Ellington Recreation Department Program Guide
March 2022 Edition
As we look forward to the warmer months ahead, I want to take a moment to reflect on the culmination of our winter activities and take a moment to thank the generous community support we have received yet again. We had over 500 Ellington children playing basketball in our gymnasiums this winter ranging in age from the youngest of age four to the oldest of age 18. None of it would be possible if it weren't for our nearly 100 volunteer coaches and team managers some of whom coached without even having their own child on a team, and while there are too many to list individually, I want the collective of our volunteer community to know that their efforts are greatly appreciated. Finally, I'd like to acknowledge the efforts of our boys 6th grade travel team and our girls 7/8 grade travel team for overcoming the myriad of challenges associated with COVID-19 and athletics and earning first place in their respective divisions. As always please take a look through our program offerings for the month of March and beyond, and please contact our department if you have any questions, or suggestions on activities you would like to see in upcoming iterations.

Dustin Huguenin
Ellington Recreation Director
Boys 6th Grade Champions
Girls 7/8 Grade Champions
Ellington Basketball 2022 Sponsors
Please join us in thanking and supporting our generous sponsors!

KG Roofing, Dzen Garden Market, Evaristo Insurance, H&D Welding, Bolles Brothers, American Karate, Dunkin' (Melissa & Brian Machado), CD Builders,
Kar Kare Carstar, and Gayton Painting
Youth Programs
Lacrosse Intro Clinic
Our fun clinic is designed to introduce our young athletes to lacrosse. Basic fundamentals of throwing, catching, cradling and shooting will be covered. All equipment is provided.

Ellington Spring Youth Soccer

Register your child today to play the worlds most popular game this Spring! Both clinics and league play are available for any child aged 4 - 14. Registration closes on Monday, March 14 so don't delay!


Jukido has blended techniques from jujitsu, judo, aikido and karate. Jukido is perfect for children ages 5 and over. Our program is led by the experienced and knowledgeable Jacob Ward and begins March 6.
Tiny Tot Art Explorers
A 4-week program designed especially for 1 & 2 year olds. Come explore texture, color and have fun with friends. Session starts on Monday, April 18 at the Hall Memorial Library. Space is limited so act fast!
Instructional T-Ball (ages 4&5)

This program covers the fundamentals of baseball and softball on Saturday mornings from May 7 - June 11.
Registration closes April 15.
Tiny Tot Soccer (ages 2&3)

This six week program serves as a fun introduction to soccer! Emphasis will be placed on maximizing touches, increasing ball control and dribbling.
NJD Elite Soccer Training

Training for players 8-11 or 12-15 years of age who are looking for elite training. Emphasis is on ball skills, speed, strength, and endurance.
NJD Spring Break Soccer Camp
For players aged 4-15 and coached by Nick Desrocher, who is currently attending the University of Hartford. He has played soccer for 15 years which includes the Ellington High School varsity team and CT Celtic FC. Check out NJDsoccer.com for more info.
Adult Programs
Men's Informal Basketball

This basketball program is open to Ellington residents ages 30 and up. The program meets on Monday evenings at Windermere School from March 14 - June 6. Registration required before attending.
Adult Volleyball

Kid's don't need to have all of the fun! Register for our ongoing adult open play volleyball program! The program meets Wednesday nights at Ellington Middle School. Registration can be completed online or in person.
Adult Pick-Up Indoor Soccer

Lace up your shoes and play some fun, non-competitive indoor soccer at the High School gymnasium Sundays from 9:00AM - 10:30AM throughout the Winter months. Registration can be completed online or in person.
Adult Indoor Pickleball

Play one of the countries fastest growing adult activities in your own backyard. Pick-up Pickleball is now offered on Tuesday nights at Crystal Lake Elementary School. Registration can be completed online or in person.

Join one of the best programs our department has to offer. Our charismatic Zumba instructor offers this activity Tuesday & Thursday nights at the Ellington Senior Center. Stop in to register on site!
Ellington's Ultimate Summer Camp
Registration for our very popular summer day camp program will be opening soon! Camp will occur from June 27 thru August 19 at Windermere Elementary School. Full information will be posted as the summer draws nearer.
Please visit the websites below for information on other Ellington Youth Sports Programs
Ellington Recreation Department I Website I 860-870-3118