Youth Future Fitness Club
Children are encouraged to make 2014 a healthier year with the Future Fitness Club. The program is designed for children ages 8 through 13 and will take place Mondays and Wednesdays, through June 4 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the TRC. Children will learn about healthy fitness and eating habits while participating in games and other non-competitive activities. The program is designed to teach children that fitness can be fun and to motivate them to make healthy lifestyle choices. The class is free for TRC members (child must be member) and $5 daily drop in fee for nonmembers.
Closed for Easter
The Tallmadge Recreation Center will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20. It will reopen at 5 a.m. April 21.
Youth Flag Football League
The TRC is hosting youth flag football league for boys and girls in kindergarten through third grade on Sundays, April 27 through June 8 (no class May 25), from noon to 1:15 p.m. outdoors in the grassy area. Players will be grouped by age, coached at their level of understanding and play fun, low competition games under adult supervision to learn the basic fundamentals of football. Players will learn how to play offense and defense and will be introduced to speed and agility training. Parent coaches can assist in the instruction and will call the plays for their teams, but having TRC coaches lead the program will ensure all teams receive the same instruction in a planned and organized practice. Jump Start Sports staff will also officiate and supervise all games to ensure equal playing time, a rotation of players in various positions, and will help teach within the context of the game. Indoor turf shoes, regular tennis shoes, gym or athletic shoes must be worn. No cleats of any type will be permitted. Cost is $65 for residents and $75 for nonresidents and includes a team T-shirt. Register by April 21.
The TRC will host youth soccer leagues for children ages 3 through 10 on Sundays, April 27 through June 8 (no class May 25) in the grassy area outside. Children ages 3 and 4 will have class from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; ages 5 and 6 will be from 2:30 to 3 p.m.; and ages 7 through 10 will have class from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each class includes age-appropriate instruction in the basics of soccer like dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting and positioning and low-key, non-competitive games. Classes for the 7 through 10 age group will include 30 minutes of instruction in all aspects of the game and 30 minutes of games. Each game will include an equal measure of healthy competition and instruction within the context of the game. All coaching will be done by the TRC coaching staff. Parents may assist in coaching. Indoor turf shoes, regular tennis shoes, gym or athletic shoes must be worn. No cleats of any type will be permitted. Cost is $65 for residents and $75 for nonresidents and includes a team T-shirt and soccer medal. Register by April 21.
Little Leapers at TRC is a program that will introduce children to the world of gymnastics. Classes are scheduled Fridays, April 25 through May 30 or Saturdays, April 26 through May 31. The Dynamic Duo class is for parents and children ages 18 months through 3 and will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Parents of Children ages 3 through 4 can sign up for the Puddle Jumpers class, offered Fridays from 2:15 to 3 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Pond Hoppers is for children ages 4 1/2 through 6 and will be offered from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Fridays and from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Class for children ages 6 through 8, called Rising Stars, will be from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Fridays and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays. Puddle Jumpers, Pond Hoppers and Rising Stars will introduce participants to beginning skills and progressions on floor, vault, beam and bars. Cost is $45 for residents and $50 for nonresidents.
Indoor Yard Sale
TRC is hosting a spring Indoor Yard Sale May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Those interested in clearing out their clutter and making a few extra dollars can register to be a seller at the event. Ten-foot by 10-foot booths are $15 and a double booth is $24. Sellers may take their own tables or rent the TRCs for $8 each. Sellers can begin setting up at 7 a.m. the day of the sale. The last day to register as a seller is April 28. Looking for a few items to purchase? The event is free to browse.
The TRC invites all scrapbookers to "crop till they drop" at its monthly Scrapbooking Nights at Ritchie Memorial Shelter House. The next Scrapbooking Night is scheduled for April 25 from 6 p.m. to midnight. The night includes open space for laying out projects, a swap table for unwanted scrapbook items and a light dinner. Cost is $10 for residents and $12 for nonresidents. Register by April 24.
Home School Open Gym program
Home school open gyms for all home school students in kindergarten through grade 12 will be offered Thursdays from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m., through May 22. Students will learn a variety of sports skills, key health and fitness concepts and how to establish personal fitness goals. No pre-registration is necessary and students may attend as often as they choose. Parents may choose to pay and play or pay to workout on their own. Cost is $4 for residents and $6 for nonresidents. Each class begins with a ½ to 1 mile timed run. The upcoming schedule follows:
• April 17 -- Ultimate Frisbee/Parachute
• April 24 -- Capture Flag/Relay Race
• May 1 -- Speed & Agility/Target Toss
• May 8 -- Flag Football/Sharks & Minnows
• May 15 -- Soccer/Tennis/Basketball
• May 22 -- Kids Choice (picnic)
For more information or to register, contact the Tallmadge Recreation Center at 330-634-2349 or visit www.tallmadge-ohio.org. The TRC is located at 46 N. Munroe Road.