Sports & Athletics
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.
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.
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.
For the full list of Camps, see our upcoming Summer 2024 Brochure, due out May 1!
All Star Basketball Clinic ● Ages 8-13
Wednesday-Thursday, April 3-April 4 ▪ $25
James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd. Join former high school and college basketball players for a hands-on clinic. Learn passing, shooting, dribbling and other skills to be successful on the court. Lunch provided.
Sarah CochraneSports & Outdoors Programs CoordinatorPhone: 757-259-5355
Recreation ServicesPhysical Address
5340 Palmer Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone 757-259-5351Fax 757-259-5358
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Activities Hotline (weather):
James City County Recreation CenterPhysical Address
5301 Longhill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone 757-259-4200Fax 757-259-4199
Monday - Thursday
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
1 - 6 p.m.
Parks & Recreation