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Youth Athletic Programs

Check out our Zoom Hot Shots Sports classes for ages 2-6 and 6-13. A variety of virtual sport options are available each season!


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. Belt, tests, uniforms, and other equipment are available at reasonable fees payable to the instructor. These are NO CONTACT classes. Voted "One of the Best" Martial Arts programs in DeKalb County's Finest, as part of the Daily Chronicle Reader's Choice Awards.

Tiny Dragons (Ages 3-4: must be potty trained) January 19 - March 11 | 5:00-5:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays | Haish Gymnasium $72 IDR/$86 R

Beginner/Intermediate Kids (Ages 5-13) (white, orange, yellow belts) January 19 - March 11 | 5:30-6:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays | Haish Gymnasium $72 IDR/$86 R

Advanced Kids (Ages 5-13) (green belt and higher) January 19 - March 11 | 6:30-7:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays | Haish Gymnasium $72 IDR/$86 R

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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 | $50 IDR /$60 R Sports & Recreation Center West & East Gyms
K - 1st Grade 8:00-9:15am

1st - 2nd Grade 9:30-10:45am

Session 1: January 16 - February 27

Session 2: March 6 - April 17


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 | $40 IDR/$50 R | Sports & Rec Center West 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

Session 1: January 17 - February 28

Session 2: March 7 - April 18


Little Kickers Soccer

Little Kickers introduces young children to the game of soccer. Experienced 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 year olds (boys & girls) | Thursdays | 5:00-6:00pm

Session 1: January 21 - February 25

Session 2: March 4 - April 8

$40 IDR/$48 R per session | Sports & Recreation Center Fieldhouse


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 scrimmage 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 year olds (boys & girls) | Thursdays | 5:00-6:00pm

Session 1: January 21 - February 25

Session 2: March 4 - April 8

$40 IDR /$48 R | Sports & Recreation Center Fieldhouse


Youth Soccer

The DeKalb Park District is offering a modified soccer experience for the winter that adheres to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the State of Illinois. Be part of a team, learn new skills, socialize, be active, and have fun! Teams will practice once a week for about 1 hour. That time will be used for non-contact drills and skill development followed by an intra-team scrimmage. Teams are capped at 40 people. Players must or bring a light and dark colored shirt for each practice. Volunteer coaches are needed to help facilitate this program. Please note that per the COVID-19 guidelines, all players and coaches are required to wear masks indoors at all times, including while engaging in sports activities.

Youth Soccer Drills & Scrimmages

Saturdays | January 16 - March 27, No class on 2/20/21

Location: Sports & Recreation Center Fieldhouse Team and start time

U8: 8:00 -9:00 am $80 for IDR /$96 R

U10: 9:15 - 10:15 am $80 IDR / $96 R

U12: 10:30 - 11:45 am $88 IDR / $99 R

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