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Registration Now Open! 

Online: www.arlingtonrec.com 

Phone: (781) 316-3880 

Walk-In: 422 Summer Street, Arlington MA 
Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday 





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MISSION STATEMENT 


Arlington Recreation, a self-sustaining 


Division of the Town, offers safe, 


quality and affordable programs and 


facilities for citizens of all ages and 
abilities. Our staff members are qualified 


professionals, dedicated to serving the 
community with excellence and pride. 


TABLE OF CONTENTS 


Contact Us 

Inclusion Policy 

General Information 

Kid Care Preschool & Afterschool 
Special Events 

Arlington Town Day 

April Vacation Programs 
Spring Preschool Programs 
Spring Programs 

Adult Programs 

Tennis Programs for All Ages 


Arlington Reservoir 


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Summer Programs 
Community Organizations 


Parks, Fields & Facilities 


PARKS & RECREATION 


COMMISSION 


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CONTACT US... 
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! 


OFFICE INFORMATION 


Phone 
(781) 316-3880 


Email 
recoffice@town.arlington.ma.us 


Address 
422 Summer Street - Ed Burns Arena 


WEBSITES 


Registration Site 
www.arlingtonrec.com 


Informational Site 
www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/recreation 


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INCLUSION POLICY 


The Arlington Recreation Department is committed to creating and 
promoting inclusion across all public spaces, places, facilities and 
programs that the department manages. Through the Inclusion Policy, 
Mission Statement and supporting practices, we aim to ensure that 
everyone has access to the benefits of quality parks and recreation, 
including, but not limited to those who have been historically 
marginalized, those with a physical or cognitive disability, the LGBTQ 
community, racial and ethnic minorities, and new Americans, or 
refugees and immigrants. Arlington Recreation defines inclusion as the 
process of including all persons, regardless of their ethnic origin, 
socioeconomic level, color, language or abilities. 


Register by Phone at (781) 316-3880 


GENERAL INFORMATION 


Registration and Payment 

Please visit www.arlingtonrec.com. First time registrants will 
need to create a household account via our website. Please 
call 781-316-3880 if you experience difficulties. Phone 
registrations welcome! Payment must accompany all 
registrations. Checks payable to Arlington Recreation. 


Course Confirmation 

No confirmations will be sent. A participant is registered 
ONLY when payment is received. If at any time, there are 
questions regarding your household account, please log 
onto www.arlingtonrec.com to view your account history. 


Cancellations 

We reserve the right to cancel or postpone a program due 
to low enrollment. If a multi-session program must be 
cancelled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen 
circumstances, we will make every effort to reschedule the 
program. If a program cannot be rescheduled, a household 
credit will be issued for the canceled program. All program 
cancellations are online at www.arlingtonrec.com. 


Inclement Weather 

Please visit arlingtonrec.com to receive inclement weather 
updates on programs. For field notifications you can sign up 
online for field closing notices. Field closing notices are 
updated by the Department of Public Works Monday 
through Friday before 3:00pm. It is our policy that if 
Arlington Public Schools close due to weather related issues, 
our programs will also be cancelled. 


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There will be NO REFUNDS unless Arlington Recreation 
cancels a program. In the event that participants must 
cancel, a household credit request must be submitted in 
written form to the Director of Recreation. If you cancel af- 
ter the start of a program, no credits will be given. 


Special Needs 

Participants with special needs are encouraged to attend all 
of our programs. Staff members are sensitive to their needs 
and will do everything possible to assist. If you are unsure if 
a program is the right fit please call us to discuss specifics. 


Attention Parents 

All program participants are encouraged to bring water and 
snack to the programs, however, due to increased nut 
allergies, please do not pack or send items containing nuts. 


Spring/Summer 2020 


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Please note that currently our programs are not always 
accessible due to architectural barriers at most of our host 
facilities. The Park and Recreation Commission recently 
completed an accessibility self-assessment of all facilities 
under their jurisdiction and is developing a multiyear plan to 
address the issues highlighted in the report. As facilities are 
updated and become programmatically accessible they will 
be highlighted as such within the brochure. 


Participants Responsibility 

We ask that all participants respect the staff, other 
participants, program equipment, facilities and age 
requirements when participating in programs offered by 
Arlington Recreation. If participants fail to cooperate with 
the rules, Arlington Recreation reserves the right to dismiss 
or suspend a participant in any program without a refund. 


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Financial assistance may be available thanks in part to our 
scholarship fund and assistance we received through the 
Community Development Block Grant program. For 
eligibility information, contact the Recreation Office or 
download the form at arlingtonrec.com 


Scholarship Fund 

In order to continue offering quality programs at affordable 
costs, when registering, please consider donating to our 
scholarship fund. Arlington Recreation’s goal is to never 
turn away a participant due to economic hardship. With 
your help, we will be able to continue this practice. 


Volunteer Opportunities 

Arlington Recreation greatly depends on volunteers to 
Support our programs and special events. If you are 
interested in volunteering, there are a variety of programs 
available! Contact us for openings. Thank you to 

everyone who has already given their time and energy! 


Gender Inclusive Programming 

All programs within the Recreation department welcome 
participants to attend based on gender identity. Please feel 
free to contact us at 781-316-3880 to discuss any concerns 
or just to keep us informed. We look forward to working 
with you! 


Arlington Recreation...Sign Me Up! 





KID CARE PROGRAMS 


Kid Care Preschool 


The Arlington Recreation Department welcomes your 

preschooler (ages 2.9-5 years ) to join us in our licensed 

preschool program. The Kid Care Preschool Program is located at 352 
Mass Avenue. Join us as we explore many activities supporting your 
child's natural curiosity in an environment that encourages 

children's artistic, scientific, sensory, verbal and written expression. 
Your child will enjoy socializing with other children in a safe and 
welcoming environment. 


The program is open to children 2.9 years old through 5 years old. 
Regular hours are 8:15am-12:45pm (12:00 pm-12:45pm will include a 
time to eat lunch or a snack provided from home and a quiet period.) 
You have the option to choose two to five days per week. We also 
plan to offer daily "Kids' Corner Enrichment Programs" from 1:00-2:00 
pm which will require a separate registration. 





There is a one-time enrollment fee of $50. The tuition payment is broken into 10 monthly payments: 
$316/month for 2 days per week 
S$455/month for 3 days per week 
$594/month for 4 days per week 
S$726/month for 5 days per week 


kid Care Afterschool 


Arlington Kid Care, which is licensed by the Department of 
Early Education and Care, is located at the Gibbs School. Chil- 
dren will have time for playing sports and games, music and 
‘drama, weekly science experiments, arts and crafts, home- 
work, and a caring staff. Students will also have electives to 
choose from throughout the year. We currently accept stu- 
dents (K-5) from Brackett, Dallin, Hardy and Thompson. 
Transportation is provided from these schools. 


The program begins the first day of the school year but is not 
in session when Arlington Public Schools are closed. We oper- 
ate from the end of the school day (including early release 


shin days) until 6:00pm. You have the option to choose two-five 
days per week. (There is a 2-day minimum.) 


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Register Online at www.arlingtonrec.com Register by Phone at (781) 316-3880 


SPECIAL EVENTS 
Daughter Dance Bunny Skate 


Date: Saturday, March 21 Date: Friday, April 10" 
Ages: Toddler-Middle School Ages: All Ages Welcome! 
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm Time: 11:00am-12:50pom 
Location: Ottoson Middle School Location: Ed Burns Arena 
Cost: $10 per person Cost: $6 for adults 

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Social Dance for everyone! Daughters: bring your parent, S5 skate rentals 
grandparent, aunt, uncle, or neighbor. You get to choose! 
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5th Grade Dance 


Date: Friday, May 15 
Ages: Grade 5 
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Location: Ed Burns Arena 
Cost: S7 online, $10 at the door 
The event of the season for all graduating 5th graders! Come 
celebrate with old friends - and meet new friends too! 
Advanced, discounted tickets for $7/pp can be purchased 
online or over the phone (781-316-3880) until 3:00pm on the 
day of the event, just show your receipt at the door. Come S = 
rock the night with your friends and a DJ! Friend groups and _ p> es a 
super casual dress encouraged! Bring extra $$ for pizza and ara roe | 
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Date: August 29, 2020 
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm 
Location: Reservoir Beach 
Suggested Donation: S5 per dog 
Bring your dogs down to the Arlington Reservoir for a swim 
and fun in the sand! There may be residual chlorine in the 
water - we will have stopped treating it one week prior. All 


donations fund the upkeep of the Off Leash Recreation Area 
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at Thorndike Park. 


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ARLINGTON TOWN DAY - SEPTEBER 26, 2020 


Town Day takes place along Massachusetts Avenue between Pleasant Street and Jason 
Street from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please note this area of Mass. Ave. will be closed as 
well as access to Mass. Ave. from adjoining side streets. MBTA has rerouted its bus 
routes accordingly. Traffic delays are expected. Visitors are encouraged to walk to the 
event, if possible. 


Donate to Town Day 
Please help us make Town Day 2020 


a success; more than ever your help is 
needed. Don’t miss this opportunity to 
be part of the multitude of events, which 
reflect the rich tradition of Arlington. 





ARLINGT®N 
TOWN DAY 


For sponsorship and contribution opportunities, please contact: 781-316-3020 or 
email mkrepelka@town.arlington.ma.us 








To be alerted via email about updates regarding Town Day, subscribe to 
Town of Arlington Notices at arlingtonma.gov/subscriber. 





Walter V. Moynihan Run 


The Town Day Road Race is being held on Saturday, September 26 at Ed Burns Arena. 
Enjoy this 2.7 mile course as it heads down the bike path, Mill St. and Mass Ave. An 
automatic timing system will be used. Registration starts at 7:30am. Race begins at 
8:30am. Register prior to the event at arlingtonrec.com, or the day of the race. This 
event is soonsored by Cambridge Savings Bank. 


Time: 8:30am start, 7:30am registration and T-shirts 
Location: Ed Burns Arena 
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of the race 








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APRIL VACATION PROGRAMS 


Challenger Sports Soccer 
Dates: Tuesday, April 21-Friday, April 24 
Ages: 3-/ years, 9:00am-12:00pm 

7-13 years, 9:00am-3:00pm 
Location: North Union Field 
Cost: $174 Half-day / S210 Full-day 
Join Challenger Soccer for this energetic program that gives 
participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of 
soccer in a non-competitive, fun environment. Kids will 
participate in a variety of lessons and drills designed to 
familiarize them with teamwork, sportsmanship, and 
coordination. Participants should bring plenty of water and a 
lunch each day. 


Kid Care - Preschool 

Dates: Tuesday, April 21-Friday, April 24 

Ages 2-5 years 

Time: 8:00am-1:00pm 

Location: 352 Mass Ave 

Cost: S40 per day (Registration is available for 1 to 4 days) 
Kid Care Preschool is happy to announce a vacation program 
for April School Break! The program will run Tuesday, 4/16 
through Friday, 4/19 from 8:00am to 1:00pm at 352 Mass 
Ave. 


Kid Care - Grades K-5 

Dates: Tuesday, April 21-Friday, April 24 

Ages: Grades K-5 

Time: 8:00am-6:00pm 

Location: Gibbs School Cafeteria 

Cost: S75 per day. (Registration is available for 1 to 4 days) 
Arlington Recreation Kid Care is happy to offer a full day 
program over school vacation for children in grades K-5. 
Program will meet in the Gibbs School Cafeteria. Space is lim- 
ited! Please have your child bring a peanut free lunch and 
snacks. Special Activities include: field trips, sports, games, 
art, and science. 


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Dates: Tuesday, April 21-Friday, April 24 

Ages: Grades 2-6 

Location: Gibbs School 

Half Day Program: 9:00am-12:00pm / Cost: $165 

Full Day Program: 9:00am-3:00pm / Cost: S225 

The Sidekick Sports Academy Basketball Clinic provides 
children the opportunity to experience the highest standard 
of coaching in a fun environment. Our professional coaches 
will teach fundamentals and how to succeed in basketball. 


Spring/Summer 2020 


Prizes and Awards will be given daily through the theme of a 
jr. NBA tournament! In keeping standings throughout the 
week, coaches will keep teams as balanced as possible, pro- 
viding for the best possible experience for all players. 


Sidekicks - Soccer 

Dates: Tuesday, April 21-Friday, April 24 

Ages: 6-12 years 

Location: Hill’s Hill 

Half Day Program: 9:00am-12:00pm / Cost: $165 

Full Day Program: 9:00am-3:00pm / Cost: $225 

The Sidekick Soccer Vacation Clinic provides children the 
opportunity to experience the highest standard of coaching 
in a fun environment. Our professional coaches will teach 
fundamentals and how to succeed in soccer. Prizes and 
awards will be given daily. In keeping standings throughout 
the week, coaches will keep teams as balanced as possible, 
providing for the best possible experience for all players. 


Tennis Vacation Week Program 
Dates: Monday, April 20-Friday, April 24 
Ages: 5-6 years: Beginner (1.5 hour program only) 
7-9 years: Beginner/Advanced Beginner 
10-16 years: Beginner/Advanced Beginner 
10-16 years: Intermediate/Advanced 
Times: 9:00am-10:30am (ages 5-6) 
9:00am-12:00pm (ages 7 and older) 
Location: Spy Pond Courts 
Costs: $129 for 1.5-hour / day program 
$249 for 3-hour / day program 
An always popular program, structured like our Junior 
Summer Tennis! A week full of tennis drills, games and FUN! 
Matt Siegel and his staff of AHS players will run this program. 


Viking Sport Clinic 

Dates: Tuesday, April 21-Friday, April 24 

Ages: Grades 1-5 

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Location: Ottoson Lower Gymnasium 

Cost: S210 

Viking’s Multi-Sport program will have your children 
running around all day! Our program has a fun variety of 
sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, flag football, 
dodge ball, kickball, capture the flag, floor hockey, team 
handball, watermelon, reindeer tails, and many other sports, 
gym games, and activities. All participants receive a Viking 
t-shirt and trophy. 


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SPRING PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS 


Super Soccer Stars 

Dates: Sunday, April 19-June 28 

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5-7 11:50am-12:50pm 

Location: Ottoson Lower Field 

Cost: $250 

At SSS, our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, educational 
environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, 
build self-confidence, and develop teamwork. Our curriculum 
uses positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to 
ensure that each child improves at their own rate while 
having fun. Summer programming is also available. Please 
visit our website for dates & times. 


Amazing Athletes 
Dates: Saturdays, April 18-June 27 


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3-4 9:00am-9:45am 

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4-5 10:35am-11:25am 

Location: Ottoson Lower Field 

Cost: $250 

Our fun, active classes encourage kids to explore and de- 
velop a variety of athletic skills through the introduction of 
10 different sports. Coaches break the fundamental of each 
sport down into simple steps based on each child’s age and 
ability. The goal is to create a fun environment that estab- 
lishes lifetime connections to sports and physical activity. 


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TinyTykes Soccer 

Ages: 2-5 years 

Day/Dates: Saturdays, April 25-June 6 

Times: 11:00am-12:00pm or 12:15pm-1:15pm 

Day/Dates: Sundays, April 26-June 7 

Times: 4:15pm-5:15pm or 5:30pm-6:30pm 

Location: Thorndike 

Cost: $110 

Our soccer experts and child development professionals have 
designed a curriculum that introduces your young soccer 
stars to the basic skills needed in soccer as well as developing 
their motor, social, and psychological skills. 


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Dates: Mondays, April 27-June 1 

Ages: 4&5 

Time: 2:45pm-3:30pm 

Location: McClennen 

Cost: $100 

Participants will be divided into teams randomly each week. 
Sessions will cover the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, 
batting and base-running. Soft, safe baseballs will be used. 
Scoring or outs will not be kept. Please bring a glove and wa- 
ter. Program will not run in inclement weather. 


Little Dragons Karate 

Dates: Fridays, May 1-June 12 

Ages: 3-4 years 

Time: 4:45pm-5:15pm 

Location: Gibbs Gym 

Cost: $198 

One of the best karate programs in the country taught by 
four-time world champion Steve Nugent. These classes teach 
proper stances, breathing, stretching, discipline, confidence 
and practical self-defense. This class also underlines the im- 
portance of nutrition, exercise, fire safety and stranger 
awareness. All uniforms are included in the class fee. 


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SPRING PROGRAMS 


Archery 

Dates: Mondays, May 4-June 8 

Ages: 9-14 

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm 

Location: Menotomy Rocks Park (Jason St. Entrance) 
Cost: $150 

During this five-week program, participants will learn to 
shoot a bow and arrow Archery USA in the Junior Olympic 
archery development program. Classes are taught by a 
certified archery instructor. All equipment is provided. 
Students will progress at their own pace. 





Badminton—Youth Games 

Dates: Mondays, March 30-June 15 

Ages: 18 and under 

Times: 6:20pm-7:10pm 

Location: Dallin School 

Cost: $115 

Badminton is a fast, fun, and social game that can be played 
and enjoyed by people of all ages. Even if you are new to 
badminton, you will quickly learn the basics and join others 
in exciting games. Indoor badminton is more fun, more 
exciting, and more energetic than the "backyard badminton" 
that most Americans are familiar with. Shuttlecocks will be 
supplied. Some racquets will be available for use. 


Badminton - Just Families 

Dates: Tuesdays, March 31-June 9, 6:20pm-7:10pm 
Thursdays, April 2-June 11, 6:209m-7:10pm 

Ages: All families welcome! 

Location: Dallin School 

Cost: S220 (for 2 people) 

This session is structured for families to play with their 

children. One court is dedicated to adult players returning to 

the game. Chauncy Liu will assist with playing techniques and 

join in family games with some coaching. This session is very 

popular and fills quickly. 


Register Online at www.arlingtonrec.com 


Basketball Clinic for Girls 
Dates: Sundays, March 15-April 26 
Time: Grades 1-3, 4:00pm-5:30pm 

Grades 4-8, 5:30pom-7:00pm 
Location: Gibbs School 
Cost: $125 
This clinic will emphasize fundamental instruction in small 
group sessions to improve the knowledge and skill of each 
player while providing an enjoyable learning experience, and 
providing life lessons in sportsmanship, leadership and self 
awareness. 


Fencing 

Session 1: Thursdays, May 28-June 18 

Session 2: Thursdays, July 30-August 20 

Times/Ages: 6:00pm-7:15pm , Ages 7-11 

Times/Ages: 7:15pm-8:30pm, Ages 12 & up 

Location: Thompson School Gym 

Cost: $100 

Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in 
the world! The program is designed to teach fencing through 
activities, games, and exercises that develop coordination, 
flexibility, and focus. We supply all fencing gear. A comple- 
mentary, noncompetitive membership is included. The in- 
structor is Michael Tarascio, a former member of the United 
States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. For more 
info, please contact Michael at michael@nefencing.com. 


Little Ninjas Karate 

Dates: Fridays, May 1-June 12 

Ages: 5-7 years, 5:15pm-6:00pm 

Ages: 8 and up, 6:00pm-6:45pm 

Location: Gibbs Gym 

Cost: $198 

One of the best karate programs in the country taught by 
four-time world champion Steve Nugent. These classes teach 
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SPRING PROGRAMS 


Premier Hoops Mixed Skills Clinic Sidekicks - Afterschool Basketball 
Spring 1: Mondays, March 16-April 13 Dates: Wednesday, April 8-May 13 
Spring 2: Mondays, May 4-June 8 Ages: Grades K-5 
Ages/Times: 6:00pm-6:55pm, Grades K-3 Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm 

7:00pm-7:55pm, Grades 4-7 Location: Dallin School Outdoor Courts 

8:00pm-8:55pm, Grades 8-12 Cost: $105 
Location: Gibbs School Gym Sidekick Sports Academy and its USA Basketball Certified in- 
Cost: $115 structors professionally coach this program. These energetic 
Looking to completely elevate your game, while having a lot sessions will provide children the opportunity to learn the 
of fun? Our elite summer basketball clinics will transform fundamentals for success. This will be done using small-sided 
your child’s skills, basketball |Q and game-shape endurance! games and feature a session-long jr. NBA tournament. Please 
Each week our pro & D1 instructors will spend individual note, this program will be using outdoor facilities. In the 
time with your child to help them improve their skills, tech- event of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. 
nique, and confidence. This clinic will focus on ball-handling, 


passing, finishing and of course scrimmaging! Sidekicks - Afterschool a Es Football 
Dates: Tuesdays, April 7-May 12 

Ages: Grades K-5 
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm 
Location: Hill’s Hill 
Cost: $105 
Sidekick Sports Academy - and its Boston Flag Football Asso- 
ciation division - welcome you to play football with the same 
fitness and competitive benefits of tackle football, but with 
less risk of injury! In partnership with NFL Flag, the country's 
most recognizable youth flag football program, professional 
coaches have fun and challenging activities that include 5v5 
games every session with a season-ending Super Bowl. 
Please note, this program will be using outdoor facilities. In 
the event of inclement weather, the program will be can- 
celled. 


Premier Hoops Shooting Skills Clinic 

Spring 1: Thursdays, March 19-April 30 

Spring 2: Thursdays, May 7-June 4 

Ages/Times: 6:00pm-6:55pm, Grades K-3 
7:00pm-7:55pm, Grades 4-7 
8:00pm-8:55pm, Grades 8-12 

Location: Gibbs School Gym 

Cost: $100 

Looking to completely elevate your game, while having a lot 

of fun? Our elite summer basketball clinics will transform 

your child’s skills, basketball |Q and game-shape endurance! 

Each week our pro & D1 instructors will soend individual 

time with your child to help them improve their skills, tech- 

nique, and confidence. This clinic will focus on shooting skills 

and scrimmaging! 


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SPRING PROGRAMS 


Sidekicks - Afterschool Soccer cP J 
Dates: Tuesdays, April 7-May 12 

Ages: Grades K-5 

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm 

Location: North Union 

Cost: $105 

Sidekick Sports Academy would like to offer your chil- 
dren the chance to develop their soccer skills. These 
clinics will focus on teaching a number of age- 
appropriate technical skills. We will use fun, small-sided 
games and feature unique trainings finished off with a 
mini World Cup Tournament! Please note, this program 
will be using outdoor facilities. In the event of inclement 
weather, the program will be cancelled. 





Skyhawks HoopsterTots 
Dates: Wednesdays, 4/8-5/20 


Ages: Time: 

2-3.5 3:15pm-4:00pm Grasshoppers 
3.5-4 4:15pm-5:00pm Froggies 

4-5 5:15pm-6:00pm Rabbits 

Cost: $110 


Where: Summer St. Outdoor Court 

HoopsterTots is a fun class that focuses on dribbling, shot 
technique, passing and team work. Adjustable hoops and ap- 
propriately-sized basketballs are used to always provide just 
the right amount of challenge. 


Track & Field 

Dates: Wednesdays, May 13-June 10 

Ages: Grades K-5 

Time: Grades K-1, 5:30pm-6:30pm (May 13-June 3 
Grades 2-5, 6:30pm-7:30pm (May 13-June 3) 
Meet for K-5, 5:00pm-8:00pm (June 10) 





Ultimate Frisbee Location: AHS Track 

Dates: Tuesdays & Fridays, April 14-June 12 Cost: $105 

Ages: Grades 6-8 Join us for instruction in running and field events for 

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm youngsters! This program is a great way to burn off that extra 
Where: McClennen Football Field energy while introducing kids to the sport of track and field. 
Cost: $110 for 1 day / $200 for both days Participants will learn sprinting (55m, 100m, 200m, 400m) as 
The focus of the program is on skill development, well as the long jump and softball throw. Program not held in 
sportsmanship, and Spirit Of The Game, the foundation inclement weather. 

of Ultimate which places the responsibility of fair play ap ALA cee tf, 4, 

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required. Ultimate is one of the fastest growing sports 
in the world today, especially in the Boston area. Learn 
the basic rules & skills necessary to play in high school, 
college, and beyond. For more information about 
Ultimate, visit http://www.usaultimate.org/rules/. 
Spring 2020 games will be scheduled with surrounding 
towns. 





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ADULT PROGRAMS 


Badminton - Adult Doubles 
Dates: Mondays, March 30-June 15 

Tuesdays, March 31-June 9 

Thursdays, April 2-June 11 
Times: 7:10pm-9:50pm 
Location: Dallin School 
Cost: $110 
Play is almost exclusively doubles, but there are not 
regular partnerships. Instead a "Ladder System" is used to 
arrange even strength matches, as well as to diversify 
partnerships throughout the evening. Three courts are 
available. There is no coaching; however Chauncy Liu as 
well as other experienced players from the Winchester 
Club will be playing with the group. 


Fencing 

Session 1: Thursdays, May 28-June 18 

Session 2: Thursdays, July 30-August 20 

Times: 7:15pm-8:30pm 

Location: Thompson School Gym 

Cost: $100 

Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in 
the world! The program is designed to teach fencing through 
activities, games, and exercises that develop coordination, 
flexibility, and focus. We supply all fencing gear. A comple- 
mentary, noncompetitive membership is included. The in- 
structor is Michael Tarascio, a former member of the United 
States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. For more 
info, please contact Michael at michael@nefencing.com. 


Pickleball - Drop Ins 

Dates: Tuesdays, 4/7-6/16 

Times: 6:300m-8:30pm 

Location: Hardy School Gym 

Cost: $5 

Drop-in Pickleball @ the Hardy School Gymnasium! $5 due 
upon arrival (cash or check only please!). The Hardy School 
is located at 52 Lake St. in Arlington. Nets and some 
equipment provided - but feel free to bring your own. 


Spring/Summer 2020 


Tai Chi 

Dates: Saturdays, May 2-June 20 

Times: 9:15am-10:15am 

Location: Menotomy Rocks Park - Green Space 

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Tai Chi is meditation in motion. 

It is the practice of moving calmly with awareness and ease. 
Experience firsthand the mind/body benefits of tai chi and gi 
gong training in the natural setting of Menotomy Rocks Park. 
Sessions will include rejuvenating qi gong (energy work) ex- 
ercises and meditations, the introductory Yang Style Tai Chi 8 
Movement Form and 24 Movement Form basic drills. 
Instructor Joshua Grant is a 2X US National Wu Shu Tai Ji 
Gold Medalist and a former member of the US National Wu 
Shu Team, US National Tai Ji Team and US Pan Am Team. His 
Tai Ji instructional series was #4 on Billboard’s Top Fitness 
videos. He is also the author of Tai Chi for Wimps. Joshua has 
taught Tai Ji and Wu Shu for over 35 years. 

Joshua is the owner of the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute in 
Boston’s Back Bay and www.taichi.com with available on-line 
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Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 12-June 11 

Times: 9:00am-10:30am 

Location: Ed Burns Arena 

Cost: Free 

The roads and paths are 

finally clear...just in time for the humidity to arrive. Ugh! 
Come by the rink with friends to catch up and get 

a little exercise. The rink is about 170 meters per lap, ap- 
proximately 11 laps is equal to 1 mile. For more information 
on this program, please contact Health & Human Services at 
(781) 316-3400. 


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TENNIS PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES 


We offer top-quality recreational tennis programs for Juniors and Adults. Run by Graham Community Tennis, LLC (GCT), serv- 
ing Arlington since 2008. All programs are under the administration of Gordon Graham and his certified professional staff. 
Gordon, coached college tennis for 35 years at Harvard, Pacific and Albany, and coached the AHS boys’ tennis team (2009- 


11). He is also the founder of The Tennis Camps at Harvard. 


The Junior programs will be under the supervision of Matt Siegel, B.A., AHS boys’ tennis coach, a certified USPTA tennis profes- 
sional and long-time Associate Director of GCT. He will often be assisted by current or recently-graduated AHS tennis team 


members. 


The Adult programs will be run by Steve Baccari, M.S., MBA, a coach certified by the USPTA and the Great Base Initiative. Steve 
is in his third year teaching Adult programs for GCT. His classes are very popular and almost always sell out. 

The GCT philosophy for building this high energy, community-based tennis program is to offer a FUN and SAFE learning envi- 
ronment run by staff who are chosen for their ability to work well with children and/or adults in a positive, reinforcing manner. 
Our tennis instruction is based on scientific principles. We believe in teaching strategy and tactics as well as proper technique 


from the outset with our juniors and adults. 


In all GCT programs, we reserve the right to move players to different groups to make the best fit for all enrollees. In case of 
inclement weather, all enrollees will be notified of class cancellation by email and given makeup options. 


Many of our classes SOLD OUT last year, so sign up early! 


Junior Tennis Spring Programs 
Dates: Saturdays, April 4-May 30 
Times: 5-6 years, 9:00am-9:50am 

7-9 years, 10:00am-10:50am 

10-12 years, 11:00am-11:50am 
Location: Spy Pond Courts 
Cost: $139 
These programs will give participants a successful jump start 
into the game. We emphasize FUN and use a lot of games 
and drills to teach the age-appropriate basics of tennis. Matt 
Siegel will head up this program, with experienced teachers 
Bella Pajevic and Matt Johnstone assisting. 


Spring Middle School Club Tennis for Beginners 


and Advanced Beginners 
Dates: Mondays, April 6-June 1 AND/OR 

Thursdays, April 9 - May 28 AND/OR 

Saturday, April 11-May 30 
Grades: 6-8 
Times: 5:30pm-6:50pm Mon/Thurs, 9:00am-10:20am Sat 
Location: Spy Pond Courts 
Cost: $199 for one-day/week; $369 for two-days/week; $499 
for three-days/week 
This entry level program is for beginners and advanced be- 
ginners. It emphasizes the “team” aspect of tennis and gives 
players a fun, social experience learning this great 
game. Club Tennis is the way to go for this age group! 


Register Online at www.arlingtonrec.com 


Spring Middle School Club Tennis for Interme- 


diate and Advanced Players 

Dates: Saturday, April 4-May 30 

Grades: 6-8 

Times: Saturdays, 10:30am-11:50am 

Location: Spy Pond Courts 

Cost: $199 

This program is intended for experienced players who may 
also be planning on playing for their high school 

team. Headed by Matt Siegel, AHS Boys’ tennis coach, this 
program will help players improve their skills and their strat- 
egy while emphasizing the “team” aspect of tennis 

Tennis is the way to go for this age group! 


Spring Junior Vacation Week Program 
Dates: Mon-Fri, April 20-24 


Ages: 5-6 year old -Beginner (1.5 hour program only) 
7-9 year old -Beginner/Advanced Beginner 
10-16 year old —Beginner/Advanced Beginner 
10-16 year old —Intermediate/Advanced 

Time: 9:00am — 10:30am (ages 5 —6) or 


9:00am — 12:00noon (ages 7 and older) 
Location: Spy Pond Tennis Courts 
Cost: $129 for 1.5-hour/day program, $249 for 3-hour/day 
program 
An always popular program, structured like our Junior Sum- 
mer Tennis Weeks Program! Five days of tennis drills, games 
and FUN! Matt Siegel and his staff of AHS players will run this 
program. 


Register by Phone at (781) 316-3880 





TENNIS PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES 


Spring Adult Beginner Class 

Dates: Thursdays, April 30-June 4 

Ages: Adults, 18 and older 

Time: 8:00-8:50pm 

Location: Grove Street Courts 

Cost: S99 

This program is for the person who is just starting out and 
wants to learn tennis quickly. We will teach you basic 
technique and strategies. 


Spring Adult Advanced Beginner Class 
Dates: Thursdays, April 30-June 4 
Ages: Adults, 18 and older 
Time: 7:00-7:50pm 
Location: Grove Street Courts 
Cost: S99 
If you have played a bit and want to improve your technique 
and strategy, or if it has been a few years since you last 
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Spring Adult Intermediate Class 

Dates: Thursdays April 30-June 4 

Ages: Adults, 18 and older 

Time: 6:00-6:50pm 

Location: Grove Street Courts 

Cost: S99 

If you have played a few years and you want to learn better 
strategy, tactics and technique ... we will help you ramp up 
your game! 


Summer Adult Beginner Class 

Session 1: Tuesdays, June 9-July 14 

Session 2: Wednesdays, July 22-August 26 

Ages: Adults, 18 and older 

Time: 8:00-8:50pm 

Location: Grove Street Courts 

Cost per session: S99 

This program is for the person who is just starting out and 
wants to learn tennis quickly. We will teach you basic 
technique and strategy. 


Summer Adult Advanced Beginner Class 
Session 1: Tuesdays, June 9-July 14 

Session 2: Wednesdays, July 22-August 26 

Ages: Adults, 18 and older 

Time: 7:00pm-7:50pm 

Location: Grove Street Courts 

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If you have played a bit and want to improve your technique 
and strategy, or if it has been a few years since you last 
played... give this a try! 


Summer Adult Intermediate Class 

Session 1: Tuesdays, June 9-July 14 

Session 2: Wednesdays, July 22-August 26 

Ages: Adults, 18 and older 

Time: 6:00-6:50pm 

Location: Grove Street Courts 

Cost: $99 per session 

If you have played for a few years and you want to learn bet- 
ter strategy, tactics and technique...we will help you ramp up 
your game! 


Summer Junior Tennis Weeks Program 
Dates: See chart below 
Ages: 5-6 years (Beginner), 9:00am-10:30am 
7-9 years (Beginner/Adv. Beginner), 9:00am-12:00pm 
10-16 years (Beg/Adv. Beginner), 9:00am-12:00pm 
10-16 years (Intermediate/Adv.), 9:00am-12:00pm 
Cost: S129 per week for ages 5-6 program 
S249 per week for ages 7 & up program 
Location: Spy Pond Courts 
Like our Spring Vacation Week Program, these weeks will 
feature lots of tennis, drills, games and FUN! Great 
staff! And... “FUN FRIDAYS”! Matt Siegel and staff will run 
this program. 


Junior Tennis - Summer Session Dates 
June 8-12 July 20-24 
June 15-19 July 27-31 
June 22-26 August 3-7 
June 29-July 3 August 10-14 
July 6-10 August 17-21 
July 13-17 August 24-28 


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ARLINGTON RESERVOIR 


Reservoir Beach: 

Located on Lowell St. in Arlington Heights, the Reservoir Beach 
includes a filtered, chlorinated swimming area, bathhouse, 
concession stand and playground. The beach is supervised by 
certified lifeguards and other beach staff while open. Only U.S. 
Coast Guard lifesaving devices are allowed. Everyone over one 
(1) year of age must display tags to the gate attendant to be 
admitted to the beach area. Reservoir Beach is open to 
residents and non-residents. 


2020 Beach Dates: 


Dates: June 13 through August 23, 2020—Dates subject to 
change due to construction 

Hours: 10:00am-7:30pm 

Starting August 1, we will be open 10:00am-7:00pm 





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American Red Cross 
Swim Lessons 
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Stay tuned for dates, times 
& descriptions for our Summer Swim 





Sees See Lessons. 
How to Get Beach Tags: 
Arlington Recreation will be selling bands starting on March 1. www.arlingtonrec.com 


Beach tags can be purchased online at arlingtonrec.com 
(tags picked up at the beach); in person at the Recreation 
Office during office hours, or at the beach once it is 
open. 


Daily Fees: 


S5 per person over the age of one (1). 


Season Beach Tags: 

Individual: S50 Adult (Ages 18 years and over) 
S35 Children (Ages 1-17 years) 
S35 Seniors (Ages 60 years and over) 

Family Tags: $145 (includes 2 adults & 2 children) 
S20 for each additional child 








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MULTI-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAMS 


Dates for Club Rec 
Week 1: 6/29-7/2 
Week 2: 7/6-7/10 

Week 3: 7/13-7/17 
Week 4: 7/20-7/24 
Week 5: 7/27-7/31 
Week 6: 8/3-8/7 
Week 7: 8/10-8/14 
Week 8: 8/17-8/21 


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Club Rec: Entering K-6 
Ages: Entering K-6 in Fall 2020 
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 
Optional AM Care: 7:30am-9:00am 
Optional PM Care: 3:00pm-6:00pm 
S195 per week for Club Rec (S120 for week 1) 
$220 per week for Super Sports (S132 for week 1) 
$220 per week for Theatre (S132 for week 1) 
S50 per week for AM Care (S30 for week 1) 
S100 per week for PM Care (S60 for week 1) 
Location: Dallin School 
There is something for everyone! Each day includes 
water activities at Arlington Reservoir or other water parks, 
science and nature, sports and games, arts and crafts, and 
more. Child-to-counselor ratio is approximately 10:1. Space 
is limited, early registration is encouraged. 


Spring/Summer 2020 


Super Sports at Club Rec 

Super Sports is for Grades 1-6 only. If you like Club Rec but 
want the emphasis to be on sports and games rather than 
participate in some of the other morning activities then this 
newer program is for you! 


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Theatre at Club Rec 


Watch as you children blossom and shine! The performers 
will be working on their production 9:00am-12:00pm and will 
join Club Rec in the afternoon for swimming, fun and games 
at the Arlington Reservoir or Thompson Spray Park. Theatre 
at Club Rec culminates with a performance of our new work 
for friends and family on the final day each week. 


Club Rec CIT - Counselor in Training 

Session I: June 29-July 2 & July 6-10 (x7/3) 

Session II: July 13-17 & July 20-24 

Session Ill: July 27-31 & August 3-7 

Session IV: August 10-14 & August 17-21 

Ages: Entering Grades 8-10 

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Cost: $160 per session (S144 for session 1) 

Location: Dallin School 

Help out at Club Rec and develop leadership and self-esteem 
while learning how to work with young children and plan/ 
execute program activities. Program is available in two week 
sessions. 


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MULTI-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAMS 


Dates for Kids Corner Summer Exploration 
Week 1: 6/29-7/2 Week 5: 7/27-7/31 Ages: 10 - 14 
Week 2: 7/6-7/10 Week 6: 8/3-8/7 Week 1: July 6-10 Week 4: July 27-31 
Week 3: 7/13-7/17 Week 7: 8/10-8/14 Week2: July 13-17 Week 5: August 3-7 
Week 4: 7/20-7/24 Week 8: 8/17-8/21 Week 3: July 20-24 Week 6: August 10-14 


Week 7: July 17-21 
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm 
Location: Meet at the Ed Burns Arena 
Cost: $395 per week 
Each week, participants will enjoy a day at Water Country OR 
Canobie lake, hiking and a beach day. We will round out the 
week with other activities such as high ropes climbing, paint- 
ball, escape the room, Kimball's farm or go-carting. Rainy 
weather? No problem! We'll also add in indoor fun like bowl- 
ing and roller-skating! Each week will include a theme park, 
hiking and a beach day. Space is limited! Check out our web- 
site for our trip details. Please note, trips are subject to 
change if necessary. 





Kids Corner: Preschool Summer Program 
Ages: 2.9-5 years by June 28, 2020 
Time: 8:30am-12:00pm 
Optional AM Care: 7:30am-8:30am 
Optional PM Care: 12:00pm-2:00pm 
Cost: $120 per week (S72 for week 1) 

S30 per week for AM care (S18 for week 1) 

S55 per week for PM care (S33 for week 1) 
Location: Kid Care Preschool, 352 Mass Ave. 
Calling all preschoolers to come and enjoy a fun and exciting 
summer experience in a loving and caring atmosphere. Ex- 
plore and discover new friends, activities, and adventure. 
Participants will enjoy non-competitive games, water fun, 
crafts, songs, outdoor play, and preschool activities held in- 
doors and out. The children will enjoy many opportunities to 
develop social skills such as cooperation and sharing. They 
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Experienced, trained counselors will supervise activities out- 
doors on our large playground and extensive indoor areas. 
When outdoors, children will enjoy playing in the water, hav- 
ing art activities and exploring some of nature’s wonders as 
well as picnics outdoors. 
When indoors, participants will be in a safe, supportive at- 
mosphere that encourages learning, excitement, and explo- 
ration, arts and crafts, and enjoy special entertainment. 
You must provide a daily snack and lots of fluids. 
Space is limited early registration in encouraged. 








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SUMMER PROGRAMS 


H.R.C. Summer Experience - 


Health, Recreation, Community Safety 

Dates: Wednesday, June 24-Friday, June 26 

Ages: Entering Grades 1-6 

Times: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Location: Dallin Elementary School 

Cost: $125 

The Arlington Recreation Department, Arlington Police De- 
partment, Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Youth 
Health & Safety Coalition are collaborating on this very spe- 
cial summer program offering. The program includes a vari- 
ety of fun and educational sports and games, art and crafts, 
public safety awareness, health and fitness, and swimming/ 
water play. Staff from all four departments will run programs 
such as finger printing and forensics, substance abuse pre- 
vention activities, and emergency vehicle day. 





Arlington-Belmont Crew Youth "Learn to Row" 
Check website for session dates 

Ages: Grades 8-10 

Times: 10:00am-12:00pm 

Where: Spy Pond Boat Ramp 

Cost: $250 

Join the Arlington-Belmont Crew Team coaches as you learn 
and enjoy this up and coming sport. Rowing is a great way to 
enjoy the outdoors and condition yourself at the same time. 


Menotomy Golf 

Session 1: Tuesday, June 25-Thursday, June 27 

Session 2: Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3 

Ages: Grades 6-9 

Time: 8:00am-1:00pm 

Location: Meet at Arlington Recreation 

Cost: $255 

The Menotomy Golf Program is back! Each day, participants 
will travel in the Recreation van to a local golf course to 
play a 9-holes of golf! Registrants must have previous golf 
experience and their own clubs to participate. Program 
will not meet in heavy rain. Space is limited to 13 people. 


Challenger International Soccer Camp 
Session 1: Monday-Friday, July 13-17 at McClennen 
Session 2: Monday-Friday, August 3-7 at McClennen 
Session 3: Monday-Friday, August 24-28 at McClennen 


Ages: Time: Cost: 
2-5 8:00am-9:00am $110 
6-14 9:00am-12:00pm $181 
7-14 9:00am-3:30pm $254 


Challenger Sports is combining the most popular elements of 
their two existing industry-leading camp programs, British 
Soccer and TetraBrazil integrating them into a collection of 
the most effective soccer practices used by youth teams 
around the world. The new Challenger International Soccer 
Camp reflects the truly global nature of the sport today and 
provides young players with a wide variety of coaching 
styles, practices, and influences that will help them develop a 
well-rounded skill set. We have taken the best coaching 
methodologies and practices from England, Brazil, Soain, USA 
and France and have woven them together in a multi-faceted 
on and off field coaching experience. 


Challenger Next Level Soccer 
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 20-24 
Location: McClennen 


Ages: Time: Cost: 
10-18 9:00am-12:00pm S234 
10-18 9:00pm-3:30pm S324 


Soccer at all levels is increasingly being played at greater 
speeds. Players must be quicker & controlled on and off the 
ball and must be able to think faster and make 

split-second decisions. The Next Level method includes 
speed of play, fast foot skills, first touch, advanced 
techniques, freestyle, strength & conditioning, attacking 
moves, finishing, and small-sided games. Players attending 
must be committed to wanting to improve and must be 
prepared to push themselves beyond their comfort zone. 


Challenger Soccer—GK Icon 
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 20-24 
Location: McClennen 


Ages: Time: Cost: 
10-18 9:00am-12:00pm S234 
10-18 9:00pm-3:30pm S324 


GK Icon is the leading provider of professional goalkeeper 
training globally and prides itself on maximizing the potential 
of all young and developing goalkeepers aged 8-18. Ad- 
vanced training techniques for male an female players are 
invited to attend these programs. 


Register by Phone at (781) 316-3880 





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SUMMER PROGRAMS 


Premier Hoops Basketball 

Week 1: June 29-July 2 

Week 2: July 27-30 

Ages: /-14 

Time: 8:30am-12:30pm 

Location: AHS Red Gym 

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The best workouts of the 

summer in Arlington, MA! 

Looking to completely elevate your game, while having a lot 
of fun? Our summer basketball camps in Arlington, Ma will 
transform your child’s skills, basketball |Q and game-shape 
endurance! Each week our Pro & D1 instructors will soend 
individual time with your child to help them improve their 
skills, technique, and confidence. 


Recreation Hockey and More 

Session 1: August 3-7 

Session 2: August 24-28 

Ages: Grades 2-6 

Times: 9:00am-12:00pm OR 9:00am-3:00pm 

Location: Ed Burns Arena/Summer St. Field 

Cost: Half Day: $225 / Full Day: $295 

This program will offer participants 2 1/2 hours of on ice in- 
struction & games with the rest of the day playing other fun 
sports and activities outdoors. Ice time will run during the 
morning part of the program. Full day participants should 
bring lunch, snack, water, sunscreen and appropriate cloth- 
ing. Afternoon off-ice activities may include swimming at 
Reservoir Beach and games at Summer Street Fields. Partici- 
pants must have full hockey equipment including helmet with 
face mask and should have played at least one year of organ- 
ized hockey. 


Sidekick Flag Football Summer Clinics 

Dates: July 20-24 

Ages: 6-14 

Times: 9:00am-12:00pm 

Location: Hill’s Hill 

Cost: $165 half day 

Sidekick Sports Academy - and its Boston Flag Football Asso- 
ciation division - welcome you to play football with the same 
fitness and competitive benefits of tackle football, but with 
less risk of injury! In partnership with NFL Flag, the country's 
most recognizable youth flag football program, professional 
coaches have fun and challenging activities that include 5v5 
games every session with a season-ending Super Bow!! 


Spring/Summer 2020 


Sidekick Soccer Summer Clinics 

Session 1: June 22-26 

Session 2: July 13-17 

Ages: 6-14 

Times: 9:00am-12:00pm or 9:00am-3:00pm 

Location: Hill’s Hill 

Cost: $165 half day / $225 full day 

Sidekick Sports Academy would like to offer your children the 
chance to develop their soccer skills. These clinics, profes- 
sionally coached since 2012, will focus on teaching a number 
of age-appropriate technical skills. We will use fun, small- 
sided games and feature unique trainings, finished off with a 
mini World Cup Tournament! 


Sidekick Summer Basketball Clinic 

Dates: July 20-24 

Ages: 6-14 

Times: 9:00am-12:00pm or 9:00am-3:00pm 

Location: AHS Red Gym 

Cost: $165 half day / $225 full day 

Sidekick Sports Academy and its USA Basketball Certified in- 
structors professionally coach this program. These energetic 
sessions will provide children the opportunity to learn the 
fundamentals for success. This will be done using small-sided 
games and feature a session-long jr. NBA tournament! 


Sidekick Track and 


Field 

Session 1: July 27-31 

Session 2: August 10-14 

Ages: 6-14 

Location: Hurd Field 

Cost: 9:00am-10:30am / 

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Cost : 9:00am-12:00pm / $165 

Sidekick Sports Academy and its USA Track & Field instructors 
professionally coach this program. We combine technical 
development and fundamental techniques with safety anda 
major focus on fun! Our activities prepare athletes for cross- 
country and track and field through events, distance running, 
while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fun- 
damentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and 
cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. 
Athletes will put it all together at the end of the week at the 
Sidekick jr. Olympics! 


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SUMMER PROGRAMS 


Speed, Strength and Agility 

Session 1: July 6-9 

Session 2: August 10-13 

Ages: Entering Grades 7-12 

Time: 9:00am-11:00am 

Location: AHS Track 

Cost: $95 per session or $175 for both sessions 

Programs will be personalized by age, gender and sport. All 
levels are welcome; this program is to advance your skills and 
performance. Safety, proper form, and improvement are the 
main objectives. Students must provide coaches with a copy 
of a current physical indicating that they are eligible to 
participate. Program run by Matt Cooney. Meet at Peirce 
Field turf behind Arlington High School on the first day of 
each session. 


Spy Ponder Volleyball 

Dates: August 10-14 

Ages: Entering Grades 6-12 

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Location: AHS Red Gym 

Cost: S220 

Led by Liz Morris, AHS Boys Varsity Volleyball and AHS Girls 
Varsity Volleyball Coach, Spy Ponders Volleyball will provide 
players with the fundamental skills of the sport. Coaches will 
provide instruction in serving, passing, setting, hitting, block- 
ing, and defense. We will focus on individual skills to make 
each person a better volleyball player! We will pay special 
attention to offense and defense which will lead to team- 
building activities. We want to give every student to have a 
chance to experience what it means to be part of a team and 
to be a great volleyball player. 


Swishtown Basketball 

Dates: August 24-28 

Ages: Grades 2-9 

Times: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Location: AHS Red Gym 

Cost: $225 

At Swish Town players will learn the traditional ball handling, 
shooting, rebounding, and defensive skill, but we will also 
begin to develop advanced individual moves and build on 
each player’s basketball 1Q. The 4-day clinic will consist of 
drills, games, contests, guest speakers, and lots more. Every 
player will also receive a Swish Town t-shirt. If you are 
looking for a fun basketball clinic experience Swish Town 

is the clinic for you. 


Viking Multi-Sports Camp 

Dates: August 24-28 

Ages: 5-12 

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Location: Ottoson Middle School Upper Field 

Cost: $225 

Viking’s Multi-Sports Summer Camps are a fun variety of 
sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, flag football, 
dodgeball, kickball, capture the flag, floor hockey, team 
handball, watermelon, reindeer tails, and many other sports, 
gym games, and camp activities. Our goal for every camper is 
to make sure they have the most fun ever in a safe environ- 
ment. No screens. Just lots of sports, games, running around, 
and tons of fun! At all of our Multi-Sport Camps, the week 
concludes with Tournament Day! All Viking campers will re- 
ceive a Viking T-shirt and trophy! For more information, 
please visit https://www.vikingcamps.com/viking-programs/ 
summer-camp/ 





Viking Ninja Warrior Camp 

Dates: August 31-September 4 

Ages: 7-12 

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Location: Ottoson Middle School Upper Field 

Cost: $270 

Your kids will stay active at the Viking Ninja Warrior Camp! 
This high energy camp is where Boot Camp meets Ninja War- 
rior. At these camps, kids engage in a variety of activities that 
improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and agility. During 
each day, kids will learn and practice specific sets of exercises 
that will help them tackle the Viking Ninja Warrior obstacle 
course at the conclusion of each day. Athletes will find them- 
selves leaping from the ascending plyo-boxes, bounding be- 
tween quintuple steps, and even scaling the wall located in 
our ENORMOUS obstacle bounce house! Fitness is made fun 
by supportive coaches who engage the campers ensuring 
everyone stays on task and improves. 





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Register by Phone at (781) 316-3880 


SUMMER PROGRAMS 


Skyhawks STEM & Play: Basketball and Soccer 
Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/13-7/17 

Ages: 7-12 

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm 

Location: Summer St. Field 

Cost: $189 

STEM Sports Basketball programs educate kids on various 
topics including shoe design, velocity, acceleration, tracking 
with technology and more! STEM Sports Soccer gives stu- 
dents the opportunity to get behind the sport they love with 
modules on soccer ball design, throw-in science, angles, and 
goal-line technology. 


Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp 

Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/20-7/24 
Ages: 7-12 

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm 

Location: Summer St. Field 

Cost: $189 

Skyhawks Multi-Sport programs are designed to introduce 
athletes to a variety of sports in one setting. Athletes will 
learn the rules and essentials of Baseball, Basketball and Soc- 
cer through skill-based games and scrimmages. 


Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Camp 

Dates: Mon-Fri, 7/20-7/24 
Ages: 4-6 

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm 

Location: Summer St. Field 

Cost: $189 

Skyhawks Multi-Sport programs are designed to introduce 
athletes to a variety of sports in one setting. Athletes will 
learn the rules and essentials of Baseball, Basketball and Soc- 
cer through skill-based games and scrimmages. 


Skyhawks Outdoor Volleyball Camp 
Dates: Mon-Fri, 8/3-8/7 
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Location: Summer St. Field 

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exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting, and serving. 
Our coaches will assist boys and girls in developing skills 
through game-speed drills and daily matches. 





Spring/Summer 2020 


Amazing Athletes 
Dates: Session 1: Saturdays, 7/11-8/1 
Session 2: Saturdays, 8/8-8/29 





Ages: Time: 

3-4 9:00am-9:45am 
2-3 9:50am-10:30am 
4-5 10:35am-11:25am 
Location: Ottoson Lower Field 
Cost: $100 


Our fun, active classes encourage kids to explore and develop 
a variety of athletic skills through the introduction of 10 dif- 
ferent sports. Coaches break the fundamentals of each sport 
down into simple steps based on each child’s age and ability. 
The goal is to create a fun environment that establishes life- 
time connections to sports and physical activity. 


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Super Soccer Stars 
Dates: Session 1: Sundays, 7/12-8/2 
Session 2: Sundays, 8/9-8/30 


Ages: Time: 

1-2 8:30am-9:15am 
3-4 9:20am-10:05am 
2-3 10:10am-10:50am 
4-5 10:55am-11:45am 
5-7 11:50am-12:50pm 
Location: Ottoson Lower Field 
Cost: $100 


Our fun, active classes encourage kids to explore and develop 
a variety of athletic skills through the introduction of 10 dif- 
ferent sports. Coaches break the fundamentals of each sport 
down into simple steps based on each child’s age and ability. 
The goal is to create a fun environment that establishes life- 
time connections to sports and physical activity. 


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ARLINGTON COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 


Arlington Babe Ruth Baseball Association (ABA) 
www.arlingtonbb.org Arlington Babe Ruth Baseball 
Association is a non-profit organization that offers baseball 
to players between the ages 13-19. The program is 

designed to allow the players to learn and advance their 
skills in an environment where fair play and competition is 
encouraged, so as to advance them into mature young adults 
on and beyond the fields of baseball. Our spring program 
offers two levels of competitive play. We then move into the 
summer program with teams who play against some 
surrounding towns. The fall comes and we have teams who 
are made up of current and new players. It is a great 
transition for the recent Cal Ripken grads to get a taste of 
the “big diamond.” Games are against surrounding towns. In 
addition to our regular programs, we offer a more 
competitive AAU alternative at a cost that is generally less 
than other AAU programs. This AAU alternative allows 
players the opportunity to get more workouts and to play at 
a more competitive level against other AAU teams. Finally, 
we offer a program for our older kids (15-19) in the very 
competitive Middlesex League. 





Arlington Hockey Club (AHC) 

www.arlingtonice.com The Hockey Club offers a high quality, 
affordable opportunity for children to play hockey from ages 
5 & up. We provide age-appropriate and skill-appropriate 
player development. Our coaches strive to build 
foundational skills as part of our travel, developmental and 
in-house programs, which enables us to have a strong, 
sustainable program. Please visit our website to learn more 
about hockey in Arlington. 


Arlington Soccer Club (ASC) 
www.arlingtonsoccerclub.com The Arlington Soccer Club 
provides an opportunity for kids in Arlington to learn, play 
and love the sport of soccer through individual skills 
development, fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We 
have 1,900 players, ranging from pre-K through high school, 
and over 300 coaches. We offer both a spring and fall season 
for players of all skill levels, ranging from the recreational to 
Division 1 players. We offer in-town leagues for our younger 
players, pre-K through 4th grade. Our older teams 
participate in the BAYS soccer league and travel to other 
towns for games. We also employ local referees to officiate 
our games. For more details about the various programs we 
offer, or to register your child to play with our club, please 
visit our website. 


Arlington Town Tennis Association (ATTA) 
www.arlingtontowntennis.com Do you play tennis? Would 
you like to meet others who play tennis? The mission of the 
Arlington Town Tennis Association (ATTA), a non-profit 
organization is to promote and support the sport of tennis 
for all ages in the town of Arlington. The ATTA will strive to 
collaborate with other town organizations in the promotion 
of its mission. ATTA is a volunteer organization. Visit our web 
site to learn more about the ATTA and become a member. 
You do not need to be a member to sign up for the ATTA 
newsletter, or events. ATTA is a great way to meet others 
who play tennis. 





Arlington Youth Baseball and Softball (AYBSA) 
www.aybsaonline.org The Arlington Youth Baseball and 
Softball Association is a non-profit organization for Arlington 
children who enjoy the game of baseball, centered on the 
ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and 
respect. Our program offers spring, summer and fall baseball 
and softball programs to 1,100 kids from ages 5-14 years old. 
The League is intended to teach basic skills including 
throwing, hitting, catching flies, fielding grounders, and base 
running. We also offer umpire opportunities to our 
graduating players 12 years of age or older. For more details 
about the various programs we offer, or to register your child 
to play, please visit our website. 


Arlington Youth Lacrosse (AYL) 

www.arlingtonlax.usl.la Arlington Youth Lacrosse is a 
volunteer-based organization comprised of student-athletes, 
parents, coaches and supporters that provides opportunities 
for Arlington’s boys and girls to learn about the game of 
lacrosse, to develop their skills through practice and 
competition, and to enjoy the camaraderie associated with 
team play. We welcome everyone regardless of skill level or 
experience, and offer in-town and travel-based spring 
programs for students ranging from Grades 1-8. We are 
excited to have an organization that has fostered the 
incredible expansion of lacrosse in Arlington, and we look 
forward to providing an ever-growing number of our youth 
with opportunities to learn and participate in the fastest 
growing sport in the country. 





Spring/Summer 2020 


Arlington Recreation...Sign Me Up! 


ARLINGTON PARKS, FIELDS & FACILITIES 


Bishop Field: Located at Bishop School on 25 Columbia Road. Park 
has a softball/ little league field, open field area used for soccer, 
hardtop basketball area, and a playground. 


Brackett School: 66 Eastern Avenue. Playground and a hardtop 
basketball area. 


Buck Field: 422 Summer Street. Park has a softball/little league 
field, access to bike path. 


Buzzell Field: 229 Summer Street. Area has two little league/ 
softball fields, a playground, picnic tables, a basketball court, and 
access to bike path. 


Crosby School/Tennis Courts: Winter Street . Area has tennis 
courts, pickleball courts, a playground, and a medium green space. 


Cutter School Park: Between Robbins Road and School Street. Area 
has a playground. 


Ed Burns Arena: 422 Summer Street. An indoor ice facility, 
regulation size rink, spectator seating for 1,085 people, complete 
snack bar, vending machines, skate rentals and skate sharpening. 


Florence Field: 185 Florence Avenue. Area has a little league/ 
softball field, green space, playground, and basketball area. 


Gibbs Gym: 41 Foster Street. Area has a basketball court. 


The Great Meadows: Area is owned by the Town of Arlington. It is 
located between two the Waldorf School and Lexington Christian 
Academy. Area has walking trails. 


Hibbert Playground: Hibbert Street. Area has a playground. 


Hill’s Hill Field: 422 Summer Street. Open field for various sports or 
activities, with access to bike path, and a playground. 


Hurd Field: Located on Drake Road behind Trader Joes. Area has 
two softball/little league fields, large open field, as well as access 
to bike path and the Reservoir. 


Locke School Playground: David Road behind Locke School condos. 


Lussiano Field: North Union Street. Area has a playground, 
basketball court, picnic tables, softball/little league field, baseball 
field, and a big open field used. The spray park located here is open 
from June to August. 


Magnolia Field: On Herbert & Magnolia Street. Area has a 
playground, basketball court, a large open field, community 
gardens area, and access to the bike path. 


McClennen Park: Summer Street, Lexington line. Area has 
playground, skate park, walking trail, soccer fields, and little league 
Ison 


Menotomy Rocks Park: Jason Street. Area has open green spaces, 
picnic area, playground, walking trails and fishing. 


Register Online at www.arlingtonrec.com 


Ottoson Middle School: 630 Acton Street. Area has a softball/little 
league field in back and practice area in front. 


Parmenter Park: 17 Irving Street. Area has a playground and a 
basketball court. 


Peirce School: 85 Park Avenue Extension. Area has a playground, 
basketball court, and green space. Parking available after 3:00pm. 


Poet’s Corner: 175 Dow Avenue. Area has a playground, softball/ 
little league field, and basketball courts. 


Reservoir Beach: Lowell Street. Seasonal beach & concession 
stand. Year-round playground and walking path. 


Robbins Farm: 166 Eastern Avenue. Area has a baseball diamond, 
large green space, basketball court, pickleball court, playground, 
summer-time movies in the park, and a 4th of July celebration. 


Robillard Field: 422 Summer St. Area has a baseball diamond. 


Robbins Library: 700 Mass Ave. Area has a playground and a small 
green space. 


Scannell Field: 90 Linwood Street. Area has a softball/little league 
field and access to the bike path. 


Spy Pond Field: 66 Pond Lane. Area has a baseball diamond, little 
league field, a large open field, five full-size tennis courts and one 
tennis mini-court. 


Spy Pond Park: Pond Lane. The area has a playground, boat ramp 
and access to bike path. 


Stratton School: 180 Mountain Avenue. Area has a playground, 
basketball court, and a small green space. 


Summer Street: 422 Summer Street. Area has an outdoor exercise 
park, basketball court, baseball diamond (Robillard Field), large 
open field used, and access to the bike path. 


Thorndike Field/Off-Leash Dog Park: Margaret Street. Area has 
fields for soccer & lacrosse, Off-Leash Dog Park, and access to the 
bike path. 


Turkey Hill: Dodge Street. Passive recreation and trails. 


W. A. Peirce Turf Field: 869 Mass Ave. A turf field, six-lane track, 
baseball field, softball/little league field, multi-purpose practice 
field, and basketball courts. 


Waldo Park: Teal Street. Area has playground, basketball court and 
small open area for play. 


Wellington Park: Grove Street. Area has tennis courts, climbing 
wall and passive recreation area. 


Whittemore Robbins House: 700 Mass Ave. Area has a playground 
and a small green space. 


Register by Phone at (781) 316-3880 





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