Rescheduled summer sports events can help us recover

Rescheduled summer sports events can help us recover

What does a sports event or tournament look like in the era of COVID-19? As participants, coaches, and spectators, we’ll soon find out. Through his executive orders, Gov. Greg Abbott has paved the way for adult and youth sports competitions to begin. The City of College Station will host its first tournament June 19-21 with more than 100 girls’ softball teams from around the state.  Continue reading Rescheduled summer sports events can help us recover

Fast-paced Ultimate Frisbee comes to College Station

Fast-paced Ultimate Frisbee comes to College Station

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By Ward Davis, Athletic Activities Assistant

The Parks and Recreation Department prides itself on providing quality athletic programs, including the addition of exciting new sports to our lineup of adult and youth leagues.

One of those recent additions is Ultimate Frisbee, a non-contact team sport that has quickly gained popularity around the world.

By teaming up with BCS Ultimate, we hope to encourage local interest and participation. Registration is underway for our Coed Ultimate Frisbee League for ages 16 and up, and play begins Feb. 24.

“Ultimate Frisbee is a team sport focused on camaraderie and good sportsmanship as well as athleticism,” BCS Ultimate League Manager Stephanie Browning said. “Coed teams are led by members of Bryan-College Station Ultimate. Players from novice to advanced levels participate together on balanced teams in a multi-week league. Fundamentals, strategy, and instruction are integrated each week.”

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Start Smart Football draws up winning play for youth

Rob Hainer / 123RF Stock PhotoIn many cases, a child’s first organized sports experience is through a league that focuses on competition rather than learning the basic skills they need to succeed.

Prior to joining competitive youth programs, kids need to master the fundamental athletic skills that serve as a foundation for developing more complex skills. If forced into competitive situations too soon, children can quickly become frustrated — and so can their parents.

For a child to have the best chance at enjoying a sport and being successful, a proper, age-appropriate period of instruction is crucial. That’s why the College Station Parks and Recreation Department has joined forces with the National Alliance for Youth Sports to offer Start Smart Football.

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