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Youth Athletic Programs

Little Kickers Soccer

Little Kickers introduces young children to the game of soccer. Certified coaches design and direct drills to develop dribbling, passing, and shooting skills. No position, no field play, no keeping score, just lots of fun.

4-6 yr olds (boys & girls) | Saturdays | 9:00-9:45am
$40rs/$50nr | Sports & Recreation Center


Session 1: Sept 14 - Oct 19 Session 2: Nov 2 - Dec 7


Mighty Mites Soccer

Move your game indoors! Mighty Mites is designed to provide both soccer skill training and small sided game experience. Each meeting is divided into soccer fundamentals & skills followed by a soccer game consisting of two 12 minute halves. Instruction and coaching is lead by experienced soccer staff. Players are required to wear shin guards, and safety glasses (if needed).
7-9 yr olds (boys & girls) | Saturdays | 8:30-9:45am
$50rs/$60nr | Sports & Recreation Center

Session 1: Sept 14 - Oct 19 Session 2: Nov 2 - Dec 7

Youth Volleyball Programs

Using age-appropriate games and drills, our new volleyball programs develop fundamental skills in a positive and fun learning environment with a focus on technique, skills and rules of the game. Players are introduced to the basics and progress to more advanced skills.

Sundays | $40rs/$50nr | Haish Gym

Little Spikes Volleyball (K-3rd grade) 2:00-2:45pm
Mini Digs Volleyball (4th-5th grade) 3:00-4:00pm
Aces Volleyball (6th-8th grade) 4:00-5:00pm

Nov 3 - Dec 15


Little Hoopsters

Coed Instructional Basketball

Introduce your child to fundamental basketball skills including dribbling, shooting, passing, and rules of the game. Each week, athletes focus on skill development for the first part of the class, then participate in fun basketball games and drills. Little Hoopsters is great preparation for future league play with the District.

Saturdays | $40rs/$50nr | Sports & Rec Center

K - 1st Grade 8:00-9:15am
Sept 7 - Oct 26 | Nov 2 - Dec 21

1st - 2nd grade 9:30-10:45am
Sept 7 - Oct 26 | Nov 2 - Dec 21


Youth Basketball Skills Clinics

Get an early start on DeKalb Park District's youth basketball season! These six-week clinics are a great opportunity for your child to develop fundamentals in shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, rebounding and team play.

Sports & Rec Center | $40rs/$50nr

3rd-4th grade boys & girls: Mon | 5:30-6:45pm | Sept 23 - Oct 28
5th-6th grade boys & girls: Mon | 7:00-8:15pm | Sept 23 - Oct 28


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


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 www.oewequinecenter.com for more information on facility and instructor.

Location: On Eagles Wings Equine Center, 6135 Baseline Road Kirkland, IL

Youth Lessons
9-16yrs | Saturdays | 3:00-4:30pm
$150rs/$155nr per session

Session 1: Sept 7 - Sept 28 Session 2: Oct 5 - Oct 26

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.

Tues & Thurs | $54rs/$59nr | Haish Gym

Class Age Time Session
Tiny Dragons 3/4 yrs (must be potty trained) 5:00-5:30pm Sept 24 - Oct 29
Nov 5-Dec 17 no class 11/26, 11/28
Beginner/ Intermediate Kids 5-13 yrs (white, orange, yellow belts) 5:30-6:30pm Sept 24 - Oct 29
Nov 5-Dec 17 no class 11/26, 11/28
Advanced Kids 5-13yrs (green belt and higher) 6:30-7:30pm Sept 24 - Oct 29
Nov 5-Dec 17 no class 11/26, 11/28


Summer Karate Sessions:

Tues & Thurs | $36rs/$41nr | Haish Gym
Class Age Time Session
Tiny Dragons 3-4yrs (must be potty trained)
5:00-5:30pm Session 1: Jun 11 - Jul 11 no class 7/2 & 7/4
Session 2: Jul 16 - Aug 8
Session 3: Aug 27 - Sept 19
Beginner/ Intermediate Kids 5-13yrs
(white, orange, yellow belts)
5:35-6:30pm Session 1: Jun 11 - Jul 11 no class 7/2 & 7/4
Session 2: Jul 16 - Aug 8
Session 3: Aug 27 - Sept 19
Advanced Kids 5-13yrs
(green belt and higher)
6:35-7:30pm Session 1: Jun 11 - Jul 11 no class 7/2 & 7/4
Session 2: Jul 16 - Aug 8
Session 3: Aug 27 - Sept 19

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.

7 - 12 yr olds | Wednesdays | 5:00-5:45pm | $47rs/$52nr | Haish Gym
Session 1: Sept 11 - Oct 16 Session 2: Oct 23 - Dec 4 no class 11/27


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.

Wednesdays | Haish Gym

Tumble I: 3-4 yr olds | 5:50-6:35pm | $47rs/ $52nr
Session 1: Sept 11 - Oct 16 | Session 2: Oct 23 - Dec 4no class 11/25

Tumble II: 5-6 yr olds | 6:40-7:25pm | $47rs/ $52nr
Session 1: Sept 11 - Oct 16 | Session 2: Oct 23 - Dec 4no class 11/25

Tumble III: 7-9 yr olds | 7:30-8:15pm | $47rs/$52nr
Session 1: Sept 11 - Oct 16 | Session 2: Oct 23 - Dec 4no class 11/25

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