Youth Sports and Fitness Programs

 Flag Football League

Boys and girls ages 7 through 14 can experience the fun of flag football.  Teams will be formed and games will be played throughout the Fall.  There will be two divisions and teams will be made during the second week of play.  Fee includes t-shirt, awards and entry into punt, pass and kick contest.  The Park District is also accepting applications for parents that would like to coach.  PLEASE REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6.

Min/Max:        20/50

Ages:              7-14

Location:       Veteran’s Stadium, 7501 W. Harrison St, Forest Park

Day:                Friday and Sunday

Instructor:      Park District Staff

Fees:              R:$50/NR:$70

 

Code              Dates                                                                                                 Time

2315-2-0-0     September 8-October 22                                                               6:00-8:00pm


East Ave Lacrosse – Girls’ Fall Clinics

East Ave Lacrosse is an Oak-Park and River Forest-based lacrosse club focused on growing and improving the local lacrosse community.  We are excited to bring for the first time, our superior organization, programming, and coaching to the girls of OP-RF!   Our clinics this fall will be coached by an all-star cast led by the head varsity girls’ lacrosse coaches from Oak Park-River Forest and Lyons Township along with college and varsity players.

 

East Ave’s clinics create a fun and engaging experience that will help your daughter develop a love for the fastest-growing sport in the country!  First-time players and experienced veterans alike will greatly increase their knowledge of the game, advance their individual skills, and have a great time with their new friends. No experience necessary!

 

East Ave provides FREE EQUIPMENT RENTAL (goggles, stick, and reversible jersey) for all participants, upon request!  Please email your equipment rental request to info@eastavelacrosse.com.  Equipment rental requests may take up to two weeks to accommodate.

 

A major goal of this program is to build up a solid foundation of OP-RF-based athletes to compete in tournaments and leagues by spring 2018.
MUST REGISTER THROUGH RIVER FOREST PARK DISTRICT ONLINE OR AT THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING!

 

Min/Max: 8/40
Ages: Pre K-8th Grade
Days: Thursday and Sunday September 7th – October 22nd
Location: Thursdays at Centennial Park & Sundays at Ridgeland
Instructor: East Ave Lacrosse

 

 

Grade                          Time                                                    Fee                  Code

Pre K-K           (Sundays only) 1:30 PM-2:30 PM                  $80                  3911.215
1st-2nd                     Thursdays 5:00-6:00 PM                                                $150                3911.216
Sundays 1:30-3:00 PM
3rd-4th                      Thursdays 5:00-6:00 PM                                                $150                3911.217

Sundays 1:30-3:00 PM
5th-6th               Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM                                $175                3911.218

Sundays 3:00-4:30 PM
7th-8th               Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM                                $175                3911.219

Sundays 3:00-4:30 PM


East Ave Lacrosse – Boys’ Fall Clinics

East Ave’s park district clinics create a fun and engaging experience that will help your son develop a love for the fastest-growing sport in the country!  First-time players and experienced veterans alike will greatly increase their knowledge of the game, advance their individual skills, and have a great time with their new friends. no experience necessary!

 

East Ave provides FREE equipment rental (reversible jersey, stick, gloves, helmet, shoulder pads, and elbow pads) for first-time K-6th grade players, upon request. Please email your equipment rental request to info@eastavelacrosse.com.  Equipment rental requests may take up to two weeks to accommodate.
While separate registrations, this program is meant to operate in conjunction with the East Ave Fall Tournament Teams. For more information about East Ave Fall tournament teams, tryouts, and registration, please head to www.EastAveLacrosse.com or email info@eastavelacrosse.com.

A major goal of this program is to build up a solid foundation of OP-RF-based athletes to compete in tournaments and leagues by spring 2018.
MUST REGISTER THROUGH RIVER FOREST PARK DISTRICT ONLINE OR AT THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING!

 

Min/Max: 8/40
Ages: Pre K-8th Grade
Days: Tuesday and Saturday September 9th – October 24th
Location: Tuesdays at Keystone East & Saturdays at Percy Julian Middle School
Instructor: East Ave Lacrosse

 

Grade                          Time                                                    Fee                  Code

Pre K-K           (Saturdays only) 9:00 AM-10:00 AM              $80                  3911.205
1st-2nd                     Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 PM                                                  $200                3911.206
Saturdays 9:30-10:30 AM
3rd-4th                      Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM                                                  $200                3911.207

Saturdays 10:00-11:00 AM
5th-6th               Tuesdays 5:00-6:30 PM                                 $235                3911.208

Saturdays 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
7th-8th               Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 PM                                 $235                3911.209

Saturdays 12:15-1:30 PM


AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS AND NUTRITION (Fun with Football)

Join the Park District and SportsKids, Inc. for a chance to make new friends and learn to be healthier!  Are you ready for some football? This class will cover passing, catching and other football fundamentals.  This program also incorporates health, nutrition and fitness into a program that is fun for all.

Min/Max:         6/12

Ages:               5-8 years old

Day:                Monday

Location:         Front Lawn

Instructor:       SportsKids, Inc.

Fee:                 R: $25/NR: $35

Code               Date                                        Time

2305-2-1-0      September 18-October 9        3:15pm-4:00pm


BEGINNING YOUTH 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:         Veteran’s Stadium

Instructor:       SportsKids, Inc.

Fee:                 R: $25/NR: $35

Code               Date                                        Time

2414-2-1-0      September 18-October 9        4:00pm-4:45pm


INTRODUCTION TO ARCHERY

Learn the basics of using a recurve bow in a safe environment.  Targets and blunt-tipped arrows will be used.  A nationally recognized nine-step progression is taught.  Fun games will also accompany learning.  Bows, arrows, and targets are all provided for the class.

Min/Max:         6/12

Ages:               8-14 years old

Day:                Monday

Location:         Veteran’s Stadium

Instructor:       SportsKids, Inc.

Fee:                 R: $25/NR: $35

 

Code               Date                                        Time

2410-2-1-0      September 18-October 9        5:00pm-5:45pm


BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Boys in Grades 2 through 5 can experience the sport of basketball in the Park District of Forest Park Boys Basketball League.  Intramural teams will be formed by grade divisions.  Practices and referred games will be scheduled after registration is complete.  Practices and games will be held between 5:15pm-7:15pm for one hour each day listed.  You will receive a schedule at the beginning of the season.  This is a recreational league.  Please register early!  Fee includes T-shirt and award.  (No activity on November 7th, November 23rd and December 25th-January 5th).

Min/Max:         10/30

Grades:                       2-5

Location:         Field Stevenson School

Days:              Tuesdays and Thursdays

Instructor:       Park District Staff

Fees:               R: $60/NR: $75

 

Code               Dates                                      Time

2302-2-0-0      November 2-January 25                    5:15pm-7:15pm


YOUTH BASKETBALL SKILLS CLINIC

Every player, no matter their position needs to learn how to handle the basketball and develop skills to improve their game.  This clinic will teach the latest techniques to help improve a player’s ball handling, hand eye coordination, passing, conditioning, shooting/lay-ups off the dribble and sportsmanship.  We will provide a fun and safe environment for player’s to learn the game and improve their skills.

Min/Max:         6/12

Day:                Wednesday

Location:         Field Stevenson Gym

Dates:             October 4-October 25

Instructor:       Handy Johnson

Fee:                 R: $40/NR: $50

 

Code               Ages                           Time

2302-2-0-1      9-10 year olds 6:30pm-7:45pm

2302-2-0-2      11-14 year olds           7:45pm-9:00pm


 YOUTH TENNIS LESSONS (Ages 3-8)

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 6-8 must bring their own rackets (tennis balls will be provided for all ages).

Min/Max:         6/12

Location:         Tennis Courts

Dates:             September 16-October 14

Instructor:       Skyline Athletes Staff

Fee:                 R: $50/NR: $60

 

Code               Ages                           Time

2401-2-0-1      3-5 year olds               8:00-8:45am

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

 


edited 8/14/2017