Improve tennis skills through lessons

By Schaumburg Park District

Tiny Tennis is designed for the true beginner to tennis.

Little ones will focus on motor skills and hand-eye-coordination through Tiny Tennis at Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1415 N. Payne Road. IMG_5561

Upcoming classes include:

  • 4 to 4:45 p.m. | Thursdays, April 23-June 11
  • 9:15 to 10 a.m. | Saturdays, April 25-June 13

Beginning stroke mechanics will be introduced on the forehand, backhand and serve.

Age appropriate equipment will be used. Classes taught on a 36′ court.

For more information, call (847) 884-0678 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Get children moving and grooving

By Schaumburg Park District

The Zumba Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans.

Children will rock with friends to age-appropriate music 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturdays, May 9-June 6 at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.

This class is all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to be yourself and dance like no one’s watching!

For more information, call (847) 490-7020 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Learn fitness basics before going to the gym

By Schaumburg Park District

Teach children the correct use of fitness equipment before letting them go to the gym.Schaumburg Park District Weight Training

The Youth Fitness Training Orientation will teach children how to use cardio and selectorized fitness equipment.

Upcoming classes include:

  • 10 a.m. to noon | April 25
  • 10 a.m. to noon | May 9

After successfully completing the fitness training orientation, teens may use the appropriate equipment at Schaumburg Park District fitness facilities.

For more information, call (847) 490-7015.

Summer camps keep children active outside of school

By Schaumburg Park District

Keep children up and moving when out of school through summer camps.dodgeball-days-11

The Schaumburg Park District offers a large variety of summer camps including soccer, flag football, baseball, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball and more!

The summer camp brochure was available in the Spring Program Guide and is also available online.

For more information, call (847) 490-7015.

Tumble into gymnastics with the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

Schaumburg Park District offers gymnastics programs for all ages.

Classes are available for children at the Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road. The classes are held Monday-Saturday.

Levels available include: IMG_9998

  • Parent/Tot
  • Tot
  • Jr. Gymnastics
  • Girls/Boys Beginner
  • Girls/Boys Intermediate
  • Girls/Boys Advanced
  • Tumble/Cheer
  • Team

For more information and class descriptions, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Teach little ones about sports

By Schaumburg Park District

Jr. Super Sports at the Schaumburg Park District is for the all-around athlete or child who wants to try different sports.IMG_5355

Children will stay active and work on balance, motor skills and hand-eye coordination while learning the rules of baseball, football, floor hockey, soccer and basketball.

The program focuses on a new sport each class and works on basic rules and mechanics while playing games.

Upcoming classes include:

  • 11 a.m. to noon, April 7-May 19 at the Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road. Class is for ages 4 to 6.
  • 2:45 to 3:30 p.m., April 9-May 21 at the Sport Center. Class is for ages 3 to 4.

For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.

First Lady challenges everyone to #GimmeFive

By School District 54

First Lady Michelle Obama is challenging everyone across the nation to #GimmeFive to celebrate the 5th anniversary of her Let’s Move initiative.

 

Dodge into the Spring Break Dodgeball Tournament

By Schaumburg Park District

Youth teams will compete for paid bids to the National Amateur Dodgeball Association Outdoor National Championships and the Spring Break Tournament championship.

Dodge, duck and dodge 10 a.m., March 28 at the Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road.

Youth division grades are based on the current 2014-2015 school year. Divisions include:

  • 4-6 grade
  • 7-8 grade
  • 9-12 grade

Games played approximately every four minutes. This is a NADA sanctioned event. All participants receive a T-shirt. Team prizes are awarded to champions.

Registration deadline is March 23.

For more information, call (847) 985-2143 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Learn the essential basketball fundamentals

By Schaumburg Park District

Children will learn the basketball fundamentals through the Big3 Basketball Skills Camp at the Schaumburg Park District.

Participants will learn fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, rebounding, defense, 1-on-1, footwork and team concepts.

Upcoming classes include:

  • 8-10 years old | 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays March 12-April 16 at Meineke Recreation Center.
  • 11-14 years old | 7:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays March 12-April 16 at Meineke Recreation Center.

Class will be led by Big3 Basketball co-founders, former Conant High School All-Conference Shooting Guard and current college basketball player, Robert Hudson and former Conant High School All-Conference Point Guard Aagam Shah.

For more information, call (847) 985-2143 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue!

By Schaumburg Township District Library

Who says fruits and vegetables can’t be fun? The Schaumburg Township District Library is offering interactive programs that teach children the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. Children will attend without their parent or caregiver, but adults must remain in the kidsZone during the program. Call (847) 923-3439 to register. Participants must be Schaumburg Township District Library cardholders.

Junior Fruits & Veggies to the Rescue! (ages 4-6)
Monday, March 2 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 10:45-11:45 a.m. in the kidsZone Craft Room

Fruits & Veggies to the Rescue! (ages 6-9)
Wednesday, March 4 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. or 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the kidsZone Craft Room