Softball/Baseball Registration

Forms for this summer’s baseball and softball can be picked up at either Elizabeth or Hanover Gyms during youth basketball or printed off and returned to Mr. Knauer at River Ridge.

Sign-Ups for Spring Sports

Registration has begun for GEAR’s spring sports! Click below to print forms. Please return forms and checks (made out to GEAR) to Mr. Knauer at River Ridge by March 10. If you are registering your child for more than one sport, please send forms/checks in separate envelopes so we can stay organized. Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support of GEAR!

Soccer forms:  spring-soccer-2017

Baseball & softball forms:  2017-baseball-softball

Latest Dance Info!

Dance camp JPG

To register your child for Diva Pop Star Dance Camp, please download, print, and send in these two pages: DIVA POP STAR Dance Camp reg form and liability

MORE Dance News!

Stockton Dance Center (SDC) is changing gears and has a new name, Elizabeth Dance Center (EDC), along with a new teacher, Liz Walker.

Elizabeth Dance Center at Elizabeth Community Building, Tuesday nights
Owner/Teacher, Liz Walker: 815-541-2974,
Offering Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Ballet

With classes about to wrap up this Spring, Fall Registration has begun. Sign your student(s) up sooner than later, as classes fill up quickly!

To register your child for Fall Dance classes, please download, print, and send in these forms: Fall Dance forms


Chili Cook-Off

Jug’s 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off

All donations will go to G.E.A.R.

Date: Sun Feb 14
Place: Jug’s Main Street Tap

$20 to enter a chili. Each chili entry will receive 1 free raffle ticket. Please call Jug’s (815-858-3333) and pre-register your chili. We are taking the first 25 entries only.

Chili needs to arrive at 11:30 am. Tasting and judging starts at 12:30 pm, with final judging at 4 pm. All donating patrons will be judges. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place chili wins prizes.

Raffle Grand Prize: 50” Emerson LED TV. Plus many other raffle prizes (you do not need to be present to win). Tickets: 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and silent auction. Raffle tickets will be sold ahead of time and on the day of judging.

Thank you for your continued support!


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

Christmas Gift Idea!

Dance lessons are a great gift to give a child, whether it’s your child, grandchild or a neighbor or friend.
Stockton Dance Center, in conjunction with GEAR, teaches classes at the Elizabeth Community Building. A new session begins Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
Classes are $40 per 6 week session for a 45 minute dance class (tap & jazz) & $30 per 6 week session for 30 minute hip hop classes.
This is a great time to register! Ages 5 & up.
For more information, contact Mary Berryhill 815-947-3063.

River Ridge Alumni Day

River Ridge Alumni Day

When: Saturday, January 2nd at the Elizabeth Municipal Gym (former River Ridge High School Gym)

Who: Open to any graduates of River Ridge High School, Elizabeth High School, or Hanover High School

Times will be announced in December on our facebook page and here on our website. Alumni games will start at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 depending on numbers of alumni signing up

Cost:  $10 per player (this will include t-shirt and your admission into day’s event)

Please click here to print off form. Send form and check (made out to GEAR) to Jeremy Knauer, 113 West Catlin Street, Elizabeth, Il 61028

All forms must be returned by December 13th! Thank you for supporting GEAR!

GEAR Soccer Registration

GEAR Soccer is open to youth in the River Ridge school district who are currently in grades K through 5th. Practices and scrimmages will be the following Sunday afternoons: Sept. 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, 18th, 25th. We’ll play in the field behind the Hanover Township Park District building.

Soccer league goals are to teach skills, work as a team, and have fun. Spectators, parents, coaches, and players are to exhibit good sportsmanship at all times. Use of profanity or unsportsmanlike language will not be tolerated. Rough play will result in loss of possession for the team.

Cost is $15. If you have multiple children playing soccer, each child receives a $5 discount. Kids will need to get their own shin guards if they don’t have a pair already. 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 31st.

CLICK HERE to print copies of soccer registration forms!