Winter Programs



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Suburban Travel Basketball

Cedar Grove children grades 5-8 will have the opportunity to tryout for the Suburban Basketball Travel League. This league is more competitive than the Recreation Basketball Leagues and will not guarantee playing time. Tryouts will be held in October at designated time slots. MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE!

Children – Grades 5-8

Recreation Basketball (Clinics and Leagues)

Offering Basketball for Children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Cedar Grove Residents only.

Sunday Clinics (Grades K-2) – Coach Joe from Hardcore Hoops, along with the CGHS Basketball teams and coaching staff, will run this clinic teaching skills, drills and fundamentals of the game, while having FUN!

3rd & 4th Grade Recreation In-Town League – Coach Joe from Hardcore Hoops, the CGHS Basketball teams/coaching staff and parent volunteers, will run this league teaching skills, drills and fundamentals of the game, while having fun and have the kids participating in games. MANDATORY 1st PRACTICE!

5th-8th Grade Recreation League – This league is run by all volunteer coaches. There will be an Evaluation to select teams. We will play in a West Essex League against other Recreation teams in the surrounding area. Kids will have the opportunity to succeed at the game while having FUN!

Children – Grades K-8

Junior Wrestling

This program will teach your child the basics of wrestling. Coaches will teach skills, fundamentals, agility and strength training in a safe and fun environment. Matches are determined by age, weight and experience. Cedar Grove children will be participating in the Twin County League. Mandatory items needed; Wrestling Shoes & Head Gear. Athletes will be grouped based on experience level and may be moved up or down at the coach’s discretion.

Children – Grades 1-8

Cedar Grove Softball Hitting Clinic

Coaches, Nikki and Jackie Velardi will run a 4-day hitting clinic focusing on the mechanics, fundamentals & other intangibles necessary to be a successful hitter. By the end of the clinic, each player will have improved technique, a better mental understanding or hitting & have gained valuable tools to put them in the best position to have success at the plate.

Children – Ages 5-12

Indoor Winter Soccer with Wizards Sports Club

Participants will learn the fundamental skills of soccer, including dribbling, passing, shooting and defending. Players will be taught through structured activities, fun games, and scrimmages. Shin guards and sneakers mandatory.

Children – Grades 1-4; Limited Space

Kinetic Kidz

This 8 week gross/fine motor skills class for ages 2-4 with their care giver, will include a series of warm ups, across the floor and introduction of a movement theme. Kinetic Kidz is based on the four elements of dance: Body, Space, Time and Force. This class will mentor caregivers on how to incorporate more movement based activities within their toddler’s days. (One care giver per child is required)

Children – Ages 2-4 (with caregiver)

Creative Movement

What to wear: Comfortable clothes with sneakers. Ballet slippers may also be worn. Creative Movement, is an introduction to dance for pre-school children ages 3-4. The class teaches the basics of self-expression through movement, visualization and audio associations.  With the use of props and music, the children will explore the 4 elements of creative dance: body, space, force and time.  This class will include a series of warm ups, across the floor and introduction of a movement theme.   This class will also enhance balance; coordination, musicality and future develop motor skills.

Children – Ages 4-6

Music Theater

This eight week course will introduce the students to acting, singing, and dancing and the world of musical theater. They will focus on learning the terminology of the theater, creating a character, vocalization, creative writing and choreography. For the acting segment of this class, we will focus on improvisation, as we free each actor of their inhibitions. Acting is important for children of all ages, as it strengthens their self-esteem. At the end of the 8 week course we will have an informal showing of the work we have accomplished.

Children – Grades 3 through 8

Rhino Den Fun House

In this 8-week program, Coach Rob of Rhino Den, will use bands, ladders, obstacle courses and other easy to use equipment, to provide the best strength training & conditioning sessions for your child!

Why is strength training important for youth? When done properly, strength training can; increase muscle strength and endurance, help protect your child’s muscles and joints from injuries, as well as help improve your child’s performance in nearly any sport. Strength training (or resistance exercise) increases muscle strength by making muscles work against a weight or force.

Children – Ages 4-7 (separated by age; LIMITED CLASS SIZE)


Former elementary STEM teacher, Larry “Doc” Siegel, introduces the Engineering Design Process to young engineers who will build towers, bridges, egg catchers and more. They will collaborate, brainstorm solutions, design, construct, test and present 3D solutions. No child is too young to think like an engineer. After all, it’s about thinking!!! For more information visit,

Children – Ages 4 thru Grade 5

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

This trip is limited to the first 45 registrants. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a one-of-a-kind celebration for family, friends, and loved ones. Share in the joy with the Rockettes, Santa, the Nutcracker, and the unforgettable Living Nativity. No one does it better than the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

All Ages – Limited Spaces

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