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Youth Sports

Get Ahead Basketball Training

Volleyball Leagues (Grade 3-4 & 5-6)

D-League Soccer

T-Ball & Softball

Challenger British Soccer Camp





Get Ahead Basketball Training

Location: BG Community Center

Click here for the Get Ahead Basketball Training Schedule

Lesson rates: One session: $20 - Three sessions: $51 - Six sessions $90


Work smarter than the competition with small group skill sessions

  • Participate in cutting edge, dynamic drills designed for players to enjoy and understand the process of improvement all at once.
    Learn efficient strategies to improve shooting accuracy and reduce wasted motion leading to a quicker shot release.
  • Develop the footwork to gain an advantage against longer and quicker opponents.
  • Learn specific moves to finish around the basket against shot blockers.
  • Become the all around player every team needs.
  • Coach Cramer will develop training session based upon the player’s current skill level and needs.

Participants who are currently in season with an OH-SAA interscholastic basketball team should not register until their season is finished.  To register, call 419.354.6223 or visit the Bowling Green Community Center (1245 W. Newton Road). For more information contact Coach Cramer at




Volleyball Leagues

Registration for this program is now closed

Location: BG Community Center


Click here for 3rd-4th Grade Game Schedule

Click here for 5th-6th Grade Game Schedule

This eleven week program will consist of one practice per week and Saturday games. The Youth Volleyball League is for children currently in grades 3-6.  The league will be split into two divisions (3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade).  A pre-season skills clinic is available for those who sign up on or before the day of the clinics.  Clinic dates and times: Feb. 18th and Feb. 25th, 6:30-7:30PM for grades 3 and 4 and 7:30-8:30 for grades 5 and 6.

Most participants will practice on Tuesdays (4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 pm practices), however, due to the large number of participants, some teams may have Thursday practices at 4:00 or 5:00 pm.   Practices will begin the week of March 4th.  Games begin March 29th and the last date for games is Saturday, May 3rd.  Players are required to bring knee pads and a clean pair of tennis shoes.  Each participant will receive a t-shirt. 

There are no games Easter weekend (April 19th).  $5 late fee will be assessed after the 2/18/2014 registration deadline.  Volunteer Coaches are needed for this program.

Coaches are trained through the NYSCA program at the Bowling Green Community Center in classroom A/B (coaches are asked to attend one of two dates: Tuesday, February 11th or Wednesday, February 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm).  





Developmental League Soccer (D-League)

Location: Dunbridge Soccer Fields


Bowling Green Parks and Recreation and The Bowling Green Soccer Club have decided to push back the start date for D-League Soccer.  At this time, the Dunbridge Soccer Field location is too wet to hold this soccer program.  With such a large number of participants for both practices and games, it is best to allow the fields to dry first in order to protect the playing surfaces.  Both BGPR and BGSC would like to start the D-League season (practices)  the week of April 21st.  The projected end date for the program would be Saturday, June 7th.

This also means that the registration deadline for the D-League Soccer program has been extended to Monday, April 14th.  After the April 14th deadline, any registrations after this date will result in a $5 late fee.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 419-354-6223. Click here for the flyer.



Youth T-Ball & Softball

Location: Eli Joyce Field at City Park


Youth T-ball program for children ages 5-7. Practices leading up to games will be on Mondays and Wednesdays at either 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00PM beginning May 19th. T-ball games will be on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning June 9th. Game times are 6:00PM and 7:00PM (subject to change based on the number of teams).


Youth Softball program for children ages 8-11 will consist of underhand coach pitching.  Practices leading up to games will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at either 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00PM beginning May 20th. Softball games will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 10th. Game times are 6:00PM and 7:00PM (subject to change based on the number of teams).


Each participant will receive a cap and t-shirt. Games are subject to rain-outs and makeup games will be scheduled for the week of July 21st.


Volunteer coaches are needed. Any new coaches must attend the NYSCA Coaches Training on Tuesday, May 13th from 6-8PM at the Bowling Green Community Center.


Participants registering after 5/12/14 must pay a $5 late registration fee.




Challenger British Soccer Camp

Location: Dunbridge Soccer Fields



Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce a year of partnership with Challenger Sports, providers of the USA’s most popular soccer camp, to host the week long British Soccer camp during the week of 6/23/2014 – 6/27/2014.

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger will hold over 3,900 British Soccer Camps this summer and will coach over 140,000 players between the ages of 3 and 18, as well as completing FREE coach education clinics for over 30,000 parents and coaches.

Challenger’s British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development (through the 1,000 touches curriculum), technical and tactical practices and daily ‘World Cup’ tournament style plays, each child will be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. Each camp is custom built to meet the needs of your players so Challenger will be directed by the organization on the content of the camp that they too require.

Each camper will receive a FREE camp T-shirt, soccer ball, soccer poster, individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website. In addition, any child who signs up online by 5/9/2014 will receive a genuine British Soccer replica Jersey valued at $39. For further information please visit


  Challenger British Soccer Banner 2014








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