2014 Easley Recreation Football Registration

2014 FootballRegistration APRIL 28TH – MAY 30TH
Late registrations will be taken ONLY if space is available.

AGES 5 – 12 AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

Registration Fees:

  • In-City: $60.00
  • Out-of-City: $80.00


  • 5 & 6 yr. old Division – June 2nd at 6:30 pm
  • 7 & 8 yr. old Division – June 2nd at 7:30 pm
  • 9 & 10 yr. old Division – June 3rd at 6:30 pm
  • 11 & 12 yr. old Division – June 3rd at 7:30 pm

If your child attends an elementary school it must be an Easley school. We will be assigning teams based on the elementary school each player attends. You will be contacted by a Head Coach concerning practice dates and team information.

Online Registration Begins April 14th

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2014 Easley Recreation Cheerleading Registration

CheerleadingFor Ages 5 – 12 as of September 1, 2014

Registration Dates: April 28th – May 30th

Registration Fees:

  • $60.00 in city
  • $80.00 out of city

Uniform Cost $80.
Same uniform as last year.

Uniform fittings will be as follows:

  • June 12th from 6:30pm until 7:30pm
  • June 19th from 6:30pm until 7:30pm

(Uniform includes top, skirt, bloomers, and pompoms)

Cheer Camp will be:

  • Friday, July 18th – 6pm till 8pm at Larry Bagwell Gym AND
  • Saturday, July 19th – 9am till 11am and 1pm till 3pm at Larry Bagwell Gym


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City Receives Grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund

BaseBall-GrantThe City of Easley announced today that it was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $65,000 from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF).  The grant will support the addition of field lighting on two youth baseball fields in Pope Field Baseball Park.  The field lighting equipment will be provided at a significant discount through a partnership between BTF and Musco Lighting, Inc., a leader in the sports lighting industry.

The field lighting project will allow the Easley Recreation Department to address safety concerns due to outdated lighting. “The lighting grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund will help Easley Recreation increase safety and usability of facilities and will allow Little League Baseball programs to grow,” Recreation Director Gregg Powell said.  “The future of baseball in Easley is bright and new Little League divisions will be added this year.”

“The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is pleased to assist the City of Easley in its continued effort to provide quality, safe facilities for its players,” said Cathy Bradley, Executive Director of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund.  “We are happy to be involved in a project that will support the growth of youth baseball and softball in this community.  A special thanks our partner, Musco Lighting, Inc., for its continued support of our grant recipients.  Without Musco’s expertise and generosity, projects like this one would not be possible.”

“Musco Sports Lighting is honored to be working with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to help the City of Easley update their recreational facilities, increasing safety and usability to serve local Little Leaguers,” said Musco representative Barry Jones. “We look forward to working with them to light their existing fields, allowing for development and growth of the programs for the kids.”

The City has begun the process of ordering new lights and selected an electrical firm for the installation.  The lighting project is scheduled for completion by August 31, 2013.

About the Baseball Tomorrow Fund

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball designed to promote the growth of youth baseball and softball throughout the world by awarding grants to support field renovation and construction projects, equipment and uniform purchases, coaches training material and other selected program expenses. Since its formation by MLB and the MLBPA in 1999, BTF has awarded more than 700 grants totaling more than $24 million to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia. Approximately 330,000 youth players have benefited from programs and facilities supported by the fund. BTF also facilitates league-wide initiatives including the collection and distribution of new and gently used equipment to organizations in need as well as field maintenance education clinics.  For more information, visit baseballtomorrowfund.com and follow BTF on Facebook, Twitter and MLBlogs.

About Musco Lighting

Musco Sports Lighting, a proud partner of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, has specialized in the design and manufacture of athletic field lighting for over 35 years. Recognized around the globe as the world-class leader in sports lighting, Musco’s Green Generation Lighting® enhances the playing of Americas favorite pastime while cutting energy costs and the impact on the environment. Working with many prestigious organizations worldwide, Musco has played a key role in developing guidelines for safe, efficient sports facilities. Musco is a proud partner with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Little League® Baseball and Softball, Babe Ruth League, Minor League Baseball, and the Amateur Softball Association. For more about Musco Sports Lighting, visit www.musco.com.

About the City of Easley

Since Easley’s founding in 1874, community athletics have existed.  The once vibrant textile mill baseball leagues shaped a passion for the sport that bound the community together.  Easley’s mission is to provide a quality recreational department that serves everyone in the community by offering programs and facilities that improve the quality of life for its citizens.  In 1981, the decision was made to bring Little League Baseball to Easley.  Today the City of Easley has a reputation for highly esteemed youth athletic programs, and is also known as the home of the Big League World Series.

Number One Volleyball Camp Returns to Easley!

Number One Volleyball CampThe Number One Volleyball Camp, with 3 sessions provided for students from the primary to the high school level, returns to the Larry Bagwell Gymnasium! The goals of the camp have always been to provide top quality instruction in a fun, hard-working environment, at an affordable cost. This is the 19th year the former Head Coach at Pickens High, Peggy Anthony, has conducted a camp in Pickens County. Nikki Anthony is the Assistant Director.

Last year the successful camp was held at the Easley Rec for the first time and a total of ninety-nine campers attended! Even though the early registration deadline has passed, spots are still available for the 2013 camp, so get your info in asap!

  • Session One, for 9th -12th Elite Players will be held June 19, 20, and 21—9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Session Two, for rising 2nd through 4th graders, will be held June 24, 25, 26, & 27, from 9 AM until Noon.
  • Session Three, for rising 5th through 9th graders, will be held June 24, 25, 26, & 27, from 1:30 until 5 PM.

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Brochures may also be obtained from JD Sports in Pickens, Larry Bagwell Gymnasium, or by contacting Peggy Anthony at (864) 878-3981. For any updates, “Like” us on Facebook.

Tanner Smith Skills Camp

Tanner Smith Skills CampThe Tanner Smith Skills Camp’s objective is to teach young players the basic skills necessary to be a successful player. With the combination of individual attention, a fun learning environment, engaging guest speakers, and competitive games, we hope that every camper improves their basketball skill and I.Q. throughout the four days.

General Camp Information
Camp is open to both boys and girls.
Campers will receive a t-shirt at the end of camp.

What campers can expect to learn:

  • Basic and Advanced 1 on 1 moves
  • Fundamental shooting form
  • Defensive footwork and positioning
  • How to be a good teammate
  • How to be a good player, student, and person in the community

Camp Dates: Monday, July 15- Thursday, July 18.

Ages and Times:

  • Rising 3rd to 5th Graders 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Rising 6th to 9th Graders 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Camp Cost:
$100 with pre-registration
$120 at the door
Limited Space Available




Camp is located at the Easley Recreation Center
111 Walkers Way Easley, SC 29642
Phone (864) 855-7933

Pat Powers Volleyball Camp

VBClinics.comThe Nation’s #1 Volleyball Clinic is coming to Easley, SC!
Olympic Gold Medalist and the Nation’s premier skills instructor, Pat Powers, will be at
JB Owens Recreations Facility on June 17-18(9am-4pm,9am-2pm) to present the highly successful “Over-Correction” method of skill development.

This Advanced Clinic is for Junior Players and Will Cover:
1. How to pass using backspin on the ball
2. How to acquire more power when hitting
3. How to use your peripheral vision when hitting
4. How to line up an approach to hit
5. Setters: How to time your hitters
6. Setters: How to run an offense
7. How to “snap” a ball when hitting and serving
8. Why to watch only the hitter when playing defense (important!)
9. How to develop a great float and jump serve
10 Advanced blocking techniques
11. Verbal and non-verbal communication

The three fundamentals stressed in the clinic common to all team sports are:
1. Playing the game of volleyball three seconds into the future
2. Using peripheral vision when playing
3. Reacting to bodies instead of the ball

**Competition suited for all skill levels**
**Juniors: Learn how to position yourself for a college scholarship**
**Over 1970 Participants in 2011**

What you get:
* 12 hours of the best instruction in the nation!
* Camp T-Shirt!
* 3-Page Tip Handout Sheet! Registration Fee: $140

To sign up, please visit http://www.VBClinics.Com E-mail <mailto:”Pat@VBClinics.Com”>Pat@VBClinics.Com Phone (760) 635-3994
$5 box lunch consisting of Subway sandwich chips/fruit and drink will be avaliable each day.

Batting Center Rules

 J .B. “Red” Owens Sports Complex Batting Center

To promote visitor safety and enjoyment of the center the rules are as follows:

  1. Patrons must come by Larry Bagwell Gymnasium front desk for key(s). Patrons must leave a driver’s license to get key(s).
  2. There is a 2 hour maximum time limit.
  3. No metal cleats/spikes. Plastic cleats, turf shoes, and sneakers only.
  4. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  5. No food, tobacco, drink, gum, or sunflower seeds allowed.
  6. Abusive use and/or damaging of the batting cages will result in immediate removal and loss of privilege.
  7. All batters are required to wear a Little League approved protective batting helmet at all times while in the batting cage.
  8. All patrons will follow all other City of Easley park rules .


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August 2011 Recreation Committee Meeting

Recreation Committee Meeting

August 9, 2011, 8:00 a.m.

Conference Room City Hall

Members Present: City Administrator Fox Simons, Mayor Larry Bagwell, Councilman Brian Garrison, Councilman Chris Mann, Councilwoman Kim Valentin, Gregg Powell, Scott Price.

The press was notified and Jeff Brush with The Easley Patch, and Jason Evans with the Easley Progress was present.  Lisa Garrett served as the recording secretary.

Councilman Garrison called the meeting to order and turned it over to Mr. Simons.

First item discussed was the gym floor.  Service Master has been out drying the floor but it is still buckling. The estimate to repair is approximately $50,000 and it will be filed on the city’s insurance. The work will begin Aug. 10th.  Gregg is currently working on getting estimates from different sprinkler companies to try and correct this problem from happening again.

The concession stand is out to bid the budget was $175,000 to $200,000. So far the low bid is $325,000.00.  The kitchen and acceleration in building prices if the reason for the high estimates.

Pre-bid for the batting cages opens the 16th. There is also some concern in pricing for this project also.

Florence and Hutchin is giving an estimate to fix the parking lot where the soccer fields are.  All three of these projects will be discussed when all the cost are in.

With the BLWS just completing the Mayor had some concern over the lack of shade at the fields for the spectators.  He would like some discussion on which is more important, batting cages or shade.  But the question was how shade can be utilized and still see the field from the press box.

The new playground equipment is in at Hagood Park.  Suggestions have been made for a dog park within the city.  Hagood Park has a good location for this type of park but again trees would need to be planted for more shade.  The plan for Hagood also includes 2 sand volleyball courts and the tennis and basketball courts being resurfaced.  Also a possible horseshoe area and gravel parking.

The Dog Park would have separate areas for small dogs and large dogs.  Dogs cannot be left unattended. There would also be water fountains for dogs and their owners. Benches would also be provided.

Councilwoman Valentin suggested some type of art work be put up along the walking trail at the complex.  Have the schools, for example, have students art work (large scale) displayed for a certain length of time and it changed out several types a year or every so many weeks.  This could encourage more people to use the trails.

Mr. Simons met with Charlie Johnson, a consultant out of Chicago, about doing a market analysis for naming rights at the complex. The cost would be $8800.00.  This could possibly bring in $50,000 in revenue over a 10 yr period of time for one name right, i.e. Wachovia Bank Court, Palmetto Easley Hospital Field, etc. After the study Gregg and Scott would solicit sponsorship.   Mayor Bagwell suggested Scott Price do the job instead of paying someone else to do the same thing. Councilwoman Valentin was in agreement with the Mayor. Councilman Mann suggested a sub-committee of the recreation committee of citizens to help with marketing ideas and get involved to bring in more contacts.  Everyone was in agreement.

Councilman Mann suggested having a brick walkway between fields 3 and 1 and sell the bricks as a fund raiser.  More information will be obtained on this project.

Scott Price suggested the complex have better signage directing people to the different fields, more information to come on this.

The gym hours were discussed; currently the gym is open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.  mon-sat. and 1-5 on Sundays. Councilman Mann suggested the committee talk to the people who are using the gym in the early morning hours and see how it would affect them if the hours were changed. There was also some discussion on charging a higher fee for out of city residence. This was tabled until the next meeting.

There was some discussion about a plaque in the gym for the Mayor with his bio and picture; also one for J.B. Red Owens. This way visitors would know who these people are and why the park was named after them.

The City Athletic Hall of Fame was discussed briefly. The last person inducted was Stanley Morgan in 1990. It was suggested that a citizen committee be formed to set up some criteria.

The committee will meet again in 4-6 weeks. The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 a.m.