Thursday, January 30, 2014

Register for Summer Camps and Spring Leagues


 Spring 2014 Recreater

Registration for Spring leagues/programs and Summer camps begins Friday January 31st.

Check out our website at www.recreater.com.






Summer Camp 2014.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED-Youth Leagues

Interested in volunteer coaching this spring? Volunteer coaches are vital to our youth leagues' success. Coaches are needed for flag football (ages 5-14), soccer (ages 5-9), and tee-ball (ages 5-7). Head coach's child receives a registration discount! If you are interested or know anyone who might be, please contact the appropriate league coordinator below:
MLB TEE BALL LEAGUE
Keith Tapley
ktapley@frederickcountymd.gov
NFL FLAG
Eric Appel
eappel@frederickcountymd.gov
SPROUTS AND JUNIORS SOCCER
Keith Tapley
ktapley@frederickcountymd.gov

Friday, January 17, 2014

New Field Hockey Club for Girl's starts this Spring

Clinics will begin this May at Ballenger Creek Park

"FUNdamentals" Spring Clinics

Sponsored by Frederick Co. Parks & Recreation. For girls ages 6-14 years. Our Club programs are taught by experienced local coaches. Group/team placement is based on age and skill level. Our beginner "FUNdamental" programs focus on stick work, passing, shooting, and offensive/defensive (marking) techniques. This is your opportunity to include your child in an outstanding athletic program. Our experienced and personable administrators and coaches will ensure your child has a great experience here. Our coaches are extensively trained in sportsmanship, field hockey skills, drills and tactics. They are dedicated to developing beginners and also challenging experienced players. FCPR Field Hockey is an inclusive club. Our main goals are: building field hockey knowledge, teaching sportsmanship, developing and increasing fitness levels and being an all-inclusive program for the development of youth female athletes in the game of field hockey. Fee includes club shirt. Required equipment: stick, shin guards, mouth guard and protective eye wear. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

MLB TEE BALL LEAGUE-SPRING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!



REGISTER TODAY!!!
By Phone: 301-600-2936

Volunteer coaches receive a discount! Contact Keith Tapley: 
ktapley@frederickcountymd.gov

A commitment of 2 days per week is needed for this Co-Ed league (weekday practice and Sunday game). Practices are 1-hour long on a weeknight at your home park. Game-day meetings are approx. 1-hour long. The goal is to run a separate league at each location; however, games may vary between Ballenger Creek, Utica and Urbana District Parks. Fee includes team shirt and hat. A glove is required. Cleats are recommended but not required. Volunteer Coaches are needed and receive a discount! Registration deadline is Fri 3/28/14.

Friday, January 3, 2014

UK PETITE SOCCER-TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!

Sign up now for an awesome indoor winter session of UK Petite Soccer starting January 15th at Oakdale Recreation Center!
**Individual skills will be taught by UK Elite Soccer's Professional British Coaching Staff!**
                                 
Click one of the links below for more information and to register:

Or, call 301-600-2936 or visit www.recreater.com

Space is Limited, so register today!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

UK PETITE SOCCER (2-5 yrs)

An introduction to the world of soccer by providing every child the opportunity to develop motor skills, social skills, coordination and general athletic ability in a stimulating, motivating, educational environment. Activities include fantasy role playing and are designed to maximize the number of touches a player has on the ball. Individual skills will be taught by UK Elite Soccer's Professional British Coaching Staff!



2-3 yrs / 8 wks / $110
Oakdale Rec Center
2578        Wed, Jan 15-Mar 5        4pm to 5pm             

3-5 yrs / 8 wks / $110
Oakdale Rec Center
     2579        Wed, Jan 15-Mar 5        5pm to 6pm   

    REGISTER TODAY:
    By Phone: 301-600-2936
    By Web: www.recreater.com


Thursday, December 12, 2013

WINTER INDOOR YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE

Boys & Girls will learn basic soccer skills and have a blast playing in this indoor recreational soccer league! The FCPR division will meet with the coaches and form the teams. Sneakers and shin guards required to participate. Fee includes cool team t-shirt and medal! Volunteer Head Coaches are needed and will receive a discount!


Younger Division: 4-6 years old
Centerville & Tuscarora Rec Centers
Games played on Sundays, starting January 19, and times vary between 1:00-4:00 pm.

Older Division: 6-8 years old
Middletown Rec Center
Games played on Saturdays, starting January 18, and times vary between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

For more information please visit our website: www.recreater.com or call 301-600-2936.

Register Now for the New Spring 2014 "MLB TEE BALL LEAGUE"

Register by home Location: Ballenger Creek, Utica, and Urbana



Players will receive Majestic licensed MLB shirts and hats!


REGISTER TODAY!!!
By Phone: 301-600-2936
By Web: www.recreater.com

Volunteer coaches receive a discount! Contact Keith Tapley: 
ktapley@frederickcountymd.gov

A commitment of 2 days per week is needed for this Co-Ed league (weekday practice and Sunday game). Practices are 1-hour long on a weeknight at your home park. Game-day meetings are approx. 1-hour long. The goal is to run a separate league at each location; however, games may vary between Ballenger Creek, Utica and Urbana District Parks. Fee includes team shirt and hat. A glove is required. Cleats are recommended but not required. Volunteer Coaches are needed and receive a discount! Registration deadline is Fri 3/28/14.

MEN'S WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE

All teams will play seven regular season games and then compete in a championship tournament. Fee includes sanctioned officials, facility rental, staff, administration, team and runner-up trophies. Games will be played Wednesday nights, 7:00-10:00 pm, starting January 22, and at Tuscarora and Deer Crossing Recreation Centers. Early team registration is now open until January 3 and discounted, ($445). Registration from January 4-10 will be $495/team. Information Coaches Meeting will be scheduled prior to the start of the season. For more information: please call 301-600-1894 or visit our web site www.recreater.com.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Men's Flag Football Champions Crowned

Our Fall Season came to a close once again on Sunday November 24th with playoff tournament games at Urbana District and Libertytown Parks.  Fred. Co. Parks & Rec hosts 2 playoff tournaments, The County Championship & Utica Consolation Bowl,  so that all teams - regardless of wins/losses, can enjoy the tournament atmosphere. Market St. Mayhem (9-2) defeated Jakd City (10-2) by a score of 20-7 to claim the Fall Championship Title until next year.  Only the Top 4 teams from the regular season were invited to the Championship Bracket. #3-Market St Mayhem defeated the #2-Dynamic Titans before moving on to the Champ Game vs #1-Jakd City who had beaten the #4-MudDogs in their 1st matchup.

County Championship Tournament at Urbana District Park
Market St. Mayhem, 9-2 overall, takes home the 2013 Championship Trophy.



UTICA BOWL CONSOLATION TOURNAMENT at Libertytown Park

HeadBangers defeated D-Boyz in the final of the Utica Bowl Tournament on Sun 11/24 at Libertytown Park.  The Utica Bowl hosted teams from our regular season play that finished seeded #5 and lower.  HeadBangers finished with a 6-6 overall record.






Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NFL FLAG FALL SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE












12-14yr Division End of Season Tournament Results:

CHARGERS  win 12-14 Tournament.

The CHARGERS won all 3 of their tournament games defeating the Broncos in the Final.

12-14 yr Division Final Standings
TEAM
WIN
LOSS
TIE
Chargers
8
3
-
Broncos
6
2
1
Seahawks
6
3
-
Raiders
5
3
1
Falcons
2
7
-
Jaguars
0
9
-
  

9-11yr Division End of Season Tournament Results:

 GOLD Bracket Winners:

The BRONCOS won 2 straight in the tourney defeating the Seahawks in the final.



SILVER Bracket Winners:
   
The REDSKINS won 2 straight in their bracket defeating the Cardinals in the final.

BRONZE Bracket Winners:



The PANTHERS finished out the season with 2-consecutive wins, defeating the Lions in the Bronze final.

9-11 yr Division Final Standings
TEAM
WIN
LOSS
Broncos
10
0
Saints
8
2
Seahawks
8
3
Utica Patriots
7
3
Cardinals
7
4
Bills
5
3
Buccaneers
6
4
Urbana Patriots
6
4
Redskins
6
4
Bears
4
5
Utica Cowboys
4
5
Raiders
4
6
Panthers
3
7
Lions
3
8
Dolphins
2
8
Ballenger Cowboys
1
7
Falcons
0
10



7-8yr Division Tournament Results:


  


Winning 4 straight games on the day, the BEARS defeated the Broncos in the final.  

Thursday, October 31, 2013

NFL FLAG Football Continues to Grow in Popularity

NFL FLAG football is about fun and fundamentals

Amy Mills Tue, 07/30/2013 - 12:07pm
Flag football gives every child the chance to be an impact player.

Kids of all sizes are throwing and catching the ball, making interceptions, pulling flags on defense and running for 50-yard touchdowns – all while having a good time, making friends, getting exercise and having fun.

In 2012, about 210,000 players age 5 to 17 participated in NFL FLAG powered by USA Football and enjoyed the many benefits of the sport.

Along with being a fun and exciting sport that can be played year round, children learn football skills while understanding the importance of maintaining good form and footwork.

“Kids benefit from playing NFL FLAG football in many ways,” said Sam Rapoport, USA Football director of football development. “They learn the fundamentals of the sport and compete with other players who love the game as much as they do. It’s great exercise. It’s fun. And kids get to wear authentic NFL team jerseys while doing it.”

NFL FLAG teams typically consist of eight to 10 players in a 5-on-5 playing format. This gives everyone a chance to get on the field in order to develop and grow their games.

“In one flag football game, they are going to get many more touches compared to tackle football,” said Rob Patterson, a flag football coach with The Farm League in Houston. “It teaches the kids the proper way to run a route and what happens when everyone does their job at the right time.”

Flag football is a non-contact sport but requires the same focus and concentration as the tackle game on every play.

NFL FLAG is a fast-paced, exciting game.

Wide receivers and defensive backs use the same skills in the flag game as in tackle.

“Defensive backs playing flag football have to read the route, keep an eye on the quarterback and think about the coverage. They need to know man-to-man, one safety or two safety coverage,” Patterson said.

Quarterbacks learn how to make independent decisions and call plays at the line of scrimmage. The quarterback can’t run, so coaches teach them how to be smart with the football and create opportunities for their teammates.

Self-reliance and leadership skills are gained in small-group settings.

“Children can really flourish and become a lot more confident,” Patterson said. “They see that they can go into the huddle and participate before the snap occurs.”

Friendships are also formed, and teams can play together year after year.

“Everybody that plays always has a positive experience,” Patterson said. “This is a sport that they can continue to play on a college campus.”

Las Vegas Sports League girls flag football coach Sheldon McArthur said that the sport is about learning life lessons.

“Flag football is about girls learning another sport, traveling to different areas for competition and getting the benefits of self-esteem and team camaraderie,” McArthur said.

McArthur’s league is entering its fourth season affiliated with the NFL FLAG program.

“The people involved with the NFL FLAG program do an incredible job,” McArthur said. “The resources are there, including: coaching certification, player development tools, background checks, league insurance, health and safety and fundraising.

“Everything about the program is central and easy-to-handle. They take a lot of the leg work out of it.”

The rules are designed to keep children playing every year.

“I encourage those interested to come to a practice and watch,” McArthur said. “Go to www.nflflag.com and find a league. Children who try flag football say they love it.”

- See more at: http://usafootball.com/blog/fundamentals-and-performance/nfl-flag-football-about-fun-and-fundamentals#sthash.BB97NnPn.dpuf

Friday, October 11, 2013

PUMPKIN PATCH CANCELLED


We are very sorry to report that due to the weather- the Pumpkin Patch Event at Old National Park has been CANCELLED :(  

This event will not be rescheduled, participants that had pre- registered will receive a FULL refund.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Men's Flag Football League Standings








 Standings after Sunday 9/15


TEAM
WIN
LOSS
PERCENTAGE
HEADBANGERS
2
0
1.000
DYNAMIC TITANS
1
0
1.000
MARKET ST MAYHEM
1
0
1.000
ALLWEDOISWINSOMETIMES
1
1
0.500
D-BOYZ
1
1
0.500
HOLLOWPOINT HERNANDEZ’S
1
1
0.500
MUDDOGS
1
1
0.500
JAKD CITY
1
1
0.500
MILLERTIME
1
1
0.500
FREDERICK FIREFIGHTERS
0
2
0.000
FSU
0
2
0.000