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Start Smart Sports
Start Smart Sports program prepares children for organized sports in a fun, non-competitive environment.  Age appropriate equipment is used and parent participation is required.
Start Smart Baseball
Learn the basics of catching, hitting and running. A great way to get active for both the child and parent.
Age: 3-5 with parent
Fee: $25 session
Day: SA
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Date: 2/9-3/2
Location: George Mullen Activity Center 

Gulf Coast Games
This year Parks & Recreation is partnering with Sarasota and Manatee Counties to bring Florida Senior Games qualifying events to North Port. North Port events will include Bag Toss (Corn Hole) and Volleyball. Additional events will be hosted by both Sarasota and Manatee Counties. For more information or to register please visit www.scgov.net/parks or call (941) 861-9930.
Age: 50+ 
Fee: $12 registration plus $4 per event
Bag Toss (Corn Hole)
Day: M
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: 2/4
Location: Morgan Family Community Center
Volleyball                         
Day: TU
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: 2/5
Location: Morgan Family Community Center                                             

Battle of the Paddles
This table tennis (ping pong) tournament is for both beginners and advanced players. Opponents are selected randomly to play. Prizes are awarded to the tournament winner.
Grade: 6th-12th
Fee: $3 R/$4 NR; Members free
Day: TH
Date: 4/25
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Morgan Family Community Center    

Rising Stars
Kids learn the fundamentals of basketball and practice shooting and defensive drills in a positive athletic environment. 
Grade: K-5th
Fee: $25 per session
Day: F
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Date: 4/5-5/3
Location:George Mullen Activity Center                                                

Table Tennis
Also known as “ping pong”, table tennis is an Olympic sport! Paddles and ball are provided or bring your own.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $3 R/$4 NR; Members free
Day: M/W                          
Date: Ongoing
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Morgan Family Community Center   

Men’s Basketball
League programs are offered in fall and spring each year. Spring league starts 4/1 and runs for 8 weeks followed by post season tournament. Registration will begin 3/4.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $315 team
Day: M/TU/TH
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Starts 4/1
Location: Morgan Family Community Center   

Volleyball
Bump, set and spike! Get on the court for drop-in volleyball.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $3 R/$4 NR; Members free
Day: W
Date: Ongoing
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Morgan Family Community Center   

Dodgeball Nights
Learn the five d’s of drop-in dodgeball....Dodge, dip, dive, duck and dodge!
Grade: 6th-12th
Fee: $3 R/$4 NR; Members free
Day: TU
Date: 1/29, 3/5
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Morgan Family Community Center   

Kickball
Relive your elementary school days out on the recess field, where kickball was king! Get your friends together and form a team for some fun times out on the kickball field! Fall league runs for 8 weeks followed by post season tournament. WAKA rules with local modifications. Registration will begin 1/13.
Age: 18 and up
Fee: $250 team
Day: SU
Time: 1-6 p.m.
Date: Starts 2/10
Location: Narramore Sports Complex 

Introduction to Pickleball
Learn proper grip, position, rules and court etiquette. Try one of the fastest growing sports in the nation!
Age: 18 and up
Fee: $8 per class; $25/4 week session
Day: W
Date: TBD
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location:George Mullen Activity Center

Pickleball
A cross between badminton, tennis and ping pong, pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country.  Availability may change due to programs or events. Please check calendar.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $3 R/$4 NR: Members free
Day: M
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Day: TU/TH
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Day: W/F/SA
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Date: 12/1-5/18
Location:George Mullen Activity Center 

Pickleball Tournament
All skill levels are invited to join. Unofficiated round robin to 11 points (win by one). Medals awarded to the top teams.
Age: 16 and up
Fee: $15 per player
Day: SA
Time: 9 a.m.
Date: 1/26
Location: Highland Ridge Park

Indoor Soccer
Get your kicks with indoor drop-in play.
Age: 13 and up
Fee: $3 R/$4 NR; Members free
Day: SA 
Date: 4/13-5/25
Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Morgan Family Community Center

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