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


INSTRUCTIONAL SOCCER


Ages/Grades 4 years – 2nd grade 
Days: Saturdays
This is a co-ed program with Parent Volunteers as Coaches. The program is held on Saturday mornings at Brookside Park, children learn the basic soccer skills and drills. Mini scrimmages are played beginning the 3rd week of the program. Children are required to wear soccer cleats, shin guards and bring water bottle.
Time frames: 
2nd graders 9:00 am-10:00 am
1st graders 10:00 am-11:00 am
Kindergarten 11:00 am-12 noon 
4 year olds 11:00 am-11:45 am 
Fee: $35.00 
Dates: September 9 – October 28 (8 weeks) 
If interested in being a volunteer coach for your child’s team please contact
Mary Bartley, Assistant Director of Recreation at mbartley@ellington-ct.gov.


INSTRUCTIONAL BASKETBALL 


Ages/Grades: 4 years – 2nd grade
Days: Saturdays December 9, 16; January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10
Location: Ellington Middle School Gymnasium
Fee: $40/1child; $55/ 2 children; $67/3 or more in family
Registration Begins: October 2nd – December 1, 2017
This program is co-ed and is run by Parent Volunteer Coaches. The program meets Saturday mornings for (8 weeks) this program is a learning instructional program based on the skills and drills of youth basketball. Volunteer Parent/Coaches are needed for this program.
Time Frames: 
8:30 am-9:30 am 2nd graders code: BBALL.second17
9:30 am-10:30 am 1st graders code: BBALL.first17
10:30 am-11:30 am Kindergarten code: BBALL.kind17
11:30 am -12 noon 4 year olds code: BBALL.4years17

RECREATION LEAGUE BASKETBALL GRADES 3-8


Registration:  October 1 through noon on December 1, 2017
Recreational League Fees: $80/1 child; $120/2 children; $145/3 or more in family
All Youth Basketball Registration will be taken during regular office hours.
Recreation League Team Selection Policy: 
Games played on Saturdays and/or weeknights; times and locations pending final enrollment.
Team Selection: All players will be revaluated each athletic season for the Recreation Division League.
Team Placement Requests: All requests to have a player either removed or placed on a certain team MUST be made in WRITING at least 2 days prior to the actual league draft December 2, 2017.
- A Parent/Guardian may request that their child be placed on a certain team, but only due to extreme hardship, such as: transportation, personal issues. Requests are not guaranteed.
- A written request is required if a parent/guardian wishes to have their child move up one division.  Placement is based on safety, skill level and available roster space. 

RECREATION LEAGUE BASKETBALL EVALUATIONS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
BOYS – location Ellington Middle School
Grades 3 & 4: 8:30 am-9:45 am    code: 1104.WT17
Grades 5 & 6: 10:00 am-11:15 am  code: 1105.WT17
Grades 7 & 8: 11:30 am-12:45 pm  code: 1106.WT17
GIRLS – location Windermere School
Grades 3 & 4: 8:30 am-9:30 am code: 1107.WT17
Grades 5 & 6: 9:45 am-10:45 am code: 1108.WT17
Grades 7 & 8: 11:00 am-12:00 pm code: 1109.WT17


TRAVEL and RECREATION BASKETBALL INFORMATION


Boys & Girls Grades 5-8
Click Here for Evaluation Dates - REVISED 10/19/17
To be eligible for selection a player MUST attend a minimum of 2 tryouts.
Travel Team Tryout Policy:  The Travel Teams will be registered for boys and girls in grades: 5, 6, 7 and 8 provided enough players are registered to provide recreation division teams. A player selected to a travel team may choose to play on a recreation team as well, but is not required to play both.  
 Parents: If a decision is made to have your child compete on both a recreation and travel team, please keep in mind that the participating player MUST complete his/her commitment to the recreation team. Failure to do so may result in removal from the travel team. Consider the weekly practice schedule along with the game schedule before making a final decision, which has a deadline of December 1, 2017 .*Fee includes Board Officials, Timers, Scorers and Custodial Services. Plus each player must submit a separate check to the Coach in the amount of $25 for the uniform.  The Coach will return the check once the complete uniform is returned at the end of the season. 
Rec Team registration fee is $80.  If a child is selected to a Travel Team, the additional fee of $115 will be collected after notification from the Coach, prior to the first practice. An updated schedule will be distributed through the public schools, media outlets and the Recreation Department website at parkrec@ellington-ct.gov.

















































































































































































































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