News-Star: Sports

Parks and Recreation Notes: June 8

Clayton

Contact: 919-553-1551; townofclayton.org

Fall youth athletics

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer co-ed soccer for ages 4-5 and 6-7 (as of July 31) this fall. The season runs from August through October.

Girls softball will also be offered in age groups 8U (coach-pitch), 10U, 12U and 14U (as of Jan. 1, 2017) from August until October.

Volleyball for girls ages 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 (as of Oct. 15) is available with the season running from August through October.

Volleyball and softball teams play throughout Johnston and Wake counties.

Registration is open for Town of Clayton residents and family annual members or on June 20 for open registration. Sign-ups close on July 4 or when the age group is full.

The fee is $25-60.

Tennis Camps

A week-long half-day QuickStart tennis camp for ages 7-10 will be held at the Clayton Community Park from 9 a.m. until noon daily from July 25-29.

A week-long half-day QuickStart tennis camp for ages 11-16 will be held at the Clayton Community Park from 9 a.m. until noon daily from July 25-29. Contact or visit the Clayton Parks Dept. website to register.

The cost for each camp is $60-75.

Girls Volleyball Camp

A volleyball camp for ages 9-14 will be held June 14-16 from 9 a.m. until noon daily at the Clayton Community Center. Basic skills will be covered. The fee is $45-90. Contact or visit the Clayton Parks Dept. website to register.

Pacers Baseball Camp

A week-long Paces Baseball Camp for ages 7-14 will be held June 25-29 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. Coaches from William Peace University will direct the camp, which covers hitting, fielding, throwing and base running. The camp will be at East Clayton Community Park and costs $90-110. Contact or visit the Clayton Parks Dept. website to register.

Challenger British Soccer Camp in Clayton

A Challenger British Soccer Camp will be held in Clayton from June 20-24. The camp includes programs for each age group.

First kicks for ages 3-4 is from 9-10 a.m daily and costs $99. Mini soccer for ages 4-5 is from 10-11:30 a.m. and costs $112. A half-day camp for ages 6-14 runs from 9 a.m. until noon and costs $155. A Golden Goal Bonus Camp for ages 6-14 is from 1-3 p.m. (for half-day campers) for $45. To register or for more info, visit challengersports.com.

Exercise Classes

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and fees, go to townofclaytonnc.org online.

Tae Kwon Do

This Tae Kwon Do program for ages 7 and up focuses on self-confidence, discipline and physical fitness. The instructor, Joey Reeder, is an International Tae Kwon Do Federation certified black belt. Regulation uniforms are not mandatory. Testing to advance in belt rank is done for an additional fee. Classes start on the first Tuesday of each month and run from 6-8 p.m. Fees are $25-40.

Clayton Community Center Memberships

Memberships for use of the Clayton Community Center are available through the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department for residents of the Town of Clayton and non-residents. Non-residents rates vary from $50-160 yearly (depending on ages/numbers of family members), $8-20 monthly or $6-10 monthly. Residents fees are only $5 per year.

Volunteers needed

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers. Opportunities include park beautification, special events and work in our the community garden. If you are interested or know a group that is looking for community service opportunities, call 919-553-1550 or come by the Clayton Community Center (715 Amelia Church Road).

Garner

919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov

50-and-Over Softball

The Garner Parks and Recreation Department will offer players age 50 and older this summer and fall. The fee is $450 per team, plus an additional $25 fee for each non-resident of the Town of Garner on the roster. A league meeting will be held Monday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Avery Street Recreation Center. Games will be played at Creech Road Elementary School Park.

Recreational Softball League

A recreational softball league for ages 18 and older will be offered this summer and fall by the Garner Parks and Recreation Department. The fee is $450 per team, plus an additional $25 fee for each non-resident of the Town of Garner on the roster. A league meeting will be held Monday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Avery Street Recreation Center.

N.C. Hunter Education Course

A six-hour North Carolina Hunter Education course will be offered Sept. 12-13 at the White Deer Park Nature Center. The class is from 6-9 p.m. nightly. The course is required for all first-time hunting license buyers. Register for the free class at ncwildlife.org.

Soccer Camp

A soccer camp for ages 7-16 will be held July 18-22 from 9 a.m. until noon daily at Centennial Park in Garner. The fee is $145-170 per participant. A full-day option is available for an additional $35-45.

Open gym basketball for adults

Weekly open gym basketball nights are available for adults on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Avery Street Recreation Center. The fee is $2-3 per night.

Shelter and athletic field rentals

The Garner Parks and Recreation Department offers various shelters and athletic fields for rental. Shelters can accommodate from 15-150 people. For info on shelter rental, go to garnerNC.gov. For athletic field rental info, contact Jack Baldwin at 919-890-7301.

Preschool youth sports

The Garner Parks and Recreation Dept. offers a variety of preschool youth sports, which focus on the basics of sports and recreational activities for first-time participants. Go to garnerNC.gov for dates, prices and more info on the current offerings.

Volunteer Youth Coaches

The Town of Garner is accepting applications for volunteer youth coaches. For more info, contact Jack Baldwin at 919-662-5051 or visit garnernc.gov for an application.

Tennis lessons

An assortment of junior tennis lessons for ages 8-17 will be held throughout the summer at the South Garner Tennis Courts. Most sessions run four weeks and feature hour-long instruction sessions. Fees range from $30-84 depending on the age group and level of play. Contact the Parks Department for specifics.

Adult tennis lessons are also available in four-week cycles throughout the year. The cost is $76-99. Contact the Parks Department for dates.

Fitness Classes and Activities

The Garner Parks Department offers a variety of fitness training classes including Zumba, belly dancing, dancing, step classes and more. For info, visit garnernc.gov or call the Parks Department.

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