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MLB Pitch, Hit, & Run Competition CHILDREN AGES 7–14

Major League Baseball's Pitch Hit & Run (PHR) is a FREE, 1-day event for boys and girls ages 7–14. PHR is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Participants compete in either the Baseball Division or Softball Division and have the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game.

Monday 5/6  5-7p.m.    Lowe Park  ( Rain Date 5/8 )
REGISTRATION FEE: FREE,     ONLINE LINK
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2019
NOTES: Qualifiers will advance to sectional competition    Sectional competition date and location are TBD.


 

Boys PeeWee Baseball BOYS AGE 5-8* (BY JUNE 1, 2019)

peewee baseballThis program is an instructional league which focuses on the development of baseball skills such as hitting, throwing, fielding and learning the rules of baseball. Players have the option of hitting off the tee or having a coach pitch to them. Teams will practice 1-2 times a week.
VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!
*8 year olds may choose between the PeeWee League (coach-pitch) and the Marion Boys Baseball’s Pony League (player pitch).

OPTIONS DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
5 Year Old
Mon/Wed (games)
5/20--7/17 Varies 5:30, 5:45, 6:30, 6:45 p.m.
Varies
6-8 Year Olds
Mon/Wed (games)
5/20--7/17 Varies 5:30, 5:45, 6:30, 6:45 p.m.
Varies

REGISTRATION FEE: $33 per child, includes team shirt (+$10 after deadline) Registration Form   Marion-Cogran
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2019
NOTES: Practices begin the week of May 20, Monday-Friday.
Games begin the week of June 10 (Mondays AND Wednesdays).
Games and practice times/days/locations will vary by team.

 

Girls PeeWee Softball GIRLS GRADES K–2ND (FALL 2019/20)

Players are introduced to the basic rules and skills of softball. Players will work on understanding the fundamentals and developing skills such as hitting, throwing and fielding. Teams will practice 1-2 times a week.
VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

OPTIONS
DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
Kindergarten
Tues/Thurs (games)
5/21--7/18
Varies 5:30, 5:45, 6:30, 6:45 p.m.
Varies
1st/2nd Grade
Tues/Thurs (games)
5/21--7/18 Varies 5:30, 5:45, 6:30, 6:45 p.m.
Varies

REGISTRATION FEE: $33 per child, includes team shirt (+$10 after deadline)  Registration Form   Marion-Cogran
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2019
NOTES: Practices begin the week of May 20.  Monday-Friday
Games begin the week of June 10 (Tuesdays AND Thursdays).
Games and practice times/days/locations will vary by team.


 

Lil' Chippers Golf CHILDREN AGES 6–10

Hit the links and learn to play golf using the S.N.A.G. (Starting New At Golf) system. Oversized clubs, balls, and large velcro targets make this a fun and easy way to introduce golf and for everyone to learn the game and techniques in a unique atmosphere. Morning and evening classes are available. Limited number of spots available.

 OPTIONS  DAYS  DATES  TIMES  LOCATION
 AM Group
 Tuesdays  6/4--6/25  11-11:45a.m.  Lowe
 PM Group-1
 Tuesdays  6/4--6/25  6:15-7p.m.  Lowe
 PM Group-2
 Tuesdays  6/4--6/25  7:15-8p.m.  Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $30 per child (+$10 after deadline)  Marion-Cogran   Registration Form                                                         REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 10, 2019
NOTES: Participants do NOT need to bring their own clubs.
Specialized clubs and balls are used for this camp.

 

Youth Flag Rugby Camp League CHILDREN GRADES K–8TH (FALL 2019/20)

 rugby

Back by popular demand! Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in America. Join the Cedar Rapids Rugby Club for this new rugby instructional league. Learn all the skills, fundamentals, and terminology to begin playing rugby. This is a NON-CONTACT style instructional league. Kids will be divided into separate teams based on their grade. The first part of each night will be team practices with drills and skill building activities to enhance the understanding of the game. The last portion of the evening will be modified flag rugby games (non-contact).

OPTIONS                         DAYS                           DATES                       TIMES                       LOCATION
K-8th Grade                     Wed                            6/5-7/17                      6-7 p.m.                   Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $55 per child (+$10 after deadline)  Registration Form  On-line not available for this program.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 10, 2019
NOTES: Fee includes rugby camp jersey and rugby ball.


 

Youth Tennis Lessons CHILDREN AGES 5–16

The Marion Parks and Recreation Department will once again offer youth tennis classes as part of a partnership with
Westfield Tennis Club. Classes are led by instructors that have been trained by highly qualified and certified tennis professionals. Minimum class size 2, maximum class size 10. Only rain dates will be made up.

Registration Form for all Tennis Divisions

AVAILABLE CLASSES:  TOTS-CHILDREN AGES 5 & 6

This class is an introduction to tennis and meant to develop basic tennis skills such as hand-eye coordination and motor skills associated with tennis.

OPTIONS DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
TOTS (5-6)
Mondays 6/3--7/1 5-5:45p.m. Marion H.S. Courts
TOTS (5-6) Fridays 6/7--7/5 9-9:45a.m. Marion H.S. Courts
TOTS (5-6) Mondays 7/8--8/5 5-5:45p.m. Marion H.S. Courts
TOTS (5-6) Fridays 7/12--8/9 9-9:45a.m. Marion H.S. Courts

REGISTRATION FEE: $70 per session
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 week prior to start of each session
NOTES: Participants should bring their own racket.

ROOKIES-CHILDREN AGES 7–10

This class is for the junior who is just beginning to play tennis. We provide a fun environment while teaching basic strokes and rules of the game.

OPTIONS DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
Rookies (7-10)
Mondays 6/3--7/1 6-6:55p.m.
Marion H.S. Courts
Rookies (7-10)
Fridays 6/7--7/5 10-10:55a.m.
Marion H.S. Courts
Rookies (7-10)
Mondays 7/8--8/5  6-6:55p.m. Marion H.S. Courts
Rookies (7-10)
Fridays 7/12--8/9 10-10:55a.m.
Marion H.S. Courts

REGISTRATION FEE: $70 per session
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 week prior to start of each session
NOTES: Participants should bring their own racket.

RACQUETEERS-CHILDREN AGES 11–13

The emphasis is on control and consistency. Drills will introduce directional intent and improve mechanics. 

OPTIONS
DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
Racqueteers (11-13)
Mondays 6/3--7/1 7-7:55p.m.
Marion H.S. Courts
Racqueteers (11-13) Fridays 6/7--7/5 11-11:55a.m.
Marion H.S. Courts
Racqueteers (11-13)
Mondays 7/8--8/5 7-7:55p.m.
Marion H.S. Courts
Racqueteers (11-13) Fridays 7/12--8/9 11-11:55a.m.
Marion H.S. Courts

REGISTRATION FEE: $70 per session
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 week prior to start of each session
NOTES: Participants should bring their own racket.

INTERMEDIATE-CHILDREN AGES 12–16

This clinic is intended for students who will be or are currently participating on their middle or high school team. Both boys and girls
are welcome. This clinic will offer these students a chance to learn, or brush up on their fundamentals. It will also prepare them for playing matches against other students around their age.

OPTIONS DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
Intermediate (12-16)
Fridays 6/7--7/5 12-12:55p.m.
Marion H.S. Courts
Intermediate (12-16) Fridays 7/12--8/9 12-12:55p.m.
Marion H.S. Courts

REGISTRATION FEE: $70 per session
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 week prior to start of each session
NOTES: Participants should bring their own racket.

 


Youth Pickleball Camp CHILDREN AGES 7–14

A combination of ping-pong, badminton, and tennis with simple rules,
it's no wonder why pickleball is quickly gaining popularity among people
of all ages. Come learn how to play pickleball with other kids your age.
Limited number of spots available.

OPTIONS
 DAYS  DATES  TIMES  LOCATION
 AM Group
 Wednesdays  7/10--7/31  10-10:45a.m.  Marion H.S. Courts
 PM Group
Wednesdays
 7/10--7/31  5:30-6:15p.m.  Marion H.S. Courts

REGISTRATION FEE: $30 per child (+$10 after deadline)  Registration Form     Marion Cogran                            REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 14, 2019
NOTES: Participants should wear tennis shoes and bring water

 

Little Pigskins Football Camp CHILDREN AGES 4–6

Children are introduced to the basics of football without the contact, learning the skills necessary to play football. Staff combine fun and
fundamentals through skill-building drills, activities, and games while emphasizing the importance of good sportsmanship. Limited number of spots available.

OPTIONS DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
AM Group
Mon/Wed 7/8--7/17 10:45-11:15a.m. Butterfield
PM Group-1
Mon/Wed 7/8--7/17 6:30-7p.m. Butterfield
PM Group-2
Mon/Wed 7/8--7/17 7:15-7:45p.m. Butterfield

REGISTRATION FEE: $33 per child, includes camp shirt (+$10 after deadline)  Registration Form      Marion Cogran  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 14, 2019
NOTES: Participants should wear tennis shoes and bring water.

 


NEW! For the Love of Music Camps CHILDREN AGES 18 MONTHS-3 YEARS & GRADES K–5TH

for the love of music

Session 3: Piano Play (k-2nd grade)

Students will discover the rhythms and symbols used when writing music and how to translate that to the piano. Then students will compose their own piece of music for piano. The class will end with a premier of each student’s piece. Limit 16 participants.

Session 4: Stomping Music (3rd-5th grade)

Student will be introduced to STOMP music! We will explore making music with various “unconventional” instruments. Student will create a STOMP piece of their own. The class will end with a premier of the student's pieces. Limit 20 participants. 

 OPTIONS  DAY  DATES  TIME  LOCATION
 Session 3- Piano Play (K-2nd Grade
 Mon-Fri  6/24--6/28  11a.m.-12:30p.m.  Lowe
 Session 4- Stomping Music (3rd-5th Grade_
 Mon-Fri  7/22--7/26  10a.m.-noon  Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $80 per session   Registration Form    Online option not available for this program
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 week prior to class

 

Magic Camp 101 CHILDREN AGES10+*

magic campAre your kids fascinated with the world of Magic or want to learn more about the art of magic? Join local magician, Tim Stolba, and learn to perform fabulous feats of amazing magic with ordinary objects such as ropes, coins, rubber bands, cards, and more. Props are provided as part of the program. This class briefly explores the history and theory of magic, famous magicians, code of ethics, types of magic, magic “vocabulary”, performance techniques, developing a stage persona and of course learning magic tricks! Limit 12 participants per session. 

 OPTIONS  DAYS  DATES  TIMES  LOCATION
 Camp-1  Mon-Fri  7/29--8/2  9-10:45a.m.  Lowe
 Camp-2  Mon-Fri  8/5--8/9  9-10:45a.m.  Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $75, per child, includes all supplies & small magic kit   Registration Form  Online not an option
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 19, 2019
NOTES: Children under 10 years of age may participate with an adult present.

 


PeeWee Flag Football CHILDREN GRADES K–1ST (FALL 2019/20)

flag footballThis instructional league is run like a mini clinic that teaches the fundamentals of football. These include such things as: throwing, catching, running, blocking, hand-offs, learning plays/formations, etc. Players have instructional practices the first 3 nights and games the remaining 5 night of the program. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

OPTIONS DAY DATE TIME LOCATION
PM Group-1
Tues/Thurs 8/20--9/12 5:30-6:15p.m. Lowe
PM Group-2
Tues/Thurs 8/20*9/12 6:30-7:15p.m. Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $33 per child, includes team shirt (+$10 after deadline)  Registration Form    Marion-Cogran  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 19, 2019
NOTES: Participants are encouraged to wear a mouth-guard

 

Youth Flag Football CHILDREN GRADES 2ND–6TH (FALL 2019/20)

This is a recreational league with emphasis on fundamentals and skill development. Coaches schedule their own practices beginning in mid-August with games beginning in early September. A 6-game season will be played by each team. There will be a coaches meeting prior to practices being scheduled. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

2nd/3rd Grade  &   4th-6th Grade
Games 9/7-10/19 on Saturdays mornings at Lowe Park
Practices weeknights beginning the week of 8/26
REGISTRATION FEE: $40 per child, includes team shirt (+$10 after deadline)  Registration Form      Marion Cogran   REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 19, 2019
NOTES: Participants are encouraged to wear a mouth-guard.

 

Track & Agility Camp CHILDREN AGES 5–8

Track and Agility

 

Running, throwing, jumping, and more. Give this agility camp a try.  From relays to obstacle courses, this camp will keep your kids moving with friendly races, relays, and more. Limited number of spots available. 

OPTIONS DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
AM Group-1
Mon/Wed 8/5--8/14 10-10:30a.m. Lowe
AM Group-2
Mon/Wed 8/5--8/14 10:45-11:15a.m. Lowe
PM Group-1
Mon/Wed 8/5--8/14 5:30-6p.m. Lowe
PM Group-2 Mon/Wed 8/5--8/14 6:15-6:45p.m. Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per child (+$10 after deadline)    Registration Form  Marion Cogran                                  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 19, 2019
NOTES: Participants should wear tennis shoes and bring water.

 

Start Smart Lacrosse Camp CHILDREN AGES 6–10

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in America and just making its way into the mid-west. This camp will introduce children to the basics of lacrosse in a non-contact format. Learn the skills of shooting,  passing, catching, cradling, stick handling, running, agility, rules and basic game format. Limited number of spots available.

OPTIONS
DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
AM Group
Mon/Wed
8/5--8/14
11:30a.m.-12:15p.m.
Lowe
PM Group
Mon/Wed
8/5--8/14
7-7:45p.m.
Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $30 per child (+$10 after deadline)   Registration Form   Marion Cogran                                    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 19, 2019
NOTES: All equipment is provided.

 

NEW! Fall 3v3 Soccer League CHILDREN GRADES K–2ND

Didn't get enough soccer this spring? Give this new 3v3 soccer league a try! The first night of program will be a practice and refresher of
basic soccer skills and fundamentals, after that its all games in a 3v3 format. Keeping the teams small will engage the kids more by allowing more opportunities to touch and handle the ball. Referees will help coach and facilitate the games. Limited number of spots available.

 OPTIONS  DAYS  DATES  TIMES  LOCATION
 Kindergarten  Wednesdays  9/4--10/9  5-5:45p.m.  Butterfield
 1st/2nd Grades
 Wednesdays  9/4--10/9  6-6:45p.m.  Butterfield

REGISTRATION FEE: $33 per child, includes team shirt (+$10 after deadline)  Registration Form   Marion-Cogran
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 2, 2019
NOTES: Girls and boys are on separate teams.
There are NO practices (except first night), only games.

 


The Painted Pumpkin CHILDREN AGES 3+

No carving here! Help us decorate the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center for Halloween. Painters will receive one pumpkin with their
registration to decorate to their liking. Paint and limited craft supplies will be provided. Pumpkins will be voted on by a combination of staff, public and Facebook “Likes”.  

OPTIONS              DAYS      DATES       TIMES            LOCATION
AM Group              Tues       10/8           10-11 a.m.     Lowe
PM Group              Tues       10/8           6-7 p.m.         Lowe
REGISTRATION FEE: $12 per child  Registration Form   On-line not available for this program
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 27, 2019
NOTES: Pumpkins can be picked up beginning 10/24.

 

Halloween Boo Camp CHILDREN GRADES K–5TH

Ghosts, goblins, goodies, and games! This is a night for the kids as we celebrate all things Halloween. Drop your kids off and let our recreation staff lead them through a night of spooky games, crafts, snacks and more. Limited number of spots available. 

Boo Camp      Friday       10/25   5-9 p.m.   at  Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per child (includes dinner)  Registration Form  On-line not available for this program
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 27, 2019
NOTES: Bring a towel or blanket for movie time.


 

Putt-Putt Indoor Golf CHILDREN AGES 3–6

An introduction to putting using the S.N.A.G. (Starting New At Golf) system. Children will learn proper stance and grip as well as proper
stroke and pace. Kids will practice putting through a variety of obstacles and play rounds of "mini golf " to practice their skills. Limited number of spots available.

OPTIONS DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
3/4 Year Olds
Tuesdays 11/5--11/26 5:30-6p.m. Lowe
5/6 Year Olds
Tuesdays 11/5--11/26 6:15-6:45p.m. Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per child (+$10 after deadline)  Registration Form      Marion Cogran                           REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 4, 2019
NOTES: All equipment is provided.

 

Lil' Tykes Basketball Camp CHILDREN AGES 3–8

Join the Marion Parks and Recreation staff this fall for this youth basketball program. This program is held outdoors at the Thomas
Park basketball courts. Children will learn and practice a variety of basic fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting, passing, defense, and more through a variety of drills and fun skill-building exercises.

OPTIONS DAYS DATES TIMES LOCATION
3/4 Year Olds
Mon 9/9--9/30 5-5:30p.m. Thomas Park
5/6 Year Olds
Mon 9/9--9/30 5:45-6:15p.m. Thomas Park
7/8 Year Olds
Mon 9/9--9/30 6:30-7:00p.m. Thomas Park

REGISTRATION FEE: $33 per child, includes camp shirt (+$10 after deadline)   Registration Form    Marion Cogran  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 2, 2019
NOTES: This is a introductory skills camp, no games.


Youth 5 on 5 Basketball CHILDREN GRADES 2ND–6TH (FALL 2019/20)

League is divided into 2nd/3rd grades and 4th/5th/6th grades. Boys and girls play in separate divisions. This recreational league works on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and stressing the importance of good sportsmanship and having fun while playing the game. One hour practices held once or twice a week, beginning in mid-November, Monday–Friday. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

Divisions:  2nd/3rd Boys  2nd/3rd Girls   4th-6th Boys   4th-6th Girls

REGISTRATION FEE: $39 per child, includes team shirt (+$10 after deadline)  Registration Form     Marion Cogran
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 18, 2019
NOTES: Practice times vary during the week by team Monday-Friday, starting the week of November 11.   Game times will vary on Saturday mornings.  Echo Hill, Bowman Woods, and Excelsior Schools.


 

Santa's Little Workshop CHILDREN GRADES K–5TH

See what the elf culture is all about by bringing your kids to Santa’s Little Workshop for an afternoon filled with games, crafts, snacks, music, movies, and more. Drop your kids off and finish up some Christmas errands or present wrapping. Limited number of spots available.

Santa's Workshop Saturday  12/7 12:30-5 p.m. at  Lowe
REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per child     Registration Form    Online not an option
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 22, 2019
NOTES: Bring a towel or blanket for movie time.

 

Shooting Stars Basketball (2020) CHILDREN GRADES K–1ST (FALL 2019/20)

This instructional program works on the basic skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Players meet a total of 5 times with the first two meetings being team practices led by Parks and Recreation staff and games the remaining Saturdays. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED! 

K-1st Boys  & K-1st Girls    Saturdays           2/1-2/29 (2020)    morning                Bowman Woods & Echo Hill

REGISTRATION FEE: $39 per child, includes team shirt (+$10 after deadline)   Registration Form   Marion Cogran
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 20, 2019
NOTES: Teams rotate times and locations on Saturday mornings.

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