Youth Instructional

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You may register for any of the following programs at the Parks and Recreation Department, 830 S. Blackstone Street, or online at:

New Concussion Protocols went into effect January 1, 2017 which applies to athletes participating in youth sports organizations. in which persons 17 years of age and younger participate in baseball, basketball, bicycle motocross (BMX), boxing, competitive cheerleading, diving, equestrian activities, field hockey, football, full contact martial arts, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, parkour, rodeo, roller derby, rugby, skateboarding, skiing, soccer, softball, surfing, swimming, synchronized swimming, volleyball, water polo, or wrestling.

Parents, please read the Concussion fact sheet thoroughly. You will be asked to sign the
consent form for most youth   sports activities upon registration.


Youth Volleyball

The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for youth volleyball for 
boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th. Practices begin September 18 and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Tulare Youth Center and games will be held on
Sunday afternoons beginning September 30, 2018. Program fee is $80 per child and $70 for
additional siblings. Fee includes a team jersey and team photo. This program was
previously operated by the Tulare Youth Athletic Association (TYAA).

GRADES         3rd-8th (Boys & Girls)
PRACTICES    Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 18 through December 2, 2018
TIME                3rd - 4th Grade: 6:15pm - 7:00pm
                         5th - 6th Grade: 7:15pm - 8:00pm
                         7th - 8th Grade: 8:15pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION      Tulare Youth Center, 948 N. H Street
REGISTRATION FEE    $80 per child ($70 for additional siblings)

 WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER COACHES FOR EACH AGE GROUP. There is a $15 discount for those parents who are willing to coach a team. Please contact Brian Beck at (559)684-4317 if you are interested.



Intro to Tumbling

Introduce your child to tumbling with Tulare Parks and Recreation! Participants will learn basic tumbling techniques and exercises to build skills, strength, and flexibility. Our goal is to introduce tumbling necessities such as splits, cartwheels, bridges, and bridge walkovers in a fun and safe environment. Classes are for beginners.

DATES             SESSION 1: Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27
                         SESSION 2: Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25
                         SESSION 3: Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29
TIMES              5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.     Ages 2-4
                         6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.     Ages 4-7
LOCATION      Cecil Berkley Activity Center, 830 S. Blackstone St.
FEE                  $38
EARLY BIRD   $36 if paid by: 
                         SESSION 1: August 9
                         SESSION 2: September 6
                         SESSION 3: October 4



It's never too early to start your children towards a healthy and activity lifestyle, so step up and enroll them in Presports. It introduces your preschooler to the fundamentals of tee-ball, soccer and basketball. In a non-competitive environment, they will develop motor coordination using soft equipment for kicking, throwing, catching and batting. This program instructs children from ages 2-4.

DATES:   Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018
TIMES:    2-3 year olds: 10:00 -10:50 a.m.
                3-4 year olds: 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:  $36 if paid by Wed., August 8
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  $38 by Wed., August 29 or before class size limit is met
LOCATION:  Cecil Berkley Activity Center

DATES:   Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018
TIMES:    2-3 year olds: 10:00 -10:50 a.m.
                3-4 year olds: 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: $36 If paid by Wed., September 5
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: $38 by Wed., September 26 or before class size limit is met



Little Dunkers Basketball

Boys and girls, ages 4-7, are encouraged to participate in the non-competitive, co-ed league where team coaches introduce games and skills which reinforce the learning of dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding. Scrimmage games help acquaint the children with placement of offensive and defensive players and position responsibilities. Class size is limited, so you are encouraged to register early.

DATES            Saturdays, January 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 2019

TIMES             9:00 - 10:00 a.m.     Ages 4-5
                        10:10 - 11:10 a.m.   Ages 5-7

LOCATION      Tulare Youth Center, 948 N. H Street

REGISTRATION FEE    $38 per child 

EARLY BIRD FEE   $36 if paid by December 20, 2018


Little Sluggers Tee-Ball

Want to boost your child's self esteem? Tee-ball is a non-competitive league for 4-7 year olds. Children are introduced to fundamental baseball skills where general rules of baseball and field positioning are introduced during weekly games. A soft baseball is used and children hit off a batting tee. Equipment is provided, however, players must provide their own glove. Class size is limited, so you are encouraged to register early.

DATES            Saturdays, April TBD
TIMES             9:00 - 10:00 a.m.          Ages 4, 5
                        10:10 - 11:10 a.m.        Ages 5, 6, 7
LOCATION      Garden School, 640 E. Pleasant Avenue
FEE                  $38 includes a team t-shirt
EARLY BIRD   $36 if paid by Thursday, TBD
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, before class size is met

Little Kickers Soccer

Little Kickers soccer offers a recreational program for boys and girls ages 4-8 who wish to play in a non-competitive league.. Children are introduced to fundamental soccer skills where general rules of soccer and field positioning are introduced during weekly games. Class size is limited, so you are encouraged to register early.

DATES            Saturdays, September 29, October 6, 13 and 20, 2018
TIMES             9:00 - 10:00 a.m.          Ages 4-5
                        10:10 - 11:10 a.m.        Ages 6-8
LOCATION     Garden School, 640 E. Pleasant Avenue
FEE                 $38 includes a team t-shirt, if paid by September 27, or before class size is met
EARLY BIRD  $36 if paid by Thursday, August 30

Little Dancers: Intro to Dance ~ Ballet

Dance classes are ideal for children because kids love to move, and dancing promotes physical activity, musicality, and creative expression.  Engaging a child in dancing activities also increases attention span, gross motor coordination and development. 

This non-performance group oriented class will keep children engaged and attentive by combining dance activities with creative movement using fun and appropriate music, themes, props and games. 

Students are encouraged to wear dance attire including ballet shoes, tights and leotard with hair preferably in a bun or ponytail.

DATES: SESSION 1: Wednesdays, Sep. 5, 12, 19 & 26
              SESSION 2: Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24
              SESSION 3: Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14, & 28

            2 - 4 years, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
                        4 - 7 years, 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

FEE:                $36 per dancer/session (Session 3 $28/3 weeks)
                        SESSION 1 by August 8
                        SESSION 2 by September 5
                        SESSION 3 by October 10

     $38 per dancer/session after early bird deadline
                       (November $30/3 weeks)


Youth Golf

A series of four one-hour lessons once a week will be held for youth ages 8-14. These lessons will cover the fundamentals of the game, care of equipment and golf etiquette. Four buckets of balls are included with fee. There is limited equipment rental available at the Golf Shop (for an additional fee).

DATES           Thursdays, August 24, 31, September 7, 14
TIMES            Beginners      5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
                       Intermediate  6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION     Tulare Golf Course, 5300 S. Laspina St. 
FEE                 $38
EARLY BIRD FEE  $36 if paid by Thursday, August 3
REGISTRATION DEADLINE  Thursday, August 17, or before class size limit is met

Youth Instructional Tennis

Tennis anyone? Our coaches will teach basic skills, rules of the game, and court etiquette through drills and games. All students must wear tennis shoes and provide their own racket. Rackets are provided for those students enrolled in the Pee Wee class and tennis balls are provided for all classes.

DATES                                     Monday-Thursday, June 2019 (TBD)
LOCATION                              Centennial Park Tennis Courts, 900 N. H Street
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE        Friday, May 11
REGISTRATION DEADLINE   Friday, June 8, or before class size limit is met
                                                                                                                                       EARLY BIRD
CLASS                          AGES              DAYS/HOURS                      FEE                   If paid by

Pee Wee                        6 - 8               Mon or Wed/6-7pm             $38/5 weeks                $36
Youth Beginner              9 -12              Mon & Wed/7-8pm              $48/5 weeks                $46
Youth Intermediate       10 & Up           Tue & Thur/6-7pm              $48/5 weeks                $46

Super Sitter

Help your child make a difference by enrolling him or her in our comprehensive babysitting class. It is designed to instruct young boys and girls in basic but vital skills of child care. Class includes accident prevention, emergency actions, basic care of children, and fundamental babysitting responsibilities. It is suggested to also take the CPR for Kids class. There is a discount for taking both classes.

AGES                 11-17 years
DAY/DATE         Saturday, October 13
TIME                  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LOCATION         Meitzenheimer Community Center, 830 S. Blackstone St.
FEE                    $30 (includes Super Sitter manual)
EARLY BIRD      $25 if registered by Friday, September 14
REGISTRATION DEADLINE    Thursday, October 11 (or before class size limit is  met)

CPR for Kids

Would your child know what to do if a friend was pulled unconscious from a swimming pool, if a classmate was choking on food during lunch time, or if a parent or grandparent collapsed at home with a stroke? As terrifying as these events may be, kids who know the correct action seem to experience less panic. This class is designed to teach your children how to recognize the signs of cardiopulmonary emergencies, what response actions to take, and the correct CPR method to use.  

AGES                 11-17 years
DAY/DATE         Thursday, October 11, 2018
TIME                   5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
LOCATION         Meitzenheimer Community Center, 830 S. Blackstone St.
REGISTRATION FEE                  $30 per child (includes CPR manual)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE      Tuesday, October 9

March 9

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