Parks & Recreation Youth Programs Activities
OPEN GYM PICKUP BASKETBALL
Hello Brentwood Parents! Beginning this fall, we will be offering a weekly BRENTWOOD REC OPEN GYM for interested students of Swasey School. The basketball program during the 2021/2022 winter season was very successful and the Brentwood Rec Department would love to continue to grow interest in the game amongst the town's children.
During the months of September and October, we will have 4-6 nights of open gym basketball with the first night being Wednesday September 21. We will go from 6-7pm and there will be coaches present at the gym to organize drills and scrimmages. There will be a focus on skill building (dribbling, passing, defense, form shooting) during these open gyms, but the true #1 focus will be on having fun! Basketball is a great game to build teamwork and confidence amongst kids. We have the Swasey School gym available, so let's put it to good use!
- Dark & Light-colored shirts (for scrimmages)
Games are played at the Swasey Elementary Gym Court and volunteers are welcomed. There is no cost to sign up, but players still need to register with the Recreation Office. You can register through the Brentwood Recreation website or at the Recreation Office. Families can also register for pickup basketball at Swasey Gym on the first night of pickup basketball.
OPEN GYM IS ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH SAME START TIME
Pre K & Kindergarten: Practice/play as a group for one hour on Saturday mornings (Swasey). The first half practicing individual skills and basketball fundamentals. The second half a structured game with the hoops lowered. The goal is to introduce the game of basketball to young players, working on the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and playing together.
1st and 2nd graders: Play on coed teams. Practice/play for one hour Saturday mornings (Swasey) with an optional mid week practice. The first half of games will be set for practicing individual skills and basketball fundamentals. The second half a structured game with the hoops lowered. The goal is to introduce the game of basketball to young players, working on the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and playing together as a team. Coaches instruct players during games as well as practice time. Open gym night for additional playing time TBA
3rd-6th Grade Basketball
For the 2022-2023 basketball season grades 3rd-6th will be playing in the Stratham Recreation League. Travel might be required and games will be on Saturdays with one mid week practice.
7th-8th Grade Basketball
For the 2022-2023 basketball season grades 7th-8th will be playing in the Lamprey River League. Games take place on either Saturdays or Sundays with one mid week practice.
9th-12th Grade Basketball
For the first time ever the Lamprey River League will be introducing recreation basketball for players in grades 9th-12th!!! More information regarding setup, play, games, and practices to be announced at a later time. Please contact the Recreation Department with any questions.
***Brentwood Basketball is open to players who reside in the SAU 16 District***
Season runs approximately Dec. 1st through February 19th. Practices dates to be announced.
Registration cost: K-2nd ($50), 3rd-8th ($85), 9th-12th ($85)
(Families registering three or more players - first two children at regular fee, $20 for additional children...third child that receives discount must be in a lower, or equal, program than siblings)
** Additional $3 fee for online registration
Swasey gym blackout dates (no practices or games)- 12/5/22, 1/9/23, 2/6/23
Talbot gym blackout dates (no practices or games)- tba
TANG SOO DO CLASSES
Tang Soo Do is a Korean Martial Art comprised of both hard and soft techniques. It emphasizes whole body physical training. It’s beneficial for self-discipline, self-defense and health.
Classes are available Monday and Friday at the Brentwood Community Center.
Classes are taught by Retired Law Enforcement office Bob Meegan. He is currently a 4th degree Black Belt with the World Tang Soo Do Association and recently recognized by the association for his 35 years as an instructor.
Enrollment is continual,
so you may begin at any point.
Cost: $60/single/mo. $100/family/mo. (2 or more)