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by Tracie ColamartinoAs the summer winds down, Rocklin Parks and Recreation is gearing up for fall. Youth sports are often the theme of September. Rocklin Flag Football, which starts September 7 and ends in early November, is always a favorite. Boys and girls in grades pre-K-12 compete in a non-contact, coed, five-on-five league; all participants receive an official Rocklin Flag Football reversible jersey. The Rocklin Basketball Association League, which offers an eight-game season under the direction of Full Court Founder Tony Vaughn, will commemorate their opening day on September 21. This year-round program is open to all youth in grades K-12. Another fall favorite, Spike the Rock
Volleyball—a six-week, action-packed instructional league—will begin September 29 and is open to children in grades 3-8. Practice is held once a week, with games on Sundays. The first annual Rocklin Back to School Triathlon, where Rocklin Unified School District students from all grades will run, swim and bike at Whitney High School, will take place September 21. Students can register individually or as a team. This fun event will promote a healthy and safe school; what’s more, proceeds will benefit Rocklin Unified School District schools.
The Itty Bitty Club will start two new classes the first week of September. Mommy & Me Play Group will give you and your little one a chance to develop new skills and interact with others, while having fun with crafts, activity stations, story time, music and movement. Pre-Preschool will offer fun and interaction, including playing, learning and growing together in a group setting.
Don’t let the kids have all of the fun—grownups can enjoy the cooler fall days and evenings, too! Seven-week adult basketball and volleyball leagues will be offered in mid-September, with play on Sunday evenings at local school gyms.
Now that the kids are back in school or have gone away to college, perhaps you’ve been thinking about volunteering your time. The City of Rocklin recently launched the Rocklin Cares volunteer program. Through the website rocklin.ca.us/volunteer, connect with service organizations, get involved, offer help, and even request help.
For more information about Rocklin’s special events, classes, programs, childcare and preschool, visit www.rocklin.ca.us/parksandrecreation or call Rocklin Parks and Recreation at 916-625-5200.