All GRD practices tonight (3/27) and tomorrow (3/28) are subject to coaches discretion. Infields at RVP diamonds are closed for practices both days.

Fitness & Recreation

Family Snow Tubing Trip
Ages: Recommended 5+
Enjoy a day of snow tubing fun with the GRD on this family trip to Snow Trails. Price includes the bus transportation and ticket for snow tubing. Snow Trails tubing park consists of 6 snow tubing lanes that have a groomed center surface with snow banks on each side running from top to bottom. Lift available to take you all back to the top. There are NO height restrictions, All riders must ride on their own tube (kid tubes are available), 7th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult. Snow Trails – Mansfield OH . REgister by January 23rd.

Youth & Junior Triathlon – Informational Meetings Ages: 7 – 18
Winter 2015
Interested in Youth and Junior triathlon? Two informational sessions will be held. This is an opportunity to meet Head Coach, Kim Clark and understand the training methodology for athletes age 7 to 18 years old. This program is designed for those who want to give it a try! We are focused on introducing beginner triathletes to the sport. We teach the basics of the sport, develop cycling skills, speed, agility and core strength. Swim lessons and swim training are available for those who do not have a strong swimming background. Any type of bike is permitted. All participants must wear a helmet. We practice as a team and  compete as a team, using every opportunity to teach good sportsmanship and life lessons through triathlon. Questions, Meetings are:
Su 1/25 3PM #240260.01
Tu 1/27 7PM #240260.02

Winter 2015
Bond with your child as you move, stretch and strengthen your bodies. This interactive class will have you both laughing and growing together. This is a unique opportunity for you and your child to burn calories and energy, think of it as a “BOGO”! Each child needs an adult. It is recommended that both wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own yoga mat and water. Children may bring a blanket or stuffed animal – something to make them comfortable. No food please. Class will take place at Bryn Du Field House. Instructor April Kale

Core & Cardio Conditioning, Ages: 18+
Winter & Spring 2015
“Nothing looks better than how healthy feels”. Gear up for your spring and summer outdoor activities by taking your cardio fitness indoors. In this class, we challenge all of your major muscle groups while building your cardiovascular system! This class is for people at all levels of fitness and experience. Are you ready to be best you can be? Bryn Du Field House. Instructor: April Kale


Spring 2015
It’s more than just a walk in the park, moms, dads or caregivers and their little one can join this fun and interactive fitness class. This 60-minute class is designed to help you get back into shape while spending time with your child. We will incorporate speed walking plus lower and upper body exercises like squats, lunges, push-ups and planks. Each class will take place on them bike path and will begin and end at Wildwood Park. Children will remain in the stroller for the duration of the class. You may choose 1 day a week or both. Classes are weather permitting. Make-up days due to cancellations will be scheduled as needed. Instructor April Kale

Mix-It-Up Toddler & Adult Workout Ages: Recommended for 18+ months
Winter & Spring 2015
Spend time with your toddler in simple yoga poses, games and breathing exercises to strengthen coordination and build body awareness. We will take a fun yoga journey for both caregiver and child in this interactive 45 minute class. Strengthen your child’s growing muscles and create a beautiful bond with them. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat and water. Class is for adult and toddler. Bryn Du Field House. Instructor: April Kale

Winter 2015
This class will be a combination of aerobics and endurance, stability and coordination, with an emphasis on arms, abs and legs. Body Tone is targeted for all age groups; participants will use hand weights to help increase endurance and build body mass. Velma Farris who is certified through the YMCA as an instructor trainer and strength trainer offers this 8 week class. Classes are ongoing. 

Fall 2014
Join us for our popular outing to the former Ohio State Reformatory, filming location for Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One, Tango and Cash and several music videos, and one of the “Scariest Places on Earth”. This is an intense experience, not for the faint of heart. Sorry, no participants under 13. Grade: 7th – 12th, Date/Time: October 16, 7:00-11:30PM (bus departs from the back door of GMS)

Fall 2014

Instructions will be in Foil, Saber and Epee fencing. Time permitting; there will be instructions in Iaido and classical/modern Kendo. Equipment will be provided for students to use during class. The cost of class goes into repairing equipment and providing t-shirts at the end of season. Instructor: Brian Gregory Grades 7-12

Fall 2014
This is an open gym format and teams are established each evening based on who is there to play.  Each session is 17 weeks.  All participants are required to register online prior to participating in this program.

Learn To Canoe – ACA Level 1
Fall 2014
Enjoy an afternoon at the lake learning the basics of canoeing while having a pleasurable time at the lake with your family. Hot dogs will be served.

Family Canoe, Ages: 8+ (families welcome)
September 21st from 5:00-7:00PM
Where: Infirmary Mound Park, 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023

Teen Canoe, Ages: 13+
Saturday October 4th from 4:00-6:00PM
Where: Infirmary Mound Park. 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023

In partnership with the
New this summer in partnership with the Licking Park District, we are offering four fun-filled weeks of day camp, held at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville. Each week is built around a theme, which opens the door for imagination, exploration and fun! We will be outdoors in a park that offers 316-acres of nature exploration, trails, pond, and indoor facilities for inclement weather. Registration opens, March 15th for our four themed day camps.

Our camper-to-staff ratio is 5:1.
Grades: 2 – 6 (entering in fall)
Time for all camps: 9:00AM – 3:00PM (camp day)
Drop-off between 8:00-9:00AM
Pick-up between 3:00-4:00PM
Where: Infirmary Mound Park, 4351 Lancaster Rd, Granville, OH 43023
Fee: $150 (R/NR) per session
Minimum 10, Maximum 20 per session

Artful Antics Day Camp – Session 01
Explore drawing, painting, drama, role play, and all types of dancing.
Date: June 9-13, 2014

Buggin’ Out Day Camp – Session 02
Creepy, crawly, slither, jump – hands-on adventures in the great outdoors.
Date: June 23-27, 2014

Food Tales Day Camp- Session 03
Our camp is packed with culinary excitement and tasty adventures.
Date: July 14-18, 2014

Adventureland Day Camp – Session 04
Not your typical recreation. A week filled with geocaching, orienteering,
fishing, and hiking.
Date: August 11-15, 2014


Summer 2014
Participants will spend a fun filled week learning the basic skills of basketball through demonstration, practice, contests and games. Sara Lee, Denison University Physical Education Professor and Women’s Volleyball and Basketball Coach will instruct this class. This mini camp will be offered for children entering grades 1 thru 4.  

Summer 2014

Kim Clark is the assistant triathlon coach at Ohio State.  She is also a USA-T Level 1 and Youth and Junior certified Triathlon coach, certified personal trainer (NPTI) and an adult distance running coach (RRCA).

Summer 2014
Kim Clark is the assistant triathlon coach at Ohio State.  She is also a USA-T Level 1 and Thinking about riding in the Pelotonia but not sure where to start? Attend this free informational session k meet other riders understand your biking, training and participation requirements.  Pelotonia leaders and cycling coaches are encouraged to attend. Pre-Registration is required to attend the Sunday April 27th meeting, 2:00PM at the Granville Intermediate School.  Register by April 23rd.

Summer 2014
Have you ever thought about training for a triathlon but weren’t sure where to start?  Triathlon 101 is the program for you.  New Albany is hosting Challenge New Albany triathlon on Saturday July 26th.  This is a women’s only event that is perfect for someone who wants to compete in their first triathlon.  The race features a 250 yard swim in a pool, a 7 mile bike ride on a traffic controlled course through New Albany and a short 2 mile run/walk.

This 12 week program will teach you everything you need to know to complete your first triathlon and experience a tremendous amount of personal growth.  The group will meet three times per week for group work-outs.  Additionally we will have periodic special meetings on Sundays.  You do not have to attend all work-outs.  Additionally we will have periodic special meetings on Sundays.  Days will be determined once participants meet for the first time.  All participants will receive access to Training Peaks for their training plan and discounts to state wide events. All participants are required to have a bike helmet, good running shoes and a positive attitude!

Summer 2014
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?  The lets get moving!  Join us for this 8 week program designed around running or walking the Granville Recreation District 5k on June 7th!   Connect with other people who want to get into shape!  We will have 2-3 scheduled work-outs per week and the opportunity to meet others working towards a similar goal and make new friends! Once the participants have registered, we will determine days and times of work-outs.  Each group work-out will last approximately 1.5 hours.  Approximately 45 minutes will be gentle stabilization/strength training, followed by 45 minutes of cardio.  Educational topics will include the importance of a proper running shoes, running form, heart rate monitor use and SMART training.  Each person will receive access to Training Peaks for their training plan.  Additionally, we will have nutritional education lectures to promote healthy eating!  Kim Clark Instructor.

Summer 2014
Swimming, biking and running – it’s what kids love to do!  Be part of something special, Ohio’s FIRST Youth and Junior Triathlon Club.  No sitting on the bench, no pressure to perform.  The goal is to instill a lifelong love of fitness.

Open to youth ages 6 – 19 years old.
Season begins in June 14, ends  August 3rd (ten weeks).
For participants 12 and under there will be 2-3 practices per week lasting 45 minutes to one hour.
For participants 13 +, there will be 3-4 practices per week lasting 1 – 1.5 hours.
There will be 2 triathlons that the team will compete in, with a third being Nationals held in Cincinnati.
Nationals are held in Cincinnati the first weekend in August.  It is optional to attend.  Ages 15 and under do not have to qualify to participate.
Open water swim practices will be on a Saturday or Sunday morning at Alum Creek State Park for those who choose to participate in Nationals.
This is great cross training for winter sport participants.
Perfect change of pace for year round swimmers, runners or other one sport athletes who want to maintain conditioning.
Participants will only compete at their assigned distance (based on age) per USAT rules.
Family friendly schedule.
Focus in on FUN and skill development.

Requirements to participate:
Equipment: Running Shoes, any type of bike, helmet.
Swim component: required to participate in a summer swim league.
If you are interested in learning more- attend the information meeting on Sunday March 30th, 3:00 PM at the Granville Intermediate School.  Registration is required to participate.  Please contact Kim Clark with questions (740.816.4090). This program is expected to fill very quickly!

Spring & Summer 2014

The TADSports Long Term Development model has been developed into a fun environment for kids while providing the foundation for more advanced skills to be taught at later periods of development.

At the early stages of development (6-9 years of age), it is imperative that sport development programs are designed around critical periods of accelerated adaptation to training. These periods of development represent the time when children are ready and able to develop fundamental sport skills and abilities such as running, jumping and throwing. Children who do not develop their fundamental motor skills by puberty are unlikely to reach their genetic athletic potential.

Many experts believe that this age is the ideal age to develop and improve gross motor skills, throwing and catching, tumbling, coordination, speed, and agility. Our program focuses on the need for young athletes to be exposed to as much athletic stimulus as possible while they mature.

Summer 2014

TotalFit is TAD’s unique take on the Metabolic Conditioning .  Metabolic Conditioning is a blend of strength and conditioning training proven to be among the most effective methods of optimizing body composition.  Want to build strength and muscle?  TotalFit is for you.  Looking to “burn fat” and lose weight?  TotalFit is for you.  Unlike other methods of Metabolic Conditioning, TotalFit gives guided progressions for your level of fitness, whether elite level athlete or a total fitness novice, while still offering the excitements and variability of never doing the same workout back to back.  Bodyweight training, weightlifting and speed and agility work, plus a few other surprises will be blended together to provide a challenging and rewarding workout experience.  Ages 16 and up.

Summer 2014
Are you preparing to enter grades 3-8th grade? If you are entering grades 6-8th grade are you thinking of joining the middle school field hockey club? If you are a first time/beginning player, come learn the basics of field hockey game play and have FUN! Fundamental Field Hockey Clinic for grades 3-8th grade, first time players.

Granville Recreation is offering you the opportunity to try the sport of field hockey before the season starts (grades 6-8th)! Girls entering grades 3-5th grade can also come try out this growing sport! The goal of the clinic is to introduce the basics of the sport, focusing on physical activity, fun and preparation for game play. Players will need to provide their own shinguards (soccer shinguards will work for the clinic) and a mouthguard. GRD will be providing sticks and balls to use during the clinic. Your fee will also include a tee-shirt. Instructors for the clinic will be former and current field hockey players. Clinic dates are July 14-16, 7:00 – 8:00PM.

Summer 2014
The Granville Junior Gardener Program, a hands-on gardening program for kids. Plant an edible rainbow this year – let your imagination run wild! We will grow flowers, vegetables and many other garden favorites of all colors to create an edible garden. Children ages 8 and up are welcome to join our experienced gardeners and learn proper planting techniques, tool care, watering schedules and have a lot of fun, besides!

Spring 2014
This eight week program is designed to introduce young boys and girls to lacrosse by teaching fundamental stick skills and play time activities that develop understanding of simple game concepts. Participants will be given instruction in lacrosse activities and play-time that promote understanding of lacrosse concepts.Requirements: Players need to have a boys or girls regulation lacrosse stick and a mouth guard. Goggles and tee shirt will be supplied.

Spring 2014
This eight week lacrosse program is designed to introduce young players to the game of lacrosse. Each hour-long session will be split with teaching and intramural scrimmages. They will learn fundamental stick skills and simple game concepts and enjoy 30 minutes of no contact, no checking, 6v6 scrimmages with rotating squads. Requirements: Players need to have a boys regulation lacrosse stick and a mouth guard. Goggles and jerseys will be supplied.

Summer 2014
During this course you will learn the basics of canoeing while having a pleasurable time at the lake with your family. Ages: 8+ (families welcomed)
Date/Time: Sessions meet Tuesdays & Thursdays,
Session 01: June 3 – 26, 9-11AM
Session 04: July 22 – Aug. 14, 6-8PM
Session 05: Sept. 9 – 25, 6-8PM

Summer 2014
Parents and children are encouraged to participate in this fun for the family tournament. Each parent-child team will play 18 holes of miniature golf. Parent and child will alternate shots throughout the game. Plaques for first, second and third place will be presented. Children must be under the age of 18. This tournament will be held at Granville Golfland (located at Ohio Rt. 16 and River Rd.).

Spring 2014
Our after school kids’ club has a mission to encourage physical exercise primarily through running and healthy eating. We encourage the children to set personal goals for the season.  We will end the season with a 5K Fun Run.  For many, this is their first 5K race.  We have found by staging this run it helps the participants get over the nervousness of being in their first 5K.  We partner with the Kayla 5K organizers and encourage our club members to make that their first organized event.  We bring in multiple guest speakers to help educate the students on a variety of related topics.  We will keep parents informed via an email distribution list. Third graders are only able to participate in Running Club if they have an older sibling in grades 4 – 6 participating.

The Columbus Crew camps promote player development through technical proficiency and fundamental tactical awareness in a caring and supportive environment. The Crew further believes in freedom of expression and provides unrestricted play as a critical part of all camps. Designed for elite and recreational players, boys and girls, ages 3 to adult, campers will be put into a challenging environment that demands good training habits and encourages the development of the soccer player in a fun and rewarding experience. A professional experience by the only Major League Soccer team in the region, campers are sure to walk away with a unique experience and a week of high quality training.

Summer 2014
The focus of this camp is to provide a fun learning environment, developing mastery of the ball and building self- confidence in their skills. This camp will help all players regardless of age and ability level, reach their next level. The focus and emphasis of the camp is on the development of soccer skills in a fun and interactive learning environment. Players will be grouped based upon age and ability levels. i.e. 1st and 2nd graders will train together.  Instructors will provide each player with a solid soccer foundation to build on throughout the year and to build each player’s personal skills at the earliest age possible. All clinics and camps are staffed by a professional coach and adhere to a developmentally/age appropriate training curriculum.

Summer 2014
This program is designed for a beginner level soccer player with a desire to learn this demanding sport, or an elite club player wanting to maximize their potential.  This camp is for those who wish to further their soccer development. This camp will help all players regardless of age and ability level, reach their next level. The focus and emphasis of the camp is on the development of soccer skills in a fun and interactive learning environment. Players will be grouped based upon age and ability levels. i.e. 1st and 2nd graders will train together. Instructors will provide each player with a solid soccer foundation to build on throughout the year and to build each player’s personal skills at the earliest age possible. All clinics and camps are staffed by a professional coach and adhere to a developmentally/age appropriate training curriculum.

General information for all camps:  Camps will be 5 days long, running Monday – Friday for ages 7 and older.  All camps will be half day, morning sessions.  All camps include t-shirt snacks and drinks. Bob Gardner instructor.

Skyhawks programs are the centerpiece in delivering quality sports programs that not only equip the athlete with physical skills, but also teach life skills through athletics! Skyhawks programs develop skills, refine talents, and prepare young athletes for future endeavors and competition. Skyhawks staff members are always experienced in the sport they support and have been trained to share that knowledge with a young audience. Skyhawks level programs teach the fundamentals in an appropriately competitive environment where winning and losing are not everything, but are a simple part of the game on the field and in life. These programs are designed for beginner to intermediate level players. Each camp includes quality instruction, t-shirt and merit award. Skyhawks participants should bring a snack, a water bottle, shoes (running shoes are fine), and sunscreen to each camp. Please put your child’s name and phone number on all personal belongings.


In Skyhawks Sports tennis programs, players learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys and serves, as well as rules and etiquette that make tennis an exciting game. Programs fill quickly due to limited court space.

This baseball, basketball, and soccer program gives young children a fun and positive first step into athletics. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace.

SNAG GOLF (Start New At Golf)
Campers will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, and body positioning. Using the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system, we have simplified instruction so that young players can make an effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided.

Skyhawks Sports cheerleading teaches essential skills to lead the crowds and support the home team. Each cheerleader learns the proper hand and body movements and jumping techniques. The week concludes with a choreographed performance.

Campers learn skills on both sides of the football including the core components of passing, catching, and defense – all in a fun and positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl! 

This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to intermediate players. In addition to technical basketball skills, our basketball staff will focus on respect, teamwork and responsibility.

This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship.  Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player.