Recreationally Speaking

Not only is exercise a beneficial tool for the body, it is also one for the mind! Exercise does not have to mean running countless laps around a track or lifting weights far too heavy than you’d like them to be. Enrollment for various youth and adult recreational programs is now open in Chatham County! 

Here’s something you may not know – you use 200 muscles just to step forward once. Imagine how many muscles you could put to use in a softball game! 

Chatham County Parks & Recreation:

“To create a system of parks, facilities and programs that foster the health, wellness and quality of place for all Chatham County residents.” That is the mission of Chatham County Parks & Recreation. You, being the residents, get to take advantage of those services. 

Annually, the programs provided include basketball for adults (boys and girls), fast-pitch softball for girls, adult softball, t-ball for girls and boys, youth track and field, youth wrestling and youth tennis lessons. Their organization also supports programs managed by other organizations for youth football, soccer, baseball, kayaking and canoeing. 

So what are you waiting for? Make this your decade to try new activities, make new friends and to challenge yourself!

Recreation Programs:

Space is limited, reserve your spot today! 2020 registration is now open for the following programs:

 

  • After School Art Class

 

Bring your inner artist to life! For ages 8 to 16, experiment with watercolor and dot painting, paper crafts and 3D art. Learn at your own pace with the help of an experienced instructor! 

 

  • Beginning and Advanced Jump Rope

 

Take jumping to the next level! From beginner to advanced, you will build on the skills that you learn as a beginner in pursuit of becoming an advanced jumper! Enrollment is open to ages 6 to 16 with a $50 registration fee. Blending both fun and fitness, perfect the single rope, Double Dutch and the long rope. Jump ropes can be borrowed or purchased at the first class. 

 

  • Dance2FIT

 

Dance2FIT is exactly what it sounds like, an energetic, dance-based fitness class! This high intensity workout will target your whole body set to the tone of popular hip hop music. It’s 60 minutes of calorie blasting! Marcie Gilchrist leads the class as a certified Dance2FIT instructor. A lover of dance, she looks forward to sharing that passion with you on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Pittsboro. A six-class pass is $30, but you can try the first class for free. No dance experience is required!

 

  • Youth Track & Field

 

The name of the game here is speed and agility. Designed to be a non-competitive, instructional program, Youth Track & Field will teach the importance of stretching and warming up as well as the proper technique for running, throwing and jumping. Registration is open to girls and boys ages 7 to 14. See you on the track! 

 

  • T-Ball

 

Learn the basics of t-ball skills and game rules, including catching, hitting and throwing the ball. Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 are invited to enroll for the season beginning in mid-April and ending in June. Games will be played at either Northwest District Park, Northeast District Park or the Park at Briar Chapel. 

 

  • Girls Fastpitch Softball

 

Calling all girls ages 7 to 12 – this is your year to experience the excitement of fastpitch softball! Practices and games will be held at various locations countywide April through June. 

 

  • Youth Volleyball Clinics 

 

Pass, set, serve, spike! These are all terms you are guaranteed to become familiar with through Chatham County’s Youth Volleyball Clinics. Skill clinics focus on passing, setting, hitting, serving, rotation and, of course, the rules of the game! 

 

  • Adult Basketball

 

Enrollment is now open for adults ages 18 and older for the April to June basketball season. Round up your team and lace up those colorful sneakers. The team registration fee is $455. Reserve your spot before March 11, 2020. 

 

  • Adult Co-Ed Softball

 

For those who are more comfortable on the baseball diamond than the basketball court, Adult Co-Ed Softball is your place to call home! The spring season will be hosted at Earl Thompson Park beginning in April. Team registration is open for adults ages 18 and older for a fee of $455. 

Not seeing a program that piques your interest? Stay tuned for more programs coming up in the summer and fall seasons!