Teen Programs

Teen & Adult Introduction to Karate & Self-Defense Class

An introduction to the martial arts curriculum with a focus on educating and training you in the many types of martial arts. You will begin with a physical training regime of different methods of martial arts movements. You will develop concentration, self-esteem, confidence, physical fitness and self-defense techniques. You will receive hands on martial arts training in a controlled environment with the goal of safe but effective training practices. 

The student will develop hand and foot movement skill sets of Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu, Shaolin 5 animal system and Kenpo movements. You will be introduced to traditional martial arts weapons training applications and the self-defense applications against being attacked from the same type of weapon. You will be trained in · Kicks Strikes Blocks Self-Defense Techniques Self-Defense from Grabs · Weapon Defense Kata Theories and Concepts · Stretching & Warm up Drills Flexibility Strength Training 

  • DATE: Sept. 13—Oct. 6, 2022 (4 weeks-8 classes) 
  • DAYS: Tuesdays & Thursdays TIMES: 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
  • AGES: 13 and up 
  • COST: $165.00 per person 
  • SITE: Kevin Bliss Defense Center, 25 Mohawk Dr., Leominster 

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Teen Sports, Games, and More!

CALLING ALL TEENS! Show us your skills as we play sports and backyard games at Barrett Park. Corn hole, can ham, dodgeball, and more will be played for 5 weeks beginning on October 4th. 

Participants should bring water, and pizza will be provided!

  • DATES: October 4 - November 1, 2022
  • DAYS: Tuesdays
  • TIME: 4 - 5:15 p.m.
  • GRADES: 6 - 8
  • COST: $25 per participant
  • SITE: Leominster Recreation Department, 40 Barrett Parkway, Leominster

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Leominster Teens Leading the Way!

Come join the Leominster Recreation Department for a 6-week Emerging Leader program for students in grades 6 - 8! This program will focus on developing leadership skills through fun activities, entertaining guest speakers, and real-world learning through team building opportunities. The program will meet on Thursdays at Barrett Park beginning on October 13th.

Participants should dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Food will be provided each week.

  • DATES: October 13 - November 17, 2022
  • DAYS: Thursdays
  • TIME: 4 -6:00 p.m.
  • GRADES: 6 - 8
  • COST: $40 per participant
  • SITE: Leominster Recreation Department, 40 Barrett Parkway, Leominster

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Teen Ropes Adventure

  • DATE: October 19, 2022
  • TIME: 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • GRADES: 6 - 8
  • COST: $30 per participant
  • SITE: Boundless Adventures - 154 River Road West, Berlin, MA 01503

All participants must bring gloves and complete a waiver. Gloves can be gardening gloves. or baseball batting gloves. Winter gloves or mittens are not allowed.

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Teen History Exploration

  • DATE: Friday, November 25, 2022
  • TIME: 12 - 4:00 p.m.
  • GRADES: 6 - 8
  • COST: $40 per participant
  • SITE: American Heritage Museum - 568 Mains St. Hudson, MA 01749.

Transportation provided and bus departs from and returns to Barrett Park.

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Boys Teen Basketball League

The Teen Basketball league is designed for players in grades 9-12. You do not need to be a basketball star to play. All High School team players are ineligible to play in this league. At least four teams are needed to run this program. Player and spectator conduct policies have been implemented into this league. All participants must sign this policy during registration. 

No registrations taken at the draft!

  • GRADES: 9-12 
  • COST: $80.00 per person 
  • GAMES/PRACTICES: Games played on Mondays & Tuesdays at Frances Drake School 
  • MANDATORY DRAFT: Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 at the Frances Drake School Gym.
  • DEADLINE TO REGISTER: January 6, 2023 unless we have reached our maximum numbers. 

Register online.