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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.



Drills, Skills, and Thrills Basketball Camp:
Drills, Skills and Thrills is back for another summer! This camp will teach fundamental basketball skills while promoting full participation, sportsmanship, and most importantly FUN! This camp is for boys and girls who are entering grades 4-8 in September. Campers will be grouped by age and ability level. Camps take place at Memorial Park Basketball Courts. Cost is $90 per camper. If you register for both sessions, price will be $160. Each Camper also receives a free basketball! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Ferrare at (908) 720-6747 or by email @ .

Session 1- August 11 to August 14 (rain-date is August 15)
                9am-12pm

Session 2- August 18- August 21 (rain-date is August 22)

Register now at http://register.communitypass.net/maplewood  You can also register by calling (973) 763-4202 or visiting the Recreation Department at 574 Valley Street, Maplewood.




TOTAL PLAY MULTI SPORTS CAMP (age 5 to 12)
:
Experience over 16 different sports from around the world including, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, cricket, floor hockey and more at this camp.

August 11- 15, Morning, afternoon or Full day options starting at $105

This program is run by the US Sports Institute.  For more information or to register please click here


FIRST PLAY SOCCER (age 5 to 12):

Participants will engage in a variety of fun challenges and exciting games designed to enhance basic soccer skills (dribbling, passing & shooting) and ball awareness. Each day culminates in our World Cup tournament, with players facing off against each other in soccer scrimmages.

August 25-29, Morning, afternoon or Full day options starting at $105

This program is run by the US Sports Institute.  For more information or to register please click here


PREMIER PLAY SOCCER (age 7 to 14):
Within these sessions, each player will learn an array of specific soccer techniques and tactics, and then put these to the test within a stimulating learning environment comprised of fun challenges and game-related activities.

August 25-29, Morning, afternoon or Full day options starting at $110

This program is run by the US Sports Institute.  For more information or to register please click here

 

NEW FOR THIS YEAR: FIRST PLAY GOLF CLINIC (age 5-10):
Children will learn all the basic golf techniques including swing, grip and ball contact through unique and fun training methods, each day will also incorporate inclusive team challenges and individual play in our US Open Competition. Program uses equipment from SNAG golf.

This program is run by the US Sports Institute.  For more information or to register please click here

July 28- August 1, $105

FIRST PLAY LACROSSE CAMP (ages 6-14):
Participants will have great fun learning this exhilarating, fast paced game. All participants will learn the fundamentals of the sport including, stick handling, passing, scooping, dodging and shooting as well as many other key techniques. Ideal for beginners and no experience required. Equipment can be provided.

July 28- August 1, 5:00pm- 6:30pm $110

This program is run by the US Sports Institute.  For more information or to register please Click here


TOTAL SPORTS SQUIRTS (age 3 to 5):
Experience a new sport each week of the program, with Sports Squirts. Participants have the opportunity to try Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, T-Ball, Floor Hockey, Parachute games and more in a safe, structured environment.

August 11- 15, 4:30pm- 5:30pm $80

This program is run by the US Sports Institute.  For more information or to register please click here

 

SOCCER SQUIRTS (age 3 to 5):
Often Imitated, Never Duplicated. Soccer Squirts introduces boys and
girls to the beautiful game. Soccer Squirts learn the fundamental skills of soccer through a program of structured activities, fun based games, and scrimmages.

August 25- 28, 4:30pm- 5:30pm $64

This program is run by the US Sports Institute.  For more information or to register please click here


Community First Soccer Camp (ages 5-18):
Includes high level technical skills training, small sided and large sided games, futsal competitions, dribbling, passing, shooting competitions, cross bar challenge, soccer tennis, soccer freestyle, and world cup tournament. 

@DEHART PARK - 120 Burnett Avenue in Maplewood

Monday-Friday
Half Day: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Full Day: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

July14-July 18
July 21-July 25
July 28-August 1
August 4-August 8

To register or for more information please email cfs@communityfirstsoccer or go to:
www.communityfirstsoccer.com.
 

Cougar Soccer Club 

Mini Kickers / Kickers / Academy Soccer Registration OPEN

Registration for the Cougar Mini Kickers (age U4 – U5 - $125 for fall season), Cougar Kickers (age U6 – U7 - $175 for fall season), and Cougar Academy (age U8 - $275 for fall season - $475 full year), is currently open for the Fall ’14 soccer season.

Cougar Mini Kickers meet once a week on Saturday morning.
Cougar Kickers meet twice a week – one week day afternoon, and Saturday morning.
Cougar Academy meets three times a week – two weekday afternoons, as well as Saturday.

Programs are open to both girls and boys. Registration closes on Sunday July 27th.

To register, please go to www.cougarsoccerclub.com.

Details of age groups are outlined on the home page where you can also click the link to register. Season will begin the week of September 8th.
 

              
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: July 5, 12, 19
                               August 9, 16, 23

All other dates, the Club will meet from 11:00am-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 '15 season will take place on October 17th and 24th at Dehart Park in Maplewood. 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/.


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.

Summer 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.



Maplewood Ultimate Summer Camp:
Ultimate Camp is back this summer! Come work on your Ultimate Frisbee skills in the Town where it was invented! Camps will be held at Memorial Park.

Session 1- for children entering grades 5-8
               8/11 to 8/15...9am-12pm (half day camp)
               $65 per camper

Session II- for children entering grades 8-10
               8/18-8/22...full day camp (9am-3pm)
               $85 per camper

Session III- for children entering grades 10-12
                 8/25-8/29...half day camp (9am-12pm)
                 $65 per camper

Online Registration is open and can be done at http://register.communitypass.net/maplewood. Registration can also be done in person at the Recreation Department at 574 Valley Street.

If you have any questions, feel free to call (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