CONWAY — After a successful summer program, the Conway Parks and Recreation Department plans to continue that positive momentum with a full fall program. The in-person programs are scheduled to start during the week of September 14.

Programs include biddy soccer (grade K-2); intramural soccer (grade 3/4 & 5/6); field hockey (grade 3-6); a new cross-country running program (grade 3-6); and a flag football skills and drills program (grade 2-4).

“All of the programs will have a new look this year as we will be following all guidelines set forth by the State of New Hampshire due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Michael Lane, assistant recreation director for the Conway Parks and Recreation Department on Wednesday. “Programs are being designed for smaller group play. Things are subject to change based on participation numbers.”

This fall, there will not be a rec bus offered from Pine Tree School to the rec department in Conway Village.

Lane said department is “adjusting start times to help parents transport participants to and from each program.”

All participants will receive an e-mail on Friday, Sept. 11 with the guidelines for their specific program. To register for the below programs you must be a resident of Conway or Albany. Interested participants should go to conwayrec.com to register. If you have any questions, please contact the rec office at (603) 901-1139.

Biddy soccer

This popular program will take place on Saturday mornings beginning on Sept. 19. This five-week, 30-minute program will introduce the game of soccer to children in grades K-2. There will be multiple sessions, beginning at 9 a.m., followed by 9:45, 10:30, and 11:15 a.m. sessions with a limit of 10 participants per session.

Included with your registration fee, each participant will receive their own soccer ball for the session to bring to and from the program to work on basic skills. There is limited space for this program so be sure to register right away. The registration fee is $15 and the deadline is Thursday, Sept. 10.

Field hockey

This program is for girls in grades 3-6. All participants must be registered by Thursday, Sept, 10. Field hockey will take place for third- and fourth-graders on Mondays and fifth- and sixth-graders on Wednesdays. This program will begin on Monday, Sept. 14 for the third- and fourth-graders and Wednesday, Sept. 16 for the fifth- and sixth-graders.

This program will run for five weeks and conclude on Oct. 16. The estimated time for sessions is 4:15-5:15 p.m. Participants need field hockey goggles, a stick and shin pads. If you have trouble purchasing these items please reach out to the office. The cost is $15 which includes a T-shirt.

Intramural soccer

This soccer program is for boys and girls in grades 3-6. All participants must be registered by Thursday, Sept. 10. Players will be separated into teams of eight or nine players to allow for 7 v 7 play.

This program will take place Tuesday and Thursdays, times will vary based on teams and number of participants. The program will start at 4:15 p.m. each day. Participants need to have soccer shin pads and cleats are recommended. The program will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and will run for five weeks. The cost is $15 which includes a T-shirt.

Cross-country running

New this year, the department will offer a cross-country running program. This program will utilize the trail system next to the Swift River across the railroad tracks on the campus of Kennett Middle School. This program will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 4:15-5:15 p.m.

This program is open to children in grades 3-6. The cost is $15. Participants only need sneakers to participate. The program will run for five weeks beginning on Sept. 16.

Flag football skills and drills

The department is offering flag football skills and drills for children in grades 2-4 on Mondays from 5:30-6:15 p.m. beginning on Monday, Sept. 14 and running for four weeks, concluding on Oct. 5.

This program is limited to 10 participants (if this program is popular, officials may open it up to a second session). Children must be registered by Thursday, Sept. 10. The cost is $10.

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