Youth Programs

FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAM 

KINDERGARTEN TO 6TH GRADE
Residents & St. Michael Students.  
Fee:  $25.00  

We are expanding our Flag Football program to include Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.  Coaches are needed.  All practices and games will be held in Elmwood Park. 


2017/2018 CO-ED SOCCER

Our soccer program is coordinated by the Suburban Soccer League.  Registration for the 2017 Fall and 2018 Spring Soccer season begins in June 2017.   

soccerOur games will be played in Broadview Heights, Middleburg Heights, Parma Heights, Valley View, Seven Hills, Macedonia, Twinsburg, Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights.  All players must register, new teams will be formed, and this will be the only registration for the 17/18 season!  COACHES ARE NEEDED!  For more league information please go to SRSL ONLINE.

Fee:    $65 New Player

           $40 if you have uniform from last year

We also have Soccer for 3 & 4 Year Olds and Soccer For 5's. Soccer for these groups are also played in the Fall and Spring.  Our soccer fields are located in Elmwood Park and in front of the Independence Fieldhouse.  The program for 3 & 4 year old's is residents only.  Soccer for 5's is open to residents and students of St. Michael's School. Call the Recreation Department for more information at (216) 524 - 3262!

 

ALL NEW PLAYERS MUST PRESENT BIRTH CERTIFICATE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION AS PROOF OF AGE.  



INDOOR YOUTH TENNIS LESSONS:

Denise Zalar is a PSIA Certified Tennis Instructor.  Students will learn tennis play while developing a foundation in stroke fundamentals, court coverage and the rules of the game.  Placement into the original youth classes will be based on age and experience. Come join us at the Independence Fieldhouse, class size is limited to 8 so please register early.

tennis

Residents $65, Guests $80 // 6 1-Hour Classes


Wednesday Classes:
Session 1: September 13th - October 18th
Session 2: October 25th - November 29th
Little Tennis: Ages 4 & 5, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Rookie Tennis: Ages 6 to 8, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday Classes:
Session 1: September 14th - October 19th
Session 2: October 26th - December 7th
(No class on November 23rd)
Player Tennis: Ages 9 to 11, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Veteran Tennis: Ages 11 to 14, 7:00 - 8:00pm


YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM - TRAVEL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Boys & Girls // Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th
Residents & St. Michael's Students Only: $30
Registration Deadline: October 31st
Call (216) 524 - 3262 for more information


This is a travel basketball league; teams will play with surrounding communities. Teams will be selected and practice begins in November.


TEEN WEIGHT ROOM ORIENTATION

Civic Center Weight Room
Residents Only: Free // Ages 13 - 15
Call (216) 524 - 3262 for certification registration


All teens 13 - 15 must be certified in the proper use of the weight room equipment before they will be permitted in the weight room. They must also have a current Civic Center membership. The teens must register at least one week before the scheduled dates so that we can make sure we have enough certified trainers in the weight room. All of our trainers are certified by Nautilus and/or Aerobics & Fitness Association of America.


LITTLE LEAGUE 2018

Our Little League program is one of the best in Cuyahoga County; baseballchildren from ages 5 to 18 can play recreational baseball, softball and fast pitch.  We have six diamonds, 4 that are lighted.  Sign-up begins in January and ends mid-April, practices begin shortly after and games begin the end of May until mid-July.  Coaching is done on a volunteer basis by parents and young adults.  This program is open to residents and students of St. Michael's School.

Fee: $30 (6 & Under) / $40 (7 & Over)



   


OHIO LAW 143
Effective on April 26, 2013, Ohio Law 143.  This is the law known as the "Return to Play" Law dealing with youth concussions and when a youth player is allowed to return to play.  All Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Umpires, and Referees must complete the FREE course to continue coaching, umpiring or refereeing  in any and all sports.  http://www.nfslearn.com/index.aspx Click on "Courses" at the top of the page, find and click on "Concussion in Sports-What you need to know".  You will have to register with the National Federation of State High School Association before you take the course.  It takes about 25 minutes to complete, once you have passed the course you will be able to print a certificate.  Please take the time to look into to this and take the course, this is an effort to improve prevention, recognition and response to sports-related concussions.  It is our responsibility as parents, coaches, referees and umpires to help recognize and make the call to pull an athlete off the field, ice, or court if you think that a player might have a concussion. 

The Recreation Department would like every parent with children involved in any sporting activity to review the Ohio Department of Health Concussion Information Sheet For Youth Sports Organizations. www.healthyohioprogram.org/concussion  This sheet is full of information to assist you and your child to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion.  Once in the web site scroll down to: Youth Sports Concussion Information Sheet (for Youth Sports Organization).