Programs conducted for the youth of the community provide healthful activities for the youngsters and give them the opportunity to develop healthy relationships with each other. During the year a wide variety of programs are offered. The following is a list of programs conducted during the year with a brief description of each.
We have three leagues for boys and one for girls. A ten game schedule is played in each league, with play beginning in early December.
Boys 7 to 14 years old participate and over 40 boys are placed on 4 teams. Games are played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
This program is run as a clinic where fundamentals are taught. At the conclusion of the clinic, teams are formed and games are played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
This is a fall program which consists of boys ages 7 to 15 playing football on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school.
Fundamental skills are stressed in a 2 week clinic where boys are then placed on 4 teams which play a six game schedule.
This program is conducted for boys and girls throughout the year, during the months of September thru December and April thru June.
Arts & Crafts
Arts and Crafts are held thoughout the year and it is also a favorite Day Camp activity. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday.
Olympic Weight Training
Weight lifting classes for boys 14 and up are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. This program is held from October thru December and boys are instructed in safety and proper training techniques.
Universal Weight Training
This universal apparatus enables the Civic Center to offer a more diversified weight program. This program is offered throughout the year for men and women, boys and girls.
Classes are held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for girls and boys from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Over 100 molds are available for use.
Leagues are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings for boys ages 12 – 14 and 15 – 18 respectively. The Pee Wee league is held on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 7 – 11.
The Civic Center has 7 pool tables, 2 ping pong tables, 2 foosball tables, a bumper pool table, a dome hockey table and an air hockey table. Tournaments are held throughout the year in 3 age groups: 7 – 11, 12 – 14 and 15 – 18.
Movies are shown on Thursday and Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday afternoon.
These activities are offered to boys and girls ages 7 – 13, which include: Dodgeball, Kickball, Whiffleball, Musical Games and many others.
Chess, Checkers, Monopoly, Bingo and many other games are offered to all ages.
The Watervliet Civic Center has a state of the art computer room, which is available to all members. All of the computers have internet access and members can work on their homework and school assignments, search the web and other areas of interest.
Most of the programs are offered each year at the Watervliet Civic Center. In addition to these programs, the Civic Center is a meeting place for various community organizations.
Tournaments in Ping Pong, Bumper Pool, Pool 2-On-2 Basketball and Foosball are conducted throughout the year.