Ellington parks and rec information

By Bob Tedford

Ellington Park and Rec

A myriad of activities are available through the recreation department’s winter program brochure. A complete overview of the current program brochure can be obtained starting Dec. 18, 2013 by accessing the following website:  www.ellington-ct.gov. Select town services; select parks and recreation.

Youth basketball update

As this column goes to print, all youth basketball programs are underway, either in practice or game mode. If you have a child that wishes to participate in the instructional (ages 4 through 2nd grade) or the recreation division programs, grades 3-4; 5-6; 7-8, please contact the recreation office immediately in order to determine roster/space availability.

Spring Lacrosse registrations

In order to comply with the respective league registration deadlines for both girls and boys lacrosse teams, spring 2014 lacrosse registrations are underway and will close on Jan. 25, 2014. All registrations received after Jan. 25, 2014 will be accepted on either a ‘wait’ list or enrolled based on the current available roster openings as defined within each division. A complete synopsis of the proposed 2014 season is defined on the town’s parks and recreation website.

Volunteer support

Like all of the other athletic offerings within the community, the youth lacrosse program has been blessed with a group of loyal, diligent and caring volunteer coaches and league officers. Without their assistance this fledging program would not have made the strides in has over the course of the last 7 years.

Program overview

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing (spring is the seasonal calendar) sports’ nationwide!  United States Lacrosse estimates that the number of youth players participating in the sport has doubled over the past 11 years.

Parental support needed

We are also looking for greater parental support and involvement to ensure that the program continues to prosper and grow in the upcoming years. If you are interested in assisting the Ellington Lacrosse Association in any capacity (coaching, officiating, fundraising, operations, etc.) please contact Bob Tedford at the recreation office(860-870-3118) or at: rtedford@ellington-ct.gov

(Early registration: Girls softball/baseball)

Please make note:  Early registration for 2014: @ Ellington Middle School


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