Youth Programs

The Tallmadge Recreation Department has a number of fitness and enrichment programs for children of all ages and we continually strive to add more programs! You do not have to be a Tallmadge Recreation Center member to participate in these programs. You may register for these programs by calling the Tallmadge Recreation Center at 330-634-2349 or online by clicking 'Register' above and searching for the class name.

Babysitter's Training Classes

These American Red Cross classes provide children ages 11-15 with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. The class covers leadership, safety, behavior, basic care, first aid and good business practices. Classes are held in the fall, winter, spring and summer at the Tallmadge Recreation Center.

Home School Gym

Kids will participate in a variety of individual and team-based sports and physical activities. Weekly classes will feature a warm up, stretch and exercise segment, 1 mile and 1/2 mile timed run, fun sports and a cool down at the end. Punch passes are available and drop ins welcome. Ages 5-17 welcome. Home School Gym follows the City of Tallmadge School calendar (September - May). Sessions are held on Thursdays from 12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Dance & Cheer

This class is offered in the fall, winter and spring on Saturday mornings at the Recreation Center. It is a recreational dance and cheer class that teaches children ages 4-10 years old the fundamentals of dance, cheerleading and fitness. Each session will end with a dance and cheer performance by each class at their regularly scheduled class time. Participants should bring a water bottle and dress comfortably in workout or dance attire and athletic shoes.

Ballet Kids With Brittany

This class for children ages 4-6 will teach children the fundamentals of Ballet. It is usually held on Sunday afternoons in the fall, winter and spring at the Recreation Center. Each session ends with a recital during the class time.

Hip Hop Teens With Brittany

Children ages 7-13 will learn age-appropriate contemporary dances. This class is usually held on Sunday afternoons in the fall, winter and spring at the Recreation Center. Each session ends with a recital during class time.

Art Classes

We have a variety of art classes, including drawing, painting, pumpkin carving and toy making. These classes teach art techniques and students create masterpieces to take home.

Swim Lessons

Summer Swim Lessons are held at Maca pool for children over the summer.

Important Concussion Information

Ohio's "Return to Play" Bill goes into effect April 26, 2013. The bill is designed to increase concussion awareness and recognition in parents, coaches and officials in youth sports programs. All Tallmadge Recreation Department coaches and youth sports leaders will be certified in concussion awareness and recognition. View the Concussion Information for Parents (PDF).

Together, we can help protect children from more serious concussion related problems!