Youth basketball is in full swing with 5 teams representing Newfield in the IAC Youth Basketball League. Coaches Rick Pawlewicz and Scott Jackson lead two 3rd/4th grade teams; Coaches Nate Humble and Steve Labarge, the 5th grade boys; and Matt Schwoeble, the 6th boys. On the girls side is Kevin Goodwin’s 5th graders. Other schools in the league are Newark Valley, Tioga, Spencer, Candor, and Immaculate Conception of Ithaca. Additional games have been scheduled or already played versus Odessa and Waverly. The league plays through the first weekend of February and concludes with age level tournaments for the remainder of the month. Newfield will be hosting the 5th grade Boys and Girls Tournaments on Saturday, Feb. 15. Our two remaining home dates are Saturday, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1st. Besides the teams, the recreation youth cheerleaders are on the floor and in the stands leading cheers. Please join the teams and our many volunteers as we cheer on our kids. (special thanks to those volunteering to referee and Shannon LaBarge and her concession volunteers)
The 3/4 League tournament is now underway and will conclude with an all day event at Newark Valley High School starting at 8 AM. In the opening round on Thursday, 2/6, Newfield White Defeated Newark Valley 37 – 25. They will next face Immaculate Conception in an 8 AM game. Newfield Green played Spencer black at Spencer Middle School where they won a well earned, hard fought victory 18 – 14. Their next game will be at 11:45 AM with opponent to be announced. What a great start for our teams, coaches and families.
The Girls and boys 5th grade tournament begins on Saturday Feb. 15, starting at 8 am in the lower and upper elementary gyms. In the afternoon games will shift to the upper and HS gyms concluding with championship games around 5 pm. Preliminary games for the Girls and Boys brackets will be played at 6:15 on Thursday, Feb. 13. The tournament schedule will be posted here by Monday Feb. 10.
Newfield Youth Cheerleaders in addition to performing at games will be entering the Elmira College Winter Cheerleading Challenge on February 22nd, at the Murray Athletic Center , “The Domes” in Horseheads. If you want to see the future of cheering in our area, don’t miss this!
The new “Kid” on the block is winter indoor soccer which began this past Sunday, Jan. 19th, and will continue through Sunday March 16th. Participants join on a pay as you play basis with individuals paying $2 or families paying $3 for each weekend’s play. Informal games are played in the High School Gym where ages, genders and skills mix for a good time. Sneakers are required, shinguards recommended. Balls and goals are provided.
- pre K – grade 2 1:30 – 2:25 pm
- 3 – 5 2:30 – 3:25 pm
- 6 and older (up through adults!) 3:30 – 4:25
As in all programs, this is a community program and home schoolers are welcome.
Adult wellness programs continue with open basketball in the HS Gym on Thursday evenings starting at 8 pm. Tai Chi, a program of the Taoist Society of Ithaca, is on Mondays and Wednesdays in the elementary school beginning at 4:45 pm. Yoga Dance with Deb DeLorenzo is also weekly on Tuesdays in the elementary school at 5 pm.
Summer Day Camp: It’s Time to think ahead and we’ll soon open our applications for the 2014 Summer Day Camp. “Check in” in February for details.
More information on all these programs and answers to any recreation questions concerning our community may be found in our online catalog, link below, or by contacting the Recreation Department.
Welcome to the Town of Newfield Recreation Department. We offer a variety of recreation opportunities for the community, and we are always looking to expand and improve our offerings.
Almost all of our recreation programs are held on Newfield Central School District grounds or inside the school’s facilities. Without the support from the school district many of our programs would not be possible.
In any community, communication is key. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any ideas, questions or concerns by using the contact information at the bottom of this page.
Our department thrives on community support. Support comes in multiple forms: grants, fundraising efforts, donations, as well as volunteering. Volunteers make our recreation department happen, and we are always looking for new volunteers to help with rec programs.
From 2010-2012, total recreation department expenses have been reduced by 28%. For the 2012 Budget, the portion of the Recreation Department budget supported by town taxes comprised of 1.9% of the town’s total tax levy. We are looking to decrease that number again for 2013. Despite budget reductions, we have been able to increase recreation program offerings in in this time span.
How to Register:
For youth sports programs, we hold sign-up nights a few weeks before the program starts at the Newfield Town Hall. We accept applications at Town Hall anytime leading up to the sign up. Applications will be accepted after the sign-up nights with a $5 late fee, all the way through the first week of the program. In our guide each activity has a sign up time listed.
Unfortunately, we do not have a way to sign up electronically. There is a copy of our registration form on the back of our Newfield Recreation Catalog.
Newfield Recreation Department Mission:
The Newfield Recreation Department enhances the quality of life in Newfield, NY by advocating for the recreation and leisure needs of the community, providing a year-round offering of inclusive and sustainable program opportunities, and promoting social, mental, and physical well-being in a manner that emphasizes cooperative community spirit and fun.
Reid Hoskins, Recreation Director
Sierra Yaple, Coordinator
607 564-9811 or 607 220-3461 Recreation@newfieldny.org