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Youth Athletic Programs

Youth Wiffleball *NEW*

This recreation team sport is open to all skill levels, competitive and non-competitive players.
Children are taught wiffle ball rules and skills as well as introduced to the game play.
This organized sport is lead by trained instructors from The Wifflot Inc.

Tuesdays | Sports & Rec Center
4:30 - 5:30pm | 1st-5th graders | $20rs/nr

Click here to view more information about our Wiffle Ball program

Parkour for Kids *NEW*

Run, jump, balance, crawl and roll into the new year with the Parkour Vault.
Overcoming obstacles is fun as well as physically and mentally beneficial for all ages.

K-14 | Saturdays | 9:00-9:50am
Haish Gym | $47rs/$52nr | June 16 - July 28
no class July 7

Horseback Riding Camp

In conjunction with "On Eagles Wings Equine Center" located in Kirkland, youth riding camps are offered in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Along with riding, students also spend time learning safety rules, how to groom and tack a horse, horse science, and body language. Riders learn western saddle and a balanced way to ride that enable them to continue in western tack or move on to English tack. There is a weight limit of 225 lbs for riders, per the Humane Society. Visit their website at for more information on facility and instructor.

9 yrs & up | Mon-Thurs | 3:00-4:30pm | $150rs/$160nr per session
On Eagles Wings Equine Center, 6135 Baseline Road Kirkland, IL

Session 1: June 25-28

Session 2: July 16-19

Youth S.A.M.A. Karate Of DeKalb

Learn discipline, focus, self-confidence, coordination, fitness, self defense and more through the study of karate. Classes are taught by Sensei Shannon Marbutt and his assistants. Parents...see page 20 for info on Adult Karate programs.
Belt tests, uniforms, and other equipment are available at reasonable fees payable to the instructor.

5-14 yr olds | Tues & Thurs | 5:30-6:30pm
$36rs/$41nr | Haish Gym

Session 1: June 5 - 28
Session 2: July 10 - Aug 2
Session 3: Aug 21 - Sept 13

Shooting Stars Cheer Lessons

Fun and spirit-filled prep classes teach cheer fundamentals in a supportive and non-competitive environment. Skills taught include facials, arm motions, vocals, jumps, flexibility, strength, tumbling, stunting and poms.

5 - 9 yr olds | Thursdays | 5:30-6:30pm
$48rs/$54nr | Sports & Rec Center | Jun 21 - Aug 2

Pom/Dance & Drill Team

Learn pom/dance skills through proper technique, style, and execution. Arm placement, floorwork, and flexibility are the focus of the class. Participant confidence is encouraged through peer motivation and positive feedback. Please wear black jazz shoes and comfortable clothing. Performance times/dates to be announced.

5 - 10 yr olds | Thursdays | 6:30-7:30pm
$48rs/$54nr | Sports & Rec Center | Jun 21 - Aug 2

Tumbling Lessons

Our tumbling classes teach a variety of skills including rolls, cartwheels, backbends, roundoffs, extensions, walk-overs, tucks, gaining momentum and proper stretching techniques for flexibility.

Tuesdays | Haish Gym | $48rs/$54nr | July 19 - 31

Tumble Tots: 3-4 yr olds | 5:00-5:45pm
Tumble I: 5-6 yr olds | 6:00-6:45pm
Tumble II: 7-9 yr olds | 7:00-8:00pm

Private Tennis Instruction

Learn and improve tennis skills in a structured and fun framework with individualized attention. Students develop proper technique in skills including groundstrokes, serves, return, volleys, placement and rally skills.

$30 per hour
Register/Schedule in person or over the phone at Haish Gym
Location: Coordinated with Instructor
Instructors: Rob Majerus/Laurynn Mize

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