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Shinkyudo Karate Adult Classes
by Joe Edwards 
Karate classes provide exploration and experience in the martial arts. The martial arts offer a blend of benefit , including physical fitness, self-control, discipline, self-confidence, and self-defense.

  • Register ONLINE!
  • Code: KAR + number of corresponding monthExample: KAR9 = September, KAR10 = October
  • Dates: Year-round with monthly sign-up
  • Day/Time: Mondays/Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: The W, Aerobics Room
  • Fee: $35/month, (Payable at beginning of each month’s session)
  • Enrollment: Minimum 6, Maximum 30
  • Contact: Joe Edwards at319-235-8084  or Shinkyudokarate@outlook.com
  • Learn more at www.newoldwaykarate.com.

Men’s Basketball League
This league filled last year so sign up early. The regular season will be followed by a seeded tournament. T-shirts are given to the winning teams.

Adult Volleyball League
Co-ed 6-on-6 league. T-shirts are given to the league champions.

Doubles Pickleball League
T-shirts will given to the league champions, determined by pool play and a tournament. Any combination of doubles is allowed.

Self-Defense Training for Girls and Women
Participants must be at least 16.
This course was developed for women and will be taught in two two-hour sessions. You will learn simple, effective skills that may help you prevent and/or survive an assault. Participants will learn awareness, assertiveness, mind-set, safety strategies, and how to use simple, effective techniques to vulnerable areas of the body. The class will be taught by Frank Martinez, a Shinkyudo Karate Association Inc.-certified black belt karate instructor. No prerequisite training required. This is a great refresher for those with experience. Wear comfortable clothes and socks — no shoes on mats.

Community Health and Wellness FairSponsored by The W and Waverly Health Center

  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 9-11 a.m.
  • Location: The W
  • Fee: FREE

Summer Yard Games
Learn how to play yard games to keep away summer boredrom. Participants will learn official rules and how to play games like corn hole, ladder, KanJam, Spikeball, and more.

Dates: June 7-18
Days: M/W/F
10-12 years: 8:30-9:20 a.m. 
    Code: CP1
    Cost: $35
7-9 years: 9:30-10 a.m.
    Code: CP2
    Cost: $30
Location: The W
Registration deadeline: Friday, June 4

Football 101
This is a great chance to learn basic skills, team fundamentals, and other football concepts. In this noncontact clinic, participants will have a ton of fun, learn from Wartburg football players, and get ready for the NFL Flag and tackle football seasons.

Dates: June 7-18
Days: M-Th
10-12 years: 12:30-1:20 p.m. 
    Code: FB1
    Cost: $40
8-10 years: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Code: FB2
    Cost: $40
6-8  years: 2:30-3 p.m.
    Code: FB3
    Cost: $30
Location: The W
Registration deadeline: Friday, June 4

Pee Wee Soccer
Younger participants learn the fundamentals and skills of the game, with an emphasis on skill development, games, and fun.

Dates: June 7-18
Days: M/W/F
4-6 years: 8:30-9:20 a.m. 
    Code: S4
    Cost: $35
Location: Wartburg football field
Registration deadeline: Friday, June 4

Soccer
This clinic will build skills in ball handling and dribbling, soccer fundamentasl, teamwork, and fair play. Boys and girls are invited to join the fun. This class fills quickly, so be sure to register early!

Dates: June 7-18
Days: M-Th
7-9 years: 9:30-10:20 a.m. 
    Code: S1
    Cost: $40
10-12 years: 10:30-11:20 a.m.
    Code: S2
    Cost: $40
Location: The W
Registration deadeline: Friday, June 4

Tumbling
This is a great program for kids who might one day be interested in gymnastics. It teaches basic tumbling movements and games incorporating those movements, as well as use of the balance beam.

Dates: June 8-24
Days: T/Th
3-4 years: 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
    Code: BT1
    Cost: $25
4-6 years: 12:10-12:50 p.m.
    Code: BT2
    Cost: $30
6-8  years: 1-1:40 p.m.
    Code: BT3
    Cost: $30
Location: The W
Registration deadeline: Friday, June 4

The W Shinkyudo Karate Kids’ Classes
Joe Edwards, instructor
The martial arts offer a blend of benefits, including physical fitness, awareness, self-control, discipline, self-confidence, and self-defense. The classes are available to children age 6 or older.

  • Register ONLINE!
  • Code: KAR + number of corresponding monthExample: KAR9 = September, KAR10 = October
  • Day/Time: Monday/Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $30/month payable at beginning of each month’s session
  • Dates: Year-round with monthly sign-up
  • Place: The W, Aerobics Room
  • Enrollment: Minimum 6, maximum 20
  • Contact: Joe Edwards at 319-235-8084 or Shinkyudokarate@outlook.com
  • Learn more at www.newoldwaykarate.com

NFL Flag FootballThe program is an instructional league that teaches the basic fundamentals of flag football through team practices and games. The style of play is a 5-on-5 format, and teams will have distinct NFL uniforms. Participants will be required to wear mouth guards. Fee includes jersey and flags. Parent volunteer coaches needed and desired. Please contact us at 352-8307 or ryan.doty@wartburg.edu if interested.

  • Deadline: TBD
  • Dates: TBD
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 *(Grades based on 2020-21 school year) *Structure subject to change based on rosters
  • Codes: NFL1, NFL2, NFL3, NFL4, NFL5, NFL6 
  • Location: Practice at multiple locations and games will be played at multiple locations, including Walston-Hoover Stadium at Wartburg College
  • Fee: TBD
  • Enrollment: variable

NOTE: You will need the specific code when registering for a program. The codes are listed under each title in the dropdown menus above.

Reduced Program Fees

Families or members of families are eligible for reduced program fees if they are currently receiving food stamps. Youth are eligible for reduced fees if they receive reduced-price or free hot lunches through the school lunch program. Participants may recieve half off community recreation programs after verification of assistance is submitted. Some program exclusions may apply.

Participants will need to provide verification of assistance. Due to privacy laws, The W does not verify assistance with schools or federal/state agencies. A letter is mailed or emailed to each family receiving free or reduced lunches at the beginning of each school year. A copy of this letter may be submitted to qualify for the reduced fee. Other proof of assistance, including a food stamp letter of eligibility,  may be submitted to qualify for the reduced fees. For more information, please call 319-352-8716. 

Outdoor Explorers

To learn more about activities or to register for any Outdoor Explorers events, please go to the Bremer County Conservation Board website. Outdoor Explorer field trips include Heery Woods, Twin Ponds, and Rockford Fossil Park. Bremer County Conservation naturalists will lead all groups. You can download a registration form/liability waiver from the website.