GEAR Soccer Survey

GEAR’s first soccer season ended yesterday on a beautiful day. Thanks so much to all the children and parents who participated! And special thanks to our coaches and referees for volunteering their time to help the kids improve. It seemed to be a great learning experience and hopefully lots of fun!

Since this was our first year doing soccer, no doubt there are ways we can improve. We welcome your feedback in the poll below. If your child didn’t play this year but might want to play next year, feel free to vote as well! There is also a spot in the poll where you can write in suggestions.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks again for a great season, and we hope to do it again next year!


Heroes in a Half Shell


On Saturday, October 11th, GEAR will host Funky Munky Wrestling at the Elizabeth Municipal Building, 310 West St. This family-friendly show will feature several wrestlers from Elizabeth. We want to welcome them to our newly renovated gym with a sold-out crowd. Advance tickets for $10 can be purchased in Elizabeth at Galena State Bank, Apple River State Bank, The Clothes Bin, E-Town, and Three Sisters Sweet Shoppe. Tickets purchased the night of the event are $12. Ages four and under are free. Doors will open at 5:00 PM for concessions and raffle tickets, and the wrestling will start at 6:05 PM. GEAR will raffle off a 48” TV and several other prizes. All proceeds help fund youth sports, make improvements to the gym, and expand our activities. Put Elizabeth in GEAR by joining us for this great event, and bring your family and friends! Find out more at

Youth Volleyball!

G.E.A.R. Volleyball

Who: Girls in grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th

What: Indoor Volleyball

When: Games will be held on Saturdays starting November 1st, 2014. The season is six weeks long.

Where: Games will be held at Galena Middle School Gym. Practices will be scheduled by your team coach. Practices will be held in the Hanover Township Gym (old school).

Price: Approx.$35.75 per person ($150.00 per team entrance fee and $17.00 per shirt)

            For example: If we have 8 girls on each team, $150.00 divided by 8=$18.75+$17.00=$35.75

            Price adjustments may be made after the teams are assembled due to team numbers.

  • Volunteer coaches are vital, please volunteer!
  • Knee pads and indoor gym shoes must be worn at all practices and games to ensure full participation!
  • Please give a completed registration form and a check, payable to G.E.A.R., for $35.75 to your child’s classroom teacher by 10-7-14. In the memo section of the check write: youth girls volleyball.
  • Unfortunately. no late entries will be accepted.

CLICK HERE for more information and registration forms you can print!