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Recreation Centers offer youth activities
New programs designed to build sports skills
Posted Date: 1/17/2018
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is offering a full slate of programs for youth at its three Recreation Centers in the coming weeks, many of which are first-time programs.

Start Smart Soccer
Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program for children 3-4 years old offered 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 3 to April 7, at Kleeman Recreation Center. The program prepares children for organized soccer in a fun and safe environment, preparing the children and their parents for organized soccer without competition or the threat of getting hurt.

Cost is $40. Pre-registration is required. Register online at

Basketball Skills and Drills for Girls

This program will focus on basketball fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, rebounding, shooting, defensive positioning, footwork and basic offense. Each session will end with the participants playing an organized basketball game. This program is for girls 9-16 and will be offered from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Thursdays, March 8-29, at Burt-Cobb Recreation Center.

Cost is free with center membership, which is only $5 annually. Pre-registration is required. Register online at

Growing Up Wild
This early childhood educational drop-in program builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife through activities. This is a drop-in program for ages 3-7 on Thursdays from Jan. 11 to Feb 22 at Crow Recreation Center.

Cost is $3 per class. Pre-registration is not required.

Indoor Toddler Playground
Parents are invited to bring their toddlers, ages 1-4, to this drop-in program providing a variety of indoor recreational activities, games and unstructured playtime at Burt-Cobb Recreation Center. This program provides toddlers with the opportunity to improve their gross motor skills, make friendships and create memories. This program is Mondays from Jan. 8 to March 26.

Cost is $2 per class. Pre-registration is not required.

For information, be sure to follow on Facebook by searching “Clarksville Parks and Recreation,” or call 931-645-7476.