Youth Recreation Programs

  • Andover Rec Basketball League
    This town-wide basketball league is open to children who live or attend school in Andover.
  • Bradford Ski & Snowboard Club
    Ski Bradford, in conjunction with Andover Rec, offers a popular six week after-school ski and snowboard program for Andover students entering grades 3-8. This program runs early January through mid-February. Details and registration information will be available in the Rec Fall Booklet and online at
  • SNL Co-Ed Flag Football League
    This co-ed recreational flag football league is open to children who wish to learn fundamentals, skills, and enjoyment of football without the contact. This fun, recreational program is open to all skill levels and will enhance understanding, build on skill work, work on positioning, specific ball handling, passing & receiving, running, and emphasize FUN! Children will be placed on teams based on age with grades K-1 and grades 2-3 playing together. Each team will meet once a week on Saturdays at Recreation Park and partake in a team practice immediately followed by a game. Games will begin Saturday, September 20 and run for seven weeks. This program will run over Columbus Day Weekend.
  • Elementary Cheerleading
    Elementary school children will learn the fundamentals of cheerleading including motions, jumps, cheers, and dance, as well as participate in basic stunting and tumbling too!
  • REC Golf School
    This program is for beginner through advanced golfers. Golfers will be grouped by age and ability. Morning sessions are held at Sarkisian Driving Range. Full day golfers are then bussed to Tewksbury Country Club to play 9 holes of golf. Appropriate dress is required. Bring a snack and beverage. Full day participants, also bring a lunch. Golf clubs will be provided; however, participants can bring their own clubs if they choose. Thursday will be used as a rain date. For weather related cancellations, call Sarkisian after 8:30 am at 978-688-5522.
  • Sportacular
    (Grades K-5) This program caters to kids who are on the move! Join us during February vacation for a fun filled morning of gym games, arts & crafts, and outside play. Sign up by the day or for the whole week.
  • Tennis Academy
    Ages 6-14 All aspects of the game are taught, including fore and backhand, serve, volley, game strategy, and scoring. The Academy is divided by individual’s ability and includes contests and competitions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own racquet; however, racquets will be available. Bring a water bottle. T-shirt is included.
  • Pee Wee Tennis Academy
    Ages 4-6 An age-appropriate tennis program that introduces your child to the sport by using fun games and contests. Basic fundamentals will be explored with a child to staff ratio of 5:1. Racquets are available; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own along with a water bottle. T-shirt is included.
  • Warrior Track Clinic
    Learn the fundamentals of running track & field events! Some of the skills that will be taught are hurdles, sprints, relays, discus throwing, and long jump. A track meet will be held the last day of the program.
  • Fishing Workshop
    (Ages 7-14) We will provide a fishing rod, bait, and some learn-to-fish instructions followed by casting practice and a healthy dose of fishing. Novice anglers are welcome. Parents are encouraged to stay and help bait the line!
  • Hype Basketball Clinic
    Co-ed, Ages 6-12 Join us for the Summer Basketball Clinic under the direction of Guy Robinson of HYPE Basketball Academy! HYPE is committed to educating youth with the proper skills and training to become a more effective and productive basketball player. The clinic will work on passing, rebounding, dribbling, defense, shooting, sportsmanship, teamwork, conditioning, fundamentals, and more!
  • Mass Gold Volleyball 3 Day Clinic
    Co-ed, Entering grades 1-6 Players will learn the basics of volleyball in this energetic and fun-filled three day clinic. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting, and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to early-intermediate player and will incorporate life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Please note your T-shirt size during registration.
  • UK Elite Soccer School
    (Ages 5-12) This soccer program is designed to cater to each player’s individual development, with planned progression throughout the week. Excellent player/coach ratio for the program. Tuition includes a, t-shirt, and an end of the week award. All participants should bring a water bottle. Full day bring a lunch. (**Program was formerly named John Smith Soccer**)
  • Andover Soccer Clinic
    (Ages 5-14) Come participate, with friends and a great staff, in fun-filled soccer activities that will improve your skills and your love of the game! Participants will be grouped by age, gender, and ability. Please bring water, a soccer ball, shin pads, sneakers, and sunscreen.
  • Warrior Girls Soccer Academy Preseason Clinic
    Girls, Entering Grades 9-12 This preseason clinic prepares female high school soccer players for the start of the upcoming fall season. Players will focus on technical skill, team tactics, and preparation fitness.
  • Warrior Boys Soccer School
    Boys, Entering Grades 8-12 Here is your chance to check your fitness level, sharpen your technical ball skills, perfect your goalkeeping skills, and play small and full side matches. Please bring water, a soccer ball, shin pads, cleats, and bug spray.
  • Viking Ninja Warrior - NEW!
    Viking Ninja Warrior is where Boot Camp meets Ninja Warrior. In this program, kids engage in a variety of activities that improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and agility. Each day, kids engage in a specific set of exercises that will help them tackle the Viking Warrior Ninja obstacle course at the conclusion of each class. We incorporate many different obstacles including boxes, hurdles, balance beams, gates, ladders, slack lines, and more. We even use at 42 foot long 12 foot high inflatable obstacle course! Most importantly, we make fitness fun by having supportive coaches who engage the participants ensuring everyone stays on task and improves. All participants will receive a Viking t-Shirt and trophy.
  • Goals for Girls Soccer Academy
    (Ages 6-14 & incoming HS Freshman) This soccer program is designed specifically for girls. Each day athletes will develop technical and tactical skills through well organized training sessions, small-sided games, and individual goal setting. The last hour of each day is “Game Time!”
  • Ballet & Tap
    (Ages 3-5 & 6-7 & 8-12) The first twenty minutes is devoted to basic ballet, body movements, and body positions; the second half includes introduction to tap dancing. Class is geared towards individual’s ability. Wear leotard and tights. Students must buy their own tap and ballet shoes which can be purchased at local dance stores.
  • Baby Ballet
    (Ages 20 months-3 years) This dance class for toddlers is designed to give even the youngest dancers the opportunity to experience the “joy of dance and movement.” Dance basics and techniques are taught in a shortened, age appropriate manner. Dancers should wear leotard, tights, and comfortable shoes of their choice.
  • Viking Basketball
    (Grades K-2) At Viking Basketball, we teach athletes all the skills required to become the next LeBron James. Our coaches will teach both basic and advanced techniques that are important on both sides of the ball. The skills include, but are not limited to, dribbling, shooting, passing, defensive positioning and more. The coaches will also teach the athletes different plays and different defensive strategies. At our Basketball program, we will also play a variety of games including Knockout, Dynasty, Steal the Cookies, and more. All Viking Basketball programs conclude with the Viking Final Four! All participants will receive a Viking t-shirt and trophy.
  • Kid's Karate
    (Ages 8-12) Learn practical self-defense and develop mental awareness and self-confidence. Increase your coordination and flexibility through physical conditioning while having fun. This traditional Okinawan karate program is nationally affiliated through the SKKAA.
  • Developmental Tennis
    (Ages 7-12) Classes are divided by ability, and instructors teach basic stroke patterns and strategies of play. Scoring, proper court positioning, and etiquette are also covered. Bring a racquet.
  • Swimming Lessons
    Swim classes, beginner through advanced, are offered. Children will be tested the first day of class and grouped according to ability. All swimmers must complete all of the Red Cross requirements before they may advance to the next level. Call the Pond at 978-749-9423 if weather is questionable. Registrations for lessons are not accepted at the pond.
  • Spring Lacrosse League
    (Ages 5-8) This league is open to boys and girls, with focus on skill improvement and recreational play. REC will place players on teams. All equipment is provided.
  • Performance Dance
    (Ages 8-12) This class is for dancers that have performed in a minimum of three DCS class performances. Students will have the opportunity to experience contemporary/ modern jazz dance as well as smaller group, duet, and trio choreography. To qualify for this class, dancers must also be registered for class #370 or #371.
  • Baton Twirling
    (Ages 5-12) Class will cover baton twirling basics with an emphasis on fun and learning. Students will develop coordination and rhythmic skills through twirling basics such as rolls, twirls, and basic marching and maneuvering techniques. Majorettes may order batons at first class.