Boston Parks and Recreation Department News and Notes

Youth Umpire Training Program
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department invites teens ages 15 to 18 to take part in its Umpire Training Program beginning May 5. Participants learn to umpire in a hands-on, classroom environment and on the field throughout the spring with instructor Bill McCallum of the New England Baseball Umpire Club (NEBUC).
The Umpire Training Program provides a fun way for young adults to learn leadership, responsibility and accountability. Whether a high school athlete or not, becoming a junior umpire in a local Little League program offers teens a way to grow their self-esteem and gain experience in a fun, educational setting.
Upon completion of the training, participants are guaranteed summer employment through the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment working as umpires in the Mayor’s Cup Baseball Tournament and Boston Citywide Baseball League.
The classes will be held at the Boston Parks and Recreation Department headquarters on the third floor at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for eight weeks beginning May 5. Games will be at Moakley Park in South Boston.
This opportunity is open to Boston teens eligible for employment through the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment’s SuccessLink program. Candidates must turn 15 on or before July 6, 2020, and cannot turn 19 on or before August 14, 2020. Applicants must be full-time residents of the City of Boston.
The deadline for applications is Friday, April 24. In order to apply, applicants must first sign up at https://successlink-boston.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435683065 and select the umpire program. The second step is to fill out an application available by emailing program manager Charlie Conners at [email protected]
For a more in-depth explanation of this program and program expectations, please call (617) 961-3093.

FREE INDOOR GOLF CLINICS BEGIN MARCH 23
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is offering free indoor golf clinics at local Community Centers for both beginners and experienced players who want to brush up on their skills before they hit the links.
The clinic series is six weeks long with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. The first hour of each clinic is the Junior Session (ages 7 to 17), the second hour is the Adult Session (18 and up). There is a maximum of 25 people per session; all others will be placed on a waiting list.
Equipment is provided, but you may bring your own clubs. Clinicians are highly qualified golf instructors. To register, please contact the sites directly. The clinic schedule is as follows:
Mondays starting March 23
BCYF Leahy Holloran 1 Worrell Street, Dorchester
(617) 635-5150
Junior Session: 5 p.m.
Adult Session: 6 p.m.
BCYF Ohrenberger 175 West Boundary Road, West Roxbury
(617) 635-5183
Junior Session: 6 p.m.
Adult Session: 7 p.m.
Tuesdays starting March 24
Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston
150 Byron Street, East Boston
(617) 567-6626
Junior Session: 5 p.m.
Adult Session: 6 p.m.
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BCYF Charlestown
255 Medford Street, Charlestown
(617) 635-5169
Junior Session: 6 p.m.
Adult Session: 7 p.m.
Wednesdays starting March 25
BCYF Tynan 650 East Fourth Street, South Boston
(617) 635-5110
Junior Session: 6 p.m.
Adult Session: 7 p.m.
Colonel Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Clubhouse
35 Deer Street, Dorchester
(617) 288-7120
Junior Session: 6 p.m.
Adult Session: 7 p.m.
Thursdays starting March 26
BCYF Jackson-Mann
500 Cambridge Street, Allston
(617) 635-5153
Junior Session: 5 p.m.
Adult Session: 6 p.m.
Fridays starting March 27
BCYF Perkins
155 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester
(617) 635-5162
Junior Session: 6 p.m.
Adult Session: 7 p.m.
BCYF Quincy
885 Washington Street, Chinatown
(617) 635-5129
Junior Session: 5 p.m.
Adult Session: 6 p.m.
For more info, please contact Jennifer Widener at (617) 961-3047 or [email protected]

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