Children’s Programs

Fall 2023

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.

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.

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.

Sandrick's Sports Early Release

Join Sandrick Jackson in the Ross School gym on early release Wednesdays for lots of fun and games!

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 Sandrick’s Sports will be held outside.

Little Angels Circle Time

Little Angels provides a safe environment for children of all abilities to explore, imagine, and create connection. Children will enjoy 60 minutes of entertainment and learning including a rotation of art, play time, story time, and much more! Guardians must remain on-site for this program.

Harmony Music

A comprehensive music learning experience that engages younger students with song, dance, instrument play and rhythm activities. Our programs build on a child’s natural curiosity for music. And with each visit, we include a wide of variety of musical experiences to keep children constantly engaged, interacting and exploring the possibilities only music offers for kinesthetic, auditory and visual learning styles, mixed with some silliness and fun!

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.

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.


Introduction to Good Manners

If your child has never attended an etiquette class, this is the one-time workshop not to miss, for your child to gain the basics to self-introductions, handshaking, eye contact, and other tips on attending parties with or without parents. An introduction to basic table manners, from start to finish, including a 3-course tutorial dinner.

Parents request this program again and again so we are continuing to bring back our etiquette expert, Syndi Seid, who is a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington. She has appeared on “Good Morning America”, KRON, KPIX, KGO, KTVU and KQED.
Parents are encouraged to enroll with their child (average one parent per child), although kids may enroll without a parent. Check-in is at 3:45pm with the seminar starting promptly at 4pm.

Separate sessions offered for 7-9 year olds and 10-14 year olds.

Vocals Class

Join us for our fall Ross after school youth vocal class. Directed by Elizabeth Boaz and Alex Michels, student singers grades 1st-4th grade, and 5th-6th (all levels welcome). We will meet weekly for rehearsals to learn vocal technique, confidence in your voice, harmony and arranging songs we know and love!

Ukulele at Ross

Discover the joy of strumming and singing together in our vibrant group ukulele class!

Our group lessons are the perfect place for beginners and intermediate ukulele learners, to learn, grow, and make beautiful music.
As an experienced music instructor and performer, Dylan Juhan will personally guide you through the steps of picking up and holding the ukulele, tuning, and playing basic chords and melodies of great, kid-friendly popular songs.

With a unique approach using visuals, physical movement, and group singing, students can expect to build a strong foundation to continue learning long after these sessions are finished!

Immerse yourself in the uplifting atmosphere of our class, where you’ll meet fellow aspiring strummers and singers.
We’ll learn to jam together!

Students must get their own ukuleles which can be purchased on Amazon for $19
No class: 9/25 & 10/16


For this beginning level lacrosse program Jean Marc will introduce player 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.

Boys are Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:15 and Girls are Thursday from 4:15 – 5:15



Soccer Grades K-2

Jean Marc leads our instructional soccer program that emphasizes basic skills in passing, dribbling, shooting, trapping, and other tactics for both offensive and defensive play.

Ross Recreation staff will run weekday practices and referee the Saturday games. Parents are asked to volunteer to coach the teams (manage substitutions & promote good sportsmanship!) during their Saturday games only–coaches are not needed for weekday practices. Let us know if you are willing to coach!

Please note the following:

First games will be Saturday, 9/30

Cost of the program is a league price and therefore cannot be pro-rated for missing practices/games.

Each child will receive a soccer shirt.

Team placement is not determined by practice date/time. Once teams and schedules are made they will be posted on the ‘Info’ page of our website.

Ross Recreation is not affiliated with Ross Valley Soccer League, we are a separate recreational program for K-2.

Soccer Kindergarden

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


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.

Off the Block STEM with LEGO

If you can think it, you can build it! Off the Block S.T.E.M. classes will help your child explore fundamental S.T.E.M. concepts using LEGO® as a part of a fun, engaging environment in which they learn as they play. There are no mistakes, only early prototypes! Every build is accompanied by a sense of accomplishment that directly fuels your child’s self-esteem.

Ian McAvoy (Mr. LEGO®) is the founder at Off the Block S.T.E.M. and will be leading each class.


These sessions are where so many young players go to have a fun first-time soccer experience. Coach Dan knows that habits are built once a young child starts to kick a ball. FirstStepSoccer was created to instill the proper habits to our young aspiring soccer players. Dan is always positive, encouraging and meets each player where they are in their development. Building each players confidence level is key to each young players growth, and is why skills will always be appropriate and achievable. As players achieve specific skills, they will be challenged with more skills to be developed; and, overcome. Dan’s sessions are always fun based. His love for teaching soccer clearly shows; and, truly takes a special interest in teaching his youngest players.

Dates coming soon.  Check back to register.

Father Daughter Dance

Join us for a fun-filled evening of dancing in your favorite party clothes!

One of our dance instructors, Chelsea Hill, will be there to teach you a few fun moves and play all the best dance music!

Drinks and cookie refreshments will be provided.

Registration is for an adult & child pair–to add an additional child ($10), please call or email our office.

TGA Junior Golf

TGA Junior Golf is designed to allow kids to have fun in a safe environment while learning and discovering the game of golf. Each class encompasses golf skills and game knowledge:

1. Swing fundamentals (Drive, Chip & Putt)
2. Rules and etiquette
3. Fun games and drills
4. Playing golf with a positive attitude and respect.
Every TGA student gets individual attention while in a group setting. Our coaches recognize achievement at every level, and we make a big deal about it too!

TGA provides all necessary equipment, including multiple sizes of junior golf clubs that properly fit kids ages 6-12 and using an innovative practice ball that is safe for schools but flies like a real golf ball. We bring props and visual aids to help make the class more interactive.

NBBA Weekday Skills at Ross Recreation

The program’s goal is to provide quality instruction in all aspects of basketball, emphasizing fundamentals and skill development. NBBA sessions will focus entirely on fundamentals, emphasizing ballhandling, shooting, defensive/offensive footwork, passing, etc.

Sessions will be led by Coach Kayden Korst, the all-time leading scorer at San Domenico High School, Former Collegiate Player at Cal State San Marcos, and Current Girls’ Associate Director at North Bay Basketball Academy

General Information

Location: Ross Recreation Center, 9 Lagunitas Rd, Ross, CA

Fees: $175 for 7 Sessions

Session Two: Starts Wednesday, September 5th, and Concludes Monday, October 23rd

Capacity: Limited to 12 Players per Time Slot

K-2 Days/Times:

  • Mon. 4:15-5:00 PM
  • Wed. 4:15-5:00 PM

3rd-5th Days/Times:

  • Mon. 3:30-4:15 PM

6th-8th Days/Times:

  • Wed. 3:30-4:15 PM

Classes at Ross and Bacich

Basketball League

Boys and girls basketball classes cover all of the fundamentals of this popular winter sport: dribbling, shooting, passing and teamwork.

Our staff will encourage your child and help them improve their basic skills throughout the season’s practices and games.

Please note the following:

Cost of the program is a league price and therefore cannot be pro-rated for missing practices/games.

Each child will receive an official team basketball shirt.

Team placement is not determined by practice date/time. Once teams and schedules are made they will be posted on the Info page of our website.

The school has first priority of the space, there may be dates we will have practice outside; weather permitting.

We rely on parent volunteers to coach teams for Saturday games! Please let us know if you are able to coach, note that coaches are only needed for Saturdays games, not weekday practices.

Saturday game schedule will be available online. 2nd through 4th grade games will be held on Saturdays at Ross School Gym.
*Please note–classes are planned to be held indoors at this time, there is a chance we will move the entire league to the outdoor courts at Ross and Bacich School depending on COVID guidelines.


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.

Register for Adventures in STEM with LEGO Bacich

Classes at Bacich

Schafer Games at Bacich

Join Coach Schafer on minimum days for some after school fun and games on the blacktop!

Open to 3rd & 4th graders only.

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.

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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.