Current Session Info

Fall SOCCER '18 for 3rd-6th Grades

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3rd - 6th GRADE YOUTH SOCCER
SEASON: *August 29th - October 30th *except 9/4 start for 3/4 Boys LOCATION: Practices and Home games 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.

1st Grade COED SOCCER - FALL '18

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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.

KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - Fall '18

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KINDERGARTEN Coed SOCCER
DAY/TIMES/DATES: *Mondays, 5pm - 6pm, Sept. 10th - Oct. 29th on the Green *For 10/8, (Columbus Day) we have moved practice to Tuesday, 10/9, still at 5pm
COACHES: Bill Tine (bill.tine@kingarthurflour.com / 649-7136) & Stephen Gaughan (Stephen.P.Gaughan@dartmouth.edu / 649-1960), with Assistant - Meghan Kelliher Please contact the Coaches if interested in assisting Minimal commitment, and fun to get to know your child's peers
FEE for K Soccer: $35; Non-Res.: $40
Royal blue Norwich T-shirts ($13) are 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.
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. More Assistants WELCOMED! - Please register/volunteer on-line to help with a team & contact the Coach.
PLEASE bring your own size 3 or 4 ball to practice. Non-Residents accepted if no program is offered in their town, but there is an additional $5 Non-Resident fee.

2nd Grade COED SOCCER - FALL '18

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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.


YOUTH YOGA - Fall '18

LATE FALL YOUTH YOGA
FOR: 4th - 6th Grade Students Coed Min # 8; Max # 18
DAY / TIME / DATES: Mondays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm (6 weeks)
November 12th - Dec. 17th
LOCATION: Tracy Hall GYM
FEE: $60; Non-Res.: $66
INSTRUCTOR: Christina Tangredi (christina.tangredi@gmail.com) has been a regular practitioner of yoga since '06 & has completed her 500-hour training (2013). 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. Her lovely choreography, consideration of working the entire body and ability to challenge all levels are her trademarks. Her marvelously strong practice also provides an excellent example of beautiful positions and transitions to help inspire all participants.
DESCRIPTION: This program is geared toward tweens who are interested in experiencing the joys and health benefits of yoga. Each class will allow for the opportunity to work on strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Youth yoga will focus on several fun and challenging yoga postures that are geared to build strength, flexibility, and confidence. Sessions will offer active asana (poses), balance work, breath work (pranayama), and relaxation. All levels welcome. Plan to practice in bare feet and clothing that comfortably allows movement /stretching. Please BYO yoga mat.

MINI "YOGANIMALS" YOGA - Fall '18

NEW MINI YOGA for 3, 4 & 5 year olds - "YOGANIMALS"
(Bonus Parent registration included)
Sundays, 10:30am - 11am (30 minutes) *Nov. 4th - Dec. 23rd
*No class on Nov. 25th (6 weeks) Coed
LOCATION: Held in the Tracy Hall Multi-purpose Room
FEE for full 6 week session for child (includes a parent): $60; Non-Residents: $66 Min # 4 children; Max # 10 children
Come experience a great program to introduce your child to Yoga, with you by their side. Want to help your child get stronger, more flexible, build confidence, improve their balance and develop concentration, all while having fun? Christina’s Yoga program is designed just for that! Get ready to experience foundational yoga poses (with animal themes) to develop a strong Yoga foundation; all paired with fun music. Participants will learn to work with their breath and body in new beneficial ways. Plan to practice in bare feet & clothing that comfortably allows movement /stretching. Please BYO yoga mats.
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.


FENCING - Fall '18

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.
FENCING 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).


BASKETBALL 3rd - 6th Grade - Winter '18-'19

3rd - 6th Grade YOUTH BASKETBALL
Our focus is max. individual & team skill development within a player friendly, fun environment. With practices as our program base, beginning in Dec. games will be played with other equivalent grade level teams from area towns. Held in the Marion Cross School Gym
Practices begin Wed., Nov. 7th, '18 & thereafter, and run through 2/15, '19. Please bring a clean pair of athletic shoes to wear.
FEE: $72, plus $30 for Norwich navy & white uniform Jersey ($20), Shorts ($13) or both ($30) Order on-line/Pick-up in the Rec. Office upstairs in Tracy Hall. Mouth Protectors strongly recommended - available for $2.
TEAM Practice DAYS / TIMES
3rd/4th Girls - Sadly, we are currently not planning to have a team due to very low interest & # projection. Contact Jill immediately (Recreation@norwich.vt.us) if your daughter wishes to play, or if you could coach.
5th/6th Girls Mon., 3:30-5pm & Wed., 2:30-4pm COACH: Sarah Martin (603-359-0974) - Assistant Needed
*3rd/4th Boys 1 or 2 teams 1st practice on Thurs., Nov. 8th from 3:30-5:30pm with potentially 1 other joint practice, then Tues. & Thurs., 3:30-4:45pm OR if needed (2 teams), Mon. & Fridays, 5:15-6:30pm
Head COACH: Philip McCaull (603-252-9422) and Laura & Matt Duncan assisting. Another coach needed for M & F if we have 2 teams
*PLEASE NOTE: We are guesstimating that we will have 2 teams for both 3/4 and 5/6 Boys. Our priority will be splitting them into 2 equal teams, ability-wise. Coaches will notify families which team they will be part of by 11/11.
*5th/6th Boys - 1 or 2 Teams 1st TWO practices are on Wed., 11/7 from 4:15-6pm & Thurs., 11/8 from 5–6:30pm Then either Tues. & Thurs. 5:30-7pm OR Sat., 8:30am-10am & Wed., 4:15-5:45pm
COACHES: Brian Lucas (312-213-6713), Robb Cramer (802-369-9328), John Lobb (802-299-6922) & Cathy Welder (336-655-5408) plus Assistants


ADULT NORWICH YOGA - Fall '18

ADULT NORWICH YOGA with CHRISTINA TANGREDI & MICHELE
Sept. 2nd-Dec. 20th in TRACY HALL
Please BYO Yoga mat & props. *FEE: 10 class pass: Residents: $140; Non-Res.: $153 *Drop-in rate: $16 or $13 for Students & Srs (65+) *Drop-ins for ALL classes must be cash or checks payable to "Town of Norwich-Recreation".
INSTRUCTORS: 2 outstanding teachers - Christina Tangredi (christina.tangredi@gmail.com) has been a regular practitioner of yoga since '06 & completed her 500-hour training in '13 with her practice focused on the Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power & Yin styles of Yoga. Her lovely choreography, consideration of working the entire body and ability to challenge all levels are her trademarks. Christina will teach all Mon., Tues., Thurs. classes & Sun. through 10/7
& Michele George (msgeorge.yoga@gmail.com or C# 603-306-2428), M.Ed., Teacher @ Crossroads Academy, and certified hatha yoga teacher (E-RYT 500), has been teaching yoga since 1998. Her extensive training includes 2 decades of study & over 2000 hours of Teacher Training. Michele will teach on Sunday mornings, beginning 10/14
Mondays 8:30-9:45am - 9/10-12/17 (11/5 in Multi)
Ashtanga Flow Re-Mix/Levels 1, 2 & 3 - Prior yoga experience of at least 6 months recommended. This super energetic & 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 & Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm - 9/4-12/18 (10/18 in Multi) No class on 11/6 & 11/22
& Sundays 8:30 - 9:45am; 9/2 - 12/16 (10/21 & 12/2 in Multi)
Vinyasa Flow / Levels 1 & 2
A strong, fun moving meditation! You will lengthen, strengthen & energize your entire body through creative sequencing leaving you feeling both invigorated & relaxed from the inside out.


WOMEN'S OCT. 3rd Fall '18 EVENING MT. BIKING CLINIC

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NORWICH WOMEN'S FALL MOUNTAIN BIKING CLINIC with Jane LeMasurier
Wednesday, Oct. 3rd; 5:30pm - 6:45pm
FEE: $15/evening; Non-Res.: $17
Our group will meet at Huntley Meadow for a skills clinic on body position, balance, and cornering. Women will learn how to climb, descend, and corner smoother and more efficiently. We'll also target some basic maneuvers such as the front wheel lift to help conquer obstacles on the trails! Participation in both sessions (another offered on 9/19) isn't mandatory, but encouraged!
BYO Equipment: TUNED Mt. Bike, properly fitted helmet & water bottle / gloves & protective eye wear recommended
INSTRUCTOR: Jane LeMasurier (jane.lemasurier@gmail.com), is a PMBI certified Mt. bike instructor and has coached at Kingdom Camps in East Burke, Vermont. As a Pro/Cat 1 XC racer she combines her passion for Mt. biking with her enthusiasm for coaching. Max # / Clinic: 12

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

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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.

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ALL FALL '18 PROGRAMS, & Late Fall YOUTH BASKETBALL

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 NORWICH  RECREATION

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, David Bartlett (interim)Jill Collins, Gered Dunne, Rob Johnson, Sarah Martin, Christy Pearce, Bill Tine & Page Tompkins     Jill Kearney Niles - Director

      FALL  PROGRAMS  '18

 MINI  YOGA  for 3, 4 & 5 year olds  - "YOGANIMALS"  (Bonus Parent registration included)

Sundays, 10:30am - 11am   (30 minutes)   *Nov.4th - Dec. 23rd    *No class on Nov. 25th   (6 weeks)      Coed

LOCATION:  Held in the Tracy Hall Multi-purpose Room

FEE for full 6 week session for child (includes a parent):  $60;   Non-Residents:  $66     Min # 4 children; Max # 10 children

Come experience a great program to introduce your child to Yoga, with you by their side.  Want to help your child get stronger, more flexible, build confidence, improve their balance and develop concentration, all while having fun?  Christina’s Yoga program is designed just for that!  Get ready to experience foundational yoga poses (with animal themes) to develop a strong Yoga foundation; all paired with fun music.  Participants will learn to work with their breath & body in new beneficial ways. Plan to practice in bare feet & clothing that comfortably allows movement /stretching. Please BYO yoga mats.

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.

 

RUNNERS - An exciting new event is being offered right here in Norwich on Sunday, October 28th and will include 3 distance choices: Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra (50K). For more info. about the race or to register, go to: 

www.runthewitch.com

 

HALLOWEEN  CELEBRATIONS

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

With support from Youth-In-Action

 

*Immediately afterwards, any time after 4:30pm continue on across Main Street to enjoy these 2 other great FREE events offered by other Norwich organizations.  Read on for details…

 

Visit   The  HAUNTED  HOUSE  if you dare !

@ The Grange Hall on Main Street in Norwich

Wednesday, October 31st from 4:30 - 6:45pm

       FREE & Open to all ages, however…Parental accompaniment suggested/needed for young children.  Sponsored by the American Legion - Lyman F. Pell Post # 8, Boy Scout Troop # 253 & Community Members

 

FREE hotdogs for Norwich Trick or Treaters will be provided by the Norwich Fire Department at the Fire Station behind the Grange beginning at 4:30pm, until the hotdogs run out.

 

Plus, the Norwich Public Library is hosting "Trunk or Treat" from 4 - 6pm for youngsters

in the Library parking area-FREE

 

NORWICH  RECREATION  LATE  FALL ’18  PROGRAMS 

Recreation@norwich.vt.us          802-649-1419 Ext. 5 *Page 1: 

Register now at: www.norwich.vt.us  Departments / Recreation / On-Line Registration

Please register early to help us provide a better program.

We would like to thank everyone who donated to the "John Girard Fund".  Close to $23,000 has been received and the extended Girard family decided to pay for the $10,000 installation of two new side basketball hoops in the Marion Cross School (Girard) Gymnasium. These will be enjoyed by all Norwich students/basketball players for generations to come.  There are many more ideas of how to best honor Mr. G that are being pursued.  If you have not yet donated to the fund and would like to, checks can be made out to:  Town of Norwich - Recreation, with "John Girard Fund" on the memo line.  Checks can be dropped off at Tracy Hall or mailed to:  Norwich Recreation   P.O. Box 1137,  Norwich,  VT  05055.

 

3rd - 6th  Grade  YOUTH  BASKETBALL

The focus of our program is maximum individual and team skill development within a player friendly, fun environment.  Knowledgeable, caring coaches will guide players to improve, while gaining a love of the game.  With practices as our program base, beginning in December games will be played with other equivalent grade level teams from area towns.  Held in the Marion Cross School Gym    

Practices begin Wednesday, Nov. 7th, '18 & thereafter, and run through 2/15, 2019.  Please bring a clean pair of athletic shoes.

FEE:  $72, plus $30 for a Norwich navy & white uniform if player does not already have one.  You can order a jersey ($20), shorts ($13) or both ($30) on-line when registering. They are available for pick-up in the Rec. Office upstairs in Tracy Hall.  They will be usable throughout the year for all Norwich Recreation sports that don’t supply an alternative uniform. Mouth Protectors strongly recommended - available for purchase through the Rec. office for $2.  Players can bring their own (labeled) intermediate (28.5) size basketball to practice but otherwise we will provide balls.    

    TEAM                                               Practice DAYS / TIMES                                                                       

3rd/4th Girls - Sadly, we are currently not planning to have a team due to very low interest & # projection.  Please contact Jill immediately (Recreation@norwich.vt.us) if your daughter wishes to play, or if you could coach.    

                       

5th/6th Girls      Mondays, 3:30pm - 5pm & Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 4pm   COACH:  Sarah Martin (603-359-0974)  Assistant(s) Needed

 

*3rd/4th Boys     (1 or 2 teams)    1st practice on Thursday, Nov. 8th from 3:30pm - 5:30pm with potentially 1 other joint practice, then Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm - 4:45pm  OR  if needed (2 teams), Mon. & Fridays, 5:15pm - 6:30pm

Head COACH:  Philip McCaull (603-252-9422) and Laura & Matt Duncan assisting.  Another coach needed for M & F if we have 2 teams    

 

*PLEASE NOTE - explanation of the "OR" in the Boys' times listedWe are guesstimating that we will have two teams for both 3/4 and 5/6 Boys.  If this happens our priority will be splitting them into two equal teams, ability-wise. This follows 'Upper Valley Recreation Association' Guidelines and we feel it will give players the best possible experience. Sorry but we cannot honor requests for a certain coach or time slot. All players need to attend the first longer 2 hour practice(s), as listedCoaches will notify families which team they will be part of by Nov. 11th.  E-mail updates will be sent out.

 

*5th/6th Boys - (1 or 2 Teams)   1st TWO practices are on Wed., 11/7 from 4:15 - 6pm & Thurs., 11/8 from 5 – 6:30pm.  Then either Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 - 7pm    OR   Saturdays, 8:30am-10am & Wednesdays, 4:15 - 5:45pm   

COACHES:  Brian Lucas (312-213-6713), Robb Cramer (802-369-9328), John Lobb (802-299-6922) & Cathy Welder (336-655-5408).  Tony Daigle, Julie Stevenson & Michelle Ollie will also be Assistants for the 5/6 Boys teams

 

NEEDEDBasketball OFFICIALS for games after school and Saturdays in December, January and February.  Special Note to Parents & HS Students - Please attend the clinic below, and then make some $$$ with this flexible job!  

 

FREE  Youth  Basketball  Officiating  Training  Clinic  for  Ages  15+

If you attend the Officiating Clinic, please call 649-1419 x.5 afterwards to help officiate some Norwich games.

Sun., Dec. 2nd from 1 - 2pm @ Dothan Brook School Gym (Route 5 in Wilder, VT) Offered through Hartford Rec. Dep't.  Call 295-5036 to confirm details, or with questions.   Register on-line by Nov. 30th at: hartfordrec.com / Register now / Sports, Adults / Basketball Officials' Clinic.  Create account to sign up for this FREE clinic.    Instructor: Dan Pause     This clinic is designed to give young or first time basketball officials the framework for getting started and to help any uncertified official get tuned up for the UVRA Youth Basketball season ahead. The clinic provides participants with an overview of the sport, including pre and postgame expectations, basic signaling, positioning, penalty enforcement and application. 

IMPORTANT  Notes  for  3rd - 6th Grade  BASKETBALL  Players  &  Parents:

1)  The season begins Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 and runs until February 15th, 2019. Occasionally teams also participate in an optional tournament during the season or over the February break. 

2)  Regular practices and games will NOT be held when school is closed, on vacations & snow days.  No practices on Nov. 12th, Nov. 21st - 23rd, *Dec. 24th - Jan. 1st & Jan. 21st, *BUT check with coaches about potential midday practices over December vacation.  On Fri., 11/9 for the Parent Conferences Day, practices will be held at their regularly scheduled times. No practices on Mon., Dec. 17th due to the MCS Holiday Concert.  Check with Coaches for further updates.

3)  The school district administrators decide if cancelling after school games is necessary on days when weather worsens.  If your team has a practice immediately after school on such days, your coach will advise you via e-mail whether it is on or not.  On weekdays the school will be notified an hour before dismissal if there are basketball cancelations & students will be advised.

4)  Games will begin in December.  3rd/4th grade teams will play approx. 1 game/week;   5th/6th grade teams will play approx. 2  games/week.  Games will be between 3:30 & 7pm on weekdays and some Saturdays as well.  We will play other Upper Valley teams.

6)  Please avoid Parking in the MCS 'bus' driveway from 2:45 - 3:30pm, and on Wednesdays from 2 - 2:30pm.

7)  The Recreation Department cannot provide transportation to and from 'away' athletic events. This must be handled by the adults involved if our program is to succeed.  When you register your child for participation on a team, please understand that it is your responsibility to get your child to 'away' contests.  Please contact the Recreation Director if this is impossible for your family.

8)  Scholarships - If your family qualifies for the free school lunch program Norwich Recreation will waive the basketball program fee for residents. For further information contact Jill at 649- 1419 x. 5.  All correspondence will be kept confidential.

9)  Non-Residents may join our Basketball program if their town/school does not offer a program and if the #’s work to add more participants   Non-Resident Basketball Fee: $115, which includes uniform.

10)  Please visit our web site after Thanksgiving at "http://www.norwich.vt.us" for game schedules & directions to other schools.

11)  The Recreation Department will try to accommodate people with disabilities who would like to participate in our program according to ADA regulations.  If you need an accommodation, please notify us at least a week before the program begins.

12)  We reserve the right to combine/split groups if #’s warrant it, with potential adjustments in practice days &/or times.

 

YOUTH  YOGA - NEW  Late Fall Session! 

FOR: 4th - 6th Grade Students  Coed   DAY / TIME / DATES:  Mondays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm  Nov. 12th - Dec. 17th (6 weeks) LOCATION:  Tracy Hall GYM     FEE:  $60;   Non-Res.:  $66            Min # 8;  Max # 18      

INSTRUCTOR:  Christina Tangredi  (christina.tangredi@gmail.com) has been a regular practitioner of yoga since '06 & has completed her 500-hour training (2013). 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. Her lovely choreography, consideration of working the entire body and ability to challenge all levels are her trademarks.  Her marvelously strong practice also provides an excellent example of beautiful positions/transitions to inspire participants.

DESCRIPTION: This program is geared toward tweens who are interested in experiencing the joys and health benefits of yoga.  Each class will allow for the opportunity to work on strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Youth yoga will focus on several fun and challenging yoga postures that are geared to build strength, flexibility, and confidence. Sessions will offer active asana (poses), balance work, breath work (pranayama), and relaxation. All levels welcome.  Plan to practice in bare feet and clothing that comfortably allows movement /stretching. Please BYO yoga mat.

 

NEW  -  MINI  YOGA  for 3, 4 & 5 year olds  - "YOGANIMALS"  (Bonus Parent registration included)

Sundays, 10:30am - 11am   (30 minutes)   *Nov. 4th - Dec. 23rd    *No class on Nov. 25th   (6 weeks)      Coed

LOCATION:  Held in the Tracy Hall Multi-purpose Room

FEE for full 6 week session for child (includes a parent):  $60;   Non-Residents:  $66     Min # 4 children; Max # 10 children

Come experience a great program to introduce your child to Yoga, with you by their side.  Want to help your child get stronger, more flexible, build confidence, improve their balance and develop concentration, all while having fun?  Christina’s Yoga program is designed just for that!  Get ready to experience foundational yoga poses (with animal themes) to develop a strong Yoga foundation; all paired with fun music.  Participants will learn to work with their breath & body in new beneficial ways. Plan to practice in bare feet & clothing that comfortably allows movement /stretching. Please BYO yoga mats.

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.

 

1st  &  2nd  Grade  Coed  BASKETBALL will begin in December '18 or January '19.  Check our website for details mid-November.

Another BABYSITTER’S  TRAINING  COURSE will be offered by Sergeant J. Frank in March '19.

  

RUNNERS - An exciting new event is being offered right here in Norwich on Sunday, October 28th and will include 3 distance choices: Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra (50K). For more info. about the race or to register, go to:   www.runthewitch.com

 

FENCING continues for ages 10 & up - Monday & Wednesday evenings in the Tracy Hall Gym 

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

Also check their website for more information - www.UpperValleyFencingClub.com

 

COED  TABLE  TENNIS  for 5th Grade through Adult players, continues on *Wed. & Fri. evenings, 6:45 - 9pm in the Marion Cross School Gym through December 21st  *Will not meet on 11/21 & 11/23   Register & pay on site. Drop-in basis  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: $2/night; $1 for Students; Non-Res.: $3/$2

 

STILL UNDERWAY...           

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

Game Schedules & Directions to UV Soccer Fields are on the Recreation portion of our Norwich Town website.

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 

DAY/TIMES/DATES:  *Mondays, 5pm - 6pm,   Sept. 10th - Oct. 29th   *For 10/8, (Columbus Day) we have moved practice to Tuesday, 10/9, still at 5pm                                 LOCATION:  on the Green 

COACHES: Bill Tine (bill.tine@kingarthurflour.com / 649-7136) & Stephen Gaughan (Stephen.P.Gaughan@dartmouth.edu / 649-1960), with Assistant - Meghan Kelliher    Please contact the Coaches if interested in assisting   Minimal commitment, and fun to get to know your child's peers                                          FEE for K Soccer:  $35; Non-Res.: $40  

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, September 4th - October 30th

COACHES:  David Barlow, Ryan Gardner & Kimberly Clapp        

3/4 GIRLS - Wednesdays from 5 - 6:15pm & *Saturdays from 9am - 10:15am, August 29th - October 27th  *but will NOT meet on 9/1           

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 -   Tuesdays, 5pm - 6:30pm & Fridays, 3:30pm - 5pm   August 31st - October 30th      

COACH:  Mark Melamut - Fridays (rabbimarkm@gmail.com or 415-310-6058) & Alex Fuld - Tuesdays  (afuld@earthlink.net)   Parent Coordinator:  Megan Tompkins           

       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.

 YOUTH  MOUNTAIN  BIKING - Sorry but both sessions are FULL.

*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.  

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).

Salute  to  Mr.  John  Girard

         We would like to acknowledge the tremendous impact that John Girard had on the Norwich Recreation Department throughout many decades of his exemplary life.  His commitment to doing what was best for each and every child is unmatched.  He led by example and we will try our best to continue his tradition of thoughtful dedication to youth sports.  He gave so much, quietly, without ever wanting any recognition.  He will be missed beyond what words can describe. 

            A heartfelt "Thank-you" goes out first to John's extended family for choosing, in lieu of flowers to request donations be made to the Town of Norwich Recreation Department.  We could not have been more honored.  Thank-you also to so many of you for contributing much time, work, food, drink, flowers and beautiful banners/pictures of John for the celebration of his life at Huntley Meadow on August 25th.  We'd also like to thank "Dan & Whit's" and the Fraser family for making 8/25 John Girard cone day. The phenomenal response of the almost 600 folks who bought cones in his honor was incredible.  Thank-you also, to the Norwich family who contributed an anonymous match that day.  The Norwich Recreation Department has been overwhelmed by the generosity of so many of you, donating to the "John Girard Fund" in his memory as well.  His family will jointly decide how the funds will be best used in ways that we can be certain John would be happy about.  

The first "Mr. G / John Girard" Fund project is installing two new adjustable side basketball backboards in the MC School gym.

                                                                                                           ~ Jill

                                                                       

ADULT  FALL '18  PROGRAMS

Fall  '18  YOGA 

Our Norwich fall Yoga Season runs Sept. 10th - Dec. 18th   NO classes on Tuesday, 11/6 Thurs., 11/22.  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, 11/5 & 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 & Thursdays, 5:30pm - 6:45pm

 

Mondays 8:30am - 9:45am - Sept. 10 - Dec. 17   Ashtanga Flow Re- Mix /  Levels 1, 2 & 3   Class on 11/5 will be in the Tracy Hall Multi-purpose room, downstairs

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 & Thursdays, 5:30pm - 6:45pm - Sept. 4 - Dec. 18   (NO class on 11/6 & 11/22)       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

Christina Tangredi is teaching this Sunday morning class now through October 7th.  Michele George will be teaching on Sunday mornings, starting on October 14th.

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 or MC School Multi-purpose Room    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)