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Thursday February 20, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATIONS! - February All Sports Clinic (Half Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATIONS! - February All Sports Clinic (Full Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
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 February 21, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATIONS! - February All Sports Clinic (Half Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATIONS! - February All Sports Clinic (Full Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
Saturday February 22, 2020
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!LOCATION:  Due to a scheduling conflict at Joshua Eaton Elementary School Gym on Saturday, February 1st, the program will be held at the Birch Meadow Elementary School Gym on this day ONLY!  All other days of the program will be at Joshua Eaton.
 
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!LOCATION:  Due to a scheduling conflict at Joshua Eaton Elementary School Gym on Saturday, February 1st, the program will be held at the Birch Meadow Elementary School Gym on this day ONLY!  All other days of the program will be at Joshua Eaton.
 
Sunday February 23, 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*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
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*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
10:40 AM - 11:25 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*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: February 23rd (Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits if you cancel from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!  Credits to your Reading Recreation account will be issued if the Recreation Division has to cancel a session.PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: February 23rd (Challenging Recreation Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits if you cancel from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!  Credits to your Reading Recreation account will be issued if the Recreation Division has to cancel a session.PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
Monday February 24, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Kids Get Moving Fitness Class (Grades 4-8) - Kids Get Moving Fitness Class
Join certified running coach and fitness instructor, Alison Connelly, for this class specifically designed for your young athlete. The focus will be to work on speed, endurance, strength and core in a fun environment. The winter months can be long and kids may not be moving as much as they should be! This class will get them moving and sweating as we will build intensity each week.  The goal will be to get them in shape and ready for their spring season as well as to begin to introduce the importance of being fit and how to create healthy habits.  Studies show that the younger these habits are formed, as kids grow they will maintain a healthy life style into adulthood. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 3 (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 3 (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 3
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.
 
Thursday February 27, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session I: THURSDAYS - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play
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.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
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.
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session I: THURSDAYS - Challenging Recreation Play
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.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Friday February 28, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17): Session 1
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): Session 1
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.
 
Saturday February 29, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-2) - Parent & Me: Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
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!LOCATION:  Due to a scheduling conflict at Joshua Eaton Elementary School Gym on Saturday, February 1st, the program will be held at the Birch Meadow Elementary School Gym on this day ONLY!  All other days of the program will be at Joshua Eaton.
 
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Soccer League (Ages 4-9) - Soccer League (Ages 4-5)
This program will combine our pre-existing soccer league with the superior skills training from The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy.  The league will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of the Beautiful Game Soccer Academy staff, including Reading Memorial High School Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Paul Orlando.  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  
 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
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!LOCATION:  Due to a scheduling conflict at Joshua Eaton Elementary School Gym on Saturday, February 1st, the program will be held at the Birch Meadow Elementary School Gym on this day ONLY!  All other days of the program will be at Joshua Eaton.
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Soccer League (Ages 4-9) - Soccer League (Ages 6-7)
This program will combine our pre-existing soccer league with the superior skills training from The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy.  The league will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of the Beautiful Game Soccer Academy staff, including Reading Memorial High School Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Paul Orlando.  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    LEGO Engineering Make and Take Challenges - Session II: Underwater Minifigure
Register for one or all three and be a part of designing, creating and building solutions with LEGOs!  Every class, kids will be given a LEGO engineering challenge.  They will then take part AND take home the LEGO creation that they designed and constructed!Session I:Amazing Maze - Saturday, January 25thSession II:Underwater Minifigure - Saturday, February 29thSession III:Extreme Shelter - Saturday, March 28th
 
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Soccer League (Ages 4-9) - Soccer League (Ages 8-9)
This program will combine our pre-existing soccer league with the superior skills training from The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy.  The league will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of the Beautiful Game Soccer Academy staff, including Reading Memorial High School Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Paul Orlando.  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  
 
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
Sunday March 1, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    Rocket Baseball Clinic (Ages 7-13) - Rocket Baseball Clinic
Join the RMHS Varsity Baseball Coach, Dave Blanchard, and his staff for this 4-day baseball clinic.  This program will run for 16 hours during the week and offer players (boys and girls) the opportunity to get instruction in the fundamentals of baseball.  There will be hitting, fielding, and pitching instruction as well as team games and competitions.  Participants may bring a light non-refrigerated snack each day, including water.
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: March 1st (Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits if you cancel from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!  Credits to your Reading Recreation account will be issued if the Recreation Division has to cancel a session.PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: March 1st (Challenging Recreation Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits if you cancel from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!  Credits to your Reading Recreation account will be issued if the Recreation Division has to cancel a session.PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
Monday March 2, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Kids Get Moving Fitness Class (Grades 4-8) - Kids Get Moving Fitness Class
Join certified running coach and fitness instructor, Alison Connelly, for this class specifically designed for your young athlete. The focus will be to work on speed, endurance, strength and core in a fun environment. The winter months can be long and kids may not be moving as much as they should be! This class will get them moving and sweating as we will build intensity each week.  The goal will be to get them in shape and ready for their spring season as well as to begin to introduce the importance of being fit and how to create healthy habits.  Studies show that the younger these habits are formed, as kids grow they will maintain a healthy life style into adulthood. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 3 (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 3 (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 3
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.
 
Thursday March 5, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session I: THURSDAYS - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play
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.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
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.
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session I: THURSDAYS - Challenging Recreation Play
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.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Friday March 6, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17): Session 1
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): Session 1
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.
 
Saturday March 7, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-2) - Parent & Me: Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
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!LOCATION:  Due to a scheduling conflict at Joshua Eaton Elementary School Gym on Saturday, February 1st, the program will be held at the Birch Meadow Elementary School Gym on this day ONLY!  All other days of the program will be at Joshua Eaton.
 
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Soccer League (Ages 4-9) - Soccer League (Ages 4-5)
This program will combine our pre-existing soccer league with the superior skills training from The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy.  The league will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of the Beautiful Game Soccer Academy staff, including Reading Memorial High School Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Paul Orlando.  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  
 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
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!LOCATION:  Due to a scheduling conflict at Joshua Eaton Elementary School Gym on Saturday, February 1st, the program will be held at the Birch Meadow Elementary School Gym on this day ONLY!  All other days of the program will be at Joshua Eaton.
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Soccer League (Ages 4-9) - Soccer League (Ages 6-7)
This program will combine our pre-existing soccer league with the superior skills training from The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy.  The league will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of the Beautiful Game Soccer Academy staff, including Reading Memorial High School Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Paul Orlando.  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  
 
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Soccer League (Ages 4-9) - Soccer League (Ages 8-9)
This program will combine our pre-existing soccer league with the superior skills training from The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy.  The league will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of the Beautiful Game Soccer Academy staff, including Reading Memorial High School Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Paul Orlando.  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  
 
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Programs (Grades 1-8) - Junior Rocket Program (Grades 1-5)
Join the RMHS Varsity Coach Michelle Hopkinson, her staff, and players for Volleyball! This spring, there are two programs offered to meet the needs of all levels of play and ability. Each program will focus on teaching fundamental skills, strategies, and rules of volleyball while transitioning into a team atmosphere and having FUN!Program Dates:  Saturdays, March 7th - April 11th                             Space is limited so please register early!
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Programs (Grades 1-8) - Rocket Power Program (Grades 6-8)
Join the RMHS Varsity Coach Michelle Hopkinson, her staff, and players for Volleyball! This spring, there are two programs offered to meet the needs of all levels of play and ability. Each program will focus on teaching fundamental skills, strategies, and rules of volleyball while transitioning into a team atmosphere and having FUN!Program Dates:  Saturdays, March 7th - April 11th                             Space is limited so please register early!
 
Sunday March 8, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    Rocket Baseball Clinic (Ages 7-13) - Rocket Baseball Clinic
Join the RMHS Varsity Baseball Coach, Dave Blanchard, and his staff for this 4-day baseball clinic.  This program will run for 16 hours during the week and offer players (boys and girls) the opportunity to get instruction in the fundamentals of baseball.  There will be hitting, fielding, and pitching instruction as well as team games and competitions.  Participants may bring a light non-refrigerated snack each day, including water.
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: March 8th (Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits if you cancel from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!  Credits to your Reading Recreation account will be issued if the Recreation Division has to cancel a session.PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: March 8th (Challenging Recreation Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits if you cancel from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!  Credits to your Reading Recreation account will be issued if the Recreation Division has to cancel a session.PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
Monday March 9, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Kids Get Moving Fitness Class (Grades 4-8) - Kids Get Moving Fitness Class
Join certified running coach and fitness instructor, Alison Connelly, for this class specifically designed for your young athlete. The focus will be to work on speed, endurance, strength and core in a fun environment. The winter months can be long and kids may not be moving as much as they should be! This class will get them moving and sweating as we will build intensity each week.  The goal will be to get them in shape and ready for their spring season as well as to begin to introduce the importance of being fit and how to create healthy habits.  Studies show that the younger these habits are formed, as kids grow they will maintain a healthy life style into adulthood. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 3 (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 3 (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 3
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.
 
Thursday March 12, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session I: THURSDAYS - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play
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.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session I: THURSDAYS - Challenging Recreation Play
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.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Saturday March 14, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-2) - Parent & Me: Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Soccer League (Ages 4-9) - Soccer League (Ages 4-5)
This program will combine our pre-existing soccer league with the superior skills training from The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy.  The league will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of the Beautiful Game Soccer Academy staff, including Reading Memorial High School Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Paul Orlando.  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    March Madness Girls Basketball Clinic (Grades K-8) - "March Madness" (Grades K-8)
Celebrate March Madness in full fashion with Kara Melillo and her staff of varsity players.  In this three-hour clinic, players will be taught the fundamentals of the game through drills, mini-lectures and games.  Participants are grouped according to age and ability.  Players of all skill levels are welcome.  Advanced instruction will be provided for more experienced players.
 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Soccer League (Ages 4-9) - Soccer League (Ages 6-7)
This program will combine our pre-existing soccer league with the superior skills training from The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy.  The league will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of the Beautiful Game Soccer Academy staff, including Reading Memorial High School Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Paul Orlando.  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  
 
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Beautiful Game Soccer Academy Soccer League (Ages 4-9) - Soccer League (Ages 8-9)
This program will combine our pre-existing soccer league with the superior skills training from The Beautiful Game Soccer Academy.  The league will provide each player with the opportunity to enhance their individual skills, develop confidence in the small sided environment and have a ton of FUN.  Players will enjoy the experience of learning under the professional guidance of the Beautiful Game Soccer Academy staff, including Reading Memorial High School Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Paul Orlando.  Our innovative clinic curriculum will feature all components of the modern game from technical skill development to real game tactical situations.  
 
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7): Session II
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.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Programs (Grades 1-8) - Junior Rocket Program (Grades 1-5)
Join the RMHS Varsity Coach Michelle Hopkinson, her staff, and players for Volleyball! This spring, there are two programs offered to meet the needs of all levels of play and ability. Each program will focus on teaching fundamental skills, strategies, and rules of volleyball while transitioning into a team atmosphere and having FUN!Program Dates:  Saturdays, March 7th - April 11th                             Space is limited so please register early!
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Programs (Grades 1-8) - Rocket Power Program (Grades 6-8)
Join the RMHS Varsity Coach Michelle Hopkinson, her staff, and players for Volleyball! This spring, there are two programs offered to meet the needs of all levels of play and ability. Each program will focus on teaching fundamental skills, strategies, and rules of volleyball while transitioning into a team atmosphere and having FUN!Program Dates:  Saturdays, March 7th - April 11th                             Space is limited so please register early!
 
Sunday March 15, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: March 15th (Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits if you cancel from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!  Credits to your Reading Recreation account will be issued if the Recreation Division has to cancel a session.PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: March 15th (Challenging Recreation Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits if you cancel from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!  Credits to your Reading Recreation account will be issued if the Recreation Division has to cancel a session.PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
Monday March 16, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 3 (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 3 (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 3
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.
 
Wednesday March 18, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Challenging Recreation Play (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.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play (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.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Thursday March 19, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session I: THURSDAYS - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play
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.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session III
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.
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session I: THURSDAYS - Challenging Recreation Play
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.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Friday March 20, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Beginner & Advanced Beginner) - Pickleball - Beginner
Have you been curious to try pickleball but not ready to join an open play session? Not sure how to swing the paddle, where to stand on the court, or how to keep score? Well, here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in the country! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong played by four people on a half size tennis court with paddles and a plastic polyball. Each class includes learning a new stroke, hitting drills, and game play.  All equipment is provided. It’s great exercise, easy to learn, and the best way to meet fun new people just like yourself!  Instructor:  Kevin MartinDue to the popularity of Pickleball, the registration for these Beginner and Advanced Beginner Sessions will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available.
 
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Beginner & Advanced Beginner) - Pickleball - Advanced Beginner
Have you been curious to try pickleball but not ready to join an open play session? Not sure how to swing the paddle, where to stand on the court, or how to keep score? Well, here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in the country! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong played by four people on a half size tennis court with paddles and a plastic polyball. Each class includes learning a new stroke, hitting drills, and game play.  All equipment is provided. It’s great exercise, easy to learn, and the best way to meet fun new people just like yourself!  Instructor:  Kevin MartinDue to the popularity of Pickleball, the registration for these Beginner and Advanced Beginner Sessions will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available.