PARKS and REC NEWS

Adult Volleyball Recreation Program: coed, pick-up play. This is a recreational level program with an emphasis on fun! Wednesdays, 7-9pm, from Sept. 7, 2016 through May 24, 2017, Shelburne Town Gym, $30. Join the Advanced Volleyball League, three-on-three matches with higher-level play. Sundays, 7:30-9:30pm from Sept. 11, 2016 through May 21, 2017, Shelburne Town Gym, $30. (Advanced league only or $35 for both leagues.)Some days will be unavailable or moved to Community School due to Town Gym schedule conflicts.

Shotokan Karate: Adults & kids ages 8 and up. Karate is a weaponless means of self-defense, consisting of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques, using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. This program will help students develop physical skills such as eye-hand coordination, mental focus, leadership, and partnership skills, while building self-confidence and character through basic Shotokan Karate Techniques. (Fee does not include required uniform.) Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm, $40/session. Session 1: Oct. 20 – Dec. 15; Session 2: Jan. 5 – Feb. 23. Shelburne Town Gym, Instructor: Brandon Hier.

After School Fitness Program: Kids in grades 5-8 meet right after school to improve general conditioning including a focus on: core, strength, agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. Consistent mechanics translates to higher sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids. Research also indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function. Workouts are adjusted to the individual fitness level in a non-competitive environment. Tuesdays, 2:10-3:10pm and Thursdays, 3:10 pm-4:10 pm. Session 1: Oct. 18 – Nov. 10 & Session 2: Nov. 15 – Dec. 15 (no classes week of Thanksgiving). Class fee is $100/session at Shelburne Field House with instructors Nick Mead and Rayne Herzog.

Self Defense Course: For Women by Women. The Safety Team is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being, empowerment and safety of women. Level I course: Monday, Oct. 17, 6-8:15pm. This introductory Level I women’s self-defense program includes a focus on: recognizing pre-assault behavior, ways to deter or avoid an attack before it becomes physical, how predators think and what they look for in their victims, decision-making around lifestyle choices that minimize vulnerability yet maintain personal freedoms, and how to find the inner strength to fight back. All fitness levels welcome! No prior experience required! Level II course: Monday, Oct. 24, 6-8:15pm. Level II allows for a brief review, practice of acquired strikes, and instruction of additional basic self-defense techniques to deal with a variety of situations and potential attacks. The focus will be on “hands-on” self-defense skills, techniques and strategies. Level I is a prerequisite for this class. The fee is $35/course, Shelburne Town Gym. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Register for camps and programs at your convenience using our new online registration program. Credit card payment is required. Paper registrations may still be mailed or dropped off at our office with check or cash payments only. No credit or debit card payments can be processed in our office.

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