Youth Sports and Fitness Programs

 

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL LEAGUE

If you are a girl grades 1 through 5 and are interested in basketball, come out and join the Park District of Forest Park Girls Basketball League.  Intramural teams will be formed.  Practices and games will be scheduled after registration is complete and will be held between 5:15pm-7:15pm.  Fee includes T-shirt.  There will be no practice or games on days that school is not in session. (No class on April 4, 13, 18, or 20) PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!

Min/Max:                       10/30

Ages:                           Grades 1-5

Location:                      Field Stevenson School Gymnasium

Days:                           Tuesday and Thursday

Instructor:                     Park District Staff

Fees:                            R: $55/NR: $70

Code                            Dates                                                   Time

2312-3-1-0                     February 7- April 27                               5:15pm-7:15pm


TWEEN POWER CHILL YOGA- CO-OP WITH RIVER FOREST PARK DISTRICT

Tween Power Chill Yoga brings tweens and teens together to explore how Yoga can help them better understand and appreciate their changing bodies, relationships, and life on and off the mat. Yoga can help tweens / teens move through these often-challenging years and emerge with healthy ways to address stress and find balance. Blending physical strength-building postures, breathwork, and relaxation, this class helps empower and inspire self-awareness and body confidence.

Min/Max:           5/10

Ages:               9-12

Location:          Keystone Center, River Forest Park District

Day:                 Tuesday

Instructor:         Heidi Liecker, RCYT

Fees:                R: $72/NR: $90

Code                            Dates                                                   Time

2613-3-0-0                     January 31- March 7                              4:00pm – 5:00pm

2613-3-1-0                     March 14 – April 25 ( no class March 28) 4:00pm – 5:00pm


TAE KWON DO

White Wolf Academy of Martial Arts teaches Tae Kwon Do with influences from other arts to strengthen the Body, Mind, and Spirit.  Tae Kwon Do is great for increasing focus and discipline and lowering stress at school or work to leave you stronger, more coordinated and flexible for a healthier lifestyle.  Tae Kwon Do will increase your self-confidence and self-esteem making you more confident and successful. Self Defense is an important aspect of Tae Kwon Do. You will be taught to increase your awareness and gain the ability to confront any situation with exceptionally calm and clear strength and fortitude.

Min/Max:           5/20

Ages:               5-12

Location:          Administrative Building, 2nd Floor

Days:               Tuesday and Thursday

Instructor:         Chad Koch

Fees:                R: $80/NR: $90

Code                Date                                                     Time

2403-3-1-0         Jan 19 – Feb 14                         6:00pm-7:00pm

2403-3-2-0         Feb 16 – March 14                                 6:00pm-7:00pm

2403-3-3-0         March 16 – April 11                                6:00pm-7:00pm

2403-3-4-0         April 13 – May 9                         6:00pm-7:00pm


 TENNIS LESSONS (Ages 3-12)

Learn the fundamentals of tennis in a fun group setting!  Younger groups will focus on proper grip and basic strokes, while older groups will focus on racket face control, ball judgment, serving, receiving and rallying skills. Through challenging and exciting drills and matches, players will develop racket skills, coordination, agility and stamina.  Tennis rackets are provided for 3-5 year olds; players age 6-12 must bring their own rackets (tennis balls will be provided for all ages).

Min/Max:           6/12

Location:          Tennis Courts

Dates:              April 22-May 20    (no class 4/29)

Instructor:         Skyline Athletes Staff

Fee:                  R: $40/NR: $50

Code                Ages                            Time

2401-3-0-1         3-5 year olds                 8:00-8:45am

2401-3-0-2         6-8 year olds                 9:00-9:45am

2401-3-0-3         9-12 year olds   10:00-10:45am


AFTERSCHOOL DODGEBALL

Boys and girls will enjoy the running, throwing, dipping, ducking and dodging that are a part of this fun and popular age-old schoolyard game.  Children will learn the rules of dodgeball as well as strategies and techniques needed to play at a fast pace. Throwing accuracy, agility, and stamina will be emphasized. Players will experience individual challenges and team competition through drills and matches in a safe and supervised environment.  Soft balls will be used.

Min/Max:                       6/12

Ages:                           6-11 years old

Location:                      Front Lawn

Day:                             Monday

Instructor:                     SportsKids, Inc.

Fee:                              R: $25/NR: $35

Code                            Dates                                       Time

2327-3-1-0                     April 17-May 8               3:15pm-4:00pm


BEGINNING YOUTH START SMART GOLF

Come attempt different swings and putting techniques while using colorful golf equipment. Age appropriate instruction will be used to help understand positions. Challenging drills will add to this fun and instructional class.

Min/Max:                       6/12

Ages:                           5-8 years old

Day:                             Monday

Location:                      Front Lawn

Instructor:                     SportsKids, Inc.

Fee:                              R: $25/NR: $35

Code                            Dates                                       Time

2414-3-1-0                     April 17-May 8               4:00pm-4:45pm


MINI-SOCCER

This class is a great introduction to the sport of soccer.  Basic soccer skills such as running, kicking, passing and even game play will be covered.  Games will be used to incorporate the skills taught during class in a fun and safe environment.

Min/Max:                       6/12

Ages:                           5-8 years old

Location:                      Front Lawn

Day:                             Monday

Instructor:                     SportsKids, Inc.

Fee:                              R: $25/NR: $35

Code                            Dates                                       Time

2316-3-1-0                     April 17-May 8               5:15pm-6:00pm


GIRLS WINTER/SPRING 2017 LACROSSE LEAGUE (2ND-8TH Grade)

Be part of a youth lacrosse league exclusively for girls.  The emphasis of this program is to develop the girl within the sport of lacrosse.  The goals of the program are to understand the rules of lacrosse, active teamwork, sportsmanship and foster personal development in a respectful environment led by positive coaching.  The Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association has adopted the US Lacrosse “PLAYERS FIRST” ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT MODEL which means smaller fields and a smaller number of players.  Kids are more engaged, get more touches on the ball, and further develop their skills.

In the spring, IGLA offers two levels of league play: Pink and Purple.  Both are recreational, community lacrosse.  Pink teams practice once a week.  Purple teams practice twice a week and may travel for games.  If considering Purple, players must first attend a regularly scheduled assessment where participants are assessed on stick skills and game play.

 WINTER/SPRING IGLA PROGRAM LEVELS (based on the US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model)

Register at your local Park District.

League Uniform: IGLA pinny is required and may be purchased during registration at www.iglax.org

PINK LEVELS

 8U PROGRAM (recommended for all 2nd and 3rd graders) – 2 days per week for 8 weeks, one Thursday night 60 minute practice from 6:00pm-7:00pm and one Sunday practice and game (30 minute practice and 30 minute game). Sunday practices and games start between 12pm and 2pm.  A stick, hard  ball, goggles and mouth guard are required.

Max:                 10

Grades:                        2nd & 3rd Graders

Location:          Centennial Park (River Forest) or Priory East (River Forest)

Day:                 Thursday and Sunday

Instructor:         Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association

Fee:                  R: $200/NR: $225

Code                Dates                           Time

2326-3-1-0         April 6-June 4                See Above

(Thursday & Sunday)


10U PROGRAM (recommended for all 4th-5th graders) – 2 days per week for 8 weeks, one Thursday night 60 minute practice from 6:00pm-7:00pm and one Sunday practice and game (30 minute practice and 45 minute game).  Sunday practices and games start between 12pm-3pm.  A stick, hard ball, goggles and mouth guard are required to participate.

Max:                 10

Grades:                        4th & 5th Graders

Location:          Centennial Park (River Forest) or Priory East (River Forest)

Day:                 Thursday and Sunday

Instructor:         Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association

Fee:                  R: $200/NR: $225

Code                Dates                           Time

2326-3-2-0         April 6-June 4                See Above

(Thursday & Sunday)


 12U PROGRAM (recommended for all 6th graders and some 7th graders) – 2 days per week for 8 weeks, one Thursday night 75 minute practice from 6:00pm-7:15pm and one Sunday practice and game (30 minute practice and 45 minute game). Sunday practices and games start between 1pm-4pm.  A stick, hard ball, goggles and mouth guard are required to participate.

Max:                 10

Grades:                        6th-7th Graders

Location:          Centennial Park (River Forest) or Priory East (River Forest)

Day:                 Thursday and Sunday

Instructor:         Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association

Fee:                  R: $200/NR: $225

Code                Dates                           Time

2326-3-3-0         April 6-June 4                See Above

(Thursday & Sunday)


14U PROGRAM (recommended for some 7th graders and all 8th graders) – 2 days per week for 8 weeks, one Thursday night 75 minute practice from6:00pm-7:15pm and one Sunday practice and game (30 minute practice and 45 minute game).  Sunday practices and games start between 2pm-5pm.  .  A stick, hard ball, goggles and mouth guard are required to participate.

Max:                 10

Grades:                        7th and 8th Graders

Location:          Centennial Park (River Forest)

Day:                 Thursday and Sundays

Instructor:         Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association

Fee:                  R: $200/NR: $225

Code                Dates                           Time

2326-3-4-0         April 6-June 4                See Above

(Thursday & Sunday)


6U FUNDAMENTALS CLINIC (K-1ST GRADE)

Ready to start lacrosse?  Join IGLA this SPRING for a weekly one hour clinic for the younger lacrosse player. These clinics are exclusively for girls in Kindergarten through 1st grade that want to learn the FUNamentals of lacrosse.   The goals of this program are to introduce and develop basic skills for our youngest players using fun game and coaching techniques.

 6U CLINIC (recommended for all K-1st graders) – 1 day per week for 6 weeks, 5:30pm-6:30pm class which includes a 30 minute practice and a 30 minute scrimmage game. Sticks available and soft balls provided. No goggles or mouth required; however, recommended.

Max:                 10

Grades:                        K-1st grade

Location:          r Priory East (River Forest) 7354 Division St., River Forest

Day:                 Thursday

Instructor:         Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association

Fee:                  R: $130/NR: $150

Code                Dates                           Time

2326-3-0-1         April 20- May 25            6:00pm-7:00pm


SPRING BREAK

SPORTS CAMP JUST FOR KIDS!!!

SPORTSTERS CAMP

This camp introduces soccer, football, golf, T-ball, and more.  Our goal is for each participant to develop both fine and large motor skills and nurture his/her growth socially and emotionally through teamwork and good sportsmanship.  The bottom line should be physical activity and fun.

Min/Max:                       6/12

Ages:                           5-8 years old

Location:                      Veteran’s Stadium

Days:                           Monday-Thursday

Instructor:                     SportsKids, Inc.

Fee:                              R: $50/NR: $60

Code                            Dates                                       Time

2309-3-0-0                     April 17-April 20             9:30am-11:00am


The Park District of Forest Park is currently seeking applications for adult and youth tennis instructors for the Spring 2017 season. If you are interested in teaching tennis lessons, please send you resume with tennis instruction experience to Steven Thomas at sthomas@pdofp.org or call him at 708-366-7500 x 20.

The Park District of Forest Park has 6 full size tennis courts. One court is also lined for pickleball. Use of courts is first come first serve for public use. Group use requires permission and permit from the Park District of Forest Park.

The Park District of Forest Park is also proud to serve as the home courts for the Dominican University Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams. Dominican court usage schedules are located in the display case located on the south side fence (Harrison St between Hannah Ave and Thomas Ave). If you have questions regarding the use of the tennis courts, please call 708-366-7500.