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News from the Ellington Recreation Department - TheSportsDept.com

News from the Ellington Recreation Department

July and summer 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.

Town Website

Click on www.ellington-ct.gov, town services, and click on Parks and Recreation. A list of the current and time related of activities are available to town residents and pre-registration is required. The summer program brochure is located on the town’s website under Parks and Recreation.

Fall Soccer 2014

FALL soccer registrations are being accepted at either the recreation office or via active-net. Check the updated Parks and Recreation page to review the guidelines and explanations for the recreation division (either Division 5 or in-house), along with the instructional program.

Summer Activities

The summer day camp and waterfront are available and open until Aug. 20 and Aug. 17, respectively.

2014 Sprint Triathlon

A Sprint Triathlon will be held at Sandy beach (Crystal Lake) on July 20. The Triathlon format will include 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. Please consider contacting Bob Tedford at rtedford@ellington-ct.gov for further information and the process by which to have your child provided a baseline test.

Coaching Clinic

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

Special Event

AED/CPR/First Aid Training for coaches, instructors, officials will be held on Aug. 18. E-mail Ellington.safety@yahoo.com with your name, phone, and the sport you are coaching, teaching, or officiating.

Officiating Clinic

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

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