Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 Spring Softball Season Finished



The 2014 Spring Adult Softball season officially came to an end on Tuesday, June 10th with the final championship game being played. The final championship game of the spring season featured the Men's Division 1 Regular Season Champion the Bull City Boyz taking on the Regular Season Runner-Up Connect Softball/North Durham Barber Shop. The Connect Softball/North Durham Barber Shop team was able to take the Bull City Boyz by surprise with well-placed hits and smart base running. This made a great final game with a close score and highly competitive game for all seven (7) innings. 
 

The 2014 Spring Regular Season Champion for Men's Division I:
Bull City Boyz


The 2014 Spring Tournament Champion for Men's Division I:
Connect Softball/North Durham Barber Shop

So, as one season of Adult Softball comes to a close the City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department will start preparing for a new season. The City of Durham offers Fall Adult Softball for Men and Women. Participants can register as an entire team or request to be added to our Free Agent list for teams looking for additional players. If you are interested in joining all the fun and excitement of Adult Softball this upcoming Fall season then please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (919) 560-4355 and ask for William Bailey.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Adult Softball Mens Division III Champion Crowned

This past week concluded the City of Durham Parks and Recreation 2014 Spring Adult Softball League for Men Division III with the post-season tournament. The season was filled with lots of great plays and close games. Following the regular season was a post-season tournament which brought out the best in all the teams and even resulted in a surprise championship game that went down to the last play in the final inning. This resulted in a Championship Game final score of Fly-outs fifteen (15) and Carolina Crush fourteen (14).


The City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department offers multiple division of Adult Softball to meet the needs of both the highly competitive and casual recreational softball athlete. The Durham Parks and Recreation Department even offers divisions for men and women you have never played adult softball or haven't played ball in years. So, no matter if you are a seasoned player or a rookie looking to get into the game then the City of Durham has a division for you. The next registration for Durham Parks and Recreation Adult Softball is this coming Fall in August. So, if you would like more information please contact William Bailey with the City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department at (919) 560-4355 for additional information sometime between June and July. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Walltown Park Recreation Center: Teen Active Summer Camp



BEST SUMMER EVER!!


Take a minute and flashback to when you were a kid… Imagine those summers where you made best friends, went on cool trips, played all kinds of different games, and made unforgettable memories… Now, imagine your child(ren) having the same summer experiences you had in those unforgettable memories… Register your child for DPR’s summer camps, and turn your imagination into reality!
DPR summer camp programs offer a safe, inclusive environment where all children are encouraged to participate. We are committed to the development of our campers’ life skills through group activities and exposure to diverse athletic and educational experiences. Specifically, the Teen ACTIVE camp believes in keeping a balance with the mind and body by offering your teenager a fitness challenge. The focus of Teen ACTIVE is to work towards developing a fitness plan that best fits your needs.  Your time will be utilized to improve your strength training, cardiovascular fitness, bone strength, and will offer the educational tools that will guide you to a better and healthier tomorrow! Slots are still available for the Teen ACTIVE camp, so register your teen today!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Durham Parks and Recreation Crown Two Spring Softball Champions

This past week concluded the City of Durham 2014 Spring Adult Softball League for Co-Rec Division II and Division III. It was another great spring season full of exciting games, great plays, and friendly competition. We at Durham Parks and Recreation want to thank everyone for a great season and recognize the Co-Rec League Champions.

The 2014 Spring Regular Season and Tournament Champion for Co-Rec Division II:
Whooz Nxt
  

2014 Spring Regular Season and Tournament Champion for Co-Rec Division III
Moore & Van Allen

So, as one season of Adult Softball comes to a close the City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department will start preparing for a new season. The City of Durham offers Fall Adult Softball for Men and Women. Participants can register as an entire team or request to be added to our Free Agent list for teams looking for additional players. If you are interested in joining all the fun and excitement of Adult Softball this upcoming Fall season then please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (919) 560-4355 and ask for William Bailey.



Monday, June 2, 2014

Toddler Sports

Three to five year olds are now playing team sports.  Some experts think they should skip pee wee (toddler) sports and stick to the playground.  Parents now have an array of lesiure activities for their little one to participate in  (soccer, swimming, flag football, karate, basketball and even rugby). Can this be a risky move for parents pushing these activities on their little ones? Allston Stubbs, M.D., an orthopedist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, NC, says he's seeing more adolescents and preteens with serious overuse injuries than ever before. “They're coming in with major shoulder, knee, and hip problems, including pulled or torn ACLs. And it's in large part due to the fact that kids are starting sports at very young ages when their bones are still developing.”
Athletics offers a sports series called "Little Tykes" ages 3-5years old.  We offer soccer, basketball and flag football for this age group. This program is offered May - Aug, with the their being six classes for each sport lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Parents in our program love the fact that we offer an activitiy for this age group in which they feel are left behind.  What do you think?????