WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Rec Department is currently offering three special sports programs for kids in grades K-12. It's a great way to help keep your kids active or to help them develop skills.
Open to West Orange residents in grades K t hrough 3rd is the WOBC Pee Wee Basketball Camp. The camp is run and organized by the West Orange Basketball Club and led by Jerry Aquino. Sessions are held at the WOHS Gym beginning on January 6th and the registration fee is $105.00
During the camp, the basketball rims are lowered to 8 feet and kids will be placed on teams through the program. The focus is on learning the fundamentals in a clinic format and then applying those skills to the game environment. For more information, call 973-941-9594 or download the registration form.
The popular new Sports Conditioning Program sponsored by the West Orange Recreation Department. The program will be held on Monday evenings at Pleasantdale school beginning January 7th.. The session for 3rd through 6th graders is from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm will be the session for 7th through 12th graders. Times are subject to change based upon enrollment. The registration fee is $45.00 for the seven week program.
There are varied weekly programs to help build speed, agility, strength, increase endurance and energy as well as build self-confidence. This is a great way to get prepared for the spring season.
The sessions are led by Michael Marini, who is a member of the West Orange Wellness Committee, a certified fitness instructor with the American Council on Exercise, and the safety director for the Livingston Lancer Youth Football program.
For more information or to register, download the registration form.
Shelley Sheiner, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Kean University and the Kean University Lacrosse Coaches will lead the Winter Indoor Lacrosse Clinic. This clinic, co-sponsored by the West Orange Recreation Department, will be held on January 20th and January 27th.
There are three age groups, with each group limited to 40 registrants. The K through 4 sessions will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm and will be a soft lacrosse format with all equipment provided. The 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm will be for registrants in grades 5 through 8 and will be soft lacrosse with all materials supplied. The final session of the day will be from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm and is open to grades 9 through 12. This session will be full lacrosse and participants are required to bring their own gear.
The registration fee is $50.00 and made payable to the "Friends of Cougar Lacrosse." This clinic is an excellent and affordable opportunity to receive expert instruction from collegiate coaches and players. Space is limited and spots will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.
For more information on these and other Rec programs, go to: http://www.westorange.org.