SO MUCH TO DO IN FEBRUARY

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Lara

BRRRR…IT’S COLD OUT!
Stay Warm With Our Winter Programming

We’ve Got The Cure For Cabin Fever… check out the February Cabin Fever postcard with FREE special programming offered in partnership with 7 other organizations throughout February.

GRD Cabin Fever programs below:

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
What Do You See Mr. Groundhog?

Friday, February 1, 10-11AM, McPeek Lodge
The legend of Groundhog Day is that on the morning of February 2nd, if a groundhog can see its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If it cannot see its shadow, spring is on the way. Participants will make a craft depicting a groundhog coming out of its home to “predict” the weather. Ages: 3-5

Winter Hike
Sunday, February 1o, 1-2PM, Spring Valley Nature Preserve
Join us at Spring Valley Nature Preserve for a fun hike! Learn about the history of the property, local fauna as we look for tracks and other signs that animals leave behind. Ages: All 

Inside Out “Camp-Out”
Sunday, February 17, 10AM-NOON, Granville Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room
It’s cold out, come enjoy a camp-out inside! Head out for an adventure; play in tents, sing campfire songs with s’mores, test your skills at ice fishing, learn about constellations and more. Parents must accompany your child, so bring your lawn chair, share in the fun and enjoy a fireside chat with friends! Ages: Families

Take A Look Inside A Book
Tuesday, February 26, 6-7PM, Granville Public Library, Community Room
Come meet an author and an illustrator, of a children’s book series! There will be an author reading and illustration demonstration. Let’s all wear our pajamas, enjoy hot cocoa
and have a swell time. Optional book purchase and signing. NOTE: Children 10 and under with adult.

REGISTER TODAY FOR LACROSSE

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Lara

Building a New Class of Talent

GRD SPRING LACROSSE
Granville has a tradition of strong lacrosse teams and players because of ongoing excellence in the GRD youth program. From 3rd grade through 8th grade, here are some reasons to play GRD lacrosse this Spring.

• Established recognition and success in Central Ohio lacrosse leagues.
•  Teams made up of players from Granville.
• GRD trained and certified coaches.
• Practices and games at Bryn Du Mansion
• Interaction with and instruction from the Granville High School Boys Head Coach, Mitch McDonough and his players.
• Competitive league play, but with an emphasis on skill development within a team environment.

Offering Boys and Girls Programs
• 3rd/4th Grade
• 5th/6th Grade
• Middle School

Register Today online at www.granvillerec.org
Registration Deadline February, 8, 2019

Practices Begin March 1st, 2019

Spring Sport Sign Ups Happening Now!

Posted on January 2nd, 2019 by Lara

The GRD 2019 Spring Sports registration is now open. Please see deadlines to register for each. Volunteer coaches needed, if interested, please contact AJ Gaul: ajgaul@granvillerec.org

SOCCER
PRE-K – SECOND  GRADE
At this level of play the emphasis is on learning basic skills, making friends, being active and having FUN! All divisions are co-ed and are set up as follows: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade & 2nd Grade. Pre-K players must be 4 years old by 4/8/19.  Jersey will be provided.

Pre-K Level Meets
1 Day A Week For Practice/Game

Begins on 4/8 – 5/13
M 6:30-7:15PM @ Wildwood Park

Kindergarten Practice: W 6:30-7:30PM
1st Grade Practice: Tu 6:30-7:30PM
2nd Grade Practice: Th 6:30-7:30PM

Practices Begin week of 4/1 @ Wildwood Park

K-2nd Grade Games
Sa 4/6-5/18, afternoons @ Wildwood Park

Fees: Pre-K $45, K-2nd $55 
Register by 02.11.19

SOCCER
THIRD/FOURTH  GRADE
FIFTH/SIXTH  GRADE
BOYS & GIRLS DIVISIONS PER GRADES 
Players will begin the season with a mandatory Player Evaluation on March 2nd. This information will be used by the Volunteer Head Coaches to draft teams. All teams will participate in the C.E.S.A. (Columbus East Soccer Association) League. Teams will end the season with a post season tournament. Jersey will be provided.

Practices Begin 3/18 , Twice/Week 3/4 Tu & Th, 5/6 M & W @ Raccoon Valley Park
Games Begin Early April @ Easton
Fees: 3rd-6th $100
Register by 02.11.19

SOCCER
SEVENTH/EIGHTH  GRADE
BOYS & GIRLS DIVISIONS PER GRADES
Players will begin the season with a mandatory Player Evaluation March 2nd. This information will be used by the Head Coaches to draft teams if necessary. All teams will participate in the M.S.S.A (Middle School Soccer Association) League. Teams will end the season with a post season tournament. Uniform will be provided.

Practices Begin 3/18
Several Nights A Week (days & times are TBA) @ Raccoon Valley Park
Games Begin Early April in Granville & Surrounding Columbus Suburbs
Fees: 7th-8th $255 
Register by 02.11.19

TENNIS
BOYS, SIXTH -EIGHTH GRADE
Coach is Clint Storey. Team shirt will be provided.

Practices Begin 3/22 – 5/18 @ GHS Tennis Courts
Matches Begin in April in Granville and surrounding Columbus Suburbs
Fee: $225
Register by 03.01.19

GO SOCCER
AGES 4-14
For children with ANY kind of disability which prevents meaningful, enjoyable or easy play in a standard soccer program. Siblings of the target child may also participate! Children will be paired with “Soccer Buddies” to provide support.

Meets: Sa 4:30-5:30PM @ Wildwood Park
Dates: 4/13 – 5/18
Fees: $20 (R/NR)
Register by 04.27.19

RUNNING CLUB
FOURTH-SIXTH GRADE
The GIS Running Club introduces its members to the life-skill of running. We encourage children of all skill levels to participate. We work very closely with the Granville Middle School Cross Country coach in an effort to mimic preparation for middle school running sports. We run the school driveway and surrounding grass areas for our paths. T-shirt will be provided. Instructor: Haley Underwood

Meets: M & W 3:40 – 4:30PM @ GIS
Dates of Season: 4/8- 5/20
Fees: $50
Register by 03.18.19 

ROOKIE RUNNERS
SECOND/THIRD  GRADE
This will be a fun program with lots of games and activities to keep little feet moving. Our goal is to encourage physical activity. Weekly activities will be pre-planned but volunteer parents will be needed to help manage the program.
Instructor: Haley Underwood

Meets: Th 3:40-4:30PM @ GES
Dates: 4/11 – 5/16
Fees: $30
Register by 03.18.19

LACROSSE
FIRST/SECOND GRADE
This clinic based program is designed to introduce young boys and girls to lacrosse by teaching basic 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. Players need to have a boys or girls’ regulation lacrosse stick, mouth guard and helmet. Jersey provided.

Clinics Begin Early April 
Meets once per week
Fees: $80
Register by 03.18.19 

LACROSSE
THIRD/FOURTH  GRADE
FIFTH/SIXTH  GRADE
SEVENTH/EIGHTH  GRADE
(BOYS & GIRLS DIVISIONS PER GRADES) 
Team selections will be made after the first week of practice. Required equipment includes stick, cleats, goggles (girls only), helmet/gloves /elbow pads (boys only). Teams will end the season with a post season tournament.

Practices Begin 3/1 – 5/12 @ Bryn Du
Games held in Granville & Surrounding Columbus Suburbs
Fees: Each $155
Register by 02.08.19

SOFTBALL
6U-12U
The GRD Softball program is comprised of the following divisions: 6u (T-ball League),
8u (Machine Pitch League), 10u (Softball League) & 12u (Softball League). The 6u division is an In- House League that will only play other GRD T-Ball teams. All other divisions will begin the season with a mandatory Player Evaluation Day March 3 with details TBA. This information will be used by the Volunteer Head Coaches to draft teams. Practices will begin in late March and take place at Raccoon Valley Park (days & times are TBA). All teams (except 6u) will play in the Central Ohio Fast Pitch Softball League with games against both GRD teams and neighboring Licking County communities both at home and away. GRD Uniforms will be provided as follows: 6u (jersey/hat), 8u, 10u, 12u (jersey/socks/pants).

6U Level
Practices Begin 4/22, Games Begin 5/4

8U Level
Practices Begin 3/25, Games Begin 5/4 Begin

10U Level
Practices Begin 3/25, Games Begin 5/4

12U Level
Practice Begin 3/25, Games Begin 5/4

Fees: 6U $60,   8U $75,   10U $105,   12U $115 
Register by 02.08.19, (6U ONLY 02.22.19)

BASEBALL
6U-14U
Our Baseball program is comprised of the following divisions: 6u (T-ball League), 8u (Coach Pitch League), 10u (Minor League), 12u (Major League), 13u (Babe Ruth) & 14u (Babe Ruth). The 6u & 8u divisions are both In-House Leagues that will play other GRD teams only (except tournaments). All divisions (except 6u) will begin the season with a mandatory Player Evaluation Day March 3 with details TBA. This information will be used by the Volunteer Head Coaches to draft teams. Practices will begin in late March and take place at Raccoon Valley Park (days & times are TBA). Teams will play games against both GRD teams and neighboring Licking County communities both at home and away. GRD Uniforms will be provided as follows: 6u & 8u (jersey/hat), 10u, 12u, 13u, 14u (jersey/
hat/socks/pants).

6U Level
Practices Begin 4/22, Games Begin 5/4

8U Level
Practices Begin 3/25, Games Begin 5/4

10U Level
Practices Begin 3/25, Games Begin 5/4

12U Level
Practices Begin 3/25, Games Begin 5/4

13U/14U Level Practices Begin 3/1

Fees: 6U $60,   8U $75,   10U $105,   12U $115,
13/14U Spring Season $170
13/14U Summer Season $120
13/14U Both Seasons $290 
Register by 02.08.19, (6U ONLY 02.22.19)