Youth Programs

Registration is NOW open for the Montclair Recreation Fall activities.

Online registration is at register.communitypass.net or at the recreation office located at 205 Claremont ave during business hours 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. 973-509-4915

 Girls Field Hockey: Girls entering grades 5-8 

Currently Waitlisted

 MYFH Rec League:

 We are a recreational field hockey league run by volunteer parents in coordination with the Montclair Recreation Department.   

Our mission:
Develop young athletes to work as a team; build foundational field hockey skills, provide a positive environment for players to develop as athletes and leaders.  

When/Where we practice:
Watchung field – Tues & Fridays from 6 to 7.30pm  (~10 weeks)

Our games: Saturday / Sunday afternoons
Home games will be at Watchung field.  Away games will be within a 30-minute drive maximum on Saturday afternoons.  

Equipment:  
Field hockey stick, mouth guard, shin guards which cover ankles (slightly different from soccer).  Players may also wish to have protective goggles.   Lots of loaner sticks available.  


UNIFORMS:  
Uniforms will be provided by MYFH!  We are very pleased to provide full uniforms this year (reversible racer back and skirt).  Players will need to purchase at least 2 pairs of soccer socks (cover shin guards) – one pair black and one pair white.  

WAIVER FORM:
Please submit liability waiver form with check or at first practice.


Fees ($190/player) are due as soon as possible.  We need to cover league dues/uniforms/ref fees etc. - so your help submitting timely payment is greatly appreciated. 


Make check payable to Montclair Youth Field Hockey, c/o Kristina Rey, 215 Montclair Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043.


 

Recreation (in town) Flag Football,

Registration is on going NOW!

Fee is $85.00 register regsiter.communitypass.net 

Pee Wee Flag Grades 3-5

Midgets Flag Grades 6-8

Season: Mid-September - Early November

Pre season Practices: weeknights after 5pm (Volunteer coaches schedule)

Games: Weeknights Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-7:45pm.  All games and practices held at Kaveny Field. 

Teams will meet twice per week for games. Schedule depends on the number of teams.

Participants must bring sneakers/cleats (non-metal).

Jersey, flag belt and mouth guard will be provided. 

Volunteer Coaches are a staple for recreation level activities and needed to successfully run the program.  Experience is not necessary.  Background check and certification are REQUIRED.  Coaches can also register in Community Pass. 


Cross Country Track (Grades 4-8),

Registration is on going NOW!

Fee is $85.00  register.communitypass,net

Space is limited!!!!

Registration opens July 22.  Register at 

Program runs Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:30pm and on Saturday mornings 10am-11:30am at Nishuane Park. 

Participants will learn the basic skills of Cross Country running off track and compete on a recreational level vs the surrounding townships from the suburban league throughout Essex County.

Game jersey will be provided. 

Volunteer Coaches are a staple for recreation level activities and needed to successfully run the program. Experience is not necessary.  Background check and certification are REQUIRED.  Coaches can also register in Community Pass. 


Pop Warner Football/Cheerleading

Registration is on going NOW!

Boys/Girls ages 5-12 football 5-14 cheerleading 

Fees are $150 for Flag Football/Cheerleading level ages (5-7)

Fees are $175 for Tackle/Cheerleading level ages (7-12 FB, 7-14 cheer)

Register at register.communitypass.net/montclair

Cheerleading for ages 5-14 (ages as of July 31, 2022)

Football for ages 5-14 (ages as of July 31, 2022) 

The Bulldogs offer a structured and safe program for future football and cheerleading stars of Montclair.  All 1st time players and cheerleaders are welcomed. No experience is necessary. 

Season Play: Participants will learn the basic skills and knowledge of both sports and will also have the opportunity to compete against surrounding townships of the North Jersey Pop Warner league.

Teams will play an 8 week game season locally throughout Essex and Union counties with the opportunity to advance to Eastern regional play which includes teams from Upstate NY to Maryland and an opportunity to advance to the National tournament at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL. 

Practices will begin Aug 1st-12th 6pm at Nishuane Park and will run every day from 6pm-8pm Monday-Friday.  Game season will begin Aug 28th.  During the season, practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm at Hillside school (cheer) and Nishuane park (football) .  Most games are on Sundays generally between 9am-5pm, (some Saturdays). 

Registration and paperwork must be completed before participating in practice.  If you are going on vacation in August, please have your paperwork completed before you leave, to avoid any delays in participating. 

Volunteer Coaches are a staple for recreation level activities and needed to successfully run the program.  Experience is not necessary.  Background check and certification are REQUIRED.  The organization will train coaches.  All coaches for both football and cheerleading must have background checks and certifications in order to coach.  Coaches can also register in Community Pass. 

The Recreation Department will follow all protective measures consistent with the current COVID 19 guidelines as directed by the CDC, state and local health departments.  The Township of Montclair cannot guarantee that a communicable disease from a virus, including COVID-19, will not be present should you choose to participate in a sport or other activity or make use of any Township facility.  Facial coverings are required when social distancing cannot be maintained effectively.

www.montclairbulldogs.com

 

Programs sponsored by Montclair recreation: 

 

Us sports institute: 

FALL SPORTS - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN, REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE! Sale now on for our Fall Sports Programs run by USA Sport Group, use code FALLSALE2022 from now until August 10. Click to view all the classes on offer: https://usasportgroup.com/orgs/575-Montclair-Recreation

 

Montclair United Soccer 

Fall Recreation is open!

The first games of the season will be played on Saturday, September 24, 2022. All games are scheduled for Saturdays. There are 9 consecutive weeks in the season, with the last games being played on November 19th. There will be no make up games for games cancelled due to weather, field conditions, or public health issues. Game schedules are not usually published until just before the start of the season and are dependent on field availability and the number of teams in a division. Game schedules will be posted on line as soon as they are finalized. In the fall, boy's teams will be scheduled to play from the morning to early afternoon on Saturdays, girl's teams will be scheduled to play from about noon to early evening on Saturdays. The older COED division games are usually played in the afternoon to evening. All games are approximately 55 minutes long from start to finish. 
 
Kinder Kickers and Little Strikers meet once a week on Saturdays only beginning on September 24th.  Kinder Kickers and Little Strikers will play at Nishuane School Field.
 
 
Registration fees are non refundable.

www.montclairsoccer.com 

 

Baseball/Softball 

FALL 2022 IN-HOUSE FALL BASEBALL LEAGUE

Welcome to the Fall 2022 In-house Fall Baseball League Registration with Montclair Baseball and Softball Club!

Instead of fielding travel baseball teams at the 7U and 8U levels, we've created our own in-house Fall league.

The league will be geared towards players born 5/1/13 thru 4/30/15.  We will create four evenly skilled teams with 12 to 13 players each.  There will be umpires, kids pitching, base stealing, uniforms, standings and a championship game.

Each team will practice one day during the week and play games on Sunday mornings

The season will begin the week of Sept 5th and run thru the end of October.

Cost will be $205.


If any parent/caregivers are looking to volunteer to coach, please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

This registration session will allow you to sign consents, complete contact information and submit payment.  To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from 
Montclair Baseball and Softball Club.

T -Ball

We are happy to announce our continued partnership with the Montclair YMCA for our T-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball programs.  Making a positive impact on Montclair since 1891, the YMCA has a legacy of running quality youth programs across our community.  The YMCA staff will be leading all the on-field instruction and games this Fall.

T-Ball is an introduction to baseball geared for our youngest players (primarily Pre-K & Kindergarten). The sessions are developmental and it is required that parents/caregivers stay at the sessions to oversee their child(ren).

Parent/caregiver volunteers are encouraged, no prior baseball experience is necessary.

Families will be able to request other families they would like to be paired with to create player pods.  We will do our best to accommodate all requests.  Shirts and hats will be distributed to all players.

T-Ball will be an eight week program running September 10th thru October 29th.  Sessions will run on Saturdays from 9:00 to 10AM at Edgemont Park in Montclair.

Cost is $150.00 per player

WELCOME TO THE FALL 2022 ROOKIE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION WITH MONTCLAIR BASEBALL SOFTBALL CLUB!

Rookie Softball is an introduction to softball geared for our younger players (primarily 1st & 2nd graders). 

This introductory program instructs players on the basic fundamentals of softball through drills and simulated gameplay. 

Parent/caregiver volunteers are welcome, no prior softball experience is necessary.

Rookie Softball will be an eight week program September 11th thru October 30th.  Sessions will run on Sunday's from 3:00 to 4:30PM at Edgemont Park in Montclair.  Shirts will be distributed to all players.

Cost is $150.00 per player

Registration is for Montclair Residents or those attending Montclair Schools only



Cost is $150.00 per player

Upcoming activities :

Girls Volleyball grades 7/8 (September)

Skills & Drills basketball boys/girls grades 2-5 (October)

Suburban Basketball/PAL (Recreation travel) boys/girls grades 5-8 (October) 

Wresting grades 3-8 (October) 

Fencing grades 6-8 (September) 

Montclair Recreation Department 205 Claremont Avenue, 973-509-4915