Youth Programs

The Ellington Parks and Recreation Department has many activities for your family to enjoy.

We have programs that fit any child's interest or hobby. We welcome all children no matter their age or skill level.

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Sports Programs

Fall 2017 Soccer 

Registration will begin May 8th.
Click here for more details

Girls Summer Travel Softball


 More information HERE in regards to Summer Travel Softball.  This league is open to girls who are incoming freshmen through Seniors.  

Girls & Boys Spring Lacrosse Outdoor Program 

March 13 to June 12, 2017.  REGISTRATION from DECEMBER 14th-JANUARY 25th

The Recreation Department will be offering Spring Travel Teams for grades: 1st through 8th.  Registration must be received by January 25, 2017 so we can determine number of teams and roster size.

New information!:  We anticipate the CT Youth Lacrosse League will move to a U based system for deciding teams.  The following chart will help determine who is eligible for which team. Birth certificates are required before the start of the season.

CVYL Division

NEW Birthday range for 2017 season

NEW USL age designation

OLD Grade based designation


March 1, 2002* - Aug 31, 2004


8th & 7th


Sept 1, 2004 - Aug 31, 2006


6th & 5th


Sept 1, 2006 - Aug 31, 2008


4th & 3rd


Sept 1, 2008 - Aug 31 2010


2nd & 1st

Coaching Positions: Those individuals interested in applying for coaching positions must do so by January 25, 2017. Questions, please email Bob Tedford at

Travel Guidelines

2017 playing time guidelines: The boys and girls Lacrosse programs will be considered “travel” programs during the 2017 season.  Current Town policy requires each player to receive a minimum of 25% playing time, per game; however, it is anticipated that every attempt will be made to increase playing time percentage over the course of the regular season.

Evaluation Session: The Recreation Department reserves the right to establish/schedule two evaluation sessions (based on enrollment) in order to provide/select balanced teams and assign teams to the appropriate levels of competition; Bantam, Junior and Senior levels.  It will be required that each player attend at least 1 of the 2 evaluation sessions. Time and location will be determined after registration closes.

Mandatory Parents Meeting: There will be mandatory parents/players meeting in March to review details and season expectations, costs, fundraising and rule changes for 2017.  Date & Time TBA.

Lacrosse Equipment Required


Stick, goggles, mouth guard and cleats


Helmet (black), mouth guard, shoulder & elbow pads, cleats, athletic supporter, gloves and regulation stick

Season Practice Schedules:  Bantams Practice 2-3 days per week, Juniors and Seniors Practice 3-5 days per week, Lightning 1-2 days per week

Fees: Families with 3 or more participants will receive a $10 family discount per child.

Lightning Program- Grades 1 & 2 (Fee $45), Bantam Program- Grades 3 & 4 (Fee $95), Junior Program -Grades 5 & 6 (Fee $105), Seniors Program- Grades 7 & 8 (Fee $115)


Boys & Girls Lacrosse Clinics Program Intro Clinic for Grades K-2


Saturday Program ~ April 22 - May 20, 2017, 9:00am-10:00am at Ellington High School, Cost: $25 per player.  This clinic will be designed to introduce kids to Lacrosse. Basic fundamentals of throwing, catching, cradling and shooting will be covered. Players do not need equipment for this clinic; the equipment will be provided.



In-House Spring Soccer Program ~ Ages 4-8 years Boys & Girls

The Recreation Department will be offering a Spring Soccer Clinic for children in April 2017. Due to the growing number of children interested in the sport of soccer, we NEED YOUR HELP. Even if you have never played, coached or watched soccer, your participation is vital to this program. In conjunction with the Recreation Department, we will be offering a free Coaches Clinic in order to assist in helping you grow to love the game of soccer.  Not only will you enjoy yourself, the smiles on the children’s faces are worth every minute you put into this program.  Ages 4, 5, and 6 will be coached on one night; ages 7 and 8 will be coached on a different night.  Depending on how many teams are formed, there will be a “Soccer Match” night where one team plays another team in a scrimmage/match. This cannot be successful without your help and volunteer time; contact the Recreation Department at or Please note: The quantity of volunteers will determine how many children will be accepted into this program.

Ages 4-6, CODE: INHSE.SOC4617

Day: Mondays, Dates: April 17, 24; May 1,8,15, 22, June 5 makeup date, Time: 5:30-6:45 pm, Location: Middle School Soccer Field, Fee: $35

Ages 7 & 8, CODE: INHSE.SOC7817
Day: Wednesdays, Dates: April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, May 31 makeup date, Time: 5:30-6:45 pm, Location: Middle School Soccer FieldFee: $35

2017 Spring Outdoor Youth Soccer   ~ Fee:  $35.00 (U8- U15)

The Recreation Department will offer an Outdoor Soccer Program for boys and girls based on current CT Junior Soccer Association age/birth date guidelines (see chart below). Based on enrollment and evaluation submittals of the respective coaches, teams may be formed in the following age groups:

U-14 Boys and Girls      Full sided (11 vs. 11) or Small sided (6 vs. 6) on the playing field

U-12 Boys and Girls      Small sided (9 vs. 9) or (11 vs. 11) on the playing field

U-11 Boys and Girls      Small sided (9 vs. 9) on the playing field

U-10 Boys and Girls      Small sided (7 vs. 7) on the playing field

U-9   Boys and Girls      Small sided (7 vs. 7) on the playing field

U-8   Boys and Girls      Small sided (4 vs. 4) on the playing field

Placement will be determined by skill level, age compatibility and available roster space. The Recreation Department will make the final determination regarding a players’ placement to a respective age level; a player may attend evaluation clinics at an age group higher than his/her current age, but cannot attend an evaluation clinic at a lower age division. The deadline for players to register in order to retain his/her Fall 2016 roster placement is April 10,2017 Registration forms received after that date will be placed in the ‘as available” file until final registrations/two evaluations have been completed. It is important to note that the spring 2017 Season could bring about new age groups and/or placements based on ‘actual enrollment’ as of April 10, 2017. Since Spring Soccer is considered an off-season sport, roster size and team alignment may be adjusted in order to provide a roster placement for all registrants. If a player wishes to attend an evaluation session in order to (1) qualify for a specific age group/level or, (2) is a new player that was not rostered in the fall of 2016, please make sure that this information is provided on the registration form.

The current Parks & Recreation Commission policy holds the following provision: Players that are selected to travel soccer teams for the fall 2016 season in Division 3, 4 or 5 levels, and who register by the defined deadline for spring soccer 2017, are eligible to return to their existing team for spring soccer, provided that particular team is enrolled in the spring 2017 schedule. Players, where eligible, who wish to receive a rating (spring soccer evaluations) in order to move up a division, must attend a minimum of one spring evaluation. Otherwise, to qualify for a fall travel team (at divisional levels of 3 or 4) a player is required to attend a minimum of two evaluation sessions. Players are not allowed to wear jewelry during practices or matches.

Evaluation Dates: At Brookside Park

Monday, April 17    6:00pm-7:15pm

Tuesday, April 18   6:00pm-7:15pm


Boys & Girls Soccer Travel Division Levels

Division 3, 4, 5

U12 and U14

Division 4, 5

U10 and U9

Division 3 High level experience

Division 4 Competitive Level

Division 5 Recreational, yet competitive

Travel Team Soccer Age Groups for Seasonal Year

2016 Fall to 2017 Spring

League Age

Year of Birth

















arks & Recreation T-Ball Program

(Boys & Girls Ages 4-5 years)
Age 4 in 2016 up to those who turned 5 years old before 12/31/2016
Saturday mornings 10am-11am @ Ellington High School Softball/Baseball fields
Dates: April 29; May 6,13,20,27; June 3
Cost :$25 per player (includes T-shirt)
Parent Volunteer coaches are needed for this program. NO WOOD OR METAL BATS ARE ALLOWED FOR THIS PROGRAM.


Register online at

Select “Register Online” tab on left of Home Page.  You will also be able to register for player clinics at this time. Softball Registration dates for new players:

First year players are required to provide an original birth certificate and parent/guardian must show their driver’s license at time of registration. Online registration begins December 1.  Check the website for details.

Registration Dates

Dates                Time                   Location

Sat. Jan 28       9 am – Noon        Middle School – Cafeteria

Sat. Feb 4         9 am – Noon        Middle School – Cafeteria

All Minor and Major League Players will be evaluated at an Evaluation Clinic in March.

Pre-Season Player Clinics will be scheduled in February/March, before the Evaluation Clinic. 

All Clinics have limited space; signups will be offered during registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Practices will begin sometime in early April depending on weather/field conditions.

Volunteer Opportunities Umpiring Minor & Major League Games; Coaching and Concession Stand. League volunteers who have regular contact with players must attend one of the registration sessions. Please complete a Little League Volunteer Application (which can be found on our website under the Registration Tab at top of the page, and bring it along with your driver’s license (we will need to keep a copy).


Ellington Girls Softball League is not affiliated with the Ellington Recreation Department. The Ellington Girls Softball League Program is an all-volunteer organization. For more information, visit

League Age & Fees



As of 12/31/16

(plus $25 refundable concession

Deposit and any optional clinic fees.)


6 to 8*



9 to 10



11 to 12



13 to 16


*may be 6 years old if child has played at least one year of T-Ball

Contacts: Keith Jarvis @  Or Andrew McCoy @


Ellington Little League Baseball –

2017 Spring Registration Information

Players Ages 6 – 16 years (as of August 31, 2017) -

Returning Players On-Line Registration Requested – Registration Tab

On-line registration open from 1/27/17– 2/28/17

New Players to Little League – Registration Dates

Dates                Time                   Location

Sat. Jan 28       9 am – Noon        Middle School – Cafeteria

Sat. Feb 4         9 am – Noon        Middle School – Cafeteria

NOTE: FIRST TIME PLAYERS must bring a BIRTH CERTIFICATE to registration (Ages 6 & up)

The Ellington Little League Program is an all-volunteer organization. The league is affiliated with Little League, International and follows the rules and guidelines set forth by the National Organization in Williamsport. The revised age chart is posted on the Ellington Little League website.  


Division             Ages        Fees*        Contact                Phone

T-Ball                      6-7           $70      Matt Tevelde            328-5380

Instructional           7-9            $70     Matt Tevelde           328-5380

Farm                       7-10         $110    Sean Capshaw        (203) 376-9778

Minors                    8-11         $120     Sean Capshaw        (203) 376-9778        

Majors                 10-12        $120     Mike Murphy                916-6906   

Juniors                13-15        $120     Scott Viviano               214-3170       

*($10 dollar family discount for second family member and $30 family discount for three or more family members)

*Note all fees require an additional $35.00 family concession stand deposit that is refundable upon serving in the concession stand.         

Volunteers Needed in Many Areas! – Ellington Little League is looking for volunteers for coaching and Board of Director Positions.  Please contact Derek Baehre– (860) 716-8469 / or any BOD member – BOD members contact information can be found at


Juniors, Major, Minor, and Farm League Try-outs: To be held in March 2015 – Dates and locations to be posted on website -

Juniors Ages 13 – 15 - Evaluations required for placement on Junior league team.

Majors Ages 10 -12  - All players interested in participating in the Majors program ages 10/11/12 must attend major league tryouts to be eligible for Major League Draft. All 12 year olds will play in majors unless special waiver granted.

Minors Ages 8-11 - All players interested in participating in the Minors program ages 8/9/10/11 must attend Minor league tryouts to be eligible for Minor League Draft. All 11 year olds not selected to a Majors team will play in minors unless special waiver granted.

Farm Ages 7-10 all players interested in participating in the Farm program ages 7/8/9/10 must attend Farm league tryouts to be eligible for Farm League Draft. All 10 year olds not selected to a Majors or Minors team will play in Farm unless special waiver granted.

Instructional and Tee-Ball Division Ages 6-9 – these divisions are instructional in nature and designed to develop baseball and team work skills.  Evaluations are not required for this division and parents will be notified as to which team their player has been assigned to.

Umpires   - All interested umpires (adults and children age 13 & up), including returning umpires, must complete an application on website.  Training will be provided

Coaches/Players Clinic(s)Multiple clinics will be available to both players and coaches over the winter.  Details of these programs will be posted on the Ellington Little League website