T-Ball League (there are still openings)
This is a learning and recreational league. Participants will use T-stands to hit from and a soft rubber ball. All games are weather dependent and will be cancelled due to rain or wet conditions with no make ups. There are no practices. If your child is 6 years or older they would play Little League (See community Sports Leagues).
Ages: 4 & 5 years - girls and boys
Dates: Thursdays, April 27 - June 15, 2017
The first week we will meet for pictures only. Come meet your coaches and teammates and get your team t-shirt at the Old Central Jr. High Gym on Main St.. You will be mailed your team information and what time your pictures are.
Location: Arnold Park, Andrews Rd.
Time: Thursdays - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM all games
Cost: $35.00 Residents, $45.00 Non-Residents
Activity #211901-1A - Please fill in t-shirt size for your child
To order pictures follow the link: www.glossyfinish.com/order
Search for Vestal T-Ball to find your league specific pre-order site.
Note: this link will expire at the end of your final photo day for this season, anyone wishing to order photos must do so on or before photo day and bring an e-ticket with that order to photo day).
Volunteer coaches are needed to run this league. There is no cost to be a coach. All coaches get a free t-shirt.
Activity code for coaches: #221901-1A
To Register: Complete a registration form from the menu on the left and mail to Recreation Dept. with fee.
For any game cancellations - Check under "Town Calendar." OR call 607-754-3368.
Free Supervised Fitness Room
Get into shape or maintain your fitness level this Summer by visiting the supervised weight room at the Vestal Sr. High School, Woodlawn Dr. This program is free and open to all High School students and adults. Registration isn't required. Drop in anytime! Equipment includes: stationary bikes, nautilus equipment, medicine balls and free weights. Shoes required, no sandals.
Enter the High School through the front doors, per school rules.
Mondays through Thursdays
June 26 - August 10, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Closed: Tuesday, July 4
Field Hockey League
September 6 - October 28, 2017
This is a recreational, instructional program where participants learn all phases of field hockey. Skills include: dribbling, passing, stick work, offensive and defensive moves and shooting. All players (grouped by age) meet twice weekly, Saturdays 10:00 AM - Noon and Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Wednesday sessions for skills, Saturday sessions for skills, scrimmage and mainly travel for games. This year most Saturdays we will be participating in a series of mini-tournaments with other field hockey programs and traveling locally. The tournaments run 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Vestal hosts one of these events.
Ages: 5 - 12 years (K - 6 grades)
Location: Vestal Middle School, S. Benita Blvd.
Cost: $40.00 residents, $50.00 non-residents
Add $25.00 - if you want a field hockey stick
Add $30.00 - if you want goggles
Cut off date for goggle and stick orders is Monday, August 28, 2017.
To register: Complete registration form from menu on the left, use Activity # 410301-1A, and mail with fee to Recreation Department. Be sure to fill in your T-shirt size and your stick size (if you need a stick), if you want goggles and childs' grade.
Goggles: Goggles are required for all 5th and 6th grade participants. (They are highly recommended for younger players, but not required) If you would like to order goggles through us, then add $30.00 to the program fee or you can get them on your own. One size fits all.
Stick size: The stick is a beginners' level stick. List the stick length and grade level (going into in the fall) on the registration form. Deadline for stick orders is Monday, August 28.
Stick length goes by girls height:
4' to 4'3" - 28" stick
4'4" to 4'6" - 32" stick
4'7" to 5' - 34" stick
5'1" to 5'3" - 35" stick
5'4" to 5'6" - 36" stick
5'7" to 5'8" - 37" stick
5'9" - 38" stick
Shirt size: The games we play against other youth programs are played in October. You may want to consider a t-shirt size large enough to wear over a sweatshirt.
Volunteer coaches needed to run this league. Coaches must be fun loving and have a sense of humor. No previous field hockey knowledge or experience required. We will teach you the basics at a pre-season clinic. Also, since all participants meet together, you'll always have experience to draw upon. There is no cost to be a coach and we provide a free T-shirt and loaner stick. To register as a volunteer coach fill out a registration form from the menu on the left. Include your T-shirt size. Use Act. #420301-1A.
For schedule updates throughout the season - www.eteamz.com/vestalfieldhockey
Free Teen Basketball 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 12 - November 2, 2017
Vestal Middle School, S. Benita Blvd., Vestal
Supervised skills and "pick-up" games for boys and girls (9th - 12th grades) at the Vestal Middle School. Girls play 6:00 - 7:00 PM and Boys play 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Program is free and registration is not required. No program when schools are closed for holidays, weather or other school functions, check for updates or look on the calendar.
Vestal Youth Basketball Organization - 2018 League
VYBO is a comprehensive basketball program open to boys and girls ages 8 - 11 years. Every player, regardless of ability, has an opportunity to play and enjoy the game. Participants will learn a new skill each week, as well as play games. No practices when school is closed, early dismissal or no after-school activities.
January 6 - February 17, 2018
Registration cut-off is Friday, November 17, 2017, unless the league fills prior to that date.
Practices start the week of January 2, 2018 and will be once a week. Day, location and time will be determined after teams are formed.
BOTH LEAGUES ARE CO-ED
8 - 9 yr. old league - Activity #112101-1A
Game time: 12:00 - 1:15 PM
10 - 11 yr. old league - Activity #112101-1B
Game time: 1:30 - 2:45 PM
Cost: $55.00 Residents, $65.00 Non-Residents - includes a t-shirt and pizza party.
Volunteer Coaches needed to help run this league. Act. # for coaches are:
8 - 9 yrs. Co-Ed Coach- Act. #122101-1A
10 - 11 yrs. Co-Ed Coach- Act. #122101-1B
There is a coaches meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00-6:45 PM at the Town Hall Board Room.
To Register: Complete the registration form from the menu on the left and mail with fee to the Recreation Dept.
Kids Night Out League
Wednesdays - October 11 - November 8, 2017
(Note - There is a Spring league also - Wednesday, March 7 - April 4, 2018)
This program is a recreational league, where participants will play a variety of games. A director is there each week with all the equipment and to lead the activity. Each team will play once a week. Weekly games include: T-Ball, pillow polo (soft hockey), relay races, scooter races, kickball, with a pizza party on the last night. Open to boys and girls.
Old Central Jr. High Gym., Main St., Vestal
4 - 5 year olds (boys and girls)
Game Times: 6:00 - 6:40 PM and 6:45 - 7:25 PM All teams play on a rotating time schedule.
Cost: $25.00 Residents, $35.00 Non-Residents - includes a t-shirt and pizza party on last night. Activity #111201-2A
Volunteer Coaches are needed to run this league. Free T-shirt offered to all coaches. Please fill in t-shirt size. Activity #: 121201-1B Coaches code
Registration Form: Complete form and mail to Recreation Dept. with fee.