NORTH LOGAN — North Logan City Recreation has a variety of programming available for children ages 3-14 this summer, including crafts and games and several sports. Lynda Smith, the city’s recreation coordinator, said the activities have been developed to give participants a chance to get outside of the house, meet new kids and develop new skills.
“It’s a great opportunity to have kids come out and have some structured play time where they’re outside enjoying the weather,” she said, “and just getting to do new things—with opportunities to be involved and not be bored over the summer.”
For children ages 3-5, the city’s Itty Bitty Ball program will introduce participants to the fundamentals of several sports, including basketball, football, volleyball and soccer. Classes are held twice weekly at Elk Ridge Park and focus on a different sport each day. While the June session is full, space is still available for the July session at a price of $25/participant.
“It’s just basic sports and helping kids to kind of learn hand-eye coordination, what the rules are and the opportunity just to interact with kids,” Smith said.
For children ages 5-8, North Logan City Recreation is offering an Activity Monsters program, structured much like Itty Bitty Ball, but with an emphasis on crafts and games instead of sports. Enrollment for June is likewise full, but registration for the July session is still available at a price of $30/participant.
North Logan City Recreation will also offer youth tennis lessons in June and July, geared toward children ages 8-14 at beginning and intermediate levels. Participants receive four lessons per week at a weekly rate of $35 per child. The city’s summer programming rounds out in August with a recreational kickball league for children ages 3-8. Participation costs $20 per child, with two games per week taking place during a three-week session.
“Join this fun league and watch your kids play kickball,” Smith said. “It’s just kind of a short little season, but something fun for kids to go and do to finish the summer up with.”
Smith also noted that parents who want to sign their 7 to 13-year-old children up for youth football have until June 15. With the upcoming opening of Green Canyon High School, a new Green Canyon Youth Football League has been developed in partnership with the high school’s football program and coaching staff.
“This partnership will allow the youth football program to play on the high school football field and for the league to build a strong program,” Smith explained. “Jerseys and helmets will be similar to the high school design, creating a sense that the youth are a part of the high school team.”
North Logan City anticipates the participation of 130 youth on the new league and is asking for community support in purchasing the required equipment and developing a successful program. Smith said the new city league is affiliated with the Wasatch Front Football League (WFFL) that has been operating in Smithfield.
“It’s the same program,” she said, “but just with the new high school, they decided to split the program, so there will be one league for the Sky View area and one for the Green Canyon High School area.”
More information about North Logan City Recreation’s summer programming is available at <a href=”http://northloganrec.org/” target=”_blank”>northloganrec.org</a> or by calling Lynda Smith at 435-752-1310, ext. 32.