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Youth Athletic Programs

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
Session 1: Jan 8 - Feb 19
Session 2: Feb 26 - Apr 9

Mini Digs Volleyball (4th-5th grade) 3:00-4:00pm
Session 1: Jan 8 - Feb 19
Session 2: Feb 26 - Apr 9
Aces Volleyball (6th-8th grade) 4:00-5:00pm
Session 1: Jan 8 - Feb 19
Session 2: Feb 26 - Apr 9

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)
$40rs/$50nr Sports & Recreation Center

Jan 11 - Feb 15

Mighty Mites Soccer

Move your game indoors! Mighty Mites Soccer is designed to provide both soccer skill training and small sided game experience. Each meeting is divided into 15 minutes of 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). Registration includes a program t-shirt!

6-9 yr olds (boys & girls)
Saturdays Jan 7 - Feb 11
8:15-9:05am (6-7 yrs) | 9:10-10:00am (8-9 yrs)
$50rs/$60nr Sports & Recreation Center

Little Hoopsters

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. Program T-shirt provided.

Saturdays, Jan 7 - Feb 25

K - 1st Grade 9:30-10:20am
1st - 2nd grade 10:30-11:20am
$40rs/$50nr Sports & Rec

Youth Indoor Soccer Leagues

Sports & Rec Center
Boys and girls leagues U-10, U-12, U14

Winter League (Session 2)
Saturdays, Feb 4 - Apr 8 - 10 game session
Team Registration/Roster Deadline: January 20

Team Fee: $650rs/$750nr (10 rostered players)
Additional Players Fees (above 10 players) $30rs/$40nr per player See page 22 for Registration Process

Please Note: Teams must register with team fee and completed roster. Players must prove residency to receive resident rates. Additional player fees must be submitted in-person, mailed or paid via credit card over the phone one week prior to 1st game.

Recreational Basketball Leagues

This instructional, recreational league includes practice times as well as game play. Volunteers are needed to coach in all the boys and girls leagues. Games and practices are held at Sports and Recreation.

3rd - 4th grade 5th - 6th grade

3rd - 4th grade 5th - 6th grade

Player Fee: $60 rs/$70 nr

Registration NOW OPEN Registration after Nov 12th subject to waiting list and $10 late fee.

Player Evaluations: Nov 7-17 Basketball Clinics: Nov 21 - Dec 3 Team Practices begin: Dec 5 Games begin: Jan 7

Practices held between 5pm and 8pm (week nights) Games played between 9am and 4pm (Saturdays)

Lacrosse 101 & Jr. Stampede Lacrosse Clinics

Designed to introduce and teach the basic lacrosse stick skills of throwing, catching, dodging, scooping, and shooting to young players in a fun and engaging way through activities and games. No pads, kids use sticks and soft indoor lacrosse balls.

Saturdays | Feb 18 - Mar 25 | $40rs/50nr | Sports & Rec Center

Lacrosse 101 (K-5th grade): 8:15-9:05 am
Jr. Stampede Lacrosse (6th-8th grade): 9:15-10:05 am

Stampede Lacrosse Clinics 9th-12th grade

Designed for beginners to advanced level high school aged students. Drills in the fundamentals of lacrosse such as
throwing, catching, dodging, scooping, and shooting along with game scrimmages will be included in each session.
Information regarding equipment is available by calling the Sports & Rec Center, (815)758-7756.

Tuedays & Thursdays | 3:15-4:45 pm | Jan 17 - Feb 23

$50rs/60nr | Sports & Rec Center

This winter the Northern Illinois Stampede Lacrosse Club will embark on thier 2nd season! Learn more about Stampede League play, instruction, clinics in the Winter Program Guide.