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Triton Swim Team:
Are you NEW to competitive swimming or looking for a NEW team? Now is a great time to join! The Triton Swim Team, a New USA Swimming Club sponsored by Marple Newtown Recreation, is now enrolling swimmers ages 5 and older. Marple Newtown High School Swim Coach Tom Keer will be coordinating and leading the club which will utilize the High School Pool. Triton Swim Team is focused on developing individual skills in an energetic team atmosphere where all are encouraged to succeed and to promote swimming as a lifelong sport. Please contact MN Recreation at 610-353-2326 for additional details and registration information. All are welcome - Join anytime.
Junior Tennis Clinic:
Junior Tennis Clinic, for children ages 5 to 14, emphasizes the fundamentals of tennis and will include fun-filled drills, conditioning and match play. Ages 5 to 9 will use the USTA 10 and under format complete with appropriate sized courts and balls. Instruction will be provided by Marple Newtown Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis Coach Tom Harker and his assistants. Players should bring their own racquet, however, if you are unsure about what size racquet your child needs, there will be racquets available. Coach Harker will help parents understand different racquet sizes and what each child needs. All other equipment will be provided. The clinic will take place at the Marple Newtown High School Tennis Courts.
Junior Golf Clinic:
This program teaches children ages 7 through 16 the basic fundamentals and etiquette of golf. Children will learn proper stance and swing techniques, how to grip a club, address the ball and have FUN. Other aspects of the game to be covered include chipping and putting. Furthermore, participants will learn the basic rules of golf as well as the importance of sportsmanship. No prior experience is needed. Equipment will be provided if needed. Groups meet for five one-hour clinics. The first four clinics meet on consecutive Saturday mornings, while the fifth clinic is done on a weekday evening on the golf course (date TBA by instructor). Instruction will take place at Paxon Hollow Country Club’s practice facilities in Broomall. The program coordinator is Daniel Malley, PGA Professional.
Learn to Swim:
A "Learn to Swim" program will be held at the Marple Newtown Senior High School Pool and will meet once weekly for five weeks beginning October 7, 2017. Qualified instructors will teach lessons for Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate swimmers. Lessons are open to anyone six years of age and above.
Private / Semi-Private Lessons: All lessons are one half hour in length and will meet Saturdays between 9:00am and 11:00am. Missed lessons by choice of the participant generally will not be made-up. Those registering for Semi-Private lessons must register both (2) swimmers to get the Semi-Private rate. Semi-Private swimmers must be of the same ability level.
Contact the Recreation Office (610-353-2326) for Semi-private lesson registration
Group Swim Lessons: Group lessons are available for beginner and advanced beginner swimmers only. Student to instructor ratio is 3:1. All lessons are one half hour in length and meet Saturday mornings at 11:00am and 11:30am. Missed lessons by choice of the participant generally will not be made-up.
Fitness with Friends:
Through Fun and active games and drills, the weekly Fitness with Friends program teaches the social skills necessary for appropriate participation in sport. During the program, participants (ages 3-14) will build fitness, practice healthy habits, and engage with peers. Each week, the children will play games focused around a central theme including personal space, following directions, taking turns, teamwork, sportsmanship, and working with a partner. If your child will require additional assistance, please plan to have a parent or caregiver present to support your child. The program will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center.
Total Sports Program:
A weekly program providing the opportunity for children (ages 3-5) to take part in Mini-Basketball, Soccer, Tag Rugby and Mini Olympics. Each child will be welcomed and supported through their first steps into sports by nurturing and caring coaches. This Fun and innovative six-week program will meet at Veterans Park in Broomall (outdoor dates) and the Gauntlett Community Center (indoor dates). Instruction provided by Impact Sports.
The MNBA, sponsored by Marple Newtown Recreation, offers children in grades K through 12 a combination of basketball opportunities. Male and female leagues for players in grades 2 to 12 will begin in December. In addition, a seven-week instructional clinic for children in grades K&1 will commence in January 2018. If you cannot register during normal business hours, please plan to attend one of the following evening sessions at the Community Center (the recreation office is located on room 124:
Boys & Girls Preseason Basketball Clinics:
Marple Newtown High School Basketball Coaches Sean Spratt (boys) and Ryan Wolski (girls) will be conducting preseason basketball clinics at the High School Gym beginning October 7. These four-week clinics, for players in grades 5 to 8, will help prepare players for their upcoming school or recreational league season. They will focus on basic basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, passing and rebounding. Drills will be implemented to emphasize each skill. In addition, players will receive instruction on both individual and team offensive and defensive concepts.
Student's ages 8 to 14 are welcome to join the Marple Newtown Chess Club which meets Wednesday afternoons at the High School. During this eight-week program, participants will play games against each other while Club Moderator Neal Olberholtzer observes and suggests advice on strategy. The Club is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. All chess supplies provided.
Soccer Shots is a leader in youth soccer development for children 3-6. Our nationally recognized program offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. The innovative curriculum emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Our goal is to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve. Join us and see why tens of thousands of children throughout North America have benefited from the soccer shots experience. The program will be conducted by Soccer Shots. Please visit www.soccershots.org/delawarecounty to register. In addition to cost below, there is an annual $15 registration fee per registrant.
Soccer Shots 2:
A 30 minute soccer clinic, specifically designed with song, routines, and fun at an age-specific level for 2 and young 3 year olds. This program will most likely be your child's first experience participating in an organized athletic class that requires listening and following directions so our coaches are trained to nurture these aspiring young athletes. The program will meet at Veterans Park in Broomall and will be conducted by Soccer Shots. Please visit www.soccershots.org/delawarecounty to register. In addition to cost below, there is an annual $15 registration fee per registrant.
Soccer Shots Select:
Soccer Shots Select focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children ages 6 to 8 to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner. The participants will train at the Wednesday sessions and play games on Sundays. The program will be conducted by Soccer Shots. Please visit www.soccershots.org/delawarecounty to register. In addition to cost below, there is an annual $15 registration fee per registrant.