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Volleyball Skills and Drills

BUMP, SET, SPIKE! This instructional skills class will teach participants the basic skills, rules, and strategies of the fun and exciting game of volleyball through drills and games. All players will receive a t-shirt. Knee Pads are required. This program will be held at the Mounds View Community Center.



New Brighton Parks and Rec, along with Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, are excited to announce its partnership with GG Leagues to provide an eSports (virtual) league opportunity for youth and adults! Youth ages 8-12 and 13-18, and adults 18+ will have the opportunity to compete against their age category from the comfort of their home. Games offered include Rocket League (beginner and competitive, 1v1 and 3v3), Fortnite (solos and duos), Madden, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Participants must have a Playstation Plus, Xbox Live, Nintendo Online or a PC as well as the game they are competing in. Winter season occurs January 24 - March 18, and a winter season pass is $40 which will unlock all games offered during the season. 


“Kickers” Karate

This American Tae-Kwon-Do Karate class for adults, teens and youth ages seven and up is designed to teach participants self-defense, safety awareness and teamwork while increasing flexibility. Students will focus on developing the basic fundamentals of kicking, punching, blocking and defense techniques. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. 


First Aid/CPR/AED

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high-speed Internet connection. Once registered for the class, a link for the online course material will be emailed to you. Allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.


Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

This Red Cross certification program provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.


Water Safety Instructor Aid Program

The water safety instructor aid course is for youth ages 12 or older who have completed upper level lesson skills. This program focuses on youth leadership, self-esteem, responsibility, problem solving, communication, teamwork and early employment skills.

The program fee includes free CPR/FA/AED certification, over 32 hours of assisting with lessons, and an instructor aid manual. In addition, participants will have over 4 hours of private or semi-private classroom training with a Lead Water Safety Instructor, where students will learn how to assist teach lessons, interact with parents and students, and keep participants safe in the water.

After completion of the program there is consideration for employment. Volunteers must be 14, complete a minimum of 32 volunteer apprentice hours, and turn in completed teaching evaluations.

Before registering, contact Kelly (kelly.distad@newbrightonmn.gov; 651.638.2123) to check season availability and participant eligibility.


“Tenicity" Tennis Program

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Class Description: Learn the lifelong game of tennis in a fun, positive, and well-structured coaching program created by Tenicity. Players will develop strong fundamental skills for higher levels of play and be inspired by the learning environment. Both new beginners and those with prior beginner lesson experience are invited to join. Spots are limited.

Coaching Team: Tenicity's Tennis Program is led by former NCAA National Tennis Champion and top junior development coach, Harsh Mankad. Harsh has over 10 years of coaching experience and deep expertise in developing players, including to the Division 1 college level. His team of coaches comprises Varsity level coaches and players who are trained with the program's methods to provide a high standard of coaching. 


Make & Take Cooking Classes

Make & Take Cooking Classes are for ages 12 and up.  All materials and food are provided, along with step-by-step instructions and information to give participants the tools to cook each item on their own. Each participant will head home with a meal, treat, condiment, or other food item to enjoy later or gift to a loved one.  

Instructor Marilyn Hathaway RD is passionate about teaching others how to plan and make nutritious and delicious meals.  She believes everyone should have the opportunity to learn the lifelong skill of cooking. Marilyn received a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Minnesota and is a registered dietitian. She also holds two Master’s Degrees and has many years of experience working in management, healthcare, higher education, and human resources. Previously, Marilyn managed a division of ServiceMaster, a company that provides food services for large establishments including hospitals and senior centers. Some of her specialties include Norwegian Baking, canning and preserving, and cooking for various types of diet preferences.