The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of sports academies throughout the summer.
All academies are offered Monday-Friday 9am-12pm unless otherwise noted.
To register for available summer sports academies please click here.
Leesburg at Leisure Class Schedule
(Ages 6-16) Whether learning for the first time, or brush up on skills, this academy can help prepare your child to play flag football. Offensive, defensive, and flag pulling skills will be stressed during the classes. Bring a snack and plenty of fluids daily. All participants must wear mouth guards.
(Ages 7-12) Want to improve your game this summer? Join us at our lacrosse academy where you will learn how to improve your passing, catching, cradling, scooping, and shooting. This is a non-contact academy that allows the participants to learn the defensive and offensive skills to play the game successfully. Basic equipment is provided but feel free to bring your own stick if you have one.
(Ages 6-12) Improve your skills at our summer soccer academies. Build a strong foundation by learning the basics of dribbling, passing, stopping, offensive positions, defensive positions, and scoring. These academies will start with the fundamentals and build upon those skills into advanced skills. These skills will be put to use in small games that participants will play against each other.
(Ages 9-15) The Volleyball Academy will focus on teaching the mechanics and fundamental skills needed for this great sport. In this camp, we will work on refining all aspects of the game along with teaching more advanced plays and aspects often left out during team coaching. Skills will be taught through a variety of drills and games designed by the coaches. The Volleyball Academy will meet at Ida Lee Recreation Center’s basketball courts.
Nike Basketball Day Camps
These camps run Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm and Friday 9am-12pm.
(Ages 8-15) Nike Basketball Camp will return to Ida Lee Park Recreation Center this summer for three weeks. The camps will be directed by Coach Awvee Storey, former NBA player and current assistant player development and video coordinator for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. These camps help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and enhance their skill set at the post, wing, or guard position. The instruction will focus on the game’s fundamentals, instilling the importance of commitment, teamwork, character, and sportsmanship helping each camper reach his/her full potential.
- Experienced staff with specifically-designed curriculum
- Special guest instruction from former/current WNBA players
- Individual and team-focused skill stations and game-level competitions
- Official Nike Camp T-Shirt, Certificate, daily prizes, and awards