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Recreation Commission

About the IHRC

Population Served: Residents of the Village of Indian Hill and Indian Hill School District, as well as students who attend Cincinnati Country Day.

Purpose of IHRC: The purpose of the Indian Hill Recreation Commission is to provide recreational opportunities and athletic programs for residents of the Village of Indian Hill and the students of the Indian Hill School District and Cincinnati Country Day School.

The goals of all IHRC Recreational and Athletic programs are as follows: 

  • To encourage community spirit and friendship,
  • To allow all participants an opportunity to participate,
  • To instruct participants in the development of their capabilities,
  • To build good character and encourage teamwork,
  • To develop and practice good sportsmanship,
  • To implement the principles of fair play,
  • To improve physical fitness,
  • And most importantly, to have fun!

For more information on any of our youth recreational and athletic programs, please reach out to Sarah Fink, Recreation Program Manager.

Contact

Sarah Fink

Recreation Program Manager

(513) 979-6212

Weather Hotline

(513) 979-6204

Call 9-1-1 and retrieve the nearest available AED

  • Camp Dennison Park (Restroom Building)
    7650 Glendale Milford Rd, Camp Dennison, OH 45111
  • Camp Livingston Park (Livingston Lodge)
    9350 Given Rd, Cinicinnati, OH 45243
  • Rangers / Village Administration Building
    6525 Drake Rd, Cinicinnati, OH 45243
  • MIHJFD Fire Station
    6475 Drake Rd, Cinicinnati, OH 45243

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Online Recreation Platform

The IHRC uses REC1 for our registration and online management platform. REC1 incorporates league management, volunteer management, activity management, and facility management into one efficient and easy to use platform that is both desktop and mobile device friendly. This new system is now our primary registration platform. To ensure that we have your families most up to date information, we did not transfer over households to REC1. We ask that you click the “Access REC1” button to visit the REC1 website and create your new account (please only create one account per household). 

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Recreational Sports

Baseball

Welcome to Indian Hill Recreational Baseball! We hope you find the information this site helpful.

Rec Baseball Age Divisions

Grade K and Grade 1 (open to Boys and Girls)

  • Teams will practice 1-2 times per week.
  • Teams will play a total of 7-10 games per season. Games will be played on Saturdays against other Indian Hill Teams.
  • Practices and games will be located at Drake Park.

Grades 2 and Up - Boys Only

  • Teams will practice up to two times per week.
  • Teams will play at least one game per week with a total of 15-20 games per season, depending on age.
  • Practice and game locations are TBD
IH Braves Baseball Academy

The Indian Hill Braves Baseball Academy (IHBBA) has been formed based on feedback from IH families that desire a higher level of baseball competition and development while maintaining an IH community-based program. 

Basketball

Welcome to Indian Hill Recreational Basketball! We hope you find the information this site helpful.

Rec Basketball Age Divisions

Rec Basketball is available to Boys and Girls in Grades 2-12

  • Grade 2: All 2nd Graders will play at 8ft baskets against other schools/districts within the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League (CPYBL).  It is a 10-game season, instructional focused league where score is not kept and has an independent referee. 
  • Grades 3-12: All 3rd - 12th Graders will ply at 10ft baskets against other schools/districts within the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League (CPYBL). All Recreational teams participate in a 10-game season with a season ending tournament. Athletic level teams will participate in a 20-game season with a season ending tournament. 

For grades that are eligible to play on a school team. You may try out for your respective school team. If you sign up for rec basketball and make the school team, Indian Hill Recreation will refund your registration fee. 

Athletic League

Athletic Level: For grades 4th-6th, there is an option to try out for an athletic level team. You must register and select that you are interested in the Athletic Level tryouts during checkout of registrationIt is highly recommended that your child attend both days to help the with selections. Our goal is to notify parents of athletic team selections within 48 hours of the last tryout date. All parents will be notified via email regardless of the result of their child. Please note, if your child does not make the Athletic Level team, they will automatically be included on a recreational level team. Reminder: tryouts are not mandatory for this grade; it is just an option. All players who don't wish to participate in the tryout will be included on a Recreational Level team.

  • Tryout Schedule
    • Sunday, October 1 at IH High School (4th Grade: 10-11 am; 5th Grade: 11am-12pm; 6th Grade: 12-1pm)
    • Monday, October 2 at IH High School (4th Grade: 6-7pm; 5th Grade: 7-8pm; 6th Grade: 8-9pm)

Field Hockey

Welcome to Indian Hill Recreational Field Hockey! We hope you find the information this site helpful.

2023 Fall Field Hockey Calendar 

  • June 12 - Registration Opens
  • July 15 - Registration Closes
  • July 16 - Waitlist Opens ($25 late registration fee)
  • July 31 - Waitlist Closes
  • Week of July 31 - First week of practice
  • Aug 19 – Anticipated Start of Games
  • Oct 14 – Anticipated Last Game (Jerome Play Day Tournament)
  • Oct 22 - Annual IHRC Coaches Dinner

 * Please note that this calendar is subject to change

Referees

All Field Hockey referee's must register and be trained through the OHSAA. Referees will need to register with OHSAA, attend a class for training and take an online test, and complete training course for concussion care. 

 CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OHSAA WEBSITE  

QUESTIONS?

  • If you have questions regarding Referee registration or training, please reach out to OHSAA through their website!
Rec Field Hockey Age Divisions

Field Hockey is open to Girls in grades 6-8. These grades will probably play as one group, though numbers may allow us to field multiple teams. 

Required Equipment

All athletes will need to provide their own equipment listed below: 

  • Stick
  • Goggles
  • Shin Guards
  • Mouth Guard
  • Turf Cleats or Running Shoes
  • Black Shorts
  • Two Pair of Soccer Socks (colors white and red)

Lacrosse

Welcome to Indian Hill Recreational Lacrosse! We hope you find the information this site helpful.

Rec Lacrosse Age Divisions

Recreaitonal Lacrosse is offered to girls and boys of all skill level in Grades K-6

Instructional Level Lacrosse

  • Grade K
    • Clinics are usually held on Saturdays or Sundays at Camp Dennison park.
    • Clinics will provide an opportunity to learn lacrosse in a very fun and light environment. We will NOT play any official games during clinics and our goal is to give all players equal training and attention.
  • Grades 1/2
    • Practices are 2 times per week at Camp Dennison Park.
    • Participants play a schedule of 8=/1 games against similarly experienced teams.

Youth Level Lacrosse Teams

  • Grades 3/4 & 5/6
    • Practices are 2 times per week at Camp Dennison Park.
      • Historically Boys have practiced on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
      • Historically Girls have practiced on Mondays & Wednesdays.
    • Games are played on the weekends.
Drills & Skills
Required Equipment

All athletes will need to provide their own equipment listed below:

  • Boys
    • Helmet
    • Gloves
    • Elbow Pads
    • Shoulder Pad
    • Stick
    • Cup (is needed for Grades 3-6)
  • Girls
    • The only equipment that is needed is a stick and goggles. Both of these are provided for the girls teams, providing your own is optional. 

Soccer

Welcome to Indian Hill Recreational Soccer! We hope you find the information this site helpful.

Soccer Trainer Host Families

The Rec Soccer program is busy planning for future seasons. We are generally in need of volunteer trainer host families for up to 9 weeks during the soccer season (partial season host families are fine). Hosts are asked to provide a private room, access to a bathroom and laundry, and share in family meals. We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from our past host families. If you are interested in being a host family, please send us an email at [email protected] 

Referees

CLICK HERE: IH Refereeing Tips

All of our referee's must register and be trained through the CHSS Soccer League. The Indian Hill Recreation Commission will then receive a list of eligible referee's to be scheduled for games. All referee's must register through CHSS at this link. Registration for Spring season Referees is now open. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH CHSS 

CHSS Spring 2024 Referees will need to complete the online course and test unless they received a grade of 70% or higher in the Spring. All Referees will also need to complete (1) in-person on-field class. Referees will also need to register on this website. Adult and youth referee registrations are below. All referees will need to upload their current concussion certificate during registration and choose an in-person class. See the concussion certification under the Risk Management tab on the website for approved concussion courses. Per CHSS, they honor concussion certificates for three years. 

QUESTIONS? If you have questions regarding Referee registration or training, please reach out to CHSS at [email protected]

In-person field classes:

  • March 9 at 3:00 pm
  • March 10 at 3:00 pm
  • March 13 at 4:30 pm
  • March 23 at 10:00 am
  • March 24 at 1:00 pm

Location:

  • Indian Hill Camp Livingston Park (Meet at the shelter)
  • 9350 Given Road Map Indian Hill, OH 45243
Rec Soccer Age Divisions

Instructional Teams: Internal league playing against other Indian Hill teams. 

  • Mini Clinic (ages 3-4)
  • Instructional 1 (entering in Pre-K in Fall)
  • Instructional 2 (Pre-K entering Grade K in Fall)
  • Instructional 3 (Grade K)
    • Only offered in Spring

Recreational Teams

  • CHSS League
    • Passers/8U (1/2 Grade)
    • Wings/10U (3/4 Grade)
    • Strikers/12U (5/6 Grade)
  • SAY North League
    • Kickers/14U (7/8 Grade)
    • Combined Minors 16U/Seniors 19U: (9-12 Grade)
Select Soccer Age Divisions
  • U7/U8
    • IHSA, Livingston Fields
  • U9/U10
    • FC Storm IH, Livingston Fields
  • U11/U12
    • FC Storm, merged player pool
  • U13/U14 and up
    • FC Storm, merged player pool

Softball

Welcome to Indian Hill Recreational Softball! We hope you find the information this site helpful.

Rec Softball Age Divisions

8U/10U/12U/14U

  • Rec Softball is Fast Pitch Softball for Girls in Grades 2-8. The girls will learn all aspects of the game and play in a local league including commmunities of Mariemont and Madeira.

Prior to 2nd Grade, girls can play in the coed T-Ball/Coach Pitch teams through our Rec Baseball program. 

Track & Field

Welcome to Indian Hill Recreational Track & Field! We hope you find the information this site helpful.

Track & Field Age Divisions

IH Rec Track & Field is open to Boys and Girls in Grades K-6.

Grades K-2

  • K,1st & 2nd grade boys and girls at 8:30 and 11:00 (Longest running event 200m, Field events are the Long Jump and Softball Throw)

Grades 3-4

  • 3rd & 4th grade boys and girls at 11:30 and 1:30 (Longest running event 400m, Field events are Long Jump, Softball throw, High Jump, and Shot Put)

Grades 5-6

  • 5th & 6th grade boys and girls at 2:00 to 5:00 (Longest individual running event 800m, and 1600m relay. Field events are Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, and Discus). 

Grade K thru 4 run in heats (based on gender and grade) and each runner receives a ribbon for his/her place in the heat. For grades 5 & 6, the top 6 finishers in each event receive an award. Each runner is entered in 3 events, usually two running events and one field event. Generally at the meets, boys do field events first, then running events. Girls do running events, then field events.

 

Volleyball

Welcome to Indian Hill Recreational Volleyball! We hope you find the information this site helpful.

Girls Rec Volleyball Age Divisions

Fall Girls Volleyball is available to Grades 3-8

  • Grades 3-8: All grades will play against other schoools/districts within the Cincinnati Premier Youth Volleyball League (CPYVL). All teams participate in a 10-game season with a season ending tournament. 

For grades that are eligible to play on a school team. You may try out for your respective school team. If you sign up for rec volleyball and make the school team, Indian Hill Recreation will refund your registration fee. 

Boys Rec Volleyball Age Divisions

Spring Boys Volleyball is open to 3rd-8th Grade

  • Divisions within the league are 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, & 7th/8th Grade
  • All grades will play against other schoools/districts within the Cincinnati Premier Youth Volleyball League (CPYVL).
  • Each team plays a 10 match regular season with a post-season single elimination tournament
Athletic League (Fall Season Only)

Athletic Level: For grades 4th-6th, there is an option to try out for an athletic level team. You must register and select that you are interested in the Athletic Level tryouts during checkout of registration. It is highly recommended that your child attend both days to help the with selections. Our goal is to notify parents of athletic team selections within 48 hours of the last tryout date. All parents will be notified via email regardless of the result of their child. Please note, if your child does not make the Athletic Level team, they will automatically be included on a recreational level team.

Reminder: tryouts are not mandatory for this grade; it is just an option. All players who don't wish to participate in the tryout will be included on a Recreational Level team.

Coaches

Volunteers are essential to the success of all our recreational programs! While the Village requires all coaches to be at least 21 years of age, please note that the required starting age is different for each league. Thank you for investing your time into the community! Coach registration is available under the Volunteer Opportunities Tab.

    For the safety of the children and to mitigate risk for you and the Village of Indian Hill Recreation Commission, it is MANDATORY that each and every coach (head and assistant) complete their Waivers & background check (once per calendar year), concussion training (once every two years), and SafeSport safety training (once every two years).

    QUESTIONS? For all questions relating to being a Volunteer Coach and registration, please reach out to Recreation Program Manager, Sarah Fink at [email protected] 

    Facilities

    All Facilities, when not otherwise reserved, may be used by persons in the community for unstructured recreational play on a first-come, first-served basis. All organized groups/teams conducting training, practices or games, must be approved for use following the guidelines set forth in the Facility Use Policy. All inquiries and reservation requests should be directed to the Recreation Program Manager.

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    With a population of around 6,087 people, it is technically a city but its life style over the years has remained constant, that of a quiet residential community. Indian Hill is located in Hamilton County, Ohio, just a few miles northeast of the City of Cincinnati.

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    6525 Drake Rd,
    Cincinnati, OH 45243
    (513) 561 - 6500

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