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Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department

WINTER

2017-2018

LIVE ACTIVE


Youth Basketball After School

Activity Guide November 2017 – February 2018 www.oconeecounty.com/ocprd

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Outdoor Rec & Parks

Tennis for Life

Adult Programs

Day Camp

Lisa Davol, Director Email: ldavol@oconee.ga.us Whitney Sperlik, Deputy Director Email: wsperlik@oconee.ga.us Janine Lynn, Administrative Assistant Email: jlynn@oconee.ga.us

PARKS Tony Lathrup, Parks Manager Email: tlathrup@oconee.ga.us Tom Gilliam, HCM Facility Supervisor Email: tgilliam@oconee.ga.us Joan Postero, HCM Office Assistant Email: jpostero@oconee.ga.us Pat Sebring, OVP Facility Supervisor Email: psebring@oconee.ga.us Cindy Hardigree, OVP Office Assistant Email: chardigree@oconee.ga.us

RECREATION Jared Hightower, Recreation Manager Email: jhightower@oconee.ga.us Daniel Cochran, Athletic Program Coordinator Email: dcochran@oconee.ga.us Tyler Hartzog, Athletic Program Coordinator Email: thartzog@oconee.ga.us Victoria Zeman, Athletic Program Coordinator Email: vzeman@oconee.ga.us Miranda Sheridan, Youth Program Coordinator Email: msheridan@oconee.ga.us The Parks and Recreation Department office and Community Center will be closed for the following holidays: Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 Monday, January 1 Monday, January 15 Notice of non-discrimination: Pursuant to Title II ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, no otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by Oconee County, Georgia. Additionally, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, no person shall on the grounds of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by Oconee County, Georgia.


GENERAL INFORMATION REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 All activities will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Most of our activities have limited enrollment, so register early! There are 2 easy ways for you to enroll: 1. Register online. Go to www.oconeecounty.com/ocprd then click “Registration,” or 2. Come by Oconee Veterans Park, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. PAYMENT Payee will be responsible for paying debit/credit card convenience fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express payments. You may also pay by check or money order. Cash not accepted. OUT OF COUNTY Out of County residents pay an additional $20 per participant, per program. REFUND POLICY No refunds or credits will be granted unless requested at least 5 days (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) before the session, program draft or league begins. If request is made 5 days prior to the start date, you will have two options: (1) Receive an immediate credit for the full amount valid for 12 months or (2) Receive a refund, minus a 25% administration fee. A pro-rated credit may be issued in the event an activity cannot be completed due to a documented medical problem. Registration convenience fees are non-refundable.

INCLEMENT WEATHER/RAIN OUT POLICY Cancellations due to weather on weeknights will generally not be made until 4 p.m. We will make every reasonable effort to contact head coaches/ team managers with cancellation information and coaches/team managers will contact parents/players. Contact our Inclement Weather Hotline by dialing 706-769-2965 for current cancellations due to inclement weather conditions.

SECURITY POLICY Your payment and personal information is safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address so that it cannot be read over the Internet. REGISTRATION PROCESS We are pleased to offer our residents a way to register and pay for programs using CommunityPass, our online registration service. You can register for programs 24/7 on a secure site. Registration will still be available in house during office hours at Oconee Veterans Park and Herman C. Michael Park. STEP 1 Go to https://register.communitypass.net/OconeeCounty. STEP 2 Click on “Create an Account for Your Family Now!” Complete the family account form by filling in your information and clicking on “continue” until you finish your account setup. Your family account is now set up. Clicking “finish” will return you to the Community–Pass homepage. Once your account is created you will receive an email that contains your login information. Be sure to keep this email in a safe place so that you can continue to enjoy convenience of online registration. STEP 3 Sign into your account and click “Register Now” and follow instructions. Questions? Please call 706-769-3965.

Rain Out Alerts

Get Alerts sent directly to your mobile phone or email! For mobile alerts: Text OCPRD to 84483 For email alerts: Go to https://www.rainedout.net and enter Oconee County and your email address

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GENERAL INFORMATION VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED

PARENT REQUIREMENT

Mite Coach Contact: Spencer Hadden Email: shadden@oconee.ga.us PeeWee – Senior Coach Contact: Daniel Cummings Email: dcummings@oconee.ga.us

PAYS Coordinator: Joan Postero Email: jpostero@oconee.ga.us In order for a child to participate in any competitive youth activity, at least one parent must be a current member of the Parents Association of Youth Sports (PAYS). To fulfill this requirement follow the steps below: 1. Go to https://www.nays.org/paysonline/how-it-works.cfm and click “Get Started” 2. Contact Information: Complete contact info, then click “Next” 3. Select League/Agency Affiliation: Click “Yes”, select “Oconee County Pks & Rec Dept” and then click “Next” 4. Payment Information: NO PAYMENT OR DONATION REQUIRED, simply click “Confirm” 5. Confirmation: Click “Process” 6. Thank You for Registering page appears, click “Next” 7. Click “Start PAYS Course” 8. Click on video to begin course. 9. Answer required course questions to complete

We are looking for a few good coaches! Our programs focus on the FUNdamentals of the game. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Complete an application Submit an original signed copy of the Criminal History Consent form Provide a copy of your valid driver’s license Complete free on-line CDC concussion training and submit certificate of completion Attend and complete an NYSCA certification. NYSCA certification classes will be held at Oconee Veterans Park on November 8 at 6:15 p.m. and November 16 at 6:15 p.m.

“We are fair, we are honest and we try to do right 100% of the time.” - Sherry Horvieth Consumer Services Director

Sherry

Horvieth The Power of Our People

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Start Smart Basketball Program Coordinator: Tom Gilliam Email: tgilliam@oconee.ga.us A fun developmental program where parents work with their child to develop motor skills necessary to participate in league basketball by utilizing positive reinforcement and fun activities.

Age: Sessions: Days: Times: Location: Fee:

4 December 9 - January 27 Saturday 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Herman C. Michael Park $55

No class on December 23 or December 30 Age control date: September 1, 2017

Youth Basketball

YOUTH BASKETBALL Instructional Junior Basketball Program Coordinator: Tom Gilliam Email: tgilliam@oconee.ga.us Instructional class that introduces basketball skills in a fun and challenging environment. Class sizes are limited to 32 per session.

Age: Session I: Session II: Days: Location: Fee:

5-6 December 9 – February 3 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. December 9 – February 3 from 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Saturday Herman C. Michael Park $70

No class on December 23 or December 30 Age control date: September 1, 2017

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Youth Basketball

YOUTH BASKETBALL Season Timeline

Mite Leagues Program Coordinator: Daniel Cochran Email: dcochran@oconee.ga.us Coach Contact: Spencer Hadden Email: shadden@oconee.ga.us

Pee Wee, Major and Senior Leagues Program Coordinator: Victoria Zeman Email: vzeman@oconee.ga.us Coach Contact: Daniel Cummings Email: dcummings@oconee.ga.us Dribble, pass and shoot the hoop in our youth basketball program. Participants learn fundamentals and participate in game play.

Age Control Date: Season: Days: Location: Fee:

Registration Deadline Player Evaluations Volunteer Coach Clinic Coaches Contact Parents First Team Practices Holiday Break League Games Begin End of Regular Season Pee Wee Jamboree Major and Senior Tournament Games

Friday, November 3 or until full November 6-14 (see table for specifics) Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30p.m. November 16 Saturday, November 18 December 17 – January 1 Week of January 8 Week of February 12 – 16* Saturday, February 17 February 19 – March 1

* Dates are subject to change pending inclement weather cancellations.

September 1, 2017 November - February Monday OR Tuesday OR Thursday AND Saturday Park and School Facilities $95

League

Practice Days

Day of Evaluation

Time

Mite Boys 7-8 years

Monday/Saturday

Monday, November 6

Last name A-K at 6:15 pm, L-Z at 6:45 pm at Oconee Veterans Park

Mite Boys 7-8 years

Tuesday/Saturday

Tuesday, November 7

Last name A-K at 6:15 pm, L-Z at 6:45 pm at Oconee Veterans Park

Mite Girls 7-8 years

Thursday/Saturday

Thursday, November 9

6:15 pm at Herman C. Michael Park

Pee Wee Girls 9-10 years

Thursday/Saturday

Thursday, November 9

6:15 pm at Oconee Veterans Park

Major Girls 11-13 years

Thursday/Saturday

Thursday, November 9

7:00 pm at Oconee Veterans Park

Pee Wee Boys 9-10 years

Monday/Saturday

Monday, November 13

Last name A-K at 6:15 pm, L-Z at 7:00 pm at Herman C. Michael Park

Major Boys 11-12 years

Monday or Tuesday/ Saturday

Monday, November 13

Last name A-K at 6:00 pm, L-Z at 6:45 pm at Oconee Veterans Park

Pee Wee Boys 9-10 years

Tuesday/Saturday

Tuesday, November 14

Last name A-K at 6:15 pm, L-Z at 7:00 pm at Herman C. Michael Park

Senior Boys 13-14 years

Monday or Tuesday/ Saturday

Tuesday, November 14

Last name A-K at 6:00 pm, L-Z at 6:45 pm at Oconee Veterans Park

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Youth Basketball

YOUTH BASKETBALL Basketball Academy Program Coordinator: Tom Gilliam Email: tgilliam@oconee.ga.us The Basketball Academy will provide advanced basketball training without travel outside the county. This instructional program is recommended for those seeking extra coaching and additional court time in a fun and challenging environment. Interested youth may still register for the recreational basketball league for team competition.

Ages: Session Dates: Days: Times: Location: Fee:

10-14 December 3 – February 4 Sundays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Herman C. Michael Park $130

No sessions on December 24, December 31 & January 14

Intramural High School Basketball League Program Coordinator: Tyler Hartzog Email: thartzog@oconee.ga.us Recruit your friends and PLAY! Form your own team to participate in this fun, recreational league. Teams will be co-ed. Individual registration required. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

Manager Meeting: Team Entry Deadline: Individual Player Registration Dates: Ages: Regular Season: Days: Location: Fee:

Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park November 10, 2017 November 10 - 17 14 – 18 (Must be in High School and resident of Oconee County) December 10 – January 31 Wednesdays and Sundays Park or school facilities $90 per person

*Registration held in person only at Oconee Veterans Park. 8 game regular season and single elimination tournament for top 4 teams.

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After School

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS After School Programs Program Coordinator: Miranda Sheridan Email: msheridan@oconee.ga.us Get out of school and into the park where we strive to keep your child actively engaged in a safe, secure, enriching and fun environment. Transportation is provided immediately after school to the park. Daily snack is also provided. Activities include homework assistance, sports, games, arts and more. Participants must be Oconee county residents. Please call (706) 769-3966 for space availability.

The R.E.C. After School Program Grades: Time: Location: Fee:

Kindergarten – 5th Grade After school until 6 p.m. Herman C. Michael Park $75 per week per child

Teen Extreme Grades: Time: Location: Fee:

6th – 8th Grades After school until 6:30 p.m. Oconee Veterans Park $75 per week per child

FLEX PLAN Offers parents a choice to pick 3 days for after school care. Fee: $50 per week per child

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ALL DAY CAMP All Day Camp Program Coordinator: Miranda Sheridan Email: msheridan@oconee.ga.us All day camps are offered to Oconee County students on select days when school is not in session. Snacks are provided but participants must bring a sack lunch. The day is filled with activities and games to keep the participants engaged. October 6 and 9 November 20 - 22 January 2 February 12 5 – 13 years 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Herman C. Michael Park $30 per day, per participant

Day Camp

All Day Camps: Ages: Time: Location: Fee:

YOUTH LACROSSE

FOR BOYS & GIRLS 1ST- 8TH GRADE Now recruiting athletes who are looking to experience a fast-paced, action-packed team sport.

Registration for Spring 2018 Season opens November 1st! Visit our website to Sign-up for Early Bird Discounts and Walk-Up Registration information.

OCON EE KNIGHTS LACROSSE Come join the fastest growing sport in Oconee County!

Building Tradition.

www.OconeeLacrosse.com

Inspiring Players.

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ADULT PROGRAMS Adult Basketball Program Coordinator: Tyler Hartzog Email: thartzog@oconee.ga.us Team registration packets available online at www.oconeecounty.com/ocprd, click on Adult Athletics – Basketball or come by Oconee Veterans Park Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Divisions based on the number of teams.

Adult Programs

8 game regular season and single elimination tournament Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 16 Manager Meeting: Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park Leagues: Men’s Women’s Regular Season: December 3 – January 11 Days: Thursdays and Sundays Location: Parks and school facilities Fee: $540, due at the time of registration

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ADULT PROGRAMS Yoga Program Coordinator: Pat Sebring Email: psebring@oconee.ga.us Celia Brooks, Certified Yoga Teacher

Tuesday – October 31, 2017 Ages: 16 and up Days: Tuesdays Sessions: October 31 - December 12 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $58 * No sessions on November 21

Wednesday – November 1, 2017 Ages: 16 and up Days: Wednesdays Sessions: November 1 - December 13 Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $58 * No sessions on November 22

Tuesday – January 9, 2018 Ages: 16 and up Days: Tuesdays Sessions: January 9 - February 13 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $58

Wednesday – January 10, 2018 Ages: 16 and up Days: Wednesdays Sessions: January 10 - February 14 Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $58

Tuesday – February 20, 2018 Ages: 16 and up Days: Tuesdays Sessions: February 20 - March 27 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $58

Wednesday – February 21, 2018 Ages: 16 and up Days: Wednesdays Sessions: February 21 - March 28 Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $58

Adult Programs

Hatha Yoga – A mind/body practice of relaxation and rejuvenation using awareness, breath and movement to bring balance to the systems of the body. Yoga helps to increase flexibility and tone muscles while decreasing tension and relieving stress. This is a perfect class for beginners as well as those with some experience in yoga. Participants should provide their own yoga mat and 1 – 2 firm blankets.

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TENNIS FOR LIFE Tennis Coordinator: Janet Darvill Email: janet@tennisforlife.net Phone: 706-769-2954

Office hours: 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. To sign–up online or for more information visit www.tennisforlife.net.

JUNIOR CLASSES QUICKSTART TENNIS (Fees are for 6 weeks) Jan 22- Mar 3 (6 weeks) CLASS

DAY

TIME

AGES

COST/week

Lil Stars

Monday and/or Friday

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5 + 6 years

$65 - 1 day/week $120 - 2 days/week

Lil SUPER Stars *NEW!

Monday and Wednesday

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

6 years

$128 - 2 days/week

Ride the Bus to LSS

Monday and Wednesday

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

6 years

$30 - 2 days/week

Shining Stars

Tuesday and/or Thursday

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

7 + 8 years

$65 - 1 day/week $120 - 2 days/week

Future Stars

Monday and/or Friday

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9 - 12 years

$65 - 1 day/week $120 - 2 days/week

TEENS - BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE Beginner Teen Tennis

Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

13-17 years

$65 - 1 day/week

Intermediate Teen Tennis

Saturday

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

13-17 years

$90 - 1 day/week

DIRECT FROM SCHOOL- Ride the bus to tennis at HCM! 4 Grade Future Stars

Tuesday and/or Thursday

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

4th Grade

5th Grade Future Stars

Tuesday and/or Thursday

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

5th Grade

th

$75 - 1 day/week $140 - 2 days/week

Tennis for Life

ACADEMY PROGRAM JANUARY 8 – MARCH 2 (No classes Jan 15 , Feb 12) Shining Stars-Elite

Monday and Friday

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8 & Under

Ride the Bus to SS-E

Monday and Friday

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8 & Under

Future Stars-Elite

Tuesday and Thursday

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10 & Under

Ride the Bus to FS-E

Tuesday and Thursday

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10 & Under

Pre-Academy (12&U)

Monday and Friday

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

11-12 years

Junior Academy

Monday and Wednesday

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

13-17 years

Tennis Academy

Tuesday and Thursday

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

13-14 years

TATT

Monday and Wednesday

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

14-17 years

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Visit www.TennisForLife.net for a complete Academy Program SCHEDULE and FEES or Call (706) 769-2954


TENNIS FOR LIFE Tennis Coordinator: Janet Darvill Email: janet@tennisforlife.net Phone: 706-769-2954

Office hours: 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. To sign–up online or for more information visit www.tennisforlife.net.

ADULT PROGRAM Jan 21 - Feb 25 (6 weeks)

DAY

TIME

COST/ 6 weeks

USA Tennis Step 1

Sunday

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

$55/6 weeks

USA Tennis Step 2

Sunday

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$75/6 weeks

USA Tennis Step 3

Sunday

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

$75/6 weeks

Men’s Coupon Clinic

Monday

TBD

$84/6 coupons

50+ Coupon Clinic

Wednesday

TBD

$84/6 coupons

Women’s Coupon Clinic

Thursday

TBD

$84/6 coupons

Tennis for Life

CLASS

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FITNESS & OUTDOOR RECREATION

FITNESS CENTER

INDOOR TRACK AND GYMNASIUM The indoor track and gymnasium at Oconee Veterans Park Community Center requires an annual membership fee for use. Please check our website for the current open gymnasium calendar or call the Open Gymnasium Hotline at 706-769-3970.

Community Center Hours: Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday

7 a.m. – 9 p.m. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. 1 - 9 p.m.

Indoor Track Membership Fees 14 – 59 Years:

Our fitness center located in the Community Center at Oconee Veterans Park features a wide array of state of the art cardiovascular and weight equipment including single and multistation trainers. We offer FREE Wifi in our Fitness Center. Fitness memberships are required for the exercise facility. Memberships are available for purchase at the Community Center front desk.

FITNESS MEMBERSHIPS: $40 per person, per quarter or $120 per person, per year

HOURS: Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday

7 a.m. – 9 p.m. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. 1 - 9 p.m.

Membership Card - $5 per person, per year

Open Gymnasium only Membership Fees 12- 13 years:

Outdoor Rec & Parks

Membership Card - $5 per person, per year Note: Persons 12 -13 are only permitted in the gymnasium. No fee for persons under 12 years or 60 years and older.

Walking Trails All of our parks have walking trails for everyone to enjoy. Herman C. Michael, Bogart Sports Complex and Oconee Veterans Park have paved walking paths. Trails at Heritage Park are open for seasoned hikers, mountain bike riders and/or horseback riders. Check our website for trail maps.

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PARKS Bogart Sports Complex Facility Supervisor: Tom Gilliam Email: tgilliam@oconee.ga.us Physical Address: 200 S. Burson Avenue, Bogart, GA 30622 Phone number: 706-769-3965

Heritage Park Facility Supervisor: Tom Gilliam Email: tgilliam@oconee.ga.us Physical Address: 2543 Macon Highway, Watkinsville, GA 30677 Phone number: 706-769-3965

Herman C. Michael Park Facility Supervisor: Tom Gilliam Email: tgilliam@oconee.ga.us Physical Address: 1051 Elder Road, Bishop, GA 30621 Phone number: 706-769-3965 Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Oconee Veterans Park Facility Supervisor: Pat Sebring Email: psebring@oconee.ga.us Physical Address: 3500A Hog Mountain Road,Watkinsville, GA 30677 Phone Number: 706-769-3965 Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Community Center Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday: 1 – 9 p.m.

Herman C. Michael Park

Oconee Veterans Park

Bogart Sports Complex

Oconee Veterans Park – Rotary Pavilions

Three shelters are available which can be rented for your next party or event! Locations for the shelters are: Herman C. Michael Park, Oconee Veterans Park, and Bogart Sports Complex. Call (706) 769-3965 for rental information and to schedule your event. Check out our Rotary Picnic Shelters at Oconee Veterans Park! These shelters are available on a first come basis.

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Outdoor Rec & Parks

Picnic Shelters


Bogart Sports Complex

78

316 10

Oconee Veterans Park 53

Herman C. Michael Park 186

OCONEE 15 441

Heritage Park

www.oconeecounty.com/ocprd

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