Children’s Programs
Spring 2024

Ross Recreation Programs for Children Ages 3-15

The Ross Recreation Department offers fun, learning and innovative programs that build character, provided by an institution that is highly organized, with great instructors and which nurtures a sense of neighborliness in our community.

Flag Football

This high-powered sports class will teach you the basics of flag football; an injury-free way to play this popular sport. Practice passing, receiving and learning good sportsmanship. The kids will love it.

No class 4/09

Sporty Girls

If your daughter loves sports, this is the class for her. Jean Marc Schafer will expose your child a variety of sports; from soccer to kick-ball and everything in-between! The girls will have lots of laughs and good times playing with each other.
No class on 4/08 & 5/27

Lacrosse

For ages 3.5 to 5 and Kindergarten: Ross Recreation welcomes ADVNC Lacrosse to teach the fastest growing game in America! This program is designed to introduce young players to the sport of lacrosse in a fun and safe environment. Each session will begin with “drills and skills” that will help players work on the fundamentals of the game including: cradling, scooping, shooting and catching. Each session concludes with games to reward players for their participation. ADVNC staff encourages each child, building self-confidence as they develop eye-hand coordination. 

For grades 1 & 2: For this beginning level lacrosse program Jean Marc will introduce players to the fundamental techniques of cradling, shooting, passing as well as the strategies for defense, offense and scoring. A mouth guard, protective eye wear, and stick are required equipment.

Early Release Sports

Have fun with all sorts of sports in the Ross School gym on early release Wednesdays.

Dodgeball, tag games, indoor soccer, hockey, basketball and more. A Ross School favorite, this program always fills.
Register early and don’t miss out!

*Ross School has priority use of the gym, there may be times when Early Release Sports will be held outside.

Schafer Games at Ross

Join Coach Jean Marc Schafer on Tuesdays for some after school fun and games on the blacktop, gym and the Ross field.

This class will be held at the Ross School.

Soccer Grades K-2

Jean Marc & Staff offer Soccer for Grades K-2 just for children who can’t get enough of soccer.

Continues to develop their ability toward a competitive level. The program will emphasize shooting, trapping, heading, and tactics for both offensive and defensive play.

No class 4/09

Tennis Skills / Fun & Games

Group lesson. Usage of special equipment designed for this age group. Introduction to tennis with simple activities and games that produce both fun and early motor skill development.

For the 2:45pm class only the instructor will pick up at dismissal at Ross School to walk the kids over to the tennis courts.
Dianne will teach Mondays, George on Thursdays

HipHop

Hip Hop is an ever-popular street dance that cultivates body control, creativity, and community! In this 9-week outdoor workshop, children of all levels will learn rhythm, choreography, precise footwork, upper body strength for breaking, stage presence, and the history of Hip Hop culture. This program is based in dance culture and developmental anatomy. It will include styles of house dance, locking, popping, and funk developed in the 1970’s. A balance of precision and respect will be infused with freedom and personal expression, to foster the dancers confidence. Old-school and new Hip Hop and R&B music will be utilized.

Galactic Builders: Exploring Space with LEGO® STEM

Welcome to the exciting world of LEGO® STEM! Through activities and challenges, this class aims to inspire and engage young minds in the exploration of these fields and provide a dynamic and interactive learning experience, combining hands-on building with the principles of STEM education. By engaging with LEGO® bricks and technic materials and exploring real-world concepts, students will develop a solid foundation in STEM subjects while having a ton of fun! Throughout the class, students will also collaborate with their peers, fostering teamwork, communication, and creativity!

Skateboard Class at Bacich

Skateboard after school club is a place for beginner skaters to learn the basics of skateboarding. This class is welcoming to skateboarders with zero experience. Typical activities include, free skate, lessons and coaching on different maneuvers, group activities and games and learning to skate different obstacles.

Want to learn more? www.neighborskate.com

Steven Teijeiro.

No Class: 2/20

Soccer Stars Afterschool

Super Soccer Stars teaches the fundamentals in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our unique curriculum uses positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to make sure each child feels confident in their own abilities, allowing kids to improve at their own rate. No matter their age, Soccer Stars has specific and progressive lesson plans built to your child’s developmental needs.

Each class and age group has a designated lesson plan that includes a progressive mix of skill based activities and games, 1v1 practice and ultimately small sided scrimmages. We keep the tone fun and focus on creating an environment that will encourage each child to develop self confidence, progress their fundamental skills and build on their love for the sport of soccer.

French Youth Class

Join us for an enchanting 60-minute French after-school adventure tailored for children! Our program is centered around captivating stories that come to life through engaging games, delightful songs and hands-on activities that complement the story. The program follows the Official French Elementary curriculum. From arts and crafts to role-playing, your child will have the chance to express themselves in French.
No Class Date: 04/08

Fun With Spanish

Your student will be happy to come to us to play while also learning Spanish! While our classes are not full immersion, they are inclusive of all ages and skill levels. Nevertheless, our main focus is to safely care for the students while they grow and also love to learn a foreign language.

Kinder: In each class, students will be introduced to animals, numbers, colors, etc., using games, stories, songs, and so many other hands-on learning experiences. Each class is a lot of fun, active and engaging. We see play as a natural medium for learning, thus all classes are filled to the brim with play-based learning.

Grades 1-3: Our courses are chock full of games, stories, songs, and so many other hands-on learning experiences. We see play as a natural medium for learning, thus all classes are filled to the brim with play-based learning. Each class is perfectly tailored according to age groups, taking into account the time of the day as well as their specific needs. We know that by playing and having a good time with us, they all will have a happy experience and thus ready to learn.

 

Chess

LIVE Chess Class returns!

Join us in this fall where we will continue to foster patience, strategic planning and critical thinking skills. Our time will be spent on principles of the opening, tactical elements of the middle game, and basic endgame situations. We’ll break down historical games, do tactical exercises, and analyze games by program participants.

Amazing Art for Kids

Calling all our young Picassos, Monets, and Van Goghs! Join us for an hour of fun and creativity. In this class, we’ll explore mixed media of watercolor, acrylic paint, pastel, and more! Students will learn about color theory and fine detail about drawing and painting, and how to use them to create wow-worthy art! If your child loves to experiment with the fusion of shades and tones, they’ll love this class. We’ll work on canvas and paper as well as other mediums and be able to take home beautiful masterpieces and hang them above a fireplace, on a kitchen wall, in their room, or anywhere for their family to enjoy! Our art teacher is a super-fun, talented local artist with her own Art Studio in Marin, and she truly gives our little students an amazing and unique art experience every week! All materials are included.

No Class Dates: 02/20

North Bay Basketball Academy Spring Clinics

Spring Session One: March 5th-April 4th
Tuesdays: 5 Sessions
Thursdays: 5 Sessions
 
Spring Session Two: April 16th-May 30th
Tuesdays: 7 Sessions
Thursdays: 7 Sessions
 
3:30-4:15 and 4:15-5:00

Ballroom Dance/Cotillion

Dance Arts Studios of San Rafael is back to teach the Ballroom Dance class. They are experienced in teaching children and teenagers throughout the Bay Area.

Children are asked to dress up each week. Girls should wear appropriate length dresses and dress shoes. No black rubber soles on shoes.

Parents are asked to chaperone at least once during the session! Please volunteer via the Ross Recreation office.

**To ensure the same number of boys and girls in each class please select the appropriate registration option. Registrations made in the wrong “class” can only be moved over if space is available–make your selections carefully!**

9 weeks. No Class: 4/08

TinkerTech Coding and AI

Dive into the exciting world of technology and unleash your creativity in TinkerTech’s Coding and AI class. You’ll create games using Scratch and Pictoblox and build an AI model you can train with photos of cats, dogs and more.  This is a 10- week one-hour weekly class using teacher-led challenges that build on student skills week by week.  Opportunities for pair work, group work, and show and tell.

TinkerTech believes in the power of tinkering, creating, and learning in a supportive and collaborative environment. Our experienced instructors have been inspiring the next generation of tech innovators since 2014. No class is the same. Classes are tailored based on our student’s skill level, abilities, and interests. Find out more about our camps and the skills that TinkerTech students learn at tinkertechcamps.com

Electronic Music Production Class

Want to learn how to record and create music on a computer? Electronic music production class is a beginners environment for learning how to play, record and program your own musical creations.

This class is taught by Steven Teijeiro Jr, a self taught musician and sound engineer. Steven loves to play drums and do vocals with his friends, and play piano. He is also a DJ and freestyle rapper / MC, and enjoys writing poetry and lyrics.

Students will learn through a variety of activities including,
• creating drum rhythms
• experimenting with musical scales to learn how to play melodies • performing music for the class • playing together with friends as a band • and more!

Students will be responsible for the safe operation of musical instruments and equipment including iPads and synthesizers. Parents assume liability for any damage their children may incur on equipment due to improper use.

Electronic Music Production class is a safe space for learners of all levels and abilities, gender identities, races, religions etc.
No Class 2/19

Registration Info

Our registration database is tracking all unpaid sign ups. You have 48 hours to pay for any pending registrations or they will be AUTOMATICALLY DELETED by our system. We cannot hold a spot for you in a program if the registration deletes.

Please be sure to pay upon registration to secure your spot in the programs you have selected.

Payment Policy

About Ross Rec

Ross Recreation is a Department of the Town of Ross. It was formed in 1972 to provide recreational enrichment and community service for the residents of Ross and their neighbors. The department has grown from just a handful of classes to more than 100 classes per year for infants to Seniors.

Our Tax ID is 94-6001436.

How To Reach Us

9 Lagunitas, Ross, CA 94957

PO Box 117, Ross, CA 94957

Ross Recreation

We are available in the office Monday-Thursday 2pm - 5pm. 
Reach us via email at [email protected] and we will get back to you Monday - Friday 9am-5pm.

We are located at Ross School next to the Gym in Room A-106. Look for ROSS RECREATION on the building.