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Friday January 24, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17): Session 1
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian): Session 1
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.
 
Saturday January 25, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-2) - Parent & Me: Session I
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.***
 
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session I
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.***
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 4-6)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3): Session I
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 I
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 I
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.***
 
Sunday January 26, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-4): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session I
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 4-5): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session II
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Trails Committee
 
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Boys Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Girls Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: January 26th (Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits for cancelling from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!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 will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: January 26th (Challenging Recreation Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits for cancelling from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!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 will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
Monday January 27, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Kids Get Moving Fitness Class (Grades 4-8) - Kids Get Moving Fitness Class
Join certified running coach and fitness instructor, Alison Connelly, for this class specifically designed for your young athlete. The focus will be to work on speed, endurance, strength and core in a fun environment. The winter months can be long and kids may not be moving as much as they should be! This class will get them moving and sweating as we will build intensity each week.  The goal will be to get them in shape and ready for their spring season as well as to begin to introduce the importance of being fit and how to create healthy habits.  Studies show that the younger these habits are formed, as kids grow they will maintain a healthy life style into adulthood. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 2 (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.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 2 (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.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Program - Adult Fencing - Session 2
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.
 
Thursday January 30, 2020
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session II
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
Friday January 31, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17): Session 1
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian): Session 1
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.
 
Saturday February 1, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-2) - Parent & Me: Session I
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.***
 
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session I
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.***
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 4-6)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3): Session I
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 I
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 I
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.***
 
Sunday February 2, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-4): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session I
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 4-5): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session II
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Boys Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Girls Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: February 2nd (Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits for cancelling from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!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 will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: February 2nd (Challenging Recreation Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits for cancelling from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!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 will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
Monday February 3, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Kids Get Moving Fitness Class (Grades 4-8) - Kids Get Moving Fitness Class
Join certified running coach and fitness instructor, Alison Connelly, for this class specifically designed for your young athlete. The focus will be to work on speed, endurance, strength and core in a fun environment. The winter months can be long and kids may not be moving as much as they should be! This class will get them moving and sweating as we will build intensity each week.  The goal will be to get them in shape and ready for their spring season as well as to begin to introduce the importance of being fit and how to create healthy habits.  Studies show that the younger these habits are formed, as kids grow they will maintain a healthy life style into adulthood. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 3 (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.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 3 (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.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Program - Adult Fencing - Session 3
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.
 
Thursday February 6, 2020
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session II
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
Friday February 7, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17): Session 1
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian): Session 1
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.
 
Saturday February 8, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-2) - Parent & Me: Session I
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.***
 
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 3-4): Session I
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.***
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 4-6)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 2-3): Session I
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 I
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 I
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.***
 
Sunday February 9, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-4): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session I
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 4-5): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic (Grades K-1) - Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic - Session II
The new version of Sunday Basketball for children in Grades K-1will focus more on skill building and fun drills for the younger hoopsters in Town.  We'll be lowering the nets down and using smaller balls to make  the game more fun for the players.  Each week, players will do station drills and other fun games to acclimate them to the game of basketball.  Players will gradually work toward playing mini-games as the sessions progress.  Sunday Basketball Jr. Clinic will have two different sessions to choose from and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no clinic on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.
 
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 2-3)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Girls Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM    In-Town Sunday Basketball League for Boys and Girls (Grades 2-5) - Boys Sunday Basketball (Grades 4-5)
Reading Youth Basketball In-Town program is for boys and girls in grades 2-5. In-Town Basketball is strictly recreational and should be approached as such. This program will run for 9 Sundays from November to the beginning of February. Players will be placed on a team and will receive their own shirt and number! No team/player requests please. During the 75-minute sessions each week, teams will practice and play games for a designated portion of time. This may vary from week to week. Hoops will be lowered to 8 feet for the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions and use smaller balls. All teams will be capped at 12 players or less (space is limited).  The Sunday League rules dictate the exact amount of playing time each individual receives. Playing time is based on the number of players per team.  We will be holding a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the start of the season. SPACE IS LIMITED... REGISTER EARLY!!Interested in Coaching??If you are interested in coaching the Sunday Basketball League, please call (781) 942-9075 or indicate your interest at the time of registration.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be a mandatory meeting of all coaches prior to the start of the season -- location, date and time TBD. There is no Sunday Basketball on December 1st, December 22nd and December 29th.Please note that registration will close for the In-Town Sunday Basketball League (Grades 2-5) on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.  Please add your child to the waiting list and we will notify you if we can place your child on a team.   
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Boys Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    In-Town (Sunday) Basketball League for Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Girls Middle School Basketball
This program is open to all middle school basketball players regardless of whether they are playing in any other basketball program. Players will be divided into teams and volunteer coaches will coach this league. Teams will be broken down by gender with a boys and girls division.  Eight (8) big weeks!!Interested in Coaching?If you are interested in coaching for the In-Town Middle School Basketball League, please indicate your interest when you register or call (781) 942-9075.  Indicating that you are interested in being a volunteer coach does NOT guarantee a volunteer coaching position.  Volunteer coaches will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note:  THE TIME FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL HAS CHANGED FROM 3:30PM - 4:30PM. There is no program on December 22nd and December 29th. 
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: February 9th (Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits for cancelling from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!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 will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: February 9th (Challenging Recreation Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits for cancelling from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!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 will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
Monday February 10, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Kids Get Moving Fitness Class (Grades 4-8) - Kids Get Moving Fitness Class
Join certified running coach and fitness instructor, Alison Connelly, for this class specifically designed for your young athlete. The focus will be to work on speed, endurance, strength and core in a fun environment. The winter months can be long and kids may not be moving as much as they should be! This class will get them moving and sweating as we will build intensity each week.  The goal will be to get them in shape and ready for their spring season as well as to begin to introduce the importance of being fit and how to create healthy habits.  Studies show that the younger these habits are formed, as kids grow they will maintain a healthy life style into adulthood. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 3 (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.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 3 (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.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Program - Adult Fencing - Session 3
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.
 
Thursday February 13, 2020
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session II
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
Friday February 14, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Ages 8-17): Session 1
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Archery, Youth and Family Program (Ages 8+) - Archery (Parent/Guardian): Session 1
On Site Archery teaches students the process of shooting a bow and arrow through a step by step approach.  As you learn to shoot and sharpen your skills, you also experience patience and focus.  No experience is needed.  All equipment is provided.      We are offering this session at a later time to give working parents/guardians the opportunity to participate in this program with their child.
 
Saturday February 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM    Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-7) - Super Soccer Stars (Ages 1-2) - Parent & Me: Session I
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 I
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 I
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 I
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 I
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.***
 
Sunday February 16, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-4): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 4-5): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
Tuesday February 18, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic - School Vacation! (Grades K-5) - February 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 - School Vacation! (Grades K-5) - February 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 February 19, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic - School Vacation! (Grades K-5) - February 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 - School Vacation! (Grades K-5) - February 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 February 20, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic - School Vacation! (Grades K-5) - February 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 - School Vacation! (Grades K-5) - February 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.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Men's Pick-Up Basketball (Ages 18+) - Men's Pick-Up Basketball: Session II
This program is a recreational pick-up basketball league for men ages 18+ and will be overseen by volunteer, Ryan Patterson. All abilities are welcome.
 
Friday February 21, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    SNL All Sports Clinic - School Vacation! (Grades K-5) - February 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 - School Vacation! (Grades K-5) - February 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 February 22, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM    T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 2-3 and 4-6) - T-Ball Winter Clinic (Ages 4-6)
Knucklebones' Micro T-Ball will prepare your child to eventually play in the Spring T-Ball League offered through Reading Recreation.  It will engage both parent/guardian and child in learning how to play like the big leaguers.  Each class will bring a steady progression of T-Ball skills and game play.  Starting with t-stands, we'll quickly progress to underhand pitching, all the while practicing fielding skills.  From understanding basic rules and batting techniques to knowing when to run and how to "play the field," children will gain the essence of the game and have fun while playing in mock games.  The last day will be the most fun as the children will take on the parents/guardians in a game for bragging rights!
 
Sunday February 23, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 3-4): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
9:50 AM - 10:35 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-3): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM    Amazing Athletes (Ages 2-5) - Amazing Athletes (Ages 4-5): SESSION I
Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program to benefit children ages 2-5 physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Our program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball and golf) in a non-competitive environment.  Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun and develop 6 key motor skills:Balancing / Running / Jumping / Throwing / Catching / Kicking*Due to a a conflict at the Killam Gymasium this program has been switched to the Joshua Eaton Gymnasium*
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: February 23rd (Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits for cancelling from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!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 will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays (Adult) - Pickleball: February 23rd (Challenging Recreation Play)
We will be holding Sunday Pickleball pick-up games starting January 12th through March 29th at the Coolidge Middle School Gymnasium (excluding February 16th which is school vacation).  6:00PM-7:30PM - Relaxed, Casual, Fun & Friendly Play7:30PM-9:00PM - Challenging Recreation PlayThese Sunday pick-up games will be available for registration on the Monday prior to each Sunday.There will be no refunds or credits for cancelling from Pickleball Pick-Up on Sundays!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 will be offering instructional beginner pickleball lessons in March.  DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE PICKLEBALL PICK-UP SESSIONS ON SUNDAYS, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO GIVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY!
 
Monday February 24, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Kids Get Moving Fitness Class (Grades 4-8) - Kids Get Moving Fitness Class
Join certified running coach and fitness instructor, Alison Connelly, for this class specifically designed for your young athlete. The focus will be to work on speed, endurance, strength and core in a fun environment. The winter months can be long and kids may not be moving as much as they should be! This class will get them moving and sweating as we will build intensity each week.  The goal will be to get them in shape and ready for their spring season as well as to begin to introduce the importance of being fit and how to create healthy habits.  Studies show that the younger these habits are formed, as kids grow they will maintain a healthy life style into adulthood. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 3 (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.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Youth Programs (Ages 7-18) - Youth Fencing - Session 3 (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.
 
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM    Fencing, Adult Program - Adult Fencing - Session 3
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.