Athletics

Athletic Programs

Programs beginning on or after March 1 will be available for registration starting February 15, unless stated in the program description. 

Amazing Athletes 

Explore, learn, develop, and play with Amazing Athletes Sport Discovery! For ages 2-4, this four week ‘mini season’ is designed to empower kids to discover their inner athlete & their love of the sport. Together, we explore three sports (Basketball, Football, & Baseball) with 4 weeks of concentrated play & practice, followed by a ‘finale’ game. Your Amazing Athlete will have the opportunity to develop skills with practice, apply what they’ve learned with confidence, have fun with gameplay, and discover sports they love!

  • Thursdays, March 7 – 28 | June 6 – 27 Basketball
  • Thursdays, April 4 – 25 | July 11 – August 1 Flag Football 
  • Thursdays, May 2 – 23 | August 8 – 29 Baseball  
  • $56 City Residents | $60 Nonresidents 1 Sport Rate 
  • $112 City Residents | $120 Nonresidents 2 Sport Rate 
  • $168 City Residents | $180 Nonresidents 3 Sport Rate 
  • 2 – 3 Years | 5:30 – 6:20 pm

Beginner Archery 

This is a course for youth and adults in barebow category archery (without sighting devices). All equipment is provided. Class welcomes beginner and advanced Archers and provides a variety of skill development training and fun archery games.

  • Session 1: March 6,7
  • Session 2: March 27,28
  • Session 3: April 24, 25
  • 6:00 – 6:50 pm 
  • $25 City Resident | $30 Nonresident per class
  • $50 City Resident | $60 Nonresident per 2 class session

Amazing Athletes Karate Zoo 

In Karate Zoo we teach the fundamentals of martial arts to children age 3-6 years old in a high-energy progression-based program. Students learn & practice the traditions & skills of the sport, and receive colored belts and stripes for their achievement. Each skill introduced is designed for progression with beginner, immediate, and advanced modifications allowing each student to progress at their own pace in a mixed ability group setting. Inspired by the traditions & practices of martial arts, Karate Zoo is designed to benefit a child’s physical, social & emotional development while building confidence & teaching practical life lessons. Hi-yah!

  • Session 1 | Mondays, March 4 – May 13 (No programming March 18)
  • Session 2 | May 20 – July 29 (No programming May 27)
  • $140 City Residents | $150 Nonresidents 10-week session
  • Optional purchases | $25 Karate Zoo Jersey | $40 Karate Gi 
  • 3 – 6 years | 5:30 – 6:20 pm 

ESports Club 

Look no further, ESports Club Orlando has made it to Winter Garden. Upon joining the program, children 8 - 14 years old will learn leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork, and the opportunity to interact with other peers their age, all while engaging in video game play. Children will be coached by trained Rocket League and Fortnite Coaches. 

  • Session 1 | Mondays, March 4 – May 13 (No programming March 18)
  • Session 2 | May 20 – July 29 (No programming May 27)
  • $140 City Residents | $150 Nonresidents 10-week session
  • Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 North Dillard Street
  • ESports Jersey to be purchased as option during registration $45. 

Kickball - Adult Fall League

Your favorite game during grade school recess just turned into your weeknight get-together. Come out and KICK IT with our Thursday night co-ed league. 

  • Games at 6:45 pm, 7:45 pm & 8:45 pm
  • $300 per team for season

Braddock Park, 13460 Lake Butler Boulevard

SPRING LEAGUE

  • League begins March 28   
  • Registration open January 29 – February 23

FALL LEAGUE

  • League begins August 15
  • Registration open July 10 – July 31

Pickleball Group Lessons

Beginners

This course will introduce players to pickleball beginning with the very basics.  It will include instruction on rules, equipment, shots, strategies, skills, and techniques associated with pickleball. The goals of the course are to enable the students to participate confidently, with an understanding of the game along with possessing the skills necessary for open play.      

  • Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16   
  • Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20
  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • $100 Residents | $125 Nonresidents per two week session
  • Veterans Memorial Park, 420 S. Park Avenue

Advanced Beginners

Course is for players who have been playing for less than a year or desire to elevate their game.   They are interested in improving their shots, knowledge of the game, developing game strategies, working on techniques, and gaining confidence to a point they feel they are participating equally with players during open play.

  • Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16   
  • Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20               
  • 2:30 – 4:00 pm
  • $100 Residents | $125 Nonresidents per two week session
  • Veterans Memorial Park, 420 S. Park Avenue

Soccer – Adult 4v4 Recreational Fall League

Striker Soccer Academy provides fun recreational soccer leagues for local residents of all abilities. Divisions include Men’s, Women’s, Co-ed and over 35’s. The adult soccer league encourages good sportsmanship and camaraderie among all players. Bring a team or register as a free agent. Playing in the 4v4 league is an ideal way to have fun, maintain fitness and meet new people! Visit www.soccerinorlando.com for more information.

Super Soccer Stars

Super Soccer Stars is a soccer development program for children 18 months - 4 years old. All classes teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive and educational environment. Through our age - specific curriculum we use soccer to nurture and build self confidence and team work. Each session last 8 weeks. 

  • Session 1 | Tuesday March 5th - May 14th (No March 19) 
  • Session 1 | Saturday March 9- May 18th (No March 23)  
  • Session 2 | Tuesday May 21- July 30th (No July 2nd) 
  • Session 2 | Saturday May 25th- Aug 3rd (No July 6th) 
  • Tuesdays | 18 months – 3 years; 5:00 – 5:40 pm | Saturdays | 10:00 – 10:40 am
  • Tuesdays | 3 – 4 years; 5:50 – 6:30 pm | Saturdays | 10:50 – 11:30 am 
  • $150 City Residents | $160 Nonresidents 10 Week Session 
  • Super Soccer Stars Jersey to be purchased as option during registration $30.

Middle School Running and Condition Program

Participants will receive training that develops speed, stamina, and develop an understanding for fast-twitch|slow-twitch muscle fibers. The four-week program will conclude with an in-class versatility contest that will test their abilities in the 100 meter and a 1-mile race. 

  • 11 – 14 years old 
  • Tuesdays, February 27 – March 26 (No programming the week of March 18)
  • $100 City Resident | $120 Nonresident 
  • 6:00 – 6:50 pm 
  • Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 North Dillard Street 

USSSA Softball - Adult League

Snag a line drive, make a diving catch and crush a game winning homerun in our adult softball leagues. Church, Men’s and Co-ed leagues offered Monday - Thursday. 

*A returning team is classified as a team that has participated in any of our softball leagues within one of the past three consecutive seasons. 

  • Games at 6:45 pm, 7:45 pm & 8:45 pm
  • $460 per team for season
  • Braddock Park, 13460 Lake Butler Boulevard
  • Veterans Memorial Park, 420 South Park Avenue

SPRING LEAGUE

  • League begins the week of March 18   
  • Returning Team Registration* January 29 – February 23
  • New Team Registration February 5 – February 23

FALL LEAGUE

  • League begins the week of August 12
  • Returning Team Registration* July 10 July 31
  • New Team Registration July 17 – July 31

*A returning team is classified as a team that has participated in any of our softball leagues within one of the past three consecutive seasons. 

Youth & Adult Tennis Lessons 

Highly skilled instructor brings years of experience and knowledge to participants. Class space is limited, advanced registration required. Program is for participants 5 and older. For adult lesson information, please contact efischer@cwgdn.com to get in contact with the instructor. 

  • Session 1: April 1 – May 10 (6-week session)
  • Session 2: May 28 – June 13 (3-week morning session Tue|Thu)
  • Session 3: July 9 - 25 (3-week morning session Tue|Thu)
  • 5 years and older
  • Chapin Station Neighborhood Park, 501 West Crown Point Cross Road
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Pee Wee - 5:00 PM
Intermediate - 5:30 PM 
Pee Wee - 5:00 PM
Beginner 5:30 PM 
Beginner - 4:30 PM
Advance - 5:30 PM

Beginner - 4:30 PM

Youth Running and Condition Program

This 4-week program uses games and activities focused on developing skills when attempting short and long distance running. Emphasis is placed on breathing techniques, gait analysis, core and strength, injury prevention, and overall running mechanics for speed and endurance. 

  • 6 – 12 years old 
  • Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14   
  • $100 City Resident | $120 Nonresident 
  • 6:00 – 6:50 pm 
  • Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 North Dillard Street

Youth Soccer – Development Academy

Striker Soccer Academy offers a skill-based training program for ages 3-12. Techniques taught by professional soccer coaches include ball striking, dribbling, passing, shooting, controlling, defensive skills teamwork and good sportsmanship! For more information please visit www.soccerinorlando.com.

YOUTH SOCCER - SPRING LEAGUE

Cheer your child on while they have a great time with friends! This recreational program emphasizes an environment that is fun for all ages. We focus on each child through positive coaching, teamwork, sportsmanship, skill development and more! Fee includes an eight week season, an end of season award and a team jersey and socks.

We want you! Coaches pay only $10 for one child’s registration.

Paid officials are also needed.

  • City residents register June 12 – July 17.
  • Nonresidents register June 26 – July 17.
  • Registration may close early due to limited availability in each age division.
  • Practices begin the week of August 19 │ Games begin August 31st.
  • 4 – 13 years old (age as of September 1, 2024)
  • $110 City Resident; $140 Nonresident
  • Braddock Park, 13460 Lake Butler Boulevard

Umpires and Scorekeepers Needed

The City of Winter Garden is currently looking for paid Adult Slowpitch USSSA Softball Umpires and Scorekeepers to participate in games at Braddock Park and Veterans Memorial Park on the evenings of Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Experience for these roles is preferred but not mandatory. Training will be provided. These positions are open to ages 18 and up.
 
For more information on these positions, please contact the Winter Garden Parks and Recreation office at 407-656-4155 or email recinfo@cwgdn.com.
 
 Braddock Park – 13460 Lake Butler Blvd, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Veterans Memorial Park – 420 S Park Ave Winter Garden, FL 34787