Following is some information regarding registration and plans for the season.
Registration is open to girls in grades 2- 8. No previous experience is required to play. All girls are welcome!
The program fee is $125 for grades 2-4 and $200 for grades 5-8. The BGCRE provides sticks, balls, and great uniforms. Players only need to provide their own goggles and mouthpiece.
Practices days and times will be determined once teams and coaches are set. It is anticipated that there will be 2 practices a week for the younger grades and 2 - 3 per week for the older girls. Practices will usually be held at the BGCRE.
Games will generally be played on the weekends on Sundays at JBHS for home games with an occasional games at the BGCRE.
The varsity players from the Joel Barlow High School field hockey team will return this year to run early season clinics on the JBHS stadium field. Dates are still being secured, but look for clinics in late August and early September.
There will be a field hockey kick-off picnic on September 3 @ 6pm at the Boys and Girls Club pavilion. All the girls, coaches and parents from every level are encouraged to attend. Catch up with old friends and make some new ones. We will have a potluck style picnic, music, giveaways and some very exciting new swag at our apparel store.
Our program is a volunteer program. Coaches and leaders come from our own ranks and learn from each other. We need all hands on deck and have some spots to fill this season. Any parent reading this who is interested in being on the field and helping the girls in a hands on fashion should contact Amy Taylor @
We have never met a parent who regretted the decision to help coach. Don’t be shy. We need you!
Planning for a season of field hockey takes a lot of volunteer effort and the earlier that girls register the more time we have to plan. The more time we have to plan, the better experience we all have.
Nicole Dolcimascolo Meets Governor Dannel P. Malloy.
Nicole Dolcimascolo, the 2015 Boys and Girls Club of Redding-Easton Youth of the Year, went on to represent the BGCRE at the Connecticut Youth of the Year state competition on May 6th, where she met Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Nicole, a junior at Joel Barlow High School, won the title of BGCRE Youth of the Year this past April.
3rd Grade Winners Roy Krueger, Jacqueline Mininberg and Grace Jackson. Mentors Elizabeth Ashton, Andrew McGowan and Molly Healey
Fifty seven third and fourth grade students from Redding and Easton competed in the 9th Annual Boys & Girls Club of Redding-Easton (BGCRE) Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 28th at Joel Barlow High School. The event was organized by BGCRE Keystone Club members Elizabeth Ashton and Nicole Dolcimascolo.
Words selected for the competition were chosen by past event coordinators Melanie Ambler and Andrea McGowan. The words were arranged into three categories — novice, difficult and challenge. As rounds progressed the words got more difficult. The spelling bee was split into two separate competitions, one for third grade students and another for fourth. Each bee lasted about an hour and a half with a practice round to start where no one was eliminated.
As part of the Spelling Bee program, each speller was paired with a high school mentor. The spellers worked with their mentors for several months practicing words and playing games in order to make the studying process more enjoyable.
For the third grade bee, Grace Jackson won the top prize, Jacqueline Mininberg took second place and Roy Krueger took third. Molly Healy, Andrea McGowan and Elizabeth Ashton served as mentors to these students.
For the fourth grade bee, Wade Eubanks of Redding won first place for the word “unoccupied.” Ryan Yang of Easton took second place and Sean Salafia of Easton took third. Lia Bauer, Ryan Lutinski , and Reed Wilkerson were the students mentors.
First-place winners received a $75 check as well as a certificate. Second place received $50 and a certificate and third place received a trophy. All participants received a Spelling Bee T-Shirt and Certificate of Participation.
Thanks to all the participants including spellers, mentors, parents and especially Bee,sponsors: Party Depot, Dermage Aesthetic Center & Spa, Darien DDS, Fairfield County Bank, Adam Broderick salon & Spa, Redding Nursery and Ridgefield Printing who helped make the Spelling Bee a great event again this year!