Qwik P.R.O.

Park Rec Opportunities

March 2016

Spring & Summer are on the way

Did you see that our spring and summer activity guide is ready? Make sure to go to the following link and check out some of the great new programs and events we have coming up this summer!

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Park and Rec Props

Congratulation goes to the following Park and Rec basketball teams and their placement in various basketball tournaments this season:

8th Grade Boys (Coach: Rob Van Craenenbroeck) – 2nd Place in Winona on Jan. 9, 2nd Place in Viroqua on Jan. 23, 2nd Place in West Salem on Feb. 6 and 2nd Place at LaCrosse Central on Feb. 13

7th Grade Boys (Coaches: Becky Oyen / Dale Simon) – 2nd Place in Brookwood on Jan. 30, 2nd Place in Holmen on Feb. 6, and 1st Place in their pool in Sparta on Feb. 13

6th Grade Boys Coaches: Ethan Van Laarhoven / Cory McLinn) – 3rd Place in Sparta on Feb. 6

5th Grade Boys (Coaches: Aaron Wurster / Josh Fortun / Mark Stuhr) – 1st Place in Melrose on Jan. 16, 2nd Place in Mauston on Feb. 13

Special Thanks:

Thanks to all the youth basketball volunteer parent coaches who put in a lot of time and effort to ensure that the Park and Recreation basketball players and program would have a successful winter season. Thanks to: Ben Chenault, Matt Wilson, Mike Turgeon, Paul Havlik, Eric Gowey, Steve Symons, Mark Endrizzi, Marshall Peterson, Jen Brown, Beth Nitti, Aaron Wurster, Josh Fortun, Mark Stuhr, Chris Helixon, Ryan Geister, Becky Oyen, Dale Simon, Rob Van Craenenbroeck, Kurt Mohr

Also, thanks to the many parents that are not listed, that have helped the main coaches. Your help is important and greatly appreciated.

Gym space

Now is the time to call and get gym space for your Softball, Baseball, Soccer and Basketball teams. The OMNI Center has spots open in arena #1 for you event.

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Where is Mark?

The Where is Mark photo from February was taken at the top of the Greens Coulee Park. Can you guess where March's photo came from? If you can, why not head out and enjoy the spoils of the park! Don't forget to send us a photo of you or your group enjoying the view so we can post it in our April edition of the Qwik Pro.

Player or Coach of the Month

If you see a youth player or a youth coach do something good during the course of a game, practice or even away from the playing area, please let us know about it and nominate him/her for “Player” or “Coach” of the month. We know a lot of good things happen during our programs and would like to highlight some of them. Send nomination to Kraig Koelbl, kkoelbl@cityofonalaska.com

Upcoming Programs & Special Events

Programs & Deadlines

Youth Softball Camp/Workouts:

Run by Mesa Heit, Onalaska High School Softball Coach.

Sundays, March 6, 13, 20 – 4:30-6:00pm at Onalaska High School.

Pre-Registration required. Register by Thursday, March 3.

Youth Baseball Camp/Workouts:

Run by Larry Swiggum, Onalaska High School Baseball Coach.

Wednesdays, March 9 & 16; Sundays, March 13 & 20.

Pre-Registration required. Register by Friday, March 4.

Private Personal Training

These training sessions offer all-around holistic athletic training emphasizing dynamic Olympic lifts, core functional strength exercises, and a complete focus on linear speed, power, flexibility, agility, and strength. Programs can also be individualized based off of the client’s preferred sport or weaknesses. Capabilities for video feedback and side by side comparisons help the athlete see which areas need improvement.

Instructor: Aaron Matuszeski, CSCS Ages: All Welcome

Three Sessions Fee: $50 Program #:2015.455
Six Sessions Fee: $89 Program #:2015.456
Nine Sessions Fee: $122 Program #:2015.457

Special Events

Tri-State Services, Equipment & Products Trade Show
March 23rd at the Onalaska Omni Center
9:00am - 2:00pm

For more information, an event schedule & to register for this free event visit our website

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Now Accepting Applications

Onalaska Aquatic Center

The search for summer help has began at the Onalaska Aquatic Center. Applications can be completed at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/onalaskawi/default.cfm . This application will remain open until either all openings have be filled or Friday, May 20th 2016.

About Us

The City of Onalaska Park & Recreation Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Onalaska through promotional development, maintenance of public recreation through enrichment opportunities, park lands, related facilities and the preservation of natural areas.