CURRENT ACTIVITIES



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   Listed Below are the current Belleville Parks and Recreation Department Programs
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ALPHABET ACADEMY


Cost:    $110.00 per month (3 year olds)
            $120.00 per month (4 year olds)
Days:   3 year olds - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm
            4 year olds - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9:15am - 12:30pm
Site:     Nichols Community Center
            515 E. "D" Street
            Belleville, IL  62220 


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Visit our Alphabet Academy Facebook page to see more photos and information!

Please call the Nichols Community Center for more information and registration. 618-277-9785


The Belleville Parks & Recreation Department sponsors a quality early childhood experience for your child, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually at the Nichols Community Center. Children are involved in hands-on learning through fine and large motor skill activities, dramatic play and creative arts, science, math and language experiences, cooking, and more. The program provides a stimulating learning atmosphere in large, well-equipped rooms and focuses on age-appropriate development of social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills. Child must be potty trained. Must have a pre-approval letter at the time of registration.


Youth Baseball League

YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE

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Early Bird Registration: (JANUARY)

T-ball/Robat/Optimist Leagues = $75.00
Jaycee Leagues = $90.00

Regular Registration: (FEB & MAR)
T-ball/Robat/Optimist Leagues = $85.00
Jaycee Leagues = $100.00

Late Registration: (APRIL & MAY)
T-ball/Robat/Optimist Leagues = $95.00
Jaycee Leagues = $110.00

BASEBALL LEAGUE BREAKDOWN

Click to register for T-BALL LEAGUE (5 - 7 years)

Click to register for ROBAT LEAGUE (7 - 9 years)

Click to register for OPTIMIST LEAGUE (9 - 11 years)

Click to register for JAYCEE JR LEAGUE (11 - 14 years)

Click to register for JAYCEE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE (all high school students)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- Jaycee leagues will have more scheduled games than T-ball, Robat and Optimist leagues.
- Participants are required to purchase SOLID GREY uniform pants. T-shirt & cap provided.
- Register your entire team or sign up as an individual.
- Shirt Sizes are guaranteed until April 2, 2018.
- Practices begin in May. Games are played during late May, June & July.
- A coach will contact you the beginning of may with a practice schedule.




3 on 3 Basketball League

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Grades:  1st - 8th
Cost:       $95.00 per child
Site:        Nichols Community Center
                515 E. "D" Street
                Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:    618-277-9785


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CLICK TO REGISTER: 1st - 4th GRADES

CLICK TO REGISTER: 5th - 8th GRADES

Evaluation Day: January 7th
-Team placement based on skills
- 1st & 2nd grades: 10:00am
- 3rd & 4th grades: 10:45am
- 5th - 8th grades: 11:30am
Each league will consist of 4 teams or more. There will be 4 to 5 players per team.

Practices: Thursday evenings starting January 11th

1st - 4th grades: 6:00pm         5th - 8th grades: 6:45pm

Game Days: Sundays

First game will be on Sunday, January 14th. Games consist of two 15 minute halves . 8 game season

Volunteer Head Coaches are needed!

Parents are encouraged to coach! Background check required


We think 3 on 3 basketball is awesome for skill development at all age levels because…You get MORE touches on the ball (you're only sharing it with 3 players instead of 5). Six passes is an average possession in 3 on 3, meaning each player will have the ball at least TWICE every possession. You have more space to try new moves and practice new skills. Your defensive footwork and agility gets challenged because you have to cover more distance with fewer players on the court. You IMPROVE passing, dribbling, shooting, cutting, spacing, rebounding and defense. All players have equal opportunity to make plays and help their team win.

Program Coordinator: Lyndsey Younger
Instructor: Keith Witter (Southern Illinois Storm)



Belleville Parks and Recreation Basketball Skills Camp

BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP


Grades: 2nd - 6th
Cost:     $75.00 per session
Days:    Sundays
Site:      Nichols Community Center
             515 E. "D" Street
             Belleville, IL  62220
Phone:   618-277-9785


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The BPRD and Southern Illinois Storm have teamed up for a skills camp. Players will build basketball IQ, understand and develop proper footwork, increase hand and foot speed, instill ball handling skills, learn proper shooting mechanics, and establish skills to further advance playing ability.

CLICK DATES TO REGISTER
2ND & 3RD GRADES
4TH - 6TH GRADES
 WINTER Session 1
Jan 14 - Feb 4
5pm - 6pm

Jan 14 - Feb 4
6pm - 7pm

WINTER Session 2
Feb 18 - Mar 11
5pm - 6pm

Feb 18 - Mar 11
6pm - 7pm

WINTER Session 3
April 8 - April 29
5pm - 6pm

April 8 - April 29
6pm - 7pm





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FREE OPEN GYM - BASKETBALL


Ages:    8 to 13 years
Cost:     FREE
Day:      Fridays
Site:      Nichols Community Center
              515 E. "D" Street
              Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:  618-277-9785


CLICK DATE TO REGISTER FOR THAT MEET:
January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 18

We are offering a free, unstructured youth basketball program in our Gym at the Nichols Community Center. This will be supervised by the NCC Staff. All participants must be dropped off by a parent/guardian and are not allowed to participate without a signed waiver form.



Daddy Daughter Dance

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DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE


Ages:      ALL
Cost:      $35.00 per couple ( $15 each additional child)
              Starting Feb. 27th - FEE INCREASES TO $25.00 PER PERSON
Day:       Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Time:     5:00pm - 8:30pm
Site:       Belleville West High School
              4063 Frank Scott Parkway West
              Belleville, IL 62226
Phone:   618-233-1416


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                            CALL IN, MAIL IN OR COME IN TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!

It's that time again to spend a special night with your little princess. The Belleville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 14th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Enjoy a pasta dinner from Seven Restaurant while listening and dancing to the sounds of music by Phil Elmore's Mobile Music Machine. Each couple will receive ONE free commemorative photo taken by a professional photographer to make this an evening to cherish forever! Additional photos will be available for purchase.

Registration is a first come - first serve basis.
Limited space available. Must pre-register.
Late registration begins 2/27/18 (Late fee will apply).

ABSOLUTELY NO WALK-INS WILL BE ADMITTED ON THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT!


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SPORTS NIGHT


Ages:   6 to 13 years
Cost:    $15.00 per child
Day:     Fridays
Time:    5:30pm - 8:30pm
Site:     Nichols Community Center
            515 E. "D" Street
            Belleville, IL  62220


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Click Date to Register:
January 5          February 9          March 16              April 20             May 11
 
Lace up your sneakers, stretch out those muscles, grab some friends and head to the Nichols Community Center for a good old fashioned sports night! There will be a variety of games that include basketball, wiffle ball, floor hockey, volleyball, and dodgeball. We know playing hard will work up an appetite so we'll have pizza and soda for you too! Participants must be pre-registered! Call today to get in on all the fun!



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DRAWING CLASS


Ages: 8+
Cost:  $45.00 per session
Day:   Mondays (4 weeks)
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 East D Street
           Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-277-9785


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REGISTER NOW (click Session)
Session 3 - Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Session 4 -  Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 3 - Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 4 - Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30

Come test your hand at beginner cartoon drawing! Our instructor will demonstrate how to make your favorite characters while also adding their knowledge to help perfect your love of drawing. Must sign up at least 4 days prior to the class.


Easter EGGstravaganza

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Ages:   1 - 7 years old
Cost:    FREE
Day:    Saturday, March 24th
Time:   10:00am - 10:30am
Site:     Bellevue Park
Phone:  618-277-9785


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You are invited to our Annual Egg Hunt at Bellevue Park on Saturday - March 24th, 2018. This event is FREE and open to the public and is co-sponsored with the Turkey Hill Grange. There will be cookies, punch, and prizes. Bring your camera for a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. Mark your calendars and come join us for a great morning of fun with the kids!!! This event will be held rain or shine…..bring your own Easter basket.

Fishing Derby

2017 Fishing Derby  FREE FISHING DERBY


Ages:      4 - 12
Date:      Saturday, May 5
Times:    9:15am - 12:45pm
Cost:      FREE
Site:       Bellevue Park Lake
Phone:   618-233-1416


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CLICK TO PRE-REGISTER

All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Prizes will be given for the Biggest Fish caught in each age group.
One prize will be awarded for the “Most Unusual Catch” of the day.
One prize will be awarded for the Most Fish Caught.
**PLEASE BRING FISHING POLE AND FAVORITE BAIT**




 
 
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KARATE CLASS


Ages:    3 year olds, 4 & 5 year olds, 1st - 4th grades
Cost:     $35.00 - 3 year olds
             $50.00 - 4 & 5's and 1st - 4th grades
Day:      Saturdays ( 6 weeks)
Site:      Nichols Community Center
             515 East D Street
             Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:   618-277-9785


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Learn the basic techniques of Karate at the Nichols Community Center from Sensei Ken Valentine. Karate emphasizes strength, endurance, and flexibility while promoting a variety of qualities; confidence, discipline, respect and defense.

SESSION
 3 YEAR OLDS
4 & 5 YEAR OLDS
1ST - 4TH GRADES
 Session 3
 Jan 20 - Feb 24
10:00am - 10:30am


Jan 20 - Feb 24
10:30am - 11:00am

 Jan 20 - Feb 24
11:00am - 11:50am

 Session 4
Mar 17 - Apr 28
10:00am - 10:30am

 Mar 17 - Apr 28
10:30am - 11:00am

 Mar 17 - Apr 28
11:00am - 11:50am




Kids in Action

KIDS IN ACTION


Ages:   3 to 5 Years Old
Cost:    $35.00 per session
Day:     Wednesdays
Time:   12:45pm to 1:30pm
Site:     Nichols Community Center
            515 E. "D" Street
            Belleville, IL 62220
Phone: 618-277-9785


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Sessions Offered: (Click to register)
Session 1 - Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
Session 2 - Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 3 - Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

This program emphasizes exercise while having fun playing a variety of activities. Youngsters will participate in sports, games, and productive movement with a social setting.




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LITTLE DRIBBLERS BASKETBALL


Ages: 4 to 6 Years Old
Cost:  $60.00 per session
Day:   Saturdays
Time:  9:00am to 10:00am
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-277-9785


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Sessions Offered:  (Click to register)
Session 1 - Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3
Session 2 - Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10
Session 3 - Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

A non-competitive, co-recreational approach to teaching safe basic basketball fundamentals. Players will learn how to dribble, pass, play defense, shoot, and box out. They will have 40 minutes of skills and drills then will have a 20 minute game to use them.


Little Hitters Tennis Lessons

LITTLE HITTERS TENNIS LESSONS


Ages:      4 to 7 Years Old
Cost:      $50.00 per session
Day:       Saturdays
Site:       Nichols Community Center
              515 E. "D" Street
              Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:   618-277-9785


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Sessions Offered: (Click to register)
Session 1 - Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3 (9:00am - 9:45am)
Session 2 - Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 (10:00am - 10:45am)

Children ages 4 to 7 are invited to join us for an exciting 4-week introduction to the great game of tennis! This program utilizes the US Tennis Association's "Quick Start" format to help kids learn and experience the game in a way that is both enjoyable and rewarding. We will have lighter racquets, larger low-bounce tennis balls, and smaller court dimensions.  ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED, so put on their tennis shoes and come ready to have some fun! All lessons are inside on Saturdays at the Nichols Community Center. Classes taught by a USPTR professional.



Little Kickers Soccer

LITTLE KICKERS SOCCER - SPRING OUTDOOR


Ages:    3 to 5 Years Old
Cost:     $65.00 per session
Day:      Saturdays (5 weeks)
Site:      Laderman Park
             1105 Mascoutah Ave
             Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:  618-233-1416


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MEET DATES: APRIL 14, 21, 28, MAY 5, 12
Session 1 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Session 2 - 11:00am - 11:45am

This unique program for pre-school aged children teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork skills. Practice for the first 25 minutes and then scrimmage play for the last 20 minutes. Instructed by Elite FT! Max participants per session is 60.
EACH CHILD WILL NEED TO WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES, TENNIS SHOES, BLACK SOCCER SOCKS, AND SHIN GUARDS.


Little Sluggers Tball

LITTLE SLUGGERS T-BALL


Ages:    3 to 5 Years Old
Cost:     $65.00 per child
Day:      Saturdays (5 weeks)
Site:      Laderman Park
             1105 Mascoutah Ave
             Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:  618-233-1416


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MEET DATES: JUNE 9, 16, 23, 30, JULY 7    (Rain out dates: July 14 & 21)

Session 1 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Session 2 - 11:00am - 11:45am

Little Sluggers T-Ball is a non-competitive, co-recreational approach to teaching safe baseball to pre-school age children. Teams consist of a maximum of 10 players. Each team will practice skills for the first 20 minutes and then will bat and field against another team during the last 25 minutes. All players will receive a T-Shirt and safety ball. Parents/Guardians might be asked to assist their child on the field.
PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED COMFORTABLE CLOTHING, TENNIS SHOES, AND A GLOVE.




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NERF NIGHT


Ages:    5 - 13 Years
Days:    Fridays
Cost:    $12.00 per participant
Times:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Site:     Nichols Community Center
Phone:  618-233-1416 or 618-277-9785


CLICK DATE BELOW TO REGISTER:        
January 19      February 16          March 9            April 13           May 4

This has become one of the most popular games in the area! Come see what all the fun is about! Participants must provide Nerf Gun and Nerf Ammunition. Please make sure your equipment and ammo is marked. Pizza, soda and water will be served. Eye wear will be provided.



Nichols Community Center Senior Aerobics

SENIOR AEROBICS


Ages:    55+
Days:    Tuesdays & Thursdays (10 week sessions)
Times:   8:00am - 9:00am
Cost:     $30.00 per person/per session
Site:      Nichols Community Center
             515 East D Street
             Belleville, IL 62220
Phone: 618-277-9785


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Moderate exercise that gently raises the heart rate, is appropriate for seniors. It does not have to be a long strenuous workout. The sessions build endurance and strength while improving balance and flexibility to older adults. Program is designed for those 55 and older.


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GIRLS & BOYS 5TH & 6TH GRADE VOLLEYBALL


Grades: 5th & 6th
Cost:     $65 per player
Site:      Franklin Elementary School
             301 N. 2nd Street
             Belleville, IL 62220
Phone:  618-233-1416


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IMPORTANT DATES:
Clinic Date:   Wednesday, March 7th at 6:30pm
Practices Begin:   Week of March 12th
League Play Begins:   Week of March 19th - Games are on Mondays or Wednesday Nights

*ALL MEETS WILL BE AT FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL*

Get an early start on learning the basic skills and fundamentals of Volleyball . Players are placed on teams, grouped as closely as possible by schools. There will be a minimum of 5 games, plus playoffs. Registration is limited to the first 60 applicants.
  


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ZUMBA


Ages:  14+
Cost:   $5.00 per single walk-in fee
Day:    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
Time:   5:30pm - 6:30pm (M & W)
           9:00am - 10:00am (S)
Site:    Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220


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Perfect for everybody and every body! We take "work" out of the workout by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for a calorie burning dance fitness party. It's a total workout while learning popular dance moves and combining all elements of fitness. Call 618-277-9785 for more questions regarding class times.