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Wednesday April 1, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Challenging Recreation Play (5 Weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play (5 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Thursday April 2, 2020
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session III
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball program for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Volleyball, Adult Program - Adult Volleyball
This adult volleyball program will be recreational in nature and is designed for players of all levels. Space is limited so register early!!  Volunteer Volleyball Coordinators:  Pat Iapicca and Kurt Sandstrom.
 
Friday April 3, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Beginner & Advanced Beginner) - Pickleball - Beginner
Have you been curious to try pickleball but not ready to join an open play session? Not sure how to swing the paddle, where to stand on the court, or how to keep score? Well, here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in the country! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong played by four people on a half size tennis court with paddles and a plastic polyball. Each class includes learning a new stroke, hitting drills, and game play.  All equipment is provided. It’s great exercise, easy to learn, and the best way to meet fun new people just like yourself!  Instructor:  Kevin MartinDue to the popularity of Pickleball, the registration for these Beginner and Advanced Beginner Sessions will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available.
 
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Beginner & Advanced Beginner) - Pickleball - Advanced Beginner
Have you been curious to try pickleball but not ready to join an open play session? Not sure how to swing the paddle, where to stand on the court, or how to keep score? Well, here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in the country! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong played by four people on a half size tennis court with paddles and a plastic polyball. Each class includes learning a new stroke, hitting drills, and game play.  All equipment is provided. It’s great exercise, easy to learn, and the best way to meet fun new people just like yourself!  Instructor:  Kevin MartinDue to the popularity of Pickleball, the registration for these Beginner and Advanced Beginner Sessions will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available.
 
Saturday April 4, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-2) - Parent & Me: Session II
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Super Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session II
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Super Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3): Session II
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Super Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 4-5): Session II
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Super Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 5-7): Session II
The philosophy of Super Soccer Stars United is centered on providing players with a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the soccer field.  While Super Soccer Stars United is a competitive program by description, it is developmental in nature; technical improvement and confidence-building remain the program's primary objectives.  Our licensed and experienced coaches follow curriculum components to help each player achieve individual milestones while fostering long-term group and team development in a harmonious environment.  It is an excellent tool to support any town or recreational soccer program for players looking to continue to develop.*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to  Barrows Gymnasium for session I and Birch Meadow Gymnasium for session II.***
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Programs (Grades 1-8) - Junior Rocket Program (Grades 1-5)
Join the RMHS Varsity Coach Michelle Hopkinson, her staff, and players for Volleyball! This spring, there are two programs offered to meet the needs of all levels of play and ability. Each program will focus on teaching fundamental skills, strategies, and rules of volleyball while transitioning into a team atmosphere and having FUN!Space is limited, so please register early!Due to a school function, the Volleyball Program is CANCELLED on Saturday, March 14th.  The make-up will be on Sunday, April 5th as follows:  Rocket Power  12:00PM-2:00PMJunior Rocket2:00PM-3:00PM 
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Programs (Grades 1-8) - Rocket Power Program (Grades 6-8)
Join the RMHS Varsity Coach Michelle Hopkinson, her staff, and players for Volleyball! This spring, there are two programs offered to meet the needs of all levels of play and ability. Each program will focus on teaching fundamental skills, strategies, and rules of volleyball while transitioning into a team atmosphere and having FUN!Space is limited, so please register early!Due to a school function, the Volleyball Program is CANCELLED on Saturday, March 14th.  The make-up will be on Sunday, April 5th as follows:  Rocket Power  12:00PM-2:00PMJunior Rocket2:00PM-3:00PM 
 
Sunday April 5, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Programs (Grades 1-8) - Rocket Power Program (Grades 6-8)
Join the RMHS Varsity Coach Michelle Hopkinson, her staff, and players for Volleyball! This spring, there are two programs offered to meet the needs of all levels of play and ability. Each program will focus on teaching fundamental skills, strategies, and rules of volleyball while transitioning into a team atmosphere and having FUN!Space is limited, so please register early!Due to a school function, the Volleyball Program is CANCELLED on Saturday, March 14th.  The make-up will be on Sunday, April 5th as follows:  Rocket Power  12:00PM-2:00PMJunior Rocket2:00PM-3:00PM 
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Programs (Grades 1-8) - Junior Rocket Program (Grades 1-5)
Join the RMHS Varsity Coach Michelle Hopkinson, her staff, and players for Volleyball! This spring, there are two programs offered to meet the needs of all levels of play and ability. Each program will focus on teaching fundamental skills, strategies, and rules of volleyball while transitioning into a team atmosphere and having FUN!Space is limited, so please register early!Due to a school function, the Volleyball Program is CANCELLED on Saturday, March 14th.  The make-up will be on Sunday, April 5th as follows:  Rocket Power  12:00PM-2:00PMJunior Rocket2:00PM-3:00PM 
 
Monday April 6, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 4 (Beginner/Intermediate)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
6:30 PM - 7:20 PM    Fit in 30 Circuit - Fit in 30 Circuit: Session III
***NEW PROGRAM!***This class is a 30-minute circuit workout.  We start with 5 minutes of warm up, then 30 minutes of circuit training, ending with 5 minutes cool down and stretch.  Every week is a different circuit using different forms of equipment meant to keep your body challenged and never bored.  Please bring a mat and water to every class.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: MONDAYS - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play (4 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Cub Scout Pack 702
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Program - Adult Fencing - Session 4
Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in the world. People of all ages are fascinated by the movements and excitement of fencing and are eager to find a place that they can go and learn this original, modern sport. Fencing develops physical fitness, the ability to create a strategy, concentration, as well as camaraderie and respect. About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 4 (Beginner/Advanced)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: MONDAYS - Challenging Recreational Play (4 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Wednesday April 8, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Challenging Recreation Play (5 Weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play (5 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Thursday April 9, 2020
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session III
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball program for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Volleyball, Adult Program - Adult Volleyball
This adult volleyball program will be recreational in nature and is designed for players of all levels. Space is limited so register early!!  Volunteer Volleyball Coordinators:  Pat Iapicca and Kurt Sandstrom.
 
Friday April 10, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Beginner & Advanced Beginner) - Pickleball - Beginner
Have you been curious to try pickleball but not ready to join an open play session? Not sure how to swing the paddle, where to stand on the court, or how to keep score? Well, here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in the country! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong played by four people on a half size tennis court with paddles and a plastic polyball. Each class includes learning a new stroke, hitting drills, and game play.  All equipment is provided. It’s great exercise, easy to learn, and the best way to meet fun new people just like yourself!  Instructor:  Kevin MartinDue to the popularity of Pickleball, the registration for these Beginner and Advanced Beginner Sessions will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available.
 
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Beginner & Advanced Beginner) - Pickleball - Advanced Beginner
Have you been curious to try pickleball but not ready to join an open play session? Not sure how to swing the paddle, where to stand on the court, or how to keep score? Well, here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in the country! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong played by four people on a half size tennis court with paddles and a plastic polyball. Each class includes learning a new stroke, hitting drills, and game play.  All equipment is provided. It’s great exercise, easy to learn, and the best way to meet fun new people just like yourself!  Instructor:  Kevin MartinDue to the popularity of Pickleball, the registration for these Beginner and Advanced Beginner Sessions will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available.
 
Saturday April 11, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    Micro Basketball (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - Micro Basketball (Ages 2-3)
This clinic focuses on the basic fundamentals beginning with dribbling, shooting, passing and catching as well as defense.  Using age appropriate equipment, the class will enable your child to learn at their own pace while having a blast!  Each class will be structured with stretching, learning a skill, rule of the day, skill game and finally a fun-filled game for all to enjoy.  Sneakers are required.
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    Micro Basketball (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - Micro Basketball (Ages 4-6)
This clinic focuses on the basic fundamentals beginning with dribbling, shooting, passing and catching as well as defense.  Using age appropriate equipment, the class will enable your child to learn at their own pace while having a blast!  Each class will be structured with stretching, learning a skill, rule of the day, skill game and finally a fun-filled game for all to enjoy.  Sneakers are required.
 
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Baby Sitting Course (Grades 5-12) - Baby Sitting Course
Reading Recreation is proud to offer this program to the youth work force of our community. This program is being directed by Winchester Hospital staff, for boys and girls grades 5 and up. Participants must bring a baby sitting kit (see below) and a baby doll to the program.  Also, please send your child with a snack and lunch. Baby Sitting Kit:You are asked to produce a baby sitting entertainment kit. You should be prepared to bring this kit to the class to be checked. This can be in the form of a knapsack, cloth bag, small suitcase, or box which can be brought with you when you baby sit for the purpose of having your own supplies and ideas to entertain the children. No paper or plastic bags!Some articles your kit could contain: Paper and Pencils, Story Books, Coloring Books, Construction Paper, Blunt Scissors, Old Jewelry (if child is over 4 years old), Doll, Crayons, Bath Toys, Hand Puppet, Band Aids, Flash Light, other safe toys.This course fills up quickly so register early!!! 
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Programs (Grades 1-8) - Junior Rocket Program (Grades 1-5)
Join the RMHS Varsity Coach Michelle Hopkinson, her staff, and players for Volleyball! This spring, there are two programs offered to meet the needs of all levels of play and ability. Each program will focus on teaching fundamental skills, strategies, and rules of volleyball while transitioning into a team atmosphere and having FUN!Space is limited, so please register early!Due to a school function, the Volleyball Program is CANCELLED on Saturday, March 14th.  The make-up will be on Sunday, April 5th as follows:  Rocket Power  12:00PM-2:00PMJunior Rocket2:00PM-3:00PM 
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Volleyball, Youth Programs (Grades 1-8) - Rocket Power Program (Grades 6-8)
Join the RMHS Varsity Coach Michelle Hopkinson, her staff, and players for Volleyball! This spring, there are two programs offered to meet the needs of all levels of play and ability. Each program will focus on teaching fundamental skills, strategies, and rules of volleyball while transitioning into a team atmosphere and having FUN!Space is limited, so please register early!Due to a school function, the Volleyball Program is CANCELLED on Saturday, March 14th.  The make-up will be on Sunday, April 5th as follows:  Rocket Power  12:00PM-2:00PMJunior Rocket2:00PM-3:00PM 
 
Monday April 13, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 4 (Beginner/Intermediate)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
6:30 PM - 7:20 PM    Fit in 30 Circuit - Fit in 30 Circuit: Session III
***NEW PROGRAM!***This class is a 30-minute circuit workout.  We start with 5 minutes of warm up, then 30 minutes of circuit training, ending with 5 minutes cool down and stretch.  Every week is a different circuit using different forms of equipment meant to keep your body challenged and never bored.  Please bring a mat and water to every class.
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: MONDAYS - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play (4 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Program - Adult Fencing - Session 4
Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in the world. People of all ages are fascinated by the movements and excitement of fencing and are eager to find a place that they can go and learn this original, modern sport. Fencing develops physical fitness, the ability to create a strategy, concentration, as well as camaraderie and respect. About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 4 (Beginner/Advanced)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: MONDAYS - Challenging Recreational Play (4 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Wednesday April 15, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Challenging Recreation Play (5 Weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Relaxed, Casual & Challenging Play) - Session II: WEDNESDAYS - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play (5 weeks)
Try out the fastest growing sport around!  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, it’s a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone, from youth to senior citizens. This program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Pickleball was created during the summer of 1965 and is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must have prior pickleball experience to register for these sessions.  If you have never played pickleball and would like to learn, we are offering instructional beginner and advanced beginner pickleball lessons in March.  Due to popularity of this program, registration for Session I will open on Monday, February 3rd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00AM, if space is available. Registration for Session II will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available. 
 
Thursday April 16, 2020
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session III
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball program for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Volleyball, Adult Program - Adult Volleyball
This adult volleyball program will be recreational in nature and is designed for players of all levels. Space is limited so register early!!  Volunteer Volleyball Coordinators:  Pat Iapicca and Kurt Sandstrom.
 
Friday April 17, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Beginner & Advanced Beginner) - Pickleball - Beginner
Have you been curious to try pickleball but not ready to join an open play session? Not sure how to swing the paddle, where to stand on the court, or how to keep score? Well, here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in the country! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong played by four people on a half size tennis court with paddles and a plastic polyball. Each class includes learning a new stroke, hitting drills, and game play.  All equipment is provided. It’s great exercise, easy to learn, and the best way to meet fun new people just like yourself!  Instructor:  Kevin MartinDue to the popularity of Pickleball, the registration for these Beginner and Advanced Beginner Sessions will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available.
 
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball, Adult Program (Beginner & Advanced Beginner) - Pickleball - Advanced Beginner
Have you been curious to try pickleball but not ready to join an open play session? Not sure how to swing the paddle, where to stand on the court, or how to keep score? Well, here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in the country! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, racquetball, and ping-pong played by four people on a half size tennis court with paddles and a plastic polyball. Each class includes learning a new stroke, hitting drills, and game play.  All equipment is provided. It’s great exercise, easy to learn, and the best way to meet fun new people just like yourself!  Instructor:  Kevin MartinDue to the popularity of Pickleball, the registration for these Beginner and Advanced Beginner Sessions will open on Monday, March 2nd at 8:00AM for Reading residents only.  Non-residents can register the following day on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00AM, if space is available.
 
Tuesday April 21, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATION! - April All Sports Clinic (Half Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATION! - April All Sports Clinic (Full Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
Wednesday April 22, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATION! - April All Sports Clinic (Half Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATION! - April All Sports Clinic (Full Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
Thursday April 23, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATION! - April All Sports Clinic (Half Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATION! - April All Sports Clinic (Full Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
Friday April 24, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATION! - April All Sports Clinic (Half Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic (Grades K-5) - SCHOOL VACATION! - April All Sports Clinic (Full Day)
SNL Sports will be running an All Sports clinic during February and April vacations. If your child is looking to stay active over the break and participate in a variety of sports and games then the SNL Sports All Sports Clinic is the place to be! Every day the participants will play at least 2 different sports like dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, and capture the flag to name a few. This clinic is designed to be all about fun! Please bring your child with a non-refrigerated snack for half-day and a non–refrigerated snack and lunch for full-day.  Program Discount:$15 discount for additional child/same family when registering for the same activity.Discount will be applied upon checkout.PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFERS FROM HALF-DAY TO FULL-DAY ACCEPTED AFTER THE START OF THE CLINIC.
 
Saturday April 25, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    Micro Basketball (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - Micro Basketball (Ages 2-3)
This clinic focuses on the basic fundamentals beginning with dribbling, shooting, passing and catching as well as defense.  Using age appropriate equipment, the class will enable your child to learn at their own pace while having a blast!  Each class will be structured with stretching, learning a skill, rule of the day, skill game and finally a fun-filled game for all to enjoy.  Sneakers are required.
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    Micro Basketball (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - Micro Basketball (Ages 4-6)
This clinic focuses on the basic fundamentals beginning with dribbling, shooting, passing and catching as well as defense.  Using age appropriate equipment, the class will enable your child to learn at their own pace while having a blast!  Each class will be structured with stretching, learning a skill, rule of the day, skill game and finally a fun-filled game for all to enjoy.  Sneakers are required.
 
Monday April 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 4 (Beginner/Intermediate)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
6:30 PM - 7:20 PM    Fit in 30 Circuit - Fit in 30 Circuit: Session III
***NEW PROGRAM!***This class is a 30-minute circuit workout.  We start with 5 minutes of warm up, then 30 minutes of circuit training, ending with 5 minutes cool down and stretch.  Every week is a different circuit using different forms of equipment meant to keep your body challenged and never bored.  Please bring a mat and water to every class.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Program - Adult Fencing - Session 4
Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest growing in the world. People of all ages are fascinated by the movements and excitement of fencing and are eager to find a place that they can go and learn this original, modern sport. Fencing develops physical fitness, the ability to create a strategy, concentration, as well as camaraderie and respect. About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 4 (Beginner/Advanced)
For a fun and healthy competitive sport that offers a workout for both mind and body, you can try fencing.  Fencing offers many health benefits including increased flexibility, leg strength and endurance, and improved coordination.  Additionally, because fencing requires you to learn how to predict and outwit your opponent, it is a sport that can greatly improve your concentration, reflexes and ability to notice small details.  Children and teens alike who are interested in the sport can learn fencing with the New England Fencing Alliance.   About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men’s Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association. Also, certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Also, Michael teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael’s philosophy on fencing is: “Participate in fencing because it’s fun.” Equipment Policy and Rental: Our policy is that NEFA provides new fencers with equipment for the first eight weeks. For the second and each subsequent session, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $40 for eight classes. An individual may instead purchase (recommended) a beginner set (7 pieces) that costs approximately $200. The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector and a fencing bag. Cancellations: If we need to cancel fencing on a scheduled fencing day, one may make up the class on another day in Arlington, Wakefield or Winchester regardless of where one fences. For more information, please contact Michael Tarascio at Michael@nefencing.com or 978-210-2711.Please note that Michael Tarascio will donate $25 to the Reading Food Pantry for each registration we receive from a first-time participant in one of our Reading Recreation Fencing Classes.
 
Tuesday April 28, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Premier Basketball Clinic (Grades K-12) - Premier Basketball (Grades K-2)
Ready for an action packed basketball program for youth basketball player of all skill levels? Sharpen your basketball speed, agility, strength, and skills in this 5-week Explosive Premier Hoops Training Program. Every Tuesday, spend and hour working on your game with some of the best skills trainers in Mass (former D1, D2, and D3 players). This program is great for players who play other sports as well, because it works on your endurance and explosiveness. 
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Premier Basketball Clinic (Grades K-12) - Premier Basketball (Grades 3-6)
Ready for an action packed basketball program for youth basketball player of all skill levels? Sharpen your basketball speed, agility, strength, and skills in this 5-week Explosive Premier Hoops Training Program. Every Tuesday, spend and hour working on your game with some of the best skills trainers in Mass (former D1, D2, and D3 players). This program is great for players who play other sports as well, because it works on your endurance and explosiveness. 
 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Premier Basketball Clinic (Grades K-12) - Premier Basketball (Grades 7-12)
Ready for an action packed basketball program for youth basketball player of all skill levels? Sharpen your basketball speed, agility, strength, and skills in this 5-week Explosive Premier Hoops Training Program. Every Tuesday, spend and hour working on your game with some of the best skills trainers in Mass (former D1, D2, and D3 players). This program is great for players who play other sports as well, because it works on your endurance and explosiveness. 
 
Thursday April 30, 2020
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session III
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball program for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Volleyball, Adult Program - Adult Volleyball
This adult volleyball program will be recreational in nature and is designed for players of all levels. Space is limited so register early!!  Volunteer Volleyball Coordinators:  Pat Iapicca and Kurt Sandstrom.