Children’s Athletics

Flag Football League

Grades K-8 (2019-2020 School Year)
NEW AGE DIVISIONS!
Walker Country Estates Park
The recent success of the Chicago Bears is bringing football back to its place as America’s favorite sport! Flag Football is melded with valuable football lessons such as fair play and teamwork. Weeknight practices will focus on basic skills and game development. The Flag Football League consists of 5-on-5 games with players wearing flag belts that must be snatched by the opponent to record a “tackle.” Mouth guards will not be provided but are required to participate. They will be sold at the concession stand.

Volunteer coaches are needed to help run this program! There will be a mandatory coaches’ meeting before the season begins. Details regarding the meeting will be emailed to all of the coaches. All coaches will be required to submit a state-mandated background check. Check newlenoxparks.org for more information.

Games begin Saturday, August 17 and end Saturday, October 12 (Skip 8/31). Early start times and Sunday games may be scheduled if needed for make-ups.

Registration Information:
Registration begins Monday, May 13 at the Administration Building and Lions Community Center. You are able to register at any time during regular business hours.
Late registration begins Monday, June 10 with a non-refundable $50 added fee per participant.
Registration is not guaranteed as this league can reach a maximum.

NEW! Volunteer Information:
A volunteer fee of $15 will be added to your total.
Each family will be required to volunteer for at least one hour during the season. When this has been completed, you will receive a $15 credit to your household account.

ACTV# Division Grades Fee
72230-A1 Tike Kindergarten $99/R • $119/NR
72230-A2 Pee-Wee 1-2 $107/R • $127/NR
72230-A3 Youth 3-4 $107/R • $127/NR
72230-A4 Junior 5-6 $107/R • $127/NR
72230-A5 Teen 7-8 $122/R • $142/NR

*Fee includes jersey.
($15 volunteer fee is not included in the above fees)

 

Fall 2019

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. This is NOT an instructional class and a parent or guardian is required to stay during class. Please register at the Park District Office.
Day/Time: Thurs., 10:00am-11:00am
ACTV#20320-A1 Sept. 5-Nov. 7
Day/Time: Sun., 11:00am-Noon
ACTV#20320-A2 Sept. 8-Nov. 10
Fee: $47 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 Bikes-Learn To Ride

Ages 2-4
Administration Building
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 kids to balance on two wheels right from the start and eliminates the need for a tricycle or training wheels. Participants must bring a helmet to class. Check out StriderBikes.com to watch a video and learn more about Strider Bikes.
Day/Time: Sun., 9:00am-10:00am
ACTV#22273-A1 Sept. 8-Sept. 29
Fee: $38/R • $43/NR

T-Ball Time

Ages 3-4                    
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
T-Ball Time will feature parent/child introduction to T-Ball basics such as base running, field positions, batting and sportsmanship. This class will include a lot of repetitive drills to introduce the kids to the game. Adults must participate with children each week. Please bring a water bottle and mitt to class. Sign up your little slugger today!
Day/Time: Wed., 5:00pm-6:00pm
ACTV#20141-A1 Sept. 4-Sept. 25
Day/Time: Mon., 5:00pm-6:00pm
ACTV#20141-A2 Sept. 9-Sept. 30
Fee: $38/R • $43/NR

Kick Start Soccer League

Ages 3-6
Lions Den Park
This program cannot run without the help of volunteer coaches! Soccer provides your son/daughter the opportunity to have fun while learning the skills of running, kicking and teamwork. All games are one hour and teams will play one game every Sunday. The first day of the league will be a practice day only. After the first week, teams will practice for fifteen minutes before each game. Everyone plays! Game times are random each week. Team requests are not permitted. Registration begins Friday, August 2. Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 14 (this date guarantees T-shirt size).

Ages 3-4
Day/Times: Sun., 9:30am or 10:45am start times
ACTV#20303-A1 Sept. 8-Oct. 13

Ages 5-6
Day/Times: Sun., 12:00pm or 1:15pm start times
ACTV#20303-A2 Sept. 8-Oct. 13

Fee: $52/R • $57/NR
(Fee includes jersey and award)

T-Ball 101

Ages 5-8
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
Introduce your little slugger to the game of T-Ball! Build on basic skills previously learned in T-Ball Time such as base running, field positions, batting and sportsmanship. This class will go through repetitive drills to introduce the kids to new skills and lead up to a T-Ball game. Please bring a water bottle and mitt to class.
Day/Time: Wed., 6:00pm-7:00pm
ACTV#20155-A1 Sept. 4-Sept. 25
Fee: $38/R • $43/NR

Sports of All Sorts

Ages 5-10
Lincoln-Way Central Field House
Not sure what sport you like or want to try them all? This is the class for you. Each week your child will learn the fundamentals of a new sport or game. Class may cover such activities as soccer, basketball, football, T-ball and relay games. Teamwork and cooperation skills will be enhanced. Please bring a water bottle to class.

Ages 5-6
Day/Time: Thurs. 6:15pm-7:15pm
ACTV#20193-A1 Sept. 5-Oct. 17 (Skip 9/19)

Ages 7-10
Day/Time: Thurs. 7:15pm-8:15pm
ACTV#20193-A2 Sept. 5-Oct. 17 (Skip 9/19)

Fee: $51/R • $56/NR

Soccer 101

Ages 5-8
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
Introduce your tiny kicker into the game of soccer! Learn basic skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, defense, positions and sportsmanship. This class will go through repetitive drills to introduce the kids to new skills and lead up to a soccer game. Please bring a water bottle and wear shin guards to class.
Day/Time: Mon., 6:00pm-7:00pm
ACTV#20302-A1 Sept. 9-Sept. 30
Fee: $38/R • $43/NR

Lincoln-Way Area Youth Tennis

Ages 5-10                                                                  
Lincoln-Way Central High School Tennis Courts
Junior tennis has a whole new attitude. Certified USPTA Professional Cindy Heidkamp and her staff will work with players of every skill level of player. Students will learn the sport of tennis using age and skill-appropriate racquets, nets and tennis balls. Every player will learn the basics including grips, groundstrokes, volleys and serves. Students will also be taught areas of the court, rules of the game and scoring. Loaner racquets will be available at each class.

Ages 5-7
Day/Time: Sun., 10:00am-11:00am
ACTV#24241-A1 Sept. 15-Oct. 13

Ages 8-10
Day/Time: Sun., 11:00am-Noon
ACTV#24241-A2 Sept. 15-Oct. 13

Ages 11-14
Day/Time: Sun., 11:00am-Noon
ACTV#24241-A3 Sept. 15-Oct. 13

Fee: $58 R/NR

Pre-Season Fall Basketball

Ages 6-13
Spencer Crossing School Gymnasium
This fall league will give your child the opportunity to improve his/her skills before moving to the Recreational Basketball League. This league is designed for the player that just wants to get out and play. Each week a basic skill will be taught and then games will be played. This is meant to be a learning opportunity mixed with game play.

Ages 6-9
Day/Time: Wed., 6:30pm-7:30pm
ACTV#28333-A1 Oct. 2-Oct. 30

Ages 10-13
Day/Time: Wed., 7:30pm-8:30pm
ACTV#28333-A2 Oct. 2-Oct. 30

Fee: $46/R • $51/NR

Hot Shots: Adult Tot Sports

Ages 2-4                                                                 
Cherry Hill School Gymnasium
Parents are an integral part of helping their tots develop basic sport movements 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. A parent or caregiver participation is required.
Day/Time: Thurs., 5:15pm-6:00pm
ACTV#20300-A1 Oct. 3-Oct. 24
Fee: $64 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 will 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#28210-A1 Oct. 3-Oct. 24
Fee: $64 R/NR

Hot Shots: Volleyball Skills Clinic

Ages 6-12                                                  
Spencer Crossing School Gymnasium
This clinic includes instruction on all major volleyball skills including serving, passing, setting and attacking. Players will receive a solid foundation of these fundamental skills through fun and active drills, building up to team play. This class is for the volleyball beginner looking to understand the game and learn new skills. Knee pads are recommended.

Ages 6-8
Day/Time: Tues., 6:30pm-7:15pm
ACTV#22210-A1 Oct. 1-Oct.22

Ages 9-12
Day/Time: Tues., 7:15pm-8:00pm
ACTV#22210-A2 Oct. 1-Oct.22

Fee: $64 R/NR

Rookie Rugby

Ages 6-8                                    
Lincoln-Way Central Field House
Rugby continues to grow in popularity and is expanding to include first, second and third graders. Rookie Rugby is a non-contact program that will introduce rugby skills through fun activities and games. The program will be taught by USA Rugby certified coaches from the South Suburban Rugby Club and will be fast-paced and involve lots of running, passing, decision-making and teamwork.
Day/Time: Thurs., 6:15pm-7:15pm
ACTV#22159-A1 Nov. 7-Dec. 12 (Skip 11/28)
Fee: $50 R/NR

Rugby 101

Ages 9-13               
Lincoln-Way Central Field House
Rugby is one of the fastest growing youth sports in America. Rugby 101 is a non-contact program that will teach new and experienced players the fundamentals of the game while focusing on skills development and game simulations. This is a fun and fast-paced program taught by USA Rugby certified coaches from the South Suburban Rugby Club.
Day/Time: Thurs., 7:15pm-8:15pm
ACTV#27220-A1 Nov. 7-Dec. 12 (Skip 11/28)
Fee: $50 R/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.
Day/Time: Tues., 7:00pm-8:00pm
ACTV#22341-A1 Sept. 3-Sept. 24
ACTV#22341-A2 Oct. 1-Oct. 22

Fee: $73 R/NR
Location: BowDoc Archery
18815 Wolf Road, Unit 4, Mokena

Kids First Basketball Fundamentals

Ages 5-12
Lincoln-Way West High School Field House      
Let’s hoop it up! This basketball program focuses on fundamentals, basketball games and game preparation. Players will learn new basketball skills and safety techniques to make them game ready.

Ages 5-6
Day/Time: Sat., 2:00pm-3:00pm
ACTV#22120-A1 Sept. 7-Oct. 26 (Skip 9/21, 9/28, 10/12)

Ages 7-12
Day/Time: Sat., 2:00pm-3:00pm
ACTV#22120-A2 Sept. 7-Oct. 26 (Skip 9/21, 9/28, 10/12)

Fee: $79 R/NR

Kids First Indoor Track and Field

Ages 5-12
Lincoln-Way West High School Field House   
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 such as speed, quickness and agility drills and producing a quicker and safer, more powerful performer. A series of team relay races makes Indoor Track & Field fun and entertaining. The program concludes with an event Championship Series. Speed and quickness training will translate to many other sports as well.

Ages 5-6
Day/Time: Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pm
ACTV#26678-A1 Sept. 7-Oct. 26 (Skip 9/21, 9/28, 10/12)

Ages 7-12
Day/Time: Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pm
ACTV#26678-A2 Sept. 7-Oct. 26 (Skip 9/21, 9/28, 10/12)

Fee: $79 R/NR

Kids First Volleyball
Fundamentals

Ages 5-12                                     
Spencer Crossing School Gymnasium
Bump, set and spike it! This fun and instructional program will prepare players to succeed in volleyball. Our coaches plan strategic, preparation drills and games that will increase skills and safety through fundamentals. This program will include a volleyball skills challenge and championship volleyball game.

Ages 5-6
Day/Time: Tues., 6:15pm-7:30pm
ACTV#26674-A1 Sept. 3-Sept. 24

Ages 7-12
Day/Time: Tues., 7:30pm-8:45pm
ACTV#26674-A2 Sept. 3-Sept. 24

Fee: $79 R/NR