To the Residents of Hatfield:
The Recreation Committee is committed to providing high quality social, physical, intellectual and artistic activities, so that individuals experience positive leisure opportunities, to enhance the quality of life for the entire Hatfield community.
The Recreation Committee has worked collaboratively this past year with the Smith Academy Athletic Department to coordinate exciting events that our youth have participated in. In the fall, the Hatfield Recreation Committee had its first Hatfield Recreation Day in which soccer players and coaches built a float and marched in the Hatfield Homecoming Parade. The Recreation players then participated in a pre-game activity with members of the Varsity Soccer Team. This past basketball season, another Hatfield Recreation Day was held in which recreation players demonstrated their dribbling and shooting skills during halftime of a Junior Varsity Basketball game.
In the summer, the Recreation Committee hosted its first Falcons Summer Soccer Camp. Children in grades PreK through second attended a six-week soccer program, which focused on developing fundamental skills and knowledge of the game, while having fun. Soccer players from the Girls Varsity Team volunteered their time to assist during the camp.
The children’s summer camp was also very successful. Located behind the Elementary School, this exciting program featured an action packed daily schedule including sports, arts and crafts, cooperative games and a host of other fun activities. Each week’s activities and special events were created around a weekly theme. This structured program is the perfect setting for youth to enjoy opportunities for personal growth and building self-esteem and confidence, while challenging them to gain new skills.
The children of our community were provided with soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, skiing and skating programs. Our adults were provided with Yoga classes, which have been very popular. We will continue to explore new programs for both our youth and adults this coming year.
We would like to express sincere gratitude to all of the parents and volunteers for their time and energy throughout the year, which makes our programs rewarding to the youth of Hatfield.
John Smiarowski, Chairperson