News From the Ellington Recreation Department

May and Spring have arrived and the athletic fields continue to receive maximum use, so please be extra careful as you navigate your vehicle in the parking lot. We ask that you follow the town ordinances (Board of Selectmen) that prohibit: smoking, alcohol, and animals from being brought to any town athletic park/location. Golf is not allowed.

Town website

Click on www.Ellington-ct.gov, town services, and click on parks and recreation. A list of the current and time of activities are available to town residents and pre-registration is required. The recreation office phone number is 860-870-3118.

Fall Soccer 2014

Fall soccer registration will be accepted at either the recreation office or via active-net starting May 23. Check the updated parks and recreation page for the recreation and travel division evaluation dates and time frames. Pre-registration is required.

2014 Sprint Triathlon

A sprint triathlon will be held at Sandy Beach on July 20. Please register via active-net by June 15. The triathlon format includes a quarter-mile swim, 12-mile bicycle ride, and a 3.2 mile run.

Overview and features/implementation of ImPACT test

The parks and recreation department implemented the ImPACT test program in the spring of 2012, targeting all youth programs.

ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the first, most-widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system.

Coaching Clinic

New and returning soccer and basketball coaches are welcome to register for Fall coaching clinics in an effort to prepare for the 2014-15 seasons. Please email rtedford@ellington-ct.gov if you wish to be included on the contact list.

AED/CPR/First Aid Training

Sessions will be offered, free of charge to Ellington volunteers, coaches, instructors, and officials: June 2: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., June 7: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Aug. 18: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. E-mail your name and phone, the sport you are coaching, teaching or officiating, and  the date you have chosen to attend to ellington.safety@yahoo.com.

Officiating Clinic           

Individuals 14 years of age or older who wish to participate in a Fall officiating clinic should contact rtedford@ellington-ct.gov.

 

This information was provided by Robert Tedford.

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