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Swish Young/Old Pickup Basketball

It's the battle of the families in this fun new Young vs Old Pickup Basketball Program.  Coach Chris McCurley and the Swish team will be hosting pick up games facilitated between HS aged players and adults/parents!

Ages 14+
Sun - 9-11am
October 9 - November 20
Essex High School Gym and ADL Gym
$15

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Swish Thanksgiving Basketball Camp

Sign your player up for 3 days of basketball and fun. Swish coaches will teach your player the game of basketball through fun drills and games. already a baller? Swish will give you the tools to take your game to the next level. Hard work and repetition.


Boys and Girls, Grades 4-12
Mon-Wed, November 21-23
Essex High School Gym
Instructor- Swish and Coach Chris McCurley
$60

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Essex Sting Basketball Club

Essex Sting Basketball Club offers competitive basketball opportunities for EWSD students in grades 4–8. Sting teams will practice once or twice a week beginning in October and continuing through midFebruary with games on Sunday’s against other clubs from the region. Players must tryout and will be evaluated on skill, athleticism, work ethic, openness to receive coaching, and teamwork. Players should only attend 1 tryout date.

GRADES 4–8 / EWSD SCHOOL GYMS

TRYOUT SCHEDULE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19:

MON OR THU: BOYS GRADES 4–6 / 6–7:15PM, BOYS GRADES 7–8 7:15–8:30PM

TUE OR WED: GIRLS GRADES 4–6 6–7:15PM, GIRLS GRADES 7–8 7:15–8:30PM

SEASON: OCTOBER 17–MARCH 10

TRYOUT: $10 / SEASON: $150

ESSEX STING BASKETBALL CLUB

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Halloween Shootout Basketball Tournament

Join us for this inaugural basketball tournament for grades 3–8 boys and girls.

GRADES 3–8 / ADL/EMS

SAT/SUN, OCTOBER 29–30

9AM–5PM

$400/TEAM CHRIS MCCURLEY

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Essex Community Youth Basketball League

Join our recreational basketball league for all children of our community looking to exercise, have fun, and be a part of a team! The league begins with an evaluation/teaching segment running November 28–December 9. Depending upon numbers and/or evaluations, teams may become co-ed. The remainder of the season will include a practice and league game each week. Additional Saturday games against non-Essex teams will be twice a season for grades 3–4, three or four times for grades 5–6 boys, and every Saturday for grades 5–6 girls and 7–8 boys, if available.

GRADES 1–8 BOYS / GRADES 1–6 GIRLS / EWSD SCHOOLS MON–THU: 6–9:30PM / SAT MORNINGS

NOVEMBER 28–FEBRUARY 18

$75 BEFORE OCTOBER 31/ $85 AFTER OCTOBER 31

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Swish Holiday 3v3 Dream Team (Elite)

Create your own team of 4. Weeklong schedule of 3v3 with shooting clinics. Finish the week with Championship Friday. teams will battle all week long and finish with the playoffs on Friday. Parents can attend the Friday playoff battle to see who is crowned the “Dream Team”.  All players on your team must be registered prior to the start of the program

Boys and Girls Grades 4-12
Tues-Fri, December 27-30
ADL and Fleming Gyms
Instructors- Coach Chris McCurley
$105

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Swish Holiday Basketball Clinic

Have fun playing basketball with drills and games. The Swish Holiday Clinic focuses on shooting mechanics and proper form. End the week with a Championship game on Friday for the parents.

Co-Ed Grades 4-9
Tue-Fri, December 27-30
Essex Middle School Gym
Instructors- Coach Chris McCurley
$85

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Jr. Hornet’s Basketball

Coach Montague and his players will teach you and your child the motor skills and games needed to dribble/ball handle, pass/catch, shoot, and defend! Coach and his staff work one-on-one with each Jr Hornet, teaching and laughing while they spend quality time giving back to the next generation of Hornets. Fee includes a basketball and t-shirt!

3–5 AND A PARENT/GUARDIAN / ADL

SAT, JANUARY 7–FEBRUARY 11

8:30–9:20AM

$45

COACH MONTAGUE AND THE ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY TEAM

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Pee Wee Basketball

A great next step for our graduating Jr Hornets! Keep the fun and learning going with coaches Rabidoux, Hammond, and the Essex High School JV team. The fee includes a basketball and t-shirt. Parent participation in encouraged!

GRADE K / ADL

SAT, JANUARY 7–FEBRUARY 11

9:30–10:20AM

$45

ESSEX STING BASKETBALL

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Soccer Sparks

Soccer Sparks offers age-appropriate soccer classes for kids ages 2 to 9 in a low pressure, high skill learning environment. The Soccer Sparks approach utilizes fun and games so that children develop a passion for soccer without the stress of competitive play. Taught by USSF Nationally Certified coach Dragomir Parvanov, Soccer Sparks' “all-ball” training techniques help kids meet their maximum potential while emphasizing fair play and enjoyment of the sport.

MAPLE STREET PARK / FLEMING

SAT, SEPTEMBER 10-OCTOBER 1 & NOVEMBER 12–DECEMBER 10

AGES 2–3: 9–9:30AM

AGES 3–4: 9:35–10:05AM

AGES 4–5: 10:10–10:55AM

AGES 6–9: 11-11:45AM

$50

DRAGOMIR PARVANOV OF SOCCER SPARKS

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Vivahart Vermont Kids Run Club

VivaHårt, Vermont Kids Run Club is an empowerment program that uses running drills and games as a tool to teach character building and a growth mindset. Learn our empowerment principles while simultaneously improving running strategies. Aggressive goals, resilience, integrity, running posture, pacing, and energy direction are just a handful of what they will learn. Join us in our afterschool programs or on Sunday mornings for our Parent and Child (parents run, too!), elementary, and middle school programs. Children and parents will have so much fun with our innovative curriculum and games that they won’t realize how much they are running.

GRADES K–3: SUMMIT STREET SCHOOL

TUE/THU SEPTEMBER 13-NOVEMBER 3 / 2:45–3:45PM / $239

GRADES 3–5: FOUNDERS MEMORIAL SCHOOL

TUE/THU / SEPTEMBER 13–NOVEMBER 3 / 3–4PM / $239

AGES 3–7: PARENT & CHILD / MAPLE STREET PARK

SUN / SEPTEMBER 4–25 / 9:30-10:15AM / $88

GRADES K–4: MAPLE STREET PARK

SUN / SEPTEMBER 4–25 / 10:15–11:15AM / $60

GRADES 5–8: MAPLE STREET PARK

SUN / SEPTEMBER 4–25 / 11:15AM–12:15PM / $60

ERICA ERVINE & VIVA HART COACHING STAFF

Vivahart Vermont Kids Run Club

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Track & Field Hurdling and Jumping Clinics

Interested in learning or improving your technique in the hurdles or jumping events? This program is designed for middle school students who are looking for technical coaching in the hurdles, long jump, and high jump. The program will run over a series of Saturdays, with each Saturday focused on a different event. Sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 days! September 24: long jump, October 8: hurdles October 15: high jump.

GRADES 6–8 / EHS TRACK

SAT, SEPTEMBER 24–OCTOBER 15

10–11AM

$50 FULL PROGRAM OR $20/SESSION

JESS LIBRIZZI

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Fusion Volleyball Club

Fusion Volleyball Club is a registered member of New England Regional Volleyball Association. Our goal is to provide a high quality, experience in a safe and respectful environment. We are a dedicated and experienced group of coaches who share the love of coaching.  

At Fusion, we pride ourselves on providing a positive and educational experience for the youth we serve. Our goal is for every player to realize their full potential with a sense of pride, confidence and accomplishment. We are dedicated to maintaining a quality staff of coaches and administrators. We all share the same goal; the pursuit of excellence and an unwavering dedication to creating a safe, positive and significant experience for all players.

Fusion Volleyball Club