Youth Recreation

Field HockeyFall Field Hockey

This program has been SO much fun, we're back at it again for the 3rd year!  Experienced and new players are all welcome.  We will develop skills such a dribbling, passing, shooting, stick handling, defensive skills, and learn the essential rules.  All skills are reinforced through fun activities and weekly inter-squad scrimmages.  Please bring a mouth guard, water bottle, and shin guards.

Grades 2-5 | Essex Elementary School Field
Tue, September 8-October 13 | 5-6:30 PM
Instructors: Dan Farnham & Ally Vile

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soccer sparks logoSoccer Sparks        

Learn to play soccer and improve skills in a low pressure, high skill learning environment. This program utilizes fun and games so that children develop a love for soccer without the stress of competitive play. Taught by USSF nationally certified coaches, the “all-ball” training techniques help kids reach their maximum potential while emphasizing fair play and enjoyment of the sport    

Essex Middle School
Sat, September 12-October 3 & October 17-November 7
Ages 2-3 9-9:30 AM
Ages 3-4 9:35-10:05AM
Ages 4-5 10:10-10:55AM
Ages 6-9 11-11:45AM
$55 Essex/$65 Non-Essex
Instructor: Dragomir Parvanov of Soccer Sparks

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Bestfit_logoNavigating the College Process during COVID 19

In “normal” times, deciding where and how to apply to college is challenging enough, now we have the added dimension of doing so during a pandemic. Although finding a college that is a "good fit" is still the goal, you may consider different criteria. This workshop looks at what changes are happening, and what you might want to do differently.         

Grade 11-12 with parents | Online
Tue, September 22 | 6:30-8 PM
Instructor: Penny Klein  

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College-Planning-e1384319472702College Planning: What Should We Be Doing Now?

College Planning: What Should We Be Doing Now?
Are you wondering where to begin? Do you know what colleges are looking for?
Are you aware of what resources are available? This workshop will introduce you to the college search and application process and how to make it as stress-free as possible.      

Grades 9-10 with parents | Online
Tue, October 6 | 6:30-8 PM
Instructor: Penny Klein

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Youth Pickleball ClinicYouth-Pickleball

There's no better time to learn this amazing, fast-paced, competitive paddle game than when you're young!  Join us each week for a progressive clinic focused on teaching the basic rules, fundamentals, and tactics of the game.  

Grades 4-9 | Cascade Park
Sat, September 26- October 24 (No Program 10/3) | 2 -3 pm

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Parents' Night Out          Parents night out 

Looking for a night out without the kids? Send them to us for a movie, pizza from Little Caesar’s, popcorn and games! Kids can bring their pjs, a pillow, and a blanket to get cozy for the movie. Children must be potty trained.

AGES 3–10 | Maple Street
Fri, October 16 | 5:30-9:00PM
$20 one child/$15 second child

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