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National Alliance for Youth Sports


The Groveport Recreation Dept. subscribes to the philosophies of the National Alliance for Youth Sports. We take good sportsmanship at youth sporting events seriously and hold players, coaches & spectators accountable for their behavior. The below document includes the Parents' Code of Conduct, Spectators' Code of Conduct, Players' Code of Conduct, Coaches Code of Ethics and our Head/Spinal Injury Rule.  Code of Conduct and Concussion Policies (PDF)

3rd - 4th Grade Basketball League


Players will shoot at 10' hoops and play 5 vs. 5. Practices tentatively begin in mid-Nov. Games tentatively begin in Jan. and will be played through early March on Saturdays. Players will be placed on teams according to grade and what school they attend. Schools may be combined. If possible, there will be separate divisions for boys and girls. Teams will practice at local schools and play games at the Groveport Rec Center. Volunteer coaches are needed.
Youth Basketball 2016-17 Flyer (PDF)
3-4 Grade Basketball Rules (PDF)
3-4 Grade Boys Basketball Game Schedule Updated 2017 (PDF)
3-4 Grade Girls Basketball Game Schedule 2017 (PDF)
Program # (3rd): 580015-02
Program # (4th): 580015-03
Who: Boys & Girls, 3rd - 4th Grade
Resident Fee: $45
Non-Resident Fee: $55
Registration: Oct. 1 - Nov. 1
Questions: Amy Van Huffel (Recreation Coordinator)
614-836-1000 ext. 1505 or avanhuffel@groveport.org

5th - 6th Grade Basketball League


Players will shoot at 10' hoops and play 5 vs. 5. Practices tentatively begin in mid-Nov. Games tentatively begin in Jan. and will be played through early March on Saturdays. Players will be placed on teams according to grade and what school they attend. Schools may be combined. If possible, there will be separate divisions for boys and girls. Teams will practice at local schools and play games at the Groveport Rec Center. Volunteer coaches are needed.
Youth Basketball 2016-17 Flyer (PDF)
5-6 Grade Basketball Rules (PDF)
5-6 Grade Boys Basketball Game Schedule Updated 2017 (PDF)
5-6 Grade Girls Basketball Game Scheduld Updated 2017 (PDF)

Program # (5th): 580015-04
Program # (6th): 580015-05
Who: Boys & Girls, 5th - 6th Grade
Resident Fee: $45
Non-Resident Fee: $55
Registration: Oct. 1 - Nov. 1
Questions: Amy Van Huffel (Recreation Coordinator)
614-836-1000 ext. 1505 or avanhuffel@groveport.org

1st - 2nd Grade Basketball Clinic


Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of the game from high school coaches and players in a fun-filled clinic type setting. Shooting, passing, dribbling, defense & more will be introduced. Players will shoot at 8 foot rims and play with a Junior size basketball.
Youth Basketball 2016-17 Flyer (PDF)
Program #: 580015-021
Who: Boys & Girls, 1st - 2nd Grade
Dates: Saturdays, January 7 - February 25
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Resident Fee: $45
Non-Resident Fee: $55
Location: Groveport Recreation Center
Registration: December 1 - January 12
Questions: Amy Van Huffel (Recreation Coordinator) 
614-836-1000 ext. 1505 or avanhuffel@groveport.org

Little Hoop Stars - Jump Start Sports (4 - 6 Yrs.)

Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, positioning, defense, and rebounding then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive games. Parents are welcome to assist in coaching, but classes are run by Jump Start Sports instructors.  Players are assigned to teams and each session includes a game as well as the instruction.
Program #: 422517
Who: Boys & Girls, 4-6 Years Old
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 17 - Feb. 21
Times: 5:30 - 6:30 pm or 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Groveport Recreation Center
Fee: $60
Registration: December 1 - January 12
($10 fee for late registrations)
Questions: Aaron Bally (Jump Start Sports)

5th - 6th Grade Volleyball League (Jump Start Sports)

All fundamentals will be taught including serves, sets, spikes, blocks, returns, positioning and team strategy. Instruction will take place on Monday evenings and games will be played on Thursday evenings. Knee Pads optional.  
Program #: 422517-22
Who: Boys & Girls, 5th - 6th Grade
Dates / Times: Mondays, Jan. 16 - Feb. 20 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Thursdays, Jan. 19 - Feb. 23 / 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Groveport Recreation Center
Fee: $70
Registration: December 1 - January 12
($10 fee for late registrations)
Questions: Aaron Bally (Jump Start Sports)
(614)505-6532 or  ABally@JumpstartSports.com

3rd - 4th Grade Volleyball Clinic (Jump Start Sports)

All fundamentals will be taught in this fun and instructional clinic, including serves, sets, spikes, blocks, returns, positioning and team strategy. Whether your child is an experienced player or a complete novice, they will have fun learning about the sport. Knee Pads optional.
Program #: 422517-21
Who: Boys & Girls, 3rd - 4th Grade
Dates: Mondays, Jan. 16 - Feb. 20
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: Groveport Recreation Center
Fee: $60
Registration: December 1 - January 12
($10 fee for late registrations)
Questions: Aaron Bally (Jump Start Sports)

Hummingbirds Indoor Soccer (Jump Start Sports)

Kids will have fun and learn the basics of soccer (dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, and positioning). Each session consists of instruction and participation in fun and age appropriate drills designed for young children.  Participants then take these new skills and apply them in relaxed, non-competitive games.  Shin guards are required.
Program #: 422517
Who: Boys & Girls, 3-6 Years
Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 12 - Feb. 16
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm or 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Groveport Recreation Center
Fee: $55
Registration: December 1 - January 9
($10 fee for late registrations)
Questions: Aaron Bally (Jump Start Sports)

Men's Winter Basketball League


The City of Groveport offers an adult winter basketball league on Sunday afternoons. Teams play 10 regular season games and the top 6 teams are invited to play in a single elimination tournament. Register as a team. If you do not have a team, but want to play... call Stephania Bernard-Ferrell at 614-836-1000 ext. 1513. For more information about being a "Free Agent", see bottom of the page.

Adult 2016-17 Men's Sunday Basketball Game Schedule (PDF)
Who: Men 18 Yrs. & Above
Dates: Tentatively begins Sunday, Dec. 4
Game Times: Tentatively 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Location: Groveport Recreation Center
Team Fee: $525
Registration: Oct. 1 - Nov. 25
Questions: Stephania Bernard-Ferrell (Sports/Fitness Manager) 
614-836-1000 ext. 1513 or sbernard@groveport.org

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League


Teams play 10 regular season games. The top 6 teams are invited to play in a single elimination tournament. Competitive League plays on Wednesdays and Recreational League plays on Sundays. Register as a team. If you do not have a team, but want to play... call Stephania Bernard-Ferrell at 614-836-1000 ext. 1513. For more information about being a "Free Agent", see bottom of the page.
Adult 2017 Winter CoEd Volleyball Game Schedule 4-13-17 (PDF)
Who: Men & Women, 18 Yrs. & Over
Dates: Tentatively begins the week of Feb. 5
Times: Wed. (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) / Sun. (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Location: Groveport Recreation Center
Team Fee: $250
Registration: Dec. 1 - Jan. 31
Questions: Stephania Bernard-Ferrell (Sports/Fitness Manager) 
614-836-1000 ext. 1513 or sbernard@groveport.org

Adult Pickleball Play


Pickleball is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball (similar to a Wiffle Ball) and wood or composite paddles. The game can be played as singles or doubles. It is easy for beginners to learn. The game can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. 
Dates/Times: Tuesdays - All Skills
Thursdays - Advanced
9 am - 11:30 am 
6 pm - 8:30 pm 
Location: Groveport Recreation Center  
Player Fee: $40  
Registration: On-going  
Questions: Stephania Bernard-Ferrell (Sports/Fitness Manager) 
614-836-1000 ext. 1513 or sbernard@groveport.org
 

Beginner Pickleball Instruction

Pickleball is a fun and growing sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping-pong. It is played with paddles and whiffle balls and requires movements similar to tennis. The first hour of class is instructional.  We will cover the basics of game play, rules, scoring, skill development and strategy. The second hour of class will be open play to practice the skills discussed.  By the end of the class, players will be confident playing the game with more advanced players.

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict movement and athletic shoes appropriate for a gym floor.  Wooden paddles and balls will be provided but players are welcome to bring their own if desired.

Who: Men and Women 18 and over
Date/Time: Wednesdays Jan. 4 - Feb. 8/ 6 - 8 PM
  Wednesdays Feb. 15 - March 22/ 6 - 8 PM
Location: Groveport Recreation Center
Registration: Dec. 1 - Feb. 14
Player Fee: $30
Questions: Stephania Bernard-Ferrell (Sports and Fitness Manager)
(614) 836-1000 ext. 1513 or sbernard@groveport.org

Are you an adult that wants to play in one of our adult athletic programs, but does not have a team to play on? 


If so, call Stephania Bernard-Ferrell (Sports/Fitness Manager) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1513 or sbernard@groveport.org. She will then put you on a "Free Agent List" and try to get you placed on a team. If there are enough Free Agents, a "Free Agent Team" may be formed.