Community Programs

Birthday Parties | Swim Lessons | Sports Squirts

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We are now hosting children’s pool birthday parties at the Student Recreation Center! You bring the food, decorations, and music and we’ll provide 2 lifeguards, the party room, the pool toys and 2 staff members to help facilitate pool games! All children must be 5 years or older in order to swim, regardless of if they are accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 may attend, but are not permitted in the pool area. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Pricing
    • 1 hour of Pool Time, 1 hour of Party Time: $200.00 for up to 30 swimmers
    • Additional hour of Pool/Party Time: $115.00
    • A $50.00 damage deposit is required with each booking. Permitting there is no damage, the $50.00 will be returned after your party.

Parties are typically held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
During the Summer, parties are held at 3pm on Saturday or Sunday.
All parties are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, to reserve a date, or to set up a tour, please contact the Campus Recreation Aquatics Office at SRCAquatics@mail.montclair.edu

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Registration for Fall begins August 1st at Midnight. Space is limited, and registration fills quickly. We recommend registering online using MSUeConnect.com.

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FAQ

Group Lessons: The program is designed to make student placement more efficient, and to ensure each individual class is comprised of like-skilled participants. Parents will enroll their children into one of two Groups: ages 5 to 8, and 8 to 13. On the first day of lessons, the instructors will divide the entire class into individual groups. The youngest, beginner group will have a ratio of 1:3 (instructor to participants). More advanced groups will be 1:4 or 1:5. These individual groups will be divided based on skill, not age, so it is unlikely siblings will end up with the same instructor, although it is possible.

Private Lessons: A private lesson is typically one-on-one instruction that is scheduled according to your availability and the instructor's. Semi-private lessons, which are two students to one instructor, are also available. Three 30-minute lessons cost $105 and six 30-minutes lessons are $210. Three semi-private lessons are $150 and six semi-private lessons cost $255.

Registration:
  • Parents sign up for a time and fill out a waiver when signing up.
  • Register in the main office or over the phone (973)655-3340.
First day:
  • Check in at the front desk.
  • Drop participants off with instructor.
  • Instructors divide children into groups based on skill.

Parking Information: All guests of Montclair State University must pay for parking while on campus, and our courses have been reduced in cost to re flect this. All guests that do not have a Montclair State University parking permit may use any parking stall labeled "M" (for metered). Payment for parking can be done at the parking kiosk located near the handicapped parking stalls, or over the phone using the Pay By Phone system. If you plan on using the Pay by Phone system, it is recommended that you register in advance of your lessons, to expedite the parking process. You can register your car and credit card at https://paybyphone.com/registration/ and then call or use the Pay By Phone app to pay to park.

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Sports Squirts is a great way to introduce your child to exciting sports games. All of our programs listed below take place in safe, structured enviornments, where core components of the game are taught through a series of games and activities designed to capture the imagination of all players. Squirts will learn each game in a fun, positive, and supportive environment. Age appropriate equipment will be provided, but players may bring their own equipment.

Programs


SOCCER - PARENT & ME SQUIRTS (age 2 to 3): Parent & Me Soccer Squirts is a fun and positive introduction to soccer for young children with a helping hand from Mom or Dad! With a parent participating by their side, kids will have fun learning the fundamental skills of soccer through structured activities, fun based games, and scrimmages.

Montclair Online Squirts Schedule
Please visit USSportsInstitute.com, or call (732)563-2520.

FALL CLASSES
Dates: September 16 - October 28
Details: 7 weekly classes
Saturdays 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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SOCCER SQUIRTS (age 3 to 5): Soccer Squirts is your child's perfect introduction to the most popular sport in the world! Skills covered include dribbling, passing, shooting, stealing, and more. Each session is taught through structured activities, fun games, and scrimmages designed to ensure learning and most importantly: fun, fun, fun!

Montclair Online Squirts Schedule
Please visit USSportsInstitute.com, or call (732)563-2520.

FALL CLASSES
Dates: September 16 - October 28
Details:  7 weekly classes
Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 
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SOCCER - SENIOR SQUIRTS (age 5 to 7): Players learn the principles of attacking, defending and passing, and will be encouraged to apply these skills to game scenarios. All Senior Squirts curriculums create an environment which allows players to develop and progress within sport.

Montclair Online Senior Squirts Schedule
Visit USsportsInstitute.com or call 732-563-2520

FALL CLASSES
Dates:   September 16 - October 28
Details: 6 weekly classes

Girls
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Boys
Saturdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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FLAG FOOTBALL SQUIRTS (ages  4- 5) The perfect introduction to one of the nation's most popular sports. Skills covered include throwing, catching, deflagging, and more. Each session is taught through structured activities, fun games, and scrimmages and are designed to ensure learning and most importantly fun, fun fun!

Montclair Online Flag Football Schedule

Visit USsportsInstitute.com or call 732-563-2520

FALL CLASSES
Dates
: Sept 17 - Oct 29
Details: 7 weekly classes
Sundays 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

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FLAG FOOTBALL – Senior Squirts (ages 5 to 6): The perfect program for players graduating from Flag Football Squirts or for children looking for their first ever flag football experience. Focusing on developing an understanding of how to scrimmage, players will improve their skills in passing, receiving, and deflagging.

Montclair Online Flag Football Schedule
Visit USsportsInstitute.com or call 732-563-2520

FALL CAMP
Dates: 
Sept 17 - Oct 29
Details: 7 weekly classes
Sundays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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FLAG FOOTBALL – Boys (ages 7 to 8): Designed to introduce beginners and those with some experience to the fundamentals of flag football. Focusing on developing an understanding of how to scrimmage, players will improve their skills in passing, receiving, and deflagging. Our professional coaches will ensure the children are engaged in fun, inclusive activities that introduce them to the sport of flag football in a positive learning environment.

Montclair Online Flag Football Schedule
Visit USsportsInstitute.com or call 732-563-2520

FALL CAMP
Dates: 
Sept 17 - Oct 29
Details: 7 weekly classes
Sundays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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FLAG FOOTBALL – Girls (ages 7 to 8): Designed to introduce beginners and those with some experience to the fundamentals of flag football. Focusing on developing an understanding of how to scrimmage, players will improve their skills in passing, receiving, and deflagging. Our professional coaches will ensure the children are engaged in fun, inclusive activities that introduce them to the sport of flag football in a positive learning environment.

Montclair Online Flag Football Schedule
Visit USsportsInstitute.com or call 732-563-2520

FALL CAMP
Dates: 
Sept 17 - Oct 29
Details: 7 weekly classes
Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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T-BALL Squirts : Open to both boys and girls there's no better introduction to the sport of baseball or softball! Skills covered include hitting, throwing, catching, base running, fielding, and more. Each session is taught through structured activities, fun games, and scrimmages designed to ensure learning and most importantly: fun, fun, fun!

Montclair Online T- Ball Schedule
Visit USsportsInstitute.com or call 732-563-2520

FALL CAMP
Dates: 
Sept 17 - Oct 29
Details: 7 weekly classes

Ages 3 - 4
Sundays 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Ages 4 - 5
Sundays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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T-BALL Senior Squirts (ages 5 to 6): A great way to introduce your young slugger to this exciting game. Players will focus on learning the rules and developing their skills in hitting, throwing, base running and fielding. Each session, players will apply what they have learned into a T-Ball scrimmage. (Please note participants are required to provide their own glove for this program.)

Montclair Online T-Ball Schedule
Visit USsportsInstitute.com or call 732-563-2520

FALL CAMP
Dates: 
Sept 17 - Oct 29
Details: 7 weekly classes
Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Dates

Check out the Fall 2017 Sport Classes for dates and details. 

Make checks payable to: Montclair State University. Register in person at the Student Recreation Center, by phone at 973-655-3340, or online at MSUeConnect.com.

 

Arrival & Parking

Parents will be greeted by USSI staff upon arrival and organized pick up and drop off of children. Parents who wish to stay during the camp and watch their children may park in a metered parking spot located in Lot 20A. Meters may be paid by half hour or hour rates.

FAQs

Q: What sports are included in the Sports Squirts Camp?
A: Soccer, T-Ball, Basketball, Floor Hockey, and Parachute Games!

Q: Do I have to sign my child up for all four weeks or can I do just one?
A: No, you don't have to sign up for all four weeks. You can do all four or just one camp.
They are set up as seperate weeks to maintain flexibility.

Q: Is registration available online?
A: Yes! Please visit www.msueconnect.com to register online using a credit card.
The process is easy and takes only a few minutes.

Q: Can I stay and watch my child play?
A: Yes, parents are welcomed to stay through the classes,
but please be aware that parking is not free and you will be responsible for any parking costs.

Q: Where can I park my car?
A: There are metered spaces located outside the building in Lot20A. Meters can be paid by the half hour or hour rate.

Q: When will I get to meet the coaches?
A: You will meet your child's coaches the first day of the week.

Q: What steps are taken to ensure my child's safety?
A: Campers will be signed in and out of camp every day by the camp coordinator. Please be notified that camp coordinators must be aware of who is collecting your child at the end of the day. Children will be supervised at all times throughout the program.

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Provided by Montclair State University Department of Campus Recreation
Managed by US Sports Institute | Ages 2 - 6 Years old