Youth Sports and Fitness Programs

SUMMER SPORTS AND FITNESS PROGRAM INFO CAN BE FOUND IN THE 2017 SUMMER BROCHURE WHILE THIS PAGE IS BEING UPDATED. 


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

 


 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:

Instructor:

Fee:

 


 


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!!!

 


TThe 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.