Children’s Programs

Fall 2021

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.

Fall Ross Rec Soccer

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. Please call us if you are willing to coach, there will be a free coaches clinic held on Saturday, October 2nd for anyone interested.

Ballet and Movement

Kids Club

Kids Club is an on-site after school program offered at Ross School for grades K-5. Following the Ross School calendar, care begins on all regular school days at “dismissal time.”

Kindergarteners are met each day at their classroom and walked to our room.
Kids Club works seamlessly with other Ross Rec enrichment classes – we escort your child to and from other classes occurring on the same day!

Each day at Kids Club includes:
Indoor & Outdoor (or Gym!) Play
Art / Craft / Building / Creating / Science
Time for Homework if needed

Ronda Beren has more than 20 years of experience working with children, and loves playing games.

Mallory Beren has been working with Ross Recreation for the past 3 years. She is creative and fun, and the kids love her!
The staff strive to create a fun and warm environment for kids to play, learn, and grow.

Mondays: 2pm-5pm
There will be no Kids Club on Fridays, Holly Salamun will be offering a Friday program. If you need a full week of aftercare you are welcome to sign up for her program as well to supplement.

Please contact Kid’s Club directly at to sign up for a drop-in day, or for any other information: jwagner@townofross.org

Sandrick's Sports Early Release

Join Sandrick Jackson in the Ross School gym/on the field 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!

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.

First Step Soccer

This program is where many of our students experience a soccer atmosphere for the first time. These athletes are our youngest in the Academy and are a joy to introduce the game to. Here, they are challenged with fun drills requiring them to think on their own (decision-making), and use both feet (insides, outsides, and bottoms). All drills are age-appropriate and achievable and intended to boost their self-confidence.

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.

Holly Hoppin Friday Funday at Phoenix Lake

Holly believes that nature awakens wonder, calms, heals and connects us to the world, each other and our truest selves. The early years are a foundation for the rest of the children’s lives through inquiry and imaginative play supported by respectful relationships, meaningful connection to nature and simple rhythms and consistency & provide rich soil for children to thrive. Your children will be climbing trees & over rocks instead of structures. They will be getting wet, muddy, & learn to become confident and self sufficient, anticipate and plan, plant seeds of life and friendships as they bloom at Phoenix Lake during all seasons. It’s a magical time!

Holly Hoppin Science at Ross (K-2nd)

This science program is designed for young children as a way to stimulate an interest in science. They will learn a simplified version of the scientific method of: *What is a question *How can we find an answer *What do we think will happen * Test our guesses. They will also explore science skills: *Observing, Classifying, Sorting, Measuring, Using Numbers. We will be communicating what we learned with words, art, song and games.

Tennis Skills / Fun & Games

Group lessons. 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.

Dianne will teach Mondays, George on Thursdays

Lacrosse

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. Teamwork, good sportsmanship and “living RAE” (Respect, Attitude, Effort) are reinforced in this active program. *Lacrosse stick required.

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.

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

Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm

During the school year: Monday-Thursday, 
9:00am-3:00pm, we are closed Fridays.

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