Instill love of sports at an early age

By Schaumburg Park District

Start toddlers and preschoolers off right through a special Schaumburg Park District class that teaches a variety of sports.

Jr. Parent/Tot Super Sports helps youngsters improve simple motor skills such as catching, throwing, batting, shooting, passing, running and hand-eye coordination. Parents and children will have the chance to bond and connect while playing super sportsoccer, basketball, hockey, T-Ball, football and more. This is a great way to introduce children to future athletic programs at the District. Classes are available for children ages 2 to 3 and 4 to 6 and take place at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park  Road.

Upcoming classes include:

  • 4-6 years old |  6-7 p.m. Thursdays, June 18 through July 30
  • 2-3 years old | noon-12:45 p.m. Saturdays, June 13 through Aug. 1
  • 2-3 years old | 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 4 through Aug. 13.

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

 

Zumba available for babies and toddlers

By Schaumburg Park District

Get Baby moving this summer!Zumbini

Babies and toddlers ages 6 months to 3 years old may indulge in Zumba through Zumbini, a class specially designed to encourage development, socialization and movement.

Children will be introduced to music from around the world, and receive a Zumbini Bundle containing a songbook and two copies of CDs featuring music from the class. Zumbini takes place from 9:30 to  10:15 a.m. June 12 to July 31 at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. Cost is $100 for residents, $120 for non-residents and $50 for each additional child.

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Rock the badminton court this summer at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

Watch out for the birdie!

Children ages 8 to 14 may join in the fun of badminton—a popular backyard sport dating back to the mid-1800s. Grab a racket and learn the fundamentals of serving, receiving, smashing, clearing and dropping through skills and games at badmintonBadminton Basics Camp. Camp sessions take place at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road.

Upcoming classes include:

  • 1 to 3 p.m. | Monday through Friday, June 15 through June 19
  • 1 to 3 p.m. | Monday through Thursday, July 13 through July 16
  • 6 to 8 p.m.| Monday through Friday, July 13 through July 17

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

 

Spend the summer shooting hoops

By Schaumburg Park District

basketballSummer break is a perfect time to learn the game of basketball with the Schaumburg Park District.

Half Pint Hoopsters teaches children aged 6 to 9 the fundamentals of basketball. Participants will practice the sport and focus on improving skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork through drills and games. A class also is available for children ages 4 to 6.*

Upcoming classes include:

• 11 to 11:45 a.m. June 13-July 18, Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 N. Payne Road, Schaumburg

• 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. June 15-July 20, Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road

• 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. June 17 to Aug. 5, The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road (ages 4-6)*

• 11 to 11:45 a.m. July 25 to Aug. 29, Schaumburg Tennis Plus

• 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. July 27 to Aug. 31, Community Recreation Center

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

Swing into Summer with T-Ball

By Schaumburg Park District

T-Ball offers a great opportunity to teach tots the basics of baseball in a safe environment.T-Ball_SC

The Schaumburg Park District’s T-Ball classes provide children ages 4 to 6 the building blocks for success through improving hand and eye coordination. Young players will develop confidence as they learn the proper mechanics of catching, throwing, fielding, base running and batting. Teamwork and sportsmanship are among the main focuses of this active program.

Upcoming classes include:

  • 9 to 10 a.m. June 13-Aug. 1 at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road.
  • Noon to 12:45 p.m. Aug. 4-Aug. 20 at The Sport Center
  • 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. June 17 through Aug. 5 at The Sport Center.

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

 

Junior Soccer kicks off at Sport Center

By Schaumburg Park District

soccerLearning to play soccer is a blast  through the Schaumburg Park District’s Jr. Soccer program.

Designed for children ages 4 to 8, classes cover simple foot skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting as well as basic rules of the game. Lesson plans allow children to have fun while learning by hiding drills in games and using association techniques at each player’s level. The program also focuses on teamwork and sportsmanship. Upcoming classes include:

  • 2 to 3 p.m. June 12-July 31 at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road. Class is for ages 4-6.
  • 4 to 5 p.m. June 12-July 31 at The Sport Center. Class is for ages 6-8.
  • 11 a.m. to noon June 13 to Aug. 1 at The Sport Center. Class is for ages 4-6.
  • 5 to 6 p.m. June 18 to July 30 at The Sport Center. Class is for ages 4-6.
  • 10 to 10:45 a.m. Aug. 4 to Aug. 20 at The Sport Center. Class is for ages 4-6.
  • 11 to 11:45 a.m. Aug. 4 to Aug. 20 at The Sport Center. Class is for ages 4-6.

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

 

Sharpen swimming skills with the Barracudas

By Schaumburg Park District

Barracuda-SCExperience the thrill of competition and skill development by joining the Barracuda Swim Team at the Schaumburg Park District.

New swimmer tryouts begin June 1. Swimmers will be asked to get into the water and be evaluated by swim coaches. Competition levels are available for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced swimmers ages 5-13. Requirements for each level include:

  • Beginner: Must be able to swim 50 yards. Practices are 8 to 9 a.m. June 16-Aug. 13 at Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way.
  • Intermediate: Must be able to swim 50 yards in all four competitive strokes. Practices are 8 to 9 a.m. June 15-Aug. 14 at Meineke.
  • Advanced: Must be able to swim 100 yards of each competitive stroke continuously. Practices are 7:30 to 9 a.m. June 15-Aug. 13 at Meineke.

An option to compete with the USA Swimming Team also is available for skilled swimmers ages 5 to 18. Participants must have a strong background in training and stroke mechanics in all four strokes and a commitment to compete. Workouts are 3000-5000 yards a practice and take place from 6 to 8 a.m. June 15 through Aug. 14 at Meineke.

Returning swimmer registration for the Barracuda Swim Team begin 6 to 8 p.m. June 2 at The Water Works Family Aquatics Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.

For more information, call (847) 490-4515 or visit http://www.parkfun.com/programs/aquatics/barracuda-swim-team.

 

Keep tots active and healthy

By Schaumburg Park District

active totsA variety of classes are available this summer at the Schaumburg Park District to help both parents and toddlers stay active.

Toddlers in Action features music, tumbling and plenty of fun and movement. Youngsters will have a blast exploring tunnels, trying out balance beams, tossing bean bags and balls and playing with parachutes 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, June 15 through July 20 at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. Children and parents must wear gym shoes.

Another class, Wiggles, Giggles and Fun, will help stimulate coordination through art, music and play from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, June 18 through July 30 at the CRC.

For younger Zumba fans, Zumba Kids Jr. offers 4 to 6-year-olds the chance to socialize while participating in a high-energy Zumba party with fun songs, activities and games  from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays, June 13 through July 11 and July 25 through August 22 at the CRC.

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