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Thursday May 13, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th - 6th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Spring Basketball Clinic - 4 week spring basketball clinic
Looking to dust the rust from the lack of a basketball season this year? Check out our 2 day a week, 4 week spring basketball clinic taking place on the outdoor courts at Barlow Street.Join us to learn basketball skills, drills and understand the game with a focus on teamwork.  All skill levels are welcome.  Practices will consist of skills, drills, and scrimmage to learn to work as a team. All players will receive a reversible pinnie. All Covid-19 guidelines will apply.
 
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 4-6 year old - Little Tykes Lax (5:15-6:00pm)
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th and 6th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 4-6 year old - Little Tykes Lax (6:15-7:00pm)
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Friday May 14, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Saturday May 15, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM    Baseball - Little Sluggers for 4 year olds - Little Sluggers Baseball
All programming will comply with the most recent State Covid-19 guidelines. All players must wear masks during play.All spectators must wear masks.Participants will be screened on arrival. Little Slugger Baseball is an introductory baseball program for kids who have turned 4 years old by May 1st, 2021. A Saturday morning program designed to get little ones in the "swing" of baseball. Parents work together with their children to learn the basics; running bases, throwing and batting. All participants will receive a hat and shirt. This is a parent and child activity with the emphasis on FUN!Please make sure your little baseball player brings a water bottle and wears good running shoes.  Cleats are not necessary. Baseball gloves can be brought if you have them but are not required. There will be no baseball Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday 5/29/21. If it is necessary to cancel baseball due to weather conditions, we will make notification here and on Facebook as well as make phone calls.  "Like" St. Albans Recreation Department on FB to get up to the minute info and make sure your phone number on your recreation account is up to date. 
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Disc Golf Clinic - Disc Golf Clinic
Learn the basics of Disc Golf!  Course designer and disc golf player Preston Fuller will host a clinic on the basic fundamentals of Disc Golf for beginners and people who have never played.Preston will explain the basics of the game, disc selection, disc grip and basics and throwing styles found in the sport.  He'll also address basic putting styles.  Participants will then get some field time and pointers.There will also be the opportunity to play the course and try out your new skills after the clinic.Funds raised by this program will help offset the cost of installing the 2nd 9 baskets this spring!
 
Monday May 17, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Tuesday May 18, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Soccer - Spring Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - morning session
Soccer with AndrewSoccer with Andrew is a program for 3 to 5 year old children designed to introduce them to the sport of soccer. Kids will learn soccer using fun and energetic games that have been tailored to work with 3-5 year olds. The curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.  Sessions last 45 minutes and meet once per week for 5 weeks. This program is designed with fun at the core and physical activity, motor skill development and learning the game of soccer as secondary objectives. 
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th - 6th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Spring Basketball Clinic - 4 week spring basketball clinic
Looking to dust the rust from the lack of a basketball season this year? Check out our 2 day a week, 4 week spring basketball clinic taking place on the outdoor courts at Barlow Street.Join us to learn basketball skills, drills and understand the game with a focus on teamwork.  All skill levels are welcome.  Practices will consist of skills, drills, and scrimmage to learn to work as a team. All players will receive a reversible pinnie. All Covid-19 guidelines will apply.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th and 6th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.comCovid 19-related InstructionsIn order to support the health of all class participants, we will need to employ a few safety guidelines and rules during class.Participants must:• Keep at least 6 feet distance from others at all times.• Follow all instructions for how to safely engage in class exercises.• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into elbow.• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom.• Bring own hand sanitizer (participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer regularly).• Wear a mask at all times.• Stay home if having any COVID-19 symptoms/feeling sick, or have recently been exposed to someone whohas COVID-19 (and inform the instructor).• After class, you may be asked to wipe (wipes will be provided) down your chair.• Do not bring family members or guests to class (i.e., only one person may attend class with the dog).Please note that Covid-related policies may change at any time given newrecommendations/information. You will be provided with current policies after you register fora course; should you wish to review these policies before registering for a class, pleasecontact the Recreation Dept sponsoring the class, or contact Gold Star Dog Training.Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Beyond Basics (5 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.comCovid 19-related InstructionsIn order to support the health of all class participants, we will need to employ a few safety guidelines and rules during class.Participants must:• Keep at least 6 feet distance from others at all times.• Follow all instructions for how to safely engage in class exercises.• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into elbow.• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom.• Bring own hand sanitizer (participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer regularly).• Wear a mask at all times.• Stay home if having any COVID-19 symptoms/feeling sick, or have recently been exposed to someone whohas COVID-19 (and inform the instructor).• After class, you may be asked to wipe (wipes will be provided) down your chair.• Do not bring family members or guests to class (i.e., only one person may attend class with the dog).Please note that Covid-related policies may change at any time given newrecommendations/information. You will be provided with current policies after you register fora course; should you wish to review these policies before registering for a class, pleasecontact the Recreation Dept sponsoring the class, or contact Gold Star Dog Training.Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
Wednesday May 19, 2021
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Wednesdays with St. Albans Recreation - Wednesdays at Rec
This program aims to provide a fun and safe environment for kids to spend their remote learning day. This will be a full day program from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Drop off will take place from 7:30-8:30am kids will enjoy outdoor play (when weather permits) while kids are arriving. They will then have a breakfast or small snack. After this we will have 2 hours of time for kids to do remote learning activities or homework. We will then have lunch, followed by activities in the afternoon before kids are picked up. This schedule will be very similar to Day Camp program with remote learning time built in during the mornings.        All campers will go through the health screening process when they arrive. No kids with any sickness symptoms will be allowed that day.        Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming.      Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away.      Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times.      Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up.      Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.       Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.Our goal is to be outdoors and active as much as possible.  Please be sure your child has what they need to make it enjoyable for everyone!Depending on weather:Rain coat & bootsSneakers - sandals are NOT the best choice for an active day and walking.  No Flip Flops.Sweatshirt or lightweight jacketCoat, snowpants, mittens (2 pair), hat, boots.
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 1st and 2nd grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 1st and 2nd grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Thursday May 20, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th - 6th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Spring Basketball Clinic - 4 week spring basketball clinic
Looking to dust the rust from the lack of a basketball season this year? Check out our 2 day a week, 4 week spring basketball clinic taking place on the outdoor courts at Barlow Street.Join us to learn basketball skills, drills and understand the game with a focus on teamwork.  All skill levels are welcome.  Practices will consist of skills, drills, and scrimmage to learn to work as a team. All players will receive a reversible pinnie. All Covid-19 guidelines will apply.
 
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 4-6 year old - Little Tykes Lax (5:15-6:00pm)
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th and 6th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 4-6 year old - Little Tykes Lax (6:15-7:00pm)
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Friday May 21, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Saturday May 22, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM    Baseball - Little Sluggers for 4 year olds - Little Sluggers Baseball
All programming will comply with the most recent State Covid-19 guidelines. All players must wear masks during play.All spectators must wear masks.Participants will be screened on arrival. Little Slugger Baseball is an introductory baseball program for kids who have turned 4 years old by May 1st, 2021. A Saturday morning program designed to get little ones in the "swing" of baseball. Parents work together with their children to learn the basics; running bases, throwing and batting. All participants will receive a hat and shirt. This is a parent and child activity with the emphasis on FUN!Please make sure your little baseball player brings a water bottle and wears good running shoes.  Cleats are not necessary. Baseball gloves can be brought if you have them but are not required. There will be no baseball Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday 5/29/21. If it is necessary to cancel baseball due to weather conditions, we will make notification here and on Facebook as well as make phone calls.  "Like" St. Albans Recreation Department on FB to get up to the minute info and make sure your phone number on your recreation account is up to date. 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Spring Fling Disc Golf Tournament - Spring Fling Disc Golf Tournament - Advanced Player
What better way to usher in Spring than grabbing a friend and playing in St. Albans Recreation's Spring Fling Disc Golf Tournament?Sign up and enjoy our rather new nine basket course at Hard'ack.  You can sign up with a friend or up to 3 teams (6 players) can play the tournament together.  Individuals will be paired together.  When registering choose between amateur or advanced.Note:  This is not a PDGA sanctioned event.We'll provide a fun atmosphere with music, fire in the pit and more.  Beginners are welcome. For those who haven't played before - in doubles, each team member throws a disc and the best throw is used for the next shot.  This style of play is very friendly for new players or groups with younger aged players.Thinking of entering but want some pointers?  Register for our clinic on 5/15 at 11am!Funds raised from this tournament will help offset cost of the second nine baskets going in this Spring!
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Spring Fling Disc Golf Tournament - Spring Fling Disc Golf Tournament - Beginner/Amateur
What better way to usher in Spring than grabbing a friend and playing in St. Albans Recreation's Spring Fling Disc Golf Tournament?Sign up and enjoy our rather new nine basket course at Hard'ack.  You can sign up with a friend or up to 3 teams (6 players) can play the tournament together.  Individuals will be paired together.  When registering choose between amateur or advanced.Note:  This is not a PDGA sanctioned event.We'll provide a fun atmosphere with music, fire in the pit and more.  Beginners are welcome. For those who haven't played before - in doubles, each team member throws a disc and the best throw is used for the next shot.  This style of play is very friendly for new players or groups with younger aged players.Thinking of entering but want some pointers?  Register for our clinic on 5/15 at 11am!Funds raised from this tournament will help offset cost of the second nine baskets going in this Spring!
 
Monday May 24, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Tuesday May 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Soccer - Spring Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - morning session
Soccer with AndrewSoccer with Andrew is a program for 3 to 5 year old children designed to introduce them to the sport of soccer. Kids will learn soccer using fun and energetic games that have been tailored to work with 3-5 year olds. The curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.  Sessions last 45 minutes and meet once per week for 5 weeks. This program is designed with fun at the core and physical activity, motor skill development and learning the game of soccer as secondary objectives. 
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th - 6th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th and 6th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.comCovid 19-related InstructionsIn order to support the health of all class participants, we will need to employ a few safety guidelines and rules during class.Participants must:• Keep at least 6 feet distance from others at all times.• Follow all instructions for how to safely engage in class exercises.• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into elbow.• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom.• Bring own hand sanitizer (participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer regularly).• Wear a mask at all times.• Stay home if having any COVID-19 symptoms/feeling sick, or have recently been exposed to someone whohas COVID-19 (and inform the instructor).• After class, you may be asked to wipe (wipes will be provided) down your chair.• Do not bring family members or guests to class (i.e., only one person may attend class with the dog).Please note that Covid-related policies may change at any time given newrecommendations/information. You will be provided with current policies after you register fora course; should you wish to review these policies before registering for a class, pleasecontact the Recreation Dept sponsoring the class, or contact Gold Star Dog Training.Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Beyond Basics (5 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.comCovid 19-related InstructionsIn order to support the health of all class participants, we will need to employ a few safety guidelines and rules during class.Participants must:• Keep at least 6 feet distance from others at all times.• Follow all instructions for how to safely engage in class exercises.• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into elbow.• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom.• Bring own hand sanitizer (participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer regularly).• Wear a mask at all times.• Stay home if having any COVID-19 symptoms/feeling sick, or have recently been exposed to someone whohas COVID-19 (and inform the instructor).• After class, you may be asked to wipe (wipes will be provided) down your chair.• Do not bring family members or guests to class (i.e., only one person may attend class with the dog).Please note that Covid-related policies may change at any time given newrecommendations/information. You will be provided with current policies after you register fora course; should you wish to review these policies before registering for a class, pleasecontact the Recreation Dept sponsoring the class, or contact Gold Star Dog Training.Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
Wednesday May 26, 2021
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Wednesdays with St. Albans Recreation - Wednesdays at Rec
This program aims to provide a fun and safe environment for kids to spend their remote learning day. This will be a full day program from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Drop off will take place from 7:30-8:30am kids will enjoy outdoor play (when weather permits) while kids are arriving. They will then have a breakfast or small snack. After this we will have 2 hours of time for kids to do remote learning activities or homework. We will then have lunch, followed by activities in the afternoon before kids are picked up. This schedule will be very similar to Day Camp program with remote learning time built in during the mornings.        All campers will go through the health screening process when they arrive. No kids with any sickness symptoms will be allowed that day.        Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming.      Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away.      Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times.      Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up.      Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.       Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.Our goal is to be outdoors and active as much as possible.  Please be sure your child has what they need to make it enjoyable for everyone!Depending on weather:Rain coat & bootsSneakers - sandals are NOT the best choice for an active day and walking.  No Flip Flops.Sweatshirt or lightweight jacketCoat, snowpants, mittens (2 pair), hat, boots.
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 1st and 2nd grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 1st and 2nd grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Thursday May 27, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th - 6th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 4-6 year old - Little Tykes Lax (5:15-6:00pm)
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th and 6th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 4-6 year old - Little Tykes Lax (6:15-7:00pm)
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Friday May 28, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Monday May 31, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Tuesday June 1, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Soccer - Spring Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - morning session
Soccer with AndrewSoccer with Andrew is a program for 3 to 5 year old children designed to introduce them to the sport of soccer. Kids will learn soccer using fun and energetic games that have been tailored to work with 3-5 year olds. The curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.  Sessions last 45 minutes and meet once per week for 5 weeks. This program is designed with fun at the core and physical activity, motor skill development and learning the game of soccer as secondary objectives. 
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th - 6th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th and 6th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.comCovid 19-related InstructionsIn order to support the health of all class participants, we will need to employ a few safety guidelines and rules during class.Participants must:• Keep at least 6 feet distance from others at all times.• Follow all instructions for how to safely engage in class exercises.• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into elbow.• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom.• Bring own hand sanitizer (participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer regularly).• Wear a mask at all times.• Stay home if having any COVID-19 symptoms/feeling sick, or have recently been exposed to someone whohas COVID-19 (and inform the instructor).• After class, you may be asked to wipe (wipes will be provided) down your chair.• Do not bring family members or guests to class (i.e., only one person may attend class with the dog).Please note that Covid-related policies may change at any time given newrecommendations/information. You will be provided with current policies after you register fora course; should you wish to review these policies before registering for a class, pleasecontact the Recreation Dept sponsoring the class, or contact Gold Star Dog Training.Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Beyond Basics (5 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.comCovid 19-related InstructionsIn order to support the health of all class participants, we will need to employ a few safety guidelines and rules during class.Participants must:• Keep at least 6 feet distance from others at all times.• Follow all instructions for how to safely engage in class exercises.• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into elbow.• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom.• Bring own hand sanitizer (participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer regularly).• Wear a mask at all times.• Stay home if having any COVID-19 symptoms/feeling sick, or have recently been exposed to someone whohas COVID-19 (and inform the instructor).• After class, you may be asked to wipe (wipes will be provided) down your chair.• Do not bring family members or guests to class (i.e., only one person may attend class with the dog).Please note that Covid-related policies may change at any time given newrecommendations/information. You will be provided with current policies after you register fora course; should you wish to review these policies before registering for a class, pleasecontact the Recreation Dept sponsoring the class, or contact Gold Star Dog Training.Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
Wednesday June 2, 2021
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Wednesdays with St. Albans Recreation - Wednesdays at Rec
This program aims to provide a fun and safe environment for kids to spend their remote learning day. This will be a full day program from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Drop off will take place from 7:30-8:30am kids will enjoy outdoor play (when weather permits) while kids are arriving. They will then have a breakfast or small snack. After this we will have 2 hours of time for kids to do remote learning activities or homework. We will then have lunch, followed by activities in the afternoon before kids are picked up. This schedule will be very similar to Day Camp program with remote learning time built in during the mornings.        All campers will go through the health screening process when they arrive. No kids with any sickness symptoms will be allowed that day.        Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming.      Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away.      Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times.      Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up.      Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.       Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.Our goal is to be outdoors and active as much as possible.  Please be sure your child has what they need to make it enjoyable for everyone!Depending on weather:Rain coat & bootsSneakers - sandals are NOT the best choice for an active day and walking.  No Flip Flops.Sweatshirt or lightweight jacketCoat, snowpants, mittens (2 pair), hat, boots.
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 1st and 2nd grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 1st and 2nd grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Thursday June 3, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th - 6th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 3rd - 4th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 5th and 6th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Girls
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Friday June 4, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Phantoms Lacrosse - 7th and 8th Grade - Boys
ST. ALBANS RECREATION WILL FOLLOW THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE STATE OF VERMONT AND NVYLL!THE DATES AND TIMES FOR PRACTICES ARE NOT POSTED CURRENTLY. These will be updated when coaches are confirmed. We hope to being practice in the last week in April!!Our Purpose:The Phantoms Lacrosse Club was started in the 1990's with the goal of introducing the game to the youth of Franklin County.  Since our first season, there has a been a small of group of volunteers steering the club.  The primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe, and respectful environment.  We believe in "Honoring the Game."  This means as a club we strive to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and the love of the game.  These values are important in developing our youth into contributing members of our community.  As a member of US Lacrosse, we follow the practices outlined by the Positive Coaching Alliance.NEW!!! Sibling Discount. The 1st and 2nd child are regular price, the 3rd child is 50% off and the 4th child is FREE!! All children must be registered at the same time, on the same invoice to receive the discount. Applies to immediate family only.   - All uniforms are provided- Families must provide helmets for the kids in all levels except Pre-k and K. WHY IS THE PRICE $30 MORE THAN LAST YEAR?This year St. Albans Recreation will be submitting the US Lacrosse Memberships for all players, saving families an extra step of signing up and purchasing that membership. All players who play in the NVTYL must have a valid US Lacrosse membership. Membership only required for grades 3-8. If you already have an up to date US Lacrosse membership please call the office and we will take $30 off the registration cost.  Our Programs This is a basic outline of what we offer.  New members are welcome at all ages!   4 and 5 year olds-  Our initiation program is geared towards teaching the basic skills of lacrosse.  The rules of the game and required equipment are very different for boys and girls lacrosse, and we are excited to offer both a co-ed option and a girls option at the PK and K level. This program will teach the skills of lacrosse through fun games and drills designed to get kids excited about the sport. Through working on hand eye coordination and movement we will prepare kids for the next level of the game. Practice will be Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm AT HARD'ACK!Required Equipment for all players grade 1 and up Girls: Cleats, mouth guard and eye protection Boys: Cleats, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard).  Grades 1-2 - Building off from the introduction program for PK and K kids our 1st and 2nd graders will continue to learn the skill and rules of the game. Practices are held once a week on TBD at Hard'ack for both the boys and girls groups. There are no full field games, but rather small sided games that help promote individual skills and concepts. This program is focused on having fun and getting kids excited about lacrosse. Travel is usually limited to Hard'ack or Collins Perley Complex.  Grades 3-4 Girls - Basic skills practice is still an important focus.  Growing the girls game is important.  Much of the time will be spent practicing the basic skills, having fun and introducing some basic team concepts.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices TBD evenings at Hard'ack.  Grades 3-4 Boys - Basic skills practice is still enforced, but some basic full field concepts will be introduced.  This is a fun introduction to the full field game.  Kids will play on a half field with smaller goals to reinforce stick skill and movement. 6 players on the field at once. Practices will be held on TBD.   Grades 5-6 Boys - Focus is still on basic stick and body skills. Skills are honed throughout the season and are essential to teaching team concepts. Players learn about some basic team concepts. Practices will be held TBD.Grades 5-6 Girls - Skills learned at the 3-4 level will continue to develop and perfect.  Work on team development and movement on the field.  Kids will play on a full field with regular sized goals to get them prepared for the next level. Practices are on TBD.  Grades 7-8 Girls - You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held two or three evenings per week (days TBD) for 1.5 - 2 hours .  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Grades 7-8 Boys -  You are never to old to start!  Skills will be a strong focus, but team concepts are essential as players are becoming more competitive.  Practices are held TBD at Hard'ack.  We are part of the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League and will take part in Saturday jamborees.  Travel is limited to mainly the Chittenden county area, but may include an end of year jamboree in Middlebury and playoffs. Phantoms play in the Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League (NVTYL). League website can be found here. LEAGUE RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.____________________________________________________________________
 
Saturday June 5, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM    Baseball - Little Sluggers for 4 year olds - Little Sluggers Baseball
All programming will comply with the most recent State Covid-19 guidelines. All players must wear masks during play.All spectators must wear masks.Participants will be screened on arrival. Little Slugger Baseball is an introductory baseball program for kids who have turned 4 years old by May 1st, 2021. A Saturday morning program designed to get little ones in the "swing" of baseball. Parents work together with their children to learn the basics; running bases, throwing and batting. All participants will receive a hat and shirt. This is a parent and child activity with the emphasis on FUN!Please make sure your little baseball player brings a water bottle and wears good running shoes.  Cleats are not necessary. Baseball gloves can be brought if you have them but are not required. There will be no baseball Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday 5/29/21. If it is necessary to cancel baseball due to weather conditions, we will make notification here and on Facebook as well as make phone calls.  "Like" St. Albans Recreation Department on FB to get up to the minute info and make sure your phone number on your recreation account is up to date. 
 
Monday June 7, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
Tuesday June 8, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 6-8
Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track practice is 2 times a week - Tuesdays and Thursdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Regular timing and distances will be measured so that those who are interested can chart their progress over the summer. COVID - All covid guidelines will be followed and will be adjusted as they are changed at the state level.Kids must wear masks when not running. Arrive in mask, put mask on when doing other jumping and throwing and when finished. Kid that are ill cannot attend.Staff will ask health screening questions at drop off.Parents must wear masks at drop off and pick up, and if they stay to watch.All spectators must adhere to social distancing guidelines.No Sessions on July 6 or July 8, 2021  
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.comCovid 19-related InstructionsIn order to support the health of all class participants, we will need to employ a few safety guidelines and rules during class.Participants must:• Keep at least 6 feet distance from others at all times.• Follow all instructions for how to safely engage in class exercises.• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into elbow.• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom.• Bring own hand sanitizer (participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer regularly).• Wear a mask at all times.• Stay home if having any COVID-19 symptoms/feeling sick, or have recently been exposed to someone whohas COVID-19 (and inform the instructor).• After class, you may be asked to wipe (wipes will be provided) down your chair.• Do not bring family members or guests to class (i.e., only one person may attend class with the dog).Please note that Covid-related policies may change at any time given newrecommendations/information. You will be provided with current policies after you register fora course; should you wish to review these policies before registering for a class, pleasecontact the Recreation Dept sponsoring the class, or contact Gold Star Dog Training.Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 9-14
Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track practice is 2 times a week - Tuesdays and Thursdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Regular timing and distances will be measured so that those who are interested can chart their progress over the summer. COVID - All covid guidelines will be followed and will be adjusted as they are changed at the state level.Kids must wear masks when not running. Arrive in mask, put mask on when doing other jumping and throwing and when finished. Kid that are ill cannot attend.Staff will ask health screening questions at drop off.Parents must wear masks at drop off and pick up, and if they stay to watch.All spectators must adhere to social distancing guidelines.No Sessions on July 6 or July 8, 2021  
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Beyond Basics (5 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLCEmail: deb@goldstardog.comCovid 19-related InstructionsIn order to support the health of all class participants, we will need to employ a few safety guidelines and rules during class.Participants must:• Keep at least 6 feet distance from others at all times.• Follow all instructions for how to safely engage in class exercises.• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into elbow.• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom.• Bring own hand sanitizer (participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer regularly).• Wear a mask at all times.• Stay home if having any COVID-19 symptoms/feeling sick, or have recently been exposed to someone whohas COVID-19 (and inform the instructor).• After class, you may be asked to wipe (wipes will be provided) down your chair.• Do not bring family members or guests to class (i.e., only one person may attend class with the dog).Please note that Covid-related policies may change at any time given newrecommendations/information. You will be provided with current policies after you register fora course; should you wish to review these policies before registering for a class, pleasecontact the Recreation Dept sponsoring the class, or contact Gold Star Dog Training.Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.  Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class—you decide!! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: working toward therapy dog certification; already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and looking for skills useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
Wednesday June 9, 2021
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Wednesdays with St. Albans Recreation - Wednesdays at Rec
This program aims to provide a fun and safe environment for kids to spend their remote learning day. This will be a full day program from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Drop off will take place from 7:30-8:30am kids will enjoy outdoor play (when weather permits) while kids are arriving. They will then have a breakfast or small snack. After this we will have 2 hours of time for kids to do remote learning activities or homework. We will then have lunch, followed by activities in the afternoon before kids are picked up. This schedule will be very similar to Day Camp program with remote learning time built in during the mornings.        All campers will go through the health screening process when they arrive. No kids with any sickness symptoms will be allowed that day.        Kids & Staff will be scanned for temperature upon arrival.  Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming.      Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away.      Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times.      Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up.      Any family traveling to areas not deemed "green" by the State of Vermont may be subject to a 14 day quarantine which would prevent them from attending recreation programming for 14 days after returning home.       Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.Our goal is to be outdoors and active as much as possible.  Please be sure your child has what they need to make it enjoyable for everyone!Depending on weather:Rain coat & bootsSneakers - sandals are NOT the best choice for an active day and walking.  No Flip Flops.Sweatshirt or lightweight jacketCoat, snowpants, mittens (2 pair), hat, boots.
 
Thursday June 10, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.
 
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 6-8
Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track practice is 2 times a week - Tuesdays and Thursdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Regular timing and distances will be measured so that those who are interested can chart their progress over the summer. COVID - All covid guidelines will be followed and will be adjusted as they are changed at the state level.Kids must wear masks when not running. Arrive in mask, put mask on when doing other jumping and throwing and when finished. Kid that are ill cannot attend.Staff will ask health screening questions at drop off.Parents must wear masks at drop off and pick up, and if they stay to watch.All spectators must adhere to social distancing guidelines.No Sessions on July 6 or July 8, 2021  
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 9-14
Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track practice is 2 times a week - Tuesdays and Thursdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Regular timing and distances will be measured so that those who are interested can chart their progress over the summer. COVID - All covid guidelines will be followed and will be adjusted as they are changed at the state level.Kids must wear masks when not running. Arrive in mask, put mask on when doing other jumping and throwing and when finished. Kid that are ill cannot attend.Staff will ask health screening questions at drop off.Parents must wear masks at drop off and pick up, and if they stay to watch.All spectators must adhere to social distancing guidelines.No Sessions on July 6 or July 8, 2021  
 
Friday June 11, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! - Afternoon Fun
We're happy to announce that we'll be running an after school program this year.  Things will look slightly different as we observe all COVID19 health requirements.  We're also in the process of becoming a licensed after school program.  The licensing should go into effect later in the fall.  Families won't see any difference in our programming from last year to this, except for COVID guidelines and maybe a bit more paper work needed.  :)We will be accepting kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Buses from each school drop kids off at Barlow Street Community Center.  Pick up is anytime before 6pm.  We will provide a healthy snack for kids each afternoon.  A daily menu will be provided soon.  We will offer a great assortment of both indoor and out door activities so kids can have a fun, active down time after school. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in programming. Kids will wash hands upon arrival and put their back pack away. Kids & Staff will wear masks at all times. Parents & Guardians must wear masks at pick up. Any family traveling out of state will need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of their return, or quarantine for 14 days upon return before attending programming. Expect changes - as guidelines change we will adjust our programming to reflect those changes.  We run our programs to adhere to VDH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID19.  We reserve the right to make changes up to and including canceling programming at any time.  As in keeping with all our program - we keep kids active and outside as much as possible.  When kids need to be indoors, we will adhere to physical distancing and mask wearing.  Kids will wash hands often throughout the afternoon.