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Registration closes on 12/01/2019 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 06/06/2014 to 03/01/2020
$0.00

Babysitter's Training '18


Babysitter’s Training                   
Ages:                         11 - 15   
Cost:                          $45        
Fall Session:              Sun, Sept 30
Time:                         1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location:                    Melrose City Hall
Instructor:                  Debbie LaFlamme  

Babysitters Training will better prepare young teens to be a more responsible, trustworthy babysitter for family and friends.   This course discusses Learn the basics for interviewing with parents Learn infant and toddler care (diapering and feeding techniques, creative reading, activities for young children, and appropriate snacks) Handle bedtime issues\ Choose safe and age-appropriate toys & games Perform basic First Aid (choking, cuts, puncture wounds, bruises, eye injuries, nosebleeds, tooth injuries, burns, seizures, poisoning, bites) Learn tips for having a safe babysitting experience including setting up a “code” with your parents in case of an emergency.   All participants receive a certificate for completing the course.  

It is recommended to bring a snack.

Fall Session

Registration closes on 09/28/2018 at 09:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/30/2018 to 09/30/2018
$45.00

Lady Red Raiders Field Hockey Skills Program '19


Lady Red Raiders Field Hockey Skills Program
Dates: January 6 - March 10 (No Feb 17 & Feb 24)
Days: Sunday
Cost: $99
Sessions: 8 Total Sessions
Location: Marcoux Gym

Session I:  Grades 4-5:  12:00pm - 1:00pm    
Session II: Grades 6-8:  1:00pm - 2:00pm  


Description:
Is your daughter looking to try a fun new sport or improve her existing skills in field hockey?  Come join Coach Parker, her staff, and current high school players each weekend for our winter skills clinic.  Athletes will get personalized instruction, engage in friendly competition, and meet new friends.  Every participant will get a t-shirt and personalize feedback from a coach's evaluation.    

Instructors: Varsity Head Coach Erin Parker, Coaching Staff, and High School Players

Session I: Grades 4-5

Registration closes on 01/03/2019 at 08:00 PM
Season Dates: 01/06/2019 to 03/10/2019
$99.00

Session II: Grades 6-8

Registration closes on 01/03/2019 at 08:00 PM
Season Dates: 01/06/2019 to 03/10/2019
$99.00

M.B.A. Basketball '19


M.B.A. Basketball Description:
The Melrose Recreation Department is gearing up for another exciting season of the M.B.A. Basketball. These leagues are designed to provide families with a high quality and affordable basketball program for the entire community. We pride ourselves in promoting sportsmanship, teamwork, skill development, and equal playing time for all who participate. The Rec staff puts together teams based on the skills rating given by the parents when they register.  Leagues may need to be combined depending on enrollment. The Recreation Department will do its best to honor any player or coach requests that may be made but due to the amount of participants in the programs we cannot guarantee that this will be accomplished. We hope all enjoy the season and we look forward to another great year!          

Registration Deadlines: 
November 30 for Grades 1-8
Dec 14  for Kindergarten

(After deadline interested participants must visit the Rec Dept. office to be assigned to the wait list.  To be placed on the WL a registration form and check is required. No guarantee of placement.)                     

**Basketball Coaches Needed!!!**
Grades:  Coaches needed at all levels (K – 12)

Forms Needed:

Coaching Application
CORI Form
Photo of Driver’s License w/ current address on front or back
*Applications and forms found on Recreation website homepage*
*Directly deliver to Recreation Dept. Office*
*CORI / SORI results typically take 1 week*  

Description:
Volunteer head and assistant coaches are needed for every league. Head coaches will be responsible for running team practices and games, recruiting assistant coaches and team parents, communicating and checking emails daily for league updates, and conducting themselves in a professional and courteous manner while dedicating their time.  


Boys Kindergarten

Registration closes on 12/14/2018 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 01/06/2019 to 03/10/2019
$125.00

Boys Grade 1

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$125.00

Boys Grade 2

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$125.00

Boys Grade 3

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$125.00

Boys Grade 4

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$150.00

Boys Grades 5-6

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$150.00

Boys Grades 7-8

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$150.00

Girls Kindergarten

Registration closes on 12/14/2018 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 01/06/2019 to 03/10/2019
$125.00

Girls Grade 1-2

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$125.00

Girls Grade 3

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$125.00

Girls Grade 4

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$150.00

Girls Grades 5-6

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$150.00

Girls Grades 7-8

Registration closes on 11/30/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 01/05/2019 to 03/09/2019
$150.00

Melrose Soccer Skills & Drills Program '19


Melrose Soccer Skills & Drills Program      
           
Dates:             Jan 12 – March 2                        
(Make-up Date March 9)
Days:              Saturdays
Cost:               $125
Sessions:      8 Total Sessions
Location:        Marcoux Gym
Class Size:     25 kid maximum / session  

Session I: Grades 6 – 8         1:30pm – 3:00pm  

Description:
This is a great way to work on your fundamentals in the off season.  This program is skills and drills based and will not include any league game competition.   We anticipate having a few Saturdays rescheduled due to Melrose High School athletic events.  In the event that we are rescheduled we will move the classes to the end of the session on March 9.   

Instructors:
Danielle DeSimone and Coaching Staff
Melrose Youth Soccer – U14 Head Coach

Session I - Grades 6-8

Registration closes on 01/09/2019 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 01/12/2019 to 03/09/2019
$125.00

Melrose Wrestling Club - '18


Melrose Wrestling Club 
            
Grades:  1 - 5   
Day:  Mondays
Cost:  $75         
Time:   6:00pm – 7:55pm
Location:        Wrestling Room - Marcoux Gym
Session:         Dec 3 – Feb 25                        
No Class On: (Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18)  

The Melrose Wrestling Club is open to beginners and experienced wrestlers and looks forward to building on the success of last year’s season. Our practices, which stress conditioning and the fundamentals of our sport, are intensive but fun. Practices take place on the high school wrestling mats. Local weekend tournaments are optional.

Melrose Wrestling Club - '18

Registration closes on 12/18/2018 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 12/03/2018 to 02/25/2019
$75.00

Middle School Basketball Skills & Drills Fall '18


Middle School Basketball Skills & Drills               

Grades:          Boys & Girls, Grades 6 - 8
Cost:               $50
Sessions:       4 Total Sessions  

Grades 6 – 8     7:45pm – 9:00pm   
(Doors / Hallways Open at 7:40pm)  

Session I: Sept 26 – Oct 17        
Wednesday Evening   Lincoln Gym  

Session II: Oct 24 – Nov 14     
Wednesday Evening     Lincoln Gym      

Description:   This is a great way to prepare for MS Basketball Tryouts!   Each skills and drills session is 75 minutes. This workout focuses on fundamentals of the game of basketball, including footwork, ball handling skills, shooting form, offensive attack, strength and conditioning.  Workouts will vary from week to week, but the focus of improving the form and skill of each player is always the top priority. This workout is adjusted to fit all ages and skill levels.  Players will work out on each court with our instructors for increments of time. They will get to work with our instructor throughout the evening and focus on specific skill work depending on the focus of the night.    All participants are required to bring their own basketball to each session.   Please contact the Recreation Department if you need assistance with providing a basketball.

Instructor: Ted Cottrell & Staff

Grades 6-8 - Session II

Registration closes on 10/24/2018 at 11:00 AM
Season Dates: 10/24/2018 to 11/14/2018
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$50.00

Middle School Boys Basketball '18


Middle School Boys Basketball                                 

Boys 8:   Tryouts:           TBD (Mid or End of October)                         *Preregistration is required for tryouts  

Boys 7:   Tryouts:           TBD (Mid or End of October)                         *Preregistration is required for tryouts  

Boys 6:   Tryouts:           TBD (Mid or End of October)                         *Preregistration is required for tryouts  

Description: Cost $375 (Does not include basketball uniform or outside tournaments) League: Eastern Basketball League Two practices per week (2 total hours / week) Pre-registration is required to participate in tryouts (no cost to tryout)  

*MS Basketball Skills & Drills sessions are offered prior to basketball tryouts.  Information can be found on page 7

Boys 6th Grade

Registration closes on 10/31/2018 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 10/15/2018 to 03/01/2019
$0.00

Boys 7th Grade

Registration closes on 10/31/2018 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 10/15/2018 to 03/01/2019
$0.00

Boys 8th Grade

Registration closes on 10/31/2018 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 10/15/2018 to 03/01/2019
$0.00

Middle School Cross Country '18


Middle School Cross Country    
Grades:  6 – 8           
Date:    Sept 17 – Oct 26                  
Time:   3:00pm – 4:15pm
Cost:  $90
Location:         Melrose Middle School (Near Fred Green Field)  

Description:
-  Practices 2 – 3 times per week directly after school (Monday, Weds, Fri 2:45-4PM)
-  3-4 introductory meets will be scheduled 
-  Participants receive a XC T-shirt for meets      

MS Cross Country

Registration closes on 09/26/2018 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 09/17/2018 to 10/26/2018
$90.00

Middle School Field Hockey '18


Middle School Field Hockey      
Grades:  6 – 8           
Date:    Sept 10 – Oct 26                  
Time:   3:00pm – 4:30pm
Cost:  $90
Location:        Melrose Middle School (Near Cabbage Patch Field)  
Team Meeting:     TBD (Prior to September 10)

Description: Practices Monday, Wednesday, Friday directly after school 4 -6 game schedule (games are against outside schools and intersquad games) Must provide your own goggles, sticks, shin guards, and mouth guards.        


Grades 6-8

Registration closes on 09/25/2018 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 09/10/2018 to 10/26/2018
$90.00

Middle School Girls Basketball '18


Middle School Girls Basketball                                 

Girls 8:   Tryouts:           TBD (Mid or End of October)                         *Preregistration is required for tryouts  

Girls 7:   Tryouts:           TBD (Mid or End of October)                         *Preregistration is required for tryouts  

Girls 6:   Tryouts:           TBD (Mid or End of October)                         *Preregistration is required for tryouts  

Description: Cost $375 (Does not include basketball uniform or outside tournaments) League: River Valley League Two practices per week in the evening (2 total hours / week) Pre-registration is required to participate in tryouts (no cost to tryout)  

*MS Basketball Skills & Drills sessions are offered prior to basketball tryouts.  Information can be found on page 7  

Girls 6th Grade

Registration closes on 10/31/2018 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 10/15/2018 to 03/01/2019
$0.00

Girls 7th Grade

Registration closes on 10/31/2018 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 10/15/2018 to 03/01/2019
$0.00

Girls 8th Grade

Registration closes on 10/31/2018 at 11:00 PM
Season Dates: 10/15/2018 to 03/01/2019
$0.00

Middle School Ice Hockey '18-19


Middle School Ice Hockey                                             

Varsity Team:   DOB: 3/1/04 – 7/1/06
Tryouts:           TBD (Early November)
*Preregistration is required for tryouts  

JV Team:          3/1/05 – 12/31/06
Tryouts:           TBD (Early November)
*Preregistration is required for tryouts    

*Varsity Tryouts will take place before JV Tryouts

Description: Cost $350 Practice every Friday afterschool at Hockeytown USA 3:00pm – 4:00pm VMSHL game schedule including playoffs Varsity and JV teams will be in contact / hitting leagues. Participants cannot miss more than 4 games in a season.  Pre-registration is required to participate in tryouts (no cost to tryout)    


MS Varisty

Registration closes on 11/01/2018 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 11/10/2018 to 03/20/2019
$0.00

MS JV

Registration closes on 11/09/2018 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 11/10/2018 to 03/20/2019
$0.00

Middle School Outdoor Track 2019


Middle School Outdoor Track                                   
Grades:             6 – 8   
Date:                 April 22 – June 7                      
Time:                3:00pm – 4:15pm
Cost:                 $90
Location:          Melrose Middle School (Near Fred Green Field)  

Description:
 - Practices 2 – 3 times per week directly after school
 - 3 – 4 introductory track meets
 - Participants receive a T-shirt for meets

Middle School Outdoor Track

Registration closes on 05/06/2019 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 04/22/2019 to 06/07/2019
$90.00

Middle School Wrestling '18-19


Middle School Wrestling    
Grades:            6 – 8    
Date:                Nov 27 – Mid February             
Time:               6:00pm – 7:45pm
Cost:                $75
Location:         HS Wrestling Room    

Description:
 - Practices: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
 - There will be several meets scheduled during the season
 - Meets are optional and individually chosen by participants  

MS Wrestling

Registration closes on 12/17/2018 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 11/27/2018 to 02/14/2019
$75.00

Pre-Season: Basketball Skills & Drills '18


Pre-Season Basketball Skills & Drills               

Grades:          Boys & Girls, Grades 3 - 8
Cost:               $40 Sessions:      
4 Total Sessions  

Grades 3 – 4     6:00pm – 6:55pm  (Doors / Hallways Open at 5:55pm)  

Grades 5 – 6     7:00pm – 7:55pm   (Doors / Hallways Open at 6:55pm)  

Grades 7 – 8     8:00pm – 8:55pm   (Doors / Hallways Open at 7:55pm)  

Session I: Nov 29 – Dec 20        
Thursday Evening  Roosevelt Gym  

Description: This is a great way to prepare for the MBA seasons! Each skills and drills session is 55 minutes. This workout focuses on fundamentals of the game of basketball, including footwork, ball handling skills, shooting form, offensive attack, strength and conditioning.  Workouts will vary from week to week, but the focus of improving the form and skill of each player is always the top priority. This workout is adjusted to fit all ages and skill levels.  Players will work out on each court with our instructors for increments of time. They will get to work with our instructor throughout the evening and focus on specific skill work depending on the focus of the night. All participants are required to bring their own basketball to each session.  Please contact the Recreation Department if you need assistance with providing a basketball.  

Instructor: Ted Cottrell & Staff  

Grades 3-4

Registration closes on 11/22/2018 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 11/29/2018 to 12/20/2018
$40.00

Grades 5-6

Registration closes on 11/22/2018 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 11/29/2018 to 12/20/2018
$40.00

Grades 7-8

Registration closes on 11/22/2018 at 09:45 AM
Season Dates: 11/29/2018 to 12/20/2018
$40.00

Red Raiders Youth Basketball Clinic '18


Red Raiders Youth Basketball Clinic 

Date:               Oct 13
Days:              Saturday
Cost:               $15
Location:        Middle School Gym  

Grades 3 – 5              9:00am – 10:00am    (Doors open at 8:55am)  
Grades 6 – 8              10:15am – 11:15am  (Doors open at 10:10am)  

Program is open to the first 45 participants that register online or in the Recreation Office.   Description: Come get ready for the upcoming season and learn some new skills while having fun!  Melrose High School will work you out by giving you some new drills and playing games.  All participants are required to bring their own basketball to each session.  Please contact the Recreation Department if you need assistance with providing a basketball.   

Instructors: Head Coach Mike Kasprzak and coaching staff


Grades 3-5

Registration closes on 10/12/2018 at 09:00 AM
Season Dates: 10/13/2018 to 10/13/2018
$15.00

Grades 6-8

Registration closes on 10/12/2018 at 09:00 AM
Season Dates: 10/13/2018 to 10/13/2018
$15.00

Strength & Conditioning Facility Membership '18-19


Strength and Conditioning Facility Membership '18-19

Cost: FREE
Grades: 7-12
Location: Melrose High School Strength and Conditioning Facility
Start Date: June 2018 - June 2019
Days/Hours: Will be posted on the Recreation Department homepage and at the Strength and Conditioning facility.



All participants will be required to officially register to utilize the facility/membership. Participants will be required to register once per year online on the Recreation website. There will be no cost associated with registering. Any participant under the age of 18 will require their parent/guardian’s online authorization on the registration waiver. At the time of registration each participant will be required to accept the terms and conditions of liability and code of conduct. All participants will be required to sign in upon arrival. If a participant has not officially registered they will be asked to leave the facility.   If you register the same day you plan to attend the facility you must have your confirmation page with you to be able to participate.

All participants who register for this program willingly accept all rules, policies and code of conduct set by the Recreation Department. Any participant who breaks the code of conduct policy set by the Recreation Department will be asked to immediately leave and may be given a temporary and permanent suspension from the facility/program.


Grades 7-8

Registration closes on 06/21/2019 at 03:45 PM
Season Dates: 08/20/2018 to 08/19/2019
$0.00
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