Youth Programs

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

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Tri-City Basketball League    Registration Form               Register online HERE

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: February 25, March 4, 11, & 18
*Time: Varies from 9:00-11:00am 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 15, 2017

 

Tri-City Youth Baseball & Softball         Registration Form  Register online  here 
Wood River Picture Day is June 10th. Click here for a picture schedule.       

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.
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BASEBALL RULES
SOFTBALL RULES
YOUTH LEAGUE SCHEDULES


Wood River Coach Pitch League           Registration Form     Register online  here
Wood River T-Ball League           Registration Form     Register online  here
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).  T-Ball Rules

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). Coach Pitch Rules

 

Lil-Kickers Soccer Spring
Registration Form      Register online  here            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 35 minutes of drills followed by a 10 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 35 minutes of drills followed by a 10 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 2017 Form       Register online         
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. Watch for registration in June & July. Registration deadlin is August 4. Program Goals: Tri-City Soccer is a recreational soccer program that is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high-level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game. Smaller teams equals more ball touches. This is a 12 game season. Equipment: Shin guards and cleats are required for all divisions. If you are in need of cleats check with your recreation center. Donations are frequently made to the rec center & there might be some cleats available for your child. Location: Games will be played either at East Alton Van Preter Park, Wood River Soccer Park or Roxana Park. When: Season starts after Labor Day. During the week games will be played in the evenings starting at 6pm. Saturday morning games will start at 9am. Bantam & Midget divisions will not have Saturday morning games until mid October.

Tri-City Soccer Rules
Tri-City Soccer  Standings
Tri-City Soccer Schedules
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Karate
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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 –    Registration Forms

Tuesdays: August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10
This is an 8 week program.

5:45—6:30 pm             Early Gymnastics : 4yrs-5yrs      $50.00   Class size 8
6:30—7:30 pm              Beginner Gymnastics: 6yrs & Older     $60.00           Class size 8
6:30—7:30 pm              Tumbling: 6yrs & Older                 $60.00                 Class size 8
7:30—8:30 pm              Advance Gymnastics: 6+ with approval of instructor $60.00      Class size 8

Wednesdays: August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11
This is an 8 week program.

5:45—6:30 pm    Parent & Tot: 2yrs-3yrs                   $40.00         Class size 12
6:30—7:15 pm    Early Gymnastics: 4yrs-5yrs             $50.00      Class size 8
7:15—8:15 pm    Beginner Gymnastics: 6yrs & Older   $60.00     Class size 8-FULL
7:15—8:15 pm Advance Gymnastics: 6+ with approval of instructor $60.00       Class size 8

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

SUMMER DAY CAMP:     Registration Form 2017     
The Recreation Department will once again have a Summer Day Camp for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Day Camp is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., June 5, 2017 thru July 14, 2017. 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 for one week in the summer. 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.

GYMNASTICS WORKSHOP: Registration Form
Building self-esteem, basic skills, respect, and sportsmanship. Child must be 5 years of age or older. Workshop will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cost is $5 per class.
Classes:
9:00—9:45 am Bars
10:00—10:45 am Cartwheel / Handstands
11:00—11:45 am Bridge Kick Over
12:00—12:45 pm Vault / Beam

All equipment will be provided and is age appropriate. Balance beam, bars & mats. Comfortable clothes to tumble in are required. No shoes or socks allowed on equipment. Registration Deadline is June 9th or when classes are full. Participants may register either by mail or in person

CHEERLEADING CAMP:     Registration Form
Be a cheer ahead of the game. A cheerleading camp will be offered July 17th – July 21st, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 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 Form
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 17th – July 21st, 2017 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.

GYMNASTICS MINI CLASS:     Registration Form
Building self-esteem, basic skills, respect, and sportsmanship. This is a family oriented program requiring all children registered in the Parent & Tot class to have a parent or guardian present to participate with the child. Mini Class will be held July 22, 2017. Cost is  $10 per class.
Classes:
9:00—9:45 am Parent & Tot: 2yrs-3yrs Class size 10
10:00—10:45 am Early Gymnastics: 4yrs-5yrs Class size 8
11:00—11:55 am Beginner Gymnastics:6yrs & Older Class size 8
12:00—12:55 pm Advance Gymnastics: 6+ with approval of instructor Class size 8

All equipment will be provided and is age appropriate. Balance beam, bars & mats will be used for the gymnastics classes. Comfortable clothes to tumble in are required. No shoes or socks allowed on equipment. Registration deadlin is July 14th or when classes are full. Participants may register either by mail or in person at the location below:

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 July 24th – July 28th, 2017  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
TBD