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A new study published in The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine confirms that the more exercise a child gets, the more success he or she has in the classroom!
 

PT Deck Hockey - Ages 4-11

Have a blast learning hockey fundamentals. Learn forehand and backhand passing, trapping, stick handling, shooting, defending, and goal keeping. Play fun, low-competition games to learn team concepts. No equipment necessary. Fee includes t-shirt.

Instructor: Jump Start Sports
Location: Penn Township Municipal Park
Day & Time: 6-week session, Tuesdays, September 9-October 14, 6:00-7:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 25 participants

PT Lacrosse - Ages 5-11

Boys and girls learn to play the fastest growing sport in the US. Experienced coaches teach fundamentals including passing, catching, fielding ground balls, cradling, spacing, positioning and defense. Play fun games. Sticks provided. Fee includes t shirt.

Instructor: Jump Start Sports
Location: Penn Middle School
Day & Time: 6-week session, Wednesdays, September 3-October 8, 6:00-7:15 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 25 participants

Archery - Ages 10-16

Learn the basic skills required for this traditional sport. Proper technique will be taught as well as basic bow shooting and target skills. Equipment supplied.

Instructor: Trafford Sportsmanís Club
Location: Trafford Sportsmanís Club
Day & Time: 6-week session, Tuesdays, September 9-October 14, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $37
Limit: 16 participants

DIY Custom Nails - Ages 10-16

Learn simple tips, tricks, and secrets to nail art and be ready for any occasion. Start with basic French tip, learn how to get straight lines and dots, and formal designs. Learn galaxy nails and minnion nails! Materials provided. Free gift!

Instructor: Amber Greenlund
Location: Salon Taboo, 6518 Rte. 22, Delmont
Day & Time: One day, Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3:00-4:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $14, Non-residents $22
Limit: 12 participants

DIY Hair Styles - Ages 10-16

Learn these easy to do it yourself styles including pinning, curling, braiding and teasing. Learn the basics, then turn those into swirls, curls and fancy up-dos! Bring your curling iron or it will be provided. Free gift!

Instructor: Amber Greenlund
Location: Salon Taboo, 6518 Rte. 22, Delmont
Day & Time: One day, Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $19, Non-residents $27
Limit: 12 participants

Fight Like a Girl - Ages 10 & up

Think smarter and have the necessary skills and awareness to keep out of dangerous personal situations and to get away from an attacker.

Instructor: Cassandra Kintigh
Location #1: PTARC Shelley Proskin Recreation Center
Day & Time: First one-day session, Saturday, September 20, 10:00 am-12:00 noon OR
Location #2: Penn Township Municipal Building
Day & Time: Second one-day session: Saturday, November 15, 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $9, Non-residents $17
Limit: 20 participants per session

Beginner Karate/Self Defense - Ages 7 & up

Have fun while training in traditional Japanese martial art/self defense. Develop full body coordination and proper stretching techniques, and physically strengthen muscles. Discipline, manners, and respect attained. No uniform needed.

Instructor: Dustin Baldis, Owner
Location: PA Shotokan Karate Club, 129 Murrysville Road, Level Green
Day & Time: 4-week session, Mondays and Wednesdays, September 8-October 1, 6:30-7:15 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $54, Non-residents $64
Limit: 10 participants

PhotoCheer! - Ages 7-10

Show your spirit in this high energy class! Combination of jumps and chants, incorporating dance steps and choreography with basic cheers. Wear shorts and athletic shoes, and pull back long hair.

Instructor: Aubrey Frye
Location: Sunrise Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
Day & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-7:15 pm
                    First 6-week session: September 11-October 23 (cancelled 9/18) OR
                    Second 6-week session: October 30-December 11 (cancelled 11/27)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 20 participants per session

Girls on the Run - Grades 3-5

Recognize your inner strength! Make new friends, build confidence, and celebrate your unique self to navigate life experiences. Discuss your beliefs about your experiences and challenges. Physical activity inspires habits that lead to a lifetime of health. Non-competitive 5K event culminates the curriculum.

Instructor: Amanda Webb
Location: Level Green Elementary Park
Day & Time: 12-week session, Mondays and Thursdays, September 27-December 4, 3:45-5:15 pm (no 11/4, 11/27)
Fee: $160
Limit: 15 participants

Soccer - Ages 6-9

Have fun and learn the basics of soccer; dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, defending, and positioning. Low-key, non-competitive games to teach strategy as well. Fee includes t shirt.

Instructor: Jump Start Sports
Location: Penn Middle School
Day & Time: 6-week session, Mondays, September 8-October 13, 6:00-7:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 25 participants

PhotoTennis - Ages 5 & up

Beginning class for players who need to learn the four basic strokes and proper stance, grip, and position. Intermediate class for players who wish to refine their strokes while adding pace, spin, and control to shots. Please bring your own racquet.

Instructor: Tom Merchant
Location: Penn-Trafford High School Courts
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Tuesdays, September 16-October 9
                    6:00-6:45 pm Munchkin age 5-8 OR 7:00-8:00 pm Beginners ages 9 and up OR
                    Thursdays,
                    6:00-7:00 pm Intermediate age 9 & up OR 7:15-8:15 pm semi-private
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents age 5-8 $39, ages 9 and up $49, Non-residents age 5-8 $47, ages 9 and up $57
Limit: 12 participants per class

PhotoLego Minecraft & Star Wars - Ages 6-12

Come join us as we bring Minecraft & Star Wars to life using Lego bricks. Create your own world, including animals, creepers and your very own character! Materials provided to use during class.

Instructor: Snapology
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: 4-week session, Wednesdays, October 8-29
                    6:00-7:00 pm - Minecraft
                    7:30-8:30 pm - Star Wars
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $54, Non-residents $62
Limit: 20 participants

PhotoRecreational Volleyball - Ages 10-15

Learn the basics of volleyball including rules, positioning, setting and serving. Technique and strategy also taught. Wear tennis shoes and knee pads. Bring a water bottle.

Instructor: Paulo Ferreira
Location: Penn Middle School Gym
Day & Time: Fridays, 6:00-7:00 pm Beginners OR 7:00-9:00 pm Intermediate
                    First 6-week session: September 12-October 24 (cancelled10/17)
                    Second 6-week session: November 7-December 19 (cancelled 11/28)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 20 participants per class

Beginning Guitar - Ages 6-14

Students will learn the basics of guitar, how to read music, basic chords and improvisation. By the end of class, students will be able to play songs and jam with friends. Bring acoustic or electric guitar.

Instructor: Dante Romito & Drew Bentley
Location: Main Street Music, 327 Main St, Irwin
Day & Time: 6-week session, Tuesdays, October 7-November 11, 7:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52
Limit: 15 participants

Introduction to Speed-Agility-Explosive Power Training - Ages 8-14

This introduction will give each participant the understanding of speed off the mark! Multi-Sport Athletes will also gain increased lateral movement and explosive directional movement.

Instructor: Dustin Baldis - 2011 USA Olympic Committee-Developmental Coach of the Year
                Former clientele includes members of the NFL, NHL, Olympic and Collegiate athletes.
Location: 129 Murrysville Plaza, Level Green
Day & Time: Friday, September 12th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District resident $22, Non-residents $30
Limit: 10