Youth Programs

ALL YOUTH LEAGUE PARTICIPANTS ARE PLACE IN THE APPROPRIATE ACTIVITY BASED ON THEIR AGE AS OF SEPTEMBER 1ST OF THE CURRENT YEAR

 

Tri-City Basketball League    Registration Form               

3 on 3 Basketball League-2nd & 3rd Grade Division Boys & Girls
The 3-on-3 youth basketball program is designed to develop individual skills and basic fundamentals of the game, but in a team setting by placing fewer players on the court at one time.

5 on 5 Basketball League-4th, 5th & 6th Grade Division. Boys & Girls
The 5 on 5 youth basketball program is designed to develop individual skills and basic fundamentals of the game .

  • Games are played either at East Alton Keasler Complex or Roxana Community Gym. Games will be played on week nights and Saturdays. No team registrations.
  • Free Throw Competition: Each participant receives 5 free throws prior to each of their regular scheduled games. Awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners of their grade: 2nd grade boys, 2nd grade girls, 3rd grade boys and etc.
  • Includes: 10 game schedule, free throw competition, shoot-out and league shirts

Registration runs from September – November 13.  The fee is $35.00 per participant which includes a t-shirt. Games begin in December.

 

Instructional Youth Clinic Basketball Program For Kindergarten & 1st Graders   Registration Form          Schedule
Looking for something that your child can do to burn some energy this winter? Would you like them to learn some of the basic skills needed to play basketball? We have the answer for you. Sign them up for Tri-City Instructional Basketball Program. Watch for registration in January. Some of the details:

Dates: March 1, 8, 15, & 22
*Time: Varies from 5:45-7:15 depending on your team schedule
Where: Roxana Community Gym
Fee: $25.00 – Includes a t-shirt

This is a 4-week program designed to teach the fundamentals of the game of Basketball (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, teamwork, etc.)

*Times could change due to weather conditions
The registration deadline is February 12, 2016
Any Questions? Please call Roxana Park @ 254-7485 or Wood River Recreation @ 251-3130

 

Tri-City Youth Baseball & Softball         Wood River Picture Day is June 11. Click here for a schedule and order form.       

Registration runs for the entire month of March. Teams are formed in late April and league play begins in May. The following divisions are offered for a fee of $35.00 ($5 late fee after registration date). This league is formed with teams from East Alton, Wood River, Roxana & Bethalto.  TRI-CITY STANDINGS        BASEBALL RULES     SOFTBALL RULES

League Schedule
Ponytail Schedule
Petite Schedule
Chic Schedule
Rookie Schedule
Minor Schedule
Major Schedule
Juvenile Schedule
Tee ball Schedule Standings Not Kept
Coach Pitch Schedule Standings Not Kept

Wood River T-Ball League          
A T-Ball League for 4 & 5 year olds that will focus on teaching the basic skills and fundamentals of baseball/softball. Teams are co-ed. Games are played in the evenings. Registration runs for the entire month of March. Teams are formed in late April and league play begins in May. The coach Pitch League is offered for a fee of $35.00 ($5 late fee after registration date).

Wood River Coach Pitch League           
A Coach Pitch League for 6 & 7 year olds who are ready to move up from the T-Ball League. Teams are co-ed. Games are played in the evenings. Registration runs for the entire month of March. Teams are formed in late April and league play begins in May. The Coach Pitch League is offered for a fee of $35.00 ($5 late fee after registration date).

 

Lil-Kickers Soccer Spring             Registration Form      Schedule
The Wood River and Roxana Recreation Departments offer an Instructional Soccer program. Children ages 3-4 are invited to participate. This is a family oriented program requiring all children registered to have a parent or guardian present to participate with the child.  There will be 30 minutes of drills followed by a 15 minute game. The registration fee is $25.00 and includes a t-shirt.  Watch for registration in February & March. The Instructional Soccer program is scheduled to begin in April.

Lil-Kickers Soccer Fall                Registration Form        Schedule
The Wood River and Roxana Recreation Departments offer an Instructional Soccer program. Children ages 3-4 are invited to participate. This program takes place over four Saturday mornings. This is a family oriented program requiring all children registered to have a parent or guardian present to participate with the child. There will be 30 minutes of drills followed by a 15 minute game.  The registration fee is $25.00 and includes a t-shirt.  Watch for registration in August & September. The Instructional Soccer program is scheduled to begin in September.

 

Tri-City Soccer    Registration 2016 Form         
East Alton, Roxana and Wood River have joined together once again to form a Soccer League. children ages 5-13 are invited to participate. The registration fee is $35.00 and includes a t-shirt. Games begin in September on Saturday mornings and some weeknights. Watch for registration in June & July. Registration ends July 31. Tri-City Soccer rules

Tri-City Soccer Schedules & Standings

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Karate
Instructor George Manns offers karate instruction for all ages. Classes will be on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. They are taught at the Recreation Shelter at 14th St. in Wood River. For more information, please call George at 465-5904

Gymnastics          
This is a great way to improve your child’s strength and coordination levels. Classes are held from August thru May.

Parent & Tot: 2-3 year olds
Parent and tot class is the perfect way to see if your child would enjoy gymnastics. This 45 minute class is loosely structured and designed to get little ones acquainted with the equipment, terminology, and Miss Lindsey. Each class starts with a fun stretch and ends with the “good-bye song” so children know what to expect. Parents are highly involved while instructors are there to guide parents and children to new skills and perfect other skills.

Early Tumblers: 4-5 year olds
Early Tumblers is a class designed to teach gymnastics skills to 4-5 year olds and promote independence. In this 45 minute class, kids will learn forward and backwards rolls, walk on balance beams, practice gross motor skills and more. Early Tumblers utilizes stations where each child works on a skill alone, with each instructor teaching a skill. They get to know the magic word “switch” and practice following arrows to change stations. There are times when the class is asked to stand in line and learn to wait, an important life skill.

Beginners (6 & Older):
Whether your child has never done gymnastics before or has completed the Early Tumblers program, this class is going to be fun! These skills will get your child ready to move on to the Advanced Beginners class. Instructors are well trained and can challenge all students each week. Each class utilizes stations as well as sharing with another child. We promote safety as the most important component of gymnastics followed by fun and form! This class is 60 minutes of non-stop moving.
In this class we will focus on:

  • cartwheels
  • handstands
  • walking confidently on a beam
  • understanding a pullover on bars
  • how to jump on a spring board

 

Advanced Beginners (6+ with approval of instructor)
Advance Beginners is an open ended class designed to continue to push and challenge all kids. Those enrolled must have approval of instructor so the child is placed properly and challenged at their appropriate level. This class is 60 minutes.
We will focus on:

  • perfecting handstand rolls
  • perfecting round offs
  • bridge kick-overs,
  • starting handstands on balance beam
  • push to do a pullover alone on the bar
  • start on handstand flat back for vault.

Gymnastics Class –    Session 1        Session 2        Session 3       Session 4       Session 5

Mondays 5:30-8:00 p.m.
5:45-6:30 p.m. Parent & Tot: 2yrs-3yrs
6:30-7:15 p.m. Early Tumblers: 4yrs-5yrs
7:15-8:15 p.m. Beginners: 6yrs & Older

Wednesdays 6:00-7:45 p.m.
6:00-6:45 p.m. Early Tumblers: 4yrs-5yrs
6:45-7:45 p.m. Beginners: 6yrs & Older

Starting in March Wednesdays 5:45-8:30 p.m.
5:45-6:30 p.m. Early Tumblers: 4yrs-5yrs
6:30-7:30 p.m. Beginners: 6yrs & Older
7:30-8:30 p.m. Advance Beginners: 6+ with approval of instructor

 

We have the programs to keep your kids busy this summer. Registration for summer camps starts May 1.

SUMMER DAY CAMP:     Registration Form 2016     
The Recreation Department will once again have a Summer Day Camp for children ages 5 (by 6/01/16) thru 11 years of age. Day Camp is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., June 13, 2016 thru July 22, 2016. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN PERSON.  Registration runs from February 1-June 1. A limit of 50 children will be accepted. Cost: Wood River Residents-$150 per child Non-Residents – $170 per child.

*$10 will be taken off the price of each additional child registered by parent or guardian*

FISHING CLINIC:
A FREE fishing clinic will be offered this summer at Belk Park. There will be a morning session from 9:00-11am & an afternoon session 1:00-3:00pm. This is a free clinic for all ages.  The clinic will run June 22- June 26, 2015. Registration is required to participate and runs from May 1st – May 31st. Class size is limited to 30 participates. Registration will be taken at the Round House. Call 251-3130 for more information.

CHEERLEADING CAMP:     Registration Form
Be a cheer ahead of the game. A cheerleading camp will be offered July 25th – July 29th, 2016 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at the Round House. This camp will involve sideline cheers, a floor cheer and assistance with mounts. 4th through 8th grade students are invited. Registration runs from May 1st – May 31st. The fee is $25.00 for the camp.

JR. CHEERLEADING CAMP:     Registration From
Come and learn your favorite cheer.  K-3rd grade students are invited to attend a cheerleading camp where they will be introduced to the fun of cheerleading. The camp will be held from July 25th – July 29th, 2016 from 9am-11am at the Round House. Call 251-3130 for further details. The fee for the camp is $25.00. Registration May 1st – May 31st.

POM POM CAMP:   Registration Form 
Come and jazz up your summer. This camp will introduce and instruct students in Poms. The camp will be held August1st – August 5th  2015 from 9am-11am at the Round House. Registration runs from May 1st – May 31st. The fee is $25.00 for the camp. Call 251-3130 for more details.

SOCCER CAMP:     Registration Flyer
Let your kids get a kick out of this summer. The Wood River Recreation will be teaming up with CORE Soccer Training for a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 4-17. Each participant will receive a camp t-shirt. The camp will be held July 6- July 9 2015 at Wood River Soccer Park. The Fee is $65.00 for the camp when you use the coupon code: Wood River Rocks               Register online at www.coresoccertraining.com

SKATE CAMP:         Registration Form        
Learn all the new moves and increase your skills. The Wood River Recreation Department is offering Skate Camp at the Wood River Skate Park. Group Instruction/Group Activity/One-on-One Instruction. Spend time refining your new skills. Age Groups – Children 8 – 12 & Children 13 – 15.
Date: TBA Fee – $25.00 per Child
Registration starts May 1st. Please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 251-3130 for more information.