CHESTERMERE – The CRCA has kicked off their programs for the fall, and have included a few new things in the hopes of getting the community more involved.
Some programs have already kicked off, but recreation program coordinator Vicki Klinger said that the CRCA will take late registrations if the classes are not maxed.
“We try to accommodate all interested participants, especially for new programs like these which are still in the build phase,” she said.
The CRCA is introducing SPORTBALL programs for kids ages two to nine. Sportball Multi-Sport programs allow parents to have a direct hand in their pre-schooler’s development, while helping to introduce them to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports :baseball, football, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Using creative instruction and positive encouragement, the program focues on the development of motor skills, along with balance, strength, co-ordination, stamina and timing.
The first session was held Sept. 15 at the recreation centre, and Klinger said that spots are still available until Oct. 20. The second session will run from Nov. 3 to Dec. 8. The program runs on Thursdays only in the MPP room.
The Mom and Tot (two to three-year-old) group will meet from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., and the cost to participate is $60. The Multi-Sport (three to five-year-old) group will meet from 10:15 to 11:15, with an $80 cost to participate. The second Multi-Sport (three to four-year-olds) group will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., and will also cost $80. The fourth Multi-Sport group (four to five-year olds) will meet from 2 to 3 p.m., and will cost $80. All prices are introductory prices.
The new Friday Night Live program is new for youth and teens from ages 11 to 17. There are currently movie and social trips planned, such as a trip to Village Square Leisure Centre for roller skating, paintball, floor hockey and more.
All acitivities and off-site trips will be supervised by Alisa Lomenda along with adult volunteers.
The new STARS volleyball program is available for students in Grades 1 to 5. Trained, certified coaches will be on hand to work with kids during development sessions, drills and scrimmages. There will be one coach for every eight players.
The program kicked off last week, but spots are still available. It takes place on Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at Prairie Waters School and costs $80.
Registration for each program does not include the cost of a CRCA membership, which is required for participation.