Youth Sports 2017-09-02T15:22:36+00:00

Youth Sports 

Over the years the Buhl Community Recreation Center has provided countless sports, games and activities for our youth in the Shenango Valley.  In that same spirit we are providing additional youth programs which focus on physical activity and teamwork in a fun and safe environment for girls and boys of all ages.  In order to promote youth sports we have established a team of youth sports coaches who are dedicated and committed to serve the kids as well as the school districts of our valley. 

The Buhl Community Recreation Center’s history has always been to help promote youth activities in the Shenango Valley.  We want to experience this opportunity, to have a great recreational facility available for your kids!  So please give us your input, we want to hear from you!  This is your chance to tell us what you want available for your kids.  Also, if you have any interest in volunteering as a future coach or assistant in any sport let us know.

We recognize that future generations stand before us as our children, let’s give them every opportunity to succeed, develop and have fun at the Buhl Community Recreation Center.


 Youth Basketball Skills and Drills with Penn State’s Andre Smith

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Coach Andre Smith – Penn State Shenango Basketball Coach

Fall Session 1

7 week session

Fees: $25 member, $50 non member

Registration: August 15th and 17th 4:30-6:30pm.



Wednesdays starting September 13th

  • Ages 6-9 at 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Ages 10-12 at 7:00pm-8:00pm

Saturdays starting September 16th

  • Ages 3-5 at 10:15am-11:00am
To register stop by the front desk or call 724-981-3700 ext. 102

Fall registration for youth programs is August 15th and 17th (4:30 to 6:30pm)


Youth Softball Clinic

Fall Session 1: Saturdays beginning September 23rd. 7 week session.

Ages 5-8 11:30AM-12:30PM Learn the basic understanding of the game along with equipment. Learn the correct way to throw and catch the ball. The proper way to stand, hold and swing a bat. Improve on hand-eye coordination and running mechanics.

Ages 9-14 12:30PM-1:30PM Touch base on the general understanding of the game. Work on the proper way to field a ground ball and catch a fly ball. Proper hitting, throwing and catching mechanics. Learn how to play a position (pitching and catching included) and make the correct play. Improve on base running skills

Fee: $25 member, $50 non member

Instructor: Haley Thirion – Haley played through Hubbard community youth league from ages 4-14 and at Hubbard High School from 2007-2011. She played travel ball from ages 10-20. She coached rec ball for 8 years and travel ball for the past 7 years. Haley is the former softball coach at Kennedy Catholic High School and the current softball coach at Poland Seminary High School.

Open Registration starts August 17th for Fall Session 1

For more information contact: Michelle Bower | Program Director 724-981-3700 ext. 108 |


Preschool Sports

Just added! Fall Session 1 – 7 week session

Ages 3-5
Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:15pm beginning September 12th
Class Description:
Soccer- passing, dribbling, kicking to score, moving the ball.
Baseball/Softball- throwing and catching with beanbags, throwing at targets, throwing and catching with softy balls, running bases game. Volleyball with balloons and beach balls.  Parachute day, tag games, relay races, listening games, bowling and scooter games!

Instructor: Dani Johnson
Fees: $25 member $50 non member
Open Registration starts August 17th for Fall Session 1