Current Session Info

FENCING: Foil, Epee & Sabre - Summer '18

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SUMMER FENCING - Foil, Epee & Sabre
DAYS/TIME: Mondays & Wednesdays Aerobic warm-up group game from 5:30 - 6pm, and Basic Drills 6 - 7pm for all Fencers; Intermediate/Advanced Drills and Bouts from 7 - 8:30pm Note that the Fencing Club will NOT meet on 7/2 or 7/4, between sessions.
SEASON: July 9th - August 29th (8 weeks) FREE trial class on Monday, July 9th Will NOT meet on 8/13 or 8/15
Held in Tracy Hall Gym, 300 Main St. AGE & LEVEL: For ages 10 & up, including adults, all experience levels welcome!
INSTRUCTORS: Paul Horak (649-3735), Ralph Hoehn (UpperValleyFencingClub@gmail.com) & Neal MacBain
Instructors collectively have decades of teaching experience including collegiate level competition backgrounds.
*FEE: $89 Non-Res.: $99 Additional family members 1/2 price-Contact Jill @ 802-649-1419 x.5 for discount & click "pay by check" when registering *With our summer low single fee format you don’t have to commit to 1x or 2x/week. It is a lower per night fee to accommodate participants’ summer vacation schedules and allows unlimited summer participation. Check UVFC website for more info.
The Upper Valley Fencing Club (www.UpperValleyFencingClub.com) provides ability-appropriate challenges for fencers with a broad range of experience. Communal improvement of form, technique and skills is the primary focus during the formal programmed foil portion of each session, leading to open fencing in all three weapons in the latter part. Accommodation for several younger students possible - contact Paul or Ralph. All members, except for beginner/trial fencers must provide their own equipment. Those who wish to fence "on the box" must have their own gear & electric weapons. *All participants must also join the USFA). Sign up at: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698115-individuals ($10 non-competitive fee minimum. Go to registration pg. (via railstation.org).


SUMMER '18 YOGA with CHRISTINA TANGREDI

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SUBLIME SUMMER '18 YOGA with CHRISTINA TANGREDI
*DAYS/TIMES/DATES: Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 6:45pm & Sundays, 8:30am - 9:45am July 10th - Aug. 28th *No class on 8/5 or 8/14.
Held in the TRACY HALL GYM - 300 Main St., Norwich, VT
Please BYO Yoga mat & props. *FEE: 10 class pass - Residents: $140; Non-Res.: $153 Pass good through 2018 for all Norwich Rec. YOGA (for all Instructors in the fall as well) We anticipate both Michele & Jessie returning this fall to teach on Sun. & Thurs., respectively.
*Drop-in rate: $16 or $13 for Students & SR's (65+) *Drop-ins for ALL classes must be cash or checks payable to Town of Norwich-Recreation.
Any unused portion of previously purchased 10 class passes can be used for Christina's Summer Yoga.
INSTRUCTOR: Christina Tangredi (christina.tangredi@gmail.com) has been a regular practitioner of yoga since '06 & has completed her 500-hour training. She practices the Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power & Yin styles of Yoga.

Class Description: Vinyasa Flow. For All Levels. Come experience a strong and fun 75-minute moving meditation! You will lengthen, strengthen, and energize your entire body through creative sequencing and awareness of your breath. This class will leave you feeling both invigorated and relaxed from the inside out.


TRAIL BLAZERS for 3rd & 4th Grade Runners

NEW!!! - NORWICH FALL '18 TRAIL BLAZERS
FOR: 3rd & 4th Grade Runners, Coed
DAY/DATES/TIME: Thursdays, August 30th - October 25th, 3:15pm - 4:30pm
LOCATION: Group will meet and finish on the Bandstand on the Green
FEE: $25, Non-Residents: $30
DESCRIPTION: This is a trail running program that will be taking place on MC School grounds and the Milton Frye trail system. Program will be held rain or shine so please come prepared with appropriate clothing (layers are good). Runners should bring water and a snack, as well as bug spray and sunscreen if desired. Parents are welcome to join any time.
COACH: Wayne Norse (waynenorse@gmail.com or 802-299-6217), a local mountain runner (& Dad) who is passionate about the sport. Assistant Needed - Please sign up on-line or talk to Wayne or Jill (649-1419 x.5)


LACROSSE for Girls & Parents - FALL '18

FUN FALL '18 LACROSSE for GIRLS & PARENTS
DAY/TIME/DATES: Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm September 6th - October 11th
FOR Girls 4th Grade & up, and Adults
LOCATION: Huntley Meadow
FEE per Person: $50 for Norwich Residents / $55 Non-Res.
Offered by Women's Pro League Lacrosse Coach, Amy Patton (Amypattoninc@gmail.com) & Hanover High Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Christine Anneberg. Stick work, shooting, dodging, defense & draws. Join us for an hour of fun skills & small games play. Parents, ever wonder how your daughter does it? Come learn too! All participants will need a stick, goggles and mouthguard. For parents, we will have some extra sticks available on a first come basis. Min # 15, Max # 40


2nd Grade COED SOCCER - FALL '18

2nd Grade Coed SOCCER
SEASON: September 4th - Oct. 30th, '18
DAYS/TIMES/LOCATIONS: Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30pm on the *Green & Sat’s, 10:30-11:30am @ Huntley Meadow
*Back-up space in the MCS Gym if raining on Tuesdays only
COACHES: Rob Johnson (robljohnson78@gmail.com / 649-7111), Todd Mackenzie, Sarah Martin, Kimberly Clapp & Dave Navins
FEE for 2nd Grade: $55 for the season plus, a royal blue Norwich T-shirt ($13) is required T-shirts can either be ordered on-line and picked up at the Recreation office upstairs in Tracy Hall, or purchased at Recreation office. There is a $10 late fee if registering after 9/4
Lots of skills practice through a variety of stations and games designed for maximum individual ball handling. Learn the basics of the game and scrimmage in mini games with classmates. Players will be given opportunities to improve individually and will be challenged without being intimidated. PLEASE bring your own size 3 or 4 ball to practice.
Team will take part in a couple of scrimmages and jamboree(s) for added fun. More Assistants Welcome! - Please register/volunteer on-line to help, &/or contact the Coach.
Non-Residents accepted if no program is offered in their town, but there is an additional $5 Non-Resident fee.

1st Grade COED SOCCER - FALL '18

1st Grade Coed SOCCER
SEASON: September 5th - Oct. 27th, '18
DAYS/TIMES: Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm & some Sat’s TBA
LOCATION: On the GREEN (Back-up space in the MCS Gym if raining on Wednesdays only)
COACHES: Kristin Fauci (kriscorvo@yahoo.com/649-7181) & Rebecca Reed (rreed2525@yahoo.com / 649-1036)
FEE: $50 for the season plus, a royal blue Norwich T-shirt ($13) is required T-shirts can either be ordered on-line and picked up at the Recreation office upstairs in Tracy Hall, or purchased at Recreation office. There is a $10 late fee if registering after 9/4
Lots of skills practice through a variety of stations and games designed for maximum individual ball handling. Learn the basics of the game and scrimmage in mini games with classmates. Players will be given opportunities to improve individually and will be challenged without being intimidated. PLEASE bring your own size 3 or 4 ball to practice.
Team may take part in a couple of scrimmages and jamboree(s). More Assistants Welcome! - Please register/volunteer on-line to help, &/or contact the Coach.
Non-Residents accepted if no program is offered in their town, but there is an additional $5 Non-Resident fee.

Fall SOCCER '18 for 3rd-6th Grades

3rd - 6th GRADE YOUTH SOCCER
SEASON: *August 29th - October 30th *except 9/4 start for 3/4 Boys LOCATION: Practices and Home games for third - sixth grade teams are at Huntley Meadow Games vs. Upper Valley towns add to the fun!
FEE: $64 for the season, plus $30 if you need a Norwich uniform - required for games (navy with white - jersey & shorts). Sold separately, Jersey is $20 and Shorts are $13 Order on-line, or buy at Rec. office. Stop by or call Jill @ 649-1419 x.5 to pick up these items at the Recreation Office upstairs in Tracy Hall. Please register early - After 9/4, a $10 late fee will also be charged. Non-Residents may join for an extra $8 fee if there is no soccer program in their town.
Our emphasis is on fun and developing skills, self-confidence & team spirit. The program includes drills stressing individual improvement, learning the mechanics and rules of the game, as well as games with neighboring Upper Valley towns ('7 vs. 7' for grades 3/4 and '9 vs. 9' for grades 5/6). Please bring a size 4 ball & water bottle to practice. Mouth protectors ($2 at Rec. office) & shin guards are strongly recommended. Cleats are helpful but not mandatory. For 3/4 games, each team will be split in half and will play half the opposing team in 2 mini games. We therefore need many parent volunteer assistants & officials. Please register on-line to volunteer to help with a team, &/or contact your child's coach. Home games will often be during the scheduled practice times or Saturdays, but away games may be anytime. Please try not to over-schedule, resulting in missed practices and games. If one has to miss, please let coaches know as far in advance as possible. Every child consistently attending practice should play equitably in games.


YOUTH MTN BIKING for 3rd-7th Grade Riders (2 Levels)

YOUTH MOUNTAIN BIKING
*Beginner/Intermediate & Advanced options, for 3rd - 7th Grade Riders; Coed
*Regardless of grade, Riders can sign up for the level that is the best fit for them. Please contact Jane if you need help with that decision.
"Intro. to Mt. Biking" (Beginner/Intermediate) from 2:15-3:30pm "Adventurers" (Advanced) from 3:45-5:15pm DAY/DATES/TIME: Wednesdays, Aug. 29th - Oct. *17th; (*10/24 is a back-up in case of a 'storm' day)
LOCATION: Group will meet and finish by the Bandstand on the Green unless otherwise informed by instructor.
FEE: $115; Non-Res.: $128 Min #6; Max #12/group
INSTRUCTOR: Jane LeMasurier (jane.lemasurier@gmail.com), is a PMBI certified mountain bike instructor and has coached kids in group and private settings at Kingdom Camps in East Burke, Vermont and for Norwich Recreation. As a Pro/Cat 1 XC racer she combines her passion for mountain biking with her enthusiasm for coaching. + 1 or 2 Assistants
This class will be fun, and will also expand your knowledge of how to be a smart and responsible mountain bike rider. Learn basic mountain biking skills, minor bike maintenance, and enjoy playing a variety of games. Safety rules for biking on roads & trails will be covered. Learn how to balance better and perform basic maneuvers, like wheel lifts and cornering. Riders will learn what to wear & what tools to carry. Our rides will include trails as well as dirt and paved roads. All Riders must be confident riding in town and on easy trails. To join the Advanced group one should be fit enough to ride for 1.5 hours. Our Adventurers group will be challenged with more difficult technical skills and terrain, and their rides will be longer, with less time on the Green. Equipment needed: TUNED mountain bike (please tend to this ahead of time), properly fitted helmet, water bottle and snack, with means to carry them/gloves and protective eye wear are highly recommended.


SPORTS CAMP 8A: Aug. 13-16 for 1st-4th Grades

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SPORTS CAMP - Session 8A for rising 1st - *4th Grade Students
*4th graders have the choice of joining Group A or B (4th - 8th Grades)
DAYS/DATES/TIME: Monday - Thursday, 8/13 - 8/16, '18
9 am - Noon
LOCATION: Indoor space and drop off/pick up will be in the Marion Cross School Gym (shared) from Mon. - Wed., then Tracy Hall Gym on Thursday, 8/16 Our outdoor space is the Norwich GREEN and surrounding area.
FEE: $57/week; Non-residents: $62
COORDINATOR: Rebecca Reed (rreed2525@yahoo.com) has coached various K - 4th Girls and Boys Norwich Recreation teams over the past 7 years, as well as GOTR for the past 5 seasons. She is the Snow Sports Director and Ass't General Manager at Whaleback Mountain and is CPR and First Aid certified. Depending on numbers, another Instructor will likely be with this group as well. There will also be some talented young CIT’s helping out.

Program Description: A variety of indoor & outdoor activities, sports and games will be offered such as: ice breaker activities, tag games, relays, whiffleball, basketball, pinball, medical ball, cooperative challenges, capture the flag, kickball, tennis ball baseball, soccer, bocce, touch/flag football, water balloon games, man hunt, etc.. IMPORTANT: Participants - please bring a snack, drink (no glass please) & hat. Also, arrive wearing sunscreen & bug spray if desired. Sign-ups are by the week. Sorry, no daily option available. One must send a note with your child if a parent is NOT picking him/her up. Bring clean shoes to wear for indoor/gym section of program. Participation is contingent on appropriate behavior. Max # 30/week

SPORTS CAMP 8B, Aug. 13-16 for 4th-8th Grades

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SPORTS CAMP for rising *4th - 8th Grade Students
*4th graders have the choice of joining Group B, or the younger Group A for 1st - 4th grades
Session 8B: Aug. 13rd - 16th, '18
Monday - Thursday 9am - Noon
FEE: $57/week; Non-Residents: $62
LOCATION: Indoor space & Drop-off / pick-up will be based in the Marion Cross School Gym (shared M - W) Our outdoor space is the Norwich GREEN & surrounding area.
COORDINATOR: We welcome back Mr. Brendan Scribner (brendan.scribner@gmail.com), a very experienced certified classroom teacher in Hanover. Depending on numbers, one or two phenomenal Instructors will be with this group, as well as some talented young CIT’s.
A variety of indoor & outdoor activities, sports and games will be offered such as: ice breaker activities, tag games, relays, whiffleball, basketball, pinball, medical ball, cooperative challenges, capture the flag, kickball, tennis ball baseball, soccer, bocce, touch/flag football, water balloon games, man hunt, etc.. IMPORTANT: Participants - please bring a snack, drink (no glass please) & hat. Also, arrive wearing sunscreen & bug spray if desired. Sign-ups are by the week. Sorry, no daily option available. One must send a note with your child if a parent is NOT picking him/her up. Bring clean shoes to wear for indoor/gym section of program. Participation is contingent on appropriate behavior. Max# 40

STORRS POND PM ADVENTURES #2: 8/13-8/16 for 3rd-7th Gr's

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STORRS POND AFTERNOON ADVENTURES
"Beach Weeks" for rising 3rd - 7th Grade Students
Monday - Thursday, Noon - 4pm Session #2 - Aug. 13th - 16th LOCATION: Storrs Pond, at the end of Reservoir Road in Hanover, NH (group will travel from Norwich)
Pick-up at 4pm @ Oak Hill parking area to the right, just above the ticket/entry kiosk for Storrs Pond.
*FEE: $105/session; Non-Res: $115 *$10/session less if you already have season pass to Storrs - if paying by check make it for $95; otherwise call Jill @ 802-649-1419 x.5 and your Recreation account will be given the $10 credit. Participants must bring their season's pass each day in this case, however.
Coordinator: Mr. Scribner (brendan.scribner@gmail.com), a certified, experienced classroom teacher as well as being our Sports Program 'B' Coordinator This program was set up to dovetail with our am Sports Program to provide all-day coverage, but participants can register for it separately as well. Children will be supervised from 9am - 4pm if doing both programs. Afternoon only folks should report to the Tracy Hall Gym by Noon. Campers can bring their lunch, drink (no glass please) & snack(s) but we will also provide a supervised visit to "Dan & Whit's". The group will then catch the free 12:28pm "Advance Transit" bus in Norwich to head over to Storrs Pond, arriving by the Richmond Middle School area at 12:40pm. We'll hike down the Storrs trails to the facility. Expect to have fun swimming in both the pond and pool (with lifeguards on duty), hiking, playing tennis and disc golf, as well as enjoying supervised group activities. Note that there is also a concession stand at Storrs. Although there are shelters, everything is outside so plan accordingly and bring a backpack with a bathing suit, towel, hat, rain jacket, dry clothes and sunscreen & bug spray if desired. Participation is contingent on appropriate behavior. Min # 6; Max # 15

SPORTS CAMP 7A: Aug. 6-9 for 1st-4th Grades

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SPORTS CAMP 7A: Aug. 6th - 9th, '18
FOR: those entering 1st - *4th grades
*Note that 4th Grade students have a choice of signing up to participate in either the younger "A" Group or older "B" Group
DAYS/TIME: Monday – Thursday; 9am - Noon
LOCATION: Our outdoor space is the Norwich GREEN and surrounding area. Indoor space & Drop off/pick up is the Tracy Hall Gym (shared)
COORDINATOR: Colm Seigne (colmseigne@dresden.us) will be heading up Group A this week. Depending on numbers, another Instructor will likely be with this group as well. There will also be some talented young CIT’s helping out.
Program Description: A variety of indoor & outdoor activities, sports and games will be offered such as: ice breaker activities, tag games, relays, whiffleball, basketball, pinball, medical ball, cooperative challenges, capture the flag, kickball, tennis ball baseball, soccer, bocce, touch/flag football, water balloon games, man hunt, etc.. IMPORTANT: Participants - please bring a snack, drink (no glass please) & hat. Also, arrive wearing sunscreen & bug spray if desired. Sign-ups are by the week. Sorry, no daily option available. One must send a note with your child if a parent is NOT picking him/her up. Bring clean shoes to wear for indoor/gym section of program. Participation is contingent on appropriate behavior. Max # 30/week
Participation is contingent on appropriate behavior.
Max # 30/week

SPORTS CAMP 7B, Aug. 6-9 for 4th-8th Grades

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SPORTS CAMP - GROUP '7B' for children entering *4th - 8th grades
*Note that 4th graders have the choice of joining Group B or A (1st - 4th Grades)
DAYS/DATES/TIME: Monday - Thursday, Aug. 6th - 9th 9 am - Noon LOCATION: Indoor space and drop off/pick up will be in the Tracy Hall Gym (shared). Our outdoor space is the Norwich GREEN and surrounding area.
FEE: $57/week; Non-residents: $62
COORDINATOR: Rebecca Reed (rreed2525@yahoo.com) will run the Group ‘B’ Sports Camp this week. Rebecca has coached various K - 4th Girls and Boys Norwich Recreation teams over the past 7 years, as well as GOTR for the past 5 seasons. She is the Snow Sports Director and Ass't General Manager at Whaleback Mountain and is CPR and First Aid certified. A couple of other Instructors will be with this group, as well as a some talented young CIT’s.
A variety of indoor & outdoor activities, sports and games will be offered such as: ice breaker activities, tag games, relays, whiffleball, basketball, pinball, medical ball, cooperative challenges, capture the flag, kickball, tennis ball baseball, soccer, bocce, touch/flag football, water balloon games, man hunt, etc.. IMPORTANT: Participants - please bring a snack, drink (no glass please) & hat. Also, arrive wearing sunscreen & bug spray if desired. Sign-ups are by the week. Sorry, no daily option available. One must send a note with your child if a parent is NOT picking him/her up. Bring clean shoes to wear for indoor/gym section of program. Participation is contingent on appropriate behavior. Max# 40

SPORTS CAMP 9A: Aug. 20-23 for 1st-4th Grades

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SPORTS CAMP - Session 9A - Aug. 20 - 23, '18
for rising 1st - 4th Grade Students
Max # 10 this week due to unexpected change in Coordinator/Instructor availability
DAYS/TIME: Monday - Thursday 9 am - Noon
LOCATION: Indoor space and drop off/pick up will be in the Tracy Hall Gym. Our outdoor space is the Norwich GREEN and surrounding area.
FEE: $57/week; Non-residents: $62
COORDINATOR: Kennedy Mullen (mullenk20@hartfordschools.net)
Program Description: A variety of indoor & outdoor activities, sports and games will be offered such as: ice breaker activities, tag games, relays, whiffleball, basketball, pinball, medical ball, cooperative challenges, capture the flag, kickball, tennis ball baseball, soccer, bocce, touch/flag football, water balloon games, man hunt, etc.. IMPORTANT: Participants - please bring a snack, drink (no glass please) & hat. Also, arrive wearing sunscreen & bug spray if desired. Sign-ups are by the week. Sorry, no daily option available. One must send a note with your child if a parent is NOT picking him/her up. Bring clean shoes to wear for indoor/gym section of program. Participation is contingent on appropriate behavior.

SPORTS CAMP 9B: Aug. 20-23 for 4th-8th Grades

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SPORTS CAMP - GROUP '9B' for children entering *4th - 8th grades
*Note that 4th graders have the choice of joining Group B or A (1st - 4th Grades)
Max# 10 this week due to unexpected change in Coordinator/Instructor availability
DAYS/DATES/TIME: Monday - Thursday, Aug. 20th - 23rd 9 am - Noon LOCATION: Indoor space and drop off/pick up will be in the Marion Cross School Gym Our outdoor space is the Norwich GREEN and surrounding area.
FEE: $57/week; Non-residents: $62
A variety of indoor & outdoor activities, sports and games will be offered such as: ice breaker activities, tag games, relays, whiffleball, basketball, pinball, medical ball, cooperative challenges, capture the flag, kickball, tennis ball baseball, soccer, bocce, touch/flag football, water balloon games, man hunt, etc.. IMPORTANT: Participants - please bring a snack, drink (no glass please) & hat. Also, arrive wearing sunscreen & bug spray if desired. Sign-ups are by the week. Sorry, no daily option available. One must send a note with your child if a parent is NOT picking him/her up. Bring clean shoes to wear for indoor/gym section of program. Participation is contingent on appropriate behavior.


Babysitter's Training Course - 8/13, '18

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BABYSITTER’S TRAINING COURSE - for ages 10 & up
DATE/TIME: Monday, August 13th 8am to 2pm (6 hour course) LOCATION: Norwich Police Station Training Room
*FEE: $65: Non-residents: $75 *Note: Materials are purchased in advance so we're sorry but there are no refunds for this course.
INSTRUCTOR: Sergeant J. Frank - Norwich Police Department. Sergeant Frank (Jennifer.Frank@vermont.gov) is a Certified Instructor. Many Norwich students already know her from her frequent visits to the school playground and activities. She is an excellent presenter and role model and participants will leave with a wealth of practical knowledge.
This course is designed for youth, ages 10-14 years old, who are interested in babysitting for their own family and for others in the community. The 6-hour course will provide instruction around CPR, 1st aid, and the safe and responsible care of children. Students will be instructed on, and practice skills such as: proper feeding, meal preparation, and diapering, and will learn conflict resolution and problem solving techniques. Training is designed around six major themes: safety, basic care, first aid, safe play, professionalism and leadership. Participants will learn first aid action plans for various kinds of accidents and illnesses children may experience. Excellent training for anyone who babysits. Each participant will take home a useful Babysitter starter toolkit and certification card. Please BYO lunch & drink. Max# 20 - will be put on waitlist if full
We will offer another course in the fall, also.

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING FALL '18 PROGRAMS:  

1ST GRADE SOCCER, 2ND GRADE SOCCER, 3RD/4TH GRADE GIRLS' SOCCER, 3RD/4TH GRADE BOYS' SOCCER, 5TH/6TH GRADE BOYS' SOCCER, MT. BIKING FOR 3RD - 7TH GRADE RIDERS (2 LEVELS), LACROSSE FOR GIRLS (4TH GRADE & UP) & THEIR PARENTS, AND TRAIL BLAZERS FOR 3RD & 4TH GRADE RUNNERS.  MORE DETAILS AND PROGRAMS WILL BE POSTED ON THIS WELCOME PAGE NEXT WEEK.  

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NOTE THAT WE ARE DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR A KINDERGARTEN SOCCER COACH AS WELL AS A 5TH/6TH GRADE GIRLS SOCCER COACH FOR THE FALL.  THESE ARE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS, AND THE PROGRAMS RUN IN SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER. PLEASE CALL JILL AT 649-1419 X.5 IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!

NOTE that we had to CANCEL SPORTS CAMP 9B for 5th - 8th grade campers and CHANGE the MAX # to 10 for the younger "A" Group for the FINAL AUGUST WEEK OF SPORTS CAMP (8/20 - 8/23).  This was due to a change in COORDINATOR/INSTRUCTOR availability.  Every effort was made to find substitutes, but to no avail.   PLEASE REGISTER ASAP IF INTERESTED IN ATTENDING 9A!  We apologize for any inconvneience this may cause if you were considering registering.

NORWICH  RECREATION

SUMMER   PROGRAMS   2018

Tracy Hall - 300 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055            802-649-1419 x.5             Recreation@norwich.vt.us

Norwich  Recreation Council  Members: Ryan Gardner - President, Kristin Fauci - Vice-President, Amy Tuller - Secretary, Jill Collins, Gered Dunne, Rob Johnson, Sarah Martin, Christy Pearce, Bill Tine & Page Tompkins     Jill Kearney Niles - Director

REGISTER on-line at www.norwich.vt.us     Click on Departments / Recreation / ‘On-Line Registration’.  Ongoing registration continues throughout the summer as room allows within the programs. Enjoy a week, a few days or a whole summer of fun!

  “CHALLENGER”  SOCCER   CAMP

We will be offering a week of ‘British Soccer Camp’ - August 20-24.  Mini Soccer for 4-6 year olds and a half day option for 7 years & up.  For more information, or to register, go towww.challengersports.com.  On “British Soccer Camp" page, click “Search for a Program”.  Under 'Program Type' choose British Soccer.  Enter 05055 zip code to access the Norwich camp.  Sorry but due to low enrolment our June 25-29 camp was cancelled.

STORRS  POND  AFTERNOON  ADVENTURES

"Beach Week" for rising 3rd - 7th Grade Students

DATES:  August 13th - 16th             DAYS / TIMES:  Monday - Thursday,  Noon - 4pm                                  

LOCATION:  Storrs Pond, at the end of Reservoir Road in Hanover, NH    (group will travel from Norwich)

Pick-up at 4pm @ Oak Hill parking area to the right, just above the ticket/entry kiosk for Storrs Pond.

*FEE:  $105/session;  Non-Res:  $115    *$10/session less if you already have season pass to Storrs - if paying by check make it for $95; otherwise call Jill @ 802-649-1419 x.5 and your Recreation account will be given the $10 credit.  Participants must bring their season's pass each day in this case, however.

Coordinator:  Mr. Scribner (brendan.scribner@gmail.com), a certified, experienced classroom teacher as well as being our Sports Program 'B' Coordinator    This program was set up to dovetail with our morning Sports Program to provide all-day coverage, but participants can register for it separately as well.  Children will be supervised from 9am - 4pm if doing both programs.  Afternoon only folks should report to the Tracy Hall Gym by Noon. Campers can bring their lunch, drink (no glass please) & snack(s) but we will also provide a supervised visit to "Dan & Whit's" where campers can buy their lunch with their own cash (or sign for it if they have a family account).  The group will then catch the free "Advance Transit" bus in Norwich to head over to Storrs Pond. They will be on either the 12:28pm or 1:08pm bus, arriving by the Richmond Middle School area at 12:40pm or 1:20pm, respectively.  The group will hike down the Storrs trails to the facility to then enjoy all the amenities there.  Expect to have fun swimming in both the pond and pool (with lifeguards on duty), hiking, playing tennis and disc golf, as well as enjoying supervised group activities.  Note that there is also a concession stand at Storrs Pond.  Although there are shelters, everything is outside so plan accordingly and bring a backpack or bag with a bathing suit, towel, hat, rain jacket, dry clothes and sunscreen & bug spray if desired. IMPORTANT: Sign-ups are by the week, Monday - Thursday. Sorry, no daily option. Participation is contingent on appropriate behavior. Min # 6; Max # 15

 

THINKING OF PIERCING YOUR EAR(S)?  If you plan on participating in Norwich Recreation team sports (Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse), then SUMMER is the BEST time to do this.  No Jewelry is allowed to be worn by players in these sports.  Since 'studs' need to stay permanently in place for about 6 weeks after piercing, early summer is the ideal time to do it. It is extremely difficult & painful to get studs out and many officials won't make an exception in this situation, leaving a player with the choice of trying to remove them or not playing in the game.

 

BABYSITTER’S  TRAINING  COURSE - for ages 10 & up  FULL

DATE/TIME:  Monday, August 13th      8am to 2pm   (6 hour course)           LOCATION:  Norwich Police Station Training Room

*FEE: $65:  Non-residents: $75   *Note: Materials are purchased in advance so we're sorry but there are no refunds for this course. 

INSTRUCTOR:  Sergeant J. Frank - Norwich Police Department.  Sergeant Frank (Jennifer.Frank@vermont.gov) is a Certified Instructor.  Many Norwich students already know her from her frequent visits to the school playground and activities.  She is an excellent presenter and role model and participants will leave with a wealth of practical knowledge.  

This course is designed for youth, ages 10-14 years old, who are interested in babysitting for their own family and for others in the community.  The 6-hour course will provide instruction around CPR, 1st aid, and the safe and responsible care of children.  Students will be instructed on, and practice skills such as: proper feeding, meal preparation, and diapering, and will learn conflict resolution and problem solving techniques.  Training is designed around six major themes: safety, basic care, first aid, safe play, professionalism and leadership.  Participants will learn first aid action plans for various kinds of accidents and illnesses children may experience.  Excellent training for anyone who babysits.  Each participant will take home a useful Babysitter starter toolkit and certification card. Please BYO lunch & drink.   Max# 20 - FULL We will offer another course in the fall.

 

SPORTS  CAMP  for rising 1st - 8th Grade Students

DAYS / TIME:  Monday - Thursday    9 am - Noon   Sessions listed below  FEE:  $57/week;  Non-Res.: $62

LOCATIONS:  Our outdoor space is the Norwich GREEN and surrounding area.  Indoor space will be based either in the Marion Cross School Gym or Tracy Hall Gym.  For each session drop off/pick up will vary - listed beside Session #’s below. Huntley Meadow will be used as our base occasionally.  Program Coordinators will notify registered participants via e-mail of any changes on previous day & via e-mail.                                                              COORDINATORS:  Rebecca Reed (rreed2525@yahoo.com) will run the Group ‘A’ Sports Camp & Mr. Scribner is back to run the "B" program this summer.  Rebecca has coached various K - 4th Girls and Boys Norwich Recreation teams over the past 7 years, as well as GOTR for the past 5 seasons. She is the Snow Sports Director and Ass't General Manager at Whaleback Mountain and is CPR and First Aid certified. Mr. Scribner (brendan.scribner@gmail.com) is a very experienced certified classroom teacher in Hanover. 

               Information for BOTH Groups A & B:  A variety of indoor & outdoor activities, sports and games will be offered such as: ice breaker activities, tag games, relays, whiffleball, basketball, pinball, medical ball, cooperative challenges, capture the flag, kickball, tennis ball baseball, soccer, bocce, touch/flag football, water balloon games, man hunt, etc..  IMPORTANT:  Participants - please bring a snack, drink (no glass please) & hat.  Also, arrive wearing sunscreen & bug spray if desired.   Sign-ups are by the week.  Sorry, no daily option available.  One must send a note with your child if a parent is NOT picking him/her up.  Bring clean shoes to wear for indoor/gym section of program.  Participation is contingent on appropriate behavior. 

 GROUP  'A'  SPORTS  WEEKS:  (for children entering 1st - *4th grades)  Max # 30/week for Group A Sessions     

Session 8A:  8/13 - 8/16         Marion Cross School Gym (shared) from Mon. - Wed., then Tracy Hall Gym on Thursday, 8/16 

Session 9A:  8/20 - 8/23         Tracy Hall Gym   MAX # 10!!!  Coordinator:  Kennedy Mullen      

 *4th graders have the choice of joining Group A or B for Session 8

               GROUP  'B'  SPORTS  WEEKS:  (for children entering *4th - 8th grades)   Max # 40/week for Group B Sessions

Monday - Thursday            9am - Noon                         FEE: $57/week; Non-res:  $62         

Session 8B:  8/13 - 8/16      Marion Cross School Gym (shared for beginning of week)

Session 9B:  8/20 - 8/23      Sorry, CANCELLED due to change in Coordinator availability

 

SUMMER   FENCING - Foil, Epee & Sabre

DAYS/TIME:  Mondays & Wednesdays       Aerobic warm-up group game from 5:30 - 6pm, and Basic Drills 6 - 7pm for all Fencers; Intermediate/Advanced Drills and Bouts from 7 - 8:30pm     Note that the Fencing Club will NOT meet on 7/2 or 7/4, between sessions.

SEASON:  July 9th - August 29th (8 weeks)     Will NOT meet on 8/13, 8/15, 8/27, 8/29 & 9/3 due to Voting & Gym floor re-finishing

Held in Tracy Hall Gym, 300 Main St.             AGE & LEVEL:  For ages 10 & up, including adults, all experience levels welcome! 

INSTRUCTORS:  Paul Horak (649-3735), Ralph Hoehn (UpperValleyFencingClub@gmail.com) & Neal MacBain

Instructors collectively have decades of teaching experience including collegiate level competition backgrounds.

*FEE:  $89   Non-Res.: $99  Additional family members 1/2 price-Contact Jill @ 802-649-1419 x.5 for discount & click "pay by check" when registering             *With our summer low single fee format you don’t have to commit to 1x or 2x/week. It is a lower per night fee to accommodate participants’ summer vacation schedules and allows unlimited summer participation. Check UVFC website for more info.

The Upper Valley Fencing Club (www.UpperValleyFencingClub.com) provides ability-appropriate challenges for fencers with a broad range of experience. Communal improvement of form, technique and skills is the primary focus during the formal programmed foil portion of each session, leading to open fencing in all three weapons in the latter part. Accommodation for several younger students possible - contact Paul or Ralph. All members, except for beginner/trial fencers must provide their own equipment. Those who wish to fence "on the box" must have their own gear & electric weapons.  *All participants must also join the USFA). Sign up at: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698115-individuals  ($10 non-competitive fee minimum. Go to registration pg. (via railstation.org).

  

ADULT PROGRAMS

Interested in PICKLEBALL in Tracy Hall this fall?  It's a perfect athletic, fun, social, slightly less physically demanding racket sport (combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton) - ideal for retirees. Program would be offered one day/week. We are contemplating starting a program & would like to gauge local interest.  Please call Jill at 802-649-1419 x.5 if this is something you'd like to see offered.

 

ANTS - Around Norwich Trail Series - FREE!  Come out to meet some neighbors this summer and try running these trails without any worry of getting lost.  Expect a fun morning expedition led by a few of our local young trail runners.  Saturday morning outing that leaves at 9am, so please arrive on site a little beforehand. All runners welcome.  There will be slower / faster groups so you can choose a comfortable pace. Trails are well marked and there will be maps for any confusing sections of the trails.

August 11th - the Big Tour (Distance still TBD by Trip Leader, Doug Hardy) - meet at Brookmead in the Turnpike Road parking area, next to the dairy barn. Run begins & ends at Brookmead and will travel to Parcel 5, Upper Ballard Trail, Blue Ribbon Trail & Gile Mt.

                              Questions?  Contact Brie Swenson - brielouise@hotmail.com or Kristin Fauci - kriscorvo@yahoo.com

 

Sublime  Summer  YOGA  with  Christina Tangredi 

Held in  the Tracy Hall  Gym 

*DAYS/TIMES/DATES:  Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 6:45pm & Sundays, 8:30am - 9:45am   July 10th - Aug. 28th 

*No class on 8/14     

Any unused portion of previously purchased 10 class passes can be used for Christina's Summer Yoga & can also be used in the fall for any Norwich Recreation Yoga classes.  Please BYO Yoga mat & props / Some props available to borrow / For all levels /

*FEE: 10 Class Pass:  Residents: $140; Non-residents: $153      Passes good through 2018. 

*Drop-in rate: $16 or $13 for Students & Seniors (65+) *Drop-ins must be cash or checks payable to Town of Norwich - Recreation.     INSTRUCTOR:  Christina Tangredi (christina.tangredi@gmail.com)   Christina has been a regular practitioner of yoga since '06 & has completed her 500-hour training (2013).  Over the years, her practice has been focused on the Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power & Yin styles of Yoga. We anticipate both Michele & Jessie returning this fall to teach on Sun. & Thurs., respectively.

Class DescriptionVinyasa Flow.  All levels.  Come experience a strong and fun 75-minute moving meditation!  You will lengthen, strengthen, and energize your entire body through creative sequencing and awareness of your breath. This class will leave you feeling both invigorated and relaxed from the inside out.

Adult  PA  KUA  CHANG  KUNG  FU

Ongoing, Friday evenings, now through October 13th   6 - 8pm  Held in the Tracy Hall GYM     FEE/month:  $60;  Non Residents:  $66    Register & pay at class.   No on-line registration           INSTRUCTOR:  Glenn Gurman, a Martial Arts expert and Licensed Acupuncturist-Herbalist & lineage holder of the Pa Kua Chang Kung Fu System / over 35 years of teaching experience  (649-1616 or enlightenedhealthcare@gmail.com)

  

34th Annual Labor Day Road Race

Monday, Sept. 3rd, 2018

2 Race Distance choices: 2.2 Miles or 10K (certified 10K course distance)      

Both begin & end @ the Green       7:30am - 8:30am - Registration on the GREEN

9am  Start of 2.2 Mile Run               9:05am  Start of 10K Run

$2 for under 10;     $5 for 11 & up   or   $10/family   

A fun, hassle-free race    EVERYONE  WELCOME     Run as a family.   Start training now!

Tasty & Fun prizes for top males & females.  For 2.2 mile, prizes for 10 & under, 11-15 years & Top 3 Overall Males & Females  10K prizes for 29 & under, 30 - 45 and 46 & up age categories.  Post-race food & drink provided to replenish you.

HELP  NEEDED: To volunteer/help on Race Day, or for more information, call 802-649-1419 x.5.

If you are not a runner but other family members are, please help us and we will waive your family’s entry fee

Entry form to print & bring with you is available in Tracy Hall & on-line, or just complete on site on 9/3.

   

FALL  PROGRAMS  '18

YOUTH  MOUNTAIN  BIKING

*Beginner/Intermediate & Advanced options, for 3rd - 7th Grade Riders; Coed                  

*We've changed the format so regardless of grade, Riders can sign up for the level that will be the best fit for them. 

Please contact Jane if you need help with that decision. 

"Intro. to Mt. Biking" (Beginner/intermediate) from 2:15 - 3:30pm   "Adventurers" (Advanced) from 3:45 - 5:15pm           

Returning Bikers from last spring &/or fall will be appropriately challenged and are encouraged to sign up.

DAY/DATES/TIME:  Wednesdays, Aug. 29th - Oct. *17th;   (8 weeks)    (*10/24 is a back-up in case of a 'storm' day)

LOCATION:  Group will meet and finish by the Bandstand on the Green unless otherwise informed by instructor.  

FEE:   $115;   Non-Res.: $128               Min # 6; Max # 12 for both groups          1 or 2 Assistants; dependent on #'s

INSTRUCTOR:  Jane LeMasurier (jane.lemasurier@gmail.com), is a PMBI certified mountain bike instructor and has coached kids in group and private settings at Kingdom Camps in East Burke, Vermont and for Norwich Recreation.  As a Pro/Cat 1 XC racer she combines her passion for mountain biking with her enthusiasm for coaching.   

DESCRIPTION:  This class will be fun, and will also expand your knowledge of how to be a smart and responsible mountain bike rider.  Learn basic mountain biking skills, minor bike maintenance, and enjoy playing a variety of games, such as DAB and the water bottle relay.  Safety rules for biking on roads and trails will be covered.  Learn how to balance better and perform basic maneuvers, like wheel lifts and cornering.  Riders will learn what to wear, what tools to carry, and how to ride safely in town as a pack.  Our rides during the fall will include trails as well as dirt and paved roads.  All Riders must be confident riding in town and on easy trailsTo join the Advanced group one should be fit enough to ride for 1.5 hours. Our Adventurers group will be challenged with more difficult technical skills and terrain, and their rides will be longer, with less time on the Green. Equipment needed:  TUNED  mountain bike (please tend to this ahead of time), properly fitted helmet, water bottle and snack, with means to carry them / gloves and protective eye wear are highly recommended.  

                      

NEW  Peewee  YOGA  for 3, 4 & 5 year olds  (Bonus Parent registration will be included)  

Saturdays, 10:30am - 11am (30 minutes)   *Sept. 8th - Oct. 27th    *No class on Sept. 22nd  (7 weeks) 

LOCATION:  Held in the Tracy Hall Gym  except on 10/20 when class will be downstairs in the Tracy Hall Multi-purpose Room 

FEE for full 7 week session for child; includes a parent:  $60;   Non-Residents:  $66     Min # 4 children; Max # 10 children

Fun, Animal themed    Further description in the works  REGISTRATION NOT OPEN YET!

INSTRUCTOR:  Christina Tangredi  (christina.tangredi@gmail.com) has been a regular practitioner of yoga since '06 & has completed her 500-hour training (2013).  Over the years, her practice has been focused on the Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power & Yin styles of Yoga. Christina is also a Nurse practitioner with both 1st Aid & CPR certification.

                YOUTH   YOGA will be offered this fall - Details still in the works   REGISTRATION NOT OPEN YET!    

FOR:  4th - 6th Grade Students    Coed    Min # 8;  Max # 18

DAY / TIME / DATES:  *Mondays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm    (7 weeks)     *September 10th - Oct. 29th    *No class on Mon., 10/8 - Columbus Day

LOCATION:  Tracy Hall GYM               FEE/ Session:  $70;   Non-Res.:  $77

INSTRUCTOR:  Christina Tangredi  (christina.tangredi@gmail.com) has been a regular practitioner of yoga since '06 & has completed her 500-hour training (2013).  Over the years, her practice has been focused on the Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power & Yin styles of Yoga. Christina is also a Nurse practitioner with both 1st Aid & CPR certification.

 

GENERAL INFO. for K, 1st & 2nd Grade SOCCER - both Girls & Boys:

SEASON:  September 4th - Oct. 30th, '18.              All of our Norwich K - 2nd Grade teams are COED.

LOCATION:  (K & 1st Grade Soccer will be held on the Green.  2nd Grade Soccer on Green Tuesdays & @ Huntley on Sat's        Indoor back-up space in the MCS Gym if raining - but just for weekday practices scheduled on the Green.

               K soccer FEE still TBD, dependent on if 1 or 2 days

1st Grade Soccer FEE:  $50 for the season                        2nd Grade Soccer FEE:  $55 for the season

plus, a royal blue Norwich T-shirt ($13) is required for 1st & 2nd Grades, but is optional for Kindergarten players. T-shirts can either be ordered on-line and picked up at the Recreation office upstairs in Tracy Hall, or purchased at Recreation office.  There is a $10 late fee if registering after 9/4 for 1st - 6th grade players.

Lots of skills practice through a variety of stations and games designed for maximum individual ball handling.  Learn the basics of the game and scrimmage in mini games with classmates.  Players will be given opportunities to improve individually and will be challenged without being intimidated.  PLEASE bring your own size 3 or 4 ball to practice. 

1st/ & 2nd Grade teams may take part in a couple of scrimmages and jamboree(s).  More Assistants Welcome for all teams! - Please register/volunteer on-line to help with a team, &/or contact the Coach. 

Non-Residents accepted if no program is offered in their town, but there is an additional $5 Non-Resident fee.  

KINDERGARTEN  Coed  SOCCER

COACH: TBD - YOU???   Still hunting for a wonderful volunteer parent -  Please consider Volunteering to help           Ass't - Meghan Kelliher    45 minutes / once a week   (Mon or Tues. 3:15 - 4pm???)  Any parent(s) who may be interested in coaching should contact Jill asap @ 649-1419 x.5    Minimal commitment, and fun to get to know your child's peers FEE for K Soccer:  $35 if once/week or $50 if 2x/week - still TBD

DAYS/TIMES/DATES: dependent on Coach availability   9/4-10/30  

1st  Grade  Coed  SOCCER

DAYS/TIMES/DATES:  Wed’s, 2:30pm - 3:30pm & some Sat’s TBA,   9/5 - 10/27         FEE for 1st Grade:  $50

COACHES:  Kristin Fauci (kriscorvo@yahoo.com/649-7181) & Rebecca Reed (rreed2525@yahoo.com / 649-1036)

2nd  Grade  Coed  SOCCER

Season:  September 4th - October 30th

DAYS/TIMES/LOCATIONS: Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30pm on the Green & Sat’s, 10:30-11:30am @ Huntley Meadow

COACHES: Rob Johnson (robljohnson78@gmail.com / 649-7111), Todd Mackenzie, Sarah Martin, Kimberly Clapp & Dave Navins    / Scrimmages with local teams will be part of the fun.  FEE for 2nd Grade: $55

Coaching Assistants welcomed for all teams (K - 6th).  Parent Coordinators for 3rd - 6th Grade teams are also a wonderful asset.  Please contact Coach to Volunteer, and sign up on-line as well.

  

3rd - 6th  GRADE  YOUTH  SOCCER

SEASON:  August 29th - October 30th    LOCATION:   Practices and Home games for third - sixth grade teams are at Huntley Meadow          Games vs. Upper Valley towns add to the fun!

FEE: $64 for the season, plus $30 if you need a Norwich uniform - required for games (navy with white - jersey & shorts).  Sold separately, Jersey is $20 and Shorts are $13   Order on-line, or buy at Rec. office.  Stop by or call Jill @ 649-1419 x.5 to pick up these items at the Recreation Office upstairs in Tracy Hall.  Please register early - After 9/4, a $10 late fee will also be charged. Non-Residents may join for an extra $8 fee if there is no soccer program in their town

Our emphasis is on fun and developing skills, self-confidence & team spirit.  The program includes drills stressing individual improvement, learning the mechanics and rules of the game, as well as games with neighboring Upper Valley towns ('7 vs. 7' for grades 3/4 and '9 vs. 9' for grades 5/6).  Please bring a size 4 ball & water bottle to practiceMouth protectors ($2 at Rec. office) & shin guards are strongly recommendedCleats are helpful but not mandatory. For 3/4 games, each team will be split in half and will play half the opposing team in 2 mini games. We therefore need many parent volunteer assistants & officials.  Please register on-line to volunteer to help with a team, &/or contact your child's coach.  Home games will often be during the scheduled practice times or Saturdays, but away games may be anytime. Please try not to over-schedule, resulting in missed practices and games. If one has to miss, please let coaches know as far in advance as possible. Every child consistently attending practice should play equitably in games. 

3/4 BOYS - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:15pm - 6:30pm

COACHES:  David Barlow, Ryan Gardner & Kimberly Clapp        

3/4 GIRLS - Wednesdays from 5 - 6:15pm & Saturdays from 9am - 10:15am                

COACH:  Bill Tine (bill.tine@kingarthurlfour.com / 649-7136), with Assistants, Todd Mackenzie, Jon Wilkinson & Rebecca Reed     

We need Volunteer Officials for all ¾ HOME Games (low-key atmosphere).  Please contact your child's coach if you can help. Simplified rules to study and a whistle will gladly be provided!

5/6 BOYS - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm - 5pm       COACH:  Trip Davis (tripdavis@me.com / 434-249-9686) with Assistant, Jared Benedict (soccer@redjar.org)

5/6 GIRLS - Mondays & Thursdays, 5pm - 6:30pm???   Sat's at 10:30am would be fine too  (Mon. evening & Sat. am)  OR 1 & 1/2 hours / 2x a week, any time that suits you, plus another game time/week  Great group of girls

COACH:  TBD; still hunting for that special person                Please consider Volunteering to help   Contact Jill @ 649-1419 x.5                

 

FALL  FUN  LACROSSE  for  GIRLS  &  PARENTS 

DAY/TIME/DATES: Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm                 September 6th - October 11th

FOR Girls 4th Grade & up, and Adults                            LOCATION:  Huntley Meadow

Offered by Women's Pro League Lacrosse Coach, Amy Patton   (Amypattoninc@gmail.com) & Hanover High Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Christine Anneberg.  Stick work, shooting, dodging, defense & draws. Join us for an hour of fun skills & small games play. Parents, ever wonder how your daughter does it? Come learn too! All participants will need a stick, goggles and mouthguard.  For parents, we will have some extra sticks available on a first come basis.  Min # 15,  Max # 40 FEE per Person:  $50 for Norwich Residents / $55 Non-Res.

   

NEW!!!  -  NORWICH  FALL  '18  TRAIL BLAZERS

FOR:  3rd & 4th Grade Runners,   Coed

DAY/DATES/TIME:  *Thursdays, August 30th - October 25th, 3:15pm - 4:30pm    *Sub needed for 9/6- please see Wayne

LOCATION:  Group will meet and finish on the Bandstand on the Green                        FEE:  $25,  Non-Residents: $30             

DESCRIPTION:  This is a trail running program that will be taking place on MC School grounds and the Milton Frye trail system.  Program will be held rain or shine so please come prepared with appropriate clothing (layers are good).  Runners should bring water and a snack, as well as bug spray and sunscreen if desired. Parents are welcome to join any time.  

COACH:  Wayne Norse (waynenorse@gmail.com or 802-299-6217), a local mountain runner (& Dad) who is passionate about the sport.  Assistant Needed - Please sign up on-line or talk to Wayne or Jill (649-1419 x.5)

 

COED  TABLE  TENNIS  for  5th  Grade  players  through  Adults 

DAY/TIME/SEASON:  *Wednesdays & Fridays,  6:45pm - 9pm   8/29 - 12/19   *Will NOT meet on 11/21 or 11/23

LOCATION:  Marion Cross School Gym

COORDINATORS:  Doug Haynes, 10 years of experience as a certified USATT coach (603-643-2178) & Doug Hill Douglas.Haynes@Dartmouth.edu or Douglas.P.Hill@Dartmouth.EDU  

FEE for Norwich Residents: $2/night or $1 for Students;  Non-Residents: $3;  $2 for NR Students

Register & Pay on site at class.     All abilities welcome / Drop-in basis / Pick-up games / Lots of fun / Excellent sport for developing eye-hand coordination skills necessary in all racket sports.

 

Fall  '18  FENCING  -  Foil,  Epee  &  Sabre

AGE & LEVEL: 10 years & up   All experience levels welcome.  Parents of fencers are encouraged to register & join in!

DAYS/TIMES:  Mondays & Wednesdays;   Group aerobic warm-up from 5:30pm - 6pm for all Fencers  

Basic drills for all Fencers 6 - 7pm;         Intermediate/Advanced drills & bouts 7- 8:30pm

SEASON:  September 5th - Dec. 19th (16 weeks) - No classes on 10/17, 11/5, 11/7 & 11/21

LOCATION:  Tracy Hall Gym, 300 Main Street, Norwich, VT 

*FEE for Residents (2x/week): $235, or 1 day/week: $145;   *FEE for Non-Residents:  (2x/week): $255, or 1 day/week: $160   Additional family members-1/2 price, but must contact Jill @ 802-649-1419 x.5 for discount & click "pay by check" when registering.

COORDINATORS: Paul Horak (802-649-3735) & Ralph Hoehn  (UpperValleyFencingClub@gmail.com)

The Upper Valley Fencing Club (www.UpperValleyFencingClub.com) provides ability-appropriate challenges for fencers with a broad range of experience. Communal improvement of form, technique and skills is the primary focus during the initial formal foil program of each session, followed by advanced practice, as well as “open fencing” in all three weapons in the latter part. Accommodation for several younger students may be possible - contact Paul or Ralph. All members, except for beginner/trial fencers, must provide their own equipment. *All participants must also join the USFA ($10 non-competitive fee minimum).  Sign up at: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698115-individuals & then click to the latest registration page (via railstation.org).

HALLOWEEN  CELEBRATION

Wednesday, October 31st   3pm - 4:30pm 

in front of the Norwich  Inn         FREE

Face-painting / Games / Come in costume!  Delicious refreshments served.  Family event / Everyone welcome

Co-sponsored by the Norwich Inn and the Norwich Recreation Council

                                                                       

ADULT  FALL '18  PROGRAMS

Fall  '18  YOGA 

Our Norwich fall Yoga Season runs Sept. 10th - Dec. 18th   All classes held in TRACY HALL - 300 Main St., Norwich, VTPlease BYO Yoga mat & props.  FOR ALL LEVELS, as listed

*FEE: 10 class pass (Good throughout 2018):  Residents: $140;              Non-residents: $153            *Drop-in rate: $16 or $13 for Students & Seniors (65+) *Drop-ins must be cash or checks payable to Town of Norwich - Recreation.

LOCATION:  Tracy Hall Gym & note that classes on 10/21, 11/6 & 12/2 will be held downstairs in the Tracy Hall Multi-purpose Room  

INSTRUCTORS:  Christina Tangredi  (christina.tangredi@gmail.com) has been a regular practitioner of yoga since '06 & has completed her 500-hour training (2013).  Over the years, her practice has been focused on the Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power & Yin styles of Yoga.  We hope that Michele George will teach once a month on Sunday mornings.

DAYS/TIMES/DATES:  Sundays & Mondays, 8:30am - 9:45am and Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 6:45pm

 

Mondays 8:30am - 9:45am - Sept. 10 - Dec. 17   Ashtanga Flow /  Levels 1, 2 & 3  

Prior yoga experience of at least 6 months recommended. This super energetic and fun yoga flow follows the traditional Ashtanga yoga primary series to build cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. Experience a continuous flow of moving meditation that will take your practice to the next level.  An excellent cross-training practice for athletes

 

Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45pm - Sept. 4 - Dec. 18   (11/6 in Multi)       Vinyasa Flow /  Levels 1 & 2

Come experience a strong and fun 75-minute moving meditation!  You will lengthen, strengthen, and energize your entire body through creative sequencing and awareness of your breath. This class will leave you feeling both invigorated and relaxed from the inside out.  

 

Sundays 8:30am - 9:45am;  Sept. 2 - Dec. 16   (10/21 & 12/2 in Multi)  Vinyasa Flow / All Levels

Michele George may be teaching once /month on Sunday mornings, otherwise Christina T. is the Instructor

A strong and fun 75-minute moving meditation!  You will lengthen, strengthen, and energize your entire body through creative sequencing and awareness of your breath. This class will leave you feeling both invigorated and relaxed from the inside out. 

 

Adult  PA  KUA  CHANG  KUNG  FU

Ongoing, Friday evenings, now through October 13th   6 - 8pm  Held in the Tracy Hall GYM     FEE/month:  $60;  Non Residents:  $66    Register & pay at class.   No on-line registration           INSTRUCTOR:  Glenn Gurman, a Martial Arts expert and Licensed Acupuncturist-Herbalist & lineage holder of the Pa Kua Chang Kung Fu System / over 35 years of teaching experience  (649-1616 or enlightenedhealthcare@gmail.com)