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Wednesday August 21, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Unplugged Adventures! - MPS Discovery Hunt- Session 2 (1-4 pm)
Join us for some great programs run by Geoff Maletta, MPS teacher, that incorporate teamwork, problem solving, and FUN!
 
Wednesday September 4, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball, Women - Women's Pick Up Fall Session
Keep in Shape, Meet new Friends, Have some Fun at our women's pickup basketball program. This program is not a league, but pick up play. All skill levels and new players welcome. 
 
Saturday September 7, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Special Olympics Massachusetts: Unified Sports - Wallabies Soccer PARTICIPANT (individual with intellectual or developmental disability)
Westborough Wallabies/Blue Sharks is a Special Olympics Massachusetts program supported by the Westborough Recreation Department throughout the year. The program raises all of its own money, through donations and fundraising, to support its teams. There is no cost to participants.  Westborough Unified Sports is open to children with intellectual or developmental disabilities ages 7 and up (who are called "athletes") -- and to volunteers ages 12 and up who want to support the athletes in learning the sports . We currently offer programs in Soccer, Basketball and Swimming. Each season runs for 8-12 weeks, with weekly practices (drills and scrimmages amongst teammates). Two competitions take place during each season – an Area Qualifier and a Special Olympics Massachusetts State Tournament. The formation of teams depends on the number of athletes available in each age group.Unified Dance:Amanda has 14 years of dance experience. She has also volunteered as a unified sports partner. Amanda has won awards and competitions in ballet, tap jazz, hip hop and lyrical. The Unified Dance program will teach children with and without disabilities to combine dance and exercise as a healthy and fun activity. Dancing while exercising helps self-confidence and body awareness. Our program will focus on proper technique , form, and fun as we learn in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. Our students will learn to safely stretch and condition while improving agility and strength, which is beneficial to preventing injury and increase performance in all sports. Join us as your child learns to exercise and boogey to all their favorite songs!  All are welcome!  Unified Sports is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition dramatically increasing inclusion in the community. Unified Sports athletes improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and have fun, too. Unified Sports® is an important program because it expands sports opportunities for athletes seeking new challenges and dramatically increases integration in the community. Unified Sports® is a unique and important program because it: • Integrates athletes with and without challenges in a setting where all athletes are encouraged to improve their skills. • Prepares athletes with higher level skills for participation in school or community sports. • Increases public awareness of the spirit and skills of individuals with challenges. • Enables Special Olympics athletes’ families to participate as team members or coaches on Unified Sports® teams. • Enables athletes to develop friendships and an understanding of each others’ capabilities through a spirit of equality and team unity. How it Works: A Special Olympics Unified Sports® program can be conducted in a variety of settings including: • A program organized by a Special Olympics group. • A community or church sports program, such as an adult softball league or YMCA volleyball league. • An interscholastic or intramural afterschool league at the junior high school or high school level • A part of the league system at a local bowling alley • An independent league sponsored by businesses or civic groups. • A program in cooperation with a local recreation and park association. Coaching & Volunteering Teams are coached by adult volunteers or WHS seniors. Training is provided through Coach’s Training Sessions which are offered year-round by Special Olympics Massachusetts. These sessions provide information on selecting and grouping athletes, new practice activities and sport knowledge. Unified Sports Partners are peers without disabilities who play on the teams with athletes. Partners must be the same age as athletes, and be able to understand their role as a supportive teammate. They actively play on the team during practices and tournaments. Limited space is available to partners. Sibling partners are given priority. Must be 12 yrs or older. High School volunteers are also needed to assist coaches, give one-to-one assistance to athletes, help at tournaments etc. Volunteer commitment is one hour a week for the duration of the sport season.
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Special Olympics Massachusetts: Unified Sports - Wallabies Soccer VOLUNTEER
Westborough Wallabies/Blue Sharks is a Special Olympics Massachusetts program supported by the Westborough Recreation Department throughout the year. The program raises all of its own money, through donations and fundraising, to support its teams. There is no cost to participants.  Westborough Unified Sports is open to children with intellectual or developmental disabilities ages 7 and up (who are called "athletes") -- and to volunteers ages 12 and up who want to support the athletes in learning the sports . We currently offer programs in Soccer, Basketball and Swimming. Each season runs for 8-12 weeks, with weekly practices (drills and scrimmages amongst teammates). Two competitions take place during each season – an Area Qualifier and a Special Olympics Massachusetts State Tournament. The formation of teams depends on the number of athletes available in each age group.Unified Dance:Amanda has 14 years of dance experience. She has also volunteered as a unified sports partner. Amanda has won awards and competitions in ballet, tap jazz, hip hop and lyrical. The Unified Dance program will teach children with and without disabilities to combine dance and exercise as a healthy and fun activity. Dancing while exercising helps self-confidence and body awareness. Our program will focus on proper technique , form, and fun as we learn in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. Our students will learn to safely stretch and condition while improving agility and strength, which is beneficial to preventing injury and increase performance in all sports. Join us as your child learns to exercise and boogey to all their favorite songs!  All are welcome!  Unified Sports is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition dramatically increasing inclusion in the community. Unified Sports athletes improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and have fun, too. Unified Sports® is an important program because it expands sports opportunities for athletes seeking new challenges and dramatically increases integration in the community. Unified Sports® is a unique and important program because it: • Integrates athletes with and without challenges in a setting where all athletes are encouraged to improve their skills. • Prepares athletes with higher level skills for participation in school or community sports. • Increases public awareness of the spirit and skills of individuals with challenges. • Enables Special Olympics athletes’ families to participate as team members or coaches on Unified Sports® teams. • Enables athletes to develop friendships and an understanding of each others’ capabilities through a spirit of equality and team unity. How it Works: A Special Olympics Unified Sports® program can be conducted in a variety of settings including: • A program organized by a Special Olympics group. • A community or church sports program, such as an adult softball league or YMCA volleyball league. • An interscholastic or intramural afterschool league at the junior high school or high school level • A part of the league system at a local bowling alley • An independent league sponsored by businesses or civic groups. • A program in cooperation with a local recreation and park association. Coaching & Volunteering Teams are coached by adult volunteers or WHS seniors. Training is provided through Coach’s Training Sessions which are offered year-round by Special Olympics Massachusetts. These sessions provide information on selecting and grouping athletes, new practice activities and sport knowledge. Unified Sports Partners are peers without disabilities who play on the teams with athletes. Partners must be the same age as athletes, and be able to understand their role as a supportive teammate. They actively play on the team during practices and tournaments. Limited space is available to partners. Sibling partners are given priority. Must be 12 yrs or older. High School volunteers are also needed to assist coaches, give one-to-one assistance to athletes, help at tournaments etc. Volunteer commitment is one hour a week for the duration of the sport season.
 
Tuesday September 10, 2019
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Kiddie Kickers (Ages 3-5) - Kiddie Kickers
Join Coach Jenn for this introductory soccer session.  Participants will learn the basics while playing games such as tag, sharks and minnows, red light/green light and finishing with a mini game.  Parents/caregivers must be present at all classes and WILL PARTICIPATE as well.  This is a great way to have some 1on1 with your son/daughter.  Children must be potty-trained
 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Pre-Season Basketball Skills Clinic - Hoops Clinic (Boys Grades 3-5)
Join Westborough High School varsity coaches and players, WYBA volunteers and Westborough Recreation Staff as they help hone your skills for the upcoming hoop season!  There will be a different theme each week and participants will go through numerous skill stations during each session.  Register for one night or all four!  Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, all are welcome!For more information on WYBA please click here
 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Pre-Season Basketball Skills Clinic - Hoops Clinic (Girls Grades 3-5)
Join Westborough High School varsity coaches and players, WYBA volunteers and Westborough Recreation Staff as they help hone your skills for the upcoming hoop season!  There will be a different theme each week and participants will go through numerous skill stations during each session.  Register for one night or all four!  Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, all are welcome!For more information on WYBA please click here
 
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM    Pre-Season Basketball Skills Clinic - Hoops Clinic (Boys Grades 6-8)
Join Westborough High School varsity coaches and players, WYBA volunteers and Westborough Recreation Staff as they help hone your skills for the upcoming hoop season!  There will be a different theme each week and participants will go through numerous skill stations during each session.  Register for one night or all four!  Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, all are welcome!For more information on WYBA please click here
 
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM    Pre-Season Basketball Skills Clinic - Hoops Clinic (Girls Grades 6-8)
Join Westborough High School varsity coaches and players, WYBA volunteers and Westborough Recreation Staff as they help hone your skills for the upcoming hoop season!  There will be a different theme each week and participants will go through numerous skill stations during each session.  Register for one night or all four!  Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, all are welcome!For more information on WYBA please click here
 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Basketball, Men's - Mens Pick Up Basketball
Keep in Shape, Meet new Friends, Have some Fun at our men's pickup basketball program. This program is not a league, but pick up play. All skill levels and new players welcome. All equipment is provided. Times may vary throughout the year dependent on school & youth activities in the gyms. RESIDENCY: Only current full time residents of Westboro are eligible to participate. You are NOT considered a resident if you formerly lived in Westborough, your parents/relatives live here, you work here or you’re staying/living at a relative/friend’s house. In all of these cases, you are not eligible for our programs. Anyone found to be using another person’s address will be dropped immediately from our program and will receive NO REFUND. GRANDFATHER RULE: Grandfathering refers to a player/ participant (town resident) who moves out of Westboro but has met certain residency requirements to keep him/ her eligible to participate in a Recreation Department Adult Drop In Program.
 
Wednesday September 11, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball, Women - Women's Pick Up Fall Session
Keep in Shape, Meet new Friends, Have some Fun at our women's pickup basketball program. This program is not a league, but pick up play. All skill levels and new players welcome. 
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Volleyball, Adult (co-ed) - Adult Volleyball (Co-ed)
Join this super fun, relaxed group as they play pick-up style volleyball.  All skill levels welcome to play, even if you’ve never played?!!  If schools are closed due to inclement weather, program will be cancelled.  Be sure to check our website www.westbororec.com for updates
 
Thursday September 12, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Badminton, Adult - Badminton Fall
Keep in Shape, Meet new Friends, Have some Fun at our adult Badminton Program. This program is not a league, but pick up play. All skill levels and new players welcome.  Times may vary throughout the year dependent on school & youth activities in the gyms.
 
Saturday September 14, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Special Olympics Massachusetts: Unified Sports - Wallabies Soccer PARTICIPANT (individual with intellectual or developmental disability)
Westborough Wallabies/Blue Sharks is a Special Olympics Massachusetts program supported by the Westborough Recreation Department throughout the year. The program raises all of its own money, through donations and fundraising, to support its teams. There is no cost to participants.  Westborough Unified Sports is open to children with intellectual or developmental disabilities ages 7 and up (who are called "athletes") -- and to volunteers ages 12 and up who want to support the athletes in learning the sports . We currently offer programs in Soccer, Basketball and Swimming. Each season runs for 8-12 weeks, with weekly practices (drills and scrimmages amongst teammates). Two competitions take place during each season – an Area Qualifier and a Special Olympics Massachusetts State Tournament. The formation of teams depends on the number of athletes available in each age group.Unified Dance:Amanda has 14 years of dance experience. She has also volunteered as a unified sports partner. Amanda has won awards and competitions in ballet, tap jazz, hip hop and lyrical. The Unified Dance program will teach children with and without disabilities to combine dance and exercise as a healthy and fun activity. Dancing while exercising helps self-confidence and body awareness. Our program will focus on proper technique , form, and fun as we learn in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. Our students will learn to safely stretch and condition while improving agility and strength, which is beneficial to preventing injury and increase performance in all sports. Join us as your child learns to exercise and boogey to all their favorite songs!  All are welcome!  Unified Sports is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition dramatically increasing inclusion in the community. Unified Sports athletes improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and have fun, too. Unified Sports® is an important program because it expands sports opportunities for athletes seeking new challenges and dramatically increases integration in the community. Unified Sports® is a unique and important program because it: • Integrates athletes with and without challenges in a setting where all athletes are encouraged to improve their skills. • Prepares athletes with higher level skills for participation in school or community sports. • Increases public awareness of the spirit and skills of individuals with challenges. • Enables Special Olympics athletes’ families to participate as team members or coaches on Unified Sports® teams. • Enables athletes to develop friendships and an understanding of each others’ capabilities through a spirit of equality and team unity. How it Works: A Special Olympics Unified Sports® program can be conducted in a variety of settings including: • A program organized by a Special Olympics group. • A community or church sports program, such as an adult softball league or YMCA volleyball league. • An interscholastic or intramural afterschool league at the junior high school or high school level • A part of the league system at a local bowling alley • An independent league sponsored by businesses or civic groups. • A program in cooperation with a local recreation and park association. Coaching & Volunteering Teams are coached by adult volunteers or WHS seniors. Training is provided through Coach’s Training Sessions which are offered year-round by Special Olympics Massachusetts. These sessions provide information on selecting and grouping athletes, new practice activities and sport knowledge. Unified Sports Partners are peers without disabilities who play on the teams with athletes. Partners must be the same age as athletes, and be able to understand their role as a supportive teammate. They actively play on the team during practices and tournaments. Limited space is available to partners. Sibling partners are given priority. Must be 12 yrs or older. High School volunteers are also needed to assist coaches, give one-to-one assistance to athletes, help at tournaments etc. Volunteer commitment is one hour a week for the duration of the sport season.
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Special Olympics Massachusetts: Unified Sports - Wallabies Soccer VOLUNTEER
Westborough Wallabies/Blue Sharks is a Special Olympics Massachusetts program supported by the Westborough Recreation Department throughout the year. The program raises all of its own money, through donations and fundraising, to support its teams. There is no cost to participants.  Westborough Unified Sports is open to children with intellectual or developmental disabilities ages 7 and up (who are called "athletes") -- and to volunteers ages 12 and up who want to support the athletes in learning the sports . We currently offer programs in Soccer, Basketball and Swimming. Each season runs for 8-12 weeks, with weekly practices (drills and scrimmages amongst teammates). Two competitions take place during each season – an Area Qualifier and a Special Olympics Massachusetts State Tournament. The formation of teams depends on the number of athletes available in each age group.Unified Dance:Amanda has 14 years of dance experience. She has also volunteered as a unified sports partner. Amanda has won awards and competitions in ballet, tap jazz, hip hop and lyrical. The Unified Dance program will teach children with and without disabilities to combine dance and exercise as a healthy and fun activity. Dancing while exercising helps self-confidence and body awareness. Our program will focus on proper technique , form, and fun as we learn in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. Our students will learn to safely stretch and condition while improving agility and strength, which is beneficial to preventing injury and increase performance in all sports. Join us as your child learns to exercise and boogey to all their favorite songs!  All are welcome!  Unified Sports is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition dramatically increasing inclusion in the community. Unified Sports athletes improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and have fun, too. Unified Sports® is an important program because it expands sports opportunities for athletes seeking new challenges and dramatically increases integration in the community. Unified Sports® is a unique and important program because it: • Integrates athletes with and without challenges in a setting where all athletes are encouraged to improve their skills. • Prepares athletes with higher level skills for participation in school or community sports. • Increases public awareness of the spirit and skills of individuals with challenges. • Enables Special Olympics athletes’ families to participate as team members or coaches on Unified Sports® teams. • Enables athletes to develop friendships and an understanding of each others’ capabilities through a spirit of equality and team unity. How it Works: A Special Olympics Unified Sports® program can be conducted in a variety of settings including: • A program organized by a Special Olympics group. • A community or church sports program, such as an adult softball league or YMCA volleyball league. • An interscholastic or intramural afterschool league at the junior high school or high school level • A part of the league system at a local bowling alley • An independent league sponsored by businesses or civic groups. • A program in cooperation with a local recreation and park association. Coaching & Volunteering Teams are coached by adult volunteers or WHS seniors. Training is provided through Coach’s Training Sessions which are offered year-round by Special Olympics Massachusetts. These sessions provide information on selecting and grouping athletes, new practice activities and sport knowledge. Unified Sports Partners are peers without disabilities who play on the teams with athletes. Partners must be the same age as athletes, and be able to understand their role as a supportive teammate. They actively play on the team during practices and tournaments. Limited space is available to partners. Sibling partners are given priority. Must be 12 yrs or older. High School volunteers are also needed to assist coaches, give one-to-one assistance to athletes, help at tournaments etc. Volunteer commitment is one hour a week for the duration of the sport season.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Special Olympics Massachusetts: Unified Sports - Unified Dance VOLUNTEER
Westborough Wallabies/Blue Sharks is a Special Olympics Massachusetts program supported by the Westborough Recreation Department throughout the year. The program raises all of its own money, through donations and fundraising, to support its teams. There is no cost to participants.  Westborough Unified Sports is open to children with intellectual or developmental disabilities ages 7 and up (who are called "athletes") -- and to volunteers ages 12 and up who want to support the athletes in learning the sports . We currently offer programs in Soccer, Basketball and Swimming. Each season runs for 8-12 weeks, with weekly practices (drills and scrimmages amongst teammates). Two competitions take place during each season – an Area Qualifier and a Special Olympics Massachusetts State Tournament. The formation of teams depends on the number of athletes available in each age group.Unified Dance:Amanda has 14 years of dance experience. She has also volunteered as a unified sports partner. Amanda has won awards and competitions in ballet, tap jazz, hip hop and lyrical. The Unified Dance program will teach children with and without disabilities to combine dance and exercise as a healthy and fun activity. Dancing while exercising helps self-confidence and body awareness. Our program will focus on proper technique , form, and fun as we learn in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. Our students will learn to safely stretch and condition while improving agility and strength, which is beneficial to preventing injury and increase performance in all sports. Join us as your child learns to exercise and boogey to all their favorite songs!  All are welcome!  Unified Sports is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition dramatically increasing inclusion in the community. Unified Sports athletes improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and have fun, too. Unified Sports® is an important program because it expands sports opportunities for athletes seeking new challenges and dramatically increases integration in the community. Unified Sports® is a unique and important program because it: • Integrates athletes with and without challenges in a setting where all athletes are encouraged to improve their skills. • Prepares athletes with higher level skills for participation in school or community sports. • Increases public awareness of the spirit and skills of individuals with challenges. • Enables Special Olympics athletes’ families to participate as team members or coaches on Unified Sports® teams. • Enables athletes to develop friendships and an understanding of each others’ capabilities through a spirit of equality and team unity. How it Works: A Special Olympics Unified Sports® program can be conducted in a variety of settings including: • A program organized by a Special Olympics group. • A community or church sports program, such as an adult softball league or YMCA volleyball league. • An interscholastic or intramural afterschool league at the junior high school or high school level • A part of the league system at a local bowling alley • An independent league sponsored by businesses or civic groups. • A program in cooperation with a local recreation and park association. Coaching & Volunteering Teams are coached by adult volunteers or WHS seniors. Training is provided through Coach’s Training Sessions which are offered year-round by Special Olympics Massachusetts. These sessions provide information on selecting and grouping athletes, new practice activities and sport knowledge. Unified Sports Partners are peers without disabilities who play on the teams with athletes. Partners must be the same age as athletes, and be able to understand their role as a supportive teammate. They actively play on the team during practices and tournaments. Limited space is available to partners. Sibling partners are given priority. Must be 12 yrs or older. High School volunteers are also needed to assist coaches, give one-to-one assistance to athletes, help at tournaments etc. Volunteer commitment is one hour a week for the duration of the sport season.
 
Monday September 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Video Game Design - Fall Session
Go from gamer to designer. Kids love playing video games, but they have even more fun playing games designed by them and their friends! One of Empow Studios’ most popular classes, Video Game Design encompasses storytelling, pixel art, and object-oriented programming, all through a user-friendly, 2D game design platform. Our non-violence policy keeps the games cringe-free and shareable once the kids bring their games home for you to play! Learn more about Empow Studios at https://empow.me   
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    LEGO Robotics - Fall Session
Gear up for a class that combines engineering and programming using EV3, the newest generation of LEGO® MINDSTORMS. Empow Studios instructors teach the connection between code and physical action while kids work in pairs to create their robots. Sensors help the robot make autonomous decisions, and kids learn to code using movement, loops, switches, and more. Learn more about Empow Studios at https://empow.me
 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Table Tennis, Adult - Fall
The newest adult sport to be offered by Westborough recreation.  No experience         necessary.  All equipment provided by Westborough Recreation including paddles, balls and tables.This is not an instructional class
 
Tuesday September 17, 2019
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Kiddie Kickers (Ages 3-5) - Kiddie Kickers
Join Coach Jenn for this introductory soccer session.  Participants will learn the basics while playing games such as tag, sharks and minnows, red light/green light and finishing with a mini game.  Parents/caregivers must be present at all classes and WILL PARTICIPATE as well.  This is a great way to have some 1on1 with your son/daughter.  Children must be potty-trained
 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Pre-Season Basketball Skills Clinic - Hoops Clinic (Boys Grades 3-5)
Join Westborough High School varsity coaches and players, WYBA volunteers and Westborough Recreation Staff as they help hone your skills for the upcoming hoop season!  There will be a different theme each week and participants will go through numerous skill stations during each session.  Register for one night or all four!  Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, all are welcome!For more information on WYBA please click here
 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Pre-Season Basketball Skills Clinic - Hoops Clinic (Girls Grades 3-5)
Join Westborough High School varsity coaches and players, WYBA volunteers and Westborough Recreation Staff as they help hone your skills for the upcoming hoop season!  There will be a different theme each week and participants will go through numerous skill stations during each session.  Register for one night or all four!  Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, all are welcome!For more information on WYBA please click here
 
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM    Pre-Season Basketball Skills Clinic - Hoops Clinic (Boys Grades 6-8)
Join Westborough High School varsity coaches and players, WYBA volunteers and Westborough Recreation Staff as they help hone your skills for the upcoming hoop season!  There will be a different theme each week and participants will go through numerous skill stations during each session.  Register for one night or all four!  Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, all are welcome!For more information on WYBA please click here
 
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM    Pre-Season Basketball Skills Clinic - Hoops Clinic (Girls Grades 6-8)
Join Westborough High School varsity coaches and players, WYBA volunteers and Westborough Recreation Staff as they help hone your skills for the upcoming hoop season!  There will be a different theme each week and participants will go through numerous skill stations during each session.  Register for one night or all four!  Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, all are welcome!For more information on WYBA please click here
 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Basketball, Men's - Mens Pick Up Basketball
Keep in Shape, Meet new Friends, Have some Fun at our men's pickup basketball program. This program is not a league, but pick up play. All skill levels and new players welcome. All equipment is provided. Times may vary throughout the year dependent on school & youth activities in the gyms. RESIDENCY: Only current full time residents of Westboro are eligible to participate. You are NOT considered a resident if you formerly lived in Westborough, your parents/relatives live here, you work here or you’re staying/living at a relative/friend’s house. In all of these cases, you are not eligible for our programs. Anyone found to be using another person’s address will be dropped immediately from our program and will receive NO REFUND. GRANDFATHER RULE: Grandfathering refers to a player/ participant (town resident) who moves out of Westboro but has met certain residency requirements to keep him/ her eligible to participate in a Recreation Department Adult Drop In Program.
 
Wednesday September 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    STEM Programs - Fall Session
That's what we want to hear from our students. Through hands-on activities and STEM challenges, children will think, construct, experiment, discover, and develop the desire to learn more. The children will explore the use of different learning tools, STEM toys, and doing experiments using the simplest everyday materials.They will think, ponder, ask, build, create- as they figure out how fun it is to do Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in a variety of activites. Every class, we learn something new and experience a different kind of fun. After all, learning is BEST when kids are having FUN!
 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball, Women - Women's Pick Up Fall Session
Keep in Shape, Meet new Friends, Have some Fun at our women's pickup basketball program. This program is not a league, but pick up play. All skill levels and new players welcome. 
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Volleyball, Adult (co-ed) - Adult Volleyball (Co-ed)
Join this super fun, relaxed group as they play pick-up style volleyball.  All skill levels welcome to play, even if you’ve never played?!!  If schools are closed due to inclement weather, program will be cancelled.  Be sure to check our website www.westbororec.com for updates
 
Thursday September 19, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Badminton, Adult - Badminton Fall
Keep in Shape, Meet new Friends, Have some Fun at our adult Badminton Program. This program is not a league, but pick up play. All skill levels and new players welcome.  Times may vary throughout the year dependent on school & youth activities in the gyms.
 
Saturday September 21, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Special Olympics Massachusetts: Unified Sports - Wallabies Soccer PARTICIPANT (individual with intellectual or developmental disability)
Westborough Wallabies/Blue Sharks is a Special Olympics Massachusetts program supported by the Westborough Recreation Department throughout the year. The program raises all of its own money, through donations and fundraising, to support its teams. There is no cost to participants.  Westborough Unified Sports is open to children with intellectual or developmental disabilities ages 7 and up (who are called "athletes") -- and to volunteers ages 12 and up who want to support the athletes in learning the sports . We currently offer programs in Soccer, Basketball and Swimming. Each season runs for 8-12 weeks, with weekly practices (drills and scrimmages amongst teammates). Two competitions take place during each season – an Area Qualifier and a Special Olympics Massachusetts State Tournament. The formation of teams depends on the number of athletes available in each age group.Unified Dance:Amanda has 14 years of dance experience. She has also volunteered as a unified sports partner. Amanda has won awards and competitions in ballet, tap jazz, hip hop and lyrical. The Unified Dance program will teach children with and without disabilities to combine dance and exercise as a healthy and fun activity. Dancing while exercising helps self-confidence and body awareness. Our program will focus on proper technique , form, and fun as we learn in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. Our students will learn to safely stretch and condition while improving agility and strength, which is beneficial to preventing injury and increase performance in all sports. Join us as your child learns to exercise and boogey to all their favorite songs!  All are welcome!  Unified Sports is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition dramatically increasing inclusion in the community. Unified Sports athletes improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and have fun, too. Unified Sports® is an important program because it expands sports opportunities for athletes seeking new challenges and dramatically increases integration in the community. Unified Sports® is a unique and important program because it: • Integrates athletes with and without challenges in a setting where all athletes are encouraged to improve their skills. • Prepares athletes with higher level skills for participation in school or community sports. • Increases public awareness of the spirit and skills of individuals with challenges. • Enables Special Olympics athletes’ families to participate as team members or coaches on Unified Sports® teams. • Enables athletes to develop friendships and an understanding of each others’ capabilities through a spirit of equality and team unity. How it Works: A Special Olympics Unified Sports® program can be conducted in a variety of settings including: • A program organized by a Special Olympics group. • A community or church sports program, such as an adult softball league or YMCA volleyball league. • An interscholastic or intramural afterschool league at the junior high school or high school level • A part of the league system at a local bowling alley • An independent league sponsored by businesses or civic groups. • A program in cooperation with a local recreation and park association. Coaching & Volunteering Teams are coached by adult volunteers or WHS seniors. Training is provided through Coach’s Training Sessions which are offered year-round by Special Olympics Massachusetts. These sessions provide information on selecting and grouping athletes, new practice activities and sport knowledge. Unified Sports Partners are peers without disabilities who play on the teams with athletes. Partners must be the same age as athletes, and be able to understand their role as a supportive teammate. They actively play on the team during practices and tournaments. Limited space is available to partners. Sibling partners are given priority. Must be 12 yrs or older. High School volunteers are also needed to assist coaches, give one-to-one assistance to athletes, help at tournaments etc. Volunteer commitment is one hour a week for the duration of the sport season.
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Special Olympics Massachusetts: Unified Sports - Wallabies Soccer VOLUNTEER
Westborough Wallabies/Blue Sharks is a Special Olympics Massachusetts program supported by the Westborough Recreation Department throughout the year. The program raises all of its own money, through donations and fundraising, to support its teams. There is no cost to participants.  Westborough Unified Sports is open to children with intellectual or developmental disabilities ages 7 and up (who are called "athletes") -- and to volunteers ages 12 and up who want to support the athletes in learning the sports . We currently offer programs in Soccer, Basketball and Swimming. Each season runs for 8-12 weeks, with weekly practices (drills and scrimmages amongst teammates). Two competitions take place during each season – an Area Qualifier and a Special Olympics Massachusetts State Tournament. The formation of teams depends on the number of athletes available in each age group.Unified Dance:Amanda has 14 years of dance experience. She has also volunteered as a unified sports partner. Amanda has won awards and competitions in ballet, tap jazz, hip hop and lyrical. The Unified Dance program will teach children with and without disabilities to combine dance and exercise as a healthy and fun activity. Dancing while exercising helps self-confidence and body awareness. Our program will focus on proper technique , form, and fun as we learn in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. Our students will learn to safely stretch and condition while improving agility and strength, which is beneficial to preventing injury and increase performance in all sports. Join us as your child learns to exercise and boogey to all their favorite songs!  All are welcome!  Unified Sports is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition dramatically increasing inclusion in the community. Unified Sports athletes improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and have fun, too. Unified Sports® is an important program because it expands sports opportunities for athletes seeking new challenges and dramatically increases integration in the community. Unified Sports® is a unique and important program because it: • Integrates athletes with and without challenges in a setting where all athletes are encouraged to improve their skills. • Prepares athletes with higher level skills for participation in school or community sports. • Increases public awareness of the spirit and skills of individuals with challenges. • Enables Special Olympics athletes’ families to participate as team members or coaches on Unified Sports® teams. • Enables athletes to develop friendships and an understanding of each others’ capabilities through a spirit of equality and team unity. How it Works: A Special Olympics Unified Sports® program can be conducted in a variety of settings including: • A program organized by a Special Olympics group. • A community or church sports program, such as an adult softball league or YMCA volleyball league. • An interscholastic or intramural afterschool league at the junior high school or high school level • A part of the league system at a local bowling alley • An independent league sponsored by businesses or civic groups. • A program in cooperation with a local recreation and park association. Coaching & Volunteering Teams are coached by adult volunteers or WHS seniors. Training is provided through Coach’s Training Sessions which are offered year-round by Special Olympics Massachusetts. These sessions provide information on selecting and grouping athletes, new practice activities and sport knowledge. Unified Sports Partners are peers without disabilities who play on the teams with athletes. Partners must be the same age as athletes, and be able to understand their role as a supportive teammate. They actively play on the team during practices and tournaments. Limited space is available to partners. Sibling partners are given priority. Must be 12 yrs or older. High School volunteers are also needed to assist coaches, give one-to-one assistance to athletes, help at tournaments etc. Volunteer commitment is one hour a week for the duration of the sport season.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Special Olympics Massachusetts: Unified Sports - Unified Dance VOLUNTEER
Westborough Wallabies/Blue Sharks is a Special Olympics Massachusetts program supported by the Westborough Recreation Department throughout the year. The program raises all of its own money, through donations and fundraising, to support its teams. There is no cost to participants.  Westborough Unified Sports is open to children with intellectual or developmental disabilities ages 7 and up (who are called "athletes") -- and to volunteers ages 12 and up who want to support the athletes in learning the sports . We currently offer programs in Soccer, Basketball and Swimming. Each season runs for 8-12 weeks, with weekly practices (drills and scrimmages amongst teammates). Two competitions take place during each season – an Area Qualifier and a Special Olympics Massachusetts State Tournament. The formation of teams depends on the number of athletes available in each age group.Unified Dance:Amanda has 14 years of dance experience. She has also volunteered as a unified sports partner. Amanda has won awards and competitions in ballet, tap jazz, hip hop and lyrical. The Unified Dance program will teach children with and without disabilities to combine dance and exercise as a healthy and fun activity. Dancing while exercising helps self-confidence and body awareness. Our program will focus on proper technique , form, and fun as we learn in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. Our students will learn to safely stretch and condition while improving agility and strength, which is beneficial to preventing injury and increase performance in all sports. Join us as your child learns to exercise and boogey to all their favorite songs!  All are welcome!  Unified Sports is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition dramatically increasing inclusion in the community. Unified Sports athletes improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and have fun, too. Unified Sports® is an important program because it expands sports opportunities for athletes seeking new challenges and dramatically increases integration in the community. Unified Sports® is a unique and important program because it: • Integrates athletes with and without challenges in a setting where all athletes are encouraged to improve their skills. • Prepares athletes with higher level skills for participation in school or community sports. • Increases public awareness of the spirit and skills of individuals with challenges. • Enables Special Olympics athletes’ families to participate as team members or coaches on Unified Sports® teams. • Enables athletes to develop friendships and an understanding of each others’ capabilities through a spirit of equality and team unity. How it Works: A Special Olympics Unified Sports® program can be conducted in a variety of settings including: • A program organized by a Special Olympics group. • A community or church sports program, such as an adult softball league or YMCA volleyball league. • An interscholastic or intramural afterschool league at the junior high school or high school level • A part of the league system at a local bowling alley • An independent league sponsored by businesses or civic groups. • A program in cooperation with a local recreation and park association. Coaching & Volunteering Teams are coached by adult volunteers or WHS seniors. Training is provided through Coach’s Training Sessions which are offered year-round by Special Olympics Massachusetts. These sessions provide information on selecting and grouping athletes, new practice activities and sport knowledge. Unified Sports Partners are peers without disabilities who play on the teams with athletes. Partners must be the same age as athletes, and be able to understand their role as a supportive teammate. They actively play on the team during practices and tournaments. Limited space is available to partners. Sibling partners are given priority. Must be 12 yrs or older. High School volunteers are also needed to assist coaches, give one-to-one assistance to athletes, help at tournaments etc. Volunteer commitment is one hour a week for the duration of the sport season.