COST: $250 per team
PROGRAM DATES: Wednesdays @ 6:00pm


• SPECIAL EVENTS •

3rd Annual Leesburg Recreation Scholarship Golf Tournament
The Leesburg Recreation Scholarship golf tournament raises money to support the Leesburg Recreation Department scholarship program. The City of Leesburg Parks & Recreation Department strives to make our programs affordable for everyone. The LRD scholarship program has allowed many to enjoy programs that may not otherwise be able to. Lunch, golf, golf carts, range balls and light snacks at the conclusion of the 18 holes are included. Sponsorships are available at $100 per hole or a package that includes a hole sponsor and a foursome for $300. Come out and enjoy a day on the links while supporting the youth of Leesburg.
What: 18-hole 4-person teams golf scramble
When: Friday, October 9
Where: Continental Country Club
Time: 1:00pm shotgun start
Cost: $65 per player

Light up VG & Boat Parade
A dazzling holiday display of lights awaits you at Venetian Gardens. Presented by the City of Leesburg and Leesburg Boat Club, holiday music, Food trucks, and free hay rides will begin at 5:00pm; followed at 5:30pm with musical performances, 6:00pm the lighting ceremony and the boat parade follows at 6:15pm. For details on the light ceremony contact the city at 352-728-9885 and to enter the boat parade contact Fred O’Brien at 352-326-8274.