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Youth/Teen

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At Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services (GEARS), we are very proud to be recognized by the National Youth Sports Strategy as a NYSS Champion.

The National Youth Sports Strategy aims to unite U.S. youth sports culture around a shared vision: that one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports.

The Strategy is based on research and best practices from the scientific community and successful youth sports programs across the United States. It offers actionable ideas for parents, coaches, organizations, communities, and policymakers to support youth sports participation for all.

Holiday Basketball Clinic

Develop new basketball skills over the
holiday break! Clinic will be led by the
EAHS Boys Basketball Coaches and Players. Shooting and 5-on-5 games will be played.
Emphasis on dribbling, passing and footwork. Boys & girls in grades 3-6

  • Thu Dec 29
  • 10 am-12 noon
  • Daubert Gym
  • $15 ($21 NM) 

Mining & Building Epic (Minecraft Inspired)

Do you think you know everything there is to know about Minecraft and more? In Snapology’s EPIC Minecraft, you are going to be put to the test. Your knowledge is going to be challenged in games of crafting and creating using LEGO bricks. What ideas can you create? Perhaps something that you never thought of before. Ages 7-12

  • Tue Jan 3-Feb 7
  • 6:45-7:45 pm
  • Community Center
  • $120 ($130 NM) 

Amazing Animal Robotics

In this Snapology Creature Creator Robotics class, your animal lover will create their own animal inspired LEGO robotic models. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines and programming as they build insects, dolphins, gorillas and much more. Your child is sure to have a wild time as they build, learn and play. Ages 7-12

  • Tue Feb 21-March 28
  • 6:45-7:45 pm
  • Community Center
  • $120 ($130 NM) 

Gymnastics

Learn basic gymnastics skills and progress to more advanced skills as the child is ready. Ages 6-12

  • Thu 7-8 pm
  • Feb 2-March 16 (no 3/9) (I)
  • March 30-May 4 (II)
  • CC Gym
  • $60 ($70 NM) 

Indoor Field Hockey Clinic

Introduction to field hockey for beginner players. Clinic will focus on teaching the basics of field hockey through a variety of drills, fun competitions and small games. Hockey sticks and balls will be available for use. Shinguards are recommended. Fee includes a t-shirt and mouthguard.

  • Sat Feb 4-March 11
  • 8-9 am Grades K-2 (A)
  • 9:15-10:15 am Grades 3-5 (B)
  • CC Gym
  • $60 ($70 NM) 

Youth Indoor Soccer

For girls and boys in grades 1-3. Led by E-town College soccer players. Designed to be instructional and provide an opportunity for youth to participate in low-key games. Fee includes a t-shirt.

  • Sat Feb 4-March 11
  • 11:45 am-12:45 pm
  • CC Gym
  • $60 ($70 NM) 

Youth Soccer Program

Instructional and low competitive soccer program for boys and girls in grades 1-3. Fee includes a t-shirt.

  • Sat April 15-May 20
  • 9-10:30 am
  • HS Field 3
  • $60 ($70 NM) 

Volleyball Skills Program

Coaches will teach the fundamentals of volleyball using skill specific drills and fun games. This is an instructional only program that will focus on player development. Grades 5-8

  • Tue Feb 14-April 4
  • 6:15-8:15 pm
  • Bear Creek Gym
  • $60 ($70 NM) 

Bob Schlosser Skills Clinic

Long-time Elizabethtown College Men’s Basketball Coach and 2 time State Champion Coach Bob Schlosser is offering a 6 week clinic for skill work. Ball handling, shooting fundamentals, moving without the ball, offensive and defensive footwork will be stressed. Girls and boys in grades 3-5.

  • Tue March 14-April 18 GIRLS & BOYS
  • 3:45-4:45 pm
  • Bear Creek Gym
  • $85 ($95 NM) 

Girls Lacrosse Club

Program will teach the basics of lacrosse through practices and games. For girls in grades 5-8. More details about this program will be available at a later date.

Trail Riding

One hour guided trail riding. Ride horses through the 275 acres of woods and farmland on the ranch. Horses are well mannered and trained to work with riders that have little or no experience. For your own safety and safety of the horses, we do not trot or gallop through the trails. All children must be 8 or older and there is a strict weight limit of 250 pounds.

  • Wed Sept 7 (I) Sept 21 (II) Oct 5 (III) Oct 19 (IV) 5-6 pm
  • Nov 2 (IV) 4:45-5:45 pm
  • Ironstone Ranch (1 Hollinger Lane, E-town)
  • $60 ($70 NM) 

Beginner Tennis

Children of any skill level will learn the fundamentals of tennis using the larger RED balls and smaller courts. Through the use of fun games and drills players will learn proper technique of forehands, backhands, serve and volleys. Taught by Brenda McBride, PTR Certified Instructor. Ages 7-14

  • Tue May 2-23
  • 6-6:50 pm
  • HS Tennis Courts
  • $65 ($75 NM) 

Intermediate Tennis

Class is for players that have completed two or more sessions of beginning tennis lessons. Instruction will focus on continuing to develop tennis skills, footwork, and prepare for match play. Taught by Brenda McBride, PTR Certified Instructor. Ages 8-14

  • Tue May 2-23
  • 7-8 pm
  • HS Tennis Courts
  • $65 ($75 NM) 

Find Your Sweet Spot (Tennis for Beginners)

Children of any skill level will learn the fundamentals of tennis using the larger RED balls and smaller courts. Through the use of fun games and drills players will learn proper technique of forehands and backhands focusing on hand/eye coordination. Taught by Pam Kaylor, DHS Assistant Tennis Coach. Ages 8-14

  • Tue May 2-23
  • 5:30-6:20 pm
  • Legion Park Tennis Courts
  • $65 ($75 NM) 

The Grand Slammers (Tennis for Players with Experience)

Class is for players that have some experience playing tennis. Instruction will focus on continuing to develop forehand and backhand and introduce players to serve and volley. Taught by Pam Kaylor, DHS Assistant Tennis Coach. Ages 8-14

  • Tue May 2-23
  • 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Legion Park Tennis Courts
  • $65 ($75 NM) 

Intro to Tennis for Kids

Help your kids discover the fun of tennis in this 90-minute session. Participants will learn tennis basics while engaging in fun and interactive games. Players will be divided by age and level to ensure skill-specific instruction. Participants will need to bring a tennis racquet. Taught by EAHS Coach Brenda McBride & HS Players. Ages 6-16

  • Sat May 20
  • 2-3:30 pm
  • HS Tennis Courts 
  • $20 ($26 NM) 

BEARS 1st & 2nd Grade Basketball

Coed skills development program will work with your child on the fundamentals of basketball – dribbling, shooting and passing. Participants will play fun skill development games. Fee includes a t-shirt.

  • Sat Dec 3-Jan 28 (no 12/24)
  • 10-11 am (A) 11 am-12 noon (B)
  • East High Elem Gym
  • $55 ($65 NM) 

7th-10th Grade Youth Basketball Program with weeknight practices and games on Saturdays.

Teams will play in a local travel basketball league. 

  • Draft Date:  Tue  Nov 22   6-8 pm Old High School Gym
  • Practices Tue & Thu in Old High School Gym
  • Games on Saturday afternoons
  • $80
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