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SPARTA | 2021 Parks & Recreation

ACTIVITIES GUIDE

1000 E Montgomery Street | www.spartaparks.com | (608) 269-6322


WELCOME TO SPR The Sparta Parks & Recreation (SPR) staff welcomes you to look over our 2021 Program Guide and find important information for programs that fit your needs. Our Mission is in committing to provide quality, diverse programs that enrich the lives of every age group who participate, through promotion, betterment and development of facilities and park lands without putting the burden on the local taxpayers.

OFFICE INFORMATION Parks & Rec Department / Barney Community Center 1000 E Montgomery Street Sparta, WI 54656

Office Phone 608-269-6322

Office Hours 7:30AM – 4:30PM, M-F

City Website www.spartawisconsin.org

Hotline Phone: 608-269-9016

MEET THE PARKS & REC STAFF Brad Gilbertson Ryan Pawlisch Sami Weaver Amy Betcher Chris Martin Erik Jones Ed Hansen Brett Mullikin Garrett Geier

Park & Recreation Director Recreation Superintendent Recreation Specialist Special Recreation Coordinator Custodian & Maintenance Parks Maintenance Parks & Golf Maintenance Supervisor Head Greenskeeper ProShop Manager

HOW TO GET REGISTERED...

Sparta Parks & Recreation offers online registration and inperson registration. For registration deadlines, please see the program information you are interested in and the registration deadline will be listed there. The Park & Rec staff reserves the right to issue a late fee if the registration deadline is not met. If you register after the deadline, you run the risk of not being allowed to participate altogether. ONLINE REGISTRATION: There are a few steps that need to be taken to successfully register for programs online. See the following to get set up with an online account. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Call the Park & Rec Office to Enable Online Account Visit www.spartaparks.com Click "Sign In" in the upper right-hand corner of page Use the Email linked to your Park & Rec account

**If you do not know what email is on your Park & Rec Account or forgot your password please call the Park & Rec for assistance.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome ............................. 02 Program Calendar ............... 03 Recreational Gymnastics .... 04 Soccer ................................. 05 Softball ............................... 06 Baseball & Ragball .............. 07 Lacrosse .............................. 08 Volleyball ............................ 08 Football .............................. 09 Archery ............................... 09 Wrestling ............................ 10 Youth Sports Clubs ............. 11 Aquatic Center .................... 12 Swim Lessons ..................... 13-14 Adult Leagues & Tournaments ...................... 15 Adult Fitness ....................... 16 Senior Services ................... 17 Special Recreation .............. 17 Golf ..................................... 18

PARK BOARD Josh Lydon Marcus Novak Brian Harrie Matthew Hoffland

Alan Olson Jim Church Cory Bowser

STAY UP TO DATE To keep up with what is going on at the Sparta Park & Rec follow us on Facebook or check out our website. We keep you up to date with upcoming, new and canceled programs. For program cancellations due to weather, we will update the Park & Rec Hotline and announce it on Facebook! FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/spartaparks REGISTRATION WEBSITE www.spartaparks.com SPARTA WEBSITE www.spartawisconsin.org

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PROGRAMS CALENDAR

This calendar provides a general idea of when youth and adult recreation programs occur throughout the year. The colored bar represents the length of the season and when it occurs. This schedule does not indicate the registration dates for the programs, registration typically occurs four to six weeks before the season begins. Learn more about each program throughout this flyer.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

Archery Gymnastics Wrestling

Calendar Key

Youth

Adult

APRIL

Archery Gymnastics Soccer Smart Golf

Pickleball Open Gym 2nd Weekend CO-ED Volleyball Tournament

2nd Weekend Women's Volleyball Tournament

MAY

JUNE

Soccer Smart Golf

JULY

AUGUST

Gymnastics Rec Baseball, Rec Softball & Ragball Travel Softball

Gymnastics Tackle Football Flag Football Volleyball Soccer 3rd Weekend CO-ED Softball Tournament CO-ED 4s Volleyball Tournament

2nd Weekend Men's Softball Tournament Women's Softball Tournament

2nd Weekend Men's Softball Tournament 4th Weekend Women's Softball Tournament

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Gymnastics Archery

Rec Basketball

Pickleball Open Gym

Additional programs offered but not shown above: Adult Fitness Classes (Typically sessions are 10 week & year-round) Special Recreation Programs (Program dates vary based on participation) Youth Lacrosse

PARKS & RECREATION

Tackle Football Flag Football Volleyball

Swim Lessons, Log Rolling & Swim Team

Softball Leagues

SPETEMBER

Gymnastics

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GYMNASTICS

REGISTRATION DEALINE: 2 WEEKS BEFORE SESSION Register online at Spartaparks.com

Rec Gymnastics sessions occur year round. Each class in our Recreational Gymnastics program is designed to maximize fun while learning. We encourage all students to reach their full potential at their own pace. Classes focus on developing strength, flexibility, coordination, and confidence while learning new and exciting skills.

2021 SESSION DATES

WINTER I SPRING SUMMER FALL WINTER II

January 11 - March 3 March 15 - May 5 June 7 - July 28 August 9 - September 29 October 25 - December 15

TUMBLEBUGS AGES:

2 - 3

KINDERBUGS 4 - 6

BEGINNER 6 & Up

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

6 & Up

6 & Up

ADVANCED ELITE 6 & Up

Wednesday

Monday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Mon. & Wed.

Mon. & Wed.

5:15pm

5:15pm

5:15pm

6:15pm

6:00pm

7:00pm

45 min

45 min

60 min

60 min

1 hour/2 days

PRE-REQUISITE:

NA

NA

NA

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

CAPACITY:

20

15

15

15

10

10

$40 / $70

$40 / $70

$40 / $70

$40 / $70

$60 / $105

$70 / $122.50

DAY & TIME: CLASS LENGTH:

COST:

1.5 hours 2 days

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS TUMBLEBUGS

A parent and me class for children ages 2 to 3 years old. Class is guided by an instructor and accompanied by a parent.

KINDERBUGS

Full of fun, music, and age-appropriate skills to increase body awareness, coordination, balance and listening skills.

BEGINNER

Gymnasts focus on the fundamentals of gymnastics to develop a solid understanding of skills learning basic movements, flexibility, and strength. Skills include splits, cartwheels and handstands on the floor, modified pullovers and casts on bars, squat-ons on vault and beginning balance and movement on high beam.

INTERMEDIATE

Gymnasts continue to master skills such as handstands, cartwheels and a bridge, back-hip circles, kick-over/pullover and cast on bars, hurdle, stretch jumps and dive rolls on vault, and beam skills levers, jumps, turns and introduce handstands and cartwheels.

ADVANCED

Gymnasts begin mastering back and front handsprings on floor, glide swings and kips, front-hip circles to cast and introducing high bars, beginning front handsprings and mastering handstand flat-back on vault and mastering skills on high beam such as cartwheels, handstands, and jumps.

ADVANCED ELITE

Gymnasts will advance round-off back handsprings, front handspring, front tuck and front and back tuck on floor, kips, cast handstands, and free hip circles on bar, and front handspring over table, introduce front layout and round-off onto springboard on vault. Develop jump series, back walkovers and cross handstands, while mastering cartwheels and bigger turns and introducing handsprings. GYM LOCATION: 923 E Montgomery Street Sparta, WI 54656

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SOCCER

SPRING REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 2 FALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 27 Register online at Spartaparks.com

Soccer is offered in both the Spring & Fall through the Park & Rec. This is an in-house recreation league that focuses on learning the fundamentals of the game. Sign your child up according to the grade he/she is currently enrolled in. Players are responsible for providing their own socks, shorts, shoes and shin guards are mandatory.

SPRING SEASON: FALL SEASON: LOCATION: FEE:

First week of April - Mid May Early September - Mid October Southside School $25.00 Res. / $43.75 Non-Res.

KINDERGARTEN SOCCER Players will be introduced to basic soccer skills and terminology of the game. Players must be in kindergarten to participate. Skills based program. No scheduled games. PRACTICES: Saturdays

9:00 - 10:00am

1ST - 3RD GRADE SOCCER Players practice basic soccer skills and learn the terminology and rules of the game. Players are divided into teams and play games at this level. Game schedules will be released a week into practice. PRACTICES: Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30pm GAMES: Saturdays 9:00 - 1:00pm

4TH - 6TH GRADE SOCCER Players advance soccer skills and continue to learn the terminology and rules of the game. Players are divided into teams and play games at this level. Game schedules will be released a week into practice. PRACTICES: Tuesdays GAMES: Saturdays

5:30 - 6:30pm 9:00 - 1:00pm

SPARTA TRAVEL SOCCER Travel Soccer is organized by the Sparta Soccer Club and is also offered in the Spring & Fall. To learn more about competing in club soccer visit their website at www.soccer4sparta.org.

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SOFTBALL

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 16** **Hard cut off to enter teams in leagues

Softball begins after 1st grade for the SPR. The older you get in the program the more competitive it gets and travel increases. See below for specific details.

ROOKIE SOFTBALL

8 & Under as of January 1, 2021

Rookie Softball is the next step after Ragball. This program is open to girls who have completed 1st or 2nd grade. The emphasis is placed on the fundamentals and learning the rules of softball. Players will play with a 11" ragball. After the first two weeks of practice, players will begin to play in-house games. Volunteer coaches are needed. SEASON DATES LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS & TIME FEE

June 8 - July 15 Diamond #2 - Memorial Park Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm $25.00 Res / $43.75 Non-Res

10 & UNDER SOFTBALL

10 & Under as of January 1, 2021

This program is open to girls who have completed 3rd or 4th grade. Players use 11" ball. Practices are in Sparta and there will be travel involved for games. Schedules will be handed out closer to season. Volunteer coaches are needed. SEASON DATES LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS & TIME GAME DAYS & TIMES FEE

Late May - Early August Diamond #3 - Memorial Park Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm TBD $30.00 Res / $52.50 Non-Res

12 & UNDER + 14 & UNDER SOFTBALL This program is open to girls who are 11 to 14 years old. Practices are in Sparta and there will be travel involved for games. Schedules will be handed out closer to the season. There will be 2 to 3 practices a week. Teams have the option to participate in 3 to 5 tournaments. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from games and tournaments, which are typically within 15 to 45 miles but some might be farther our depending on the team. Tryouts may be necessary depending on the participation numbers. Practice and game schedules will be released closer to the season. Volunteer coaches are needed. SEASON DATES PRACTICE LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS & TIME GAME DAYS & TIMES FEE

Mid May - Early August Memorial Park, Diamond TBD Practice days and times will vary for each team TBD $60.00 Res / $105.00 Non-Res

RAGBALL This program is for boys and girls who have completed Kindergarten. Ragball is an introduction of fundamentals of baseball & softball while having fun learning the sport. Players will use training balls (ragballs) and a batting tee and develop throwing, catching, batting skills, etc. AGES Completed Kindergarten SEASON DATES June 15 - July 20 LOCATION Diamond #2 - Memorial Park DAYS & TIME Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:30pm FEE $25.00 Res / $43.75 Non-Res

18 & UNDER SOFTBALL This program is offered to high school players. Games are Wednesday nights and practices are to be determined. An informational meeting will be held in May at the High School. FEE $60.00 Res / $105.00 Non-Res

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BASEBALL

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 14, 2021 Register online at Spartaparks.com

Baseball is offered in the summer. It begins after 1st grade for SPR. SPR only offers in-house baseball leagues. For more competitive baseball options, contact the Sparta Baseball Club.

ROOKIE BASEBALL

8 & Under as of January 1, 2021

Rookie Baseball is the next step after Ragball. This program is open to boys who have completed 1st & 2nd grade. The emphasis is placed on the fundamentals and learning the rules of baseball. Players will play with a 9" ragball. After the first two weeks of practice, players will begin to play inhouse games. Volunteer coaches are needed. SEASON DATES LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS & TIME FEE

June 15 - July 20 Diamond #5 - Memorial Park Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm $25.00 Res / $43.75 Non-Res

This program is for boys and girls who have completed Kindergarten. Ragball is an introduction of fundamentals of baseball & softball while having fun learning the sport. Players will use training balls (ragballs) and a batting tee and develop throwing, catching, batting skills, etc. AGES Completed Kindergarten

REC BASEBALL

3rd - 6th Grade This program is a non-competitive, introductory in-house league for beginners who have completed 3rd - 6th grade and are 12 years old or younger as of January 1, 2020. Practices and in-house scrimmages are in Sparta. Scrimmages are umped by the coaches. Schedules and rules will be handed out closer to the season. Volunteer coaches are needed.

SEASON DATES LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS & TIME FEE

RAGBALL

June 15 - July 20 Diamond #5 - Memorial Park Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm $30.00 Res / $52.50 Non-Res

SEASON DATES June 15 - July 20 LOCATION Diamond #2 - Memorial Park DAYS & TIME Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:30pm FEE $25.00 Res / $43.75 Non-Res

LEGION BASEBALL 16 & UNDER, 17 & UNDER, AND 18 & UNDER Contact Bob Stuessel at 608-633-9175 for more information.

SPARTA MILLER BASEBALL For players 18 & older. If you are interested, please call Gary Isensee at 608-269-1207 for more information.

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LACROSSE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 4 Register online at Spartaparks.com

New this year!! SPR is partnering with Ben Johnson, the head coach for the La Crosse Lightning and a Sparta High School teacher, who will offer a U12 and a U15 summer lacrosse program this summer. Equipment is provided for all participants.

Grades 5th - 7th SEASON DATES LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS PRACTICE TIME FEE

Grades 8th - 9th

June 15th - July 1st Southside School Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00pm $35.00 per participant

VOLLEYBALL

SEASON DATES LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS PRACTICE TIME FEE

July 12th - July 29th Southside School Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00pm $35.00 per participant

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 6 Register online at Spartaparks.com

SPR offers Youth volleyball for 3rd - 6th grade in the fall. The 3rd & 4th grade league is in house and the 5th & 6th grade league is a travel league. The older you get the more competitive it gets and more travel is expected. This will be our first year entering the 5th & 6th grade travel league that competes with teams in the coulee region. We will have more information as that season gets closer. For more information please call the parks & rec office at 608269-6322. Volunteer coaches needed!

3rd & 4th Grade

5th & 6th Grade

In-House League

Travel League

This program will focus on teaching basic fundamentals, with "in-house" league play. 30 minutes of team practice followed by "in-house" style league games. Volunteer coaches needed! Dates: Early September - Mid October Practice Days: Wednesday nights Game Days: Saturday mornings Practice/Game Times: TBD *Official Practice & Game schedules TBD Location: Barney Community Center Gym Cost: $25 Resident / $43.75 Non-Resident

PARKS & RECREATION

The girls will be placed on teams and play Tuesday and Thursday league games against local teams (Onalaska, West Salem, Boys & Girls Club, St. Pat's, G-E-T, etc). Volunteer coaches needed. Travel is required. No transportation provided. Dates: Late August - Mid October Practice: Mondays and/or Wednesdays Games: Tuesday & Thursday nights Practice Times: TBD *Official Practice & Game schedules TBD Location: Barney Community Center Gym Cost: $30 Resident / $52.50 Non-Resident

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FOOTBALL

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 30 Register online at Spartaparks.com

SPR offers both Flag and Tackle Football opportunities each fall. These leagues are in partnership with surrounding communities and require early registration to register the accurate amount of teams. The Parks & Recreation staff have the right to deny late registration.

FLAG FOOTBALL

1st - 6th Grade This program is an introduction to the sport of football. Starting with basic skills and rules at the 1st - 2nd grade level, each level the players will advance in skills and rules. This is a cooperative program with the West Salem Parks and Recreation Department. Practices will be in Sparta and games are in West Salem. Volunteer coaches are needed. SEASON DATES PRACTICE LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS & TIME GAME DAYS FEE

August 24 - end of October Southside School Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm Saturdays, Times TBD $30.00 Res / $52.50 Non-Res

TACKLE FOOTBALL

5th & 6th Grade The Tackle Football program is a cooperative league with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse. Practices are in Sparta and games are in La Crosse. All players must provide their own transportation to games. Volunteer coaches are needed. SEASON DATES PRACTICE LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS & TIME GAME DAYS & TIMES FEE

August 16 - End of October Meadowview Middle School Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm Saturdays & Times TBD $70.00 Res / $122.50 Non-Res

EQUIPMENT PICK-UP Thursday, August 12

ARCHERY

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 WEEK BEFORE SESSION Register online at Spartaparks.com

Come and learn the basics of archery in this 8 week long class. Archery is offered 3 times a year. We will provide all the equipment needed you will just need to come with an open mind and the ability to learn. SPRING SESSION March 16 - May 4 FALL SESSION October 26 - December 14 2022 WINTER SESSION January 4 - March 1 LOCATION Barney Family Community Center FEE $25.00 Res / $43.75 Non-Res

BEGINNER CLASS For kids 8 & up

DAY Tuesdays TIME 5:30 - 6:20pm, 6:30 - 7:10pm

ADVANCED CLASS

This class will help to fine tune your techniques and offer more individual attention.

PREREQUISITE Beginner Class DAY & TIME Tuesdays, 7:20 - 8:30pm

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WRESTLING

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 29 Register online at Spartaparks.com

Wrestling is offered in January through March each year. The schedule below reflects the upcoming wrestling season as the 2021 season in already in motion.

YOUTH WRESTLING (2022 SEASON) Pre K - Kindergarten PRACTICE DAYS PRACTICE TIMES LOCATION FEE

Mondays 6:00 - 7:00pm Hermann Elementary - Multi-Purpose Room $24.00 Res / $42.00 Non-Res

1st - 3rd Grade PRACTICE DAYS PRACTICE TIMES LOCATION FEE

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00pm Hermann Elementary - Multi-Purpose Room $30.00 Res / $52.50 Non-Res

4th - 8th Grade PRACTICE DAYS PRACTICE TIMES LOCATION FEE

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30pm Hermann Elementary - Multi-Purpose Room $30.00 Res / $52.50 Non-Res

MARK YOUR CALENDAR Sparta Youth Tournament & Sparta High School Tournament Typically the 3rd weekend in January! Youth Wrestling Parents are required to volunteer at the High School Tournament since the high school parents volunteer at the Youth Tournament.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Wrestlers have the choice to enter tournaments as a team during the season or to enter in other tournaments. The tournament list that the Sparta Coaches will be attending will be handed out at the beginning of the season. Parents are responsible for registering their wrestlers for every tournament they wish to attend even if it is a tournament Sparta will be attending as a team. Parents are also responsible for all tournament fees and transportation. Fees range from $10 - $20 per tournament. More information will be handed out once practices begin. For more information, please contact the Park & Rec staff.

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YOUTH SPORTS CLUBS

Sparta Parks & Recreation offers many different sports opportunities along with our youth clubs. This page lists contact information for the youth sports clubs in Sparta.

SPARTA SOCCER CLUB

SPARTA BASEBALL CLUB

Season: Fall & Spring

Season: Summer

website: www.soccer4sparta.org facebook: Sparta Soccer Club contact person: Chris Brown

facebook: Sparta Baseball Club email: spartabbc@gmail.com

email: soccer4sparta@gmail.com

SPARTA SPARKS VOLLEYBALL CLUB Season: Spring

facebook: Sparta Sparks Volleyball Club email: spartaparksvball@gmail.com

SPARTA YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Season: Winter

website: spartayouthhockey.com facebook: @spartayouthhockey email: contact@spartayouthhockey.com phone: 608-487-9498

SPARTA GIRLS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

SPARTA BOYS BASKETBALL CLUB

Season: Winter

Season: Winter

facebook: @spartagirlsbb email: spartagirlsbb@gmail.com

facebook: @sbbci.org contact person: Tyler Tripp

PARKS & RECREATION

email: ty963@yahoo.com phone: (608) 633-1048

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AQUATIC CENTER

The City of Sparta Family Aquatic Center features a 6 lane, 50 meter competitive pool that is variety of activities including classes and competitive swim meets. The water park features inner tube slide that enters into a 57,000-gallon lazy river. The children’s area has a zero-level other water features including a waterwheel-like tipping bucket and walking pads with ropes to above.

used for a a 290-foot entry, with swing from

2021 POOL SEASON June 5 - August 28

GENERAL ADMISSION

Youth & Senior...............$3.00 Adult...............................$5.00 Showers..........................$3.00 SEASON MEMBERSHIP CHILD ADULT FAMILY

RESIDENT

NON-RESIDENT

$50.00 $60.00 $120.00

$87.50 $105.00 $210.00

WEEKDAYS monday - friday

Lap Swim Swim Lessons 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Open Swim #1 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Swim Lessons 4:10 PM - 6:30 PM

Open Swim #2 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

WEEKEND

saturday & sunday

Open Swim 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SWIM INSTRUCTORS • LIFEGUARDS • CABS The SPR Department is accepting applications for the following positions: Swim instructors, Lifeguards, Concessions, Admissions, Bathhouse, Slide (CABS) workers. Lifeguards and CABS will be required to teach swim lessons. All positions require certifications pertinent to the specific position. Training will be offered. If you are interested in applying, please pick up an application at the Parks and Rec office.

POOL SCHEDULE

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

2021 POOL STAFF NEEDED!!

LOG ROLLING

SWIM TEAM

This class will teach the fundamentals of log rolling. This class will improve overall balance, agility, core strength, and concentration while having a blast! Log Rolling is for ages 6+. Come on in and see what this world growing sport is all about! **Tennis Shoes recommended but not required.

The Sparta Seahorses Swim Team is for swimmers 6 & up. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards non-stop in order to participate. Practices consist of proper competitive swim skills and swimming endurance. The team competes in 8 - 10 swim meets throughout the summer. Most swim meets are held on Saturdays.

AGE SESSION 1 SESSION 2 DAYS TIME FEE

6+ June 8 - July 8 July 20 - August 19 Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 - 8:40am $30.00 Res / $52.50 Non-Res

AGE SEASON DAYS/TIME FEE

6+ June 8 - Early August M-F, 10:30-Noon $40.00 Res/$70.00 Non-Res

AQUA FITNESS CLASSES: will be listed in the Summer Adult Fitness Guide

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SWIM LESSONS

SWIM LESSONS SCHEDULE

Swim lessons will be 4 days; Monday through Thursday; 40 minute sessions. Fridays will be used as a make-up day for all lessons. At each swim class children will learn to be safe, independent swimmers. Safety skills along with sound swimming techniques will be taught along with the four strokes. In the event of inclement weather, cancellations will be made 30 minutes prior to the start of a lesson.

SESSION #1

REGISTRATION OPENS: MAY 10 Register online at Spartaparks.com

LESSON FEES

2021-2022 Sparta Area School District (grades PreK - 12) students get lessons for FREE.

INDIVIDUAL RESIDENT NON-RES

$20.00 $35.00

FAMILY $40.00 $70.00

SESSION #2

SESSION #3

July 5 - July 16

July 26 - August 6

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM

June 14 - June 25 Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 5: Refining Strokes Level 6: Fitness Swimmer Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 3: Development of Strokes Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 5: Refining Strokes Parent Child: Discovery of water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 3: Development of Strokes Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 1: Water Skills Introduction Level 3: Development of Strokes Level 3: Development of Strokes

Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 1: Water Skills Introduction Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 5: Refining Strokes

Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 3: Development of Strokes Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 6: Fitness Swimmer

Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 3: Development of Strokes Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 6: Fitness Swimmer

Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 5: Refining Strokes Level 6: Fitness Swimmer

Parent Child: Discovery of water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 3: Development of Strokes

Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 1: Water Skills Introduction Level 3: Development of Strokes Level 3: Development of Strokes

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM

Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 3: Development of Strokes Level 3: Development of Strokes

Parent Child: Discovery of water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 3: Development of Strokes

**Parent Child through Level 3 must be accompanied by a Parent in water.

2021 LESSONS GUIDE

2019 CLASS NAMES

Kipper Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Intermediate 1 Intermediate 2 Intermediate 3 Advanced 1 Advanced 2 Advanced 3

NEW CLASS NAMES

Parent Child: Discovery of water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 1: Water Skills Introduction Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 3: Development of Strokes Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 5: Refining Strokes Level 5: Refining Strokes Level 6: Fitness Swimmer / LG Readiness Level 6: Fitness Swimmer / LG Readiness Level 6: Fitness Swimmer / LG Readiness

LESSON PLACEMENT See page 14 for class descriptions and the primary objectives. A participant should be placed in a level where he or she CANNOT complete all the tested items, but CAN accomplish the previous level items with 100% efficiency. The overall purpose of our program is to teach and make sure participants can achieve all the skills and to learn how to use these skills to stay safe. Our staff will not pass someone for any other reason than successfully completing the level requirements to 100% satisfaction.

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SWIM LESSONS

SWIM LESSONS SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION OPENS: MAY 10 Register online at Spartaparks.com

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS PARENT/CHILD

Ages 6 months - 48 months. In this course the children will be working with a parent on entering and exiting the water, breathing control, buoyancy, buoyancy on their back, swimming on front and back, water safety, and more!

PRESCHOOL: LEARNING POOL SAFETY

Skills: water entry and exit independently, breathing control and underwater swimming, buoyancy on front and back independently, swimming on front and back with support, general water safety, and helping others.

LEVEL 1: WATER SKILLS INTRODUCTION

Skills: entering and exiting the water on ladders, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, submerging comfortably, front floats, swimming on front, back floats, swimming on back and water safety.

LEVEL 2: AQUATIC FUNDAMENTALS

Skills: stepping or jumping in, picking up submerged objects at the bottom, extended front floats, alternating arm and leg actions on swimming, swimming on side, treading water, rules of the pool.

LEVEL 3: DEVELOPMENT OF STROKES

Skills: jumping into deep water, retrieving objects, learning rotary breathing, survival floats, learning and practicing the different strokes, treading water and diving.

LEVEL 4: IMPROVEMENT OF STROKES

Skills: improving their strokes and endurance by using the strokes they learned in level three and swimming and extended length with them. They will also be working on a change in direction, diving, treading water for longer and water safety.

LEVEL 5: REFINING STROKES

Skills: focusing on the form and endurance of each stroke and keep swimming further. They will learn how to shallow dive and glide, tread water for 1 minute, and perfecting the change in direction.

LEVEL 6: FITNESS / LIFEGUARD READINESS

Skills: endurance swimming, extended swims with each stroke, timed swims, turns with each stroke, fitness, learning lifeguarding skills and personal water safety.

PARKS & RECREATION

PARENTS WATCHING LESSONS We have found that when kids are scared and don’t want to do lessons they immediately run to a parent or guardian. Parents drop their child off for class and sit right in front of the child in lessons. This gives the child the ability to undermine their own ability to overcome their fear of water and disrupt the rest of the class with their dislike of swim lessons and constant need for parental attention. Children participate more freely when they are not distracted by checking to see where and what the parents/guardians are doing. We as a department take the responsibility of teaching your child how to swim very seriously and want to make sure that when your child has completed their level they have mastered the skills to their respective level. However, we want to ensure that we as a department are always for parent involvement and support as long as it doesn’t hinder the development of a child and their learning how to swim. For the ability for all participants in all levels of swim lessons to gain the necessary success required; we ask that you follow these simple rules: 1. When you arrive you may guide your child to the proper class location. 2. Once you ensure that your child is safe with the instructor; please make your way to the concessions area. 3. If the child still is disrupting class, we will guide them back to you. 4. When class is done you can meet your child.

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ADULT LEAGUES & TOURNAMENTS SOFTBALL LEAGUES Sixteen teams will be accepted in each of the leagues. Players must be at least 16 years of age by May 1st in order to play. Teams interested in entering the league will need to pick up an entry packet at the Parks & Recreation Department. Bats must be on the ASA approved list to be legal. Softball requirements are a 12" ball ASA approved with COR .52 - 300 Comp.

AGES SEASON DATES LOCATION REGISTER BY TEAM FEE

16+ as of May 1, 2021 Early May to Mid August Memorial Park Ball Diamonds April 23, 2021 $300.00 ($20 late fee after deadline) CO-ED LEAGUE

Mondays 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00pm

MENS LEAGUE Wednesdays 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00pm

WOMENS LEAGUE

Thursdays 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00pm

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS Our tournament format is typically rally scoring to 25, last game to 15. Call your own game. Pool play following the 3 point system, single-elimination upper and lower bracket tournament. Payout top two upper bracket teams and champion of the lower bracket. 100% payout, the payout depends on the number of teams entered.

HOLIDAY SPIKE CO-ED INDOOR January 9, 2021 Team Fee: $90.00

SPARTA WOMEN’S INDOOR February 13, 2021 Team Fee: $90.00

PUMPKIN BASH CO-ED FOURS GRASS September 18, 2021 Team Fee: $80.00

SPR offers a number of Adult Leagues and Tournaments including summer softball, indoor volleyball, fall grass 4s volleyball, and more. We encourage teams outside our community to join us for fun and competition. All levels of competition are welcome. Get your friends, and enter a team. We look forward to seeing you this year!!

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS Sparta softball tournaments are known for a good time... There will be plenty of people, food and drinks to enjoy! Camping & showers are available per request. Bats must be on the ASA approved list to be legal. Softball are a 12" ball ASA approved with COR .52 - 300 Comp.

BUTTERFEST MENS & WOMENS June 11 - 13 Team Fee: $160.00 / $100.00

The men's is a 32 team, 12” limited arc tournament will be offered. The women's an 8 team, double-elimination tournament.

SPARTA MENS July 9 - 11 Team Fee: $160.00

The men's is a 32 team, 12” limited arc tournament will be offered. A, B, and C divisions will be offered.

SPARTA WOMENS July 23 - 25 Team Fee: $160.00

Come out and participate in one of the area's best softball tournaments. A 48 team, 12” unlimited arc tournament. A, B, and C divisions will be offered.

PUMPKIN BASH CO-ED September 17 - 18 Team Fee: $160.00

A 16 team, 12” unlimited arc for men, a limited arc for women tournament. Three game guarantee, double-elimination with upper & lower divisions.

PICKLEBALL OPEN GYM SEASON DATES Late October - Mid April LOCATION Barney Community Center Gym DAYS & TIMES Mondays 8:00 - 11:00AM Wednesdays 11:00AM - 1:00PM Fridays 8:00 - 10:00AM SEASON FEE $20.00 Resident, $35.00 Non-Res DROP-IN FEE $2.00 per visit

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registrations for adult leagues and tournaments open about 6 weeks before the event is scheduled and closes when it fills up or a week before the event. Register online or by calling the Parks & Rec office.

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ADULT FITNESS

ALL FITNESS LEVELS WELCOME!!!

SPR offers adult & senior classes year-round. Class schedules change from session to session and are emailed out and posted on Facebook. Classes fill up fast, first come, first serve. Register online or by calling the Parks & Rec office. Due to Covid, Senior classes are canceled until further notice. COST INSTRUCTORS LOCATION

Typically around $20.00 for residents and $30.00 for non-residents Jennifer Huntington, Jennifer Kreider & Sandy Giraud Fitness Center - 408 Osborne Drive

STEP IT UP

This is a 30 minute, total body, timed interval class using a step to increase your heart rate and strength and challenge your balance! Each week the workout changes keeping each class interesting and fun. Low and high impact options are available to accommodate all fitness levels.

30 & DONE

Start class off with instruction and warm-up followed by 30 minutes of intense interval training focusing on strength and agility. Come with a can-do attitude to benefit from this challenging class.

AMRAP / EMOM

Every week something new. AMRAP (as many reps as possible) or EMOM (every minute on the minute). Whatever you walk into, be ready for quick transitions as we use time to challenge our fitness levels. Focusing on strength, agility, you will have cardio and strength workout in one. Amazing for all fitness levels. Modifications will be offered; exercises will be simple but effective.

HIIT

Your body will be pushed to the limits with this 30 minute heart pumping, total body workout! High intensity interval training (HIIT) uses cardio & various body weight exercises, vary high intensity intervals with less intense recovery periods. Not only does HIIT training help performance, it also improves the ability for your muscles to burn fat and more calories.

CORE PLUS STRENGTH & TONING

A whole-body routine utilizing dumbbells, resistance bands and body weight for overall toning and endurance. This class will improve bone density and increase your stamina. This class will increase your heart rate but is NOT an intense cardio workout.

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BODY SCULPT

Go home all over sore with this cardio/strength combination class. Every week we will focus on different features (legs, arms, torso) to create the "I am so sore, but this feels so good" attitude. Cardio portion, followed by strength training and Tabata intervals, we will work towards muscle fatigue we will move through this class with purpose and walk out ready to take on the day.

STEP UP

Using the step risers, we will use timed intervals to boost our energy to push through for the weekend. Expect cardio and strength exercise with modifications for overall toning and endurance. This class will improve muscular strength, tone, improve bone density and increase your stamina. This class will increase your heart rate but is NOT and intense cardio workout.

RAISE THE BAR

30 minute heart pumping workout targeting your glutes, thighs, abs, obliques and lower back using bars and plates. Students meet individually with Jen at the beginning of the session to set obtainable health & fitness goals.

YOGA

A unique and integrative workout that fuses yoga poses and strength training with the use of free weights to tone and shape your body. Build your stamina through a series of squats, lunges, crunches, plank holds, balance postures and other various yoga poses. Focus on improving flexibility, building endurance while sculpting the body in this 60 minute class!

BOOT CAMP

Fitness boot camp mixes traditional calisthenics and bodyweight exercises with interval training  and strength training.

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SENIOR SERVICES SENIOR NUTRITION DINNING

Come join others who are 60 and older for a warm meal at the Sparta/Barney Community Center - Senior Meal Site or have the meal delivered to your home. A suggested donation of $3.50 for a dine-in meal and $3.75 for a delivered meal to help keep costs down. Meals are served in Sparta at 11:30 a.m. and transportation is available at an additional cost. For more information about meals or transportation please call the Sparta Senior Nutritional Dinning at 608-269-6778.

SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB

SENIOR SERVICES ARE COORDINATED BY MONROE COUNTY SERVICES Due to COVID-19, in-person Senior Services have been put on hold. For more information, please call the Monroe County Senior Services office at 608-269-6778 or visit www.co.monroe.wi.us

Come and get together with your friends or meet some new friends. This group gathers several times a month to play cards and socialize. Other events have included trips, social service activities, shopping and relaxation. For more information please call 608-269-6778.

SPECIAL RECREATION

The SPR Department offers special recreation programs throughout the year. You can look forward to some of the same great programs that have been offered in the past and new program areas. We look forward to meeting you and your family members who help make Sparta Special Recreation a truly rewarding experience for everyone involved. For more information please contact Amy Betcher our new Special Recreation Coordinator at sosparta@hotmail.com. All Special Recreation forms should be turned into the Sparta Parks & Rec office and not the school.

SPECIAL RECREATION PROGRAMS OFFERED

SPRING

SUMMER

FALL

WINTER

Basketball

TBD

Bowling

Walking Club

Spring Fun Day

Summer Fun Day

Fall Fun Day

Winter Fun Day

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GOLF

Visit RIVERRUNSPARTA.COM for more information

SMART GOLF

YOUTH GOLF LESSONS

The Start Smart Golf Program for children (ages 5 9). They will learn the tools they need for a fun and successful experience in an organized golf program while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children and their parent(s) basic golf mechanics.

Want to improve your golf game and knowledge. Garrett Geier; Sparta’s Golf Pro & Sarah Anderson; Sparta Girls High School Golf Coach; are offering golf lessons at River Run Sparta Golf Course. The week long sessions will focus in on the fundamentals of beginner to expert golf skills. For more information please call Garrett at 608-269-3022.

5 - 9 Years of age

10 - 18 Years of age

SEASON DATES LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS PRACTICE TIMES

April 20 - May 25 Barney Center Gym Tuesdays Ages 5-7 5:00-6:00pm Ages 8-9 6:00-7:00pm FEE $25.00 Res / $43.75 Non-Res

WEEKS AVAILABLE June 14 - June 18th LOCATION River Run Golf Course FEE $30.00 Per Participant

SPARTA RIVER RUN GOLF COURSE

Registration Deadline: April 16

2021 SEASON GREENS FEES

2021 MEMBERSHIP FEES BEFORE MARCH 31ST, 2021

SINGLE ADULT - $750.00 FAMILY - $1025.00

Price increases begin April 1st

(Husband, wife & children under 18)

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS - $465.00 (ages 18-30)

LIMITED PLAY - $615.00 (M-F AM’s)

STUDENT - $155.00 COLLEGE STUDENT - $290.00

(Must be a full-time student, no older than 25 years of age at time of purchase. After graduation with a bachelor’s degree they are no longer eligible)

JUNIOR - $74.00

(Must play with parent) **Prices shown above do not show tax. Tax will be added at time of purchase. Payment plans available.

To purchase a membership call City Hall at 608-269-4340.

WEEK DAY 9 Holes $16.00 18 Holes $26.00 WEEKEND & HOLIDAY 9 Holes $18.00 18 Holes $29.00 TWILIGHT, SENIOR, MILITARY 9 Holes $15.00 18 Holes $23.00

ANNUAL FEES FOR CART SHED STORAGE & LOCKERS Electric Before March 31 User Fee $215.00 + Cart Shed Rental $390.00 + tax = $638.28 Electric After March 31 User Fee $215.00 + Cart Shed Rental $415.00 + tax = $664.65 Gas Before March 31 User Fee $215.00 + Cart Shed Rental $360.00 + tax = $606.63 Gas After March 31 User Fee $215.00 + Cart Shed Rental $385.00 + tax = $633.00 Trail User’s Fee $215.00 + tax

PARKS & RECREATION

Lockers $48.00 + tax

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