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OCONEE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

ACTIVITY GUIDE

WINTER 2018-19 WWW.OCONEECOUNTY.COM/OCPRD


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General Information

Parent Requirement

Instructional Basketball

Youth Basketball Leagues

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After School Programs & All Day Camps

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High School Intramural Basketball League

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, through a coordinated effort, seeks to enrich the quality of life of the citizens we serve, by providing safe and accessible recreational facilities and a diversified program of recreational activities for all citizens.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 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 Andy Dunston, HCM Facility Supervisor Email: adunston@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 Brent Sexton, Recreation Manager Email: bsexton@oconee.ga.us Victoria Zeman, Senior Athletic Program Coordinator Email: vzeman@oconee.ga.us

Adult Basketball League

Daniel Cochran, Athletic Program Coordinator Email: dcochran@oconee.ga.us Tyler Hartzog, Athletic Program Coordinator Email: thartzog@oconee.ga.us

Yoga

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Tennis for Life

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Fitness & Walking Trails

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Parks

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Chase Brown, Youth Program Coordinator Email: cbrown@oconee.ga.us The Parks and Recreation Department office and Community Center will be closed for the following holidays: Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 Tuesday, January 1 Monday, January 21 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 15

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 “Register,” or 2. Come by Oconee Veterans Park, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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REGISTER ONLINE!

Out of County residents will pay 150% of program fee.

All activities will fill on a first come, first serve basis. Most of our activities have limited enrollment, so register early! It is easy, quick and convenient! Register for activities 24/7 through your family account.

Refund Policy

Registration begins Monday, October 15 at 8:00 a.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

No refunds or credits will be granted unless requested at least 7 days before the session, program draft or league begins. If request is made 7 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. Registration convenience fees are non-refundable.

 Go to register.communitypass.net/ OconeeCounty  Create and update your family account information  Click on “Register Now!” icon  Search for desired Season / Activity  Payment must be completed at the time of registration  Confirmation receipts are emailed upon registration. Ensure you have a current email for your account.  Thank you for using our online registration! Need help? Call the OCPRD office at 706-769-3965 Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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.

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.

For current inclement weather cancellations or closures, call 706-769-3965; select option 2.

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PARENT REQUIREMENT 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.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED OCPRD relies on the commitment of hundreds of volunteers to ensure our youth athletic programs are successful season to season. From the basketball court to the soccer field, you can make a difference in the Oconee County community.

Youth Basketball Leagues: Mite Leagues: • Two— One hour activities a week • Eight Game Regular Season • No Post Season Pee Wee— Senior Leagues: • Two activity days per week. Practice time vary by league: 60-75 minutes. • Eight Game Regular Season • Post-Season Jamboree Game OR Single Elimination Tournament

Coach Requirements and Dates Requirements: • Complete an online Volunteer Coach Application • Submit & Pass Online Background Check • Complete free online concussion training • Complete the NYSCA Training Volunteer Coach Clinic: • Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. NYSCA (Attend One): • Wednesday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m. • Thursday, November 15 at 6:15 p.m.

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INSTRUCTIONAL BASKETBALL Start Smart Basketball Program Coordinator: Andy Dunston Email: adunston@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: In County Fee: Out of County Fee:

4 December 8 – January 26 Saturdays 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Herman C. Michael Park Gym $55 $82.50

No class on December 22 or December 29 Age control Date: September 1, 2018

Instructional Junior Basketball Program Coordinator: Andy Dunston Email: adunston@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: In County Fee: Out of County Fee:

5-6 December 8 – February 2 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. December 8 – February 2 from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Saturdays Herman C. Michael Park Gym $75 $112.50

No class on December 22 or December 29 Age control Date: September 1, 2018

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INSTRUCTIONAL BASKETBALL Basketball Academy Program Coordinator: Andy Dunston Email: adunston@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: In County Fee: Out of County Fee:

10-14 December 2 – February 3 Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Herman C. Michael Park Gym $130 $195

No class on December 23, December 30 & January 13

the fastest growing team sport in America!

Oconee Lacrosse Registration Oct 21- Dec 17 Special Early Bird Pricing!

Shoot Around and Open House Sunday, Dec 2

Herman C. Michael Park

When is lacrosse season? late January - May

@oconeelacrosse

More questions? oconeelacrosse@gmail.com

Oconee Lacrosse

www.oconeelacrosse.com

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2pm-4pm Field #1

Join us to learn more about our lacrosse programs for boys and girls Grades 1-8! Meet our coaches and members of the UGA Lacrosse team! New to lacrosse? We will have equipment for you to try out!  Learn basic skills from our coaches and veteran players!


YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES Mite Leagues

Youth Basketball Coach Contact

Ages: Age Control Date: Days: Season: Location: In Town Fee: Out of Town Fee:

Program Assistant: Jake Thornton Email: jthornton@oconee.ga.us

Youth Basketball Season Timeline:

Program Coordinator: Tyler Hartzog Email: thartzog@oconee.ga.us

Pee Wee – Senior Leagues Program Coordinator: Victoria Zeman Email: vzeman@oconee.ga.us

Recreation basketball leagues are open to all levels of youth led by a volunteer coach. Reversible tank jersey is included in the registration fee.

7-14 September 1, 2018 (age on date determines league placement) Monday/Tuesday/Thursday AND Saturday November – February Oconee Parks & Oconee School Facilities $95 per player $142.50 per player

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 2 or until full Volunteer Coach Clinic: Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. Coaches Contact Parents: Thursday, November 15 First Team Practices: Week of November 26 Holiday Break: December 16 – January 4 League Games Begin: Week of January 7 End of Regular Season: Week of February 11 Pee Wee Jamboree Games: Saturday, February 16* Minor, Major and Senior Tournaments Begin: Week of February 18*

Leagues

Practice Days*

Player Evaluation Date/Time

Mite Boys North 7-8 years old

Monday or Tuesday AND Saturday

Monday, November 5 in OVP Gym | A-K at 6:15 p.m.; L-Z at 6:45 p.m.

Mite Boys South 7-8 years old

Monday or Tuesday AND Saturday

Monday, November 5 in HCM Gym | A-K at 6:15 p.m.; L-Z at 6:45 p.m.

Mite Girls 7-8 years old

Thursday/Saturday

Pee Wee Boys North 9-10 years old

Monday or Tuesday AND Saturday

Tuesday, November 6 in OVP Gym | A-K at 6:15 p.m.; L-Z at 6:45 p.m.

Pee Wee Boys South 9-10 years old

Monday or Tuesday AND Saturday

Tuesday, November 6 in HCM Gym | A-K at 6:15 p.m.; L-Z at 6:45 p.m.

Pee Wee Girls 9-10 years old

Thursday/Saturday

Minor Boys 11 years old

Monday or Tuesday AND Saturday

Monday, November 12 in OVP Gym | A-K at 6:15 p.m.; L-Z at 6:45 p.m.

Major Boys 12 years old

Monday or Tuesday AND Saturday

Tuesday, November 13 in OVP Gym | ALL at 6:00 p.m.

Major Girls 11-13 years old

Thursday/Saturday

Thursday, November 8 in OVP Gym | ALL at 7:00 p.m.

Senior Boys 13-14 years old

Monday or Tuesday AND Saturday

Thursday, November 8 in HCM Gym | ALL at 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 8 in OVP Gym | ALL at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13 in OVP Gym | A-K at 7:15 p.m.; L-Z at 7:45 p.m.

*All dates subject to change pending cancellations. Leagues may see activity on Friday for make-up games.

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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS Program Coordinator: Chase Brown Email: cbrown@oconee.ga.us

After School in the Schools Looking for a fun and exciting opportunity for your child to participate in once classes have concluded for the day? The After School Program is perfect for your kids! In a safe and secure environment, the After School Program provides traditional and nontraditional games, activities, arts and crafts, study program, and enjoyable special events! A daily snack is provided to all participants. Participants must attend Dove Creek Elementary, High Shoals Elementary, or Rocky Branch Elementary to attend. Registration and payments are online only. Grades: Kindergarten – 5th grade Time: After School (2:30 p.m.) – 6:00 p.m. Locations: Dove Creek Elementary High Shoals Elementary Rocky Branch Elementary Fee: - $70 per week, per child for 5 days of care - $45 per week, per child for 3 days per week

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ALL DAY CAMPS Program Coordinator: Chase Brown Email: cbrown@oconee.ga.us

All Day Camps All Day Camps are offered to Oconee County elementary students to attend on select days when school is not in session. Participants will experience a day full of games and activities, arts and crafts, and special events! Snacks are provided but participants must bring a sack lunch. Students must be pre-registered in order to attend the camp. Registration and payments are online only. 2018-2019 All Day Camps: October 5 and 8, 2018 November 19–21, 2018 January 2, 2019 February 18, 2019 March 11, 2019 April 1–5, 2019 (Spring Break $30 per day or $120 for the week) Grades: Time: Location: Fee:

Kindergarten – 5th grade 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Herman C. Michael Park $30 per day, per participant

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HIGH SCHOOL INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE Program Coordinator: Daniel Cochran Email: dcochran@oconee.ga.us Recruit your friends and PLAY! Form your own team to participate in this fun, recreational league. Individual player registration is required. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Manager Meeting: Wednesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park Team Entry Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018 Individual Player Registration Dates: November 9 – 16 Ages: 14 -18 (must be a high school student within Oconee County) Regular Season: December 5 – January 30 Days: Wednesdays and Sundays Location: Oconee Parks and Oconee school facilities In County Fee: $95 per person Out of County Fee: $142.50 per person *Registration held in person only at Oconee Veterans Park. Eight game regular season and single elimination tournament for top four (4) teams.

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ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE Program Coordinator: Daniel Cochran Email: dcochran@oconee.ga.us Beat the buzzer! Team registration packets are available online or come by Oconee Veterans Park Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Divisions based on the number of teams. Eight game regular season with single elimination post season tournament. All team managers must be an Oconee County resident. Proof of residency is required at the time of registration. Team Entry Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Manager Meeting: Thursday, November 15 at 6 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park Regular Season: December 2 – January 10 Days: Thursdays and Sundays Location: Oconee Parks and Oconee school facilities Fee: $540, due at time of registration

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YOGA Program Coordinator: Pat Sebring Email: psebring@oconee.ga.us

HATHA YOGA Certified Yoga Instructor: Celia Brooks 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 the 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.

Wednesdays – November 7, 2018 Days: Times: Dates: Location: In County Fee: Out of County Fee:

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. November 7 – December 19 (6 sessions) No class November 21 Oconee Veterans Park $75 $112.50

Wednesdays – January 9, 2019 Days: Times: Dates: Location: In County Fee: Out of County Fee:

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. January 9 – January 30 (4 sessions) Oconee Veterans Park $50 $75

Wednesdays – February 6, 2019 Days: Times: Dates: Location: In County Fee: Out of County Fee:

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Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. February 6 – February 27 (4 sessions) Oconee Veterans Park $50 $75


TENNIS FOR LIFE Tennis Coordinator: Stacey Venker Email: stacey@tennisforlife.net Phone: 706-769-2954 Office hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. To sign-up online or for more information: visit www.tennisforlife.net or call our office during office hours.

JUNIOR CLASSES QUICKSTART TENNIS (Fees are for 6 weeks) JAN 23 – MAR 8 (6 WEEKS) No tennis Feb 18 BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER CLASS

DAY(S)

TIME

AGES

COST

Li’l Stars

WED and/or FRI

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

5+6 years

$69 - 1 day/week $132 - 2 days/week

Shining Stars

TUES and/or THURS

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

7+8 years

$69 - 1 day/week $132 - 2 days/week

Future Stars

WED and/or FRI

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

9-10 years

$69 - 1 day/week $132 - 2 days/week

TEENS - BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE CLASS

DAY(S)

TIME

AGES

COST

Beginner Teen Tennis

SATURDAY

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

13-17 years

$69 1 day/week

Intermediate Teen Tennis

SATURDAY

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

13-17 years

$98 1 day/week

ACADEMY PROGRAM JANUARY 7 – MARCH 1 (No classes Jan 21 , Feb 18) Visit www.TennisForLife.net for complete Academy and Rising Academy Program SCHEDULE and FEES or Call (706) 769-2954 CLASS

DAY(S)

TIME

AGES

COST

Shining Stars-Elite

MON and FRI

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

8&U

$196

Future Stars-Elite

TUES and THURS

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

10 & U

$256

Pre-Academy (12&U)

MON and FRI

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

11-12 yrs

$224

Junior Academy

MON and WED

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

13-17 yrs

$224

Tennis Academy

TUES and THURS

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

13-14 yrs

$256

TATT

MON and WED

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

14-17 yrs

$224

ADULT PROGRAM CLASS

DAY(S)

TIME

COST

Men’s Coupon Clinic

Monday

Beginning Mar 12

$84/6 coupons

50+ Coupon Clinic

Wednesday

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Jan 3)

$84/6 coupons

Women’s Coupon Clinic

Thursday

Beginning Mar 15

$84/6 coupons

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FITNESS & WALKING TRAILS

Fitness Center

Indoor Track and Gymnasium The indoor track and gymnasium at Oconee Veterans Park Community Center requires an annual membership fee for use. Members must be Oconee County residents. Please check our website for the current open gymnasium calendar or call 706-769-3965; select option 3.

Open Gymnasium ONLY Membership (Ages 12 and 13) Membership is for Oconee County residents ages 12 – 13 years old. Allows use of the gym during open gym hours. Children under 12 do not require a membership but must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian with a current membership.

(Ages 14 and up) The Fitness Center features a wide array of state of the art cardiovascular and weight equipment including single and multi-station trainers. We offer FREE WiFi in our Fitness Center. Fitness memberships are for Oconee County residents ages 14 and up and required for use of the exercise equipment and facility. Members ages 14-15 require adult supervision.

Fitness Membership Fees $40/per person, per quarter or $120/per person, per year

Fitness Center Hours Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday

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

Fee: $5 per person, per year

Indoor Track / Gymnasium Membership (Ages 14 and up) Membership is for Oconee County residents ages 14 years old and up. Allows walkers/joggers use of the indoor walking track and the gym during open gym hours all year. Fee: $5 per person, per year (14-59 years old) Fee: FREE per person, per year (60+ years old)

Community Center Hours: Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday

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

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.


PARKS

Bogart Sports Complex

Herman C. Michael Park

200 S. Burson Avenue Bogart, GA 30622

1051 Elder Road Bishop, GA 30621

Facility Supervisor: Andy Dunston Email: adunston@oconee.ga.us Phone number: 706-769-3965

Facility Supervisor: Andy Dunston Email: adunston@oconee.ga.us Phone number: 706-769-3965 Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Heritage Park

Oconee Veterans Park

2543 Macon Highway Watkinsville, GA 30677

3500A Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677

Facility Supervisor: Andy Dunston Email: adunston@oconee.ga.us Phone number: 706-769-3965

Facility Supervisor: Pat Sebring Email: psebring@oconee.ga.us Phone Number: 706-769-3965 Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 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.

Picnic Shelters 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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Bogart Sports Complex

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Oconee Veterans Park 53

Herman C. Michael Park 186

OCONEE 15 441

Heritage Park

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