Youth Programs

Smart Start Soccer

Offering a chance for our youngest athletes to experience a wide range of different sports! Each week will focus on a new sport giving our youngsters a chance to see what interests them! 


Activity #:     110410-1
Ages:            3 - 7
Dates:           July 11 - August 15
Day:             Thursday's
Time:            6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:      Moriarty School

Small and Tall Tumblers

Parents/Guardian participate in the world of the toddler with movement, music, parachute, bubbles, balls and obstacle courses, combined with instruction, while learning about their child's development. The stage is set to enhance key areas of motor development, while stimulating the mind through highly creative activity.

Activity #:     110421-1
Ages:           12 mo. - 3 yr.
Dates:          July 11 - August 15
Day:             Thursday's
Time:            5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Elementary School Children Gymnastics

Mini Star Tumblers

At ages 3 & 5, children refine basic skills that reinforce a heightened aptitude for all physical sport activities. This class offers greater challenges to the older preschooler on scaled down gymnastics inspired equipment.

Activity #:     110422-1
Ages:           3 - 5
Dates:          July 11 - August 15
Day:             Thursday's
Time:            6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Beginner Dance

Dancers will learn basic ballet and jazz technique. This class will provide the foundation for further dance exploration. They will learn how to move rhythmically and how to express themselves through the art of dance. They will learn basic dance technique and terminology in a developmentally appropriate way accompanied by age appropriate music.  6 weeks.. Instructor: Dance Express

Activity #:     520423-SU
Ages:           4 - 7
Dates:          July 9 - August 13
Day:             Tuesday's
Time:            4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Beginner Fencing

Fencing is a modern and exciting sport which relies on the use of tactics and strategy as well as speed and skill while facing your opponent. The need to think quickly and adapt to constantly changing situations is key. In fact, the modern sport of fencing has been described as trying to play chess while running the 100 meter dash! Equipment will be provided. 6 weeks.

Activity #:     520422-SU
Ages:           11+
Dates:          July 10 - August 14
Day:             Wednesday's
Time:           5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $65 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department 

kids playing playing games

Magic Lessons

Magician Aaron Hughes will be offering a magical experience this fall. Learn how to do your very own magic and card tricks. He will teach you tricks of misdirection, timing and choices of props. This is a great class for the beginner who is interested in learning the skills. 6 weeks. Instructor: Magician Aaron Hughes

Activity #:     520523-SU
Ages:           10+
Dates:          July 10 - August 14
Day:             Wednesday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fee:             $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department

Summer Basketball League

Norwich Rec is excited to offer our first youth summer basketball league! The league will take place on the Robert Spayne Basketball outdoor courts near the Norwich Rec. Dept on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings. The league will focus on fundamentals, game play, and fun! Coaches needed. 

Jr. Division
Activity #:     120423-1
Ages:           10-13
Dates:          July 8 - August 12
Day:             Monday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:     Robert Spayne Basketball Courts

Sr. Division
Activity #:     120423-2
Ages:           14-18
Dates:          July 10 - August 14
Day:              Wednesday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee:              $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
Location:      Robert Spayne Basketball Courts

FUNdamental Summer Hoops

This program will focus on giving our youngest basketball stars a chance to develop their skills! Each week will focus on the basics of basketball; dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. 

Activity #:     130431-1
Ages:            6-9
Dates:          July 9 - August 13
Day:             Tuesday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fee:              $45 Res; $55 Non-Res
Location:      Robert Spayne Basketball Courts

Neighborhood Basketball Clinics

Come join NFA coaches and players to learn basketball fundamentals. Improve your shooting, ball handling, footwork, and agility this Summer. 

Ages:            6-9
Day:             Tuesday's
Time:            6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Fee:              FREE
7/11               Hamilton Ave. Courts
7/18               Greenville Courts
7/25               Thamesville Courts
8/1                 Stanton Courts
8/8                 Hamilton Courts 
*Rain Date

Summer Fun Runs

Join us on Thursday evenings for the 56th year of summer fun runs. Come out to have some fun, there are several course lengths so that all levels can participate. All runs are timed.

Activity #:     150431-1
Ages:           Ages 6+
Dates:          July 11 - August 29
Day:             Thursday's
Time:            6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Fee:             FREE
Location:      Mohegan Park Center

Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

Learn the necessary skills to care for children of all ages. A certified instructor will teach you how to handle the messy situations of feeding and diapering, managing scrapes and minor bruises to life threatening situations. This is a fun, hand’s on course! Complete the course and become a trained Safe Sitter.  Handbook is included. Bring a snack and lunch.

Ages:           Ages 11-14
Dates:          August 10
Day:             Saturday
Time:            9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Fee:             $60 Res; $70 Non-Res
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department


elementary school kids on yoga mat striking a pose