Holland Township Parks & Recreation: Welcome

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Welcome to the Holland Township Parks & Recreation web site.  This site features information and updates on parks, programs and so much more!  For specific program information please click the appropriate program options listed below.  For Registration Options see the instructions listed below.  For web site directions please continue reading below...

  • Home Page...the official Home Page of the Holland Charter Township Recreation Department
  • Staff...Contact Information for the Holland Township Parks & Recreation Staff
  • HCT Parks & Rec News...Department News and Announcements
  • Calendar...Local Program & Special Event listings (See specific program sub-sites for more detailed calendars)
  • Locations...Google directions to all of our local program and area-wide sites
  • Forms, Flyers, & Policies...View and/or download various forms & programs, and event flyers
  • Registration Options...Mail-In, Online, and Walk-In registration option instructions
  • Links...listings of Community Partners
  • State & National Champions...listing of various state and national championship teams and players from HCT Rec.
  • Sports Concussion Law...information on the new Michigan concussion law

Holland Township Parks & Recreation Programs
Adult Slow Pitch Softball     Adult Volleyball    
Boys Baseball & T-Ball     Elementary & Middle School Dance    
Girls Lakeshore Area Little League     Girls Softball & T-Ball    
Girls' Youth Basketball & Intro To Basketball     Hall Of Fame    
Holland Community Aquatic Center     Lakeshore Area Youth Basketball League    
Local Business Program Options     Miscellaneous Youth Programs    
Safety Classes     Soccer Field Schedules - Fall 2014    
Youth Football & Youth Cheer    

Thursday, October 16
Fall/Winter Programs Begin, Some Signup Options Still Open

Several programs are now set to begin, have already begun, or still have openings.  They are as follows...

  • Girls Little Panthers Basketball begins with clinic on October 18 & 25.  Practices will begin the week of October 27 with games set to begin on Saturday, November 8 and Monday, November 10
    • A coaches meeting for this level of play will take place on Saturday, October 18, beginning at 10:15am at Great Lakes Elementary
  • Girls Middle School Panther Pride Basketball begins with pactices the week of October 20.  Games will begin on Saturday, November 1
    • All Girls basketball programs are now closed
  • Elementary & Middle School Dance began on Thursday, October 16.  Elementary team members practice at Mac Bay MS in the cafeteria (6:30-7:45pm) while the Middle School team practices at Mac Bay in the uoptairs wrestling room (6:30pm-8pm)
    • We still take registrations for both Dance teams until Thursday, October, 23
  • Adult Women's Volleyball will take team registrations until Friday, October 24.  The season is slated to begin with practices on Tuesday, November 4, and matches to begin on Tuesday, November 11
  • Snowmobile Safety class is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, from 5:30pm-9pm at the Riley St. Fire Station in Holland Township.  Spots still available




Tuesday, October 14
Punt, Pass, & Kick Sectional Results

The NFL's Sectional Punt/Pass/Kick competition was held on Sunday, October 12.  This contest featured local winners from all over West Michigan including 75 participants with boys and girls ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15 as of December 31, 2014.  The event was held at the West Ottawa High School South building

Results have been posted as well as additional information regarding the winners.  To view the results, click the "Miscellaneous Youth Programs" sub site listed below and then click the "NFL Punt, Pass, & Kick" tab listed to the left of that page.  Eight Sectionals were held this past weekend.  Only the top four winners of all eight Sectionals advance to the state final on December 7 at Ford Field in Detroit where the Lions will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Those results will be announced at the end of this week.

Thursday, October 2
Women's Volleyball Information Announced - Survey Request

Information for the 2014-2015 Women's Volleyball season has been released.  Click the "Adult Volleyball" sub site listed below for further details.  We did ask managers and players to take a survey for the upcoming season.  The survey link can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LNT5GLX.  Please take the survey so we can plan for the upcoming season.

Tuesday, September 2
2014 Fall/Winter Program Information Released, New Processes Unveiled

Holland Township Recreation has changed the process of our program information distibution process.  For years we have put together a single flyer highlighting our programs.  Due to rising costs as well as the desire to look for alternative ways to get our information out we are changing our distribution process and listing options.  Here is what we have in store for the distribution of our 2014 Fall/Winter program information...

  • Post Cards 
    • Instead of flyers we will be handing out larger-sized post cards featuring our individual program listings, only.  The post cards will be approximately 6"x9".
    • We would also list the registration options and contact information on these cards utilizing both sides.  Our intent is to really focus people on going to our web site for their program information and registration options.  It will be professionally done and we believe it will help make our department more efficient.
    • These cards will delivered to area schools during the first week of September
  • Web Site Listing
    • We will continue to offer a sub-sites listed on our web site for all of our programs.  Click the appropriate sub-site listing for specific information on each program we offer
      • Intro To Basketball, Girls Little Panthers Baskeball, Panther Cubs Basketball, & Girls Panther Pride Basketball listed under "Girls Youth Basketball & Intro To Baskeball"
      • Tiny Tacklers listed under "Miscellaneous Youth Programs"
      • Elementary & Middle School Dance teams listed under "Elementary & Middle School Dance"
      • Snowmobile Safety listed under "Safety Classes"
      • Adult Women's Volleyball listed under "Adult Volleyball"
      • Programs from Fabiano's Karate, The Soccer Stop, & Great Lakes Equestrian are listed under "Local Business Program Options"
  • E-Mail Blasts
    • Each school that we deal with will receive an e-mail from us that we hope they will pass on to their students' parents, via e-mail.  We will also e-mail information out through our Constant Contact service to lists that we have on file
  • Detailed Flyer
    • A more detailed flyer will also be listed on the web site, however, whatever is listed there will also be on each sub-site listing, too.  Click the "Forms,Flyers, & Policies" tab to view and/or download a brochure

Scholarship Application Information

The 2014 Recreation Scholarship Application is available on the Holland Township Recreation web site.  In order to obtain a scholarship for recreation programs you will need to review and fill out the 2014 form completely as well as supply the necessary documentation to support the application. The scholarship program now features the possibility of a 25% to 75% reduction in recreation fees, if you qualify. The scholarship program is for Holland Township residents, only! Programs coordinated by outside businesses or organizations are not eligible for scholarships. Only (1) one scholarship is required to be completed per participant for the calendar year. Download a copy of the Holland Township Recreation Scholarship form by clicking the "Forms, Flyers, & Policies" tab listed to the left of the Home Page.


Wednesday, August 21
New Michigan Sports Concussion Law

A new concussion law for youth participants, parents, and coaches is now a part of the registration process.  Parnets and participants must sign a concussion information sheet while coaches must now take a mandatory online concussion training test in order to volunteer coach for any youth activity.  For more information on this law please click the "Site Home Page" tab at the top of this page and then click the tab entitled "Sports Concussion Law" for all of the details

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Tue 10/21 star Elementary Dance Practice 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Macatawa Bay MS
Tue 10/21 star Middle School Dance Practice 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Macatawa Bay MS
Thu 10/23 star Elementary Dance Practice 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Macatawa Bay MS
Thu 10/23 star Middle School Dance Practice 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Macatawa Bay MS
Sat 10/25 star Little Panthers Girls Basketball Clinic - 2nd/3rd 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Great Lakes Elementary
Sat 10/25 star Little Panthers Girls Basketball Clinic - 4th/5th 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Great Lakes Elementary
Tue 10/28 star Elementary Dance Practice 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Macatawa Bay MS
Tue 10/28 star Middle School Dance Practice 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Macatawa Bay MS
Thu 10/30 star Elementary Dance Practice 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Macatawa Bay MS
Thu 10/30 star Middle School Dance Practice 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Macatawa Bay MS