Branching out in Athletics

by | May 3, 2021

JPRD Girls Soccer Team after the State Cup
JPRD Boys’ Soccer Team after winning the State Cup
Parks and Recreation are branching out to showcase extraordinary youth talent in Jefferson Parish. The JPRD Athletics Division sent two teams to compete for the Louisiana State Open Cup, and the Department’s Leisure Services Division will have two swim teams, one on the Eastbank and one on the Westbank, compete around Jefferson Parish this summer.


Two All-Star teams competed in the Louisiana State Open Cup Soccer Championship in Baton Rouge April 24-25. The 11-12-year-old girls soccer team competed against the Lafourche Legacy soccer team. The JPRD team fell short of the victory in the Lamar Hunt Open Cup. The boy’s team took home the 2021 Lamar Hunt State Champions title, bringing the win to Jefferson Parish. “Congratulations to the entire JPRD Soccer community on their recent success in the Louisiana State Cup. The commitment from our players and coaches has taken our program to new heights,” said Tim Collins, Recreation Administrator-Athletics.

Swim Team

The JPRD swim team is the first in Jefferson Parish Recreation and will compete this summer against other local swim teams and try to gain a spot at the end-of-season event The Meet of Champs. The swim team will consist of children ages 6-17 years old and will service Eastbank and Westbank residents with Eastbank participants training at the EJ YMCA and Westbank participants training at Johnny Jacobs pool. JPRD is excited to see more young talent showcased in Jefferson Parish.

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