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Maplewood Recreation Department: YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS
Below is a list of our current and upcoming sports programs. You can register for these programs at: https://register.communitypass.net/maplewood. You may have to register for certain programs at their specific organization websites listed below.

If you have any questions regarding any of our programs, please feel free to contact the Recreation Department at (973) 763-4202.

Parent and Me Soccer Squirts:
Ages 2-3. Cost $150. US Sports Institute’s Parent & Me Soccer Squirts classes are a fun and positive introduction to soccer for children aged 2-3!  With a parent participating by their side, kids will have fun learning the fundamental skills of soccer through a program of structured activities, fun based games, and scrimmages. Each session will focus on maximizing participation and learning through a variety of fun games designed to stimulate a child's imagination and develop motor skills. US Sports Institutes Soccer Squirts Parent and me class will provide an excellent opportunity for you to spend quality time easing your child into social situations with the support and direction from our coaches.

Day

Start date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

Sunday

4/27/2014

6/15/2014

9:15 AM

10:05 AM

Sunday

4/27/2014

6/15/2014

10:30 AM

11:20 AM



This program is run by the US Sports Institute. To register, please visit their website at www.ussportsinstitute.com.



Total Sports Squirts:
Ages 3-5. Cost $150. The Total Sport Squirts program introduces children aged 3 to 5 to a variety of sports such as soccer, basketball, lacrosse, hockey and T-Ball. All classes will take place in a safe, structured environment which is sure to encourage learning and skill development. Games and drills are designed to capture each child’s imagination. Whether it is trying to find Nemo, sending Shrek into a spin or capturing jellyfish with Sponge Bob Square Pants, there’s fun to be had by all. All activities promote hand-eye coordination, movement, balance and most importantly Fun, Fun, Fun!

Day

Start date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

Monday

4/21/2014

6/16/2014

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

Thursday

4/24/2014

6/12/2014

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

Thursday

4/24/2014

6/12/2014

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

Sunday

4/27/2014

6/15/2014

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

Sunday

4/27/2014

6/15/2014

10:30 AM

11:30 AM



This program is run by the US Sports Institute. To register, please visit their website at www.ussportsinstitute.com.


TBall Squirts:
The US Sports Institute’s T-Ball Squirts is a great way to introduce your young sluggers to the exciting game of baseball! T-Ball Squirts focuses on the fundamental skills of the game: including hitting, throwing, catching and running the bases. Our progressive T-Ball curriculum enables each child to develop their skills, and understanding of the game. Using safe and developmentally appropriate equipment, core components of T-Ball are learned through a series of fun games and activities designed to reinforce fundamental skills while incorporating realistic game situations. Class will provide an excellent opportunity for you to spend quality time easing your child into social situations with the support and direction from our coaches.

Day

Start date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

Thursday

4/24/2014

6/12/2014

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

Thursday

4/24/2014

6/12/2014

10:30 AM

11:30 AM


This program is run by the US Sports Institute. To register, please visit
their website at www.ussportsinstitute.com.


Girls on the run:

Girls on the run is an experimental learning program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk event with life-changing, self esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts that encourage emotional, social, and physical development. Participants learn how to make healthy decisions, resolve conflicts, and work in groups.

Registration for the Spring '14 Season will begin on March 1st. The Spring season will kick off in early April.

Registration can be done at girlsontherunnj.org

Girls on the Run is also looking for new coaches! If you are interested in volunteering, please email
                 

Children's Chess Club
Children's Chess Club meets at the Maplewood Community Center. This is a great opportunity to learn the game or improve on your game strategy. Parents are encouraged to come to the program with their children so that the children can practice at home.

The program will meet: April 5, 12, 19, 26
                               May 3, 10

Times for:
Beginners - 11:00am-11:40am
Advanced Beginners - 11:40am-12:20am
Advanced 12:20pm - 1:00pm

Cost is $25 per child.

Registration can be done by contacting the Recreation Office or Online at:  https://register.communitypass.net/maplewood


Maplewood Girl's Lacrosse:
Tryouts for Maplewood's Girls Lacrosse Travel Team for the Spring season will take place on November 2nd at Floods Hill in South Orange. Registration for the tryouts is currently open. Anticipated teams for the Spring include 3rd/4th grade team, 5th/6th grade team, 7th/8th grade team, and possible select teams for the 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade teams.

For more information on the program as well as instructions for how to register, please visit: http://www.maplewoodgirlslax.com/.


South Orange/ Maplewood Baseball:
Baseball in town is run though the South Orange Department of Recreation. There are leagues for children ages 5-15. For more information about the baseball program, please click the following link:www.sombaseball.org

Registration can be done by contacting the Recreation Office or Online at: https://register.communitypass.net/maplewood


       
Maplewood/South Orange Girls' Softball
Recreational softball teams are available for girls in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. For more information about the softball program, please visit the website at http://www.eteamz.com/msosoftball/. The cost of registration is $95 per child.

Registration can be done by contacting the Recreation Office or Online at:  https://register.communitypass.net/maplewood



Spring Tennis
Maplewood Tennis is run by Tennis Pro John Trinity. There are multiple lessons available for children and adults with skill sets of all levels. Click the following link below to view the schedule of classes offered.

Spring Tennis Lessons: Times

For more information, please visit: www.maplewoodtennis.com

Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/maplewood or call the Recreation Department at (973) 763-4202.


Spring Recreation Basketball
This will be a competitive recreation basketball league giving kids an opportunity to continue playing basketball throughout the spring season. It is open to children in grades 3-8 who live in Maplewood or South Orange. All games and practice workouts will take place at Maplewood Middle School. For dates and times, see below:

7th + 8th Graders
Practice Workouts:
  March 10, 17 @ 7:30pm
Games:
Mondays + Wednesdays @ 7:30pm, beginning March 31st
           March 31
           April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30
           May 5, 7, 12, 14

Playoffs: May 19th

Championship: May 21st


5th + 6th Graders

Practice Workouts: March 11, 13, 20

Games: Tuesdays + Thursdays @ 7:30pm, beginning April 1st

              April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 29

              May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15

Playoffs: May 20th

Championship: May 22nd

 

3th + 4th Graders

Practice Workouts: March 11, 13, 20

Games: Tuesdays + Thursdays @ 6:00pm, beginning April 1st

              April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 29

              May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15

Playoffs: May 20th

Championship: May 22nd


Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/maplewood or call the Recreation Department at (973) 763-4202.


Cub Scout Pack 3:
Come out and join the Cub Scouts of Maplewood! The Cub Scouts is open to all boys in grades 1-5. Pack 3 meets every 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm at Prospect Church @ 646 Prospect Street in Maplewood. Feel free to bring parents and friends.

If you have any questions about the Cub Scouts, please email .



574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Ph: (973) 762-8120