GREENWICH, Conn. If your athletes are itching to get out and play on the long, cold days of winter, check out some of the clinics offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center.
Indoor field hockey clinic registration begins by mail Jan. 2. These specialized clinics will meet on five consecutive Sundays starting Jan. 22. The program will help children develop skills in stick work, passing, receiving, shooting, basic offensive and defensive skills and small sided games.
Emily Prince, who played at Princeton and was a three-time All American college player, will be directing and coaching sessions for girls.
The Session I class is for girls 8 to 9 years old, and the program will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Session 2 will be 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for children ages 10 to 12.
Indoor soccer will be Wednesdays starting Jan. 23 and continue through March 12. There will be no class of Feb. 15.
The program will be taught by Soccer with Aldwin, a unique training program that focuses on teaching the fundamentals of soccer in a fun environment. The players will practice kicking, passing, ball control, dribbling, shooting, agility and more.
The first class will be for 4- and 5-year-olds and will meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m. The second class will be for 6- and 7-year-olds and will meet from 4 to 4:45pm.
Youth basketball clinics will held Thursdays beginning Jan. 26 and running for six weeks. Coach John Czarnecki, who is certified by the state of Connecticut and has coached for more than 25 years, will teach the class. He has coached for the Greenwich Basketball Association, Greenwich Flame travel team, Greenwich Boys & Girls Club, and the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity basketball teams at Greenwich High School.
The program for children in kindergarten will run from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Children in first and second grades will meet from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., and third- and fourth-graders meet from 5:15 to 6 p.m. The cost for the program is $100. Registration will begin by mail only Jan. 2 to Saturday, Jan. 7. In-person registration at the Civic Center begins Jan. 9.
For more information or to register for any of the clinics, visit the town website , stop by the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road, or call 203-532-1259.
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