Get your Preschooler busy with our Fall 2019 Programs!

Our preschool programs are designed to help young children develop their gross and fine motor skills, learn something new and have fun with friends in a safe and supportive environment.

Whether your little one loves sports or music, science or superheros, we’ve got the perfect program for you! You can register for all of the following programs through our online portal. If you would like more information, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

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Multi-Sport Clinics

Our Multi-sport clinics are designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled class.
Dates: September 4 – October 23
Age 3–4
Wednesday
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Champions Club Courts

Learn more and register

 SuperTots Soccer

This age division of SoccerTots concentrates on building core soccer skills and personal focus while introducing an element of light competition.

Dates:
Session 1: September 6 – October 25
Age 3–4
Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Fieldhouse

Learn more and register

Mini Huddle

This program will introduce children ages 4-5 to the game of football by teaching the basic fundamentals of the sport.

Dates:
September 10 – October 3
Session I:
T/TH
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Session II:
T/TH
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Champions Club Fieldhouse
Age: 4 – 5

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Intro to MusicMakers

Journey into the world of music-making as your child discovers their singing voice while exploring a variety of instruments including shakers, sticks, drums, bells, tambourines and much more!

Dates:
Thursday, September 12–Nov 14
9:00 a.m.  – 9:45 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1
Age: 18 mos – 4

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Superhero Training Academy

It’s a bird, it’s a plane—it’s our next superheroin-training! Join us for a morning full of fun and excitement as we make our own superhero costumes, practice our superhero skills and protect Southlake from evildoers.

Date:
Friday, September 27
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1-3
Age: 3 – 5

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Mini Dribblers

This program will introduce children ages 4-5 to the game of basketball by teaching the basic fundamentals of the sport.

Dates:
October 5 – November 7
Session I:
T/TH
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Session II:
T/TH
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Champions Club Courts

Age: 4 – 5

Learn more and register

Silly Science

Eureka! It’s time to discover wacky ways to perform ooey-gooey, wonderfully colorful, and sky-high erupting science experiments. Our science experiments include kid-safe, colorful, and exciting science. Come dressed as a scientist ready to begin experimenting with Silly Science!

Date:
Friday, October 25
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1-3
Age: 3 – 5

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Santa’s Little Helpers

Santa’s needs some extra special help making presents this year! Come make a special gift to give to someone close to your heart, listen to a holiday story, play some Christmas games and make new friends!

Date:
Saturday, December 14
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1-3

Age: 3 – 5

Learn more and register

 

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Get your kicks this fall with Fort Worth’s youth soccer programs

For those looking to get their kicks this autumn on the soccer field, Fort Worth has several opportunities available.

Youth soccer

Registration is now open for kids ages 7-12 to participate in the city’s youth soccer leagues.

Boys’ leagues are available for ages 12 and under, 10 and under, 8 and under, and 6 and under. Girls’ leagues are available for the same ages. Cost is $30 per player.

Games will be played on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. during October and November at the Rolling Hills Soccer Complex.

Registration is available online.

Fort Worth Cup

Soccer players across Fort Worth are invited to compete in the Fort Worth Cup from Aug. 23-25.

The competition is co-ed and open to individuals age 16 and up. The cost is $400 per team.

Games will be played at Gateway Park.

Registration is open now, so get your team together and register online.

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Four new TCC Connect programs available completely online open doors to jobs in high-demand fields

In fall 2019, TCC Connect, responsible for eLearning and Weekend College at Tarrant County College, will offer four new and completely online academic programs as part of the College’s commitment to being student ready. Two of these will be certificate programs in information security and two will be associate degree programs in human resources and marketing, respectively.

Those interested in the cybersecurity field may earn credentials that would qualify them to work as a cybersecurity specialist or in ethical hacking. Both positions are in greater demand as businesses across all

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Southlake’s 2019 Water Conservation Plan, Watering Schedule and Helpful Programs

The permanent water schedule will continue according to the 2019 Water Conservation Plan. City Council recently reviewed the first reading of the new plan at the April 2 City Council meeting.

Under the water conservation plan, Southlake Water Utilities Customers can operate their landscape irrigation systems at least twice per week any time before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

There is no cost to adopt this plan and it includes other cost savings methods as well, such as reducing or delaying the need for new supplies, pipeline delivery, capacity improvements and the use of new cellular technology which allows users to review their water consumption 24/7 and detect for leaks inside the home through an EyeOnWater App.

Residents can also take advantage of the City’s W.I.S.E. Guys Program, where a licensed irrigator will be assigned to conduct a free irrigation evaluation to determine rather or not there are leaks outside of the home.

The Water Conservation Plan is required by the Texas Administrative Code. The plan is updated and resubmitted on a five-year cycle. Since the last updated was conducted in April 2014, the next update falls this year on May 1.

Click on the links to more about the City’s water conservation programs and EyeOnWater app video

 

 

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Get your garden ready for spring at TCC Horticulture Program’s plant sale

Spring is here and so is Tarrant County College’s annual plant sale, featuring items grown by TCC Horticulture Program students. This year’s sale will feature more than 50 varieties of flowers, vegetables and herbs.

The sale is set for Friday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at TCC Northwest (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth, WFAB walkway). Members of the public are invited to shop flowering annuals and perennials including pentas, marigolds, begonias, lantana, verbena and zinnias; foliage plants such as helichrysum and citronella

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Basketball Programs Rack Up Postseason Awards

Both the Dragon Basketball and Lady Dragon Basketball teams made playoff runs this season. The Boys Basketball team won six out their last seven games to make a late push to earn a spot in the postseason tournament. As for the Lady Dragons, they started their district schedule with a quick four-game winning streak and remained consistent throughout their district schedule and secured fourth place and a playoff birth in the very competitive District 6-5A.

The Dragons Boys team fell in the bi-district round to a tough Lewisville team 66-57, and the Lady Dragons lost in a thriller in the same round to a very talented Irving MacArthur team by one point 44-43.

Although the season may have ended earlier than both teams had hoped for, the postseason recognitions have begun to show just how hard these student-athletes worked this season. The follow Dragons and Lady Dragons have been recognized for their hard work both on and off the court.

Dragon Basketball

Brandon Haddock – District 5-6A Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Academic All-District

Jonathan Zapinski – District 5-6A First Team All-District, Academic All-District

Dylan Hatton – District 5-6A Second Team All-District, Academic All-District

Blake Smith – District 5-6A Second Team All-District, Academic All-District

Ari Tolbert – District 5-6A Honorable Mentions

Danny Sommerhalder – District 5-6A Honorable Mentions, Academic All-District

Bryson McDade – Academic All-District

Christian Pontaoe – Academic All-District

Nick Cabral – Academic All-District

Dalton Coleman – Academic All-District

Jake Terry – Academic All-District

Zach Zvonecek – Academic All-District

Lady Dragon Basketball

Jillian Sowell – District 5-6A Offensive Player of the Year

Claire Reynolds – District 5-6A  First Team All-District

Jordyn Sowell – District 5-6A  First Team All-District; Academic All-District

Kaelyn Riley – District 5-6A  Second Team All-District

Brittney Flexer – District 5-6A Second Team All-District

Allyson Medici -District 5-6A  Honorable Mentions; Academic All-District

Rachel Seyler – Academic All-District

Claire Reynold – Academic All-District

Sarah Goodman – Academic All-District

Kelsey Boyette – Academic All-District

Kaelyn Riley – Academic All-District

Kalila Fambro – Academic All-District

Alanna Bruce – Academic All-District

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Exciting New Preschool Programs Coming to Southlake Parks and Recreation This Spring

Our preschool programs are designed to help young children develop their gross and fine motor skills, learn something new and have fun with friends in a safe and supportive environment.

Whether your little one loves sports or music, science or dance, we’ve got the perfect program for you! You can register for all of the following programs through our online portal. If you would like more information, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

MusicMakers for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Journey into the world of music-making as your child explores a variety of instruments including sticks, shakers, drums, bells and tambourines.
Ages: 18 Months to 4 Years
April Dates: April 8–29 (Mondays) & April 16–23 (Tuesdays)
May Dates: May 6–27 (Mondays) & May 7–28 (Tuesdays)
Learn more and register

Creative Movements for Parent and Me

This program helps children develop gross motor skills and music appreciation through various song and dance activities. Adults are encouraged to participate too, so be sure to wear clothes you can move in!
Ages: 18 Months to 4 Years
Dates: April 12–26
Learn more and register

Bricks 4 Kidz: Jr. Engineers!

This S.T.E.M.-based preschool program offers eight weeks of learning and fun! Each class includes an engaging lesson followed by a 3D building activity using Lego Duplo bricks.
Ages: 3–5
Dates: April 9 – May 21
Learn more and register

Tap and Ballet for Preschoolers

Designed with preschoolers in mind, these classes introduce kids to the basics of ballet and tap. Instructors focus on helping little dancers develop rhythm, coordination and self-esteem.
Ages: 3–5
April Dates: April 12–26
May Dates: May 3–10
Learn more and register

Tumbling for Tots & Sporties for Shorties

This program teaches the fundamentals of gymnastics on a floor mat, helping little gymnasts develop flexibility and strength.
Ages: 3–5
April Dates: April 12–26
May Dates: May 3–May 10
Learn more and register

Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Multi-Sport Clinics

These skills-based clinics introduce preschoolers to a variety of sports in one setting, teaching them the rules and essentials of each sport through fun games and activities.
Ages: 3–4
Dates: April 11 – May 30
Learn more and register

Two kids holding soccer ballsSoccerTots

SoccerTots uses kid-friendly games and drills to teach young children fundamental soccer skills. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to encourage individual growth.
Ages: 3–4 and 5–6
Dates: April 12 – May 31
Learn more and register

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Champions Club Public Grand Opening is Saturday, April 6, 2019! View the Experience Southlake Magazine for Champions Club Grand Opening Details, Spring 2019 Programs and More!

Champions Club at The Marq Southlake will celebrate its public grand opening on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Check out the special edition of Experience Southlake Magazine to learn more about Champions Club and see all the fun things happening in Southlake Parks and Recreation this spring!

Join us for the official public grand opening of Champions Club on Saturday, April 6 from 9:00am-8:00pm! Members and non-member are invited to tour the facility, learn about available memberships, try out our equipment, take a fitness class and enjoy activities for the whole family. More information will be available soon, so be sure to follow Champions Club on Facebook to stay up-to-date or visit www.ExperienceChampionsClub.com.

The Winter/Spring Experience Southlake Magazine is now live with Champions Club information! You can register online for all of our spring programs and athletic leagues, and you can also book your Champions Club rentals now for use once the facility opens.

Inside this issue of Experience Southlake Magazine, you’ll find more information about the programs and services we’ll be offering at Champions Club, including:

  • Group fitness classes
  • Personal training packages
  • Learn to swim classes and schedules
  • Rentals and party packages

You’ll also find information about our spring 2019 Parks and Recreation programming, including:

  • Youth and family programs
  • Nature programs at the Bob Jones Nature Center
  • Youth and adult athletics
  • Special events

As we put the final touches on Champions Club, in-person registration has been temporarily relocated to Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake.

To learn more about Champions Club services, rentals and memberships, please call (817) 748-8955. For information about our recreational programs, leagues and events, please call (817) 748-8019.

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Soccer Programs Wrap Up Pre-District; Prepare for District Play

Both Soccer Programs have officially wrapped up their pre-district calendar and turned their eyes on their upcoming district schedule. The Lady Dragon Soccer program wrapped up pre-district with a perfect trip through the Georgetown in the Governor’s Cup and Dragon Soccer ended pre-district with an impressive win over a talented L.D. Bell squad.

Lady Dragon Soccer

Pre-district wrapped up at the Governor’s Cup this past weekend with the Lady Dragon’s outscoring their opponents 10-2. They took down talented teams from Leander Rouse, San Antonio Johnson and East View High School in route to the cup win.

Currently the Lady Dragon’s sit atop the TASCO 6A Girls Soccer State Rankings and 14th overall in the nation by MaxPreps. They head into district play with an overall record of 9-0-1 with the tie being against Harvard Westlake out of Studio City, California who is currently ranked number 31 by MaxPreps in the nation for girls soccer.

The Dragons are led in scoring and assists by senior Taylor Tuft who has 10 of each. Madi Drenowatz has netted eight goals during the pre-district schedule as well. Senior keeper Madi Martin has already racked up six shutouts and 36 saves on the season.

The Lady Dragons will head into district play this Friday night at 7:00 against Keller High School at Dragon Stadium.

Dragon Soccer

The Dragons wrapped up pre-district with an impressive win over L.D. Bell on Tuesday. Coach Aaron Cottrell has introduced a new element into the games by naming a “Man of the Match” after each game. This game’s honor goes to Carlos Trevino who netted two goals in the match.

The Dragons head into district play with a perfect 10-0-0 record and are currently ranked fourth in the nation by TopDrawer.com’s Winter Fab 50 and fifth in the state of Texas by MaxPreps.

The team has outscored their opponents this season 34-5 overall. Their tough defense and explosive offense have been hard for opposing teams to figure out thus far.

The team heads into district play this Friday night on the road at Keller High School at 7:00 pm. Follow @SLDragonSoccer on twitter for up to date scores and stats throughout the season.

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Soccer Programs Open Season With Impressive Tournament Performances

The Lady Dragon and Dragon Soccer Programs are off to hot starts in the pre-district portion of their schedules. Both teams have competed impressively in multiple tournaments.

Lady Dragon Soccer

The Lady Dragons competed in the National Elite Prep Showcase (NEPS) the holiday break. NEPS is a showcase that matches up some of the top girl’s soccer programs in the country. The showcase was played at Dragon Stadium and various other stadiums around DFW. The Lady Dragons opened the tournament with a 5-0 shutout of Boerne Champion. Senior Taylor Tuft notched her first hat trick of the season scoring three goals on the opening game. The Lady Dragons went on to finish the tournament 3-0-1 after a draw in the final game. The girls outscored their opponents throughout the national showcase tournament 20-1.

The Lady Dragons carried the scoring over to their three games this past weekend against tough local competition.  Friday, the Lady Dragons played a tough match against the team that ended their 2018 season, Allen. A late goal from Madi Drenowatz sealed the 1-0 victory for the ladies. The Lady Dragons would go on to sweep the weekend with victories over Arlington Martin and Plano.

The Lady Dragons will be traveling to Birkelback Stadium on Thursday to take on Leander Rouse at 10:50 am in the opener of the Lady’s Governor’s Cup Tournament in Georgetown.

Dragon Soccer

The Dragon Soccer Program, under first-year Dragon Coach Aaron Cottrell have opened the season on a hot streak.

The Dragons rolled through the Richland tournament over the holiday break taking care of playoff Perennial team Bowie High School in the opener 3-1. They went on to shut out Eaton High School 6-0 and Trinity 3-0 to cap off the tourney. Robbie Pino had two goals in the Trinity game.

Dragon Soccer opened their home schedule before a raucous crowd with a 3-1 win over Arlington Sam Houston last week. Sam Houston is often considered a powerhouse in high school boy’s soccer. Nolan Mikolasik, Preston Myers and Carlos Trevino netted goals for the Dragons.

The Dragons headed south to Georgetown for the boy’s Governor’s Cup. This tournament is one of the biggest in the state for high school boy’s soccer. The Dragons kept their high scoring offense alive on this trip outscoring their opponents 11-0 over the tournament. The Dragons took down Deer Park, Wolfforth Frenship and San Angelo Central over the weekend trip.

The Dragons will return to action on January 18 versus Colleyville Heritage at Dragon Stadium at 7:30

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