Children’s Athletics

Pee-Wee Bumper Bowling

Ages 2-5
Help your little ones learn the game and experience a family activity. All participants will be paired with 3-4 other children per lane. Bumper Bowling is the perfect way to introduce your child to a new activity with his/her peers. Please register at a Park District Office. This is NOT an instructional class.
Day/Time: Thurs., 10:00am-11:00am
ACTV#30320-A1 Jan. 17-Mar. 21
Day/Time: Sun., 11:00am-Noon
ACTV#30320-A2 Jan. 13-Mar. 17
Fee: $45 R/NR (Fee includes one hour of bowling, shoes, ball, award and lunch on last day)
Location: Laraway Lanes Bowling Center
1009 Laraway Road, New Lenox

STRIDER: Learn To Ride

Ages 2-4
Walker Country Estates Park
STRIDER Balance Bikes are industry leading training bikes that help children learn to ride on two wheels by focusing on the fundamentals of balancing, learning and steering without the distraction and complications of pedals. The STRIDER Bike’s simple no pedal design builds unbelievable confidence, eliminates fear because kids have their feet solidly on the ground, teaches your child to balance on two wheels right from the start and eliminates the need for a tricycle or training wheels. Participants must bring a helmet for class. Check out StriderBikes.com to watch a video and learn more about Strider Bikes.
Day/Time: Sun., 9:30am-10:30am
ACTV#32273-A1 Apr. 7-May 5 (Skip 4/21)
Fee: $36/R • $41/NR

T-Ball Time  

Ages 3-4
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
T-Ball Time will feature parent/child introduction in T-Ball basics such as base running, field positions, batting and sportsmanship. This class will have a lot of repetitive drills to introduce the kids to the game. Adults must participate with children each week. Please bring a mitt to class. Sign up your little slugger today!
Day/Time: Mon., 5:00pm-6:00pm
ACTV#30141-A1 Feb. 25-Apr. 15 (Skip 3/25 & 4/1)
Day/Time: Wed., 5:00pm-6:00pm
ACTV#30141-A2 Feb. 27-Apr. 17 (Skip 3/6 & 3/27)
Fee: $49/R • $54/NR

Super Sport Recess

Ages 4-6
Spencer Trail School Gymnasium
What kid doesn’t love recess? Each week your child will play and learn different sports, games or activities. Let them burn off some energy and sign up today!
Day/Time: Thurs., 5:00pm-6:00pm
ACTV#37327-A1 Mar. 7-Apr. 25 (Skip 3/28 & 4/4)
Fee: $49/R • $54/NR

Sports 101

Ages 5-8
Does your child want to begin playing sports, but may need to learn the basics? If so, these introductory classes, which are designed to teach basic skills as well as help the young athlete brush up on sport fundamentals, are the answer! Each of these classes will help them improve their coordination and large motor skills. Please bring a water bottle to class and a mitt for T-Ball 101.
T-Ball 101
Day/Time: Mon., 6:00pm-7:00pm
ACTV#30155-A1 Feb. 25-Apr. 15 (Skip 3/25 & 4/1)
Location: Cherry Hill School Gymnasium

Flag Football 101
Day/Time: Thurs., 6:00pm-7:00pm
ACTV#30331-A1 Mar. 7-Apr. 25 (Skip 3/28 &4/4)
Location: Spencer Trail School Gymnasium

Fee per class: $49/R • $54/NR

Lincoln-Way Area Youth Tennis Play Day

Ages 5-12
Lincoln-Way Central High School Tennis Courts
Come experience a one day family-friendly event for tennis players that just want to get out and play! We will offer stations with different tennis games for players to move around and try to win some prizes. This is a fun way to try out your skills and play with family and friends. Age-appropriate equipment will be available to use.
Day/Time: Sun., 11:00am-12:30pm
ACTV#32160-A1 April 14
Fee: $5 R/NR

Lincoln-Way Area Youth Tennis

Ages 5-14
Lincoln-Way Central High School Tennis Courts
Our play-based tennis instruction is designed for children 10 years and younger. Featuring the TAUTennis play format and using age-appropriate equipment and courts scaled to the size of players, this program makes the game more accessible by allowing kids to get involved right from the start. Players actively acquire tennis skills and technique by working with each other! Age-appropriate equipment will be available to use.
Ages 5-7
Day/Time: Sun., 10:00am-11:00am
ACTV#34241-A1 Apr. 28-May 19

Ages 8-10
Day/Time: Sun., 11:00am-Noon
ACTV#34241-A2 Apr. 28-May 19

Ages 11-14
Day/Time: Sun., Noon-1:00pm
ACTV#34241-A3 Apr. 28-May 19
Fee: $44 R/NR

Pickleball

Ages 7-12
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. This paddle sport was created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn. So, come out and enjoy the up-and-coming game Pickleball!
Day/Time: Wed., 6:00pm-7:00pm
ACTV#32302-A1 Feb. 27-Apr. 17 (Skip 3/6 & 3/27)
Fee: $49/R • $54/NR

Floor Hockey

Ages 7-12
Spencer Trail School Gymnasium
The Chicago Blackhawks have reintroduced kids to the game of hockey. Fast-paced and always exciting, floor hockey gives your child a great way to participate in an athletic activity. The kids will be divided into two teams to have 60 minutes of non-stop hockey fun.
Day/Time: Thurs., 7:00pm-8:00pm
ACTV#38390-A1 Mar. 7-Apr. 25 (Skip 3/28 & 4/4)
Fee: $49/R • $54/NR

Archery Class

Ages 8-17
Staff at BowDoc Archery are USA Archery certified coaches. All levels of shooters from total beginners to world class competitors are welcome. BowDoc Archery will supply all of the equipment necessary for class. They will have bows that fit the minimum age of 8.
Day/Time: Tues., 7:00pm-8:00pm
ACTV#32341-A1 Feb. 5-Feb. 26
Day/Time: Tues., 7:00pm-8:00pm
ACTV#32341-A2 Apr. 2-Apr. 23
Fee: $71 R/NR
Location: BowDoc Archery
18815 Wolf Road, Unit 4, Mokena

 

Hot Shots: Adult Tot Sports

Ages 2-4
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
Parents are an integral part of helping their tots develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skill activities focus on hand-eye and hand-foot coordination. Sports equipment and instruction are provided to help guide your child through an introduction to organized sports. Parents or caregiver participation is required.
Day/Time: Thurs., 5:15pm-6:00pm
ACTV#30300-A1 Apr. 4-Apr. 25
Fee: $44 R/NR

Hot Shots: Lil Dribblers

Ages 3-5
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
This program includes exclusively designed equipment tailored to enhance the basketball experience for each participant. The program challenges children to develop new cognitive, physical and social skills. In addition, each child will experience social interaction with children and adults in a fun environment.
Day/Time: Wed., 5:15pm-6:00pm
ACTV#32205-A1 Apr. 17-May 15
Fee: $55 R/NR

Hot Shots: Hoop Time Basketball 1

Ages 6-8
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
This class will build upon the fundamentals taught in the Lil Dribblers class. A slightly faster paced environment will be geared around competitive play, encouraging tactics such as attacking the basket and aggressive defense. Players should have basic knowledge of the rules and be able to dribble comfortably in order to succeed in the class.
Day/Time: Wed., 6:00pm-7:00pm
ACTV#32205-A2 Apr. 17-May 15
Fee: $55 R/NR

Hot Shots: Hoop Time Basketball 2

Ages 9-12
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
Players begin to develop more advanced skills such as various guard/post techniques, setting screens, moving without the ball and offensive spacing in this class. Defensive instruction includes man-to-man, denying the ball, help-line and boxing out. Players spend time developing their shot using proper mechanics to be effective further from the basket. Scrimmages are played every week.
Day/Time: Wed., 7:00pm-8:00pm
ACTV#32205-A3 Apr. 17-May 15
Fee: $55 R/NR

Hot Shots: Total Sports

Ages 5-8
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
This class features a new sport each week. Some of the sports taught and played include basketball, floor hockey, football, kickball, soccer and baseball. In addition, participants play many popular running and group games. Children have the opportunity to acquire new skills and develop confidence in games they have played in previous classes.
Day/Time: Thurs., 6:00pm-7:00pm
ACTV#38210-A1 Apr. 4-Apr. 25
Fee: $44 R/NR

Kids First Blast Ball

Ages 4-5
Spencer Trail School Gymnasium
Batter UP! Blast Ball is the introduction to baseball for 4-5 year olds. The game is very safe – it is played with a soft bat and ball so no glove is needed. Each player bats once an inning and no scores are kept. Blast Ball consists of one base and it makes a “honking” noise when a player steps on it. Major League Baseball recognizes Blast Ball as part of its campaign to promote the resurgence of baseball at the grass-roots level.
Day/Time: Tues., 5:00pm-6:00pm
ACTV#36676-A1 Mar. 12-Apr. 30 (Skip 3/26, 4/2 & 4/9)
Fee: $69 R/NR

Kids First Basketball

Ages 5-10
Spencer Trail School Gymnasium
This basketball program focuses on fundamentals, basketball games and game preparation. Players will be taught new basketball skills and safety techniques to make them game ready. There will be skills contests, championship games and techniques taught on shooting, dribbling, passing, floor spacing, basketball safety and sportsmanship. Kids will be divided up into groups based on age and skill.
Day/Time: Tues., 6:00pm-7:00pm
ACTV#32120-A1 Mar. 12-Apr. 30 (Skip 3/26, 4/2 & 4/9)
Fee: $69 R/NR

Kids First Indoor Track and Field

Ages 5-14
Lincoln-Way West High School Field House
Excellent coaches will focus on teaching outdoor/indoor sprints, hurdles, jumps, running and throws in a safe and fundamental way. The program consists of body balance techniques and speed, quickness and agility drills to produce a quicker and safer more powerful performer. A series of team relay races makes Indoor Track & Field fun and entertaining. Program concludes with an event championship series. Speed and quickness training helps for many sports.
Ages 5-8
Day/Time: Sat., 1:00pm-2:15pm
ACTV#36678-A1 Jan. 12-Feb. 9 (Skip 1/19)
ACTV#36678-A2 Apr. 6-May 11 (Skip 4/20)
Ages 9-14
Day/Time: Sat., 2:15pm-3:30pm
ACTV#36678-A3 Jan. 12-Feb. 9 (Skip 1/19)
ACTV#36678-A4 Apr. 6-May 11 (Skip 4/20)
Fee: $69 R/NR

Kids First Soccer Fundamentals

Ages 5-10
Spencer Crossing School Gymnasium
Feel the excitement of scoring a goal! Soccer games are played daily with instruction. Kids will have plenty of fun with Kids First experienced coaches teaching soccer techniques that give kids confidence and skills. Coaches will combine body balance and speed drills with soccer drills, making this program ideal for beginners to advanced players.
Day/Time: Wed., 6:30pm-7:30pm
ACTV#32111-A1 Mar. 13-May 1 (Skip 3/27, 4/3 & 4/10)
Fee: $69 R/NR

Kids First Soccer Games Only

Ages 7-10
Spencer Crossing School Gymnasium
Coaches will prepare players prior to games each session. Skills taught include first step directional movements, ball handling, passing, goal scoring, safety and many others. Teams will be selected by Kids First Coaches to be fair and balanced for best competition. A championship game will take place on the last session day.
Day/Time: Wed., 7:30pm-8:30pm
ACTV#32332-A1 Mar. 13-May 1 (Skip 3/27, 4/3 & 4/10)
Fee: $69 R/NR

Kids First Dodgeball

Ages 7-13
Spencer Trail School Gymnasium
We will play dodgeball games every day, ending with a competitive championship game on the last day of the program. This fun-moving sport will provide team competition and individual challenge matches on the court. Kids will have a blast running, throwing, dodging and ducking their way to victory while getting their bodies in shape. Super-safe dodgeballs are used! Kids will be divided up into groups based on age and size.
Day/Time: Tues., 7:00pm-8:00pm
ACTV#32120-A1 Mar. 12-Apr. 30 (Skip 3/26, 4/2 & 4/9)
Fee: $69 R/NR

Ultimate Beginner Volleyball 

Ages 6-13
Spencer Crossing School Gymnasium
This program is open to all boys and girls who are beginners and other players who want to review fundamental skills. Instruction will cover passing, setting, serving, spiking, team play and rules of the game. Skills will be broken down into simple steps and give players maximum ball contact. Games will be played every session, too!
Ages 6-7
Day/Time: Thurs., 6:30pm-7:30pm
ACTV#32213-A1 Mar. 7-May 2 (Skip 3/14, 3/28 & 4/11)
Ages 8-9
Day/Time: Tues., 6:30pm-7:30pm
ACTV#32213-A2 Mar. 5-Apr. 23 (Skip 3/26 & 4/2)
Ages 10-13
Day/Time: Thurs., 7:30pm-8:30pm
ACTV#32213-A3 Mar. 7-May 2 (Skip 3/14, 3/28 & 4/11)

Fee: $60 R/NR

Ultimate Volleyball Game Play

Ages 10-13
Spencer Crossing School Gymnasium
This program is open to all boys and girls who are looking to improve their skills in a game-like setting. Practice your skills of passing, setting, serving and spiking through game simulation drills. Play together as a team by learning in-game strategies by Ultimate Volleyball coaches. Show off your fresh skills in this new Ultimate Volleyball Game Play Program.
Day/Time: Tues., 7:30pm-8:30pm
ACTV#32213-A4 Mar. 5-Apr. 23 (Skip 3/26 & 4/2)
Fee: $60 R/NR