Thank You Note from Mr B.

“Thanks to the amazing support of our PGO, families, and students, there are two new soccer goals and balls for students to use throughout the day. The goals are perfect for smaller sized games, and allow multiple grades to have their own field during recess. Thank you!!!” – Mr. B.

This equipment was purchased with the proceeds from a Hillside Pizza fundraiser ($352) in 2016 and a contribution from the PGO ($105).

Try Hockey for Free

Try Hockey for Free Day is Saturday, Nov. 10, from 2-4 p.m. at the UMass Mullins Center Community Rink. For all children ages 4+. No skating experience required; free skate rentals available. All skaters must have winter gloves and bicycle or hockey helmets. Save time at the door by registering in advance:https://tryhockeyforfree.com/9340. New hockey helmets will be available for purchase. A used gear sale will also be held. More information atwww.amhersthockey.org.

Girls Try Hockey for Free Day – Oct 6, 2018

The Amherst Hockey Association is hosting a Girls Try Hockey for Free Day at the UMass Mullins Center Community Rink Saturday, October 6 from 1-3 p.m. For girls ages 4 and up. No skating experience required. Free skate rentals; bring winter gloves and a bicycle or hockey helmet. To save time at the door, register in advance at: http://tryhockeyforfree.com/8815. For more information, visit the Amherst Hockey Association website: www.amhersthockey.org.

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2018 Sugarloaf Youth Track League

Ages: 6-14

Dates: Thursday 5/24, 5/31, 6/7 and Friday 6/15, 6/22, 6/29

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Amherst Regional High School Track

Price: $49

Description:

Boys and girls of all abilities will be placed on a team and can compete in both relay and individual events. Family and friends of all ages are invited to cheer on athletes! Non-team member children who are present are invited to compete in a 100 meter dash each night.  There is an organizational meeting to group teams, meet coaches, and run an informal series of practice races on May 24th.  Entries may be closed before this date if maximum number of participants is reached, so sign up ASAP!

For more info please visit our website

Contact Sydney Henthorn, Sugarloaf Track League Director at shenthorn20@gmail.com

or Chris Johnson, Sports Director at LSSE,

 (413) 259-3144  johnsonc@amherstma.gov

Summer Ultimate League of Amherst

Join us for another exciting summer of Ultimate Frisbee. This league is geared for people who want to enjoy the thrill and excitement of ultimate Frisbee, regardless of experience level. All levels of ability will be welcomed to join. All players will be assigned their own team in this fun and competitive league!

Time and Location: All Sessions start at 6:00 PM at Plum Brook Recreational Area

835301 Junior SULA  Price: $39

  • TUESDAYS,June 26th—August 7th
  • Session A, Activities for Kids (Ages 7-8)
  • Session B, Elementary Division (Ages 9-11)
  • Session C, Middle School Division (Ages 12-14)

 

835300 Adult SULA  Price: $45

Session A

  • Recreational Co-Ed (Ages 14+)
  • Thursdays,June 21st—August 9th

Session B

  • Competitive Co-Ed (Ages 15+)
  • Wednesdays,June 20th—August 8th

Session C

  • Women Only (Ages 13+)
  • Mondays, June 18th—August 6th

LSSE Summer Sports Camps

SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO SIGN UP FOR OUR 2018 SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS. THIS YEAR WE WILL BE OFFERING A WIDE VARIETY OF SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS WITH AMAZING INSTRUCTORS AND STAFF!

  • BASEBALL
  • BASKETBALL

o  DENNIS JACKSON’S BASKETBALL CAMPS (FOOTLOCKER & BLUECHIP)

o  COMPLETE PLAYER

o  COED BASKETBALL

  • ULTIMATE
  • TENNIS
  • FLAG FOOTBALL
  • VOLLEYBALL
  • LACROSSE (BOYS CAMP AND GIRLS CAMP)
  • FIELD HOCKEY
  • GOLF
  • SOCCER

Sign up and register today at www.LSSE.org or (413)259-3065

For more information please reach out to our SPORTS DIRECTOR: Chris Johnson (413)259-3144 orjohnsonc@amherstma.gov

MINI MINUTES – YOUTH FIELD HOCKEY PROGRAM

FREE! HOSTED BY UMASS FIELD HOCKEY – COME JOIN THE FUN!
April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018

5:30-6:30pm @UMass Gladchuk Sports Complex
Open to any and all girls & boys, ages 5-13

Head Coach Barb Weinberg and the University of Massachusetts field hockey
coaching staff and team will be hosting the first-ever annual Mini Minutes Youth
Program in the spring of 2018. Mini Minutes is a FREE fun and interactive program
intended for youth ages 5-13 years (Kindergarten through 8th grade), and is
designed to introduce girls and boys to the sport of Field Hockey and team play.
All sessions will be played at the Gladchuk Sports Complex at UMass (next to the football
stadium). Participants are divided into groups based on their grade and experience level.
Each coach has about 8-10 kids to allow for more personal instruction and game play.
Check out our website information on the Mini Minutes program to find a stick sizing
chart and a couple of links to purchase a junior/youth starter stick for ~$29-$30.

MORE INFO/REGISTER ONLINE!

1) Go to: http://www.wmasshky.com
2) Click on the Mini Minutes “Learn More/Register” link at the bottom of the
homepage (or go directly to the page: http://www.wmasshky.com/miniminutes)
3) Click on the “REGISTER NOW” button to complete the online registration
form
4) Questions? Email wmasshky@gmail.com

Space is limited so sign up today!

Amherst Girls Lacrosse – Spring 2018

Bantams – Ages 8-10 (3rd and 4th grade)

Juniors – Ages 10-12 (5th and 6th grade)

Come out and play! Teams forming now for Spring 2018.

Practices: 6-7:30pm Monday & Wednesday; 9:00-10:30am Saturday

Register online by February 28th

http://www.amherstyouthlacrosse.org

Have fun – be fit – beginner players welcome – US Lacrosse certified coaches Jim Chambers, HC Bantams Patrick Schilling, HC Juniors

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Winter Field Hockey Indoor Clinic

Having fun is our goal!!!  The program is designed for new players who want to see how much fun field hockey can be, as well as experienced players and will involve games, scrimmages and opportunities to play in local indoor tournaments. We will teach both fundamentals including basic rules, proper grip and posture, ball and stick control, and passing and receiving for new players, and more advanced skills for the returning players via fun games. Players are asked to provide their own shin guards, mouth guard, and sneakers. Sticks will be provided if you need to borrow one.

 WHO:     Girls and Boys in grades 1 to 12

WHEN:   Saturday evenings, January 6 to March 17 (No program January 13 or March 3)

    Tournament on February 18

    Grades 1st -6th     6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Grades 7th -12th   7:30- 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Chestnut Hill Community School Gymnasium, Belchertown (only 11 miles from downtown Amherst)

COST: $40.00 Resident $45.00 Non-Resident

 REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Mon. Jan. 1, 2017

Register Online: http://www.belchertownrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29938

Not a school sponsored event.

**And if your child LOVES it and will be attending Amherst Regional Middle or High School next fall, please consider the ARMS or ARHS 2018 Field Hockey Teams! We are looking for players to join our growing programs! **

LSSE Amherst Youth Basketball League

SIGN UP TODAY!! LATE FEE AFTER NOV 17th!!

Jamboree on Dec 9th 2017

Games Begin on  Jan 6th 2018

FEES

Grades k-2 (coed): $95

Grades 2-8 Division: $125

Grades 9-12 Boys: $135

Grades 8-12 Girls: $135

Fee increase $20 After Nov 17th!

Go to LSSE.org to register for a division or call the LSSE Office at 413-259-3144 TODAY!

For more information about the league email Chris Johnson at JohnsonC@amherstma.gov.

Try Hockey for Free Day – Nov 4, 2017

Try Hockey for Free Day for boys and girls is Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1-3 p.m. at the
UMass Mullins Center Community Rink. Children ages 4 and up are encouraged to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in a fun, safe
environment. No skating experience required; free skate rentals available. All skaters
must have helmets (bicycle or hockey) and gloves (winter gloves are fine). Used
equipment sale plus UMass Hockey giveaways. Save time at the door by registering in advance: http://www.amhersthockey.org

Registration for our Learn to Skate and Learn to Play programs for ages 4-8 is open at http://www.amhersthockey.org, with practices November through mid-March. Learn to Skate practices are Saturdays from 1-2:20 p.m.; the cost is $135. Learn to Play practices are Saturdays from 2:30-3:50 with cross-ice games on Sundays beginning in December; the cost is $340. There is an additional $48 USA Hockey registration for ages 6 and up; skaters age 6-8 who attend the Nov. 4 Try Hockey for Free receive a free USA Hockey registration.

The Girls’ House Team for ages 8-18 begins in November and is geared toward newer skaters with practices through mid-March. The focus is on fun with games and skill building. Cost: $340 plus a $48 USA Hockey registration.

The Amherst Hockey Association is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization serving over 300 Hampshire valley families. For more information, visit http://www.amhersthockey.org or contact Dan Feldman at mbedan@comcast.net. The Amherst Hockey Association also fields coed and all-girls travel teams available to all ages of children.

Mass Womens Soccer Family Fun Day

Have your children ever dreamed of scoring the winning goal? On Sunday, October 22nd at 1PM, they can! Come down to Rudd Field with your family and friends to cheer on the UMass Minutewomen Soccer team, as they take on the Dayton Flyers in an epic A-10 match up! Your kids can join us at midfield at halftime to test their soccer skills in a giant game of knockout and win fun prizes!

Additionally, there will fun events before (starting at 12:30) and after the game, such as face painting, corn hole, dribbling drills and more! Fans will also be able to stay after the game to get autographs from some of their favorite players. Before you come, make sure you grab your UMass gear and cheer on the Minutewomen in their Senior Day game! This event is completely FREE. Please view the attached flyer and feel free to share with your friends and family! Help us create a fun Senior Day game and support the Minutewomen. UMass Soccer appreciates your support!

View Flyer: UMass Womens Soccer Day

LSSE Basketball Clinic, Oct 28, 2017

Basketball is just around the corner and LSSE will  be running basketball clinics next weekend.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cost: $5 per Child (Fee collected at door)

Schedule

WHERE:  ARHS GYM
GIRLS:  K-8 10am-12pm
BOYS:  K-8 1-3pm

Enhance your:

  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
  • Passing
  • Rebounding
  • Defensive footwork/strategies
  • Offensive footwork/strategies

View Girls Clinic Flyer

View Boys Clinic Flyer

Contact Chris Johnson
Sports Director, LSSE
Office – (413)259-3144
Fax – (413)259-2407

New Swimmer tryouts, Sept 24 @11:00AM

Calling all future Katie Ledeckys and Caeleb Dressels!!! We are preparing
for the upcoming winter season and looking for new swimmers ages 5-18!
The Amherst Tritons Swim Team (ATST) is an non profit, competitive swim
team dedicated to building the love of the sport or swimming while gaining
fitness and confidence. We offer tiered, ability based practices after school
in our fall/winter season (September-January) and a spring/summer season
(April-July). Our coaches are certified through US swimming and provide a
terrific atmosphere for youth swimming since 1972. Interested families must
pre-register by visiting http://www.atst.org and selecting the “contact us” button
on the webpage. We hope to see you at the pool!

More Information

Field Days, 6/21 (grd. 1-3) and 6/22 (grd. 4-6)

Two field days this year! Lower elementary will have field day on June 21 from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm, and upper elementary will have field day on the last day of school, June 22nd from 10:00 am to 11:20 am.

Lower elementary field day (grades 1-3) will take place on Wednesday, June the 21 from 1:30pm to 2:45pm. Similar to last year, there will be water games. Therefore, the students will need to bring a change of clothes they don’t mind getting wet. At the end of the field day, we will be gathering by the wooden structure for frozen treats before everyone heads in to grab their things. Please start compiling a list of students who cannot have Popsicles due to dye or other reasons so I can have an alternative treat for them. If there are any questions, feel free to ask.

CLICK for SCHEDULE and RULES for Lower Elementary — First, Second, and Third Grades (Wednesday, June 21)

Upper elementary field day (grades 4-6) will be held on Thursday, June 22 (the last day of school) from 10:00am to 11:20am. It will be a culminating celebration for the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser 4th-6th grades participated in. See the schedule for games being played. Students will be informed of the event details as the day approaches, but start letting students know now to bring a change of clothes due to the water games. Also, please let me know if there are any students who cannot have Popsicles. Similar to last year, the plan is to give them to students once the event is over, and I want to make sure we have alternatives for those who can’t have them. Let me know if there’s any questions regarding anything, and I’ll answer as best as possible.

CLICK for SCHEDULE and RULES for Upper Elementary (grades 4th, 5th, and 6th) (Thursday, June 22)  

Thanks,
Vince

Summer Ultimate League of Amherst

Summer of Ultimate Frisbee, this league is geared for people who want to enjoy the thrill and excitement of ultimate Frisbee, regardless of experience level. All levels of ability will be welcomed to join. All players will be assigned their own team in this fun and competitive league! Register at LSSE.org and then sign up at SULADISC.COM

Price: $45 (Save $10 if you sign up before June 2)
Time and Location: All Sessions start at 6:00 PM at Plum Brook Recreational Area

SULA Flyer 2017

Junior SULA

Tuesdays, June 27th—August 8th

Session A, Activities for Kids (Ages 7-8)
Session B, Elementary Division (Ages 9-11)
Session C, Middle School Division (Ages 12-14)
Adult SULA

Session A

Recreational Co-Ed (Ages 14+)
Thursdays, June 22nd—August 10th

Session B

Competitive Co-Ed (Ages 15+)
Wednesdays, June 21st—August 9th

Session C

Women Only (Ages 13+)
Mondays, June 19th—August 7th

Sugarloaf Youth Track League

Ages: 6-14

Dates: Thursday 5/25, 6/1, 6/8 and Friday 6/16, 6/23, 6/30

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Amherst Regional High School Track

Price: $49

Boys and girls of all abilities will be placed on a team and can compete in both relap and individual events. First night for Team Assignments & Orientation: Thursday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m. Arrive on first night to group teams, meet coaches & run an informal series of practice races. Meet dates are 6/1, 8, 16, 23, 30. Rain date is 6/27.
Meets at : Amherst Regional High School Track, 21 Mattoon Street, Amherst.
For more info please visit our website at www.lsse.org

Contact Sydney Henthorn, Sugarloaf Track League Director at shenthorn20@gmail.com or

Chris Johnson, Sports Director at LSSE, (413)259-3144 or johnsonc@amherstma.gov

26th Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament – May 13, 14

Come see hucks, bids, scoobers and maybe even a Callahan!  Don’t know what these are? Come find out!  On May 13-14, more than 30 of the top Ultimate frisbee teams in the country — including six teams from Amherst Regional High School and Amherst Regional Middle School — will compete in the 26th Amherst Invitational Ultimate Tournament.  Games run 9am-5pm on Saturday and 8am-4pm on Sunday at both ARHS and ARMS fields.  Championship games start at 1pm on Sunday near the ARHS track.  For more information, stop by the information tent at the Amherst Regional High School (21 Mattoon Street, Amherst, MA) or visit us at https://www.facebook.com/amherstinvitational/.  Admission is free!

The Daffodil Run 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run

The Daffodil Run 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run

Sunday, April 30, 2017

10:00 AM

Kendrick Park, Amherst

Registration costs before April 1st:

5K Run Adult: $25, Student: $18, Child (under 12): $8

Join the fun in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County! The Daffodil Run is a community event for all ages and abilities.  Run or walk, enjoy entertainment, food and more.  Register before April 1st for early bird rates and an event t-shirt.  Registration is live on RaceWire.com. Visit our web site for more details or call 413-259-3345.

Visit www.chd.or/DaffodilRun

Amherst Youth Lacrosse registration is open for Spring 2017

Amherst Youth Lacrosse registration is open for Spring 2017

Date: Month of January

Time: N/A

Location: www.amherstyouthlacrosse.org

Cost: There is a $175 Registration Fee which includes $30 for US Lacrosse membership (check the league website for reduced fee options)

Registrations are now open through the month of January to all boys and girls in grades 3 through 6 to play in the Amherst Youth Lacrosse Spring 2017 season.  There are no tryouts, all are welcome to participate – even if you’ve never seen a lacrosse stick before!  Teams typically practice 2 – 3 times a week in April then play 10 – 12 games in Amherst and adjacent towns as well as multi-team tournaments and jamborees in May and early June.  Weekday activities start around 6pm with other activities scheduled on the weekend as needed.  For more please check out our website, http://www.amherstyouthlacrosse.org, or contact Andrew MacDougall at president@amherstyouthlacrosse.org.

26th Annual Amherst College Baseball 2017 Winter Instructional Clinic

The purpose of the instructional clinic is to provide an environment where participants develop their baseball skills while having fun. Players will participate in small groups and will be given individual attention and instruction by college coaches and college players.

The clinic will take place in Calvin Coolidge Cage at Amherst College. There will be sessions for two age groups. With the younger age group (ages 9-13), we concentrate on basic techniques to help participants develop proper mechanics and to build their confidence. There will be competitive and fun games for the participants to use what they have learned and to challenge their skills.

With the older group (14-16), we concentrate on individual techniques and skills they will need to master in order to compete at the college level. We will teach techniques and drills that participants can practice at home or in small groups, as well as use in game situations.

Session 1 – Hitting Clinic

All Age Groups (ages 9 – 16): Monday, January 16 (6:30 – 8:15 p.m.)

* Clinic will be divided into two sections for age groups 9-13 & 14-16

Session 2 – Pitching & Positional Play (catching, infield, outfield)

All Age Groups (ages 9 – 16): Wednesday, January 18 (6:30 – 8:15 p.m.)

* Clinic will be divided into two sections for age groups 9-13 & 14-16

Cost for attending one session: $60

Cost for attending two sessions: $110

To register for the clinic, please fill out and submit the online registration form that can be found at:

 

https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/teams/spring/baseball/clinics/winter_inst_clinic

 

Questions call: 413-542-2284

Information and clinic details will be sent to participants upon registration.

Fall Soccer

From the Amherst Youth Soccer Association:

The Amherst Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) is seeking players (boys/girls) to join its Grade 3 travel soccer teams, starting immediately. Practices are twice a week after school & games are usually on Saturdays. Please contact Coach David Schmidt at schmidt@acad.umass.edu. See https://amherstsoccer.org/ for more information.

Field Days! 6/20 (1st-3rd) & 6/21 (4th-6th)

Two field days this year!  Read all about it (PDF).

The lower elementary field day will take place on Monday June 20th from 1:00 – 2:30.  Set-up will begin at 12:15 pm.  (NOTE: This is changed from the original 1:30-2:55). Similar to last year, there will be water games. Therefore, the students will need to bring a change of clothes they don’t mind getting wet. At the end of the field day, we will be gathering by the wooden structure for frozen treats before everyone heads in to grab their things. Please start compiling a list of students who cannot have Popsicles due to dye or other reasons so I can have an alternative treat for them. If there are any questions, feel free to ask.
Upper elementary’s field day will be held Tuesday morning June 21nd (the last day of school).  6th Grade field day will be from 9am – 10am.  Grades 3-5 will take the field from 10am to 11:30am.  It will be a culminating celebration for the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser 4th-6th grades participated in. See the schedule for games being played. Students will be informed of the event details as the day approaches, but start letting students know now to bring a change of clothes due to the water games. Also, please let me know if there are any students who cannot have Popsicles. Similar to last year, the plan is to give them to students once the event is over, and I want to make sure we have alternatives for those who can’t have them. Let me know if there’s any questions regarding anything, and I’ll answer as best as possible.
Thanks,
Vince

Dos días de campo este año!  Mas informacion (PDF).

El día de campo para la primaria inferior (1-3) tendrá lugar el DIA 20 de JUNIO 20  entre la 1:00-2:30. Al igual que en el año pasado, habrá juegos de agua. Por lo tanto, los estudiantes tendrán que traer una muda de ropa que se pueda mojar. Al final del día de campo, nos reuniremos en la  estructura de madera para disfrutar de alimentos congelados antes de que todos se dirijan a agarrar sus cosas. Por favor  compilen una lista de los estudiantes que no pueden tomar helados (popsicles) debido a colorantes u otras razones para poder tener una  opción alternativa para ellos. Si hay alguna pregunta, no dude en consultar.

CLIC para el horario y las reglas para Primaria Inferior (1, 2, 3) (lunes 20 de junio)

El día de campo de primaria superior (4-6) se llevará a cabo el martes 21 de Junio por la mañana (el último día de clases) entre las 10-11: 30 (3-5) y 9-11 (6º grados), y será una celebración culminado la recaudación de fondos a beneficio de “Jump Rope for Heart”  donde participaron estudiantes de 4º a 6º grados. El evento fue inicialmente para 3-5, pero invitamos a  6 ° grado a participar también si todavía están en el colegio y si  no hay una celebración individual para 6º grado. Se adjunta un documento que contiene información sobre los horarios y juegos que se desarrollaran. Los estudiantes serán informados de los detalles del evento cuando se acerca el día, pero los estudiantes saben ahora que deberán traer un cambio de ropa, debido a los juegos de agua. Por favor, hágame saber si hay estudiantes que no pueden tener paletas de hielo (popsicles). Al igual que en el año pasado, el plan es dar a los estudiantes una vez que el evento haya terminado, y yo quiero asegurarme de que tenemos alternativas para aquellos que no pueden tenerlos. Déjenme saber si hay alguna pregunta acerca de cualquier cosa, y voy a responder de la mejor manera posible.

CLIC para el horario y las reglas para Alta Primaria (4, 5, 6) (mar 21 de junio)

Gracias,

Vince

W​ildwood Fundraiser for Soccer Goals​​

ORDER & PICK-UP a Take-and-Bake Hillside Pizza!
Slices, baked goods and drink also available for sale!

Friday, June 3rd, 4:00 – 6:00pm

Please complete the form that went home and return to the office by Tuesday, May 31.

Note for Parents/Guardians: Please arrive at event by 4:00 to chaperone their child and be on hand for the duration of the event, which ends at 6:00.