Youth Programs

ALL YOUTH LEAGUE PARTICIPANTS ARE PLACE IN THE APPROPRIATE ACTIVITE BASED ON THEIR AGE AS OF SEPTEMBER 1ST OF THE CURRENT YEAR

 

Bi-City Basketball League    
The Wood River and Roxana Recreation Departments offer the Bi-City Youth Basketball Program for 3rd-5th grade boys and girls. Registration runs from December thru January. The fee is $35.00 per participant which includes a t-shirt and basketball. Games begin in early February.

 

Instructional Youth League Basketball Program For 1st & 2nd Graders  
Looking for something that your child can do to burn some energy this winter? Would you like them to learn some of the basic skills needed to play basketball? We have the answer for you. Sign them up for Roxana Park & Wood River Recreation Instructional Basketball Program. Watch for registration in September & October. Some of the details:

Dates: November 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2014
*Time: Varies from 9am-Noon depending on your team schedule
Where: Roxana Community Gym
Fee: $25.00 – Includes a t-shirt

This is a 4-week program designed to teach the fundamentals of the game of Basketball (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, teamwork, etc.)

*Times could change due to weather conditions
The registration deadline is October 24, 2014
Any Questions? Please call Roxana Park @ 254-7485 or Wood River Recreation @ 251-3130

 

Tri-City Youth Baseball & Softball         Registration Form
Registration runs for the entire month of March. Teams are formed in late April and league play begins in May. The following divisions are offered for a fee of $30.00 ($10 late fee after registration date). This league is formed with teams from East Alton, Wood River, Roxana & Bethalto.

Age League Schedules
Boys: Age 8-9 Rookie League – Pitching Machine
Boys: Age 10-11 Minor League – Player Pitch
Boys: Age 12-13 Major League – Player Pitch
Boys: Age 14-16 Juvenile – Player Pitch

 

Age League Schedules
Girls: Age 8-9 Ponytail League – Pitching Machine
Girls: Age 10-12 Petite League – Player Pitch
Girls: Age 13-16 Chic League – Player Pitch

Wood River Coach Pitch League                     Schedule 
A Coach Pitch League for 6 & 7 year olds who are ready to move up from the T-Ball League. Teams are co-ed. Games are played in the evenings. Registration runs for the entire month of March. Teams are formed in late April and league play begins in May. The Coach Pitch League is offered for a fee of $30.00 ($10 late fee after registration date).

Wood River T-Ball League                         Schedule
A T-Ball League for 4 & 5 year olds that will focus on teaching the basic skills and fundamentals of baseball/softball. Teams are co-ed. Games are played in the evenings. Registration runs for the entire month of March. Teams are formed in late April and league play begins in May. The coach Pitch League is offered for a fee of $30.00 ($10 late fee after registration date).

 

Lil-Kickers Soccer Spring         Schedule
The Wood River and Roxana Recreation Departments offer an Instructional Soccer program. Children ages 3-4 are invited to participate. There will be 30 minutes of drills followed by a 15 minute game. The registration fee is $25.00 and includes a t-shirt.  Watch for registration in February & March. The Instructional Soccer program is scheduled to begin in April.

Lil-Kickers Soccer Fall           Schedule
The Wood River and Roxana Recreation Departments offer an Instructional Soccer program. Children ages 3-4 are invited to participate. This program takes place over four Saturday mornings. There will be 30 minutes of drills followed by a 15 minute game. The registration fee is $25.00 and includes a t-shirt.  Watch for registration in August & September. The Instructional Soccer program is scheduled to begin in September.

 

Tri-City Soccer    Registration Form
East Alton, Roxana and Wood River have joined together once again to form a Soccer League. children ages 5-13 are invited to participate. The registration fee is $30.00 and includes a t-shirt. Games begin in September on Saturday mornings and some weeknights. Watch for registration in June & July. Registration ends July 31.

Age League Schedules & Standings
Boys: Age 8-10 Bantam League Schedule & Standings
Boys: Age 11-13 Midget League Schedule & Standings

Instructor George Manns offers karate instruction for all ages. Classes will be on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. They are taught at the Recreation Shelter at 14th St. in Wood River. For more information, please call George at 465-5904

Gymnastics     September Registration Form
This is a great way to improve your child’s strength and coordination levels. The program runs for five different four-week sessions from August thru May.
Gymnastics Class – Mondays 5:45-8:30 p.m.
5:45-6:30 p.m. Parent & Tot: 2yrs-3yrs
6:30-7:30 p.m. Early Tumblers: 4yrs-5yrs
7:30-8:30 p.m. Beginners: 6yrs & Older

 

 

We have the programs to keep your kids busy this summer. Registration for summer camps starts May 1.

SUMMER DAY CAMP:     Registration Form      Emergency Form
The Recreation Department will once again have a Summer Day Camp for children ages 5 (by 6/01/14) thru 11 years of age. Day Camp is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., June 9, 2014 thru July 18, 2014. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN PERSON.  Registration runs from May 1-June 1. A limit of 50 children will be accepted. Cost: Wood River Residents – $115 per child Non-Residents – $125 per child.

*$10 will be taken off the price of each additional child registered by parent or guardian*

FISHING CLINIC:

A FREE fishing clinic will be offered this summer at Belk Park. There will be a morning session from 9:00-11am & an afternoon session 1:00-3:00pm. This is a free clinic for all ages. The clinic will be held June 23- June 27. Registration is required to participate and runs from May 1st – June 20. Class size is limited to 30 participates. Registration will be taken at the Round House. Call 251-3130 for more information.

CHEERLEADING CAMP:     Registration Form
Be a cheer ahead of the game. A cheerleading camp will be offered July 21st – July 25th, 2014 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at the Round House. This camp will involve sideline cheers, a floor cheer and assistance with mounts. 4th through 8th grade students are invited. Registration runs from May 1st – May 31st. The fee is $25.00 for the camp.

JR. CHEERLEADING CAMP:     Registration From
Come and learn your favorite cheer.  K-3rd grade students are invited to attend a cheerleading camp where they will be introduced to the fun of cheerleading. The camp will be held from July 21st – July 25th, 2014 from 9am-11am at the Round House. Call 251-3130 for further details. The fee for the camp is $25.00. Registration May 1st – May 31st.

POM POM CAMP:   Registration Form 
Come and jazz up your summer. This camp will introduce and instruct students in Poms. The camp will be held July 28th – August 1st, 2014 from 9am-11am at the Round House. Registration runs from May 1st – May 31st. The fee is $25.00 for the camp. Call 251-3130 for more details.

SOCCER CAMP:  Registration Form K-5th                  Registration Form 6th-8th   
Let your kids get a kick out of this summer. The Wood River Recreation will be conducting a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 5-14. Each participant will receive a soccer ball. The camp will be held July 21- July 25 at Wood River Soccer Park. To register at the Round House. Registration runs from May 1st – May 31st. The Fee is $30.00 for the camp.

SKATE CAMP:         Registration Form        
Learn all the new moves and increase your skills. The Wood River Recreation Department is offering Skate Camp at the Wood River Skate Park. Group Instruction/Group Activity/One-on-One Instruction. Spend time refining your new skills. Age Groups – Children 8 – 12 & Children 13 – 15.
Date: TBA Fee – $25.00 per Child
Registration starts May 1st. Please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 251-3130 for more information.