Recreation Commission: (603) 887-5773
Corinna L. Reishus
84 Chester Street
Chester, NH 03036
Office Hours: Monday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Town of Chester Recreation Commission Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 PM
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BASKETBALL IS OPEN TO ALL CHESTER GIRLS AND BOYS GRADES K–8. Chester Recreation is dedicated to offering aspiring athletes an opportunity to expand their lives through the game of basketball. Chester Recreation is focused on empowering you at-risk with the ability to make positive decisions both on and off the court by enhancing individual strengths while placing extreme emphasis on the necessity of teamwork.
BASKETBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULES WILL BE POSTED ON RECREATION FACEBOOK PAGE
The Chester Basketball Program is open to all Chester girls and boys K to 8. The basketball program will begin with evaluations / team practices in November with pre-season practices for upper divisions to begin mid-October. Practice schedules for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 will be determined by mid-October.
Part of the success of this program has been due to the parents and community volunteering as coaches, referees, score book keepers and scoreboard operators. Please consider volunteering your time to help the children of Chester as they learn important life skills through sports. If you are interested in coming back as a coach or would like to volunteer this year please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Grades K – 2: This is a co-ed instructional program on Saturdays at the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR). Players will learn basketball fundamentals and teamwork by taking part in fun drills and games.
Grades 3 and 4: This is a team-based program with separate teams for boys and girls. This division continues to be an instructional program and will participate in the Lamprey River Basketball League with games against surrounding communities beginning in January. Home games will be scheduled on Saturdays and away games will be held on Saturdays and an occasional Sunday at various southern New Hampshire towns.
Grades 5 through 8: This is a team-based program with separate teams for boys and girls. There are two age groups – grades 5/6 and 7/8 . These teams will be participating in the Lamprey River Basketball League with games against other southern New Hampshire teams ranging from neighboring Candia and Raymond to teams from the seacoast. Home games are usually held on Saturdays at Chester Academy and away games will be either Saturday or Sunday at various southern New Hampshire towns.
Registration and Fees: The registration fee is $65.00. Multi-child discounts are $65.00 for 1-2 children and $60.00 for 3+ children.
Futsal is Back ! Sundays from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in the MPR. Six week session starts November 13 and ends December 18. The registration fee is $30.00. Coed Futsal is open to Boys and Girls in Grades 6-8.
Futsal is a game played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football due to the surface of the field. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.
Pickup Basketball – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM
Pickup Volleyball – Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
All Chester Recreation pickup games are Coed 18+
and free to join! Registration is required prior to play.
Yoga Fall II Session
Our Fall II session begins Thursday, November 3 and runs until Thursday, December 22 and includes the following classes:
Monday, 5:00-6:15 p.m. Yoga for Physical Fitness **
Monday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Kripalu Yoga for All levels
Thursday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Gentle/Moderate Kripalu Yoga
Saturday, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Kripalu Yoga for All Levels
There is no class on Thursday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Gentle/Moderate Kripalu Yoga is for those who enjoy building postures from the ground up. Poses will be explored with guidance and modifications. Students use postures, breath-work, and relaxation to quiet the mind, stretch and tone the body, and move the inner self towards stillness.
Kripalu Yoga for All Levels includes gentle warm-ups and leads to asana, in which students move from posture to posture in a flow-like sequence.
Yoga for Physical Fitness ** is designed for experienced yoga students. Stability balls, dumbbells and low-impact cardio exercises are used in conjunction with traditional poses to fatigue the muscles and facilitate deeper stretching and toning.
Fees per person are: 6 classes $50; 7 classes $60; 10 classes $80; 14+ classes $90. Since registration is based on the number of classes one is interested in attending (rather than a particular day/time), classes can be attended any given day. Missed classes cannot be carried over into the next session. Classes can be attended on a walk-in basis for $10.
DISCOUNTS: If more than one member of the same household registers for a session, a 20% discount off the combined registration payment applies! Also, many students find that participation in a yoga program is reimbursed by their health insurance companies; check out your policy!
Direct questions to Rhonda Woodward, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, (email@example.com) or to Corinna Reishus, Coordinator of Chester Recreation (887-5773). Sign up online at chesternh.org (find Recreation Commission page, then follow the Blue Sombrero link.) Classes take place in the Activities Room of the “pink” building to the right of the Chester Police Department on Chester Street.
Senior Wellness Program
Free to Seniors – Location is in the MPR at Chester Town Hall
The Chester Recreation Department in conjunction with KC Pilates & Fitness offers a Senior Exercise Class. This class is taught by Kim Cremin, Exercise Physiologist and owner of KC Pilates & Fitness. The class is a simple and safe, evidence-based physical activity program designed to enhance health outcomes for high-risk and diverse adults age 60+.
Exercises are performed using resistance bands, dumbbells, fitness circles and chairs. The participants in this class have seen significant improvements in balance, strength and flexibility.
The goal of Healthy Moves is to help older adults maximize their independence by building strength, increasing flexibility, and help to reduce the risk of falls.
Where: The Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) at 84 Chester Street
When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Cost: FREE to Chester residents*. Registration and physician’s clearance must be completed before attending.
*This class is financed through private donations and town funding.
Join Kim every Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. If you have questions or wish to register you can contact Kim directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at (603) 303-4061, or call the Chester Recreation Department at (603) 887-5773.
PICKLEBALL IN CHESTER
Location: Upper Basketball Court in front of Town Soccer field
Tuesdays 10:00am -12:00pm ( we will add additional time if needed)
Contact Eric Brander at email@example.com or 603-490-1891 to learn how to play !
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net.
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