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Sunday December 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-Young 4): SESSION III
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION III
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages Older 4-5): SESSION III
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 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:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 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:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
Monday December 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 2 (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, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 2 (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 Program - Adult Fencing - Session 2
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.DUE TO A SCHOOL EVENT AT THE JOSHUA EATON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, FENCING WILL BE AT HELD AT THE WAKEFIELD SENIOR CENTER, 30 CONVERSE STREET, WAKEFIELD.
 
Tuesday December 17, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM    Digital Arts and Design Club (Grades 3-5) - Digital Arts & Design Club
The Digital Arts & Design Club will be for designers, storytellers, and aspiring tech gurus.  Using technology as a tool, kids can create movies, animations, music compositions, and even 3d models that we print so they can share with family and friends.  This club is a great way to expose the power of technology, while retaining the art and storytelling elements kids tend to always love.  No previous coding or digital art experience is required.NOTE:  The Digital Arts and Design Club was cancelled on Tuesday, December 3rd due to a snow day.  The program will be extended one week as a make-up.  The program will now end on Tuesday, December 17th.
 
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Cru High School
 
Thursday December 19, 2019
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session II
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
Friday December 20, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17)
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian)
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.
 
Monday December 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Winter Training Soccer Clinic with The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy (Ages 9-13) - Winter Training Soccer Clinic
This clinic is designed to give the best possible training experience. Players will be exposed to high level training and expected to train on their own to practice the skills learned. The first hour will focus on technical training. The second hour will focus on functional training for players training specific match-related components of the game. In the final hour, players will showcase their abilities in 4 v 4 and/or 6 v 6 competition.
 
Sunday January 5, 2020
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 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:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 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:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
Monday January 6, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 2 (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, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 2 (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 Program - Adult Fencing - Session 2
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.DUE TO A SCHOOL EVENT AT THE JOSHUA EATON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, FENCING WILL BE AT HELD AT THE WAKEFIELD SENIOR CENTER, 30 CONVERSE STREET, WAKEFIELD.
 
Thursday January 9, 2020
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session II
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
Saturday January 11, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-2) - Parent & Me: Session I
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Super Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.
 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session I
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Super Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.
 
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3): Session I
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Super Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.
 
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): Session I
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Super Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.
 
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7): Session I
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Super Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.
 
Sunday January 12, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-4): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 4-5): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
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 December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 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:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 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:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
Monday January 13, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 2 (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, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 2 (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 Program - Adult Fencing - Session 2
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.DUE TO A SCHOOL EVENT AT THE JOSHUA EATON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, FENCING WILL BE AT HELD AT THE WAKEFIELD SENIOR CENTER, 30 CONVERSE STREET, WAKEFIELD.