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Friday January 18, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17)
On Site Archery seeks to bring the sport of archery to students who may not have had the opportunity to participate due to cost, distance or availability.  While learning the skills and techniques of the sport, students also develop patience, focus and camaraderie. On Site will teach through a step-by-step process based on the techniques of the Head UA Olympic Archery coach, Kisk Lee.  Students will move through a progression of levels to improve their shooting form, technique and accuracy at increasing distances.    We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee:  $143 per youth participant          $79 per parent/guardian
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian)
On Site Archery seeks to bring the sport of archery to students who may not have had the opportunity to participate due to cost, distance or availability.  While learning the skills and techniques of the sport, students also develop patience, focus and camaraderie. On Site will teach through a step-by-step process based on the techniques of the Head UA Olympic Archery coach, Kisk Lee.  Students will move through a progression of levels to improve their shooting form, technique and accuracy at increasing distances.    We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee:  $143 per youth participant          $79 per parent/guardian
 
Saturday January 19, 2019
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session 1A
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play (12-24 months) - Kick & Play
Kick and Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.  Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity.  Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play - all while having a blast!
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
Sunday January 20, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session I
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session II
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.
 
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Boys Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  There is no program on December 23rd and December 30th.  
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Girls Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  There is no program on December 23rd and December 30th.  
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult Intermediate) - Pickleball: January 20th
There will be weekly Intermediate Pickleball Pick-Up games when possible on Sundays at Coolidge Middle School.  Registration for these sessions will happen the Monday before each session.  Please note that we are no longer allowed to use tape at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium. We are using EZ court line markings for the boundaries. Please give the volunteers your feedback! There will be no refunds or credits for these Sunday pick-up games.(If you have never played Pickleball, please do not register for these Sunday Pick-Up Games.  These are for Intermediate players only.)
 
Wednesday January 23, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM    Kids' Test Kitchen (Grades K-5) - Kids Test Kitchen
Happy New Year!  Kids' Test Kitchen is on a mission to get young aspiring chefs cooking, tasting, and thinking about healthy ingredients!  Let's make 2019 the year we begin redefining kid food!  Each week, we'll explore new or familiar foods in their raw, unmanipulated state.  Then working as a team, we'll slice, dice, peel, measure, and cook until we've prepared the finished dish.  This winter, we are heating things up with a batch of fresh comfort foods, and a little something for your sweet tooth!  Each week will highlight ingredients known to be really good for us, and at the end of class, your aspiring chef will receive the main ingredient, or a sample of the finished dish and the recipe so that they can show off what they've learned!Kids have food allergies, but they shouldn't miss out on the fun.  We know allergies and can work around them, making sure that everyone is having fun and staying safe.  **Please clearly disclose all food allergies and/or dietary restrictions upon registration.**  If you have questions regarding your child's allergies and how they might be accommodated, please contact emily@kidstestkitchen.com.   Visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kidstestkitchen/.Location:  The Mattera Cabin is located at 1481 Main Street, Reading.
 
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - WEDNESDAYS - Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - WEDNESDAYS - Advanced Beginner/Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Thursday January 24, 2019
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - THURSDAYS - Advanced Beginner/Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session I
Reading Recreation has added a Men's Pick-Up Basketball program.  This resident-only program will run for 14 weeks.  The first 9 weeks of the program will be at Barrows Elementary School Gymnasium and the remaining 5 weeks will be at the Joshua Eaton Elementary School Gymnasium.  This program is for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson.
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - THURSDAYS - Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Friday January 25, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17)
On Site Archery seeks to bring the sport of archery to students who may not have had the opportunity to participate due to cost, distance or availability.  While learning the skills and techniques of the sport, students also develop patience, focus and camaraderie. On Site will teach through a step-by-step process based on the techniques of the Head UA Olympic Archery coach, Kisk Lee.  Students will move through a progression of levels to improve their shooting form, technique and accuracy at increasing distances.    We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee:  $143 per youth participant          $79 per parent/guardian
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian)
On Site Archery seeks to bring the sport of archery to students who may not have had the opportunity to participate due to cost, distance or availability.  While learning the skills and techniques of the sport, students also develop patience, focus and camaraderie. On Site will teach through a step-by-step process based on the techniques of the Head UA Olympic Archery coach, Kisk Lee.  Students will move through a progression of levels to improve their shooting form, technique and accuracy at increasing distances.    We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee:  $143 per youth participant          $79 per parent/guardian
 
Saturday January 26, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session 1A
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 4-6)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play (12-24 months) - Kick & Play
Kick and Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.  Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity.  Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play - all while having a blast!
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
Sunday January 27, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session I
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session II
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.
 
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Trails Committee
 
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Boys Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  There is no program on December 23rd and December 30th.  
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Girls Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  There is no program on December 23rd and December 30th.  
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult Intermediate) - Pickleball: January 27th
There will be weekly Intermediate Pickleball Pick-Up games when possible on Sundays at Coolidge Middle School.  Registration for these sessions will happen the Monday before each session.  Please note that we are no longer allowed to use tape at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium. We are using EZ court line markings for the boundaries. Please give the volunteers your feedback! There will be no refunds or credits for these Sunday pick-up games.(If you have never played Pickleball, please do not register for these Sunday Pick-Up Games.  These are for Intermediate players only.)
 
Monday January 28, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Classes (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session II (Beginner/Intermediate)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Reading Cub Scout Pack 702
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Classes (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session II (Beginner/Advanced)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Classes - Adult Fencing - Session II
Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in the world. People of all ages are fascinated by the movements and excitement of fencing and are eager to find a place that they can go and learn this original, modern sport. Fencing develops physical fitness, the ability to create a strategy, concentration, as well as camaraderie and respect. About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - MONDAYS - Intermediate (5 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Tuesday January 29, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM    Video Game Design & Coding (Grades 3-6) - Video Game Design & Coding
*NEW PROGRAM*Go from gamer to designer!  Kids love playing video games, but they have even more fun playing games designed by them and their friends!  One of Empow Studios' most popular classes, the Video Game Design & Encoding program encompasses storytelling, pixel art, and object-oriented programming, all through a user-friendly, 2D game design platform.  Our non-violence policy keeps the games cringe-free and sharable once the kids bring their games home for you to play!  Learn more about Empow Studios at https://empow.me.
 
Wednesday January 30, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM    Kids' Test Kitchen (Grades K-5) - Kids Test Kitchen
Happy New Year!  Kids' Test Kitchen is on a mission to get young aspiring chefs cooking, tasting, and thinking about healthy ingredients!  Let's make 2019 the year we begin redefining kid food!  Each week, we'll explore new or familiar foods in their raw, unmanipulated state.  Then working as a team, we'll slice, dice, peel, measure, and cook until we've prepared the finished dish.  This winter, we are heating things up with a batch of fresh comfort foods, and a little something for your sweet tooth!  Each week will highlight ingredients known to be really good for us, and at the end of class, your aspiring chef will receive the main ingredient, or a sample of the finished dish and the recipe so that they can show off what they've learned!Kids have food allergies, but they shouldn't miss out on the fun.  We know allergies and can work around them, making sure that everyone is having fun and staying safe.  **Please clearly disclose all food allergies and/or dietary restrictions upon registration.**  If you have questions regarding your child's allergies and how they might be accommodated, please contact emily@kidstestkitchen.com.   Visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kidstestkitchen/.Location:  The Mattera Cabin is located at 1481 Main Street, Reading.
 
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - WEDNESDAYS - Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - WEDNESDAYS - Advanced Beginner/Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Thursday January 31, 2019
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - THURSDAYS - Advanced Beginner/Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session I
Reading Recreation has added a Men's Pick-Up Basketball program.  This resident-only program will run for 14 weeks.  The first 9 weeks of the program will be at Barrows Elementary School Gymnasium and the remaining 5 weeks will be at the Joshua Eaton Elementary School Gymnasium.  This program is for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson.
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - THURSDAYS - Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Friday February 1, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17)
On Site Archery seeks to bring the sport of archery to students who may not have had the opportunity to participate due to cost, distance or availability.  While learning the skills and techniques of the sport, students also develop patience, focus and camaraderie. On Site will teach through a step-by-step process based on the techniques of the Head UA Olympic Archery coach, Kisk Lee.  Students will move through a progression of levels to improve their shooting form, technique and accuracy at increasing distances.    We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee:  $143 per youth participant          $79 per parent/guardian
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian)
On Site Archery seeks to bring the sport of archery to students who may not have had the opportunity to participate due to cost, distance or availability.  While learning the skills and techniques of the sport, students also develop patience, focus and camaraderie. On Site will teach through a step-by-step process based on the techniques of the Head UA Olympic Archery coach, Kisk Lee.  Students will move through a progression of levels to improve their shooting form, technique and accuracy at increasing distances.    We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee:  $143 per youth participant          $79 per parent/guardian
 
Saturday February 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session 1A
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 4-6)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play (12-24 months) - Kick & Play
Kick and Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.  Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity.  Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play - all while having a blast!
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
Sunday February 3, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session I
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session II
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.
 
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Boys Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  There is no program on December 23rd and December 30th.  
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Girls Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  There is no program on December 23rd and December 30th.  
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
Monday February 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Classes (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session III (Beginner/Intermediate)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Classes - Adult Fencing - Session III
Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in the world. People of all ages are fascinated by the movements and excitement of fencing and are eager to find a place that they can go and learn this original, modern sport. Fencing develops physical fitness, the ability to create a strategy, concentration, as well as camaraderie and respect. About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Classes (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session III (Beginner/Advanced)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - MONDAYS - Intermediate (5 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Tuesday February 5, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM    Video Game Design & Coding (Grades 3-6) - Video Game Design & Coding
*NEW PROGRAM*Go from gamer to designer!  Kids love playing video games, but they have even more fun playing games designed by them and their friends!  One of Empow Studios' most popular classes, the Video Game Design & Encoding program encompasses storytelling, pixel art, and object-oriented programming, all through a user-friendly, 2D game design platform.  Our non-violence policy keeps the games cringe-free and sharable once the kids bring their games home for you to play!  Learn more about Empow Studios at https://empow.me.
 
Wednesday February 6, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM    Kids' Test Kitchen (Grades K-5) - Kids Test Kitchen
Happy New Year!  Kids' Test Kitchen is on a mission to get young aspiring chefs cooking, tasting, and thinking about healthy ingredients!  Let's make 2019 the year we begin redefining kid food!  Each week, we'll explore new or familiar foods in their raw, unmanipulated state.  Then working as a team, we'll slice, dice, peel, measure, and cook until we've prepared the finished dish.  This winter, we are heating things up with a batch of fresh comfort foods, and a little something for your sweet tooth!  Each week will highlight ingredients known to be really good for us, and at the end of class, your aspiring chef will receive the main ingredient, or a sample of the finished dish and the recipe so that they can show off what they've learned!Kids have food allergies, but they shouldn't miss out on the fun.  We know allergies and can work around them, making sure that everyone is having fun and staying safe.  **Please clearly disclose all food allergies and/or dietary restrictions upon registration.**  If you have questions regarding your child's allergies and how they might be accommodated, please contact emily@kidstestkitchen.com.   Visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kidstestkitchen/.Location:  The Mattera Cabin is located at 1481 Main Street, Reading.
 
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - WEDNESDAYS - Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - WEDNESDAYS - Advanced Beginner/Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Thursday February 7, 2019
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - THURSDAYS - Advanced Beginner/Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session I
Reading Recreation has added a Men's Pick-Up Basketball program.  This resident-only program will run for 14 weeks.  The first 9 weeks of the program will be at Barrows Elementary School Gymnasium and the remaining 5 weeks will be at the Joshua Eaton Elementary School Gymnasium.  This program is for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson.
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - THURSDAYS - Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Friday February 8, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17)
On Site Archery seeks to bring the sport of archery to students who may not have had the opportunity to participate due to cost, distance or availability.  While learning the skills and techniques of the sport, students also develop patience, focus and camaraderie. On Site will teach through a step-by-step process based on the techniques of the Head UA Olympic Archery coach, Kisk Lee.  Students will move through a progression of levels to improve their shooting form, technique and accuracy at increasing distances.    We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee:  $143 per youth participant          $79 per parent/guardian
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian)
On Site Archery seeks to bring the sport of archery to students who may not have had the opportunity to participate due to cost, distance or availability.  While learning the skills and techniques of the sport, students also develop patience, focus and camaraderie. On Site will teach through a step-by-step process based on the techniques of the Head UA Olympic Archery coach, Kisk Lee.  Students will move through a progression of levels to improve their shooting form, technique and accuracy at increasing distances.    We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee:  $143 per youth participant          $79 per parent/guardian
 
Saturday February 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session 1A
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 4-6)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play (12-24 months) - Kick & Play
Kick and Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.  Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity.  Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play - all while having a blast!
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
Sunday February 10, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session I
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session II
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.
 
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Boys Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  There is no program on December 23rd and December 30th.  
 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Girls Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  There is no program on December 23rd and December 30th.  
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you  are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on November 25th, December 23rd and December 30th.PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) will close on Wednesday, November 7th in order to allow time for team/coach assignments.
 
Monday February 11, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Classes (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session III (Beginner/Intermediate)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Classes - Adult Fencing - Session III
Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in the world. People of all ages are fascinated by the movements and excitement of fencing and are eager to find a place that they can go and learn this original, modern sport. Fencing develops physical fitness, the ability to create a strategy, concentration, as well as camaraderie and respect. About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Classes (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session III (Beginner/Advanced)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - MONDAYS - Intermediate (5 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Tuesday February 12, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM    Video Game Design & Coding (Grades 3-6) - Video Game Design & Coding
*NEW PROGRAM*Go from gamer to designer!  Kids love playing video games, but they have even more fun playing games designed by them and their friends!  One of Empow Studios' most popular classes, the Video Game Design & Encoding program encompasses storytelling, pixel art, and object-oriented programming, all through a user-friendly, 2D game design platform.  Our non-violence policy keeps the games cringe-free and sharable once the kids bring their games home for you to play!  Learn more about Empow Studios at https://empow.me.
 
Wednesday February 13, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM    Kids' Test Kitchen (Grades K-5) - Kids Test Kitchen
Happy New Year!  Kids' Test Kitchen is on a mission to get young aspiring chefs cooking, tasting, and thinking about healthy ingredients!  Let's make 2019 the year we begin redefining kid food!  Each week, we'll explore new or familiar foods in their raw, unmanipulated state.  Then working as a team, we'll slice, dice, peel, measure, and cook until we've prepared the finished dish.  This winter, we are heating things up with a batch of fresh comfort foods, and a little something for your sweet tooth!  Each week will highlight ingredients known to be really good for us, and at the end of class, your aspiring chef will receive the main ingredient, or a sample of the finished dish and the recipe so that they can show off what they've learned!Kids have food allergies, but they shouldn't miss out on the fun.  We know allergies and can work around them, making sure that everyone is having fun and staying safe.  **Please clearly disclose all food allergies and/or dietary restrictions upon registration.**  If you have questions regarding your child's allergies and how they might be accommodated, please contact emily@kidstestkitchen.com.   Visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kidstestkitchen/.Location:  The Mattera Cabin is located at 1481 Main Street, Reading.
 
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - WEDNESDAYS - Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - WEDNESDAYS - Advanced Beginner/Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Thursday February 14, 2019
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - THURSDAYS - Advanced Beginner/Low Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session I
Reading Recreation has added a Men's Pick-Up Basketball program.  This resident-only program will run for 14 weeks.  The first 9 weeks of the program will be at Barrows Elementary School Gymnasium and the remaining 5 weeks will be at the Joshua Eaton Elementary School Gymnasium.  This program is for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson.
 
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program - THURSDAYS - Intermediate (6 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.The first session in 2019 will start in January and the second session will start in March.  The March session dates will be available online for registration in late-January and we will send out an email blast to participants with all relevant program details.***Due to popularity of this program, registration for the January sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading Residents ONLY on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Non-Residents will be able to register on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is still available.***
 
Friday February 15, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17)
On Site Archery seeks to bring the sport of archery to students who may not have had the opportunity to participate due to cost, distance or availability.  While learning the skills and techniques of the sport, students also develop patience, focus and camaraderie. On Site will teach through a step-by-step process based on the techniques of the Head UA Olympic Archery coach, Kisk Lee.  Students will move through a progression of levels to improve their shooting form, technique and accuracy at increasing distances.    We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee:  $143 per youth participant          $79 per parent/guardian
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian)
On Site Archery seeks to bring the sport of archery to students who may not have had the opportunity to participate due to cost, distance or availability.  While learning the skills and techniques of the sport, students also develop patience, focus and camaraderie. On Site will teach through a step-by-step process based on the techniques of the Head UA Olympic Archery coach, Kisk Lee.  Students will move through a progression of levels to improve their shooting form, technique and accuracy at increasing distances.    We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.Fee:  $143 per youth participant          $79 per parent/guardian
 
Saturday February 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session 1A
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 4-6)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.
 
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play (12-24 months) - Kick & Play
Kick and Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.  Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity.  Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play - all while having a blast!
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7)
Our classes begin with a warm welcome that incorporates a song for the younger age groups. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action.  Individual, partner and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child.  Every session culminates in a scrimmage game to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our younger kickers with positive reinforcement.