Spring Soccer Registration

It’s time to sign up for GEAR soccer! Practices and games will be Sunday afternoons from April 8th to May 20th. Registration is open to youth in grades K-5th. To register, click on the link below, print the forms, and send money and forms to Mr. Knauer by March 16th. Thank you for supporting GEAR!

Soccer Spring 2018

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GEAR Fall Soccer

GEAR Fall Soccer is open to youth in the River Ridge school district who are currently in grades K thru 5th. Practices and games will be Sunday afternoons in September and October at the Hanover Park District field. These will be cancelled if there is heavy rain. Kids will need to bring their own shin guards and a water bottle. Soccer cleats are optional; tennis shoes are fine.

Cost of registration is $15 per child. Money is due with registration forms, and checks can be made payable to GEAR. Please return forms and money together in an envelope to River Ridge, ATTN: Elementary Office, Soccer. The registration deadline is September 1st. Late registrations will not be guaranteed a spot on the team. If you have questions, or if you would like to volunteer to help, contact Deb Boden at 773-677-9078, or via email at dshski@yahoo.com. All coaches will need to be approved by the GEAR Board via background checks.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORMS:  Fall Soccer 2017

Tentative schedule (subject to change):

Sunday afternoons at Hanover soccer fields
K-2nd: 2:00 to 3:00 PM
3rd-5th: 3:00 to 4:00 PM

Practices: September 10, 17, 24
Games: October 1, 15, 22

Please note: There is no game on October 8. October 29 might be used for a make-up game. Final details will be emailed to parents in early September. If you do not have access to email, please list on the registration form the best way to contact you. Thank you for supporting GEAR!

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups

GEAR Fall Soccer is open to youth in the River Ridge school district who are currently in grades K thru 5th. Practices and games will be Sunday afternoons in September and October. We try to always be at the Hanover Park District field, but if it rains, we can practice inside the gym at the Elizabeth Municipal Building. Kids will need to get their own shin guards if they don’t have a pair already. Soccer shoes (or tennis shoes) are fine for outdoors, but clean gym shoes will be required for any gym practices.

Cost of registration is $15 per child. Money is due with registration forms, and checks can be made payable to GEAR. Please return forms and money together in an envelope to River Ridge, ATTN: Mr. Knauer, Soccer. Registration deadline is August 29th. Late registrations will not be guaranteed a spot on the team.

Tentative schedule (subject to change):

Sunday afternoons at Hanover soccer fields

K-2nd: 2:00 to 3:00 PM
3rd-5th: 3:00 to 4:00 PM

Practices: September 11, 18, 25
Games: October 2, 16, 23
Please note: No game on October 9. October 30 might be used for a make-up game.

CLICK THE LINK TO PRINT OFF SOCCER FORMS:  Fall Soccer 2016

Baseball, Softball, Soccer Sign-Ups

It’s time to register your child or children for spring baseball, softball, and soccer! To download the PDF forms, please click on the links below. When sending in forms to Mr. Knauer at school, please keep baseball/softball papers in separate envelopes from soccer papers, with separate checks in each envelope. That way we can easily organize the different sports. Registration deadline is March 11th. Thank you!

Reg. Forms Baseball-Softball

Spring Soccer 2016

Spring Soccer Schedule

GEAR Soccer starts TODAY! The Hanover field is still too muddy, so today’s practice will be in the Elizabeth Municipal Gym (formerly Highland West). Hopefully conditions will be good enough to play at the Hanover field next Sunday. K-2nd will practice from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, and 3rd-5th will practice from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Please make sure your child has shin guards and clean gym shoes. We should have t-shirts by the second practice. Here is the schedule for the 2015 spring season (always 2:00 pm for younger kids, 3:00 pm for older kids, unless noted otherwise):

March 22nd—practice (Elizabeth gym)
March 29th—practice (Hanover field?)
April 5th—NO practice, Easter Sunday
April 12th—practice (Hanover field?)
April 19th—game at Hanover
April 25th (Saturday, 10:00 AM)—game at Stockton, only for grades 3rd-5th
April 26th—game at Hanover, 2:00 pm, only for grades K-2nd
May 3rd—game at Hanover, 2:00 younger kids, 3:00 older kids (older kids will play Stockton)

May 17th is a possibility if we need to reschedule a game. I probably wouldn’t schedule anything May 10th because of Mother’s Day.

Sign-Ups!

GEAR is offering more opportunities than ever for youth this spring and summer! Registrations for baseball, softball, and soccer will take place the next two Saturday mornings (Feb. 14 and 21) in both Elizabeth and Hanover Gyms from 9:00-12:00. Forms can be filled out then or returned to Mr. Knauer at school. All forms and money are due by March 13th. Soccer season will start in late March, softball in early May, and baseball in late May. If you can’t make it to sign-ups, just print off the forms (see links below) and send them in to school by March 13th.

Also, we’re trying something brand new:  Youth Dance! But we need your feedback so we know how many classes to offer. If you’re interested, please print the survey below and return it to Mr. Knauer by March 1st for consideration. Thank you!

Dance Survey

Soccer Forms

Baseball/Softball Forms

GEAR Youth Basketball Schedules

3rd & 4th Grade Boys

January 17       8:30-9:30 in Elizabeth

January 24       8:30-9:30 in Elizabeth

January 31       8:30-9:30 in Elizabeth

February 7       8:30-9:30 in Elizabeth

February 14     8:30-9:30 in Elizabeth

February 21     8:30-9:30 in Elizabeth

February 28     8:30-9:30 in Elizabeth / Picture Day and Snack Day

3rd & 4th Grade Girls

January 17       8:00-9:00 in Hanover

January 24       8:00-9:00 in Hanover

January 31       8:00-9:00 in Hanover

February 7       8:00-9:00 in Hanover

February 14     8:00-9:00 in Hanover

February 21     8:00-9:00 in Hanover

February 28     8:30-9:30 in Elizabeth / Picture Day and Snack Day

1st & 2nd Grade

January 17       9:45-10:45 in Elizabeth

January 24       9:45-10:45 in Elizabeth

January 31       9:45-10:45 in Elizabeth

February 7       9:45-10:45 in Elizabeth

February 14     9:45-10:45 in Elizabeth

February 21     9:45-10:45 in Elizabeth

February 28     9:45-10:45 in Elizabeth/ Picture Day and Snack Day

Pre-K/Kindergarten

January 17       11:00-noon in Elizabeth

January 24       11:00-noon in Elizabeth

January 31       11:00-noon in Elizabeth

February 7       11:00-noon in Elizabeth

February 14     11:00-noon in Elizabeth

February 21     11:00-noon in Elizabeth

February 28     11:00-noon in Elizabeth/ Picture Day and Snack Day

Alumni Day!

We hope you’ll join us for the first annual River Ridge Alumni Day next Saturday, January 3rd, at GEAR’s gym in the Elizabeth Municipal Building. We’ll have concessions available throughout the day. Here is the schedule of basketball games starting in the morning and extending into the evening:

10:30-11:30: 5th/6th Grade Girls
11:45-12:45: 5th/6th Grade Boys
1:00-2:00: 3rd/4th Grade Boys
2:15-3:15: 3rd/4th Grade Girls
3:30-4:30: 7th/8th Grade Girls
4:45-5:45: 7th/8th Grade Boys
6:00-7:15: Women’s Adult Game
7:30-8:45: Men’s Adult Game

Players get in free, but everyone else pays at the gate, $5 for adults and $3 for students. A great deal for a full day of basketball! OR you can sign up to work a shift (money-taker, concession worker, ref, or scoreboard worker) and thus get in FREE. If you’d like to volunteer to work, please contact Jeremy Knauer: jknauer(AT)riverridge210(DOT)org.

Thank you for helping us put Elizabeth in GEAR! Hope to see you next Saturday!

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!