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Youth Sports and Fitness


Scholarships are available to qualifying youth for most PRPD youth sports programs.
For more information call 872-6393.

BASKETBALL: Elementary

Join our beginning level recreational basketball program teaching boys and girls the basic fundamentals and skills of basketball. The program will include clinics, practices, and league games. Separate leagues will be formed for boys and girls at each grade level. Preliminary schedules will be given out at registration. Volunteer
coaches needed.
INSTRUCTOR: Recreation Staff
Sat 9:00am-3:00pm (depending on game time) 3-6GR
SESSION: Dec. 7, 2013-Feb. 22, 2014
LOCATION: Pine Ridge Gym & Paradise Intermediate School Gym
FEE: $60.00 (includes team t-shirt)

View team schedules for both girls & boys 3rd-6th grade


Students will learn the Chung Do Kwon style of Tae Kwon Do developing power, speed, focus, balance, and control through basics, forms, non-contact sparring, and other drills. Tae Kwon Do is a great overall workout developing strength, flexibility,
and cardiovascular conditioning. The chief instructor is a 5th degree Black Belt in the USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association. Uniforms are optional for white belts and can be purchased from the instructor for $25. Test fees are extra. For more information go to

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: Ed Van Hove, 5th Degree Black Belt
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR: Steven Gray, 2nd Degree Black Belt
T/Th 6:00pm-7:30pm 6 wks 8yrs-Adult
SESSION I: January 14-February. 20
SESSION II: February 25-April 3
SESSION III: April 8-May 15
SESSION IV: May 20-June 26
LOCATION: Terry Ashe Recreation Center
FEE: $50.00-1x/ wk, $90.00-2x/ wk

Soccer Skills: Kids

This program will teach the skills and fundamentals of soccer in a fun filled environment. All skill levels are encouraged to come out and improve their game. Please see the following list of elementary schools for times and dates. (No classes the week of April 14)
INSTRUCTOR: Recreation Staff

Tues 5 wks 3:15pm-4:30pm K-2GR
Thurs 5 wks 2:30pm-3:45pm 3-5GR
SESSION: April 8-May 15
LOCATION: Cedarwood Elem. School Field
FEE: $38.00

Tues 5 wks 3:30pm-4:45pm K-2GR
Thurs 5 wks 3:30pm-4:45pm 3-5GR
SESSION: April 8-May 15
LOCATION: Paradise Elem. School Field
FEE: $38.00

Mon 5 wks 3:30pm-4:45pm K-2GR
Wed 5 wks 3:30pm-4:45pm 3-5GR
SESSION: April 7-May 14
LOCATION: Ponderosa Elem. School Field
FEE: $38.00

Track & Field Conditioning

This program will introduce and familiarize children to the sport of track and field. We will practice running and long jumping along with basic fitness training. The program will also include nutrition, stretching, physical fitness, and sportsmanship.
(No class April 15)
INSTRUCTOR: Recreation Staff
Tues 4:30pm-5:30pm 7-12yrs
SESSION: April 8-May 20
LOCATION: Paradise High School Track
FEE: $40.00


The RidgeCats are a competitive AAU basketball program for area boys and girls from the fourth grade through high school. This ten week program will stress individual player development within the context of team play and is strongly grounded in basketball fundamentals. Teams will practice at least once per week at various Paradise area gyms and will play a minimum of five weekend tournaments. Most tournaments will be in Butte County but some may range as far away as Sacramento and Redding. Registration and ALL fees are due by Friday, March
7th at 5:00pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! Practices will begin the week of March 10th.

Made up of former high and college players and coaches.
4th-12th grades
SESSION: March 10-May 18
FEE: $400.00 (with new uniform), $325.00 (if using old uniform).
Registration fee includes AAU membership card.

View Challenger Sports website for British Soccer Camps

View the websites below for other sports groups available in our community:

Paradise Piranhas Swim Team, Inc.

Paradise Little League

Paradise Junior Football League

Little Hoopsters

This program will introduce boys and girls from 5 years old through 2nd grade to the sport of basketball. Emphasis will be on skill development, athletic awareness, and learning the basic fundamentals of the game in a fun atmosphere. Small baskets and balls will be used to aid in learning.
INSTRR: Recreation Staff
Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm
5 wks K-2GR (must be at least 5yrs)
SESSION: March 5–April 9
LOCATION: Pine Ridge School Gym
FEE: $40.00


Looking for a fun way to introduce your child or teenager to tennis or enable them to improve their skills? Come on out and
learn the fundamentals of the game from U.S.T.A. certified tennis instructor Josh Hamilton. Please bring a racquet and one can
of tennis balls to the first class.
INSTR: Josh Hamilton
Wed 5:30pm-7:00pm
10-15yrs 6 wks
SESS: April 9-May 14
LOCATION: PHS Lower Tennis Courts
FEE: $50.00


This class at Tuscan Ridge will teach the basic skills to youth golfers including grip, stance, ball position, and swing. The program
will be instructed by Jay Berkowitz, Director of Instruction at Tuscan Ridge. Some clubs can be provided if needed.

INSTR: Jay Berkowitz
Mon 4:30pm-5:30pm 12-18 years 4 wks
SESS I: April 7-28
SESS II: May 5-June 2 *
(no class May 26)
LOCATION: Tuscan Ridge Golf Club
FEE: $50.00

*The above class information is the most current. The information for this class is incorrect in our printed Activites Guide.