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September 2017 Activities

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It is back to school time and we are ready to start our fall programs. We will be getting the brochure out in the mail by August 29. Registration and online brochure should be ready by then as well. I will get information out as soon as I can so you can look over what we have to offer for your child. Here are just a few things coming up in September…


Youth Flag Football

This is a fun sport that requires no special equipment but a ball and some bandanas. Garry Pfaffmann leads the players, ages 7-10, through how to catch and throw a football and running plays for some fun, non-competitive games. We work on physical fitness and stretching and each practice will have a 30-minute scrimmage. Class is only $30 and is on Thursdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 19 from 4:30-5:30 at Arbaney Park. Register online for some non-contact football fun!!


Fall Archery

Learn how to hold a bow, aim, shoot and be safe. We use recurve bows to teach this fun sport. This is also a fun way for experience archers to get out with friends to practice shooting. Class is for 4th-8th graders on Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 at BHS baseball field. Only $25 so register online today!


Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Fall Soccer

This is a good start for your child to learn proper footwork, rules and how to shoot and score in soccer. Class is filled with fun, challenging drills and each class we wrap up with team building games. Class is Mon/Tue/Thurs Sept. 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, 28 from 3:30-4:20 at Arbaney Park. Register online for $40 before Sept 16.


New Dance Class for BMS Students 5th-8th Grades

Nia Dance is a fun & exhilarating class that combines dance (Jazz, Modern, & Duncan), healing movements like yoga, and martial arts (Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, & Aikido).  A Nia workout is based on the intelligent design of the body with 52 simple moves which are practiced barefoot in a non-impact class that is easily adaptable to any individual's needs and abilities. Early Release Wednesday class! Beginning September 20 we have 6-week sessions throughout the school year for only $75 per session. Registration is available online today!


Boys’ High School Tennis Club

This is a combined club tennis team with Basalt High School and Roaring Fork High School. This club will have competition with the Aspen Boys JV tennis team and The Maroon Creek Boys Tennis Club. All
practices are at the BMS courts with home matches at Crown Mountain. Come be a part of the Boys High School Tennis Club with Basalt Recreation. Registration is available online. For more information on joining, call Diana Elliot at 970-927-4693. Practices are Mon-Fri 4-6 PM.


Basalt Recreation’s Adult Leagues

Basalt is offering some adult sports leagues and tournaments. Now is the chance for adults to get on the field and in the gym for some competition…


Adult 4V4 Flag Football League

This is a 7-week season of Saturday afternoon games starting on September 16. League is open to males and females over 18 with a maximum of 10 on a roster. Registration is available online for $200 per team. Games are 3:30 and 4:30 each Saturday at Willits Field with a single-elimination tournament at the end.

Also don’t forget to register your team for the Turkey Bowl Flag Football Tournament on November 18 for only $100. Proceeds benefit BHS Longhorn Football team!


Adult Basketball League

Join our 10-week season of games followed by two weeks single elimination tournament starting on September 17 through December 3. League is open to male and females over 18. Games are 6, 7, 8 PM each Sunday evening. Early bird registration is $500. After September 5 it is $550. Register your team today!!


Basalt Pool

Basalt Pool will be closed over Labor Day weekend. September 5th-8th hours will be 11 AM-3 PM.

Doggie Splash on the final day, September 9 from 10 AM to 12 PM. We will provide the tennis balls and snacks. Donations will be taken for Colorado Animal Rescue. Bring your furry friend for a final splash at Basalt Pool.


Coming this fall and winter…

  • K-2 Fall Basketball
  • Girls’ K-2 Basketball
  • Instructional League Basketball
  • Nuggets Skills Challenge
  • Winter Cross Country Skiing Adventure
  • Beading with D.D.
  • Babysitter and CPR Training for early release Wednesday for BMS Students
  • Indoor Soccer Camp
  • Nia Dance



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