Youth Programs

Registration is NOW open for Fall Activities

Recreational Activities for Special Needs Children  are now available to Montclair Residents through the Township of Livingston!

Please  visit for more information.


                                    The Ski Trip is back!

Wait - Listing only 

For grades 7-12

Our annual afterschool ski trip to Mountain Creek is back again! The buses will meet at  Montclair High School at 3:00pm with a strict departure at 3:30pm and return to MHS at 10:00pm. The trips are all on Thursdays and the dates are January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, and February 8th. 

~In the case of cancellations, we will add additional dates on subsequent Thursdays~

Here's how to register:

  1. You must register for the Bus first, login to your account at Click on 'Browse Activities" and under 2023 Fall Winter Activities, select 2024 Ski Trip for the grades that apply for your children and follow the prompts. The cost is for the Bus portion only and is $170. 
  2. After you have registered for the Bus, we will email you the link and pin to register with Mountain Creek for the ski and rental options.
  3. There are several different ski options available:
    1. All Access Season Pass: Pass with no restrictions. 
    2. Value Pass: Pass with some blackout dates.
    3. 5 Trip Lift Card = $179.99
    4. 5 Trip Equipment Rental = $159.99
  4. Lessons are included in all trips and are required for Beginners. 

The All Access and Value Passes prices varies but the lowest price is available until October 9th, 2023.


Mountain Creek is a fully cashless resort. They accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, debit, credit or gift cards for Visa, MC, Amex or Discover. In addition, they have a reverse ATM in the lodge. If you have any additional questions about Mountain Creek's amenities, please visit 

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-509-4915. 

2023-Skiing -Snowboarding.pdf



Basketball Skills & Drills Coed

Grades 2-5 Fee: $85

Registration starts August 1st!


A program for boys and girls in Grades 2-5 to learn the basic skills of dribbling, shooting, and passing techniques through drill play. Practices will be held at Charles Bullock School. Games starts Saturday mornings from January 6th, 2024 to February 24th, 2024. Practices are as follow:

Grade 2: Starts November 13th, 2023 Mondays 5:45pm-7:00pm

Grade 3: Starts November 15th, 2023 Wednesdays 5:45pm-7:00pm

Grade 4: Starts November 13th, 2023 Mondays 7:00pm-8:15pm

Grade 5: Starts November 15th, 2023 Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:15pm

Where: Charles Bullock School

Volunteer Coaches are greatly appreciated! 

Please wear sneakers, shorts, a T-shirt and bring plenty of water!

Cross Country Track

Grades 4-8 Coed Fee:$85

Registrations starts August 1st!


Test your skill against neighborhood townships on a recreational level in the Suburban Cross-Country League. Learn the basic skills of off-track running during the fall season to help build endurance and self-esteem. Participants will practice twice a week at Nishuane Park and compete locally at neighboring towns each week. 

When: Monday, September 11th, 2023 to November 5th, 2023 

Time: Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30PM- 6:30PM 

Where: Nishuane Park

Volunteer Coaches are greatly appreciated!

Please wear sneakers, shorts, and a T-shirt and bring plenty of water!


Suburban League Girls Volleyball

Grades: 7/8 - Fee:  $90

Join us this fall for girls 7/8 grade volleyball. Montclair Recreation are members of the Suburban Girls’ Volleyball League made up of recreational teams throughout Essex County. Teams will compete weekly throughout the season from September - November.

Participants must be registered for team evaluations through our community pass system.

Evaluations have been changed to Thursday,  September 7th at 7pm at Montclair high school (main gym)

Deadline to register for tryouts is August 25th   There is no cost to tryout.

 A Practice/Showcase is now scheduled on August 28 at 7pm for those who are interested.  

The cost to participate in Travel Volleyball will be $90.00 payable if your daughter is selected for the team.

Once selected to the team after evaluations, please make team fee payment online at or at the recreation office.

Game jerseys will be issued. Participants are to supply own knee pads and sneakers.

Team will compete home and away matches against surrounding townships of the suburban recreation volleyball league (Essex County)

Games and practices are held Tuesday/Thursday evenings 7pm – 8:30pm at Montclair High School.

For more information, please call us at the recreation office during business hours 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Suburban League Wrestling 

Grades 3-8 Fee: $100


Registration starts August 1st!

Learn the basics and techniques of match play to prepare for participation in wrestling matches. Participants will compete against neighboring townships on a recreational level. Participants must provide own head gear and shoes. Uniforms are supplied by Recreation Dept. Home matches are held at Montclair High School, away matches are at the neighborhood townships in the evenings and some Saturdays. 

When: November 13th, 2023- March 2nd, 2024

Time: Mondays & Thursdays Evenings (Beginners) 6:00PM-8:00PM

         Tuesdays & Thursdays Evenings (Advanced) 6:00PM-8:00PM

Where: Montclair High School Wrestling Room


In Town Flag Football


Division A Grades 3rd-5th  (Cancelled)

Division B Grades 6th-8th   (Wait-Listing)

Registration opens Aug 1,

Season runs from Mid-September- Early November

Games/Practices held Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm-8pm

at Kaveny Field.

Volunteer coaches are greatly needed to run program.

Apply online during registration.

No experience necessary.

Game jersey, flag belt and mouthguard will be issued.

Fee is $85.

Space is limited!!  

(Team requests are not permitted)

Register online at or at the Recreation office located at 205 Claremont Ave.

During business hours 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

For more information call the office at 973-509-4915

Girls Field Hockey

Grades 5-8

Space is limited!

Grades 3/4 information will be out shortly.

Rec MYFH League:
We are a recreational field hockey league run by volunteer parents in coordination with the Montclair Recreation Department.   

Our mission:
Develop young athletes to work as a team; build foundational field hockey skills, provide a positive environment for players to develop as athletes and leaders.  

Practices:  Tues./Fridays (7th & 8th Grade), Mon./Weds. (5th & 6th Grade). We are still waiting for permits from Montclair Township - but we hope to practice on Watchung or George Washington Field.  Practice shifts as we adjust for loss of daylight and field availability issues.  We encourage players to attend all practices but understand that conflicts do happen. Practice is from 6:00pm to 7:30pm (and will be adjusted for daylight and HS games).

Teams: There will be two teams of 7/8 graders, two teams of 5/6 graders. No team will have more than 20 players. Registration will need to be capped at 40 per section.  

Our games: Saturday / Sunday afternoons
Home games will be at Watchung field.  Away games will be within a 30-minute drive maximum on Saturday afternoons.  

Players Field hockey stick, mouth guard, shin guards which cover ankles (slightly different from soccer).  Players may also wish to have protective goggles.   Lots of loaner sticks available.  
Uniforms will be provided by MYFH!  We are very pleased to provide full uniforms this year (reversible racer back shirt and skirt).  Players will need to purchase at least 2 pairs of soccer socks (cover shin guards) – one pair black and one pair white.  

Please submit liability waiver form with check or at first practice.

Fees ($295/player)

Make check payable to Montclair Youth Field Hockey, c/o Kristina Rey, 215 Montclair Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043.

[email protected] 

Register online at Please complete this TeamSNAP form if your child will be playing field hockey with us in the 2023 Fall Season.   

LInk here -; You can pay directly via credit card or send check (all info in teamsnap form).

Sponsored by Montclair Recreation


In-Town Fall Baseball 

Grades 4-5 & 6-7

Fee is $85

Roster is Full!

Registration is closed

Join us for a 6 week program of developing skills for baseball. Participants will run drills and play simulated games to improve skills for the spring season. All players are welcome. Although space is limited.  Practices are held week nights on Thursdays at 6pm-7:30pm at Nishuane Park (and some Sundays) beginning mid-September - early November. Participants are to provide own gloves, cleats, batting helmet, and bats. Game jersey and hat will be provided.

Volunteer coaches are greatly needed.

Please inquire within the Montclair Recreation Department at 973-509-4915.

Coed Ultimate Frisbee

Grades 6 – 8

Space is limited!

 Montclair Recreation is pleased to offer a 7-week Coed Ultimate Frisbee program for all middle school boys and girls interested in learning and playing Ultimate frisbee. 

  • Season:Tuesday, September 12, 2023 – Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Practices:Tuesdays and Fridays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Anderson Park
  • Games:Sundays, 12:00 – 3:00 pm at Anderson Park
  • Cost:$75
  • Equipment:All players will receive a jersey and disc. 

Ultimate is an incredibly fun, competitive, non-contact team sport which mixes elements of football, basketball and lacrosse, substituting the ball with a flying disc (frisbee) and the referee with “Spirit of the Game” which places the responsibility for fair play and sportsmanship on the players themselves. 

This program combines practices and games to provide an opportunity to learn to play Ultimate frisbee, create new friendships, and ultimately have a great time!  Our goal is to develop players in a fun and constructive environment.  Players of any experience are encouraged to join. 

To see for yourself the incredible athleticism, beauty and joy of playing Ultimate frisbee watch this short video, This is Ultimate.

For questions, contact: [email protected]

To register, go to:




Montclair Recreation is offering the PAL/Suburban Basketball travel team try-outs for grades 6-8 for boys and girls teams.  The flyers are attached.  The QR code on the flyers has the registration information.

Please visit the PAL website for further information.