Sports & Athletics

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James City County offers year round sports classes, clinics, leagues and events for youth and adults. Sport classes and clinics cater to development and foundational skills and tournaments and leagues allow for competition and friendly play. Check out the complete list of year-round programs! Please contact us if you have questions or are interested in partnering to offer a camp, class or clinic. Registration closes 1 week before program start date.

Basketball

  1. Classes
  2. Special Events
  3. Camps
  4. Adult Leagues

Clinics

Offered year-round. For specific dates, times and locations, visit our brochure available online at jamescitycounty.gov/recreation.

Introduction to Pickleball

Get introduced to one of the nation’s fasting growing sports — pickleball! Pickleball is a paddlesport that combines badminton, tennis, and table tennis and is played on smaller tennis courts. Learn the basic rules and playing fundamentals. All equipment is provided.

Intermediate Pickleball 

This clinic is designed to improve consistency for intermediate players by working on specific skills to have longer rallies, make more effective shots, improve shot strokes, and introduce strategy into play. Participants should already be experienced pickleball players able to engage in multi-shot rallies and play various types of shots. Students must have their own paddles. The instructor is a certified PPR pickleball instructor through the USAPA.

Youth Sport Classes

Offered annually in the winter, spring and fall. For specific dates, times and locations, visit our brochure available online at jamescitycounty.gov/recreation

Preschool Fine Motor Skills ● Ages 2-4  

Put those busy bodies to work! Focus on fine motor control skills through a variety of fun and unique games while also learning sports including soccer and basketball.

Pint-Sized Soccer Series ● Ages 4-8  

Develop balance, movement and soccer skills in a positive sports environment. Half Pint focuses on individual technical development while Full Pint is designed to hone those skills and introduce team play. 

Multi-Sport Minis ● Ages 3-5

Try out a sports sampler! Practice sports including baseball, soccer, basketball and more. Each week introduces and new sport! 

Tot Shots ● Ages 3-5  

Learn the basics of basketball! Children will focus on individual skills and learn fundamental tactics and ball-handling skills. 

Jump Shots ● Ages 6-8  

Time to up the game! This basketball course is designed to introduce participants to team play and dynamics in addition to honing other fundamental and technical skills. 

Youth Pickleball Class ● Ages 7-12

Learn the basics of pickleball in a fun and friendly environment! From hitting their first dink to playing their first match, this class will help introduce pickleball to a new generation of players. 

Outdoor events are weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, please call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 for any changes in schedule.