Fall programs at the Boys & Girls Club in Shelton

Fall basketball league

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley’s Raymond P. Lavietes Unit in Shelton has opened registration for its Fall Basketball League. Cost is $60 per player, and the registration deadline is Sept. 16, at 4 p.m.

Registration is all online at www.BGC-LNV.org.

Open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. Grades 3-4 are instructional drill clinics and include scrimmages. There are no player evaluations for Grades 3-4. Player evaluations for girls in grades 5-6 are Sept. 17 at 6:15 p.m.; for girls in grades 7-8 are Sept. 18 at 6:15 p.m. Player evaluations for boys in grades 5-6 are Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.; boys in grades 7-8 are Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

If your child misses the player evaluations, he or she will still be placed on a team; please wait for a phone call from  the coach. Schedules will be created after the player evaluations. It will be known on the first night of evaluations which group is playing on designated nights.

Parents who want to coach,  are asked to fill out the coach’s volunteer form on their website, or go online to www.BGC-LNV.org/Shelton Clubhouse and complete a registration form.

Contact Gary Kuhn, physical director, at 203-924-9329, GaryK@BGC-LNV.org.

Karate and more

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley’s Raymond P. Lavietes Unit in Shelton is offering children’s self defense karate and safety awareness classes through KidSafe Karate. Registration is on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9-11 am. Classes begin on Sept. 28. Call them for times.

Open to boys and girls ages 5-15. The program is designed to enhance self esteem, self discipline, and safety awareness. Students are placed into classes according to age and ability.

A black belt instructor teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques for self defense only. Self discipline and defense, rather than aggressiveness, are emphasized throughout the course.

Registration is $10, classes cost $8 per week. You may pay as you go, or pay in full and receive a discount of one free lesson. New students are accepted until the fourth week.

Uniforms are not required but are recommended and may be purchased at class for $30. KidSafe staff will fit your child with the proper size uniform.

For more information about KidSafe Karate, go to BGC-LNV.org, or contact KidSafe directly at 800-850-0800.