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Instructional Programs





GYMNASTICS

We offer quality developmental gymnastics and tumbling programs to the youth of the community in a wholesome and nurturing environment. The programs start with ages 2-up.

Beginner: learning handstands, cartwheels, and building core strength to hold their weight while pushing their head off the ground in an upside down "bridge" position.

Intermediate: perfecting beginner skills and adding round offs in addition to kicking over from bridge and beginning backhand springs.

Advanced: mastered cartwheels, round offs and has strength to bridge and kick over by themselves to work backhand springs, tucks, layouts 1/2 and full.

All classes include some work in basic USAG requirements for balance beam, vault, and uneven bars.

Team and Pre-team: for kids that can't get enough gymnastics and spend a good bit of their time outside gym upside down. We learn USAG routines and normally compete in a fun competition experience in Tupelo in early April.


TARGET MARKET LOCATION
The programs are for children ages 2-18.
 
Oxford Activity Center
 
OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS RESOURCES
  • Gymnastics Parent & Me - Ages 1-3
  • Gymnastics Tumbling Tots - Ages 3-4
  • Gymnastics High Kickers - Ages 5-7
  • Gymnastics Conditioning/ Basics - Ages 6-18
  • Gymnastics Intermediate - Ages 6-18
  • Gymnastics Intermediate/Advance Tumbling - Ages 6-18
  • Gymnastics All Round - Ages 6-18
  • Gymnastics Pre-Team - Ages 6-18
  • Gymnastics Team - Ages 7-18
  • Gymnastics Boys - Ages 6-16
 
Instructor: Lisa Mitchell
 
DATES OR TIME OF THE YEAR  
Fall(September-December); Spring(February-April);Summer (June-July)
 

  
CONTACT US PRICE
Jared Barkley
[email protected]
Ranges from $90.00-$450.00 (subject to change)



GYMNASTICS FIT-N-FUN

Fit-N-Fun’s child sized equipment allows children to discover color, shape, and movement while developing imagination, coordination, and motor skills. Children's self-confidence grows as their physical fitness level rises.
 
TARGET MARKET LOCATION
The programs are for children ages 1-5.
 
Coach Howell Center 
 
OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS RESOURCES
  • Fit-N-Fun - Ages 1-2
  • Fit-N-Fun - Ages 2-3
  • Fit-N-Fun - Ages 3-5
Instructor: Shannon Cain
 
DATES OR TIME OF THE YEAR  
Fall(September-December); Spring(February-April);Summer (June-July)
 
 
CONTACT US PRICE
Jared Barkley
[email protected]
Range from $120.00-$150.00 (subject to change)



KARATE

Our Karate classes cater to men, women, and children with all different levels of experience. We are dedicated to developing your martial art skills. Elements that will be covered consist of: karate, kung-fu, Kobudo, stick fighting, sparring, self-defense, and bag work.

Students will develop and build personal character traits such as self-discipline, self-control, self-confidence, coordination, flexibility, agility, focus, and respect. Safety is our first principle. We also attend tournaments, learn fighting, self-defense, and have separate pricing for individual equipment and uniforms.
TARGET MARKET  LOCATION
The programs are for children and adults.
 
Oxford Activity Center/Coach Howell Center 
 
OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS RESOURCES
  • Beginner - Ages 5-10
  • Mixed - Ages11-15
  • Adults- Ages 16 & Up
Instructor: Master Norbert Woods
6th, 9th, and 10th Degree Certification in Isshinryu Karate, Dai-Kido-Kwando, and Na-Kido-Jutsu.
A lifetime member of The United States Head of Family Martial Arts Association, a member of The World Korean Arts Union, Inducted into The International Bantu Head of Family/Sokeship Warriors Council of The Year 2011, and Founder and Grand Master of Na-Chi-Do-Jutsu

DATES OR TIME OF THE  YEAR
 
Fall — (September-December);
Spring — (February-May)
Summer — (June-July)
 
 
CONTACT US PRICE
Jared Barkley
[email protected]
Range from $175.00-$200.00 (subject to change)



ADULT TENNIS

Instructional group drills for the beginner and intermediate player. Students will become familiar with the techniques of serves, ground strokes and volleys. Lessons will also include the basic of singles and doubles match play.
 
TARGET MARKET LOCATION
The programs are for adults.
 
FNC Tennis Center - John Leslie Courts
 
OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS RESOURCES
  • Adult Beginner - Ages 18 - up
  • Adult Match Play - Ages 18 - up
  • Adult Tennis (Drills & Strategies) - Ages 18 - up
  • Cardio Tennis - Ages 18 - up
Instructor: USPTA Pros -
Debbie Swindoll
Louis Nash

 
DATES OR TIME OF THE YEAR  
Fall(September-December); Spring(February-April);Summer (June-July)
 

 
CONTACT US PRICE
Emily Keiser
ekeiser@oxfordparkcommission.com
Range from $75.00-$140.00 (subject to change)



YOUTH TENNIS

Instructional group drills for the beginner and intermediate players. Students will become familiar with the techniques of serves, ground strokes and volleys. Will include the basic of single and doubles match play.
 
TARGET MARKET LOCATION
The programs are for children ages 8-18.
 
FNC Tennis Center - John Leslie Courts
 
OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS RESOURCES
  • Tennis Beginner - Ages 8-12
  • Team Tennis Intermediate Techniques - Ages 8-14
  • High Performance Tennis (U10) - Ages 8-10
  • High School Doubles - Ages 12-18
  • Junior Match Play - Ages 8-18
Instructors: USPTA Pros-
Debbie Swindoll
Ashley Freeman 
Kristi Boxx
Louis Nash 
Judson Watson
DATES OR TIME OF THE YEAR  
Fall — (September-December); Spring — (February-April);
Summer — (June-July)
 

 
CONTACT US PRICE
Emily Keiser
ekeiser@oxfordparkcommission.com
Range from $75.00-$140.00 (subject to change)



QUICK START TENNIS

Quick Start Tennis is the USTA's new kid-sized format for teaching kids the "sport for a lifetime." Quick Start has changed the teaching approach from traditional instruction to "play to learn" and added fitness and conditioning activities that work on agility, balance, coordination and reaction time.
 
TARGET MARKET LOCATION
The programs are for children ages 4-8.
 
FNC Tennis Center - John Leslie Courts
 
OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS RESOURCES
  • Quick Start Tennis - Ages 4-5
  • Quick Start Tennis - Ages 6-8
Instructors: USPTA Pros:
Ashley Freeman

 
DATES OR TIME OF THE YEAR  
Fall — September-December); Spring — (February-April);
Summer — (June-July)
 

 
CONTACT US PRICE
Emily Keiser
ekeiser@oxfordparkcommission.com
$140 (subject to change)




OLYMPIC FENCING

Fencing is the Olympic sport of sword-fighting that teaches discipline, dexterity and endurance. You use footwork and handwork to score touches on your opponent with the tip of your blade. There are three weapons in fencing: the Foil, Épeé and Sabre.
 
TARGET MARKET LOCATION
The programs are for children ages 10-18.
 
Oxford Activity Center
 
OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS RESOURCES
  • Olympic Fencing Beginner - Ages 10 and up
  • Olympic Fencing Intermediate - Ages 10 and up
  • Olympic Fencing Team Level 1 - Ages 9-13
  • Olympic Fencing Team Level 2 - Ages 14-18
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Instructor: Mrs. Linda Davis
 
DATES OR TIME OF THE YEAR  
Fall — (September-December); Spring — (February-April); Summer — (June-July)
 

 
CONTACT US PRICE
Jared Barkley
[email protected]
Range from $260.00-$500.00 (subject to change)



FUNdamentals of Cooking

Let your kids learn some valuable, long-lasting skills. Elizabeth Speed instructs children ages 8 to 13 in this culinary class that also features the importance of ingredients and nutrition. She shares her extensive knowledge, creating interesting dishes and improving skills that can last a lifetime. Our FUNdamentals of Cooking offering services beginners looking to learn more about kitchen work, intermediate level chefs and those that have progressed into a more advancing setting. All of the recipes in the class are shared so that they can be replicated in your kitchen.

TARGET MARKET                                                                 PRICE
Kids 8 to 13 years old.                                                           Price varies depending on activity. 
   

CONTACT US
Jared Barkley
[email protected]


DAY CAMP

Our camps are designed to give children an active, fun environment to enjoy their time off from school. Each kid is required to bring two snacks and a lunch each day. We do a lot of running activities, so please wear suitable clothing.
 
TARGET MARKET LOCATION
Youth ages 5-13 years old
 
Oxford Activity Center
 
OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS RESOURCES
Day Camps from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
 
DATES OR TIME OF THE YEAR  

Summer Day Camps four weeks in June and four weeks in July
Pilgrim Day Camp during Thanksgiving Holidays
Holly Jolly Session 1 & 2 during Christmas Holidays
Spring Break Day Camp during Spring Break of Oxford Schools
 


 
CONTACT US PRICE
Felisa Bonner
[email protected]
Varies per camp. Summer offering is $300 per session, per child. $75-$90 a week for holiday camps. 



OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

We offer safe and fun, family outings to explore creation. We provide outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy together.
 
TARGET MARKET LOCATION
Individuals and Families.  Minimum age may depend on activity.
 
All around North Mississippi
 
OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS RESOURCES
Outdoor activities include: hiking, canoeing, and fishing.
 

DATES OR TIME OF THE YEAR  
We offer trips on Saturdays year round.
 

 
CONTACT US PRICE
Jared Barkley
[email protected]
  • $50.00 for Canoe (up to two paddlers per canoe)
  • $5 per person on hiking and fishing trips
  • Fees subject to change




INTRO TO SOCIAL DANCE

 In this class, students will learn the fun dances such as the Salsa, Foxtrot, and Single Swing along with other styles.

 These styles are beneficial styles to know as they can be danced at most any dance event including weddings, on cruises, or at just about any event where a band is playing.

Ages: Adults 18 and older

Seasons: Fall (September – October), Spring (March-May)

Location: Coach Howell Activity Center

Cost: $50-$60 (subject to change)

Instructor: Teachers from The Dance Studio of Tupelo and Oxford



BOXING CLINIC

 Participants will learn fundamental boxing and self-defense with traditional and modern techniques involving cardio, plyometrics, low resistance workouts, and interval training. 

 Physical contact such as sparring will not occur in the OPC classes.

 Ages: Youth 8-17 and Adults 18 and Up

Seasons: Fall (August – November), Spring (February-May)

Location: Oxford Activity Center

Cost: $180 for Youth, $210 for Adults (subject to change)

Head Instructor: TG Gordon

Golden Glove participant; USA Boxing Amateur participant; USA Boxing Coach






CO-ED RECREATIONAL LACROSSE

 Introductory Lacrosse. No experience required!

Learning, fun, and playing are the guiding principles of the program.

This program does not require any equipment beyond the stick and ball and mouth guard.  If you do not have a lacrosse stick, one will be ordered for you. We play with a soft lacrosse ball.

The program will focus on small-sided, non-contact, games with instruction mixed in.

Coaches will break players into teams at each meeting working to mix and match abilities. Only two-thirds of a team’s players are allowed on offense/in the offensive end at one time. For example, if playing 6 v6, only 4 players may be on offense at any one time.

Game length will be flexible based on how quickly we complete the clinic portion of each Sunday’s meeting. It is our goal to use one-half of each meeting for our games.

Ages: Youth 7-14

Seasons: Fall (August-October), Spring (March-May)

Location: mTrade Park

Cost: $45 for those who have a Lacrosse stick, $65 for those who do not have a Lacrosse stick (subject to change)

Head Instructor: Brian Fisher

10+ years as high school lacrosse coach; former recreation and program coordinator; 25+ years coaching soccer recreational through high school level.


WRESTLING CLINIC

 The objective of the class will be to introduce participants to the sport of wrestling and improve in a fun and exciting environment. Improve the individual's agility, strength, and self-confidence. Wrestling is a great way for your child to build character and learn self-defense. This program strives to build champions on and off the mat.

We will be focusing on folk-style wrestling.

Ages: 4-8 and 9-14

Seasons: Summer (May-June)

Location: Oxford Activity Center

Cost: $25 (subject to change)

Head Instructor: Brandon Beckerdite

USA Wrestling certified coach, Mississippi Wrestling Foundation Board member, 20+ years of wrestling experience, Illinois state placer.

BELLY DANCING

 This class gives you the understanding of basic belly dance technique, posturing, language, move execution and it helps you to build necessary strength. We will take all of the movements learned and put them into an easy to learn choreography.

Ages: 16 and Up

Seasons: Fall (September-November), Spring (February-May), Summer (June-July)

Location: Coach Howell Activity Center

Cost: $60 (subject to change)

Instructor: Rachel Coleman

Belly dance instructor since 2007

BOLLYWOOD DANCE

Bollywood dance is an informal or commercial name for the dance on the music or songs from Indian Movies. This unique style gets its roots from Indian Classical and Folk dances like Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Bhangra, Garbha, etc. Bollywood dance is a combination of hands, legs, and body movements along with expressions that shows emotions. It is a very interesting form of exercises where a student learns to move their body, face, eyes, and hands rhythmically with musical timing.

Class Structure

The instructor will pick a song according to the age group, Bollywood has some basic hand, leg, body, head, and eye movements, these basic dance moves help beginners to learn the whole composition easily because all the other steps are based on these.

Ages: Youth (7-12) and Adults

Location: Oxford Activity Center

Cost: $60 (Youth), $65 (Adults)

Instructor: Jyothsna Sankar


 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Contact

Oxford Park Commission

396 Price Street 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 662-232-2379

Contact Us

Oxford Park Commission

396 Price Street 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 662-232-2379

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