Have you ever pondered just how your local recreation center could play a role in furthering the understanding between the many diverse cultures that exist in our community today? Of course there are the usual forays into sports/athletics, as well as festivals/events, and the now exploding area of health and fitness. Well now Mallard Creek is please to offer two very distinctive and enriching opportunities aimed at helping bridge the cultural divide. The first seeks to capitalize on the latest fitness sensation sweeping the nation – Zumba; with its reliance on the hard driving fusion of Latin and International music, Zumba creates a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system that incorporates fun as one of its core objectives. If you are truly looking for a fitness alternative that is as fun as it is challenging then this is the class for you. Long gone will be the feeling of anxiety that many have at the mere thought of an ordinary aerobics class, or the sheer terror of the thought of forty-five minutes on torture device such as the elliptical, stair-stepper, or treadmill. Zumba in to a workout but a party, so bring a friend, meet new friends, and dance away the pounds. Classes will be offered every Wednesday from 5:00 to 5:45 at an incredible cost of $3.00 for non-members and $1.00 for members of the Mallard Creek fitness center. The other opportunity is Spanish for toddlers. Why wait to give your toddler a jump on mastering Spanish as a second language. Over the course of five weeks your child can learn to count, basic colors, shapes, and body parts through interactive, creative and physical activities. Classes will meet on Mondays from 11:00 am to 11:45. For more information on either of these two you can contact Ms. Erica Espinoza at 704-548-8234 ext. 235.
We here at Mallard Creek have also kicked-off the registration period for our countywide youth baseball league. If you're looking for an opportunity to get your child out and active as the weather gets warm then here is a great one. Our youth sports programming is built around the following three goals:
1.Safety2.Fun3.Participant Development based on: a. Everyone Plays: Provide opportunities to learn skills and improve conditioning my minimizing roster sizes and ensuring players play at least half of every game. b. Balance teams that are evenly balanced on age and experience. c. Positive Coaching: Train and encourage coaches to develop a child’s sense of self-worth. d. Sportsmanship: Create a safe, fair, fun, and positive environment based on mutual respect.
The age divisions are: 4 – 6 Tee ball7-8 Coach’s Pitch Baseball9-10 Baseball
Registration will run for January 31st, 2011 until February 25th, 2011. If you would like to find out more about our youth baseball program please feel free to contact me, Antonio Murphy at 704-548-8234 ext. 225.
Lastly, as hard as it is to imagine if you are still unfamiliar with The Mallard Creek Recreation Center check us out on YouTube or stop by for a tour.