2022 Parks & Recreation Guide

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Sparta 2022 GUIDE

PARKS & RECREATION

FIND ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT SPR HAS TO OFFER THIS YEAR!

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


WELCOME TO SPR

The Sparta Parks & Recreation (SPR) staff welcomes you to look over our 2022 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.

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.

OFFICE INFORMATION Parks & Rec Office 1000 E Montgomery Street Sparta, WI 54656 Office Hours 7:30AM – 4:30PM, M-F

Office Phone 608-269-6322 Weather Hotline 608-269-6322, ext. 1

City Website www.spartawisconsin.org

MEET THE PARKS & REC STAFF Brad Gilbertson TBD Sami Weaver Erik Jones Brett Mullikin Chris Martin Garrett Geier TBD

Director Recreation Superintendent Recreation Specialist Maintenance Supervisor Head Greenskeeper Mechanic ProShop Manager Custodian

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome ............................. Program Calendar ............... Recreational Gymnastics .... Soccer ................................. Softball ............................... Baseball & Ragball .............. Volleyball ............................ Archery ............................... Football .............................. Special Recreation .............. Wrestling ............................ Youth Sports Clubs ............. Adult Rec ............................ Adult Fitness ....................... Senior Services ................... Aquatic Center .................... Swim Lessons ..................... Golf Course ........................ Park & Facility Rentals ........

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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

PARK BOARD

Josh Lydon Marcus Novak Brian Harrie Matthew Hoffland

Alan Olson Jim Church Cory Bowser

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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

Swim Lessons, Log Rolling & Swim Team

Softball Leagues

SPETEMBER 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

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 (Sessions are 10 weeks & year-round) Special Recreation Programs

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

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GYMNASTICS

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.

2022 SESSION DATES

WINTER I SPRING SUMMER FALL WINTER II

REGISTRATION BEGINS

January 10 - March 2 March 21 - May 13 June 6 - July 27 August 15 - October 5 October 24 - December 14

DECEMBER 6, 2021 FEBRUARY 21, 2022 MAY 2, 2022 JULY 18, 2022 SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

TUMBLEBUGS

KINDERBUGS

BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

ADVANCED ELITE

2 - 3

4 - 6

6 & Up

6 & Up

6 & Up

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

NA

NA

NA

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

15

20

20

20

15

15

$40 / $70

$40 / $70

$40 / $70

$40 / $70

$60 / $105

$70 / $122.50

AGES: DAY & TIME: CLASS LENGTH: PRE-REQUISITE: CAPACITY: 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.

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SOCCER

Soccer is offered in the Spring & Fall. This is an inhouse 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: April - May FALL SEASON: September - October LENGTH: 6 Weeks Each LOCATION: Southside School FEE: $28.00 Res. / $49.00 Non-Res

For more information on all programs and registration deadlines visit www.spartaparks.com

KINDERGARTEN SOCCER Players will be introduced to basic soccer skills and the 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

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

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

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SOFTBALL

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. Tryouts may be necessary depending on travel ball teams. Volunteer coaches are needed!

ROOKIE SOFTBALL

8 & UNDER

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

10 & UNDER

June 6 - July 20 Memorial Park, Field #5 Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30pm $28.00 Res / $49.00 Non-Res

TRAVEL SOFTBALL

This program is open to girls who have completed 3rd or 4th grade 10 or younger as of January 1, 2022. Players use 11" ball. Practices are in Sparta and there will be travel involved for games. Game schedules will be handed out closer to the season. SEASON DATES LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS & TIME FEE

12 - 14 & UNDER

May 31 - July 28 Memorial Park Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm $33.00 Res / $58.00 Non-Res

TRAVEL SOFTBALL

This program is for girls who have completed 5th - 8th grade. Practices are in Sparta. Games are all over the Coulee Region. Teams practice 2+ times a week, play games and tournaments throughout the summer. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from games and tournaments, which are typically within 45 miles. Practice and game schedules will be released closer to the season. Volunteer coaches are needed. SEASON DATES PRACTICE LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS & TIME GAME DAYS FEE

HIGH SCHOOL

May 15 - July 28 Memorial Park TBD Mondays & Wednesdays $66.00 Res / $116.00 Non-Res

RAGBALL

This program is an introduction to the fundamentals of baseball & softball while having fun learning the sport. Players will develop throwing, catching, batting skills, etc. Coaches are needed. AGES Completed Kindergarten

SEASON DATES June 14 - July 19

LOCATION

Diamond #2 - Memorial Park

DAYS & TIME Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:30pm

FEE

$28.00 Res / $49.00 Non-Res

SUMMER LEAGUE SOFTBALL

This program is offered to high school players. Games are Wednesday nights and practices are determined by the high school head coach. The season begins after school ball ends. FEE

$66.00 Res / $116.00 Non-Res

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

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BASEBALL

Baseball is offered in the summer. It begins after 1st grade for SPR. SPR only offers baseball leagues that focus on the fundamentals of the game and play games against the inhouse competition. For more competitive baseball options, contact the Sparta Baseball Club, which can be found on the Club page.

8 & UNDER

ROOKIE BASEBALL

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

3RD - 6TH GRADE

June 7 - July 21 Memorial Park, Field #5 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm $28.00 Res / $49.00 Non-Res

IN-HOUSE BASEBALL

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. Game schedules and rules will be handed out closer to the season. Volunteer coaches are needed. SEASON DATES LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS & TIME GAME DAYS & TIME FEE

May 31 - July 28 Westside Park Tuesday & Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm Tuesday & Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm $33.00 Res / $58.00 Non-Res

LEGION BASEBALL

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 14 - July 19

LOCATION

Contact Bob Stuessel at 608-633-9175 for more information.

Diamond #2 - Memorial Park

DAYS & TIME

SPARTA MILLER BASEBALL

$28.00 Res / $49.00 Non-Res

16 & UNDER | 17 & UNDER | 18 & UNDER

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

Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:30pm

FEE

For more information on all programs and registration deadlines visit www.spartaparks.com

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

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VOLLEYBALL SPR offers youth volleyball for 3rd - 6th grade girls in the fall. This program focuses on the fundamentals of the game. The older you get the more competitive it gets and more travel is expected. Volunteer coaches are needed! To continue playing competitive volleyball in the Spring, contact the Sparta Sparks Club. For more information on all programs and registration deadlines visit www.spartaparks.com.

3rd & 4th Grade

5th & 6th Grade

This program will focus on teaching the basic fundamentals, with in-house league play. They practice on Wednesdays and 30 minutes on Saturdays followed by in-house league games. Volunteer coaches are needed!

This program is a travel league. The girls will be placed on teams and play Tuesday and Thursday games against local teams (Onalaska, West Salem, BGC, G-E-T, etc). Volunteer coaches are needed. Travel is required. No transportation provided.

SEASON DATES: September 14 - October 22 PRACTICE DAYS: Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm GAME DAYS: Saturday, 9:00am LOCATION: Barney Community Center Gym COST: $28 Res / $49.00 Non-Resident

SEASON DATES: September 6 - October 22 PRACTICE DAYS: Mondays, 5:30 - 7:-00pm GAME DAYS: Tuesday & Thursday nights *Official Practice & Game schedules TBD LOCATION: Barney Community Center Gym COST: $33.00 Res / $58.00 Non-Resident

ARCHERY

Come and learn the basics of archery in the 8 weeklong sessions. Archery is offered 3 times a year. SPR provides all the equipment needed, you will just need to come with an open mind, great listening skills, and the ability to learn. For more specific class offerings and registration deadlines visit www.spartaparks.com.

SPRING

March 28 – May 19

- Mondays & Thursdays FALL October 17 – December 8

- Mondays Only WINTER January 24 – March 17

- Mondays & Thursdays LOCATION Sparta Barney Center - Room A FEE $28.00 Res / $49.00 Non-Res

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

BEGINNER CLASS This class is for kids 8 & up. This class is open to anyone with or without archery experience. This class will help to fine tune your techniques and offer more individual attention.

ADVANCED CLASS PREREQUISITE

Beginner Class

This class is open to those who have successfully completed the SPR beginning archery class. This class will help to fine-tune your techniques and offer more individual attention. You are welcome to bring your own bow as long as it is a NASP approved Genesis bow. Arrows are provided.

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FOOTBALL

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. For more information on all programs and registration deadlines visit www.spartaparks.com.

FLAG FOOTBALL This program is an introduction to the sport of football for 1st - 6th graders. Starting with basic skills and rules at the 1st - 2nd grade level, at each level the players will advance in skills and rules. This is a cooperative program with West Salem Parks & Rec. 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 30 - October 22 Southside School Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm Saturdays, Times TBD $33.00 Res / $58.00 Non-Res

TACKLE FOOTBALL This program is for 5th & 6th graders. 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 29 - October 29 Meadowview Middle School Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm Saturdays & Times TBD $77.00 Res / $135.00 Non-Res

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.

SPRING

SUMMER

FALL

WINTER

Basketball

TBD

Bowling

Walking Club

Spring Fun Day

Summer Fun Day

Fall Fun Day

Winter Fun Day

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

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WRESTLING SPR offers youth wrestling beginning in January through March each year. The schedule below reflects the wrestling season for 2023 as the 2022 season has already begun. Mark your calendars for the Sparta home tournament which is typically the 3rd weekend of January. For more information on all programs and registration deadlines visit www.spartaparks.com.

PRE K - KINDER PRACTICE Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00pm LOCATION Hermann Elem - Multi-Purpose Room FEE $28.00 Res / $49.00 Non-Res 1ST - 3RD GRADE PRACTICE 4TH - 8TH GRADE PRACTICE LOCATION FEE

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm Hermann Elem - Multi-Purpose Room $33.00 Res / $58.00 Non-Res

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Wrestlers have the choice to enter tournaments during the season but are not required. The tournaments that the SPR Coaches attend will be announced at the beginning of the season. Parents are responsible for registering their wrestlers for every tournament they wish to attend. 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.

YOUTH SPORTS CLUBS

This page provides other opportunities in our community that compliment our SPR offerings. See below for contact information for the youth sports clubs in Sparta.

SPARTA SOCCER CLUB

SPARTA YOUTH HOCKEY

Season: Fall & Spring

Season: Winter

website: www.soccer4sparta.org facebook: Sparta Soccer Club contact person: Chris Brown email: soccer4sparta@gmail.com

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

SPARTA SPARKS VOLLEYBALL

SPARTA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Season: Spring

Season: Winter

facebook: Sparta Sparks Volleyball email: spartaparksvball@gmail.com contact person: Erika McTaggart

facebook: @sbasparta contact person: Tyler Tripp email: ty963@yahoo.com phone: (608) 633-1048

SPARTA BASEBALL CLUB Season: Summer

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

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

7 RIVERS FIGURE SKATING CLUB Season: Winter

website: www.7rfsc.com email: sevenriversfsc@hotmail.com facebook: @7RiversFSC

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ADULT REC

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

SOFTBALL 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 21, 2022 $330.00 ($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

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 10 - 12 Team Fee: $176.00 / $110.00

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

SPARTA WOMENS July 22 - 24 Team Fee: $160.00

A 48 team, 12” unlimited arc tournament. A, B, and C divisions will be offered.

PUMPKIN BASH CO-ED September 17 - 18 Team Fee: $176.00

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 8, 2023 Team Fee: $100.00

SPARTA WOMEN’S INDOOR

February 12, 2022 Team Fee: $100.00

PUMPKIN BASH CO-ED FOURS GRASS

September 17, 2022 Team Fee: $80.00

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

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

PICKLEBALL OPEN GYM SEASON DATES January - April

May - August

September - December LOCATION Barney Community Center Gym

DAYS & TIMES Mondays 8:00 - 11:00AM

Wednesdays 11:00 - 1:00PM

Fridays 8:00 - 10:00AM

SEASON FEE $15.00 Resident, $26.25 Non-Res DROP-IN FEE $2.00 per visit

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ADULT FITNESS

SPR offers adult & senior classes yearround. All fitness levels are welcome. Class schedules change from session to session. Schedules are emailed out and posted on Facebook. Classes fill up fast, first come, first serve. Register online or by calling the Parks & Rec office.

FEES INSTRUCTORS LOCATION

From $20.00 to $30.00 per session Jennifer Huntington, Jen Kreider, Joanie Blixt, Kimberly Mathews & Sandy Giraud Fitness Center - 408 Osborne Drive Sparta Barney Center - Room A

STEP IT UP

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 with Low and high-impact options.

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.

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.

BOOT CAMP

This class mixes traditional calisthenics and bodyweight exercises with interval training and strength training.

RAISE THE BAR

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

CORE PLUS STRENGTH & TONING

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

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!

AMRAP / EMOM

Every week is 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 and agility, you will have cardio and strength training in one. Modifications will be offered; exercises will be simple but effective.

BODY SCULPT

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

VIEW SCHEDULE & REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

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SENIOR SERVICES SENIOR NUTRITION DINNING

Warm meals are offered at the Sparta Barney Center - Senior Meal Site on weekdays for a suggested donation of $3.50 for a dine-in meal and $3.75 for a delivered meal. Meals are served in Sparta at 11:30 a.m. and transportation is available at an additional cost. For more information please call the Sparta Senior Nutritional Dining at 608-269-6778.

SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB

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.

WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

SENIOR SERVICES ARE COORDINATED BY MONROE COUNTY SERVICES Phone: 608-269-6778 Website: www.co.monroe.wi.us

SENIOR FITNESS DAYS: Mondays & Thursdays TIME: 10:00-11:00am FEE: $1.00 per visit LOCATION: Sparta Barney Center

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AQUATIC CENTER

The Sparta Family Aquatic Center (SFAC) features a 6 lane, 50 meter competitive pool that is used for a variety of activities. The water park features a 290-foot inner tube slide that enters into a 57,000-gallon lazy river. The children’s area has a zero-level entry, with other water features including a waterwheel-like tipping bucket and walking pads with ropes to swing from above.

SFAC CONTACT INFORMATION

2022 POOL SEASON June 4 - August 27

Phone 608-269-5344

Registration Website www.spartaparks.com City Website www.spartawisconsin.org

WEEKDAYS

WEEKENDS

Weather Hotline 608-269-6322

Lap Swim

Open Swim

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

12:00 - 8:00 PM

Location 725 Pine Street, Sparta, WI 54656

monday - friday

saturday & sunday

Swim Lessons

DAILY FEES

9:00 - 10:30 AM 4:10 - 6:30 PM

POOL PASS FEES CHILD ADULT FAMILY

CHILD $3.00 ADULT $5.00 SENIOR $3.00

Open Swim 12:30 - 4:00 PM 6:30 - 8:30 PM

$50.00 $87.50 non-res $60.00 $105.00 non-res $120.00 $210.00 non-res

LOG ROLLING

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. AGE 6+ SESSION 1 June 7 - July 7 SESSION 2 July 19 - August 18 DAYS/TIME T & TH, 8:00 - 8:40am FEE $30.00 Res / $52.50 Non-Res

SEAHORSE SWIM TEAM Swim Team is for swimmers 6 & up. You must be able to swim 25 yards non-stop in order to participate. The team competes in 8-10 weekend meets throughout the summer. AGE SEASON DAYS/TIME FEE

2022 POOL STAFF NEEDED!! The SPR Department is accepting applications for: Lifeguards and Concessions, Admissions, Bathhouse, Slide (CABS) workers. Certifications are required for specific positions. Training will be offered. Applications are available at the Parks and Rec office.

Contact Ryan Pawlisch for more information.

6+ June 6 - Early August M-F, 10:30 - 12:00pm $40.00 Res / $70.00 Non-Res

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.SPARTAPARKS.COM

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SWIM LESSONS SCHEDULE

SWIM LESSONS REGISTRATION OPENS: Monday, May 9th, 2022 **Limited to one class per kid per summer SESSION LENGTH: 4 days/week for 2 weeks CLASS DAYS: Monday-Thursday (Friday-make up day) CLASS LENGTH: 40 minutes CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: Available on page 14

LESSON FEES RESIDENT $20.00 / $40.00 family NON-RES $35.00 / $70.00 family SASD STUDENTS Free* **PreK- 12th grade students enrolled at SASD for the 2022-23 school-year

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.

SESSION #1

June 13 - June 24

SESSION #2 July 5 - July 15

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Preschool: Learning Pool Safety (3) Level 1: Water Skills Into (2) Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 5: Refining Strokes Level 6: Fitness Swimmer

Preschool: Learning Pool Safety (3) Level 1: Water Skills Intro (2) Level 3: Development of Strokes Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 5: Refining Strokes

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

Parent Child: Discovery of Water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety (2) Level 1: Water Skills Into Level 3: Development of Strokes (2) Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 5: Refining Strokes

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM

Parent Child: Discovery of Water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety (3) Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 3: Development of Strokes (2) Level 1: Water Skills Intro

Parent Child: Discovery of Water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 1: Water Skills Intro (2) Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 3: Development of Strokes (2) Level 5: Refining Strokes

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM

Parent/Child: Discovery of Water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety (3) Level 1: Water Skills Intro Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 3: Development of Strokes (2)

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Preschool: Learning Pool Safety (2) Level 1: Water Skills Intro (2) Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 3: Development of Strokes (3)

Parent Child: Discovery of Water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety (2) Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 3: Development of Strokes (2) Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 5: Refining Strokes

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SESSION #3

July 25 - August 5 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Preschool: Learning Pool Safety (2) Level 1: Water Skills Intro Level 3: Development of Strokes Level 4: Improvement of Strokes (2) Level 5: Refining Strokes Level 6: Fitness Swimmer

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

Parent Child: Discovery of Water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety (2) Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals Level 3: Development of Strokes Level 4: Improvement of Strokes Level 5: Refining Strokes Level 6: Fitness Swimmer

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM

Parent Child: Discovery of Water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety (2) Level 1: Water Skills Intro (2) Level 3: Development of Strokes (2) Level 4: Improvement of Strokes

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Parent/Child: Discovery of Water Preschool: Learning Pool Safety Level 1: Water Skills Intro Level 2: Aquatic Fundamentals (2) Level 3: Development of Strokes (2) Level 6: Fitness Swimmer

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SWIM LESSONS SCHEDULE

SWIM LESSONS PARENT/CHILD Ages 6 months - 48 months. In this course the children will work 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.

PARENTS WATCHING LESSONS

We have found that 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 also welcome parent involvement and support as long as it doesn’t hinder the development of a child. 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.

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.

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GOLF COURSE The River Run Golf Course is a beautiful municipal 18 hole course. The front nine runs along Perch Lake and the back nine holes meander through cuts in mature stands of pine. For information about fees, memberships, and more visit www.riverrunsparta.com. To register for Smart Golf that is done through the Park & Rec at www.spartaparks.com.

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.

SEASON DATES LOCATION PRACTICE DAYS PRACTICE TIMES

April 19 - May 24 Barney Center Gym Tuesdays Ages 5-7 5:00-6:00pm

Ages 8-9 6:00-7:00pm FEE $28.00 Res / $49.00 Non-Res

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WEEKS AVAILABLE June 13- June 17 LOCATION River Run Golf Course FEE $30.00 Per Participant To Register contact the Golf Course.

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PARKS & FACILITIES SPR manages a 258-acre park system of over 11 parks and extensive natural areas throughout the City of Sparta. Also providing athletic fields, play areas, specialty gardens, and more than 20 miles of trails, the Sparta Parks System offers outdoor recreation for all. Most parks within the Sparta Parks System have shelters for rent, grills and restrooms. For a complete list of the Sparta Parks and Shelters see below. SPR also manages many facilities, including the Barney Family Community Center, River Run Golf Course, Sparta Family Aquatic Center, Senior Center, Fitness Center, ten outdoor shelters, and much more. All Sparta parks are open to the public.

Amundson Park

CITY PARKS Memorial Park Evans-Bosshard Park Amundson Park Blyton Park Mueller Square Howard Huff Park Tom Gomez Park West Side Park Fisherman’s Park Ben Bikin’ Park Perch Lake

SPR FACILITIES Barney Community Center Family Aquatic Center Fitness Center Recreation Gymnastics Center River Run Golf Course FACILITY RENTALS $15.00+/hr Barney Center Rooms $150.00+ Family Aquatic Center $150.00 Fitness Center

SHELTER RENTALS $50.00 Memorial Shelter 1 $50.00 Memorial Shelter 2 $50.00 Memorial Shelter 3 $50.00 Memorial Shelter 4 $50.00 Memorial Shelter 5 $60.00 Memorial Shelter 6 (includes indoor enclosure) $50.00 Evans-Bosshard Shelter 1 $50.00 Evans-Bosshard Shelter 2 $50.00 Evans-Bosshard Bandshell $50.00 Amundson Park Shelter $50.00 Fisherman’s Park Shelter Visit the Parks & Recreation page on www.spartawisconsin.org for more information on the parks & rental pricing.

To reserve a shelter or facility, call the Parks & Recreation office at 608-269-6322. You can make a reservation a year in advance. Reservations are first come, first serve.

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