Lakewood Township Recreation Department – 2018 Indoor Winter Recreation Programs Begin Jan. 22

Posted on January 15, 2018 By

Have fun and stay fit this winter with the Lakewood Recreation Department’s 2018 winter recreation programs, scheduled from January 22 to March 23.  

Indoor Soccer Instructional League, a program for boys and girls, with no try-outs, is designed for everyone to play and learn the basics of soccer. Co-ed soccer instruction for children ages 4-6 is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; children ages 7-8 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and children ages 9-11 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Players are asked to bring a personal soccer ball to practice.

The soccer program, for all age groups, will be in the Ella G. Clarke School gymnasium, 455 Manetta Avenue, Lakewood, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, beginning January 22 through February 2. However, from February 5 to March 23 the soccer program for all age groups will move to the Lakewood Middle School, 755 Somerset Avenue.

The cost is $10.00 for all participants. Preregister on January 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ella G. Clarke School.

Free Instructional Field Hockey, open to all girls ages 6-13, beginning January 23 to March 20, will take place at Ella G. Clarke Elementary School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday nights. Participants will learn the fundamentals of field hockey and grasp proper techniques of stick holding, dribbling, passing.

The Lakewood/Manchester Little League instruction for baseball and softball covers the fundamentals, including the proper techniques of batting, catching, throwing and pitching. Little League instruction is open to all boys and girls, ages 4 to 16; and girls softball is for ages 7 to 16.  Pre-registration is January 17 AND 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Ella G. Clarke School. Contact Rich at (732) 779-3022 or e-mail for more information.

Lakewood residents in grades 9 and up are invited to participate in Adult Open Gym, including basketball, volleyball, and indoor walking track, and weight room in the Lakewood High School gymnasium, 855 Somerset Avenue, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Monday, January 22 to March 21. The sign-in fee is $2:00 per session.

Instruction is free but participants must supply their own materials for adult jewelry making, crocheting and arts & crafts at the Lakewood Community Center, Fourth Street. Instruction includes Jewelry Making, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Crochet, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Crafts on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Programs may be cancelled because of inclement weather, holidays, school building use or school construction.  Listen to WOBM for cancellations. For more information, call the Lakewood Recreation office at 732-905-3405 or visit