Youth Sports

For current program offerings see Winter 2015 Program Guide

Youth Sports Contact Information

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Baseball – The National and American Little Leagues have merged into one program serving the entire community.

Livingston Little League & Softball has Baseball for boys ages 5 and up, and Softball for girls from Kindergarten through 9th grade.

Little League Baseball – ages 5 – 12: Contact Larry Ringler, Player Agent, at 908-334-1240 or at ringlerinsurance@comcast.net.

Girls Softball – K-10 – Contact Dave Bullion, Girls Program Director, at 973-368-3883 or at rasc94@aol.org.

Senior Little League – ages 13 – 16 years of age is coordinated by Pat O’Connor and can be reached at 973-740-1806 or www.livingstonseniorleague.com.

American Legion - ages 16 – 18 is coordinated by Sam Politan and can be reached at 201-303-2329 or politans1@gmail.com.

BASKETBALL  – Travel (Fall registration)
Grades:  5—8
Teams compete against other area Recreation Departments in a competitive league. There is a limit of one team per grade per gender. Games are played on weeknights and Saturdays based on available gym space in participating communities.

Parents are responsible for transportation to and from all away games. VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED!!

BASKETBALL  – Intown (Fall registration)
Grades:   4—12
The Livingston Intown Basketball Program is a structured, instructional and recreational program. Participants are required to attend the pre-season evaluations in their entirety as listed below. After the initial evaluation sessions, players will be grouped into teams and will receive the season’s schedule. Youth selected for the Travel Basketball Program will not be permitted to participate in the Intown Program. VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED!!

BASKETBALL – Kindergarten-3rd Grade Clinic (Fall Registration)

In cooperation with And One Basketball Club, SYLS is introducing a Basketball program for boys and girls grades K-3.  In the Kindergarten program, participants will learn basic fundamental skills.  The program is instructional and fun, utilizing drills and games that are engaging for this age level.  The 1st-3rd grade program focuses on fundamental skill training, instructional games and emphasizes team play.  Both programs are held on Sundays, beginning in December.  Times and locations vary depending on grade level.

BASKETBALL OFFICIALS CLINIC
An all inclusive course designed to teach rules, rule interpretations, mechanics and techniques of refereeing youth basketball games. Take the clinic for general information and better understanding of basketball or to become a Basketball Official. Qualifying participants may become paid referees for our Recreation Youth Basketball Program. Ages: 16 years of age and up

Instructor:  David Cohen, LHS Head Varsity Basketball Coach

BOWLING  – ages:     3—14 years
Co-sponsored with Eagle Rock Lanes in West Orange, this program consists of  both professional instruction and league games for boys and girls.  The fee includes two games of bowling, instructional assistance, shoe rental, lightweight balls, and an awards pizza lunch at the end of the program with awards for everyone!  For additional information, call Joe at 973-731-6363 at Eagle Rock Lanes or pick up a flier at the SYLS Office.

FOOTBALL / CHEER LEADING
Livingston Junior Lancers Football and Cheer leading organization coordinates this program for all Livingston boys and girls.  Contact Mike Duffy at 201-404-8294 or mduffy@youthsportslive.com for football and Sue Linnen at 201-618-1052 or mtgmanee@verizon.net for cheerleading.

youth-golfYouth Golf Clinics – Ages:     6-10 and 11-14

Campers will receive golf instruction on all facets of the game in a learning and FUN environment . The camp will provide clubs, balls, prizes, handouts, snacks and beverages.  There will be Contests / Competitions and play on the golf course a minimum of two days.

Contact Lou Ruina at 201-213-1844 or louisruina@yahoo.com  www.louisruina.com. Mail registration to Louis Ruina, 41 Tallmadge Ave Chatham NJ 07928. Register at the SYLS Office with cash or check.

Location:    East Orange Golf Course, 440 Parsonage Hill Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07928

Livingston Residents ages 6 – 14 years of age

LACROSSE - The Livingston Lacrosse Club coordinates this program for all Livingston boys and girls.  Contact Eric Rosenson at 201-506-5249 or www.livingstonlacrosse.org.

LANCER SPORT CAMPS - Individual sport camps are conducted by the LHS Coaching Staff during the summer months in conjunction with SYSL.  All camps are specifically “geared” to the campers to provide each participant with the ingredients for an action packed, learning and FUN camp experience.  Participants will have hands on training and be supervised by the LHS Coaching Staff in each sport.  Sport camps are conducted for one week in each of the following sports:  Baseball; Basketball;  Cheerleading;  Field Hockey;  Football;  Lacrosse;  Soccer; Softball; Speed / Agility / Track; Volleyball;  and Wrestling.

As part of Lancer Sport camps, participants will be brought to Haines Pool from 1-5:30 PM. Pool membership is not required. Parents can pick up their campers at the pool no later than 5:30 PM. For a tentative 2015 schedule see page 19 of our Winter 2015 Program Guide
Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Tae Kwon Do-Chung Do Kwan 

This class is an introduction to Tae Kwon Do-Chung Do Kwan for everyone ages 6 & up (white belt only). Students will learn practical self defense while acquiring discipline, conditioning the body, gaining self-confidence and reducing stress.

Every class begins with a series of traditional movements known as basic form. This warm up prepares the body and the mind for workout. The focus then turns to the unique style of kicking for which tae kwon do is known. Throughout the practice, students investigate the philosophical and creative applications for the physical techniques and movements. Every class emphasizes the artistic connection between the body and the mind.
Classes will be held Wednesday evening January 8 – March 26
Youth classes will be held for boys and girls ages 6-12      7 – 8 PM
Adult classes will be for male and female ages 11 & up     8 – 9 PM

US-sportsMulti-Sports Camp – Ages:     3—14

Coordinated by the U.S. Sports Institute, this age-specific, multi-sports camp will give boys and girls the opportunity to experience a range of sports during a one-week camp at Heritage Middle School. Campers will receive technical instruction and play a variety of sporting games. Sports Squirts will focus on game-oriented activities designed to help develop hand-eye coordination, balance, agility and movement. All camps are co-ed and space is limited! Register online at US Sports Institute.

PRE-SCHOOL SPORT SQUIRTS PROGRAM
Ages 3 – 5
Sport Squirts is a great way to introduce pre-school children to a variety of new and exciting sports.  Our program is coordinated by the U.S. Sports Institute one hour a week for six weeks in a safe, structured environment, and all sports are learned through a series of games designed to capture imagination, ensure learning and most importantly to let the children have fun, fun, fun!  For frequently asked questions regarding Sport Squirts, please visit www.USsportsinstitute.com or call 866-345-BALL (2255).

SOCCER

kiddie-soccerKiddie Soccer – Ages:     3 1/2—6 years
Kiddie Soccer is a fun-filled and age appropriate soccer program for boys and girls. The 8-week sessions are based on various thematic games that are fun and non-competitive, yet instructional. The coaching staff consists of men and women who coach and play the game of soccer, but more importantly, are experienced in working with young children. For registration information, go to www.kiddiesoccer.com,  call 973-543-1197 or pick-up a brochure at Senior, Youth and Leisure Services.

In addition to the Kiddie Soccer Program offered by SYLS, the Livingston Soccer Club coordinates the soccer program for all school age Livingston boys and girls.  Contact Steve Toby at president@lsclub.com or www.lsclub.com.

SOFTBALL – Livingston Little League coordinates girls softball for the community and is located at Congressional Little League Complex. Jeff Becker, President, can be reached at 973-953-1775 or jeffbecker11@comcast.net.  Girls softball is coordinated for the entire community through the Livingston Little League.

COMPETITIVE SWIMMING – Aquajets Swim Team (Summer)
Open to Livingston and Roseland Community Pool members ages 6—18, the Aquajets Swim Team competes with other communities in the Northern New Jersey Suburban Swim League in a number of home and away meets. Age categories are 6—8, 9—10, 11—12, 13—14 & 15—18. Ages are determined as of June 1 of the current calendar year. All practices and home meets are held at Haines Memorial Pool.

NOTE:  Swimmers are required to attend a minimum of 3 practices per week. This is a competitive team that enhances individual’s skills for competition. Not to be used as swimming lessons.

tennis logoYouth Tennis Lessons – Grades:   3—6  (Fall of current year)

(Summer only) The program is open to Livingston boys and girls.  Lessons are held at the Heritage Middle School tennis courts Monday—Thursday. If your child is enrolled in the Kids’ Camp, the counselors will take him or her to the courts and pick them up after the lesson. In the event of rain, classes will be held in Heritage gym. Please bring one unopened can of tennis balls to the first class of each session for which you are registered. Students should also bring their own racquet to every class.

Young Adult Tennis Lessons
Grades:   Entering Grades 7—12  (Fall of current year)

(Summer only) The program is open to Livingston boys and girls.  Lessons are held at the Heritage Middle School tennis courts Friday mornings for five weeks, beginning July 12th. In the event of rain, classes will be held in Heritage gym. Please bring one unopened can of tennis balls to the first class. Students should also bring their own racquet to every class.

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TRACK
Junior Lancer Track Program —Grade(s): 4—8 (Spring)
This instructional program is designed to teach the fundamentals of running events, turbo javelin and running broad jump.  The team will also compete in track & field meets against surrounding communities.  Volunteers are needed to help run the meets.  All adults able to assist at the meets, please contact Senior, Youth & Leisure Services.

VOLLEYBALL
Boys & Girls Volleyball Program (Fall)

Grade(s):                6—8
This is a developmental program under the direction of experienced Livingston High School Boys and Girls Volleyball coaches and team members.  This program introduces the game of volleyball and teaches the rules and skills of the sport in preparation for the Middle and High School competitive sports program.

Youth In-Town Volleyball Program (Spring)
Grade(s): 6—8
The program will be a structured, instructional and recreational program. After initial training and practice sessions, boys and girls will be grouped into teams based on age and skill level to compete in recreational games and enhance their skill level.

Lancers Volleyball Clinic

This program serves as an instructional Volleyball Clinic for Boys and Girls grades 9—12 during the off season. The program is devoted to sharpening skills through drills and matches. Experienced volleyball coaches work with the participants preparing them for high school and college volleyball teams. Sessions begin in October and run through mid-March.

Girls 7th & 8th Grade Travel Volleyball

Girls entering 7th or 8th grade in September 2014 will tryout for one combined team to compete against other area recreation departments in a competitive league. There is a limit of one team per community.  Practices will be held on Wednesday nights in September with matches to be played in October. Matches will be played based on host gym availability in participating communities. Tryouts will be held at Heritage Middle School Gym on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 7 – 9 PM. Advance registration is required.
Fee:       $125  – Refundable only if not selected for team
Reg. Deadline:  Friday, June 6 Late Fee: $30

Green Streaks Power Volleyball Program

The program serves as an instructional Volleyball Clinic for Boys and Girls grades 7-12, and adult women interested in learning the skills required for playing Power Volleyball.  The program is devoted to learning the power volleyball skills through drills and matches.  Training and practice sessions meet Tuesdays from October through April. Opportunities for weekend tournament play.

WRESTLING
Youth Wrestling Program
Grade(s):                2—8
This instructional program is designed to teach the fundamentals of wrestling at an age appropriate level. Wrestlers are eligible to compete with area Recreation Departments in the Suburban Wrestling League as well as preparing them for the Middle and High School competitive sports program.

Youth/Adult Triathlon (Summer Only)
The Youth Triathlon, for all boys and girls ages 7 – 15 & adults of all ages, will take place at Memorial Park.  Pre-registration is required – no registrations will be accepted at the event.  Athletes will compete according to the following groups:

Ages (as of 6/2015)
Ages 7-8   Swim 25 yards, Bike 1 mile, and Run ½ mile
Ages 9-10 Swim 50 yards, Bike 2 miles, and Run ½ mile
Ages 11-12 Swim 75 yards, Bike 2 miles, and Run 1 mile
Ages 13-15 Swim 100 yards, Bike 2 miles, and Run 1 ½ miles

Adults (16+) Swim 200 yards, Bike 2 miles, and Run 2 miles

All starts will begin in the water at Haines Memorial Pool.  This is a fun recreational event – participation medals will be given out to all athletes completing the Triathlon – there will be no individual awards.  The times are not certified and unofficial times will be posted for all finishers.  The course of the race will be swimming in Haines Pool, biking around the Oval and running the LHS Track.  Participants must bring your own bike, helmet, swim suit, towel, goggles, sneakers, socks, sunscreen.  Bikes may be any type or size.

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