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

  • Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 31-Jan. 16 (No games Nov. 21 and Dec. 26)
  • Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Code: MBL1
  • Deadline: Friday, Oct. 26
  • Location: W-SR Middle School
  • Fee: $120

Shinkyudo Karate Adult Classes
by Frank Martinez
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 month
    Example: 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: $30/month, (Payable at beginning of each month’s session)
  • Enrollment: Minimum 6, Maximum 30
  • Contact: Frank Martinez at 319-352-9038 or Martinez@newoldwaykarate.com
  • Learn more at www.newoldwaykarate.com.

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

  • Dates: Play begins week of Jan. 14, ends early March or after tournament play is completed
  • Time: Schedule own weekly match
  • Code: PB1
  • Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 9
  • Location: The W, Hoover Fieldhouse and Racquetball Courts
  • Fee: $30 per team

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

  • Dates: Fridays, Nov. 9-Feb. 8 (No games Nov. 23, Dec. 21, 28) *Some Sunday play may be necessary, depending on availability of facilities.
  • Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Code: AVL1
  • Deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 7
  • Location: W-SR Middle School
  • Fee: $90 Doubles
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NFL Flag Football
The NFL flag football program is growing and expanding! The prowwgram 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: Wednesday, Aug. 1, to ensure NFL jersey and flags (deadline may change based on NFL requirements)
  • Dates: Aug 27-Oct. 13 (Practice and competition schedule will be communicated with each participant prior to Aug. 27.)
  • Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 *(Grades based on 2018-19 school year) *Structure subject to change based on rosters
  • Codes: NFL1, NFL2, NFL3, NFL4, NFL5, NFL6 (Codes based on 2018-19 school grade)
  • Location: Practice at multiple locations and games will be played at multiple locations, including Walston-Hoover Stadium at Wartburg College
  • Fee: $65
  • Enrollment: variable

Self-Defense for Girls and Women
This course was developed for women and will be taught in two two-hour sessions. Learn simple, effective skills that may help you prevent or survive an assault. Participants will learn awareness, assertiveness, 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, and assistant instructor Megan Yasuda. Wear comfortable clothes and socks. No shoes on mats.

  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Dates: Mondays, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22
  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Code: SDG2
  • Deadline: Sunday, Oct 7
  • Location: Walker Wrestling Room, The W
  • Enrollment: Minimum 4, Maximum 15
  • Fee: $25

Basketball Clinic
This clinic teaches young children the basic skills and concepts of basketball. Clinic teachers, normally Wartburg basketball players, will give kids a great opportunity to learn and advance their knowledge and skills. It is a great program for the young basketball player regardless of their previous experience.

  • Date: Saturdays, Oct. 6, 13, Nov. 3, 10
  • 4-5 years: 8:30-9 a.m., Code: BB1, Fee: $22
  • 5-7 years: 9:15-10 a.m., Code: BB2, Fee: $28
  • 7-9 years: 10:15-11:15 a.m., Code: BB3, Fee: $32
  • Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 17
  • Location: The W
  • Enrollment: Minimum 8, Maximum 20

Baby Sitter Training Class
Sponsored by Covenant Medical Center Women’s Center Participants will learn to perform basic child care skills such as diapering and feeding, how to handle bedtime and discipline issues, plus care for common injuries and emergencies such as choking, burns, cuts, and bee stings. All materials will be provided.

  • Session 1: Saturday, Nov. 10, Code: BTC1
  • Session 2: Saturday, April 6, Code: BTC2
  • Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Lunch is available for purchase at the Zesty Orange or you can bring your own food and beverages.)
  • Age: 11 and older
  • Location: The W, Large Conference Room
  • Enrollment: Minimum 7, Maximum 15
  • Fee: $60

Rock Climbing Program
Participants will learn the fundamentals all the way up to advanced climbing techniques. It is a great way to exercise, learn a new skill, and have fun. *No gear needed

  • Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 3, 10, Dec. 1
  • Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 31
  • Location: The W rock climbing wall
  • Enrollment: Minimum 3, Maximum 12

PeeWee Climbing (4-6 year olds)

  • Time: 8:30-9:15 a.m.
  • Code: PWC1
  • Fee: $26

Basic Climbing (6-12 year olds)

  • Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Code: BC1
  • Fee: $30

Tumbling
This class teaches basic tumbling movements and games incorporating those movements, as well as use of the balance beam and other equipment. The class is taught by instructors with experience in gymnastics.

  • Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 2
  • 3-4 years: 8:30-9 a.m., Code: BT1, Fee: $25
  • 4-6 years: 9:15-10 a.m., Code: BT2, Fee: $28
  • 6-8 years: 10:15-11 a.m., Code: BT3, Fee: $28
  • Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 9
  • Location: The W
  • Enrollment: Minimum 4, Maximum 15

Basketball Shooting Clinic
This program introduces children to the art of shooting a basketball. Players will be trained in the basics and advance through the many ways to shoot and score.

  • Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 2
  • 10-12 years: 8:30-9:15 a.m., Code: BSC1
  • 7-9 years: 9:30-10:15 a.m., Code: BSC2
  • Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 9
  • Location: The W (site subject to change)
  • Enrollment: Minimum 8, Maximum 20
  • Fee: $28

Indoor Soccer
Boys and girls will enjoy playing indoor soccer in this program typically taught by Wartburg soccer players. Emphasis is on motor-skill development, encouraging team play, sportsmanship, and learning basic soccer rules. This program fills up fast so sign up early!

  • Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 2
  • 8-10 years: 8:30-9:20 a.m., Code: IS1
  • 6-8 years: 9:30-10:20 a.m., Code: IS2
  • 4-6 years: 10:30-11:20 a.m., Code: IS3
  • Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 9
  • Location: Carey School (site subject to change)
  • Enrollment: Minimum 6, Maximum 15
  • Fee: $32

Early Out and No-School Days in Waverly
The W will open the fieldhouse from 2 to 3 p.m. for W-SR students 12 and older on planned no-school and early dismissal days as well as for official school weather cancellations during the fall and winter. The pool will open at 3 p.m. on planned no-school and early dismissal days and for official school weather cancellations from Oct. 29-Dec. 14, and Jan. 7-March 29. Cost is $5 for guests.

Fun Zone/Fun Zone Friday
Preschool-aged children are invited to The W every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 -11 a.m., from the last week of October through the end of March for Fun Zone. Two fieldhouse courts will be transformed into an indoor park where kids can run, play, and burn off energy. The program is free for members and $1 for nonmember children. Adults are free. In addition, one Friday a month The W will host Fun Zone Friday in the pool from 10 to 11 a.m., for just $2 for nonmembers. Pool days will be Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, and March 29.

Start Smart Sports Development Program
Is your child ready for sports? Start Smart will help children prepare for organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Start Smart is an instructional program during which a parent/ guardian works together with his or her child to learn the basic motor skills necessary for sports participation. Parent-child groups will rotate through various motorskill stations like throwing, catching, and kicking. This is a great program to introduce different sports to your child. Sports skills introduced include baseball/softball, basketball, golf, volleyball, soccer, and many more!

  • Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 26-Feb. 16
  • 2-3 years: 9-9:45 a.m., Code: SS1
  • 4-5 years: 10-10:45 a.m., Code: SS2
  • Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 23
  • Location: The W (site subject to change)
  • Enrollment: Minimum 4, Maximum 10
  • Fee: $28

Golf Clinic
This program, taught by Wartburg golfers, introduces kids to golf and develops the skills of more experienced golfers. Participants will utilize the indoor golf space at The W, learning basic swing and putting skills along with other golf fundamentals. Kids can bring their own clubs or use clubs provided by The W. Number of participants is limited, and the program filled up last year!

  • Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 9-23
  • 6-7 years: 9-9:45 a.m., Code: G1, Fee: $25
  • 8-9 years: 10-11 a.m., Code: G2, Fee: $30
  • 10-11 years: 11 a.m.-noon, Code: G3, Fee: $30
  • Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 6
  • Location: The W
  • Enrollment: Minimum 4, Maximum 12

Volleyball Clinic
Sponsored by the Wartburg College Volleyball Team This class will introduce volleyball fundamentals and skills. It will focus on individual player development, including passing, serving, hitting, and defense. Participants also will play some 3-on-3, 4-on-4, and 6-on6 games. Players will be trained by current Wartburg volleyball athletes and have a chance to attend a Wartburg College spring volleyball practice.

  • Dates: Saturdays, March 16-30
  • 7-9 years: 8-9 a.m., Code: VB1, Fee: $25
  • 10-12 years: 9-10 a.m., Code: VB2, Fee: $25
  • Deadline: Wednesday, March 13
  • Location: The W (site subject to change)
  • Enrollment: Minimum 6, Maximum 20

The W Shinkyudo Karate Kids’ Classes
Frank Martinez, 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 month
    Example: 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: Frank Martinez at 319-352-9038 or Martinez@newoldwaykarate.com
  • Learn more at www.newoldwaykarate.com

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.