Holland Township Parks & Recreation: HCT Parks & Rec News

Monday, August 25
Registration For Rocket & Flag Football Now Closed...Rocket & MS Cheer Still Open

Holland Township Recreation's Rocket Football and Flag Football programs are now closed.  Any possible late signups will be placed on a waiting list and will be placed if a spot becomes available.  Rocket Cheer and Middle School Sideline Cheer are still taking registrations.  For more information on all of these programs please call the Recreation Department at 616-395-0178.   

Friday, August 29
Middle School Cheer To Start on Sepember 2

Middle School Sideline Cheer is a new program being offered this year.  Students currently in 7th & 8th grades are eligible to participate.  Thsi program will feature an adult head coach with the team cheering for 8th grade middle school football games at West Ottawa.  The first set of practices will be Tuesday through Thursday, September 2-4, from 3pm-5pm at the multipurpose room above the gymansium at Macatawa Bay Middle School.  During the season practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with games on Wednesdays beginning September 10.  The cost is $80.00

Monday, August 25
Flag Football Meeting Announced - September 3

A Coaches meeting for the 2014 Youth Flag Football season will take place on Wednesday, September 3, at 6:30pm at the Holland Township offices located at 353 N. 120th Avenue (click the "Locations" tab for Google directions).  This meeting is also open to parents.  We will review rules, schedules, and additional items during this meeting.  Rosters will also be handed out that night.  Games will be played on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning September 15.

Monday, August 18
2014 Fall/Winter Program Information To Be 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 were delivered to area schools the week of September 1
  • 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 "Youth Football & Youth Cheer"
      • 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 Brochure
    • A more detailed brochure 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

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

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.