Children’s Athletics

STRIDER Bikes: Learn To Ride

Ages 2-4
Administration Building (Lower Level Parking Lot)
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.

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32273-A1 SU 4/25-5/23 9:30-10:30am $40/$45 5/9

T-Ball Time

Ages 3-4
Spencer Trail 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!

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30141-A3 M 5/3-5/24 5:00-6:00pm $43/$48
30141-A4 TH 4/29-5/20 5:00-6:00pm $43/$48

Summer T-Ball League

Ages 3-6
Walker Country Estates Park
Volunteer coaches are needed to help run this program! T-Ball provides your child the opportunity to have fun while learning the skills of throwing, fielding, hitting and base-running. Everyone plays! The first day will consist of a practice and meeting the team. After the first week, teams will practice before each game and will play as many innings as they can within the time allotted. Please bring a baseball glove and a helmet is required for batting. Only one helmet will be provided per game. In case of cancellations, the final make-up day will be Thursday, August 5 and Saturday, August 7. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 12. This date guarantees T-shirt Player requests will not be granted. Fee includes jerseys and hat. Children must be the correct age by 9/1/21.

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Ages 3-4
12146-A1 TH 6/10-7/29 5:00pm $71/$76 7/1
12147-A1 SA 6/12-7/31 9:00am $71/$76 7/3
Ages 5-6
12146-A2  TH 6/10-7/29 6:00pm $71/$76 7/1
12147-A2 SA 6/12-7/31 10:00am $71/$76

Summer Kick Start Soccer League

Ages 3-6
Walker Country Estates Park
Volunteer coaches are needed to help run this program and it cannot run without the generous sponsorship of Burns Photography! Soccer provides your son/daughter the opportunity to have fun while learning the skills of running, kicking and teamwork. Everyone plays! The first day will consist of a practice and meeting the team. After the first week, teams will practice before each game and will play a full game. Players must wear shin-guards. In case of cancellations, the final make-up day will be Friday, August 6. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 12. This date guarantees T-shirt size. Player requests will not be granted. Two times are listed for each division as the game times vary each week. Fee includes jersey. Children must be the correct age by 9/1/21.

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Ages 3-4
10303-A1 F 6/11-7/30 4:15 or 5:15pm $66/$71 7/2
Ages 5-6
10303-A2 F 6/11-7/30 6:15 or 7:15pm $66/$71 7/2

Basketball 101

Ages 5-8
Spencer Trail School Gymnasium
Come learn the fundamentals of basketball in this fun-filled basketball class! Drills will focus on ball handling, shooting, passing, defensive positioning and game situations. Players will be split up into groups based on their skill and size to ensure safe and competitive gameplay. Age-appropriate equipment will be provided so make sure to leave your ball at home! Children need to bring a water bottle to class.

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32331-A1 TH 4/29-5/20 6:00-7:00pm $43/$48

T-Ball 101

Ages 5-8
Spencer Trail 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.

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR
30155-A1 M 5/3-5/24 6:00-7:00pm $43/$48

 

Lincoln-Way Area Youth Tennis

Ages 5-14
Lincoln-Way Central High School Tennis Courts
Our play-based tennis instruction is designed for the next generation. Beginner players will use age-appropriate equipment and courts scaled to the size of players. Experienced players will work on refining fundamentals while focusing on drills and match play. Our 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! Players must bring their own equipment, water and hand sanitizer.

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR
Ages 5-8
34241-A1 SU 4/18-5/16 10:00-11:00am $61
Ages 9-10
34241-A2 SU 4/18-5/16 11:00am-Noon $61
Ages 11-14
34241-A3  SU 4/18-5/16 11:00am-Noon $61

 

Flag Rugby Clinic & Games

Ages 6-8
Liberty Junior High School Track
Rugby is one of the fastest growing youth sports in America. Sevens is a version of rugby that was recently brought back to the Summer Olympics and in 2021 the USA men’s and women’s teams will be favorites for Gold medals! This Flag Rugby Sevens League will include practice sessions on Tuesdays and games played on Thursdays. No experience is required. Kids will learn the fundamentals of rugby and have a lot of fun along the way. The program will be run by USA Rugby certified coaches from the South Suburban Rugby Club. Parents are encouraged to volunteer and coach the players within the team (no prior knowledge to Rugby is needed as training will be provided).

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR
12159-A1 TU/TH 5/25-6/24  5:30-6:30pm $50

Ultimate Beginner Volleyball Class

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!

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR
Ages 6-7
32210-A1 M 4/12-5/17  6:30-7:30pm $70
Ages 9-10
32210-A2 TU 4/13-5/18 6:30-7:30pm $70
Ages 10-13
32210-A3 M 4/12-5/17 7:30-8:30pm $70

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.

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32210-A4 TU 4/13-5/18 7:30-8:30pm $70

Kids First Blast Ball

Ages 4-5
Spencer Trail School Gymnasium
Batter up! Blast Ball is an introduction to baseball. 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.

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR
36676-A1 W  5/5-5/26 5:00-6:15pm $81

Kids First Basketball Fundamentals

Ages 5-10
Spencer Trail School Gymnasium
This basketball program focuses on fundamentals, game preparation and basketball games. 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.

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32120-A3* SA 5/1-5/29 2:00-3:00pm $81
*A3 session is located at Lions Den Park

 

Kids First Soccer Fundamentals

Ages 5-10
Spencer Trail 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.

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32111-A2 TU 5/4-5/25 5:00-6:15pm $81

Kids First Track and Field

Ages 5-14
Lions Den Park
Coaches will focus on teaching outdoor 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 Track & Field fun and entertaining. Program concludes with an event championship series. Speed and quickness training help for many sports. Kids will be divided up into groups based on age and ability.

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR
36678-A1 SA 5/1-5/29 1:00-2:00pm $81

Kids First Flag Football Fundamentals

Ages 6-12
Spencer Trail School Gymnasium
Are you ready for some football? Combining flag football fundamental preparation with flag football games. Coaches will teach football techniques with body balance and safety positioning, giving a player confidence to enjoy the game of football. The first two weeks are dedicated to understanding the game through team competitive drills of how to play various positions. Flag Football games will be played once the coach feels everyone is ready to play. A championship game will conclude the program.

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32122-A2 TU 5/4-5/25 5:00-6:15pm $81

Kids First Baseball Fundamentals

Ages 6-12
Spencer Trail School Gymnasium
This baseball program prepares and challenges all players through fun and competitive drills to develop skills that will maximize your player’s potential. Players will experience drills in, batting, fielding, pitching, base running and throwing. Kids will be divided up into groups based on age and skill.

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR
36677-A1 W 5/5-5/26 6:15-7:30pm $81

Summer 2021 Children’s Athletics

Soccer Shots           

Ages 2-8
Fieldstone Park
Soccer Shots is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Our age-appropriate curriculum is written by educational and soccer professionals, which allows for a positive learning environment. Through fun games and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.

 

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR
Mini: Ages 2-3​
12170-A1 TU 6/15-7/20 4:30-5:00pm $84/$89
Classic:  Ages 4-5
12170-A2 TU  6/15-7/20 5:00-5:45pm $84/$89
Premier:  Ages 6-9
12170-A3 TU 6/15-7/20 5:45-6:30pm $84/$89


Lil’ Sluggers

Ages 3-6
Walker Country Estates Park
Sign your little slugger up to improve his/her basics of T-Ball and socialization in a non-competitive environment. This instructional program will teach the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, hitting and socialization in an athletic setting. Please bring a baseball mitt with your child’s name on it.

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR
12148-A1 M 6/14-7/5 4:30-5:30pm $45/$50
12148-A2 M 6/14-7/5 5:30-6:30pm $45/$50
12148-A3 W 6/16-7/7 4:30-5:30pm $45/$50
12148-A4  W 6/16-7/7 5:30-6:30pm $45/$50
12148-B1   M 7/12-8/2 4:30-5:30pm $45/$50
12148-B2  M 7/12-8/2 5:30-6:30pm $45/$50
12148-B3 W 7/14-8/4 4:30-5:30pm $45/$50
12148-B4  W 7/14-8/4 5:30-6:30pm $45/$50


Fall Kick Start Soccer League

Ages 3-6
Lions Den Park
Soccer provides your son/daughter the opportunity to have fun while learning the skills of running, kicking and teamwork. Everyone plays! The first day will consist of a practice and meeting the team. After the first week, teams will practice for ten-minutes before playing a thirty-minute game with a five-minute halftime. This program cannot run without the help from our volunteer coaches, so consider helping this season! In case of cancellations, the final make-up day will be Saturday, October 2. Game times are random each week and player/team requests are not permitted. Players must wear shin-guards. Registration deadline is Monday, July 12. This date guarantees T-shirt size. Fee includes jersey.

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR Skip Dates
Ages 3-4
20303-A1 SA 8/14-9/25 9:00-9:45am
10:15-11:00am
$57/$62 9/4
Ages 5-6
20303-A2 SA 8/14-9/25 11:30am-12:15pm
12:45-1:15pm
$57/$62 9/4


Preseason Flag Football Class

Ages 6-14
Walker Country Estates Park
The Preseason Flag Football Class will give your child the opportunity to improve his/her skills before moving to the Recreational Flag Football League. Each week a basic skill will be taught to prepare your child to play a full 5-on-5 Flag Football game. Older age groups will learn advanced skills to bring them to the next level for their upcoming season.

Activity Day Date Times  R/NR
Ages 6-8
10238-A1  M 6/14-7/5 6:30-7:30pm $45/$50
Ages 9-11
10238-A2   W 6/16-7/7 6:30-7:30pm $45/$50
Ages 12-14
10238-A3   M 7/12-8/2 6:30-7:30pm $45/$50


Archery Class

Ages 8-17
Whether you are brand new to archery or an experienced shooter, come out and enjoy four sessions of archery fun. You will learn safety, proper technique and form and shooting etiquette. There will be a lot of shooting in these sessions with shooting games and competitions mixed in. Staff at BowDoc Archery are USA Archery certified coaches. All levels of shooters are welcome from total beginners to experienced archers. BowDoc Archery will supply all of the equipment necessary for class.

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12341-A1 TU 6/8-6/29 7:00-8:00pm $75/$80
Location:      BowDoc Archer 18815 Wolf Road, Unit 4, Mokena


Kids First Baseball 

Ages 5-12
Walker Country Estates Park
Kids First Baseball prepares and challenges all players through fun, competitive baseball drills and games that will maximize player potential. Program offers position training, batting techniques, body balance, throwing, fielding, base running and sportsmanship.

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Ages 5-6
12547-A1   SU   6/20-7/18 9:00-10:15am $82/$87 7/4
Ages 7-12
12547-A2   SU 6/20-7/18 10:15-11:30am $82/$87 7/4

 

Kids First Track & Field

Ages 6-13
Lions Den Park
Coaches will focus on teaching sprints, hurdles, jumps, distance running and throws in a safe and fundamental way in this program. Fundamentals taught in class will build the foundation for a quicker, safer and stronger performer. A wide variety of timed events will take place daily concluding with an event championship series on the final day.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
12551-A1  TU 6/8-6/29 4:00-5:15pm $82/$87
12551-A2 M 7/5-7/26 4:00-5:15pm $82/$87

 

Kids First Girls Softball

Ages 7-12
Walker Country Estates Park
Kids First Softball challenges all players through fun, competitive drills and games that will maximize player potential. Program offers position training, batting techniques, body balance, throwing, fielding, base running and sportsmanship. This program includes a softball skills competition in pitching, hitting, fielding and running and a championship softball game.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR Skip Dates
13120-A1 SU 6/20-7/18 11:30am-12:45pm $82/$87 7/4

 

Kids First Basketball 

Ages 8-12
Spencer Park Basketball Court
Coaches will focus on the fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing, defense, speed and quickness. The class will also include a skills contest and championship game! Players will learn new basketball skills and safety practices to make them game ready. Shooting at a basket will be limited for younger players as drills will focus on shooting technique.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
12542-A1   M  7/5-7/26 5:30-6:45pm $82/$87